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Poltergeist* HVS 5a

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[Awesome exposure from near the top of Poltergeist at Pembroke.  At least a fall would end up in the sea ?60m below...., 2 kb]39m. Excellent. Ascend the lower wall, breaking away from Quoin to climb into a deep groove. Follow this on steepening rock and great holds, to the top. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Awesome exposure from near the top of Poltergeist at Pembroke. At least a fall would end up in the sea ?60m below.... © squicky
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This climb is in 105 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Tim Sparrow - 2nd - 26/Aug/14 with Ian Armstrong

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/14

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Ali Wood

Went off route on this one as gained the rib to the right (it seemed the natural line of weakness). A very good route by this line with plenty of exposure.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Murilo Lessa

3 stars! Really cool. Lee did not go right but straight, much better line.
Murilo Lessa - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Lee Harisson

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/13 with Ken McBride

steve.warrington - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Nik Goile

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Ben F

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13

danieleaston - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Saz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Cannot understand how people think this is easier than Telekinesis unless we were on the wrong line, felt just as hard as every other E1 I've climbed (unless I was in a particularly wussy mood).
Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Vince Brown

VPJB - Lead - 08/Jun/13

This was really enjoyable. I'd like to go back and lead it one day. The finish is quite steep with good moves and great jugs in an exposed position.
gravity - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Hugh Thomas

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Mason, Ben Wolstenholme

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with mike doyle

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Floris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with J

jcw - 2013

To escape from the failed attempt at preposterous tales.
JamesRich - TR O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Shunted up abb rope in order to escape from the initial ledge of preposterous tales then belayed James and Rob up using the other two ropes after me.
Quarryboy - TR O/S - 20/Aug/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield, Comrade Shunt

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Anna

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Will Hunt

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 07/May/12 with Dafydd Llywelyn

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 04/May/12

Goodish.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Mike Richmond

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - TR O/S - 04/May/12 with Rachel Stater

alasdair19 - May/12

Superb HVS,a climb of three parts - Amazing sunny day :-)
themadbrown - 2nd - 28/Jan/12 with james

Bailed out of corner to the right (again)
Jams Crwca - Lead rpt - 28/Jan/12 with themadbrown

Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Pete Templar

themadbrown - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with james

Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

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

Batt - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/11 with Mel

catblack - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Andy Barker

Andrew Barker - 2nd - 19/Aug/11 with Cat Black

some seriously huge holds on this
Shauna - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Jules

tonanf - AltLd - Aug/11 with john sun

Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with henry castle

Hidden - 2nd β - 23/May/11

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 22/May/11 with Chris Allan, David Brock

ian d f - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Michael P

squicky - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with spidey

Nice climbing and positions, though I think I may have gone slightly too far right near the top.
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Alex Twist

petellis - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Karen, Sloth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Good climbing on good holds.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10

Ketu - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Graeme H

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Rob

Kirill - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Jane, Dan

Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Jenny Andexer

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Ian Dunbar

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/10

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

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Tony Payne

mikeshewring - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

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

Paul Bowen - 2nd - 02/Jun/10 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/10

alek - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Martin Lane

Aaron Lines - Lead - Aug/09 with simon

matt.woodfield - Lead - 05/Jul/09

Steve Hill - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Hywel Edwards

Fun.
DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Chris Wyatt

Very pleasant
chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Daf

eagleopus - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Steve Hill

RobRock84 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Steve Quinton

sammo247 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09

drysori - Lead - May/09 with Ivo

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Dai Morris

cem - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Graham Dolman

Alpine-style double second...
Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Cathy Lane

Teaching
Jason Gotel - Lead - Mar/07 with Noo

janegallwey - Lead - 2007

Bella - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Chris

Mike H - 2nd - 02/Jun/06 with Jamie Smith

gonggashan - Lead O/S - 29/May/05

Marq - Lead O/S - 02/May/05 with Daniel Dennehy

belay bunny turned bad - 2005

Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Pete Cosgrove

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - 2002

ChrisJD - Lead - 27/Aug/00 with Clare

excellent, worth ***
Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/00 with Debbie Wilkinson

timreynolds - Lead - 25/Sep/99 with Gary Jackson

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/98

ChrisJD - 2nd - 21/Mar/98 with rc

RichardMc - AltLd - Aug/96 with Steve Gould

steve L - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/78 with Morty

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Voting
Total votes cast 57
hard E10 of 20
E10 of 20
easy E10 of 20
hard HVS0 of 20
HVS16 of 20
easy HVS4 of 20
hard VS0 of 20
VS0 of 20
easy VS0 of 20
hard 5b0 of 18
5b0 of 18
easy 5b0 of 18
hard 5a0 of 18
5a18 of 18
easy 5a0 of 18
hard 4c0 of 18
4c0 of 18
easy 4c0 of 18
3 Stars3 of 19
2 Stars13 of 19
1 Star3 of 19
0 Stars0 of 19
Bag of .....0 of 19
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Style of ascent

Lead57 of 105 (54.3%)
Followed39 of 105 (37.1%)
Toproped3 of 105 (2.9%)
Alt Leads3 of 105 (2.9%)
Unknown3 of 105 (2.9%)

'Climbed'27 of 105 (25.7%)
clean O/S75 of 105 (71.4%)
clean β1 of 105 (1.0%)
clean rpt2 of 105 (1.9%)