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Close Shave HVS 5a

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A technical start leads to good holds and an essential cam in a small break. Slopers lead to the roof and more gear. A difficult but escapable finish.
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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

samwillo - Solo - 16/Mar/14 with Jay Carr, Lairig Climbing Club

malinkvist - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Jay

Jay.Carr - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with Rachel Bennet, Malin Kvist, samwillo

stefelafel - Lead β - 16/Mar/14 with Marianne

jcw - 2014 with Simon Richardson

Much easier in cool, grippy conditions!
MrRiley - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Will Owen

Sweltering heat but should have sent this on sight, hard move from the horn to up under the roof!
MrRiley - Lead dog - 27/Jul/13 with Debbie Lee

Worth doing.
bnewman - Lead - 04/May/13 with Rory

Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Stuart

StuMsg - 2nd - 28/Apr/13 with Andy T

peter.herd - 2nd - 16/Aug/12 with Rory Brown

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/12

Hidden - TR - 26/Oct/11

Hidden - TR - 26/Oct/11

Hidden - TR - 26/Oct/11

dave o - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with sandy

Tomek S - Lead dog - 03/Jul/11 with Daniel Szymanek

Chris wilson - 2nd - 12/Jun/11 with Ross, Jon B

RossT - 2nd - 12/Jun/11 with john, Chris

Abi Craw - TR - Sep/10

Diane Lowe - Lead rpt - 22/May/10 with Richard Lowe

Oooops! Thunder heat and humidity and "soapy" rock. I'm sure there are more excuses...
Richard_Lowe - 2nd dog - 22/May/10 with Diane Lowe

BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with steve peatfield

Dangerous Dave - Solo rpt - 24/Jun/09

david0811 - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Mark Reid

thomas m - TR O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Dad

Hidden - TR - 21/Mar/09

Jandors - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/09 with James

mulletcocktail2000 - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with paul

alaan - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/08

Hidden - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

smac - 2008

Stuart S - Lead - 29/Sep/07 with Amanda Lyons

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/07

Smeggles - TR O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Brendan

Lordcarr - TR O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Brenden

timmy-ts - Lead - 2007

Chris(cface!) - 2007

Sandy Simpson - Lead - 2007

Hard, fingery moves to start
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/06

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2006

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/05 with Bruce Pinkerton

Dave Kerr - Solo - 05/May/05 with Jim Holt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/05

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/04

Stuart S - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/03 with Diane Giulianotti

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Oct/02

Dave Kerr - Lead - 07/Jul/02 with Simon Reid

Scottish78 - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Keith Falkingham, Fiona G, David Lawrance

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/98

Jamie Simpson - Lead O/S - 1998 with Lynn Collins, Nick Collins

Yourlead - 2nd - 13/May/95 with Graham Penny

Stuart S - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/94 with Pauline Grewar

AndyP - TR O/S - Sep/93 with Morag

Voting
Total votes cast 20
hard E10 of 7
E10 of 7
easy E12 of 7
hard HVS3 of 7
HVS2 of 7
easy HVS0 of 7
hard VS0 of 7
VS0 of 7
easy VS0 of 7
hard 5b0 of 7
5b0 of 7
easy 5b4 of 7
hard 5a2 of 7
5a1 of 7
easy 5a0 of 7
hard 4c0 of 7
4c0 of 7
easy 4c0 of 7
3 Stars0 of 6
2 Stars1 of 6
1 Star3 of 6
0 Stars2 of 6
Bag of .....0 of 6
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 57 (7.0%)
Lead25 of 57 (43.9%)
Followed13 of 57 (22.8%)
Toproped10 of 57 (17.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 57 (1.8%)
Unknown4 of 57 (7.0%)

'Climbed'28 of 57 (49.1%)
clean O/S20 of 57 (35.1%)
clean β1 of 57 (1.8%)
clean rpt5 of 57 (8.8%)
dogged3 of 57 (5.3%)