Genge's Groove** HVS 5a
[Genge"s Groove, Sennen  , 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Although unbalanced, this is a memorable struggle from which few escape unmarked. Start at a crack above a gap in the ledge.
Burly crack manoeuvres ease at the midway point. Follow the natural line of steep cracks above to finish. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Genge"s Groove, Sennen ©
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

V.tough start,good pro. Easier after first crack.
mark4344 - Lead dog - 21/Jun/15

Bastard crux was wet. Gutted I didn't get it clean, but enjoyed it none the less once I'd passed the first laybacks.
JoeCoxson - Lead dog - 18/Jun/15 with Hazel Partridge, Wendy Matthews

Had Joe fall off and land on my head, but good on second
Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with joe c, cuc

Hidden - 2nd dog - 18/Jun/15

daxtari - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15

Great atmosphere with swell booming at high tide. Good jamming and careful bridging to surprise flake on cruxy bottom section. Middle and top sections are easier and interesting. Good route and worth a star.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Matt George

Very physical. Pumped out placing gear and had to take a couple of rests.
manbat - Lead dog - 09/Aug/14 with Matthew Box

Spearos - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Riggo

Simon cook - 2014

Having seconded this on Sunday I thought I would give it a go. Fell 3 times at the crux, not elegent but I made it to the top!
jhb0510 - Lead dog - 09/Jul/13 with Dave Webster

jhb0510 - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/13 with Alan Dovey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Tim M - Lead - 25/May/13 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 25/May/13 with cheesesarnie

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12 with Kayleigh Tremaine

well protected but really hard
arandall - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Emma Wilson

Felt pretty damn hard for the grade!
Dave192939 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Frances Bensley

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Harry_Pymont - Lead β - 12/Aug/11

Got to just before it eases a bit but then had a good time hanging on the gear. Too tired, and thuggy start was just not going to happen that day for me.
stuaart - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/11 with Thomas Smith

Started up swift flight of fancy, but escaped into this.
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 28/Aug/10 with Andy Woolston

Difficult start, hung on gear.
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 28/Aug/10 with Pete Wimbush

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/10

Start's a beast, partic if shoulder pops out!! Good value and good gear though.
Batt - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with James Hoyes

paulh1967 - 2009

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/08 with Rebecca Holland

The start is hard work (which is obvious just looking at it)
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/08 with Clare

Noodles30 - TR - Oct/07

JPGR - 2nd - 29/Apr/06 with Andy

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

ewen - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/01

Richard Weller - 26/May/85 with Pete Dewdney

RichardMc - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/85 with Jon Clifford-Smith

Nigel Coe - Lead - 1982 with Bob Elder

Chris Terrey - Lead - Apr/80 with Mike Quantrell

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 1980

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/77

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Apr/77 with Tony Cuddy

Plus 1st ascent of Rt hand variant on 25.9.69
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 23/Sep/69 with Andy Wild, Dennis Gray

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Maywood96, SurferStan, johnpr, Ian Jones, carlgodfrey, Phoebe

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