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Vanguard* VS 4c

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Ticklists: A Worthwhile Weekend at Wyndcliffe.

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ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Sally

Top end of the grade.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/13 with Clare

Hidden - 2013

Lots of climbing around to recover gear leader placed. Good traverse half way up
jwhereat - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/12

A bit wet at the bottom, so had an early fall. Loose rock in the middle and wet again at the top so did my head in and took ages. Not my finest hour.
Country_Boy - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12 with James

Having "slid off" this in the mid-1990s, I expected to cruise it. Wrong! Loose low down, & the top bit is very challenging - harder than most Shorncliff HVSs. Had to reverse twice & get my head together before committing to the final moves. VS 4c? Really?
Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 30/May/12 with Liz

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Emma Hawkins

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Norman and Sonya

Gary led.
Chris Sansum - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/11 with Elena Songprasert, Gary Lewin

a stuck cam, fading light and ridiculous under grading made this a bit of a nightmare. treat with caution if this is at the top of your grade, it gets harder as you go up.
colinkeb - 2nd dog - 20/May/11

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

Just! Found the top section v.hard for the grade.
grumpyoldjanner - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with KDW

Hard at the top... Very poor rock quality (hollow, loose), and not the nicest exit... But a stunning view from the top. great belay.
alexanderjwatts - Lead - 20/Mar/11

Top was a struggle - more like HVS
KDW - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Harry

Hard top section
SGD - 2nd - 13/Mar/11 with Jonny WMC

Messners Yeti - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Al Franks

Alasdair88 - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Pete Swan

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Tomar

Tim Sparrow - 2011

Surprisingly free from snow. Top move is tricky!
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/10 with Helen

RamblingRyan - 2nd - 13/Nov/10 with Martin

had a nasty time at the start - got stuck nose in the groove with only slopers within reach. Lots of calm deep breathing & managed to move up safely & get the onsight. Phew.
hms - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/10 with Brian

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/10 with Helen S

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/10

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Chris Allan

simeclimb68 - 2nd rpt - 14/Feb/10 with Tom Jewel

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/09 with Clare

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Clare

dshearer - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Paul O Neil

Christian Reynish - Lead dnf - 30/Jul/09 with Will Jones

MD - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Paul H

garywong - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/09 with Patrick Goodwin

eagleopus - 29/Jun/08

top crack finished after several attempts working it out
brady - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/08 with Roger and Hywel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Nick Eaton

Rambling and loose with a scary top-out - didn't enjoy.
Ali3735 - 2nd O/S - Jan/08 with Andy M

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Oct/07

Strugggled with steep top
leigh - Lead dog - 20/Oct/07 with Ed

A rude awakening upon my return to these sort of grades. Not too bad, but the last corner took a bit of effort.
localboy - 2nd dog - 24/May/07 with Simon C

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

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - Mar/07 with Mirek

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/07

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Beesley

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/03

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

alan moore - 2000

mikej - Lead - 04/Sep/99 with Nick Salmon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Nigel R Lewis - 2nd - 09/Jul/91

strapless - Lead - Sep/90 with Ju

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1986

Andy Chubb - 2nd - 1974 with Pete Watts

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 21/Mar/71 with John Stainforth

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Total votes cast 36
hard HVS0 of 15
HVS0 of 15
easy HVS6 of 15
hard VS5 of 15
VS4 of 15
easy VS0 of 15
hard HS0 of 15
HS0 of 15
easy HS0 of 15
hard 5a0 of 12
5a0 of 12
easy 5a5 of 12
hard 4c6 of 12
4c1 of 12
easy 4c0 of 12
hard 4b0 of 12
4b0 of 12
easy 4b0 of 12
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Style of ascent

Lead29 of 60 (48.3%)
Followed27 of 60 (45.0%)
Unknown4 of 60 (6.7%)

'Climbed'20 of 60 (33.3%)
clean O/S28 of 60 (46.7%)
clean rpt6 of 60 (10.0%)
dogged5 of 60 (8.3%)
dnf1 of 60 (1.7%)