Levitation Direct* HVS 5b
[Mathias Yamanakis - Boldly going where no greek has gone before......., 2 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
A butch and popular variation start to Levitation. Start below a steep, cracked bulge at the end of Levitation's initial traverse.
Climb up to and through the overhang to join and finish as for Levitation. Well-protected. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Climb up and through the steep cracked overhang at the end of Levitation's initial traverse. Finish as for Levitation. Popular, powerful and height dependent. Around 5b for the tall and a perplexing 5c for everyone else.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Mathias Yamanakis - Boldly going where no greek has gone before....... © Okecroak
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This climb is in 87 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/15

Tried on lead and bottled the move. Couldn't even do it on second, so probably wise!
Nathan Chrismas - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/15 with Lucas F

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/15

Very tough few moves through the roof up to the flake, feels more like 5c to me! But all well protected. Pleased with the onsight.
Will Mortimer - Lead O/S - 27/May/15 with Chris Joyce

Ciaran Mullan - TR dnf - 05/Apr/15

Chaman - 2nd dog - 23/Jun/14 with Rich M (sdmc)

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/14

Yet to find the the HVS option on this if you cannot reach.......
Okecroak - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/14 with B Mead, M Mercy

Nick Biven - 2014

Tough move out the overhang, good gear
tim exley - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13 with will hornby

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/13

LDJ - Lead - 06/May/13 with Jeremy

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 23/Apr/13 with Marti999

Grabtheslab - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12

MinHazeldine - 2nd - 14/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/12

mark schramm - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/12 with si

Simon Allcock - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Mark

mark schramm - Lead rpt - 06/May/12 with Anthony

Hidden - TR dnf - 25/Mar/12

nickstephens - 2nd dog - 03/Mar/12 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - Lead O/S - Mar/12

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Dave L, emma

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Oct/11

dominic lee - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/11 with nathan lee

HVS 5b is fair if you're tall, but it still took me about half an hour to figure out the move...
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with bc, md

MBarraclough - 2nd - 30/Sep/11

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 30/Sep/11 with nick arding

felt easier today , hard move is probably 5c and a bit reach/height dependant as to whether you think its easy or hard
misterb - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/11 with bob

timrowland - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Rob H, jmjw

jmjw - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Rob H, Tim R

It's all about the feet! Left foot toe hooks low. Right foor egyptians high into break! Took me a while to work that out.
andy_pemberton - Lead - Aug/11 with Steve Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11

Hard first move! Took quite a few attempts (with backing off) before I managed it.
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

dale1968 - 2nd RP - 03/Jun/11 with Tom

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Jun/11

Lauren Davies - 2nd O/S - 26/May/11 with Dave Moir

Homes - 2nd - 24/May/11 with Leo

leohl - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

I tried to lead this route,but backed off it.Just couldn't commit to move past the overhang.On the second the move was fine.
Popkids - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Baz

took the wrong line and went too far left. epic ropedrag. climb I did probably harder than the grade
lewiz - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Vlad Vishnyakov, Owen John

p2-melhuish - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - Jun/10

jcook1980 - Lead - 17/May/10 with Dan Walker

first climb of the day... a nice hangover cure :P
GarethSL - 2nd - 25/Oct/09 with Shaun

awesome moves in the crux 5b, but i think more like a 5c as very commiting and technical - great fun. even in 70mph winds and rain!!!
twright180 - 03/Oct/09

twright180 - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09

dmoir - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Lauren Davies

James Mitchelmore - Lead RP - 12/Sep/09

Couldn't commit to the crux.
DorsetGareth - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/09 with Tim Riley

Jon_Warner - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Tom

petegunn - Lead - 22/May/09 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/09

robertporter - Lead - 18/Oct/08 with James

good fall from crux
misterb - Lead dog - 23/Aug/08 with sim

Took my first lead fall on the crux
nblackbeard - Lead RP - 01/Jun/08 with Gemma Foster

dewrats - 2008 with Oli Boyes , Dave Searle, Chris Barr

sharmawho? - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/07 with oli

Dave Searle - 2nd O/S - Aug/07

Bonkers hard couple of moves...
Justin T - Lead RP - 11/Jul/07 with Crispin

5b move? Yeah right!
Justin T - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/07 with Clara

gregarding - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

climber sim - 2007

Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 2007

eugeneth - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Kehl

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

prawn - 2nd - Aug/06 with Graham

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/06

Carl Smethurst - Lead dog - 19/Jul/06 with Tony Woods

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jun/06

Steve Bell - 2005

Gibson27 - 2nd - 2004

Jon Evans - AltLd - 12/Sep/03 with Jake

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/03

Rob Pitt - 2003

petegunn - 2nd - 15/May/00 with Ross Cooper

Frostie - Lead - 1999

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