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Suncrush** HVS 5b

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The shallow groove 20ft left of Cadillac leads easily to a small alcove beneath the flake. Layback to glory and an easier finish.
F Cannings, P Littlejohn 28/Feb/1970

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This climb is in 162 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Pete H

Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/14 with Caroline Ní Chaoimh

mr random - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Rafael Malczyk

ollie1 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Noodles, Olly Ryan

Pintsize - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Will Benfold

will_benfold - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/14 with Sarah Woodrow

Julie Carroll - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with Julie Carroll

What a big mess! An other day when dryer with some new arms maybe.
Fred_Richard - Lead dog - 30/May/14 with terry Claxton

cem - 2nd rpt - 25/May/14 with Will Grayson, Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Will Grayson, Charles Moreton

alastairbegley - 2nd rpt - 21/May/14 with Andrew Twemlow

twem - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Alastair

Fell off the crux. Got it on the second attempt.
Snorfalorpagus - 2nd dog - 18/May/14 with Steve Robinson

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Tor Nockles

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Josh A

cem - Lead O/S - 11/May/14 with Tim Howard

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Iggy

Really strenuous for an HVS, could easily have been E1. Plus crux wasn't super well protected.
squicky - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Ben

Melonfly - 2nd O/S - Apr/14 with Caleb

Found it quite tricky getting up to the niche? The layback and head wall are great fun. Good quality rock, good protection and nice features. I thought this was a really enjoyable climb.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/14 with Trish, Mel

Dunx - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Rob Harding, Adam

MD - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13 with Jo

Pumped at the flake wrestling with gear removal.
Happy Wanderer - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/13 with Mike D

Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13

Very sustained. Well pleased to have completed it without rests. Next target to lead it!
stevelismore - 2nd - 27/Aug/13 with Trevor PCC

leglesslizard - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Peter Lovell - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Phil Mitchel

98%monkey - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Al Dibben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

Sweet climb, the hardest moves are well protected with cams.
hereford-climber - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Joe birchall

hrgcb - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Virgil Scott

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Ben Crook, Greg Clarke, Clare

Ran quickly back up on top rope to retrieve gear from the top. Started up the little wall to the left, which was nice and scarcely any harder than the slightly awkward normal start (although probably less protectable - didn't look too closely).
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Ben Crook, Greg Clarke, Clare

gregclarke - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Brian

Dave-Westlake - 18/May/13

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Neil Morbey

Kyuzo - 17/Mar/13

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13 with ross garfoot

jcook1980 - 2nd - 04/Mar/13 with Dan Moore

Neil Morbey - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/13 with Jason Gotel

Hidden - 2013

A good couple of moves
Tomar - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/12 with Kelly

bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Andy

Only 5a climbing, but quite sustained around the crux so HVS seems fair.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/12 with Clare

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with liv_the_div

Really nice route. Very well protected and never really harder than 5a.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Tim

Brilliant. Not as hard as I thought it would be. Laybacking section was barely 5a, although I found getting to the alcove slightly harder. It would be pretty straight forward if you powered through without placing gear during the layback.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with andy m

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/12

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12 with Debbie

matiamallia - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

lukewilliams - 2nd - 13/May/12

This is the climb you put a number 8 nut through your upper lip, you tit.
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Claire Duffield

Gibbo - Lead - 15/Apr/12 with Tom Gibbison

thomb - Lead - 15/Apr/12

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Decent route.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/12 with Lee P

A bit intimidating near the start, then fantastic.
James Marshall - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with Dick Hall, rich hard rock

Rick hard Rock - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with richard hall, James Marshall

Went a bit to the left from the crack shorly after the route start.
bluesharper - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Andy

Beyond cold! Cool route in every sense.
Dave 88 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with bluesharper

Hidden - 2012

Wrong line taken at the square block; Rich went off right instead of going up the crack.
Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/11 with Richard Lade

Fun climbing in the short layback section, the crux move is well protected
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Craig

CraigMcAteer - 2nd - 13/Nov/11 with nick

Rowan Mitchell - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Andre Steele

tomhill#1 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with tomturrell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11

great moves all the way, especially the layback sequence round the flake. you just have to ignore the fact that one day that flake will fall down, hopefully not with climber attached.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Sam

why did i wait so long to head up there and get this climbed. excellent route. stopping on the layback to try and place some kit would be hard work. 3 stars. not sure about 5b too
stvredmond - Lead - 01/Sep/11 with Helen Norris

Awesome climb. Credit to steve for the lead. Layback is brilliant.
Helnorris - 2nd - 01/Sep/11 with Steve Redmond

Rained fell off. Another day
kiwi boy - 2nd dnf - 20/Aug/11 with richard williams

MD - 2nd β - 06/Aug/11 with Ian W, Ed

eduardo - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Ian W, Mike Den

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 22/Mar/11 with Helen S

wanted to do this one for a while. Got in some high bomber gear from the alcove below the main flake, then just went for it!
hms - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Brian

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Pete Swan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

Tim Sparrow - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Garron - 2nd β - 12/Dec/10

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Garron

Robin Head - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Katie

katiep - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Robin Head

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 01/Nov/10 with James Lane

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Ben Smith, Jerry Crabb

brew_guru - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/10 with super gav

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/10

great climbing, good gear, strenuous but on good holds. weill worth it
lithos - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/10 with Clare

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Jack Turner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10

Gorgeous climb. Spot on grade.
s.c.white - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10

mike lawrence? - Lead - 28/Apr/10 with James the Navigator, Colin

gdb4060 - Lead - 27/Apr/10 with Will

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

dean79 - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with Marc Lloyd

super strenuous climbing
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Emma Hawkins

dave657 - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/10 with paul b

irish paul - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Dave Ripley

Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Raff

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with JC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with G.Lewis

1st hvs lead - great crux sequence
saz_b - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Chris Fennings

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Ben Sutton

cornishben - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Gareth Pratt

Dan_Carroll - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Eric Herring

mikeshewring - Lead β - 13/Jun/09

shoulders - Lead - 13/Jun/09 with mikeshewring, jon shewring, dai

TimPerkin - Lead - 11/Jun/09 with Dave Gale

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Ed Hill

Disconcertingly damp in places.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 27/Jan/09 with Roger

al99 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Al Benson

Neil Stansbie - 2nd - Sep/08

Did all the hard bits to half way, then was too tired to finish on the wet muddy stuff.
aldred - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/08 with jamie

leigh - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/08

Great laybacking.
DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Christian

Christian Reynish - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Daffyd Jones

Tim W - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Dave Ripley

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Dave and Joe

eagleopus - Lead - 30/May/08 with Roger

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with colin

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Slim, Andy Forbes

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/08 with Lisa Paling

lisapaling - 2nd β - 15/Apr/08 with Toby Dunford

Got pumped through the crux as i wasn't bold enough!
dave657 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with rich p

Mark Walter - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Paul Black

HuwT - 2nd - Aug/07 with Wil Treasure

Dropped back on to gear a couple times attempting the layback sequence. Quality climb.
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 28/May/07 with Mirek

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/07 with Mark Courteir

Boxy - Lead O/S - 07/May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/05

Jason Gotel - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Pippa Lansdown

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 13/May/05 with Clare

The Pylon King - 2nd - Nov/03 with David Elder

drysori - Lead - Jun/03 with Malcolm

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/03

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Charlie Everett

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/02 with Roy Thomas

simon kimber - 2nd - 2002 with Tony Penning, Gavin Cytlau

Jason Gotel - Lead O/S - Jun/01 with Tim Weekes

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/01

Roget - 2nd O/S - 01/May/00

liabilityliz - 2nd - 25/Jun/98 with Mark Trepte

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/94 with Marcus

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/93

sdht - 1991

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/90

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1989 with Dr. Jeremy

davemhart - Lead O/S - 1988

sadams - Lead - 24/Nov/85 with Aylesbury CC

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Oct/78 with Gerry Dunford

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Voting
Total votes cast 108
hard E10 of 38
E10 of 38
easy E13 of 38
hard HVS6 of 38
HVS29 of 38
easy HVS0 of 38
hard VS0 of 38
VS0 of 38
easy VS0 of 38
hard 5c0 of 36
5c0 of 36
easy 5c0 of 36
hard 5b0 of 36
5b24 of 36
easy 5b9 of 36
hard 5a3 of 36
5a0 of 36
easy 5a0 of 36
3 Stars5 of 34
2 Stars23 of 34
1 Star6 of 34
0 Stars0 of 34
Bag of .....0 of 34
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Style of ascent

Lead100 of 162 (61.7%)
Followed52 of 162 (32.1%)
Toproped1 of 162 (0.6%)
Alt Leads1 of 162 (0.6%)
Unknown8 of 162 (4.9%)

'Climbed'38 of 162 (23.5%)
clean O/S100 of 162 (61.7%)
clean β4 of 162 (2.5%)
clean rpt14 of 162 (8.6%)
dogged4 of 162 (2.5%)
dnf2 of 162 (1.2%)