Cretin's Cavort HVS 5a
[Nolan on Cretin's Cavort HVS 5A, 3 kb]Climbs the blank looking wall between the cracks of Vineyard P1 and the corner/arete of Leviathan. Start on top of the huge block beneath Leviathan (scramble up the gully on the left). Move left from the block onto a small ledge beneath a slight bulge. Move through this using flakes to small but positive holds on the wall above. Follow a system of small flat ledges up the face (using holds on the arete of Leviathan reduces the grade) until they stop 6ft from the top. Final tricky moves on smaller crimps allow the top to be reached. Mantel onto the ledge with care; a large block by the tree belay is becoming loose. Gear for the route is good but can be tricky to place. Abseil off or traverse awkwardly left to join Vineyard or easily right to join Central Groove.

Photo: Nolan on Cretin's Cavort HVS 5A © Kafoozalem

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Looks rubbish from below, very nice climbing once you are on it, great gear and all the holds are there, just have to look for them.
waydan - 2nd - 17/Jul/14 with Adam Buldock, ElSwiftos

Brilliant little climb, definitely the 5a end of the scale, crimpy climb with lots of positive feet holds, felt surprisingly comfortable on this climb, some of the crimps are more like micro jugs, good onside lead from El swiftos, will Def lead this before too long
adam84 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with darren swift, wayne killerstein

steveprice.exmouth - TR - 30/Jun/14 with Graham Mead

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/14

Phil79 - TR rpt - 24/Jun/14 with Steve H

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Valentine

Valentine - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Nick Stephens

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/14

Simon cook - 2014

hornbywill - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

Fairly easy for the grade and I thought cams protected the route well.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Mike

Skip - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Neil Morbey, Mr Tickle

Hard work to protect, but good climbing. Ran it out over the crux quite a way and scared myself stupid haha
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/12 with Iain

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/12

BelayBunney - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Francois

Not bad, a bit dirty on some of the crimps. Gear was ok
francois - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Chris

Brian H - Lead - 17/Jun/12 with Rik

Popkids - 2nd rpt - 13/May/12 with Chris, Baz

Headtorch.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/11 with Tristan Sherlock

Night Climb with headtorch
Tristan Sherlock - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/11 with Tom Bunn

p2-melhuish - Lead - Oct/11

Joby - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Alice Fuller

feilx - Solo O/S - 23/May/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/11

Tristan Sherlock - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Tom Bunn

El3ctroFuzz - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/11 with Tristan Sherlock

can't wait to lead it!
chappers909 - TR O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/10

Amazing but greasy when we did it
John Henry Wynn - Lead - 27/Aug/10 with Jay Jackson, Will Murray

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

foxjerk - 2nd - Aug/10 with wiwwim

The Green Giant - 2nd - 27/Jun/10 with Fiila

Went off and did a really nice high traverse of the main face. Really nice!
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Alex Orrrrrrr - Green giant

Really nice
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Tony

Popkids - 2nd rpt - 25/May/10 with Adam

Luke d - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09

Phil and Baz carried on to do Vineyard and Inkspots Martin lead through to the 2nd pitch of Extendable Arms
Popkids - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/09 with Martin and Phil and Baz

Popkids - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/09 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - TR - 02/Apr/09

Finally got round to leading this
Phil79 - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Graham

Becoming a bit of a cretin these days..
graham knott - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Phil W. & Pedro S.

Thought it rude not to repeat this awesome route :)
JonHarvey - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/09 with Ant Smith and Sharon Hooper

Overlooked gem. Good climbing, good gear, can't wait to climb it again!
JonHarvey - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/09 with Dave Moir

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/09

dmoir - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/09 with Jay Jackson

Phil79 - TR rpt - 01/Mar/09 with Pedro & Jiff

graham knott - TR rpt - 01/Mar/09 with Pedro Silva

andy_pemberton - 2nd - Mar/09 with Martin Slater

briar4012 - 2nd dog - 11/Nov/08 with Nolan and Pete

Popkids - 2nd - 24/Sep/08 with Martin

rockferret - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/08 with Tony

graham knott - TR O/S - 29/May/08 with Paul N. & Phil W.

ferret newman - 2nd - 29/May/08 with Phil

Combined with Vineyard & Inkspots
Popkids - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Kafoozalem

Accidental leviathan variation
nutcracker - Lead - May/08

Well protected.
alaan - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/07 with Connor

Hidden - Solo - 28/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/06

leadmat - Lead - 2006

leadmat - 2006

Lead but with top rope backup. Very minimal protection - dangerous
Alaric - TR - 26/Mar/05 with Syd F

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Mickdenali - 1998 with Gail Waller

Hidden - TR - 18/Aug/95

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/94

colin milton - TR - 05/Jun/94 with eric milton

Pitch 1 only
Nigel Coe - TR dnf - 1992

daviesdan - Lead - 1989

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/82

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