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Diamond Groove HVS 5b

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C J S Bonington 25/3/1956 25/Mar/1956
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Somebody placed a new peg in the crux borehole.
pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/14 with Neil

Found this was a bit tough for HVS 5b. E1 really. thankfully fordie's lead. some pro but seemed in the wrong place.
darren hudson - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/14 with David Ford

Haven't onsighted a 5b move for ages. Feels like E1 5b to be honest. Had my eye on this for ages, glad to have got it done! Crux is getting out of the top borehole. Good.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Kyle Williamson

e1 definitely, glad i didn't lead it
Kyle87 - 2nd O/S - 03/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

Finally led this. Soft E1 5b? The nuts on the crux are not exactly good, more like OKish...
pheotleyr - Lead RP - 05/May/13 with Caleb

Really nice quality rock. I thought pretty steady 5a but it felt easy to read. Seconded so not sure about adjective grade. Very possibly E1 depending on how much you trust manky pegs and wobbly wires (I think one of the cleaned wire slots would hold)
Kemics - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Peter

crux is solid 5b and the protection and moves do merit E1...
evhall - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Dave F

The best nut placement on the crux seems to crucially require an offset nut.
pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/13 with Andy

Good climbing whit a fairly soft 5b move which requires a little commitment above a cluster of gear!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 27/Mar/13

Cleaned the crack of the crux borehole, giving rise to about 3 good small nut placements, which possibly makes this quite a nice top end HVS 5a again.
pheotleyr - TR O/S - 10/Mar/13 with Mirco Traxion

pitons weren't inspiring. climbed borehole using sloping foothold on right
clams - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Jim

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Ben West

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/May/08

georgeevans88 - 2nd O/S - 07/May/08 with Harry

deseres E2 5b now. very scary only protection are pegs which are all in a shocking state. good route got the heart goin.
Dale - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with johny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Surprisingly technically hard (didn't this used to get 5c?).
Paz - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/06 with DEJ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

Boxy - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/02

Hidden - 2000

Ally Smith - 2000

stp - Solo O/S - 03/Oct/82

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/76

Hidden - 2nd - 1968

Hidden - AltLd - 1965

Total votes cast 18
hard E10 of 5
E11 of 5
easy E13 of 5
hard HVS1 of 5
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VS0 of 5
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5c0 of 7
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hard 5b2 of 7
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 30 (3.3%)
Lead15 of 30 (50.0%)
Followed9 of 30 (30.0%)
Toproped1 of 30 (3.3%)
Alt Leads2 of 30 (6.7%)
Unknown2 of 30 (6.7%)

'Climbed'5 of 30 (16.7%)
clean O/S20 of 30 (66.7%)
clean rpt2 of 30 (6.7%)
clean RP1 of 30 (3.3%)
dogged1 of 30 (3.3%)
dnf1 of 30 (3.3%)