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Yellow Groove** VS 4b

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36m, 2 pitches. Superb and steep climbing through the imposing yellow wall. 1) 16m. Scramble up the right-hand side of the huge grassy rock-triangle to an ample block-belay. 2) 4b, 22m. Climb a groove to the large overhanging tooth. Step right and climb the continuation groove. A step left gains the straight-forward finish up the wall. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 147 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Pitch 1 (scramble really)
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Piers Newton

lead pitch 2
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Olly Roberts

1st Pitch - a scramble to the boulder ledge. 2nd pitch led by Mark, bold pulls up the grey arete edge.
LouMullen - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Mark Gylby

Led the second pitch. Nice climb. The first "pitch" was just a scramble.
AndyMcCoy - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Nathan

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Paddy

lead first
steven_daniels99 - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

Soloed first pitch. Getting around arete near the started seemed tricky, loved the corner afterwards though.
MikeLell - Lead O/S - 28/May/12

TheLegoMan - Lead O/S - 17/May/12

Scrambled P1, Led P2. Delightful.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Steve M

Hidden - 26/Mar/12

Very good top pitch. Exposed but on good holds with good gear. 4b climbing in a great position.
jezb1 - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

gd303uk - 2nd O/S - 08/Nov/11 with John Rogers

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

guy757 - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/11

rabnud - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with glen dunbar

ropeburn - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with gordon dunbar

Hidden - 14/Jul/11

david morse - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with katie

mr mills - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/11 with dionne

kdalzell - 2nd - 30/Jun/11 with Caroline Tombs

Blurgy319 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Dave Gleave

matthias13 - Lead - 03/Jun/11 with wirralclimber1984

marc1967 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Andy McQue

wirralclimber1984 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Rich Matthias

a13x - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Lindsey Kennedy

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

pudding - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with matt murphy

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Thea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Cardi - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Ruth

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Derek Ryden - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/10 with Bo

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/10

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

SMc - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Anne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10

Can only call these a one pitch climb,scramble can be soloed to get to block,nice climb though.
ritchierich - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Vinny

great second pitch good gear and positive holds
vinspin - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with ritchie

alwyn101 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Simon Roberts

Tim Ducker - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

Elizabeth Noyes - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/10

Nice positive climbing up the grooves.
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Mikey G

Jess patel - AltLd - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

Noodles - Lead - 16/Jun/10 with Will Brown

stuart34 - 2nd - 16/Jun/10 with tim ashlin

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/10

feilx - Solo O/S - 28/May/10

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

P1, (scramble) - me P2 - Tim
nrhardy - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Tim

mr bounce - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Neil Hardy

cem - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

hedgehog77 - Lead - 26/Apr/10

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/10

dashitboarder - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Dad and Jess

Ows - Lead - Apr/10

mr mills - 2010 with paul simkiss

mick1jones - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Dave Wilkinson

nice route! shame the first pitch was so rubbish we decided it wasn't worth roping up for. grade felt about right.
adam06 - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with mike weaver

Hidden - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

Superb route but short. Big jugs most of the way on pitch 2. Be careful on the scramble approach to main belay, could be wet and slippy.
Ann S - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Jim Hall

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/09

Good climb, steep but all there and with a little sting in its tail when the nice hand holds stop abruptly. Would have been even better if it had a couple more pitches
fizzychewitt - Lead - 10/Sep/09 with Jayne

Ows - AltLd - Jul/09

great
rayash - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with skygod

Nicos - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with rich howels

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08

brady - Lead - 25/May/08 with Roger

eagleopus - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Gareth

Scrambled pitch 1
Fatclimber - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Jason Garnham

Done in trainers as forgot rock shoes
mike278 - 2nd O/S - 16/May/08 with Jenny Williamson

Hidden - Lead - May/08

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/08 with carlene hill

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

naine - 24/Aug/07

Rampikino - Lead - 15/Apr/07 with Mike (Tarvin)

found it quite naughty for a 4b but loved it- the first puitch is nowt but worth it for the nice crack line up above
gilldando - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Mike

Theeni - Lead O/S - Apr/07

mikekeswick - 2nd - Nov/06 with gill

sammoore - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Will Sutcliffe

Hidden - 2006

Dale - 2006 with johny

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/04

Phil West - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/03 with Chris Tan

Mark Riley - 2nd - Jul/02 with Stuart Greenall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/01

five - Lead O/S - Aug/00 with TW

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/99

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/97

BenTiffin - Lead - 14/Dec/95 with John Wheeler

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/95 with steve swygart

SimonN - Lead - 07/May/95

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/94

colin milton - 2nd - 17/Jun/94 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/94

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/93

Roget - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/93 with jon

frost - Lead - May/93

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/92

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/91

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/91

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/87

rogerskews - AltLd - 10/May/87 with Martin Coward

Hidden - 1980

Hammy - Lead - 09/Aug/78 with Jonathon Stacey

Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Apr/78 with Richard Lang

Hard in the wet!
JohnHutch - 2nd - Jun/77 with CR

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1977

mikej - Lead - 18/Aug/76 with Tony Waite

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Aug/76 with Richard

beaumap - 2nd - Jun/76 with Fred Smith

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 30/Sep/75 with John Broadwell

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/75

granitbahn - AltLd - 1974

Hidden - Aug/73

Andy Say - Lead - 1972

Tom V - 2nd - Sep/70 with Chris Mellor

greenbuoy - Lead - 01/Aug/70 with Dave G

mikej - Lead - 16/May/70 with E

tapley - Lead - 05/Aug/69 with Dave Hearnshaw

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 23/Aug/68 with John Stainforth

mikej - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/66 with Keith Gegson

also with Marg Smith 1989
David Smith - Lead - 20/Nov/62

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Voting
Total votes cast 50
hard HVS0 of 19
HVS0 of 19
easy HVS0 of 19
hard VS0 of 19
VS17 of 19
easy VS2 of 19
hard HS0 of 19
HS0 of 19
easy HS0 of 19
hard 4c0 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c2 of 13
hard 4b8 of 13
4b3 of 13
easy 4b0 of 13
hard 4a0 of 13
4a0 of 13
easy 4a0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 18
2 Stars14 of 18
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 147 (1.4%)
Lead72 of 147 (49.0%)
Followed29 of 147 (19.7%)
Alt Leads27 of 147 (18.4%)
Unknown17 of 147 (11.6%)

'Climbed'75 of 147 (51.0%)
clean O/S67 of 147 (45.6%)
clean rpt4 of 147 (2.7%)
dnf1 of 147 (0.7%)