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Tennis Shoe - The Other Direct Start S 4b

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This climb is in 65 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Great lead by Emma despite nearly being taken out by someone's false leg falling down the route next to us!! Got better and better as the climb went on and a fantastic and bold finish on the polished and exposed top pitch.
paulmck - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Emma Stuart

Unusual first experience on Welsh rock: while racking up, we hear a cry from above of "LEG BELOW!", looked up and saw a leg crashing its way down the rock. Yes. A leg. Fortunately someone was about to start a nearby route and could carry it up with them! Other than that, nice climb, wished I could have tried the HS start, but it was proving popular. First full multipitch lead. A good day out!
Zumoid - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Paul McKenzie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13

FragOcon - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13

As part of a big 'mountain day' link up
Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Mike

Some variation of Tennis Shoe whilst Haydn roped up.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/12

james.f.williamson - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

Simul climbed most of this with James while Alex soloed alongside. Took one belay in the middle somewhere.
Hardonicus - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/12 with James W, Alex Thompson

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Claire

first mountain route, lovely climbing!
PeteWilson - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Matt Wilson

daveagriff - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Chris Brookes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

Savlon - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Paul Lee

Teaching day
DOVEY - 12/May/12 with Joe, Fran

alan moore - 2012

Joe Richards - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

johancilliers - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/10 with Tom Mayasy

sgl0jd - Solo - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 19/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

sionjosh - 2010

Will Williams - Lead O/S - Aug/09

simon_williams6 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09

Discodan - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Dan Mc

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with margaret

Lallylandslider - AltLd - 01/Jun/09 with michael burrows

Keith Jones - AltLd - 28/May/09 with ali

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/09

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with John Marsland

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - May/08

Matt Vigg - Solo - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/07

Hidden - Aug/07

dhdaveuk - AltLd - May/07 with Phil

tom_holdsworth - AltLd - 29/Apr/07 with Mike Kennedy

lighty - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Robby b

Heddwyn - AltLd - 03/Mar/07 with Lucas

fran04 - AltLd - 2007

samking251 - 2007

1st and 3rd pitch
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/06 with Mike(Dad)

Maybe this is what we did, it seemed a lot easier than HVS. But move onto tower on last pitch is v hard for 4a!!
JohnHutch - 2nd - 30/May/06 with SC, L

peterk - Lead O/S - 2006 with Tony

Hidden - Lead - Apr/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/04

D Berry - Lead rpt - 22/May/04 with Claire Berry

TRNovice - AltLd rpt - 25/Apr/04 with Jenn

TRNovice - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/04 with "Twid" & Jenn

SteveM - Lead - 21/Feb/04 with PS

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

D Berry - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/03 with Claire Berry

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - May/02 with ML

Brown - Solo O/S - 2002

paul m hadley - Lead - 2002

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/97

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/87 with Guy Summers

GuySummers - Lead - 01/Apr/87 with bighairyian

In tennis shoes, appropriately, although I didn't know that at the time. Just looked like fun!
Iain Thow - Solo - Aug/77

Sean Kelly - AltLd - Aug/71 with Ian Pomfret

Ron soloed this route while I was starting penultimate pitch and overtook; I was NOT moving slowly. He roped in with us for last exposed pitch. Fine day, but Glyder was greasy.
jcw - Lead - 16/Oct/65 with Dai Rowlands

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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 65 (9.2%)
Lead25 of 65 (38.5%)
Followed7 of 65 (10.8%)
Alt Leads19 of 65 (29.2%)
Unknown8 of 65 (12.3%)

'Climbed'29 of 65 (44.6%)
clean O/S32 of 65 (49.2%)
clean rpt3 of 65 (4.6%)
dnf1 of 65 (1.5%)