Secret Identity* VS 4c
[better than it looked, 3 kb]17m. Climb the white groove left of Dirty Harry into the peapod below a small overhang. Make interesting moves over the overhang to easier ground and a good belay station. Well protected, but some may find a little hard in the grade.

Photo: better than it looked © gingergeorge

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This climb is in 177 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/14

mes32 - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Tor

APAPAP - 2nd - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/14

alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/14 with Assad Lahlou

No probs. Nice climb
Andy Chubb - Lead - 31/Jul/14 with Nick Gregory

Dave Thompson - 2nd - 21/Jul/14 with Julie Carroll

Julie Carroll - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Dave Thompson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/14

bigbobbyking - Lead - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 13/Jul/14

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14 with Clare

cjohn62 - Lead - 02/Jun/14 with gareth

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Emma Hawkins, Martin Hore

tarasanthi - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Andrzej Kierzek

bonelessivar - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Alan

Disconcertingly damp above the overhang.
wurzelinzummerset - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Ric

Tim W - 2nd rpt - 23/Mar/14 with Alys Rook

Bryan Maloney - 15/Mar/14

HarryB - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with UBMC

suffolknick - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with lou

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13

tommy.henriksson78 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with steve_gibbs

mutly - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Mike dc

mikedevcole - 2nd β - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Aug/13

Country_Boy - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Anton

poeter210 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with adrian voss

druss - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Peter Ocampo

cjohn62 - 2nd - 08/Jul/13 with gareth

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/13

Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - Jul/13

Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - Jul/13

cas54321 - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

First climb of the afternoon. Good moves.
crispycodd - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Stephen Venables

andycash - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Ray Sullivan, Ash

mariannekhoo - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Denise Morgan

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

cem - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Dan Zhou

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/13

Binder - Lead rpt - 18/May/13 with JT

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/13

martin one - Lead rpt - 05/May/13 with Tom gold

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/13

dpiddock - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/13 with Tom Palfreyman

tomdadom - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with Pete

good gear (surprisingly good in the lower part as well), interesting climbing, just a little sandy and dirty in parts
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Alan

Peter Lovell - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

9th of 17 routes in 6 hours.
ericinbristol - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/12 with Johnny S

martin one - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Tim

Hidden - 26/Aug/12

kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Dave T

Pero - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Claire

Duncan Turner - Lead - 06/Jul/12 with stu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/12

Crux is still taxing the secret is not to suffer from tunnel vision, and pick out the secret hand hold - whic I saw fior the first time today - there are more holds than the obvious ones - but that should be a general rule. Great lead by adrian after a long lay off
PaulWatson - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with Adrian

Puffed and swore
adebid - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

Bacisally, i bottled it before pulling into the pod. One to come back to when a bit more confident. Nice lookin route though
stoneback - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/12 with Alan

Tala M - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Matt Thomas

Good foot work will help on this route especially when placing gear which is all good. Moving through the bulges not that bad just a little committment needed, but each move is protected, worth a star.
matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Tala M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

gravity - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Ian Lau

Darrell Read - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Adam Gayton

2nd ever trad lead loved it didnt find it too hard good gear nice moves the roof was execrating
mallardhealhook - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

marcduhig - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Sexy Liz

lizzie789 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Second time, this time clean. Pulling over the overhang still as scary as the first time. Glad I did it.
pffft - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/12 with Andrew Bangs

Niall_H - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Mary S

Strenuous! More like 5a?
mes32 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

richardhopton - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Matt Thombs

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/11

Found this a tricky number. Had to back track through the overhang after half a move and rested on rope. Got it next attempt.
pffft - Lead dog - 28/Sep/11 with Jojo Mills

luke_judd - Lead - 24/Sep/11 with Sarah Smith

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Strenuous at the grade
Phil Murray - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Liz

Really nice climb with some good moves involved in getting into the hollow then out and over the overhang. Took an inexplicable fall moving into under the overhang the right time, but was fine on second attempt. Abseiled & walked out in the dark and forgot my damn rock boots!
harryjan - 2nd RP - 13/Aug/11 with Andrew Worster

matjam - 2nd - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

mandy - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with bridgette

another enjoyable little route
BB1 - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Andy Carson

Binder - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Chiz

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Jul/11

marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Pam Loftus, Al Watson

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/11

hotfeet - Lead - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/11

aipattison - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with UBMC

nice easy route to do when its soaking wet.
j miller - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with elena

a really fun route, Not very well protected in the first third but the rest of the route is.
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Paul Rich

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/11

Rich God 3 - Lead - 28/May/11 with Pip

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/11

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11

Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Tom

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Matthew Thomson

arthur_de_briton - Lead - 05/Mar/11 with tim wilkinson

Got it on second attempt, very slimey in the conditions, especially the crucial toe hold I was in whislst making the crux bomb proof (although I see Gingergeorge - in the photo - seems to have a much better stance going there). Great belaying by Kat!
PaulWatson - Lead β - 09/Oct/10 with Fred, Kat

Fred_Richard - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with PaulWatson

kat-lyle - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with PaulWatson

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/10

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Chris Johnson

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/10

UndeRsoGGycrAg - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Jo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Jul/10

Fatclimber - 2nd β - 11/Jul/10 with Jason Garnham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with liv_the_div

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with GF

mfoster8180 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Rhoda Bashford

SharonC1604 - 2nd - 13/Jun/10

Danos - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Rich

strenuous pulling over the roof. would of been easier if i took my time and placed better gear.
stvredmond - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Helen Norris

Very pumpy up over the overhang. Good climb.
Helnorris - 2nd - 05/Jun/10 with Steve Redmond

Hard!
stuart34 - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Jess Christley

Jess Christley - 2nd - 25/May/10 with Stuart Inchley

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Oh no another VS dnf:( looks a good route as well, it was all there but had expended so much energy making gear bombproof that didnt have the strength left. Plenty of protection if you take care with it. We'll be back.
PaulWatson - Lead dnf - 18/May/10 with Dan

Fell 30 feet, ripped out a cam and stopped 4/5 feet off the deck.Broke my heel bone bouncing off a ledge- hard for VS and quite tricky to protect in places. Should have placed more gear under overhang but was frantically trying to beat the pump....lesson learned!
Days on Rock - Lead dnf - 09/May/10 with geoff norton

martinp - 2nd - 20/Apr/10 with Alan C

mol - Lead - 11/Apr/10 with Jesse

Jesse Dufton - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Molly Thompson

Harder than it looked and gear not as good as the guide claims! Final bulge well protected, though.
mullermn - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Kylie Richards

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Tomar

Tomar - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10

Liam_weaver - 2nd - 2010

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/09 with Helen

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/09

made a pigs ear pulling into top crack above roof of pod - doh!
leigh - Lead dog - 04/Oct/09 with Ed

gingergeorge - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Sandrine - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with George

Sandrine - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with George

Alaric - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with garywong

garywong - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Paul Chalmers

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Gary Lewin

Wilbur - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Iain

Thought this was quite tough, and the gear is not as good as is suggested by the guide. Good though.
catt - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Will

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with conrad and heather

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with d_meacher

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Rupert

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - Apr/09

With RhysP too. Great route but I didn't trust the gear in the groove so faffed around, inlcuding down climbing twice to the ledge. In the end went for it, got a cam and good nut in the overhanging crack and just keep going. Not an HS in my book - I've climbed better protected HVS routes (but that might say more about those routes than this one).
Dax - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Rob Carroll

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Ben Matthews

jimbomann - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Tom Relf

Intimidating but straightforward with a short well protected crux. HS 4c?
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Carmen

Cardi - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Andy F

Not the thug route it appears
gareth r - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Phil

eagleopus - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Keith

PhillipG - 2nd - 18/May/08 with Gareth

VS 4c in new guide but i reckon HVS 5a is right
The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/08 with James Moyle

James Moyle - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Pylon King

Paul Robertson - 2nd - 02/Sep/07 with Richardr

richardr - Lead O/S - Sep/07

Not as hard as it's neighbour, nice little overhang at the top.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Baz

toasted - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with Ian Atkins

Mark Salter - 2nd - 28/Apr/07 with Chris Shorrock

Wilbur - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06

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

ericinbristol - Lead O/S - 2005 with Ben

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/93

ChrisJD - 2nd - 06/May/89

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