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Genge's Groove* HVS 5a

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[Genge"s Groove, Sennen  , 2 kb]Although unbalanced, this is a memorable struggle from which few escape unmarked. Start at a crack above a gap in the ledge. 26m. Burly crack manoeuvres ease at the midway point. Follow the natural line of steep cracks above to finish. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

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

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

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

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, Hidden, Lumbering Oaf, Ian Jones, Hidden, carlgodfrey, Phoebe

Voting
Total votes cast 34
hard E10 of 12
E10 of 12
easy E10 of 12
hard HVS9 of 12
HVS3 of 12
easy HVS0 of 12
hard VS0 of 12
VS0 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard 5b0 of 11
5b1 of 11
easy 5b7 of 11
hard 5a2 of 11
5a1 of 11
easy 5a0 of 11
hard 4c0 of 11
4c0 of 11
easy 4c0 of 11
3 Stars0 of 11
2 Stars1 of 11
1 Star10 of 11
0 Stars0 of 11
Bag of .....0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 40 (60.0%)
Followed11 of 40 (27.5%)
Toproped1 of 40 (2.5%)
Unknown4 of 40 (10.0%)

'Climbed'16 of 40 (40.0%)
clean O/S17 of 40 (42.5%)
clean β1 of 40 (2.5%)
dogged4 of 40 (10.0%)
dnf2 of 40 (5.0%)