Strike* HS 4b
[The bottom of strike - Regraded VS 4C in the Wye Valley suppliment due to rock fall, 3 kb]40m. Due to a rock fall Strike now has to be climbed as Strike Direct and has been regraded VS 4C in the Wye Valley Supplement.

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, A Worthwhile Weekend at Wyndcliffe.

Photo: The bottom of strike - Regraded VS 4C in the Wye Valley suppliment due to rock fall © easily amused male
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This climb is in 161 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

dvincen6 - 2nd - 27/Sep/15 with Lucy

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/15

direct version
Ian Stirrups - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Sue

AndrewP - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with FelixPeterken

Exciting step at the traverse although a nut in the flake in the middle of the step made things more pleasant
ChrisWills - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Franzi Schrodt

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Oct/14

Derek Ryden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Andy Forbes

birthers - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Caroline C

caroline256 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Tom B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/14

Echna - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Rich

Adam Polak - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with David Elder

JClimb - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Stuart MacLachlin

stujamac - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Jenny Yate

Could not do the traverse left - reach not long enough / other skills not superior enough. Really glad I was not leading this.
cvsephton - 2nd dog - 21/Apr/14 with Rob

Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Tristen Stricker

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Andy Armstrong

Ran out of gear so did it in two pitches. Would be nice to get an 'official' view on the grade of the traverse now that the flake has fallen off. It was a lovely little technical move but certainly seemed harder than HS 4b on suspect gear
sheelba - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14

Giles Eperon - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14

rich H0001 - Lead - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 22/Nov/13

briggers - 2nd O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Jake Thompsett

interesting traverse = big reach!!!
sarahrowlands - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with richard savill

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with Roman, Peter

Pretty good, traversing back to the left is interesting.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Mike, Roman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13

jitpatel - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with Peter Davis

Hot and greasy. Top of initial corner is very polished.
AndySL - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Deano

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Sally

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13

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

p3tersen - 2nd - 12/May/13 with Brad Hopkins

Half Pint Lizz - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/13 with Helen King

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Theantoff - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Steve Hull, Simon Bostock

Deary65 - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12

EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Nick

nickdonohue - Lead - Aug/12 with Ellie Woods, Emma Grant

RossT - Lead - 30/Jul/12 with Jamie T

VS 4c
SiyP - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with rufio

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/12

klo1981 - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Iain

TR909 - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

climbingchippie - Lead - 27/May/12 with Katie Brown

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Beth Frampton

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/12

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Claire Duffield

Take lots of gear!
steveprice.exmouth - Lead - 23/Apr/12 with Ellie Woods

EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Steve Price

A good VS 4b/c really. Strenuous in parts even if your bridging technique is good.
jmr - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Paul Greenhow

Mistee - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/11 with pete templar

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/11 with HB, Val P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/11 with Andy B

followed 4c line. I believe the left traverse has collapsed and seems pretty impassable without the physique of stretch armstrong
jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Emily Cropton

Emily Cropton - Lead - 03/Sep/11 with Jon Ridley

HassenBali - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Ed Napier

maffujones - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Zuzana Deans

Ruth ND - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Ian C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11

Mick Riley - AltLd dog - 12/Jul/11

Nice route, did it all at 4b, not the 4c direct bit.
ElBarto - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Joseph Toller

jo86 - Lead - 04/Jul/11 with Neil Nand

hotfeet - Lead - 25/Jun/11

waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Mark, Antony Davies

lostinmidlands - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with nil4e

omeganut - Jun/11

mpc - 2nd - 17/May/11 with Ron Thomas

ron244 - Lead O/S - 17/May/11 with Mike Connor

mpc - 2nd O/S - 17/May/11 with Ron Thomas

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Prez - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Kevin

good fun route. seems about right for hte grade in comparision to the rest of the crag.
alexanderjwatts - Lead - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Tim Sparrow - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Brucifer - 2nd - 11/Sep/10 with alan rosier

cas54321 - 2nd - 03/Sep/10 with Mike

mikelaing - Lead - Sep/10 with Carolyn

cas54321 - 2nd - Sep/10 with Mike

hotfeet - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Keith

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

Curly Rich - Lead β - 22/Aug/10 with Ollie

Pero - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

I found the crux really tough. First climb of the day and I attacked it wrong getting myself in the wrong position. It eased after that.
mattrm - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Will Jones

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

fleapitfan - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10

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

aged_ape - 13/May/10 with IH

David Qualtrough - May/10

Nice climb. Did the harder direct variation then had to do the traverse in both directions to retrieve the gear.
mullermn - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Kylie Richards

Really nice climb. Enjoyed the traverse!
Kylie - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with mullermn

GC - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Peter Williams

petedunford183 - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10

Climbed at night. Flakes now fallen off now making it a really nice move, possibly pushing the grade up a little?
tobyb - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

urbanmonkey - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Nick

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/09 with Clare

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - Aug/09 with Sonya

Direct route taken (4C)
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - Lead β - 24/Jun/09 with Dave Gale

TimPerkin - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Dave Gale

mick1jones - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Alex Wellings

Rob84 - 2nd rpt - 02/May/09 with Ed Hill

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Patrick Timoney

patrick.timoney - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Dougie

garywong - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/09 with Patrick Goodwin

With Dave Bonstow
Norman_P_W - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 26/Jun/08

The guide says to traverse left under the over hang being carefull of the dubious flake. Well, no need to worry about the middle one .. it's fallen off - making the traverse look very technical. There was no way I was going attempt the traverse with the gear that I had at that point so had to down climb :-( Belayed from the top to retrieve kit. We got off the crag in the dark. Reckon this route is probably best taken direct at 4c .. I would have down climbed and attempted the direct version if there had been time.
Dax - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/08 with Ward

Nigel R Lewis - Lead - 25/Jun/08 with Joce, Lowri Roberts

MikeLell - Lead - 20/Jun/08 with Ian Bryant

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Andy F

Piers - Lead β - 20/May/08 with Charlie Goldblatt

Urgles - 2nd - 24/Mar/08 with Toby Kluth

Did the direct version as the normal route was overgrown with brambles. It seemed tougher than HS.
maresia - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08 with Bernard Stricker

shameless - 2nd - 10/Feb/08 with pip

saz_b - 2008

Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Adrian Lowe

The far end of the left wall, it was a struggle to find something that wasn't covered in botany. An ok route, although hard for the grade.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 12/Aug/07 with Michelle

Circus - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Lou

Matt Taver
Jason Gotel - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Matt Traver

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Jul/07

Feeling bold - 2nd - 17/Jun/07 with Christian, Tom

There's an easier way to do the crux than the way most people seem to go if you can find it, lovely route.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/07 with Christian, Marie

leigh - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Russ Riseborough

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/07

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/06 with Matt Frank

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/06

gareth r - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06 with Tom

timharrison - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/05 with Abi Marchent

jim_randell - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/04 with PS, DG

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/03 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/03

drysori - Lead - Jun/03 with Malcolm

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/03

richardp2 - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/03 with Steve Fry

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 20/Jul/02 with Steve Green

Will Homoky - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/01 with Og (Andrew Forbes)

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/01

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 21/Nov/99

Nigel Coe - Lead - 07/Feb/99 with Pam Holt

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/97

mikej - Lead - 19/Jun/89 with Robert Smith

Iain Thow - 2nd - 20/Feb/88 with Phil Moorey

davemhart - Lead O/S - 1988

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 1987

Andy Chubb - Lead - 28/Dec/79 with Saxon Ridley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/76

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 14/Jul/74

Andy Chubb - Lead - 1974 with Phil Jardine

Hidden - Lead - 1973

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 30/Apr/72 with Ros --

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