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Zinfandel** HVS 5a

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["HVS my arse!" - Pylon King about to back off Zinfandel, 3 kb]24m. A varied but well-balanced climb up the sunny side of the pillar offering the full Culm experience. Climb boldly but easily up to the left arete, then carefully gain the crack system. Follow this with improving protection until it kinks into the shaley chimney and so do you. Finish directly. Take care with loose blocks when moving out of the chimney onto the top of the pillar they are now getting unstable.

Ticklists: Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

Photo: "HVS my arse!" - Pylon King about to back off Zinfandel © Ady short
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This climb is in 15 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Safe enough for the lead, bloody dodgy for the belay and crap came raining down
Jelly Mould Surfer - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13

Joel Perkin - 2nd - 03/Jul/13 with Big Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13

Lead with Nicola on a nice sunny afternoon. Started in middle of the face didn't really move to the arete but good nut and cam placement before moved left to upper crack line. Pulled ropes through to anchor on the beach before bringing up second.
sh@budehaven.cornwall.sch.uk - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

Nice climb on a sunny day. Easy start up the middle and then when things start to get harder there is ample gear to protect move left into a good crack with chimney like resting all the way to the top. Rope pulled through and anchored on beach before brought up second.
simonhammond1966 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/12

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Stu

Country_Boy - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Stu Bradbury

Bobby Gilbert - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Gary Burgess

Mike W - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

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

Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Sep/00 with Nic Dill

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ropeboy, mike hooper, kim.mulji, Hidden, johnpr, AJH, Hidden, crobinson, Dr Caterpillar

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