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[Bumbling at it's finest - Original Route at Back Bowden on a summers evening, 4 kb]Climb the groove to the ledge then pull over the left-hand side of the big roof on thankfully substantial holds (VDiff!) and finish up the juggy wall. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Bumbling at it's finest - Original Route at Back Bowden on a summers evening © JDal
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 123 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Adamski1986 - Solo - 14/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Mar/14

Russell Lovett - Solo rpt - 02/Feb/14 with alone

Klingon - 2nd - 11/Jan/14 with Nimble, Capt Kirk

SPK06 - 2nd - 11/Jan/14 with paul, jack

jazzyjackson - Solo - 2014

LHumble - 2014

ccraigg22 - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/13 with Lew Fraser

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/13

ewan i - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/13

Traversed off at big ledge
oliverk - Solo - 30/Jun/13 with Tim E, Dan

keith hal - Lead - 26/Jun/13 with albert

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/13

gibbermonkey - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13

Klingon - Solo - 05/May/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 15/Feb/13

sarah hawker - 2nd rpt - 14/Oct/12 with bob

Most gymnastic move I think I've ever encountered on a VDiff.
net - Lead - 11/Oct/12 with George

georgedunton - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/12 with greg strong

Klingon - Solo - 02/Sep/12

gibbermonkey - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/12

gibbermonkey - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/12

skirton - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Karolina Mysiak

gibbermonkey - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/12

First climb of the year. Christ I remember when I found this climb easy.
Russell Lovett - Solo rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Molly and Daisy the dogs

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Feb/12

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

peter.herd - Solo - 19/Feb/12

KevB - 2nd - 25/Jan/12 with Tony P

T Break - 2nd dog - 2012 with climbing pieman

sergio46 - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Tim Clark

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Oct/11

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11

samoliver01 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11

Drew(yes im magic) - Lead - 31/Jul/11 with Brad Woodlands

Klingon - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Capt Kirk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11

Under instruction: led first pitch. Used as a warm up and to check gear/belays etc.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Mike, Davy

Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd - 01/Jun/11 with Fiona

sergio46 - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Walter

daWalt - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with serge

alan1234 - Lead O/S - Feb/11

Russell Lovett - Solo rpt - 31/Oct/10 with Chris Middleton Micheal Middleton Daisy the Dog

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/10

Daniel Sutherland - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Chris

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/10

sarah hawker - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Adrian W

Adrianw - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Sarah Hawker

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 29/Aug/10

Liam Ingram - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - Jul/10

alanramsay - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Alastair Ferguson, Dave

rgd1977 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10

jmjw - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with KevinW

Great move off the ledge: nice and steep for a VD.
markhammonds - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Bronagh McAuley

scott gibson - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Nov/09

kitP - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/09 with Mark, Kate

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Nov/09

Colin Matheson - Lead - 08/Jul/09 with KIn

Skinny Kin - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/09 with Colin Matheson

Only did bottom section, not the top tier.
SonicJ - Solo dnf - 14/Jun/09

odox - Lead - 10/May/09 with Duncan Carr

French Erick - Solo O/S - 09/May/09 with Dave Kerr

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09

Exciting moves for the grade on excellent holds and protection.
barney800 - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Katherine Shaw

A great wee climb with positive holds on the top section giving confidence to tackle the steep step up from the break.
Robinl100 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Scott

John84 - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09

ShelleyRhodes - 2nd - 22/Feb/09 with Chris Morrish

rich13 - Lead O/S - 2009

andymoin - Solo O/S - 19/Nov/08

Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/08 with Nev Hanaby

thebat - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Ontour

boglebadger - Lead - Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Feb/08

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/08 with -

burto - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/08

Chad123 - Sent - 27/Jan/08 with James Humble

beegsyboy - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/08 with Sandy + Reinhart

t_stork - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/08 with Olly Gourd

This route could knock a few V Diff leaders back!
Rog Wilko - Lead - 16/Sep/07 with Debbie Wilkinson

down climb!
Chad123 - Solo - 01/Sep/07 with Viv

decs - Solo - 01/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/07

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with victim of mathematics

tim402 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/07 with edg

to half-way ledge
ed woods - Solo - 19/Jun/07

Sam Judson - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Caroline Judson

andyandy - Lead - 26/May/07 with Phil

ligaya - 2nd - Mar/07 with Al

frecro - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/07 with malcolm h-s

Hidden - TR β - 22/Oct/06

storky - Lead - 02/Jun/06 with Emily Roberts

curlymynci - Jun/06 with Kat & Maz

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 27/May/06 with Max B

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/06

Birdie - 2nd - 14/Apr/06 with Matt K

Jon Read - Solo O/S - Feb/06 with Clarky & Trev

Xav - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/05

Brown - Solo O/S - Oct/05 with Solo

reg_measures - Solo O/S - Oct/05

Dane - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/05 with Moir

Colin Matheson - Lead - Jun/05 with Ross Freeman

GPN - Solo - May/05

Mr Pink 2 - 2005

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - Sep/02 with Fiend

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 15/Oct/00 with Flexibility Boy, Mrs Weasel

Hidden - Lead - 2000

gypsy3006 - 2000

jfmchivall - 1999

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/93

kato'sdad - Solo - 1992

Hidden - Lead - Aug/91

Roget - Solo O/S - Aug/89 with jim

Hidden - Solo - 1981

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Total votes cast 16
hard HVD0 of 8
HVD0 of 8
easy HVD0 of 8
hard VD5 of 8
VD2 of 8
easy VD1 of 8
hard HD0 of 8
HD0 of 8
easy HD0 of 8
3 Stars0 of 8
2 Stars5 of 8
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Style of ascent

Soloed35 of 123 (28.5%)
Lead47 of 123 (38.2%)
Followed31 of 123 (25.2%)
Toproped1 of 123 (0.8%)
Bouldered1 of 123 (0.8%)
Alt Leads2 of 123 (1.6%)
Unknown6 of 123 (4.9%)

'Climbed'52 of 123 (42.3%)
clean O/S59 of 123 (48.0%)
clean β1 of 123 (0.8%)
clean rpt9 of 123 (7.3%)
dogged1 of 123 (0.8%)
dnf1 of 123 (0.8%)