Shorty's Folly** HVS 4c
[Dave Talbot on the sandbag of an HVS Shorty's Folly, 2 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
A bold and exciting climb on superb holds that requires a confident approach. Start at the toe of a ramp below the steep pocketed wall.
Climb up the ramp for a few metres and then swing up onto the wall on a good pocket and use the crack on the left, close to the arete, to move up to more good holds at mid-height. Finish steeply up the central crack-line on yet more good holds. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Dave Talbot on the sandbag of an HVS Shorty's Folly © www.climbpembroke.com
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 141 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

supersouthward - 16/Aug/15

dynodean - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/15 with Dean P, Paul

maddy92 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15

huwtheenigma - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Tiff Vaggas

helen.baldwin - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/15 with David Maddison

Connie-Em - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/15 with David Maddison

Tiff Vaggas - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Huw Brace

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15

Alextreme - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/15 with UBMC

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Tom Green

TGreen - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Lozzy Baby

Climbed with Steph. Fun climbing, I would say its HVS due to the lack of good gear for most of it. Though you can get a fair sling if you traverse out right a little around the middle and a good small nut a little higher than that.
HazelMacLean - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with UBMC

Owen Diba - Lead O/S - Jun/15

Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/15 with Andrea

Excellent. Thought there was enough gear, especially considering it was so juggy.
andrea83 - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/15 with Hamish

whiteexplorer - TR O/S - 19/Apr/15 with joe

Wendy Watthews - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/14 with joe c

Steep, but very positive holds. Well spaced gear, but often questionable. Very nice climbing overall, definitely worthy of a couple of a couple of stars.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Wendy Matthews

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14

JordanH - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/14

MinHazeldine - 2nd - 16/Aug/14

Very bold lead
dynodean - 2nd β - 22/Jun/14 with Alan, Paul

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/14

Oli - Lead O/S - 27/May/14 with Andy Hammond

Gear is pretty shocking - 2 micro wires and 2 cams...in holes! Did find a thread half way up. Good last climb of the day.
snook - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with V

Nice end of the day route, at least on the second. Hard to place gear on!
Valentine - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Alex Cox

guy757 - 17/May/14

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 01/May/14 with Richard

Luxulyan - 2nd - 01/May/14 with Sophie

jbclimb - 2nd - 2014 with Richard Hudson

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/13

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Nov/13

Hidden - TR - 14/Sep/13

BethanWhite - 2nd - 31/Aug/13 with Aeron

A Walker - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13

Jackislav - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

chrisweight - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Jack Grey

shunt
Matthew Robinson - Solo - 03/Aug/13

Great route felt very HVS after 4 days climbing. 4c Is fair but gear is hard to place and falling form the top would see u take a massive lob!!
Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

AndyF - Lead - 18/Jul/13 with Ian G

Binder - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Dave J, JT

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Really cold, cool climbing.
DanielGyi - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/13 with Kyle Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/13

Very very very cold . Smiling at the top .which is a good indication of a nice climb :-)
mike hooper - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/13 with john martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - Oct/12 with Kev Brown

Couple of cheeky moves but nice, will be back to lead it...
neilstubbs - TR O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Treve Hosken

Danny_boulders - 2nd - Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12

lottiec - 2nd dog - 16/Aug/12 with Mikey P

Matt Amos - TR O/S - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/12

JamesGibson - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with ToddB

ToddB - 2nd - 11/Jun/12 with James

sputnik - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

sam0000 - Lead rpt - Jun/12

paddymitton - Lead - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/12

gingerking - Lead O/S - May/12 with James Hadley

really good route to finish the day. would make a great solo, holds are all mega. i'd say HVS as the gear is sparse. can't see there being a better route at the crag.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Kit Perry

orangejames - 2nd - 02/Apr/12

Great climb, really positive holds but gear is awkward to place and runout, especially at top hence why HVS is probably right.
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Jack Fellows, Jen Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with rose394

HVS in West Country Climbs, I agree, Great Route though...
ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Steve Salisbury

Spearos - Lead rpt - 07/Feb/12 with Mike

arandall - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 05/Feb/12 with arandall

jackc - TR O/S - 04/Jan/12 with jordon

extremejim - Lead - 17/Nov/11 with Dan

J.Hine - 2nd - 25/Oct/11

pow22 - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Andrei Gnepp

watch out for the water filled hold half way up,good fun super sharp rock
whiteexplorer - TR O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Dilwat

migs493 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11

pete3685 - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/11

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Kirsty Kerr

SamChessell - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Dave Grant

robroy - Jul/11

Good route, HVS though.
Chris Ellyatt - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Craig Potter

JonHarvey - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/May/11

amyb - 2nd - 10/May/11 with Jon Smith, Rubber boy Kev

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

a hard vs
dale1968 - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 28/Mar/11

climbhannahclimb - TR - Mar/11

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/11 with Darren

First few moves on wall tough for grade, finished up the arete from mid-height on poor gear.
Spearos - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Kenny

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with tj murry

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 2011

tim20 - 2011

mark_jee - 2nd - 2011 with Vicky

Hidden - 2011

vickytee - TR dnf - 2011 with Mark

Adam_Jones - 22/Nov/10

jakenichol - Lead - 06/Nov/10

Dave Heaton - 2nd - 06/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/10

Excellent climb. Would be tough at VS, a bit sustained with tricky to place gear.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/10 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/10

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Liv, Barry

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with jim, liv_the_div

Freddie 1 - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Andyh83

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

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/10

Ashhampson - TR O/S - 07/Apr/10

dubs123 - Apr/10

Ice Axe Arrest - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09

Sophieeee - TR - 01/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/09

mistaken for diff until past crux.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/08 with stefan

Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/08

JordanH - TR - 05/Aug/08

Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/08 with Surferstan, Alex, Bart

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08 with Bart, Alex, Dilwat

Master Chief - TR O/S - 19/Feb/08 with Jeremy

ashskett - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/08 with Craig

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/07

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/07

Merlin - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/07

In mtn boots!
Merlin - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

dickjonesocp - 2007 with al

Stuie - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/06 with James Hoskin

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/02

Mark Kemball - Lead - 16/Jun/99 with Lee Bartrop

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
badgerjockey, DaveGoesClimbing, mark stephenson

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Total votes cast 104
hard E10 of 38
E10 of 38
easy E10 of 38
hard HVS0 of 38
HVS6 of 38
easy HVS28 of 38
hard VS1 of 38
VS3 of 38
easy VS0 of 38
hard 5a0 of 35
5a0 of 35
easy 5a5 of 35
hard 4c4 of 35
4c26 of 35
easy 4c0 of 35
hard 4b0 of 35
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