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Rift Wall** VS 5a

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[The tough crux of Rift Wall, 3 kb]60m, 3 pitches. A brilliant route with a stiff crux. 1) 4b, 20m. Start in a bay, below the black grooves, 8m right of a fence post. Head easily up and left to a ledge, go straight up for 2m and then trend up and right to the base of the large slab. Follow the slab until a belay below the corner crack is reached. 2) 5a, 30m. Blast up the difficult corner-crack and follow the easier slab to a pedestal. 3) 4a, 12m. Head left to a steep corner. Make a flamboyant swing left on large flakes to gain the left arete. Finish easily. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: The tough crux of Rift Wall © Jules
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This climb is in 125 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Pitch 2.
erbridger - AltLd - 25/Jun/14 with nedly14

nedly - AltLd - 25/Jun/14 with Emily Bridger

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14

Rock and moves on this crag excellent, much underrated. Led all pitches and climbed in much better style than last time. Thought it was nails for a VS. P1 deserves to be graded 4c, it's no pushover.
fizzychewitt - Lead - 24/Jun/14 with Alun

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 23/Jun/14 with Pete Kelly

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14

Didn't feel confident with the overhanging crack so downclimbed.
shed_hed - Solo dnf - 13/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/14

will moy - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/14 with tom thorne

Si - 2014

Hidden - AltLd - 2014

Led 5a pitch (P2)
Private Flounder - AltLd - 29/Sep/13 with Julia Collings, chris manasseh

Led pp 1 + 3
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 27/Sep/13 with Jules, Nick Manasseh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

A very enjoyable route, with good moves and positions on every pitch: airy traverse on P1; stiff crux on P2; thrilling step into space on P3. Led P2. Last route in the Pass before rain brought the heatwave to an end!
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Ralph

JanBella - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with pete

Pitch 2
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Piers Newton

lead pitch 1 and 3
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Olly Roberts

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/13

tim20 - 2013

I led P1 and P3, brad led P2. Had major epic with a spider or two, the nut key was a life saver!!
Jillybean - AltLd - 10/Aug/12 with Brad

Johnywilks - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/12

twem - Lead β - 29/May/12 with Andy Harbach

SAF - 2nd - 30/Mar/12 with Mark

Hidden - 26/Mar/12

P1 & p3. 2nd pitch is the best one, but nice step round on the top pitch.
jezb1 - AltLd - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

guy757 - 15/Oct/11

wet 1st pitch, pumpy 2nd pitch and an exposed 3rd pitch
Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with dan geh

kdalzell - 2nd - 30/Jun/11 with Caroline Tombs

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

brockers - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

Katy Nelson - AltLd - 26/Apr/11 with Dave Morse

david morse - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with jo, katie

Chossy third pitch. steep and excellent otherwise
Katy Nelson - AltLd - 25/Apr/11 with Jo Peters, david morse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Lead middle pitch. Ruth decided to do the hideous alternate 5b top pitch, which was not fun with cold hands, and I fell off.
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Ruth

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Bo

Alaina - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Esther Seddon

chris smith - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/10

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Tom Williams

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

mynyddresident - AltLd - 17/Jun/10 with geraint

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

Noodles - AltLd - 16/Jun/10 with Justin Lawley

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with tim ashlin

Led pitches 1 & 3
Lenny - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with James. D

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - AltLd dog - 31/May/10

feilx - Solo O/S - 28/May/10

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 25/May/10 with Jayne

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10

led pitch 3
cooper leek - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with dave nw, donk

donkster - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with ben, DaveNW

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Graham Dolman

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Mark Perkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

greenclimb - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sarah

keith leonard - Lead - 2010

aged_ape - 20/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Ben HW - 2nd dog - 26/May/09 with Cath Howell-Walmsley

sgl - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/09 with helena

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Kris

First pitch seems a little stiff for 4b.
niallk - AltLd dnf - 28/Sep/08 with Young Andy

Ben Griffiths - AltLd β - 06/Sep/08

Rather wet!
richardr - AltLd O/S - Jul/08

eagleopus - AltLd - 25/May/08 with Gareth

Pitch 2 is excellent
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - May/08 with Sam Jones

Sean Kelly - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

craig h - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Janet Hannah

Led P1 & 3
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Robin

Mick B - AltLd - 08/Apr/07 with Matt Brennen

jl - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Penny

pennyb - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Jon

Hidden - 2006

colin milton - AltLd - 16/Aug/03 with levi beeching

Mark Riley - AltLd - Jul/02 with Stuart Greenall

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/01

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/99

WB - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/98 with Nicola

zero six - Lead O/S - 1998

Andy Say - Lead - 13/Aug/97

tlr - Lead - 16/May/97 with Fran

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/94

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/93

nai - AltLd - 22/Aug/89 with Roger Devy

Budge - AltLd O/S - Jun/88 with Richard Teed

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/87

Melok - AltLd - 1983

Melok - AltLd - 1983

babymoac - AltLd - 01/Aug/81 with MTW

Hidden - 1980

Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/78 with Chris Terrey

Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Apr/78 with Richard Lang

JohnHutch - 2nd - Jun/77 with CR

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1977

mikej - Lead - 08/Jun/76 with Tony Waite

beaumap - 2nd - Jun/76 with Fred Smith

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1976 with Chris Newton, Mike newton, Billy Jones, Digby Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/75

Nigel Bond - Lead - 30/Jul/75 with Brian

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 18/May/75 with John Broadwell

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/73

On YHA climbing course. Was this know as Anthropology at one time?
Brian Wilderspin - 2nd - Aug/73

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 04/Sep/72 with John Stainforth

David Smith - Lead - 15/Apr/72

eroica64 - AltLd - 24/May/70 with Roger Everett

mikej - AltLd - 19/Oct/69 with Wil Hurford

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Voting
Total votes cast 60
hard HVS0 of 21
HVS1 of 21
easy HVS6 of 21
hard VS11 of 21
VS3 of 21
easy VS0 of 21
hard HS0 of 21
HS0 of 21
easy HS0 of 21
hard 5b0 of 20
5b1 of 20
easy 5b2 of 20
hard 5a2 of 20
5a14 of 20
easy 5a0 of 20
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easy 4c0 of 20
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 125 (2.4%)
Lead29 of 125 (23.2%)
Followed15 of 125 (12.0%)
Alt Leads64 of 125 (51.2%)
Unknown14 of 125 (11.2%)

'Climbed'63 of 125 (50.4%)
clean O/S55 of 125 (44.0%)
clean β2 of 125 (1.6%)
clean rpt1 of 125 (0.8%)
dogged2 of 125 (1.6%)
dnf2 of 125 (1.6%)