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Trembling Wall VS 5a

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[Approaching the overlap on Trembling wall Bench Tor , 3 kb]Start about 20 feet right of Oak Tree Zig Zag at the break in the right hand end of the low over hang. Use the high flake to gain the slab and step left to the rounded cracks running slightly R to L. Follow these to the overlap moving right to exit, above the dead tree. Note: various people seem to go left at the 'dead tree' through a hard crack - this does not appear to be the described route.
Iain Peters, Dave Garner 1974

Photo: Approaching the overlap on Trembling wall Bench Tor © Dawlish
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stephen ashworth - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with martin clarke

martin clarke - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with steve ashworth

Starting at OTZ - slipped on the slab
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

Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Iain

A great little climb.It took me a while to work out where it went as the guide book description is odd! I think it starts at the RH end of the slab at a slight break in the overhang at a diagonally downwards pointing flake type thing. I moved up the obvious R to L crack and followed this passing a bush thing and a (not dead) tree. Above the tree you can place high gear in the continuation of the crack you've climbed. I think the proper route exits above and very slightly right of this tree pulling on vegetation - it looked horrible!. I moved back down to a horizontal break for feet, and stepped L to climb a short (but intense for the grade) jamming crack through the mini-roof (this is the one on the crag photo). The climb got very dirty here, so my guess is that not many people make it through the jamming! Above the crack I pulled up and right on more dirty rock and grass holds to an inset rock shelf thing. A sling around the tree protects the second as they move onto the belay.
andy_pemberton - Lead - 23/May/12 with Sarah Massey, Steve Gibson

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

Damn crux defeated me on lead again! Need to work on my jamming! I blame the biblical swarm of midges...
BelayBunney - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/11 with Francois

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11

chris ebbutt - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with Emma

Through the crack for the first time, VS - don't make me laugh!
timreynolds - 2nd - 27/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/11

Totally sandbagged by this one, vs? Really? nice climbing to the overhang til I fell, horrendous top out though, chickened out so didn't finish...
Joby - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/11 with John Martin

timreynolds - Lead - 15/Jul/11

Lead up to the overhang, then backed off (again!) as couldn't get through. Ben then climbed up my gear and managed to jam his way up through the crack (good effort Ben!). I followed, but my jamming is a bit weak so sat in. Got it in the end though (although jam was very painful)! Interesting route, but need to work on my jamming skills!
BelayBunney - AltLd dog - 14/Jul/11 with Ben Devonish

Went right - bottled the jamming crack. Seems a hard move for VS.
Motown - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/11 with Adelle

Started left, under the overhang, which I think bumps it up to at least HVS.
Chris Ellyatt - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Owen Jeffries

Owen Jefferies - 2nd dog - 25/Apr/11 with Chris Ellyatt

Its very sustained for a VS with every move feeling like 5a, more like HVS. Needs more traffic to clean it up a bit. But still worth 2 stars
Dawlish - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/11 with gareth

Grey and misty, just the one climb. Oh, the flies.
MarcT - 2nd dog - Oct/10 with Tim, Kerrie Mott, Nicky Mott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10

Great line, but very hard route. Moving up to the jamming crack is hard and getting through it is neigh on impossible (for me!) - much respect to Chris who led the route. Need to learn to jam better
Chaman - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/10 with Chris Ebbutt

Not sure if I was on route (or even on the right route?!), but could not do the move over/through the roof (to the left of the tree stump and holly tree).
Phil79 - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/09 with Baz

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/09

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/08

timreynolds - Lead - 30/Aug/08 with Matt Reynolds

2535rob - TR - 07/Nov/07

got to overhang and the crack was green ,unable to jam , too dirty.
misterb - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/07 with dave

climber sim - 2007

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

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 13/May/00 with Rob Galley

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/96

ellie macpherson - Lead - May/94 with Bob Smith

Total votes cast 15
hard HVS0 of 5
HVS0 of 5
easy HVS5 of 5
hard VS0 of 5
VS0 of 5
easy VS0 of 5
hard HS0 of 5
HS0 of 5
easy HS0 of 5
hard 5b0 of 5
5b0 of 5
easy 5b0 of 5
hard 5a1 of 5
5a4 of 5
easy 5a0 of 5
hard 4c0 of 5
4c0 of 5
easy 4c0 of 5
3 Stars1 of 5
2 Stars2 of 5
1 Star2 of 5
0 Stars0 of 5
Bag of .....0 of 5
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Style of ascent

Lead20 of 34 (58.8%)
Followed11 of 34 (32.4%)
Toproped1 of 34 (2.9%)
Alt Leads1 of 34 (2.9%)
Unknown1 of 34 (2.9%)

'Climbed'17 of 34 (50.0%)
clean O/S8 of 34 (23.5%)
dogged4 of 34 (11.8%)
dnf5 of 34 (14.7%)