The Elevator** HVS 5a
[ecky on The Elevator kyloe, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
10m. A fine exposed pitch on the upper tier. Climb a ladder of good holds to the break and scoot left to a good rest before finishing up the shallow groove above. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic County.

Photo: ecky on The Elevator kyloe © andymoin
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 128 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Retreated from the top of the "ladder", got it OK second go! Traverse is intimidating and bold, but not that hard as long as your feet reach the holds.
Mark Bull - Lead G/U - 24/Jul/15 with Mike

Hidden - 18/Jul/15

y2keable - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/15 with John

With Birdlime Crack link-up.
blue_sundown - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Felix

Superb climb!
Elsier - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with Adrian

stub1990 - 2nd - 22/Mar/15 with Adam Gregg

Adamski1986 - Lead - 22/Mar/15 with Stuart Bennett

potnoodle13 - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/14 with beagle-ears

beagle-ears - 2nd - 23/Nov/14 with potnoodle13

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/14 with Kirsty Kerr

Great jugs after the traverse. Took a while to see lower foot placements.
Emma Reynolds - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Ky Aizawa

Great route enjoyed the mix of styles and moves.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Emma Reynolds

Birdline Crack linkup
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14

dakidunn - 2nd - 03/Jul/14 with Gabe Oliver

Elsier - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Adrian

cpforbes - 2nd O/S - 11/May/14 with Chris Down

jazzyjackson - 2nd - 18/Apr/14 with stuart

Nice.
stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Jase

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Paige Jensen, Nick Bryan

Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 15/Mar/14 with Mark Anstiss

s.scott - Lead - 02/Aug/13

smithjmw46 - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13

First HVS lead. Great and interesting route
alexmcmillan - Lead O/S - 28/May/13 with Max Scherer

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 04/May/13 with Sinclair Cooper

llamaglama - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Robert, Anne, Suzy

odox - AltLd - 20/Apr/13 with Sam Webb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12

Adrianw - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Steve Kirkup

Klingon - Lead - 26/Aug/12 with Nimble

malteserEd - Lead - 08/Aug/12

y2keable - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12

MDowson - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with sam webb

Klingon - Lead - 01/Jul/12 with Nimble

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

Klingon - Lead - 28/Apr/12 with Nimble, Capt Kirk

Looks an unlikely line from below, but the holds are all there - very enjoyable. Neil's lead
sarah hawker - 2nd β - 15/Apr/12 with Ed (Malta), Neil Morbey

chris smith - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

climbed 2nd Picth on this route after starting on Birdlime Crack
brayg01 - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Tim Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11

oliverk - 2nd - 20/Nov/11 with Marty

Climbed via Birdlime to the ledge. Up to the ladder. Head wasnt right to go through the left traverse. Next time!
sergio46 - Lead dnf - 20/Nov/11 with Walter

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Nov/11

Macleod - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with lucas

chrism225 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with jonny

JRae - Solo - 10/Sep/11

pmurdy - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11

Capt lead
Klingon - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/11 with Nimble, Capt Kirk, Albert

TomAnderson11 - TR O/S - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 20/May/11 with Sam Wood

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

funtime-franky - 2011

arrang - Lead O/S - 2011

NaomiHart - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Ursula

qwidge - 2nd - 18/Sep/10 with Roland

Jugs where you need them.
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Lewis (NMC)

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - 01/Aug/10

Took rope rest after traverse left - this one's not good for those with double arm tendonitis!
Klingon - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Steve Kirkup

oliwarlow - 2nd - 07/May/10 with Josh

maggie505 - 2nd - 01/May/10 with Craig McMahon

Climbed Birdlime Crack as P1. Definitely easier than it looks...
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Neil Redgrave

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with James C

scott gibson - 2010

carlh - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 20/Nov/09

andybroadway - 2nd - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

stukent - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Steven Walker

Really nice route. 1st pitch is easiest to solo (did the coldstream corner start) then big holds and big jugs in a nice setting.
odox - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Andrew Birtwistle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/09

decs - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Viv

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09

Claire Taylor - 2nd β - 06/Apr/09 with Scott Gibson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/09

Mithral999 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/09

ewan i - 2nd - 2009

sneaks - 24/Dec/08 with Neil C

First pitch solo
andymoin - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Warren, Mark Jarvie

adw07 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with andy and wee mark

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/08 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/08 with Clive Greenwood

Trevera - 2nd - 05/Jun/08 with Bryn Roberts

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Claire and Christian Svenson

Excellent climbing on clean rock with nice, airy moves. Well worth doing and quite a lot easier than Coldstream Corner!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/08 with James Humble

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Jonnie Williams

jonnie3430 - Lead - 09/Feb/08 with Dave B

Just the second pitch. Can't remember why but there was gear already placed by someone else.
Andy Moles - Lead β - 06/Feb/08 with Clare

burto - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/08 with rozzy

PaulWillis1973 - 2008

Maz J - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Oct/07

Struggled more than last time - I think I was tired!
Sam Judson - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/07 with Phil Steadman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Magnus

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 03/Feb/07 with Alan Smith

whispering nic - Solo - 2007

Russell Lovett - Lead - 10/Sep/06 with tony lickes

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Luke

Wonderful climb - think i may even be able to lead it!
Sam Judson - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/06 with Steve Orrell

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

Hidden - 2006

Date approximate.
Topsy Turvy - Lead O/S - 2006 with Rob Sykes

John Pickles - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/05 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/05

barney_edin - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/05 with Nicole

smollett - Lead - Nov/04

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/03

Climbster - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/01

michaelb1 - Lead - Jun/01

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

Roget - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/98 with jim

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 1998

greenroom - Lead O/S - 1996

alkira - 13/Feb/93

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/90

circa 1988
Steve Crowe - Solo O/S - 1988

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1974 with Will Walker

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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