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Continuation Crack* HVS 5a

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The crack in the face past threads - neat. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 239 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/14

Rob Rocket - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Joe White

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/14

michael burrows - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Phil Creed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

useful to know that the crux is at the very beginning, then eases out significantly.
pab07 - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14

Finished off a cracking day in the sun
torsok - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Patrick, Nic

A brilliant lead by Loic. I think he was motivated by the obviously very good (and possibly famous?) older gentleman climber who was soloing adjacent routes!
Jen Mason - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Loic

chris smith - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Malcolm watson

Perfect!
K Mckay - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Dan Slome, Ed Poulter

foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with max railing

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14

Short and neat. Easy route, more like VS. Good gear, good moves. And it's not polished!
adamre12 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with JamesWilliams

Good route. Seems to be a few different ways to go at the start of this. Fell onto the first bit of gear about a year ago but seemed relatively straightforward today.
BTphonehome - Lead RP - 13/Jun/14 with Tony

tmawer - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Bram

The direct start is really reachy and felt like 5c to me on a top rope. Moving slightly left at the start is much more in keeping with other 5a pitches in this area.
Pete_Frost - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Climbing Joe from Anglesey

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/14

Awesome pitch. Made light work of it. Great gear and great finish. .
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with casey johns

Great lead
casey johns - 2nd O/S - 16/May/14 with luke glaister

Jonathan Richardson - Lead - 18/Apr/14 with Russ

GPN - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Annette

net - 2nd - 15/Apr/14 with George

2nd with head torch
steven_daniels99 - 2nd - 14/Apr/14

Si - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Dan77 - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Glyn Davidson

Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Dan

m675bowsl - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Dave Murphy

sonic46 - Lead - 27/Aug/13 with Matt Page

Fell off low down trying to get my Stbd hoof in to the gaping hole in the crack. Good moves on good nuts, and that's before getting to the threads.
Mattzx6r - 2nd RP - 27/Aug/13 with Sonia

Andy_B39 - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/13 with Sam Tolhurst

Celt Ll-J - 2nd - 21/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/13

Hard start, 2 falls, ran away!!!! Will be back for the big dyno/slap...grrr!
Zoomer - Lead dnf - 27/Jul/13 with Julia Bloomer

joe.91 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Olli Crudge

Really cool route. Pockets and treads are brilliant.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Joe Dobson

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with jim

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

rd20 - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with Hilary CC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13

joscott - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Dan Longster

Started left of the crack on small holds and trended rightwards into the crack as wasn't too sure how the start went and the party in front took this line. Hard slab climbing.
Dave Richards - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with sjbrook

BTphonehome - Lead dnf - 31/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

5b slab climbing
ipegg - 06/May/13 with Gavin Philips, Richard Apthorp

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/May/13

First HVS lead. So resisted contributing to the adj grade! It's harder than I was expecting... The crux appeared early on above crap gear, making the ledge below look unwelcoming. Finally stuffed a cam in somewhere to the right of the 'crack' and dynoed - phew! The climbing eases up a little above. Great climb!
Bertbee - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Ben

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/12

Part 3 of our Cwm Idwal integrale
Marq - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with James Rowe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/12

robgixer - Lead O/S - Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - Jun/12

bennys89 - 2nd - Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/12

Fluffed the first move the first time, got it 2nd attempt
lcullum7 - Lead RP - 29/May/12 with Sarah Acheson

SarahA - 2nd - 29/May/12

Kept falling off the start so eventually gave up. Will need to try this again sometime.
Big Lee - Lead dnf - 27/May/12 with Mike Lelliot

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with MartinWilliams87

MartinWilliams87 - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Richard Williams

Stone Muppet - 2nd - 25/May/12 with llanberis Brian

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 17/May/12 with Oli Grant

ojgrant - Lead dog - 17/May/12 with Tom Livingstone

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Matthew Titterington

sgl - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Bart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12

Alex Munnery - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Emily Bridger, Toby Farnworth

Dafydd Llywelyn - 2nd rpt - 23/Mar/12 with Sion McGuinnes

Well good fun. Jumping for a hold on a HVS isnt common...thank god.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12 with C.Radford

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead - 12/Nov/11 with Sam Houlker

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11

Phil_Hall_97 - 2nd - 30/Sep/11 with Alice Du Preeze, Dave Evans

harold walmsley - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Paul Evans

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/11

Tom Hecht - 2nd β - 25/Aug/11 with Josh Marshall

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/11 with Jenny

really nice route and very safe, lovely end to the day
CRiddiford - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Jonny, Libby

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

JRae - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with C Riddiford, Libby K

5B in the selected guide book, ground work
martrin - Lead - 25/Jul/11 with Colin Smith

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with SteveM

really nice, thanks to the guy who recommended this, well worth a couple of stars
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Becky E

SteveM - Lead - 02/Jul/11 with Kat

Jenny Clarke - 2nd - Jul/11 with Chriswallis2

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/11

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Sarah Laing

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Mark Glaister

Slipped off the lower crux then lowered and completed clean. Brilliant climb.
climbinmunkey - Lead dog - 04/Jun/11 with Helen

Nice!!!
Bennykr - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Noodles

Sweet route on awesome rock, shame its not longer!! Got my dino out at the start! Haha
Noodles - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Ben Reinsch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Sat to remove an awkward nut. Irritating.
cmsg - 2nd dog - 01/May/11 with John Tomlinson

saet1a - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

A stunning pitch of climbing!
jwpil - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Ben

excellent first move involving a layback to find the jug
benscarter - 2nd β - 27/Apr/11 with Jack

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

awesome,safe
psychomansam - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11

mynyddresident - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/11 with callum next door

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

sambosanquet101 - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Martin Jones

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/11

will moy - 2nd - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

ollieben - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

bsmedz - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hard start
BennoC - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with Brian

thetradlad - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Convenient using Tom and Als gear they'd left in at my request.
mynyddresident - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/10 with geraint

jcook1980 - 2nd - 03/Aug/10 with Luke Holmes

Homes - 2nd - 02/Aug/10 with Dan W, Jonny C

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/10

MarekM - Lead - Jul/10

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 29/Jun/10 with Steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

becksta500 - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/10 with Alex Smith

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Bex Leigh

Part 3 of Chris and Rory's grand day out. Nice pitch. Bottom move is sequential but well protected. New guide gives it 5b.
ruaidh - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Chris Sansum

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Rory Galvin

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/10

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Anna

Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with john corbett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/10

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Mike Thomas

wilchivs - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Tim Ashlin

Jess patel - 2nd - 16/Jun/10

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10

Chris M - Lead - 11/Jun/10 with rach d

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/10

Peter Holder - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Kieran Livett

kieranlivett - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with james.peter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/10

Smashing. Also lead a line above not in guide: about HVS- on pocketed face with thin crack.
farmus21 - 2nd - 25/May/10 with Sam Radcliffe

samrad - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with james G

willson - Lead - 23/May/10 with ben

really hard start with a heavy rucksac on
ollieben - 2nd - 15/May/10 with harry henson

hazza - Lead - 11/May/10

dan ely - Lead O/S - 06/May/10 with jon

robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/10 with Simon Petty

loverly pitch slight fiddle with gear small wires and poss rock 3 if you can reach high enough
shaun walby - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with stuart Holmes

climbing_rocks1983 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Alan, Kieran

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10

Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Mike Ward

Hidden - 2010

bwestwood - Lead O/S - 2010

danny33 - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/09

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

SGD - Lead - 08/Aug/09 with Tom WMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09

MontyH - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Brian

brian watson - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Andy Hobbs

vanderz - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Steve Fletcher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

Excellent- one of the best routes done in Wales- bomber thread runners
Twisty - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Rayan & Jools

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/08

great little pitch. very nice
gb83 - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/08 with masa

Sweet.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Graeme B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Sam Clarke

chris sm - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Pippa Froggatt

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with xav

Conan - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Dave Carr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

jelaby - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Nick Shuttleworth

Cool route.
Richard Hession - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Esther

mjeffery - 2nd β - 16/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/08

HughM - 2nd O/S - May/08 with notgnarly

SGD - Lead - May/08 with Tom Relf

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Bill Lawrence - 2nd - 2008

sebrider - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Dan Walker

peter myers - Lead O/S - 2008 with Liam Flemming, Tom Sylvester

tumbling wizard - 2008

tumbling wizard - 2008

Hawkscry - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - Sep/07

Amazing route
Julia Chatterton - 2nd - 28/Aug/07 with Will

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07

JimBee - 2nd dog - Jun/07 with Ian Whitehead

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Jonny Martin

Hidden - Apr/07

John Lisle - 2007

Sean Kelly - 2007

lead in wet. abseiled down to retrieve damp gear =). good climb.
rob askew - Lead O/S - 2007 with Lotte

andysroom - Lead O/S - 2007

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/06 with charlie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/06

Tricky to start with a great finish
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 06/Jul/06 with Dad

Ian_gozer - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Tim & Instructor

simontwinley - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/06

Daniel Wrightson - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Rosemary Scott

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with RAFMA

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/05

ewen - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with ian hinkins

Swirly - 2nd - Aug/04 with Pete Morgan

in pouring rain.
lukea - AltLd - 31/Oct/03 with Al

Gman - 2nd O/S - Aug/03 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/01

John Marsland - Lead - 03/Sep/00 with Roger Dyke

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/00

Paul-Michael - 2nd O/S - 16/May/98 with Paul Nurse

big - 02/Aug/97

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/97 with Ian Milne

Paul Boardman - AltLd O/S - 1996 with Iain Boardman

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/93

goi.ashmore - Lead - 26/Oct/91 with Ian Hosley

babymoac - 2nd - 19/Aug/89 with Graeme

OMSKB - Lead - Aug/89

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/89 with steve ward

nigehughes - Lead - Aug/84 with Ian Cameron

mark-abz - Lead - 19/May/84 with Graham W

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Voting
Total votes cast 115
hard E10 of 36
E10 of 36
easy E11 of 36
hard HVS2 of 36
HVS28 of 36
easy HVS5 of 36
hard VS0 of 36
VS0 of 36
easy VS0 of 36
hard 5b0 of 39
5b3 of 39
easy 5b11 of 39
hard 5a9 of 39
5a16 of 39
easy 5a0 of 39
hard 4c0 of 39
4c0 of 39
easy 4c0 of 39
3 Stars9 of 40
2 Stars24 of 40
1 Star7 of 40
0 Stars0 of 40
Bag of .....0 of 40
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Style of ascent

Lead128 of 239 (53.6%)
Followed71 of 239 (29.7%)
Toproped1 of 239 (0.4%)
Alt Leads23 of 239 (9.6%)
Unknown16 of 239 (6.7%)

'Climbed'91 of 239 (38.1%)
clean O/S122 of 239 (51.0%)
clean β4 of 239 (1.7%)
clean rpt8 of 239 (3.3%)
clean RP4 of 239 (1.7%)
dogged7 of 239 (2.9%)
dnf3 of 239 (1.3%)