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

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 JamesRich, 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

Hidden - 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

Voting
Total votes cast 36
hard HVS0 of 13
HVS1 of 13
easy HVS5 of 13
hard VS2 of 13
VS5 of 13
easy VS0 of 13
hard HS0 of 13
HS0 of 13
easy HS0 of 13
hard 5a0 of 13
5a1 of 13
easy 5a10 of 13
hard 4c1 of 13
4c1 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
hard 4b0 of 13
4b0 of 13
easy 4b0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 10
2 Stars3 of 10
1 Star4 of 10
0 Stars3 of 10
Bag of .....0 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 76 (3.9%)
Lead35 of 76 (46.1%)
Followed22 of 76 (28.9%)
Toproped11 of 76 (14.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 76 (1.3%)
Unknown4 of 76 (5.3%)

'Climbed'35 of 76 (46.1%)
clean O/S35 of 76 (46.1%)
clean rpt3 of 76 (3.9%)
clean RP1 of 76 (1.3%)
dogged1 of 76 (1.3%)
dnf1 of 76 (1.3%)