The Firebird* E1 5a
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This climb is in 117 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Avon Man - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Derek

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/15 with Clare

Sustained but there is plenty of pro on offer. Small nuts lower down and lots of mediums higher up. The detonate crux can be well protected and there's a peg just bellow. Worthy of a star if not another.
Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Max Coney

Favourite lead of the evening. Interesting climbing up the hollow flakes to get some gear in. Well protected crux move up over the bulge. Then an awesome bridging exercise. A climb of three distinct sections. Great fun. Chuffed with the onsight.
Legs - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/15 with Becky Bagnall

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/15

KittyKat - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with Alex Smith

simonf - Lead rpt - 26/May/15 with Simon

E1 (easy) 5b seems more appropriate. Proper sketchy lower down. Poor gear, a few runouts and insecure moves. I will never do this again!
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Steve

Enjoyed this route, care required on the bold start but the climbing was steady. Crux felt tough for 5a and the groove above was an enjoyable finish
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 12/May/15 with Becky Bagnall

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/15

Crux is hard if you can't reach. Sustained and excellent!
mes32 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Chris

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/15

bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/15 with Alan

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 31/Mar/15 with Ric

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 22/Mar/15 with Ted Lister

Fairly sustained climbing & First E1 of the year. Nice!
felixizzy - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Bernard

this route just keeps giving
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Dave Clare

davidclare - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Jon Ridley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/15

Ian JL - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/14 with Andy Lovelady

Very Enjoyable E1. I would definitely consider leading it next time
Katsmiff - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Martin Bagshaw

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Catherine Smith, Rafal Malczyk

Rafal Malczyk - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Catherine Smith, Martin Bagshaw

ollie1 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Noodles, Olly Ryan

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Ygraine, Clare

Gareth T - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Julian

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/14

Justin T - 2nd - 15/Jul/14 with Nancy

Nice lead from Mark.
Pike - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Mark Condon

Julie Carroll - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Julie Carroll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Rob84 - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Lou Ramsden, Tim Ashlin

cem - Lead rpt - 25/May/14 with Will Grayson, Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14 with Will Grayson, Charles Moreton

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Tor Nockles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/May/14

andy dunn - Lead dog - 21/Apr/14 with J

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Alys Rook

Nice route. Bit bold at the start but okay.
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Alison McBride, Ken McBride

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

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Richard Snow

Kyuzo - 08/Jun/13

Dave-Westlake - 18/May/13

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Tom Adams

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Jan/13

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Andy Forbes

Gear not good - especially at start
mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Rich Rogers

sustained 5a all the way up
Chris Sieradzki - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Hooo

Some good technical moves, and sustained bits. Really enjoyed it on second and had no trouble, but I'm definitely not ready to lead it. A fall off the move onto the sloping ledge would almost certainly deck. I was preparing to jump backwards off a 2m drop if he fell there.
Hooo - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Chris Sieradzki

The first 10m were basically a solo, so not soft for E1! Maybe I could have found gear with a bit more imagination... Definitely worth it for the climbing in the upper groove
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Craig

CraigMcAteer - 2nd - 13/Nov/11 with nick

what a sand bag at HVS! no good gear until two thirds up the climb, all lose rattly rock
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Sam

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

simonsclimbing - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Emma Hawkins

hard 5a
Fred_Richard - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with Andy Mccoy

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/11

simonf - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

3 Names - 2nd β - 02/Jul/11 with Sumee Holloway

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Elena Songprasert, Gary Lewin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

Nice climb, had advice on finding the jug above the bulge which helped.
The Ivanator - 2nd β - 24/Apr/11 with Stewart

Stewart Armstrong - 24/Apr/11 with Ivan Bicknell

nice one - similar to zulu
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with steve tree

I thought this was tough for 5a???
SGD - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Jonny WMC

Hidden - 2011

Good lead from Sarp, recovering his head and continuing after all his nuts fell out! Lovely sequences, looked puzzling to protect. Peg seems bomber.
jacobjlloyd - 2nd β - 13/Nov/10

James_86 - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Rick

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/10 with Helen S

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/10

a tad bold at the bottom but fine from there, the upper groves are interesting and good as well. Contrasting climbing.
lithos - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

gdb4060 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Will

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

gdb4060 - Lead - 22/Apr/10 with Will

eagleopus - 20/Sep/09 with Gareth

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Mark Glaister

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with G.Lewis

cornishben - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Gareth Pratt

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Ben Sutton

Misha - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

Consistently challenging all the way up
Francois S - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Simon Chandler

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Eric Herring

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Jamie Ward

jamie ward - 2nd - 26/May/09 with Toby Dunford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

Fantastic - sustained and intersting moves in a great position! Didn't find much dodgy rock on the first section so maybe it's been pulled off by now - there's a few reasonable small/medium wires to protect this bit too and plenty of gear above.
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Sam

al99 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Al Benson

leigh - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/08

First E1 for 18 years! Great route except for run-out and loose rock on lower section.
poey50 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Chris W

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

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Dave Ripley

just one more - Lead - 12/Apr/08 with tim b

Loose flakes a bit worrying
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Clare

fell searching for a hold over the bulge, centimetres from the enourmous jug!
Mark Walter - Lead dog - 17/Feb/08 with Paul Black

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/07

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07 with dean howard

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/07

cem - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Pete Atkinson

Found it hard for HVS too. Quite plausibly E1 by Wye Valley standards, though I won't rush to vote it as such in case I'm just being soft!
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/07 with GD

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Feb/07

I was surprised how hard I found this, and would agree with the suggestion that it could be E1. Quite serious for the first 30ft. I was 17 when I first led it, I think I just assumed you were supposed to be terrified on lead.
drysori - Lead - 15/Sep/06 with PeteR

Classic E0
Urgles - Lead O/S - Nov/03 with Ady Short

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/03

First HVS.
drysori - Lead rpt - Mar/03 with AdamW

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/01

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/96 with Marcus

Backinthegame - 2nd - Jul/93 with Lynn Wilkins, John Wright

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1989 with Dr. Jeremy

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Voting
Total votes cast 126
hard E20 of 44
E20 of 44
easy E20 of 44
hard E14 of 44
E133 of 44
easy E16 of 44
hard HVS1 of 44
HVS0 of 44
easy HVS0 of 44
hard 5b0 of 43
5b2 of 43
easy 5b12 of 43
hard 5a14 of 43
5a14 of 43
easy 5a1 of 43
hard 4c0 of 43
4c0 of 43
easy 4c0 of 43
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