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The Fang*** MVS 4a

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[At the first belay stance, 2 kb]40m, 2 pitches. Start under the Holly tree in the overhang at the right hand edge of the Buttress. Climb up to the Holly and make a bold ascending traverse leftwards, around the corner to reach the front of the Buttress and good ledges. Climb the crack to a large flake then move rightwards and up to a comfortable ledge and belay directly above the overhang. Ascend the arete at the right of the ledge to reach the platform and ring peg belay of Kennel Wall. Ascend the blunt rib at the back of the platform to belay at the top of the crag.
JS Williams, CR Wilson, T Nicholson, RA Ewin 27/Oct/1946

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 243 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Route Adjuster - Lead - 24/Jul/14

KevB - AltLd - 15/Jul/14 with Tony P

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/14

Wesley Orvis - 2nd - 01/Jul/14

eburki1 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14

Mark Bull - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/14 with Mike

Burty21 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Kelvyn James

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/14

Led 2nd pitch
erica - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with John

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/14

Kev led main pitch
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with Kev

Led pitch 1
John Brayshaw - AltLd rpt - 26/May/14 with Erica

Olli-C - AltLd rpt - 24/May/14 with oli robson

Blackthorn - Lead - 17/May/14 with Ollie

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/May/14

Conan - Lead - 06/May/14 with KMC

James_Kendal - 2nd - 06/May/14 with Conan

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 15/Apr/14 with Claire Sephton, Pete Glasper

cvsephton - 2nd - 15/Apr/14 with Pete Glasper, Peter Metcalfe

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13

mussonlr - AltLd - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13

Delicious. (Entire crag empty all day).
jimorothy - Lead - 28/Aug/13 with Rachel Crolla

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/13

Lead P1, good climbing with plenty of gear.
Tom.Priestley - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

In 1 pitch
Richard Alderton - 19/Jul/13 with Liam

Dervey - 19/Jul/13 with Rich

mamboochris - 14/Jul/13 with Chris Craven

stuart34 - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with Francesca

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/13

Fran Sgr - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with stu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

Led final easy pitch
cem - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Steve Gould

Stephen Shaw - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Jack

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Nicola Pettit

Midges in my eyeballs!
petegunn - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Rosie, Davina

Rosie Rothwell - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with Davina, Pete

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

amccann - Lead - 26/May/13

John Postlethwaite - AltLd rpt - 25/May/13 with Barry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

Conan - AltLd - 07/May/13 with Ian Bradley

P2 This time
Climbster - AltLd rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Ian

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Helen Bradshaw

melonmike - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Borg

adamjeffs - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with Louise H

johnjb - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Bruce (SOC), Andy P

farmerwad - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with Calum

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/12

musgravet - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Jesse Coombs, Doug Wilkie

Doug Wilkie - 2nd - 08/Aug/12 with Tom Musgrave

andycash - AltLd - 06/Aug/12 with chris day

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 20/Jul/12 with Bern Hardman

tmawer - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Jaime Robertson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/12

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 10/Jun/12 with Adam Gregg, Rod Molyneux

Adamski1986 - 2nd - 10/Jun/12 with Tim Rodgers

Em66 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Si Wooley, Mat

1st pitch lead, 2nd pitch 2nd
Climbster - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Ian

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with martin broadhurst

AxelF - 2nd - 20/May/12

Adrianw - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Alex Ashton

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Tim Hunt

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/12

DaveAtkinson - Lead - 06/May/12 with P.Cannon

Dave Richards - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with PMC

stimpey - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/12 with Tom

Led P2. Climbed the whole route like a bit of an idiot after insufficient sleep the previous night.
victim of mathematics - AltLd rpt - 08/Apr/12 with J-Ro

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/12

Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Stacey Jg

Becky led 1st pitch to ledge, I led from ledge to top.
staceyjg - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Becky

minaturechris - 2nd - 07/Apr/12

iwebster59017 - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Xavier Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

ccraigg22 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Chris Higgins

led both pitches. first outing of the year in sunshine (eventually). Found the traverse quite bold until I found the right line and gear. Quality climbing throughout.
lithos - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with carmen, Toreador

I'd forgotten how good this was. Excellent return to rock after the "winter".
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Rob, Carmen

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12

Peter Holder - 2nd - 08/Feb/12 with Dom Bush

pasbury - 2012

JonG - 2012

MartinLister - AltLd - 01/Oct/11 with Peter Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

xusa - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Gareth Borthwick

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11 with Becky Stedham

sgl - Lead - 02/Sep/11 with Susie

timmsy - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with Neil

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/11

Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with dan geh

craig naylor - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/11 with jack

Jack Loftus - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Craig Naylor

Rog Wilko - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with Charlotte Goedvolk, Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11

Craig led top pitch
beds74 - Lead - 31/Jul/11 with Craig Hartley

barni - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Ami

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Adam

Adam1973 - AltLd rpt - 10/Jul/11 with Lee Sheard

Saintly - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/11 with stimpey

stimpey - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Saintly

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/11

tlmarjot - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Alex Cannon, Ben Lea

brockers - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/11

My first rock route this year, followed Mike and Doreen Tinnion. Found it suprisingly OK.
John Holden - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

paul horabin - Apr/11

mikemontain - Lead - 2011 with mark davies

mataius - 2011

A very pleasant excursion, ran in one pitch, but beware the rope drag on P3
twoplates - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10 with frith wood

Nice climbing on good rock
greenroom - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Tom Swannick

mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Ally Newman, Francis Charlesworth

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10

Lead the first and second pitch.
rockrat - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Luke Armitage

andy mcc - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Arifa Chakera

Led P2 & 3 together.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Dan

Led P1. Combined pitches 2 and 3.
dpmUK - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/May/10

Didn't feel as bold as the guide suggests. Great climbing and easily possible to do as a good long single pitch
MarkDavies36 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with David Fisher

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/10

Still not convinced I went the right way - only vertical crack I found was the one on the direct route, so traversed further and then scrambled up to ledge, which seemed to be the line shown on the topo. P2 blunt arete - climbed flaky crack to left. In fact not sure I should have ticked this climb!
Tanya Savage - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Neil Pacey

Rog Wilko - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Fenwick - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/09

nakedave - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/09

kato'sdad - Lead - 06/Sep/09 with Jon Lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/09

J1PEF - Lead - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/09

Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Martin

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

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

oli mid summer 09
Olli-C - AltLd - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09

martrin - AltLd - 14/Jun/09 with Sarah Kekus

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 04/Jun/09 with Philippa

Led the second and third pitches. an excellent climbat this grade
jayme - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Simon Raven

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/09

Very nice exposure for a MVS. Excellent gear and excellent sunset. Fab way to finish the day.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Andy Matthews

mikemartin - Solo - 21/May/09

Conan - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Steve Douglas

Sdouglas - 2nd - 12/May/09 with Conan Harrod

John Postlethwaite - AltLd O/S - May/09 with John and Nicky

GPN - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with Annette

Managed to go the right way (I think) this time!
net - Lead - 26/Apr/09 with George

tomhull - AltLd - 24/Apr/09 with matt harris

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with John Holden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09

flatnose - 2009

oli-explosion - AltLd - 2009 with ollie crudge

ewan i - Lead - 2009

Done again after a ten year gap.
Hardonicus - 2nd rpt - 28/Dec/08

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Dec/08

Led P2+3 together. Very good route, brilliant evening but take mozzy spray!
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Simon Platt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/08

Excellent route in perfect conditions
Ken Taylor - Lead - 06/May/08 with Chris Michalak, Conan Harod

JiveWeasel - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Mrs Weasel

Got lost on 1st pitch, traversed too low around the bulge, loose rock with poor gear. Enjoyed the rest once back on route, will do it again sometime.
Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Tanya Savage

Route finding error on first pitch. Move up left from below holly quite a stretch!
Tanya Savage - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Neil Pacey

Led top pitch
Mrs Weasel - AltLd - 03/May/08 with JiveWeasel

beaumap - 2nd - 03/Nov/07 with Peter Camp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/07

Dave Wearing - AltLd - 02/Aug/07 with Bedspring.

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/07 with stewart murray

Led P2 & 3
stewart murray - AltLd - 24/Jun/07 with Adam Burt

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 23/Jun/07 with Annette

I only led half the first pitch though!!
net - AltLd - 23/Jun/07 with Pete M

jamo - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Sian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07

Mike H - 2nd - 29/Apr/07 with Jamie Smith

Mike H - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with Jamie Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/07

Luuuuuke - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/07 with Ian

cat22 - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with Phil W, Mike

platt2000 - Lead - 2007

penrithblencathra - Lead - 30/Sep/06 with Oli Wilson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/06

chicken88 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/06 with Tom Kirkpatrick

Hidden - 13/Jun/06

jim robertson - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/05

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/05 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Ian

Dave Latimer - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/05

smollett - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with oliver

Wayne S - 2005

GrahamUney - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/04 with nick atkinson

Fine exposed route
Andysomething - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/04 with Katy Wilson

Hammy - 2nd - 13/Aug/04 with Joe Gittens, Penny Excel

Much better protected than the grade suggests - MVS 4a implies possibly groundfall.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/04 with Carmen

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 27/May/04 with Jenny Hay

five - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/04

John Kettle - AltLd - 2004

petegunn - AltLd - 06/Dec/03 with Aled

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/03

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/03

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/02

clams - Lead O/S - May/02 with M+D

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/00

alpinismo.uk - Lead - 2000

clive-greenwood - Solo - 12/Sep/99

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/99

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Mar/98

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/97

babymoac - 2nd - 22/Aug/97 with Pete D, Gordon C

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/96

biggianthead - 07/Jul/96 with x

Led pitch 1
Iain Thow - AltLd - 24/May/96 with Alex Doherty

Trobbo - Solo - 30/Jun/95 with mick machin

Excellent route, needs some route finding nous and a cool head. Best route of this grade in the Lakes?
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/95 with Debbie Wilkinson

Tim Sparrow - 2nd - 1995 with Chris D

richorme - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/94 with Mike Hubble

Hammy - AltLd - 01/Sep/91 with Colin Struthers, Penny Excel

Steve Lenartowicz - 1990

Led P1
stewart murray - AltLd - Jun/89 with Nick Murray

malc - 2nd - 03/Sep/82

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Lord of Starkness - AltLd - 1978 with Dave Bowen

Peter Main - 2nd - 12/Jul/75 with Martin Bennett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/75

Hidden - Lead - 0000

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Voting
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hard VS0 of 44
VS0 of 44
easy VS1 of 44
hard MVS6 of 44
MVS30 of 44
easy MVS3 of 44
hard HS4 of 44
HS0 of 44
easy HS0 of 44
hard 4b0 of 42
4b2 of 42
easy 4b10 of 42
hard 4a20 of 42
4a10 of 42
easy 4a0 of 42
hard 3c0 of 42
3c0 of 42
easy 3c0 of 42
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 243 (1.2%)
Lead88 of 243 (36.2%)
Followed47 of 243 (19.3%)
Alt Leads89 of 243 (36.6%)
Unknown16 of 243 (6.6%)

'Climbed'129 of 243 (53.1%)
clean O/S95 of 243 (39.1%)
clean rpt19 of 243 (7.8%)