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Pleasant Surprise HS 4c

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[Jon on Laceration and Harry on Pleasant Surprise., 2 kb]23m. 4 Metres right of teaser. Scramble up to the base of the climb and follow the crack up on good holds. Crux, jus below two circular holds. Plenty of really good gear. push through the crux to finish on good holds.

Photo: Jon on Laceration and Harry on Pleasant Surprise. © Tony the Blade
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SPA Assesment
Alex Riley - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14

MD - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with Jo

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/14

Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Mike D

JasonV - 2nd - 13/Jul/14 with Mart

Felt steep but lots of gear.
emlynroberts - Lead - 06/Jul/14 with Karoliina Koivisto

marclloyd77 - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with Richard Sanford

Dizz - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/14 with zof

leeds_belle - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Zylo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

Rog Wilko - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/14

swmackey - Lead O/S - 28/May/14 with Gemma Grewar

Hak - Lead O/S - 27/May/14 with Karen Chalmers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/14

farmerwad - Lead - 25/May/14 with Simon LMC, sandra, Anne, S.O.C.

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/May/14

Noice.
K Farrell - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Andy Parsons

andysroom - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Katie Farrell

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/14

A very Pleasant Surprise
Clogwyn y Gwin - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with D J

Harri777 - 2nd - 22/Mar/14 with brian biggar

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/14

michael burrows - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/14 with colin

Ellie Fuller - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Amy Hare

riff156 - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/13 with Jo Smith

Craigyboy13 - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/13

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 08/Dec/13

r.greaves - Lead - 23/Nov/13 with neil

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - 29/Sep/13

First ever lead, PSYCHED
Roo123 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Sep/13

timcedwards - 2nd - 07/Sep/13 with Andrew Edwards

Dave lead
tomjemmett - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Guy Oliver, Dave Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13

monkeyman79 - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Jon Hubbard

erica - 2nd - 21/Aug/13 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/13 with Erica

magsb - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with John Roberts

Didn't think this was 4c, the crux was by two round pockets/holes- hard 4b imo. Once you move right onto the small ledge like the guidebook says and step left to finish on good holds it's no more than 4a.
Malt_Loaf - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13

very good weather
Smithy90 - TR O/S - 06/Aug/13

Could complete the slight overhang at the top of the crack
kaptnk207 - TR dnf - 03/Aug/13 with Andi Craig

Sophieeee - 2nd - 25/Jun/13

Laurence Cowton - 2nd - 24/Jun/13 with Celyn

AliceGB - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Matthew Roper

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/13

Permia - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/13

Lucylou19 - 2nd - 28/May/13

danpyrs - Lead O/S - 28/May/13

francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Ollie Mentz, Rhys Bowen Harris

easy
rbharries - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with ollie mentalz, fanny cavanagh

CragDog - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

steve.riches - TR - 13/May/13

Climbing Concentration.
bazthomas - TR O/S - 13/May/13 with Chris (CC)

tommy - Lead - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

ipegg - 04/May/13 with Richard Apthorp

sheelba - Lead - 27/Apr/13

Katex - Lead β - 27/Apr/13 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Keelan McNulty - TR O/S - 03/Apr/13

herman0055 - Lead - 27/Mar/13 with Scotty mayled

kkris - TR - 19/Mar/13 with Simon

GStone - TR O/S - 19/Mar/13 with Kris

BeckyS - TR - 26/Feb/13

droberts - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - 2nd - 13/Oct/12 with James Davies

JakeWShaw - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Tom P

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Jake Shaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12

emlynroberts - Lead - 29/Sep/12 with James Townley (BUMS)

j.townley - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12

Will Williams - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Wee wobble on crux, Mo placed a bit of gear. abseil off
bleakned - Lead - 20/Sep/12 with Sarah

sheelba - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

kj001 - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

mattgrange - 2nd - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/12

Anoetic - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12

A couple of good value moves for Hard Severe, Tony led it
Andrew Lodge - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Tony, Steve

t.c.hewitt - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/12

Katex - Lead - 17/Jul/12 with Lucy Bland

davesb - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Tom Hewitt, Tom Wilson

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Matt Reynolds

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

Nice lead from Rowan.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Rowen Fresher

mimi22 - 2nd - 24/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/12

kristinawe - 2nd - 22/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/12

ojgrant - Lead - 18/May/12 with Jez Hawksworth

steven_daniels99 - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Cool weather in the morning. T-shirt in the afternoon.
Prof. Outdoors - Lead - 06/May/12 with Mike P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

Melanie Parkin - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with John T

mrchewy - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Binder - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Adam J

hcaw - 2nd - 28/Apr/12 with Kelvin

Just lovely!
thecurlyone - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/12 with Kate Lawrence

Katex - 2nd - 24/Apr/12 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

moelfras - AltLd - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

monkeyboyraw - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/12 with Craig Letham

Alex.M-M. - 2nd rpt - 25/Feb/12 with dale 42

dale 42 - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Alex.M-M.

Lee Groves - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/11 with Andy Daer

Andydaer - 08/Nov/11 with Lee Groves

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/11

999thAndy - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

Nice climb, but easy in the grade!
Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Carol Fowles

Rampikino - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Jennifer Randall, Cat

Dvr69 - TR O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Tony Whitehead

marc1967 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Lesley Payne, Roger Payne

yorkyrmcdo - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with woody

PyB North Wales Rock
simon geering - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/11 with John, Blair (PyB)

Blue Straggler - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Sianny - AltLd O/S - Jun/11 with Terry

kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Fiona McFarlane

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/11

chrissy - 2nd - 29/May/11 with Mo

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

MoWalker3 - 01/May/11 with chrissy

trish1968 - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

DanC1985 - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Charlotte

jstringer - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Rhys Williams, Red Dragon

Rhys_Alun - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with John Stringer, Red Dragon

bibster1989 - 2nd - Apr/11

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

Luke Davies - Lead - 03/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11

dpitt83 - 2nd - 21/Feb/11 with phil hughes

kdalzell - Lead - 12/Feb/11 with Liam Fleming

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

mwatson - 2011

ben.richards - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/10 with Piers Gudgeon

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Nov/10

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 08/Oct/10 with Kyle Bersford, Dylan Williams

williamsd79 - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Mark Freestone

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/10 with Franco, Lisa

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/10

Hidden - TR - 14/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

fizzicist - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Rich Brook, Christopher Brads

ritchierich - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/10 with Sera Roberts

vinspin - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/10 with sammy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10

Dizz - 2nd β - 25/Aug/10 with chiz

NB Pixel - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Harri!

Rog Wilko - Lead - 07/Aug/10 with Rachel Barton, Debbie Wilkinson

david morse - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/10 with Nikky

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/10

Huw Mithan - Lead - 03/Aug/10 with Matthew Keeves

Harri777 - 2nd - Aug/10 with Naomi

Kyle F - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10

davesb - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Ruth Littlejohn

gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with dave gleave

garywong - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Helen King

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

luce - 2nd O/S - 08/May/10 with Kevin Edwards

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

Sparky!!!3 - Lead - 29/Apr/10

Sam Marland - Lead β - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/10

Yong_Welsh - 09/Apr/10

RachelP - 2nd - 04/Apr/10 with Jamie

christoph owen - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Keith jones

Keith Jones - 2nd - 04/Apr/10 with David

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10

edpd1b - Lead - Apr/10 with Kelly Hillyer

crag_monster - 2nd - Apr/10 with murphydave

Really good route.
JezH - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Oli

Dizz - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Joe W, Simon P

krusty23 - Lead - 14/Mar/10 with Chris Evans, Paul Haydock

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/10

fletch540 - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Oli

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Feb/10

amthalmann - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10

Really nice
CharlotteJelleyman - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Amanda Thalmann

Second half only. Done with Laceration
Hjort - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Michael Weaver, Sophie Wilmes

sonnenstern - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Mike, Toby Vye

williamsd79 - Lead - 2010

sionjosh - 2010

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 2010

Renegade_Pony - Lead - 12/Dec/09 with barni

cearbhalld - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/09 with Tina Michels

Hidden - 14/Oct/09

fizzychewitt - Lead - 20/Sep/09 with Ian, Martin

robjc89 - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with David Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/09

Rob Pitt - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/09 with J & D Davis

first corner climb
David86 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/09

ratm - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Andy Mathers

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09

Whatlarks - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with Gilbert

gilbert - 2nd - 23/Jul/09 with Paul Turner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/09

Stick to the crack! Don't be tempted onto the little slab halfway up - it's not so nice.
Rog Wilko - 2nd - 19/Jul/09 with Debbie Wilkinson

Roger Cruse - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/09 with Richard, Per & Stephanie

Sardien - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/09 with Rhodri Morgan

mat08 - TR - Jul/09

Hidden - TR - 22/Jun/09

rig - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Jamie Lewis

adam06 - Solo - 15/Jun/09

Lil'Lou - TR O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Holly

luckock1988 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Jason Rickwood

erica - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with John

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Erica

gilbert - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with fonz

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Jen

arctic_jen - 2nd - 03/May/09 with Dan

Hidden - Lead - May/09

allanfarrell - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/09 with Robert Thorpe

gilbert - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Rob Johnson

1st day back after being of with trapped nerve prob. Not enough strength. Struggled all day.
Neil Metcalfe101 - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Leon & Phil 'the Duke',

treeminkies - Lead - 22/Feb/09 with carole

Tadams - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Mark Challoner

scorky345 - 2nd - 04/Jan/09 with Gemma Simone

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jan/09

peter myers - Lead - 2009 with Jim Bob Derry

Took "the fall of the weekend" trying to bridge the corner. Will go back once my technique has improved; after all I'm a beginner at this game.
fingermagic - TR dnf - 02/Nov/08 with Gordon

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with margaret

Lallylandslider - 2nd - 11/Oct/08 with michael burrows

krusty23 - 2nd - Oct/08 with Karl

Em66 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Mat

Nice, sustained, well protected and low in the grade.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Sarah Clough

ritchierich - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/08 with groovy_nut

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Aug/08

groovy_nut - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Ritchie

CJE - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Steve Smith

emlynroberts - 2nd - 06/Aug/08 with Stephen Rowley (BUMS)

Rampikino - 2nd - 27/Jul/08 with Cat

nikinko - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Aiden

mountainpunk - 08/Jul/08

as the name suggests
intersection996 - Lead - 19/Jun/08 with Migi

robkbangor - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/08 with Phil Cockerton

hils theaker - Lead - 04/Jun/08 with Adam

overexposure - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with LB

Calder - 2nd - 04/May/08 with Andy G & Gail

alwyn101 - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/08 with Dilwyn Jones

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

ritchierich - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/08 with Wyn Price

Keith Jones - 2nd - 16/Jan/08 with ali, David

me2k7 - 2008

mikeyfield - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Lucy

the juicy dangler - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/07

nice little route- easy for the grade?
gilldando - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/07 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07

steve mee - Lead - 11/Aug/07 with Chris Salvage

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/07

alwyn101 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/07 with Dafydd Jones

ritchierich - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/07 with Vinny

vinspin - Lead - 04/Jun/07 with ritchie

Dave Wearing - Lead - 05/May/07 with KenTebay,

saillord - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with sarah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07

Harry The Owl - 2nd - 10/Mar/07 with Jon Hobbs

fran04 - Lead - 2007

saillord - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/06 with gareth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/06

One of my first climbs
Mguy - 2nd - 14/Aug/06 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/06

bobette - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/06

SPA
Phil1967 - TR - 12/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - Apr/06

Swirly - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/06 with Gaz

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

Keith Jones - 2nd - 18/Oct/05 with David

Allan Young - 2nd β - 17/Jul/04 with Megan Stanley

broc - 2nd O/S - 02/May/04 with Mike

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/04 with Rob

Alaister Nurse - Lead - Apr/04 with Neil Edwards

Kath led - a good climb
nickdonohue - 2nd - Jun/03 with Jim Barradale, Kath Donohue

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/02 with Debbie Wilkinson

D Berry - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/02 with Claire Berry

ZA - 2nd - Aug/01 with dad

D Berry - Lead O/S - 08/May/01 with Claire Berry

IM led
Pete Nugent - 2nd - 05/May/01 with Ian Makin, Paul Hampson

robkbangor - 2000

Andy Say - Solo - 05/Sep/92

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Voting
Total votes cast 83
hard VS0 of 35
VS0 of 35
easy VS0 of 35
hard HS3 of 35
HS25 of 35
easy HS6 of 35
hard S0 of 35
S1 of 35
easy S0 of 35
hard 5a0 of 26
5a0 of 26
easy 5a0 of 26
hard 4c0 of 26
4c16 of 26
easy 4c2 of 26
hard 4b6 of 26
4b1 of 26
easy 4b1 of 26
3 Stars0 of 22
2 Stars1 of 22
1 Star21 of 22
0 Stars0 of 22
Bag of .....0 of 22
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 312 (1.0%)
Lead159 of 312 (51.0%)
Followed116 of 312 (37.2%)
Toproped18 of 312 (5.8%)
Alt Leads4 of 312 (1.3%)
Unknown12 of 312 (3.8%)

'Climbed'131 of 312 (42.0%)
clean O/S155 of 312 (49.7%)
clean β5 of 312 (1.6%)
clean rpt18 of 312 (5.8%)
clean RP1 of 312 (0.3%)
dnf2 of 312 (0.6%)