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The Royal Forester* VS 4c

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Steep and varied climbing with good protection. Start at the base of a clean, narrow corner. 26m. Climb the narrow corner to the overhang and layback steeply up rightwards to good holds. Follow a finger-crack left to its end and step onto a ledge on the right. Move up and left to the bottom of a final corner that leads to the top. © ROCKFAX

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What a great climb! It's definitely worth 2 stars, the rock is solid and the move around the flake is quite interesting.
Hamish777 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Andrea

Very good.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Hamish

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Joan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14

Shaw Brown - Lead - 10/Jul/14 with Judith Neaves

stephen ashworth - Lead - 06/Jul/14 with Alex cox

Worth 2 stars for sure - crux move looked spicey for Steve from where i was belaying. Exposed position and great atmosphere
snook - 2nd β - 05/Jul/14 with stephen ashworth

hotfeet - 2nd - 13/Jun/14 with Jason Smeeth

Wendy Watthews - 2nd rpt - 31/May/14 with Hannah, joe c

Definitely worth more than 1 star. Excellent position on the crag, lots of good gear, and interesting moves to boast.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Hannah Smith, Wendy Matthews

HannahSmith - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Wendy Matthews, Joe Coxson

leerybunny - 2nd - 27/May/14 with Ryan Newman

Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Robin

jhb0510 - 2nd rpt - 10/May/14 with Luke Randall

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/14

Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Dave Neville

davenev - 08/Apr/14 with luke

jhb0510 - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/13 with Mike Weare

rd20 - 2nd - 15/Aug/13 with Len

Dave attempted to lead but backed off at the crux, and so I took over. I seconded it once 2(?) years ago.
masa-alpin - Lead RP - 14/Aug/13 with Dave W-J

Good climb with a nice technical sequence at the crux; lots of lichen and in need of some traffic.
adamre12 - Lead dog - Aug/13 with Jess Addisson

perranman - 2nd - 15/Jul/13 with anders wester

Skip - 2nd dnf - 14/Jul/13 with A Walker

A Walker - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Skip

gowla - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Sara

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Jun/13

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

Duncan Turner - Lead - 04/May/13 with stu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Had to have 2 goes at the crux.
jhb0510 - 2nd dog - 02/May/13 with Alan Dovey

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

SurferStan - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/13 with Tom Monday, Dave Piper

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Dave Piper, SurferStan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/12 with James Hoyes, Rachel Batt

very nice. lots of protection.
Ian Bell - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/12 with Tania T

Batt - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/12 with rachael spraggs, James Hoyes

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/12 with Rachael S, Rachel B

Jim Malo - 2nd - 24/Aug/12 with Deborah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/12

Mark Kemball - Lead - 29/Jul/12 with Solly Kemball Dorey

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/12

wolverine - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Caroline Ashman

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/12

ian d f - Lead - 25/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/12

El3ctroFuzz - 2nd rpt - 31/May/12 with Joe Harris

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/12

mike hooper - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with jobey martin

awsome route one of the routes to remember oh yes
mike hooper - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with jobey martin

amazing moves
Joby - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Mike Hooper

arandall - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with arandall

owillmot - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/12

jack 9895 - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/12

aljezurusrf08 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Willow

Elmo9090 - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Tim Fairhall

bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Andy

A great route, 3 stars surely. Tough well-protected crux but the rest is all good too and quite sustained 4a/b.
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Carmen

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Roy Thomas

Just after some rain, very wet start. A hard 4c move in the middle, but very well protected. 3 Stars, Better than Sensible Shoes!
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Tom Thorpe

Really good despite the green appearance of the crag
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Stuart Reeves

Steep and interesting.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Thomas Smith

Good route, straightforward VS 4c, but harder than Rosebud in June.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Andy March

jakenichol - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with Kayleigh Tremaine

haylow - 2nd - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/11

DOVEY - Lead - 24/May/11 with Andrew

flyinfrenchy - 2nd O/S - 22/May/11 with Matt Bradberry

Harder than Rosebud
mbradberry2008 - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Alex French

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

Dave Heaton - Lead - 03/May/11 with Jake Nichol

Awesome little route!
gingerking - Lead O/S - May/11 with Simon Allan

Doug lead it.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 28/Apr/11 with Jo B, Doug S

Brilliant climbing on improbable holds. The crux felt more like 5a, but it's fair at VS.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with crossdressingrodney

Fantastic. Felt like benchmark VS 5a to me.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with victim of mathematics

klimmer - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

The archetypal Hidden Gem
leerybunny - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/11 with Stan

Dilwat - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/11 with Gillian, Pete

mark_jee - TR - 2011 with Vicky

vickytee - TR dnf - 2011 with Mark

In need of some traffic, great atmosphere with high seas far below.
riddle - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/10

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/10

Ginger McGrath - 2nd O/S - Sep/10 with kat torr, emily roo

Adrian Daniels - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Steve Webster

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10 with SurferStan

SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Dilwat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - 2010

Master Chief - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Moe

cornishben - Lead O/S - 06/May/09 with Marc Elliot

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with helen gibson

cem - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/05

Great little route, worth **
Rog Wilko - Lead - Feb/05 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/03

alex_th - 2nd - Aug/02 with Royston Smith

Hidden - Lead - Aug/01

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/01

Boxy - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/00

nickdonohue - Lead - 2000 with Simon Reynolds

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/98

craig h - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/97 with Janet Hannah

colin milton - 2nd - 15/Oct/94 with eric milton

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 25/Jul/94 with Matt Vigg

Marti999 - Lead - 1993 with kev

auld al - AltLd O/S - May/91

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/88 with Geff (sic)

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/85

RichardMc - Lead - 13/Apr/79 with Dave Langmead

Voting
Total votes cast 112
hard HVS0 of 39
HVS0 of 39
easy HVS0 of 39
hard VS2 of 39
VS37 of 39
easy VS0 of 39
hard HS0 of 39
HS0 of 39
easy HS0 of 39
hard 5a0 of 37
5a1 of 37
easy 5a7 of 37
hard 4c10 of 37
4c19 of 37
easy 4c0 of 37
hard 4b0 of 37
4b0 of 37
easy 4b0 of 37
3 Stars5 of 36
2 Stars28 of 36
1 Star3 of 36
0 Stars0 of 36
Bag of .....0 of 36
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Style of ascent

Lead68 of 121 (56.2%)
Followed47 of 121 (38.8%)
Toproped3 of 121 (2.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 121 (0.8%)
Unknown2 of 121 (1.7%)

'Climbed'40 of 121 (33.1%)
clean O/S66 of 121 (54.5%)
clean β2 of 121 (1.7%)
clean rpt8 of 121 (6.6%)
clean RP1 of 121 (0.8%)
dogged2 of 121 (1.7%)
dnf2 of 121 (1.7%)