Hole in the Wall* HVS 5a
Climb the rightward slanting corner well protected. Easy climbing straight up leads to a traverse left into the large cave 4c

Exit left from the cave (or through the back) a hard move following the groove above leads to easier ground 5a

Nottingham CC

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Ran the two pitches together
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Alex P

Gibbo - AltLd - 29/Aug/15 with Ed Wright

ChrisH_273 - AltLd - 16/Aug/15

Led onsight in my trainers. Really fun climbing, first pitch is pretty straight forward though a hidden hold at the end of the groove makes the crux of that pitch easier. Sitting in the cave made for a sweet belay, I would recommend this route just for that if nothing else. The crux of pitch 2 is pretty fierce and was touch and go as I was hardly using my feet. Great climb, not going to forget that in a hurry.
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/15 with Sally

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/15

Fell on the second pitch after the crux! Ended up locking my arms in an impossible position to get out of!
helen.baldwin - AltLd rpt - 25/Jun/15 with Zoe Clegg

Led the second pitch
ZClegg - AltLd - 25/Jun/15 with Helen Baldwin

Led P2
GStone - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with James Rose

chris cockbain - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with tom draude

Tom Draude - 2nd RP - 14/Jun/15 with Chris Cockbain

lead in one pitch. Consequently ran out of gear
c jepps - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15

Rob McGurk - 2nd β - 11/Jun/15

Don't like e3s - Lead - 03/Jun/15 with Terri

Nick Arthur - 2nd - 21/Mar/15 with s.thursz

Ejminee - 2nd - 21/Sep/14 with LovelyMrTom

Led both pitches, first HVS for a couple of years! Love a good cave!
LovelyMrTom - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Emma Mines

Brilliant cave ! Loved the adventurous feel.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Andy G

CreepingExcellence. - 2nd - 09/Sep/14 with Rob Stanfield

Legs - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Sarah

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/14

Andrew171 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with gemma smallman

Hidden - 22/Jul/14

luke glaister - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/14 with casey johns

casey johns - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/14 with luke glaister

pad-rat - Lead - 01/Jul/14 with kieran

Don't like e3s - 2nd - 24/Jun/14

D Berry - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Claire Berry

felixizzy - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Peter

One move wonder.
pheotleyr - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Felix

Lead second pitch.
Circus - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Ross

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

First HVS 5a attempt. Lead both pitches. Fell on my first attempt at the crux on the 2nd pitch. Second attempt i breezed it. Must go back to conquer it clean!
BareBears - Lead dog - 15/Jun/14 with Carol

leigh - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/14 with Ali

Will Barber - 2nd - 13/Jun/14 with Fred Richards

Fred_Richard - Lead - 12/Jun/14 with Will Barber

brew_guru - 2nd - 12/May/14 with will russell

A good climb done in one pitch
Dale - Lead O/S - Mar/14 with Anna, johny

alan moore - 2014

Kc first pitch. Me second. Nice one kc. Really good lead. I forgot how good the top is to. Nice route.
luke glaister - AltLd rpt - 10/Sep/13 with casey johns

Lead the first pitch, placed good gear and kept a cool head, good gear when found
casey johns - AltLd rpt - 10/Sep/13 with luke glaister

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/13

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/13

jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Ben wright

Gibbo - AltLd - 29/Jun/13 with Jimbo Latimer

gb05 - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/13 with James Matthews

Tricky sequence of crux moves out of the cave. Good route but very polished in places. My 100th HVS.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13 with alex malins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13

jon clayton - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with Ben

really good climb. Lead both pitches.No bees yet. the steep move in the second pitch is quite tricky for the feet and pumpy but good handholds.
saraguti - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with rick sewards

luke glaister - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/13 with steven kenney, casey johns

steven kenney - 2nd - 09/Apr/13 with casey johns, luke glaister

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

AndyCook - AltLd - 30/Sep/12

gb05 - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/12 with Ania, Adam Mackintosh

Mackinclimb - Lead - 05/Sep/12

gb05 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Annie Bryson

arb89 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Gareth Brading

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12

With Black Tulip second pitch.
Garrouli - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Andy Munro

JamesColeman - TR O/S - Aug/12

pftom - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/12 with Emily Stokes

andrew549 - 2nd - 19/Jun/12

Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Nicola Jones

Excellent route. Been on wish list for a few months. So pleased to have got it ticked off today in great sunshine. **
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with casey johns

Fun traverse and caveness
dprctr - 2nd β - 08/Oct/11 with Martin Oldham

Led both pitches
smolders - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with David P

Ray started, but lost his nerve due to being over pumped as usual, quite a hard climb late in the day. Alternate lead, however strayed off route due to a bee's next convienently in the way, used route on the right to ascend. Didnt make it to the cave!!
snowy white - AltLd - 27/Sep/11 with Ray Murray

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11

TomMorgan - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with James Slater

Col Kingshott - Lead - 03/Jul/11

Did second pitch. Good route, nice situation. One tricky move to get of ledge on second pitch easy from then on.
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Andrew Abraham

Andrew Abraham - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Clement Attwood

first lead for me of the day, a little more run out than expected for the end pitch one traverse! but a fun route non the less, second pitch had 2 pieces of gear in before the first moves out of the cave area, then none until the top! lead both pitches.
jack1996 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with pete

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

Shorty83 - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Giles

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/11

puppythedog - 2nd β - 01/Mar/11 with leigh

leigh - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11 with James

nice route...liked the start and the move following the groove,nice belay at the top.fun and interesting climb!
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with super gav

RD led both pitches - best bit was belaying in the cave in teh evening sun
rd20 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Marianne K

mariannekhoo - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Robert Dufton

James_86 - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/10

I led the first pitch, Anthony the 2nd. The first part of the first pitch is good but the rock above it is rotten in many places (actually pulled off a 1/2 brick sized hand hold). Couldn't find any good gear placements to protect the easy traverse. If one of us had fallen off of the traverse then either I'd have ended up the start of Golden Fleece or Anthony would be on the opening moves of red rose speedway :-) Great climb over all but not sure about the top half of the 1st pitch .. I found it hard to protect.
Dax - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with shamalv8

Led pitch 2. Excellent climb - well protected at the crux. Traverse a bit interesting though as half the crag was about to come off in my hands!
anthonyp - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Darrell Russell

Nicky Hill - Lead O/S - 2010

Jacob k-d - Lead O/S - Aug/09

1st pitch only to have a look at black tulip on the way down
guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 01/May/09 with mark

summo - 2009

Paul Robertson - AltLd rpt - 03/Oct/08 with Pylon King

Steady and pleasant VS4b/c on first pitch with a hard 5a move (though very well protected) on second pitch. probably one star VS 4c,5a
Urgles - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/08 with Paul Robertson

Lead the first pitch, retreated off second pitch due to lack of light
luke13 - Lead dnf - Oct/08 with Dave

Lead the first pitch, retreated off second pitch due to lack of light
luke13 - Lead dnf - Oct/08 with Dave

bpmclimb - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/08 with Paul R

Paul Robertson - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/08 with BPM

chubbyclimber - 20/Sep/08 with Tony

coupy - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/08

Sam W - AltLd - 04/Jun/08 with Gareth Roberts

gareth r - AltLd - 04/Jun/08 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08

emilyj - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Samuel Stokes

plaz - Lead - 07/Aug/07

Easy second pitch
tweedcore - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Jam/Nath/Toby

Led second pitch, soft for the grade.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 28/May/07 with plaz

The belay in the cave is great
plaz - Lead - 28/May/07

For some reason had a wee bit of an epic on the first pitch!
Clarky10 - AltLd - 05/Apr/07 with Sam Stokes

Clarky led pitch 1 I did the second, took some time to figure out the move but once started the holds just come at you.
SamStokes - AltLd rpt - 05/Apr/07 with Sam Clarke

djim69bob - 2007

Exposed as you leave trees and move out of the cave is tricky. Got to do though
atthedropofahat - Lead dog - 30/Aug/06 with Jason

gripped01 - 2nd - May/06 with Jim Jarvis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/05

joe_alexander - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Dave Hope

petellis - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with Alpha Blue

markysums - Lead - 2003

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/00

Scotsken - 2000

liabilityliz - Lead - Jul/98 with Josephine

Nigel Coe - TR - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1995

timjones - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/94 with Adeline Jones

Marti999 - Lead - 03/Aug/91 with anthony

sdht - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/89

nigehughes - Lead - May/89 with Steve Magee

sniffer - Lead - 1989

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - Jul/87

mikej - Lead - 29/Sep/86 with Pete Rowbottom

Mickdenali - Lead O/S - 1986

babymoac - 09/Nov/85

P1 only
leland stamper - Lead dnf - Feb/85 with Pete Johnson?

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/84

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/82 with Dave Williams

Ian Clare - 1982

RichardMc - Lead - 17/Sep/78 with Dave Langmead

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