Sensible Shoes*** VS 4c
[Just after the crux on Sensible Shoes, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A fine mini-adventure that requires competence from both leader and second. A chance to sample the ambience of Astral Stroll at a lesser level of difficulty. Start by abseiling 5m down a crack in a corner to a foothold stance next to an undercut slab on the right. Move onto the slab and make a difficult move up and out right onto the next slab, crux. Traverse right and then move under an overhang and across a bottomless corner to another slab. Move rightwards up the slab to the edge of the chasm. Climb the arete and left-slanting groove to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, West Country Climbs.

Photo: Just after the crux on Sensible Shoes © Bob M
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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/15 with Andy Cairns

tomchitson - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/15

Mark Chevassut - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Tom Chitson

Awesome climb with the sea crashing just beneath us. Bit of a soft touch at VS 4c. I'd have said HS 4b would be a more accurate reflection.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 2nd - 11/Apr/15 with Dan Chadfield

Great climbing with plenty of gear. The crux isnt too hard and after that its nice easy climbing in amazing positions. A real adventure!
DanChad - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Chris Murray

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Tom M

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Dilwat

Bit of a rope drag palava for Luke, despite not placing that much gear. Other than the rock-over crux move, easy climbing in a great location.
JoeCoxson - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Luke Gorman

lukegorman - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Joe Coxson

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/14

augustus trout - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Mark Pilling

MaccMark - 2nd - 18/Jun/14 with James Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14

Philippa Arding - 2nd - Aug/13 with nick arding

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Gareth Greeves

Not too sure about the soft touch comments, didn't want to leave the first slab for a while but a great little adventure all the way!
gg4419 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Nick Stephens

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 12/Jul/13 with Clare

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with David

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Graham Charman

rather underwhelming
gowla - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12 with will kumar

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Duncan Dunbar

tgeh - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Howie

Nigel Coe - Lead - 31/May/12 with Andy March

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/12

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/12 with arandall

arandall - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews

In the rain, very slippery! Soft for the grade, and not 3 stars for me.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Tom Thorpe

Hidden - 05/Aug/11

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

CRiddiford - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Mike

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Tom

Good climb, good atmosphere, soft at VS.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Becca

Really good fun, split it into 2 to share the fun!!
Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Jeremy

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/11

Em66 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Mat

mattshort - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Alan Murray

erinbastian - Lead dnf - 24/Jan/11

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hanging belay above rough sea was great. One 4c move and the rest easier but well-positioned climbing. It doesnt start and finish at the same place.
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Neil Furniss

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

Bob Peters - Lead O/S - 2009

Climbed the variation start
Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Stu Bradbury

RichardMc - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/08 with Tony Williams

Hidden - Lead - Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/06

Norman_P_W - 2nd - 03/Aug/06 with Bob M

A very strange route which starts and finishes at the same place. Good climbing though.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - TR - 22/Jun/05 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead - Aug/01

stuart100 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/00 with Ian Brown

RichardMc - AltLd - 24/Jul/88 with Jon Clifford-Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/88

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Alex the Alex, Matthew Martin Wsm, manbat, Jules Lane, Mayo, aljezurusrf08, Joel Perkin, johnpr, althesin, AJH, neilstubbs, Dilwat, Ian Jones, andrea83

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