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Ardus - Direct Finish** VS 4c

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From the stance move up and gain entry to the steep chimney, which is climbed vigorously to an airy exit.
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This climb is in 114 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

In 1 pitch. Absolutely fantastic, easily deserves ***! Probably one of my most favourite routes ever. (And a much more logical line than the original)
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Stefan

Went off route. Had to down climb to the belay as climbing with a group
Gibbs3799 - Lead dnf - 16/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/13

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with victim of mathematics

As a finish to Central Girdle. Easier than it looks.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with crossdressingrodney

riff156 - AltLd rpt - 22/Sep/13 with Matt Crawford

quickdrawmcraw - AltLd - 22/Sep/13 with steve

1 and 3. loved it
joe hallam - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with matt hardy

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Judith Neaves, Conan

Conan - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with KMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

1st pitch easy, not 4a. I lead 2nd, about 4b. Pip lead top 'overhanging groove' in fine style.
Duncan Beard - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Pip McCarthy

hils theaker - AltLd - 15/Jul/13 with Emily & Harry

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/13

led combined pitches 2 and 3
BlindRock - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Gordon McAllan

lead 2nd and 3rd pitch. awesome last pitch, went direct up corner.
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with joshua smith

smithjmw46 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Pete Ravenscroft

Louis Hume - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Jenny

Jenny Hall - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Louis

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/13

Gumery - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/13

Heather651 - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Jonny

joe_lancs - AltLd - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/13

Siderunner - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Brad J, John E

Leeds Andy - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

6aPunter - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/12

Doug Wilkie - 2nd - 08/Aug/12 with Tom Musgrave

musgravet - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Jesse Coombs, Doug Wilkie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

cballard - 2012

dkd - Lead O/S - 2012 with Al

DOVEY - Lead - 02/Aug/11 with Billie x

riff156 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Jo Smith

erinbastian - Lead - 13/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

AndyT1151 - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

LardClimber - Lead - 27/Apr/11 with Al Pease

With direct VS finnish Andrea Leads First pitch - john leads final two - cool route my first VS lead and first of the season outdoors !!
xphoenix0 - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Andrea Lmc

Hidden - AltLd β - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10

poll - AltLd rpt - Sep/10

Was supposed to do the traditional Ardus route (MVS), however we only had a single rope and this looked like a nice line. Instead of topping out in the vegetated area, made a bold traverse left and topped out where the non-direct route ends. 3*
stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Willem van der Merwe

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ann S

Direct finish-eek what a struggle and that was as second. Beware the dead tree supporting a loose boulder at the top out.
Ann S - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Adam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/10

Three fun pitches. Excellent last pitch - backs against the wall!
jacobfinn - 2nd β - 16/May/10 with John Jackson Falkirk Council, jjax

jjax - 2nd - 16/May/10 with john (falkirk), jason

GneissOne - 2nd - May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/10

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/10 with Nick

barksmo - 2010

Duncan D - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

chris smith - AltLd O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Tried to do Sylvan Way, ended up doing this while thinking it was Sylvan way. I used three quickdraws to build the belay and so ran out just after the airy traverse, meaning I had to improvise somewhat when it came to gear. I placed a sling round a shallow flake and used a wallnut to hold it in place, hanging some hexes for good measure. Emma seconded it no problem, despite the fact she faced a few massive swings if she came off. Done in two pitches.
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Emma Strang

dannyevos - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Rick Clapham

jason - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with manmike

King Kong Climbing Walls - Lead - 18/Mar/09

d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with d_meacher

Hidden - 2009

greenroom - 2009

MarkDavies36 - 2009

J did the finish, nice and dry, good climbing with good gear, grassy top out
lithos - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Jonathan Richardson

jh5638 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Elie

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Hidden - 2008

spam - 2008

nickcj - Lead - 2008

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Sorry Chris!
tom_1985 - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Chris Poole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/06

net - AltLd - 16/Jul/06 with Martin P

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/06

PK - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

biggianthead - 09/Jun/05 with HT

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

jfmchivall - 2005

Wayne S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/04

Dave Latimer - Lead O/S - 19/May/04

Equally worthy of *** but quite hard.
Rog Wilko - Lead - May/03 with Debbie Wilkinson

akhughes - Lead O/S - May/01 with Emma Hughes

Hidden - Apr/01

chile-dog03 - Lead O/S - 01/May/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/99

Dave Westby - Lead - 1998

agagsgrot - AltLd O/S - May/94 with Pete

djmarko75 - AltLd O/S - Jul/93

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1983 with Phillippa Mathews

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1982

steviewindsurf - 1981 with Mel Turnbull

Hidden - 1980

Lord of Starkness - 1977

Dave Musgrove - 22/Jun/69 with Bob Knapton

David Smith - Lead - 1967

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Voting
Total votes cast 49
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS0 of 18
hard VS6 of 18
VS10 of 18
easy VS2 of 18
hard HS0 of 18
HS0 of 18
easy HS0 of 18
hard 5a0 of 16
5a0 of 16
easy 5a0 of 16
hard 4c9 of 16
4c7 of 16
easy 4c0 of 16
hard 4b0 of 16
4b0 of 16
easy 4b0 of 16
3 Stars6 of 15
2 Stars9 of 15
1 Star0 of 15
0 Stars0 of 15
Bag of .....0 of 15
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Style of ascent

Lead45 of 114 (39.5%)
Followed13 of 114 (11.4%)
Alt Leads31 of 114 (27.2%)
Unknown25 of 114 (21.9%)

'Climbed'61 of 114 (53.5%)
clean O/S48 of 114 (42.1%)
clean β2 of 114 (1.8%)
clean rpt2 of 114 (1.8%)
dnf1 of 114 (0.9%)