Dexter Wall*** VS 4c
[Dexter wall top pitch, 3 kb]4a, 5a.

Ticklists: Great VS Climbs in the Lake District, Select VS Climbs in the Lake District.

Photo: Dexter wall top pitch © christensena

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 139 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

andy gittins - AltLd - 14/Sep/14 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/14

SPD224 - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Victoria Crookes, Martin Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/14

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with John Metcalfe

Disappointing climb. Contrived line, first pitch about V diff, second has at most two 5a moves and is very short.
Ian Stirrups - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with Sue

maria85 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Neil

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Bex Leigh

KM
Marq - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Keefus

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Hugh, Rob Middleton

If it's a hard VS then surely it's HVS??
benw681 - Lead - 19/Apr/14

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Bram

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14

philmcf - Lead O/S - Apr/14

nickcj - 2014

I lead 2nd pitch
chris74 - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Sam

Lead first pitch. Belay, roomy ledge? Second pitch felt hard in the grade.
sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Chris, PMC

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

Led pitch 1. Good climbing on both pithes.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Steve Gould

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

Really enjoyable route. Both pitches.
mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Francis Charlesworth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/13

alpinismo.uk - 05/Jul/13

Linked with Oxford and Cambridge Route
alpinismo.uk - AltLd dnf - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

chris smith - Lead - 09/Aug/12

Hewitt - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12

J1PEF - AltLd - 28/May/12 with Dave sharpe

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/12

Krystalli - 24/Mar/12 with Andy W

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Mar/12

Damp so checked out the route for return trip.
moose ridd - 2nd dnf - 11/Mar/12 with M.Sadler

jason - AltLd dnf - 11/Mar/12 with moose ridd, manmike

Ian Hinkins - 2012

gingermike1 - 2012

Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 06/Nov/11 with loz

Andrew1 - Lead - 05/Aug/11

Loved it, especially the top pitch, difficult but very well protected
A Mountain Journey - Lead - Jul/11

tom heaney - 04/Jun/11 with tom hull

Pitch 1 flowed nicely. Led the steeper pitch 2.
nick ferro - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Peter Wilkie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

tomhull - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with tom heaney

pwilkie - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

e.sunnyside - 2nd - Jun/11

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with Andrew Morton

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Becky E

Becky E - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

beckybray1 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

rgd1977 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

mark v - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Mike Norbury

led first pitch second was very cold, couldn't feel my hands.
iwebster59017 - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with Mike Smith

Led 2nd pitch.
Smithy Smith - AltLd dog - 10/Feb/11 with Ian Webster

Paul Boggis - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2011

As one pitch: some hard moves halfway up the crack on the guidebook second pitch but protection OK.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Cath Sullivan

Adi Hooper - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Dave Rogers

furry - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with LMC

Led the second pitch
christensena - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Kev B

Led P1 - very steep but well protected. Messed up my positioning and came off on my first attempt to make the crux (5a?) move seconding P2.
CathS - AltLd - 03/Jul/10 with Dave Clark

rockrat - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Heather Ingram

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/10

Chris L Hill - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Simon Pearce

jl - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Penny

Nicole Almond - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Dad

sore wrist
Dave Almond - Lead - 02/Jun/10 with Nicole Almond

In reality only 2 stars and definitely not 5a! Superb day though.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Rachel Hassall

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

sass - 2010

Dizz - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with manfred

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/09

a slight wobble at the top, now 5a
joe king - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with helen lambert

cheeky - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Mark Philipson

fantastic route, worth the walk in. great open climbing and good pro.
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Matt Payne

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/09

Led 1st pitch
niallk - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Ben RMC

Jack Shepherd - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with Dog Holden

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

Leelogs - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09

Tarquin - 2nd - 2009

Lead in one pitch.
RCrockford - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Andy G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with victim of mathematics

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with crossdressingrodney

jon thompson27 - AltLd - Aug/08 with simon mayell

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/08

nakedave - Jun/08

cat22 - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Mike

Dave Wearing - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Bedspring.

Hidden - AltLd dog - 05/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08

Fell off second pitch.
Blisco - Lead dog - 26/Aug/07 with Louise Rolland

Fantastic Second pitch, well protected, but felt a hard 4c
Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Tanya Savage

OffshoreAndy - AltLd - 17/Aug/07 with Lancs Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/07

duzinga - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Martina

petegunn - Lead - 05/May/06 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/06

One of the great climbs of Lakeland.
Graham Kennedy - 2nd - 30/Apr/06 with Andrew Porter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead - Aug/05

markbenton - AltLd - 21/Jun/05

+ Dave Checkley
Howard J - 2nd - 11/Jun/05 with John Turner

ewen - AltLd O/S - May/05 with ian hinkins

biggianthead - 28/Mar/05 with T

I must say I have some sympathy for those who say this should be HVS 5a. The crux move on pitch two is hard and committing and I didn't think there was good gear at that point. But I suppose something has to be the hardest VS in the area....
Rog Wilko - Lead - 2005 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Jul/04

John Kettle - AltLd - 2003

malc - AltLd - 11/May/02 with Adele

steve prior - Lead - Sep/99 with Roz C

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/99

Hammy - Lead - 03/Apr/99 with Richard Munro

mikej - AltLd - 29/Aug/98 with Nick Salmon

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 20/Jun/98 with Jenny Kerr

Hidden - Jun/97

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

biggianthead - 09/Oct/94 with C

Narked4fun - Lead - 17/Apr/94 with Ed Chicken

babymoac - Lead - 25/Aug/91 with cash, Anne

Andy Say - Solo - 12/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/91

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/91 with Pom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/90

Tom V - 1990

EddieA - Lead - 25/Jul/84 with Jim F

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/81

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1976 with FMC

Good route in a good location. I finished direct from the groove, I'm not sure if I should have gone right at the very top but finishing direct felt about right for grade (VS+ in the latest FRCC guide) though the gear was not great at this section. Misty and slightly damp.
AndyP - Lead O/S - 0000 with Graham

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Voting
Total votes cast 102
hard HVS0 of 36
HVS0 of 36
easy HVS3 of 36
hard VS13 of 36
VS19 of 36
easy VS1 of 36
hard HS0 of 36
HS0 of 36
easy HS0 of 36
hard 5a0 of 36
5a0 of 36
easy 5a27 of 36
hard 4c6 of 36
4c3 of 36
easy 4c0 of 36
hard 4b0 of 36
4b0 of 36
easy 4b0 of 36
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