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Bubble Memory** HVS 5a

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[Bubble Memory, 4 kb]Blank upper section with very little gear!

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This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/14

Terrifying, but only because it was wet and I was worried about slipping off the whole way up. The moves were fine, and it's probably much nicer in the dry.
cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Chris Bull

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/13

Dan Hostford - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with George Hostford

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

tomhull - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Stephen Cumberland

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 24/Jul/13

tonevert - Lead β - 23/Jul/13 with Phil, paul, Kevin Faux

Kevster - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Tony, Will T

Paul Eckton - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with kevin faux

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

cjohn62 - 2nd - 08/Jul/13 with gareth

kim.mulji - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Kim Mulji

cem - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Dan Zhou

Stayed more or less on route! Requires a steady nerve.
mattgrange - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with deborah

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

Dave Ing - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Mike (Glos)

MikeLell - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

Gibbo - Lead - 20/May/12 with Tom Gibbison

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Jez Gittins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Toby, Stewart

Ybot Htulk - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Ivan & Stewart

Gareth T - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Tim Popplestone, Amber

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/11

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Anna

bonelessivar - 28/May/11 with Andy

Quite dirty at the top, but nice climbing.
Monk - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Mullermn

First HVS lead. Felt steady enough. Plenty of time to compose myself between moves. Gear felt spaced at times but not too bold.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Helen B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

freaked out and had meltdown for no reason
mandy - Lead dnf - Mar/11 with rick

Phil Murray - 2nd β - 26/Sep/10 with Liz

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

davis.pete - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Chris Day

Good route, gear fine, bit dirty at top.
Rob Exile Ward - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Sam Ward

jtree03 - 2nd - 13/Jun/10 with Brother Al

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10

Needed some small wires for confidence on the tricky moves above the tree.
timstyles - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Brian Vaughan, Huw Howells

Good line, but a shame about the dirt on the holds, which is bordering on the rather unpleasant by the time you get to the top. Still very pleased with the on sight of this one.
D Berry - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Claire Berry

Ok climb, but dirty in places. The top needs a lot more traffic,mix of lots of mud and loose rock. knocked down a very large rotten tree which broke my Belayer's Ankle! Worst top out I've done at Shorn Cliff!
JPGR - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Yvette

tobyb - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10

First lead fall - went about 20 feet when a foothold broke on the top-out. Was avoiding more obvious footholds as a lot of it was wet (had done the adjacent E1 which shares this finish previously and remembered it being tricky when dry and in good nick!). Good to take the fall and happy that i'd put the 'just in case' piece in! Annoyed about not getting the tick but these things happen. As for the route? Quite nice if a bit of a non-line and very bold in the top third - about 20 ft run-out...
Wilbur - Lead dog - 21/Mar/10 with Caine

I don't think this is runout really, and I'm usually the first to run away from bold lines. Gear is never far away if you look for it.
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with tl

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Nov/09

First HVS. Despite comments below, line is obvious (the rib) and nice slabby climbing. Quite run out. Satisfying climb.
kleinej - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Loic

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with IH

sara n - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Francois Venter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

gareth r - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Ken Prandy

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Will Chivs

wilchivs - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/09 with Rob Dyer

existing debt - 16/Oct/08 with Iain a

dave657 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with mark walter

Mark Walter - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Oct/07

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07 with Clare

dobrek - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Simon K

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/07 with Roy Thomas

Andrew1 - 2nd - 14/Apr/07 with Juliet Parker Smith

Hidden - 29/Jun/06

ericinbristol - Lead O/S - 2006 with Karin Burnett

evhall - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05 with J

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Mar/04 with Laura

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/03

mikej - 2nd - 07/Apr/02 with Dave Power

Laramadness - 2nd - 21/Jul/00

mikej - Lead - 05/Aug/98 with Nick Salmon

mikej - 2nd - 02/Jun/96 with Bill Turner

babymoac - 2nd - 30/Mar/96 with graham d

Backinthegame - Lead - 02/May/94 with John Wright

3 Names - Lead O/S - 1994

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Zane_18, mullermn, Hidden, iforwms, Dassie, Hidden

Total votes cast 62
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5a16 of 21
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Style of ascent

Lead54 of 79 (68.4%)
Followed20 of 79 (25.3%)
Unknown5 of 79 (6.3%)

'Climbed'19 of 79 (24.1%)
clean O/S51 of 79 (64.6%)
clean β3 of 79 (3.8%)
clean rpt2 of 79 (2.5%)
dogged1 of 79 (1.3%)
dnf2 of 79 (2.5%)
Unknown1 of 79 (1.3%)