Midas Touch** HVS 5a
[Pete on Midas Touch (HVS 5a), 2 kb]23m.

Rockfax Description
The ramp-line just right of the main slab offers some very pleasant climbing on compact rock. Start beneath the left-leaning open groove line at a small tree.
24m. Move up rightwards to a hollow block then move up and traverse left to better holds and gear. Continue up the line to a steep finish on positive holds. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A really good route,run out at the start and well protected higher up.Climb up to a block (good gear) make hard moves left and up to the obvious fault line and gear(small wires)Follow the flake left until the rock steepens and then finish up this on small positive holds.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Pete on Midas Touch (HVS 5a) © Kafoozalem
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This climb is in 117 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Lee_Meaden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/15 with Luke Robinson

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 09/May/15 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - 09/May/15

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/15

chris ebbutt - Lead - 29/Apr/15 with Liam Hockey

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Feb/15

Repeat ascent.
Sean Kelly - 2nd - 22/Sep/14 with Andy Bisson

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Kirsty Kerr

Didn't find any 5a moves; nor did Clare.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/14 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/14

Hidden - TR - 03/May/14

One hardish move and the rest is delightful climbing.
Sean Kelly - 03/May/14 with Steve Woollard

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Guy Percival

guy xavier percival - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with paul

justaddpowder - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Nathan Robbins

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Nick Stephens

Luxulyan - 2nd - 25/Jan/14 with Tom Murrell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/13

Awesome route!
Sam Falconer - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/13 with Sam Dixon

Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Rob Steer

outdoorrob999 - 2nd - 10/Nov/13 with Samuel Wainwright

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/13

Marktrin - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with Phil

Nice climb, unable to find decent gear.
phil456 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Mark G

Motown - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/13 with Ben

Well good, although quite easy, maybe VS 4c I thought. Excellent exposed final moves
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Will

Rassapotimus - 2nd dog - 28/Jun/13 with w.pettet-smith

Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 01/May/13 with Ben Devenish, Pete Callaghan

petecallaghan - Lead rpt - 01/May/13 with Jamie Trump, Ben Devenish

Dale Turrell - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Dave

Bristoldave - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Dale

Felix Ottey - 2nd β - 17/Feb/13

Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/13 with Lottie Thorne

Lottie Thorne - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/13 with Jack J Keogan

Nick Biven - 2013

Enjoyed the final steep section.
Motown - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/12 with Paul

Brilliant climb on amazing limestone
paul reah - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/12 with will cottel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

On the shunt... The rope wasn't setup in the correct place which made the first half (including the crux) feel rather dodgy and very much like a solo. Would of been much happy leading this. Nice route though...
charley - TR O/S - 20/Oct/12

Bry - Lead dnf - 17/Oct/12 with Chris Hind

wolverine - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/12 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 15/Oct/12 with Mike Hayes

Fell off the traverse, took a bit o f a swing and had to climb the route much more directly
JamesRich - 2nd dog - 29/Sep/12 with Mark Davies, Rob stanfield

Really pleasant and soft in the grade.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with James Rich, Mark Davis

Love this place!
Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 23/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

wolverine - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Caroline Ashman

ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Theolinde Gentil

pete3685 - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/12

Ali Burns - Lead β - 01/Apr/12 with Izzy Brinsden

Izzy Brinsden - 2nd β - 01/Apr/12 with Ali Burns

Tristan Sherlock - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/12 with Tom Bunn

Not really bold. Spaced gear, but actually bomber. 1 star.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/12 with Tristan Sherlock

Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

JackHatton - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/12 with dan devey

Nice little slab climb.
JoeMortimer - Lead - 27/Nov/11 with Doug Miller

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with ewan

ewanthomson - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11

Richy boy - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with JackHatton

Loved this climb, all the gear in the right places.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with davenev

petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with Ben Devenish

Hidden - TR rpt - 04/May/11

timreynolds - Lead - 04/May/11 with Dave Coley

squicky - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with rob1

feilx - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Matt Perks

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/10

JonHarvey - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Jay Jackson and Ant Smith

AJH - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/10 with Rob

jcook1980 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Luke Holmes

Homes - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Jonny C

Chaman - 2nd - 02/Jul/10 with Alex H

DCIGadget - 2nd O/S - 26/May/10 with chris ebbutt

sam coward - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/10 with Wayne

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09

just as thin the second time round. harder than crinoid? i think so.
w.pettet-smith - Lead rpt - Jul/09 with badger

nblackbeard - Lead rpt - 24/May/09 with James Whitlock

jw231 - 2nd rpt - 24/May/09 with nblackbeard

I found this more difficult than Bird Scarer! Damn good climb though, watch that topout!
northnorthnorth - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09 with Dan

Hidden - 2009

Dave Searle - Lead - 28/Nov/08

Kate Edhouse - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/08 with Dave Searle

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/08

airy. quite delicate in places. look for the polish for gear placements.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 13/Jul/08 with mr ric

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Jun/08

Good climbing, fairly bold low down. Good to have some small / micro wires.
Reeges - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Nick Saunders

AJH - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/08 with Crispin

Pylon King Against Capit@lism - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/08 with Fiend

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/07

nblackbeard - 2nd - 10/Oct/07 with James Whitlock

jw231 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/07 with nblackbeard

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/07

Justin T - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/07 with Wifey

Dave Searle - 2nd - 22/Jul/07

first hvs , good climbing,happy days
misterb - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07 with mark

Justin T - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/07 with Clara, Wifey

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/07

Justin T - 2nd rpt - 29/May/07 with Martin

Justin T - 2nd rpt - 26/May/07 with Andy

AJH - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Justin

Justin T - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Martin, Wifey, Jacques

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07

sam coward - Lead β - 27/Aug/06 with Helen

richardr - Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/06

CraigMac1 - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 23/May/04 with Ian _Haigh

sam coward - 2nd O/S - 2002 with Wayne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/00

Hard for the grade.
alan moore - 2000

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 02/Sep/95 with Al B

colin milton - Lead - 10/Jul/94 with eric milton and s blagdon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/90

May Bank Holiday sometime 86,87,88,89! Given HVS 5a at the time.
Pete Nugent - Lead - May/86 with Steve Stean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/85

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