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Dexter Wall*** VS 4c

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[dexter wall, 2 kb]4a, 5a.

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This climb is in 120 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

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

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

GrahamUney - 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

Swotson - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with Ian Athroll

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

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/07

Much as I hate to admit to the vagrant doing anything good, Paul did a good lead here.
LakesWinter - 2nd - 01/Jun/07 with Mr Harvey

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

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

nai - Lead - 07/Jul/91 with Cal

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

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 91
hard HVS0 of 32
HVS0 of 32
easy HVS2 of 32
hard VS12 of 32
VS17 of 32
easy VS1 of 32
hard HS0 of 32
HS0 of 32
easy HS0 of 32
hard 5a0 of 32
5a0 of 32
easy 5a25 of 32
hard 4c5 of 32
4c2 of 32
easy 4c0 of 32
hard 4b0 of 32
4b0 of 32
easy 4b0 of 32
3 Stars13 of 27
2 Stars14 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 120 (1.7%)
Lead41 of 120 (34.2%)
Followed23 of 120 (19.2%)
Alt Leads37 of 120 (30.8%)
Unknown17 of 120 (14.2%)

'Climbed'67 of 120 (55.8%)
clean O/S46 of 120 (38.3%)
dogged3 of 120 (2.5%)
dnf4 of 120 (3.3%)