The Candle*** HVS 5b
[Me on my first HVS, The Candle , 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A mini classic. Move up Candle Crack and step right at a small overhang. Use a flake to pull over the small overhang to reach a ledge and then climb the front of the buttress to finish. A direct start up the lower face of the buttress to the overlap is 5c. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Allan Austin Classics.

Photo: Me on my first HVS, The Candle © gcandlin
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 126 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Jim, Roger

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with robin, jim

Hidden - Lead - Jun/15

James_Kendal - 2nd - 21/Apr/15 with Gavin

A committing but well protected step across. Nice moves, and not really /that/ hard.
gav - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with James (KMC)

Paul Baxter - 2nd - 21/Mar/15

Matt Amos - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/15

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/15

Danny Crump - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with Rob

jedster1111 - 2nd - 15/Mar/15

dandry - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Jed Thomson

bwestwood - Lead - 12/Mar/15

paulwaterhouse - 2nd - 12/Mar/15

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/May/14

aerobiee - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/14 with Fiona Thexton

EvLeYe - TR O/S - 27/Apr/14

joeflan - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/14

Shaw Brown - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Ian Bradley

Didn't pay attention to route description and tried to go over bulge direct. I failed little fall then rest and climbed the actual route no bother.
freemanTom - Lead dog - 14/Sep/13 with Jason Wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

GPN - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/13

Chris1234H - TR O/S - 15/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

Mackinclimb - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

SarahMae - 12/May/12 with Neil

arrang - Lead O/S - May/12

arrang - Lead O/S - 2012

Tom Keaveny - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/11 with Olly Roberts

Seconded before.
ollyroberts - Lead rpt - 14/Nov/11 with Tom

gw3285 - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

augustus trout - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/11 with Carolyn Mills, Gareth Williams

josephgrimwade - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Peter Stollery

icklejason - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - 14/Jun/11

Brilliant - placed gear at start of traverse and went for it. Didn't stop until stood up on the ledge. Don't hang around placing gear on the flake or you will get pumped. 1st trad for a long time. And a route i'd wanted to go back for . Brilliant!
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Jamie Moss & John Marsham

joeflan - Lead O/S - 18/May/11

djking1983 - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Andy Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11

first HVS 5b lead, felt gooood.
gcandlin - Lead β - 22/Jan/11 with Hussien

Hidden - 2011

joeflan - TR - 07/Nov/10

sam g - 2nd - 15/Oct/10

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 12/Oct/10 with Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman

design crisis - Lead - 10/Oct/10 with Tom W

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Will Twigger

tried leading but failed so had to 2nd instead.
stimpey - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with Pete

petegunn - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Davina & Steve

Hidden - Solo - 17/Oct/09

Fluvial - Solo RP - 08/Aug/09 with SPA

petegunn - Lead - 25/Jul/09 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Olly and Joe

Seymore Butt - 2009

jasonpm - 2nd - 13/Sep/08 with Andy

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/08

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Alexander

one rest under the overhang on gear very pumpy and polished would have been best to 2nd it then lead once know where handholds sequence is
simonfife - Lead dog - 08/May/08 with Karl Lunt

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

TonyP - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/08 with woody

khawk - Lead - 13/Apr/08 with WH

PhilBullock20 - Lead - Apr/08

Did not finish, even when top roped, very cheesed off, next time on lead?
Booey - TR dnf - 27/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

stewart100 - 2nd O/S - Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07

Hidden - Sep/07

matt thornton - TR O/S - 26/Aug/07 with nath

Dave Kerr - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/07

Pete E - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/06 with Whitt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06

Nice, but easy for the grade
Pete E - 2nd β - 14/Oct/06 with Dan Matthewman

Andy Hudson - TR - 17/Sep/06 with Jayne

MeMeMe - 2nd - 06/Aug/06 with Andy

Hidden - TR - 30/Jul/06

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/06 with Karl

Like glass now
Dave Westby - 2nd - 25/Jun/03 with John Fishwick

John Kettle - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/02

rob.grafton - 09/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead - Apr/01

Karl Bromelow - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/98

craig h - Lead O/S - May/98 with Janet Hannah

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/98

RobSimmo - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/98 with Jon Berry

kato'sdad - Lead - 22/Mar/98 with Rob Simpson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

no problem with polish when I did it
nickdonohue - Lead - 24/May/97

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/96 with Tom Prentice, Dave McGimpsey

Hidden - Lead - 18/Nov/95

crater - TR - 06/Aug/95

Trobbo - TR - 01/Jul/95 with mick machin

ellie macpherson - Lead - Mar/95 with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/93

Mick King - Lead - 24/May/93 with Steve Hill

Mick King - 2nd - 15/Jun/92 with Pete Hankinson

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 24/May/92 with Rupert Wyard

ChrisJD - Lead - 16/May/92 with Alex

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/91

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/91 with Ali W

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/91

Mick King - 2nd - 30/Jun/91 with Pete Hankinson

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/90 with Derek Miller

jfletcher - Lead - 24/Jul/90 with Tim Newton

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 1990 with anthony

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/88 with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)

Andy Say - Lead - 05/Aug/87

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/86

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 1986

PaulHermes - 1985

circa 1985
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 1985

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1983

Hidden - 22/Aug/82

Hammy - Lead - 03/Mar/82 with Cedric March

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/81

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Nic Robinson - Solo β - 1977

Hidden - Lead - 1975

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