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Senior's Wall VS 4c

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[good start third time lucky, 3 kb]9m. 30'. Starts 5 yards left of a square-cut groove. Make steep moves through the overhang, then continue up the knobbly crack above.
Ian Peters, Dave Garner 1974

Photo: good start third time lucky © mike hooper
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Jenny Dart - 2nd - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/14

Tied in on Robins gear at the start. Pretty stiff move up to the jugs then a glorious romp up the wall! Quite pumpy mind.
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Robin

very stiff start
nickdonohue - Lead - 26/May/14 with Jamie Trump

Jamiet297 - Lead β - 21/May/14

Bristoldave - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Dave Coley

This is a real sandbag if you don't know the sequence. More like E1 5b, than VS 4c. I'm not telling...!
Sean Kelly - 21/May/14 with Harry Pearce

hornbywill - 2014

Arms were too tired for the overhang start. Difficult to lead, so setup top rope
robertcollier - TR dnf - 22/Sep/13 with Emily Collier

Hidden - TR - 08/Aug/13

From the ground you can chuck a hex above your head to protect the start!.. obviously I didn't do this...
andy_pemberton - Lead - 10/Jul/13 with Sarah Massey

With a left hand start
timreynolds - 2nd - 15/May/13 with chris ebbutt, Sarah Welsh

chris ebbutt - Lead - 15/May/13 with Sarah Welsh, Tim

Sarah Welsh - 2nd - 15/May/13 with Chris Ebbutt

Wicked fun. Well worth a star at least.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with James Rich, Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Positive holds but reachy and very steep with slightly dodgy gear at the star, can see how this would be off putting for VS leaders.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

A hard start but then it eases significantly
JamesRich - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Mark Davies, Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 28/Aug/12 with Marti999

Popkids - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Baz

Excellent route. Deserves a star!
andy_pemberton - Lead - 23/May/12 with Sarah Massey, Steve Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/12

Loggeron - TR - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

First move a bit harder than 4c, I think. Have tried to lead before, but was not happy committing to first move - was fine on 2nd though!
BelayBunney - 2nd - 16/Aug/11 with Catherine, Francois

francois - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/11 with Catherine, Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/11

martin clarke - 2nd - 26/Jul/11 with steve ashworth

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

stephen ashworth - Lead - 26/Jul/11 with martin clarke

looked nice route. AND IT WAS. good day
mike hooper - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/11 with jobey martin

did the 4a start, drops the grade to severe I think, good route though
Joby - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with John Martin

dmoir - Solo - 23/Jun/11

Motown - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Jo Day

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/11

Kim Middlebrook - 18/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/11

culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Aaron baker

Jonathan Emett - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with jimbo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

NathanC 1994 - TR O/S - 29/Sep/10 with hamishclimb

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

timreynolds - TR - 08/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/10

Legs - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10

Ade Lane - TR - 03/Jun/10

Not 100% sure if we were really on the right route, but it definitely felt like 4c, probably slightly harder, especially the first moves over the overhang with a very unpleasant landing. Ben placed the first pieces of protection just below the initial overhang, then I took over and led to the top.
Eike - AltLd - 03/Jun/10 with Ben Devenish

Very strenuous start especially for the short!
Chaman - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Chris Ebbutt

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/10

Alternate start so Severe but nice climbing
DCIGadget - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Marie SDMC, Lee Merry

Very hard start, only just managed it.
Neil Rigiani - TR O/S - 02/Jun/10

Sean Kelly - Jun/10

Hidden - TR - 06/May/10

hamishclimb - TR - 23/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

4c? No way, at least 5a for the direct start. Either that or we were at the wrong crag.
Phil79 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Pedro

Horrible start, at least for short bloke like me (5-8). Overhanging difficult move right about 2 metres over very un-even and sharp looking rock.
pedro.silva - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Phil

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/09

timreynolds - 2nd - 2009 with Steve Taylor

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/08

did the HS start
Kate Edhouse - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Bryony Parkinson

stiff 4c
misterb - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with dave

littlebp - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Kate Edhouse

francois - 2nd - 23/Jul/08 with Ben

tcfield - Lead - 2008

vertically_challenged - TR rpt - 2008

2535rob - TR - 07/Nov/07

4C?!
Justin T - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Wifey

misterb - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

eley1 - Lead - May/07 with graham

jhawton - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07

climber sim - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/03

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

Mark Kemball - Solo - 13/May/00 with Rob Galley

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jul/99

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/96

dry
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/92

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/85

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Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard HVS0 of 17
HVS2 of 17
easy HVS5 of 17
hard VS5 of 17
VS5 of 17
easy VS0 of 17
hard HS0 of 17
HS0 of 17
easy HS0 of 17
hard 5a0 of 17
5a2 of 17
easy 5a12 of 17
hard 4c2 of 17
4c1 of 17
easy 4c0 of 17
hard 4b0 of 17
4b0 of 17
easy 4b0 of 17
3 Stars0 of 13
2 Stars5 of 13
1 Star5 of 13
0 Stars3 of 13
Bag of .....0 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 84 (3.6%)
Lead39 of 84 (46.4%)
Followed24 of 84 (28.6%)
Toproped11 of 84 (13.1%)
Alt Leads1 of 84 (1.2%)
Unknown6 of 84 (7.1%)

'Climbed'39 of 84 (46.4%)
clean O/S37 of 84 (44.0%)
clean β1 of 84 (1.2%)
clean rpt3 of 84 (3.6%)
clean RP1 of 84 (1.2%)
dogged1 of 84 (1.2%)
dnf2 of 84 (2.4%)