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Raven Face* VD 4a

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[nikki on raven face, 3 kb]start at the highest part of the saddle.climb over bulges until beneath a black looking OHang.Traverse RWs below to a groove which leads up to the top ,the view is amazing from top,exit from the back.
R.G.Higgins 1949

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 131 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

In its present state, this is not one to seek out - there are some nice moves, but it also has many prickly bushes at the top
jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14

Straightforward route with grotty, prickly exit.
davidbeynon - Lead - 31/May/14 with Sharon Chircop

clubmanpete - Lead - 20/May/14

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Donald

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Jing

Slightly unpleasant and prickly exit. Overall a good route.
jing - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Robert

Phil Hutchinson - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane - Lead - May/14

phil456 - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Graham M

Geting started is a sod! Lost most of the skin off my knee.
Skinnybloke - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with clubmanpete

Got to the ledge to the right on the overhang and came across what looked like a lot of very loose rock, with some obvious recent rockfall (a block about the size of a microwave seems to have been dislodged, and a lot of new looking loose dirt). Anyway, didnt fancy clambering up the rest of the way so downclimbed the whole route, which was an interesting challenge!
The Norris - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/14 with Gem

Dislodged boulder from just right of the overhang. Bottom twitching event!!!!!
Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Chris W

chrisweight - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Paul Hyland

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/13

nickdonohue - Lead - 22/Nov/13 with Mark McCarthy

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

Jamiet297 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Carl

Hinchrn - 2nd - 06/Jun/13 with Ben Renshaw

benren - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Tom

Ed morris - 2nd O/S - 23/May/13 with Ian

wurzelinzummerset - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Nick

stoneback - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/13

After bailing this climb a couple of mon ths ago, was pleased to be able to climb it with ease.
Ian Miller - Lead rpt - 04/Feb/13 with James Goss

a family of goldcrests entertained us as we were waiting to climb the route
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/12 with Dave Piper, Dilwat, SurferStan

Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/12 with Dave P, Tom M, SurferStan

SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/12 with Tom Monday, Dave Piper, Dilwat

Lead after partner bailed. Not a very good route, should of walked out. Instead got caught in the dark in the rain. Great
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/12 with Ian M

Ian Miller - 2nd - 16/Nov/12 with Ben Darby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Lyndsay Superclimber - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Jimbo

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Debbie

Overgrown at the top. Lost a cam to this climb. Fun moves though
ledifer - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with jac hess

SECOND NOT KEEN ON THE CLIMB SO I BACK CLIMBED FROM OVERHANG.
clubmanpete - Lead dnf - 13/May/12

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12 with Greg

arandall - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with arandall

Hidden - Lead - 04/Feb/12

Will Gordon - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Geoff Burton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12

Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

ali macphee - Lead - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jun/11

exit is very overgrown with gorse
Joby - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Alice Fuller

Thorn bush, ouch!
Joey C - 2nd β - 14/May/11 with Laurie Turpin

Interesting section under the roof
lukerathmell - Lead O/S - May/11 with Rachel Bennett

alice fuller - 2nd O/S - May/11 with Joby

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11

Westcorkman - AltLd - 16/Apr/11 with Bob Dawson

laurie turpin - Lead - 14/Apr/11 with Joe Cossey

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Mar/11

Cath's leader training!
BelayBunney - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Catherine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Tom_Page - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - Mar/11

Worth scrambling through the Gorse for the top out. Best view on the Dewerstone.
tsjx - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Lots of gorse
thoabb - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Nick

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Kevin Colclough

Think took wrong line after the over hang went left of the gorse bush. Got shredded by gorse at the top.
Bobling - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Will

Steve Woollard - Lead - 27/Mar/10 with Bob Dawson

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/09

rockferret - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Phil

Birds nest in-situ on Raven Face/Randy. Best avoided until they are gone.
Phil79 - 2nd rpt - 12/May/09 with Rockferret

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/09

First proper second, lead by Rich.
Jenba* - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Richard Stemp

Phil79 - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Pedro

pedro.silva - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Phil

Mr_S - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Lee

JonHarvey - Solo rpt - 21/Jul/08

Jaynes 2nd lead
JonHarvey - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/08 with Jayne-o

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/08

DanLear - Lead - 08/Jul/08 with Al McPhierson

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Jun/08

My first lead
Popkids - Lead - 02/Apr/08 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/08

existing debt - 2008

As a continuation of Fly on the Wall. No need for a technical grade.
Zoomer - 2nd - 24/Aug/07 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - Lead - 24/Aug/07 with glenn bloomer

So much variation in a single pitch!
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/06 with Steve Moody

Justin T - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Wifey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06

JonHarvey - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Jay Jackson

Bad ropework lead to a a huge amount of rope drag. Quite a rounded sloppy route.
localboy - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Clare D

We got lost and mucky.
rotsoscooper - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Tom and Chris

Tom Last - Lead - Jan/06 with Matt & Chris

leadmat - Lead - 2006

leadmat - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/05

sam coward - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/05 with Helen

crater - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/04

drpeters - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/02

Mickdenali - 2002 with Tony Rudal

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/00

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/99

Hidden - Lead - 1998

sixties - AltLd - 25/Oct/97 with hrd

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/97

Paul's 1st lead
climbingrichard - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/97

called raven wall then
Raggar - 07/Sep/96 with Andy J

Dean
climbingrichard - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/96

Dry Lynne
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/96

iskra2000 - Lead - 06/Apr/96 with Paul Woodcock

Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/96

colin milton - Lead - Jul/93 with eric milton

jim_randell - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/92 with MS, WW

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/92

Iain Thow - Lead - 30/Sep/91 with Rob Ivens

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/89

daviesdan - Lead - 1989

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/86

Nigel Coe - 08/Oct/83 with Pam Holt

Andy S - 2nd dog - Jul/83 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/83

mark-abz - Solo - 26/Apr/80

Mike C - Lead - 07/Oct/79 with Dave Bennett, Will Fitzpatrick, Neil ?

Mike C - Lead - 08/Oct/78 with Eifiona Main, Heather Tarplee, Tim Sladden

Mike C - 2nd - 02/Oct/77 with Nick Harman

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 03/Apr/76 with John Broadwell

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1970

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
andrewmcleod, Hidden, Chris dyer, hcaw, Nelson

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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 131 (6.1%)
Lead73 of 131 (55.7%)
Followed39 of 131 (29.8%)
Alt Leads4 of 131 (3.1%)
Unknown7 of 131 (5.3%)

'Climbed'59 of 131 (45.0%)
clean O/S60 of 131 (45.8%)
clean β1 of 131 (0.8%)
clean rpt8 of 131 (6.1%)
dogged1 of 131 (0.8%)
dnf2 of 131 (1.5%)