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Moping Owl VS 4c

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[Indirect route!, 2 kb]19m. An interesting link-up. Start as for Porky at its wide crack. 21m. Climb the crack to meet up with The Lord Falmouth on the left and move up to its jutting ledge. Hand traverse the ledge right and swing along good holds, past the niche of Porky, to a ledge on the arete. Finish direct via some arete hugging moves. © ROCKFAX
Start up the crack of Porky, continue left across the top of the slab, before traversing back right across the break, past the niche of Porky to a ledge and finish up around to the right of South East Buttress.

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Photo: Indirect route! © Tom Styles
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 147 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

chasingthelotus - TR O/S - 14/Apr/14 with looloo

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/14

Skip - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Paul

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Mar/14

froggs88 - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/14

ChrisGard - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Kyle Maywood

Jen_George - 2014

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Dave Piper

Maywood96 - Lead - 20/Dec/13 with Chris Gard

ChrisGard - 2nd - 20/Dec/13 with Kyle Maywood

timreynolds - TR - 25/Aug/13

Ashley Hold - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Tim Chamberlain

Ashley Hold - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Tim Chamberlain

Awesome variation, really great solo
Jackislav - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/13

JulesClimbs - 2nd - 30/Jul/13 with Paul

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/13

stuieb123 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with jamie merrick

Hidden - 21/May/13

Really enjoyed this, the traverse was brilliant
Chris Joyce - Lead O/S - 15/May/13 with Simon Thursz

s.thursz - 2nd - 15/May/13 with Chris Joyce

This would have been a lot easier if I had managed the ropes better.Ended up with severe rope drag.
Popkids - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Baz

Merrick796 - Lead - May/13

Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Andrea

andrea83 - Lead β - 20/Apr/13 with Rachel, Hamish

Fletch - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/13 with Matthew Robinson

Hidden - Lead - 02/Feb/13

The less said about this the better.
Tom Last - Lead dnf - 04/Jan/13 with Chester

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

willc91 - 2013

Loved the hand traverse, but the arete hugging was a bit rubbish
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/12 with Skip

Skip - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/12 with Cheese Monkey

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12

Danny_boulders - Lead O/S - Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/12

Log dog - Lead β - 11/Jun/12 with jack reed

blackrose - TR O/S - 02/Jun/12

mbradberry2008 - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with James Mccann

sam0000 - Solo rpt - May/12

Hidden - TR O/S - May/12

1906johns - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/12

JamesGibson - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with ToddB

ToddB - 2nd - 30/Mar/12 with James

SteveoS - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Doug Miller

Fear2482 - TR - Mar/12

arandall - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 05/Feb/12 with arandall

sam0000 - Lead rpt - Jan/12

arthurbeer - Lead - 2012

ripoffthemonkey - TR O/S - 08/Nov/11

paco - TR O/S - 07/Nov/11

oowhey000 - TR - 07/Nov/11

tom parsons - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Paco

J.Hine - 2nd - 25/Oct/11

JUSTXMike - TR O/S - 15/Oct/11

ajsproson - TR - 08/Oct/11

g10formen - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11

neilstubbs - TR - Oct/11 with Alex Sproson

mark_jee - Lead - 13/Sep/11 with Vicky

vickytee - 2nd dnf - 13/Sep/11 with Mark

J.Hine - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11

Stepanek - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Helen Bailey

zard - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Chris Stepanek

JonHarvey - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/11

amyb - 2nd - 19/May/11 with Rubber boy Kev

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/11

mike hooper - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with dave dean

tom parsons - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Mike Govier

M govier - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with tom parsons

M govier - TR O/S - 07/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/11

Jo sumner - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/11

flyinfrenchy - 2nd O/S - 05/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11

mackem - Lead - 21/Jan/11

Pricey06 - Lead O/S - Jan/11

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

John Forster - 2nd - 2011 with Andrew Gritten

John Forster - 2nd - 2011 with Andrew Gritten

Gibbo - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Andy Strachan

SamChessell - TR O/S - 13/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/10

Good route. Rope drag hard to avoid.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/10 with Pete

Luuuuuke - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/10 with Kris

paddymitton - Lead - Oct/10

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10

edpd1b - Lead - 31/Aug/10 with Kelly Hillyer

crag_monster - 2nd - 31/Aug/10 with murphydave

crag_monster - 2nd - 31/Aug/10 with murphydave

Lovely meandering link-up. Watch the rope drag!
Freddie 1 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Andyh83

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Matt

Ali.B - Solo O/S - Jul/10

erinbastian - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Ken Mayo

joeyj - TR - 13/Jun/10

Aided by guidance from Cornish Rock Tors
TerribleToll - TR β - 01/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/10

ccrowle - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with james

Tom Seccombe - Lead - 04/Mar/10

TheLegoMan - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/10

tim exley - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/10 with jason hodge

Tj murray - 04/Mar/10

Yong_Welsh - Lead dnf - 21/Jan/10

ablewasi - TR β - 2010

Caught in the rain whilst at the crux. Cold, wet and windy but still nice to get out between the downpours :-)
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/09 with Nancy Jones

Sick!
El3ctroFuzz - Solo rpt - 03/Oct/09 with Louise Street

pielander - TR - 20/Sep/09

berry - TR - 20/Sep/09

Nice climb, but I think the direct variation looks more satisfying, must go back and do that. Avoiding the overhanging arete is this right choice for a nervous second though!
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Sonica Rua, Guy Pomeroy

Rusty2406 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Timmy

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/09

tom.e - 21/May/09 with Charlie Everett

TheLegoMan - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Mar/09

neilstubbs - TR - 21/Mar/09 with Olly Spooner

Master Chief - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/09 with Jeremy

Hidden - TR - 23/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Feb/09

Ed morris - TR - 31/Oct/08 with stefan

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/08

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with dready, surferstan

SurferStan - TR O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Joe Coeburn, Dilwat

Only half of climb done. Climbed initial crack then finished up staircase.
badindark - TR - 12/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 09/Feb/08

Master Chief - 2nd O/S - 18/Dec/07 with Jeremy

jgclimb - Lead - 18/Dec/07 with tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/07

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/07

hapymike - Lead - 04/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 01/Sep/06

Stuie - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/06 with James Hoskin

pmoody - Lead O/S - 2006 with Jacob Phillips

evileye - 2nd RP - 2006 with frith

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/01

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
badgerjockey, Joel Perkin, alexporter, maresia

Voting
Total votes cast 23
hard HVS0 of 9
HVS0 of 9
easy HVS0 of 9
hard VS0 of 9
VS5 of 9
easy VS4 of 9
hard HS0 of 9
HS0 of 9
easy HS0 of 9
hard 5a0 of 8
5a0 of 8
easy 5a0 of 8
hard 4c0 of 8
4c2 of 8
easy 4c6 of 8
hard 4b0 of 8
4b0 of 8
easy 4b0 of 8
3 Stars0 of 6
2 Stars3 of 6
1 Star3 of 6
0 Stars0 of 6
Bag of .....0 of 6
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Style of ascent

Soloed9 of 147 (6.1%)
Lead70 of 147 (47.6%)
Followed38 of 147 (25.9%)
Toproped24 of 147 (16.3%)
Unknown6 of 147 (4.1%)

'Climbed'58 of 147 (39.5%)
clean O/S72 of 147 (49.0%)
clean β4 of 147 (2.7%)
clean rpt7 of 147 (4.8%)
clean RP1 of 147 (0.7%)
dogged1 of 147 (0.7%)
dnf4 of 147 (2.7%)