merde HS 4a
[Simon leading Journee de Merde., 4 kb]15m.

Rockfax Description
15m. Start up Voila! and move up to, and past, a square-cut overhang, finish direct up the horizontally-banded wall. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Simon leading Journee de Merde. © Christopher Withers
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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

TCarrick - Lead - 14/Apr/15

adamarkley - Lead - Mar/15 with gareth griffiths

mark44 - Lead - 2015

TCarrick - 19/Nov/14

spear - TR O/S - 05/Nov/13 with Luke, Ash

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Nov/13

Robnort - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Henry Payne, paul clauston

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Oct/13

MD - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with Jo

Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Mike D

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/13

JamesWilliams - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13

Cams for protection in the main, the top section is rather bare with an unprotected mantal top out of dirty gravel, nice climb though dirty
Ross B - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Phil Connock

Quite good little HS.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Chai Kai Tsang

Tomish - TR dog - 06/Sep/12 with Andy Reynolds

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

The superb jug to get over the block is only temporary :-(
Pete_Frost - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/12

Darron - 04/Jun/12

pad-rat - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 10/Dec/11

Andy Merrick - 2nd - 21/Jul/11 with Gaz Hatton

Daymo - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Gaz, Andy Merrick

Easy climbing, wish i'd led!!
bavarianGaz - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Andy M, Damian

oneiros - TR O/S - 02/May/11

swoollock - TR - 02/May/11

Neil Becousse - 2nd - 27/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11

A good route that has a disturbingly dirty and uncomfortable mantel top-out that might just take you by surprise.
Rampikino - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Jennifer Randall, Cat

TCarrick - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/11

Very little protection, need a few cams.
Gtok - 2nd β - 02/Oct/10 with Lawson David

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

TCarrick - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - Aug/10

TobyA - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Elina

matty123 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Rachael Breakell

Mark Hatton - TR RP - 02/Jun/10 with Jo Wood

No protection top half, if you skirt left and right it's easy enough although there could be an interesting move half way up pulling on a flake.
Hewin - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with WMC, Chris Ellis

Bomber protection for the crux and a good runner to protect the upper section as well. As with Voila! its a shame that the holds will probably always have plenty of rubbish on them but worthwhile as well. Don't be betting everything on using the jug to overcome the little bulge as it is more than a little loose.Pre placed anchor at top as I had no intention of topping out on the scree covered ledge that the route gets you to.
D Berry - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Claire Berry

Gtok - TR - 20/Apr/10 with Mick

No protection top half - muddy breaks
mick1jones - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Pete

TCarrick - 2010

Two camalots 0.5 & 0.75 plus a size 9 dmm nut were the only pro halfway up... great climbing through the break
JonBrown - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/09 with Amie Horton

DanT - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/09 with Flick Towns

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 15/Aug/09 with Nicola Pettit

DanT - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/09 with Flick Towns

Hidden - TR - Jun/09

seb m-c - Lead O/S - 21/May/09 with Kam Khan, Jez Rose

Hidden - TR - 14/Apr/09

AMarchant - TR O/S - 14/Apr/09 with heather bull

samwisethebrave2 - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Jasper

liam 22 - Solo - 2009

Did this as part of a traverse of half the quarry which gets XS 4b... Dont't ask. Will gets the glory of being the partner for this purely for helping directions such as "go upwards" etc...
smallerrich - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Will Nicholls

DanT - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/08 with Flick Towns

Jenksie - Jun/08 with Jon Will

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

DanT - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Flick Towns

Dale - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with johny

would be nice if it wasn't for all the dirt
SGD - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/07 with Tom Relf

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Jul/06

alisonk - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Dave

davidk - 2nd - Apr/06 with alison

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/04

andy tetsill - Lead - Aug/02

Rich Kay - TR - Aug/92 with Al,Rob & Ian

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Phil Mac, gary.barr, scouser666

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