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[Shark Attack on Dexter, 2 kb]A fine pitch that has a reachy exit - high in the grade. Start just left of the corner that drops down from the upper approach-ledge. 20m. Climb the wall to a widening crack and follow this on excellent holds to a point level with a wide flake-crack on the right wall. Swing out right along the flake to below a black blob on the wall above. Step up onto the blob and make a crucial stretch for a good hold on the finishing ledge. Scramble off right. © ROCKFAX

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 218 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Louise Street

Backed off Dextrose, so repeated this.
Mark Kemball - Lead - 06/Aug/14 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Committing top move, good though!
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Hamish

Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Andrea

tp45597 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with luke r

supersouthward - 05/Jul/14 with Stephen Ashworth

stephen ashworth - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with Jack southward

snook - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Valentine - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Alex Cox

Last move too committing at the time. Escaped by traversing more of the flake to the right and up.
davetaylor - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/14 with Shawn Taylor

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/14 with Jonny Forster

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/14

JP78 - Lead - 29/May/14

Hidden - 05/May/14

scary at the top!
dbrooks - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Gideon

gidmord - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with dbrooks

petegruf - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with mark h

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

mh554 - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/14

leerybunny - Lead - 08/Apr/14 with Ryan Newman

James Jackson - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/13

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/13 with Clare

Guy Lowndes - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with alan Blanchflower

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

mat cooper - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Roy (Netherlands)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

Utterly brilliant. Very exciting final few moves. Highly recommended.
67hours - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with RobWM

R_W_M - 2nd dog - 05/May/13 with George

aljezurusrf08 - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Willow

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with rockpool

a great little route which keeps the heart rate up and the mind focused, worthy of its grade ..if its a sunny morn, wear some polaroids as the sun will be in your eyes as you make the move onto the flake traverse
rockpool - Lead - 31/Mar/13 with wendy mathews

catty_9 - 2nd - 16/Mar/13 with Hamish, Tom Svejstrup

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Pete Chapman, Dilwat

In full this time.
Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Pete, SurferStan

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 2013

Started but backed off. Commitment issues.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd RP - 15/Sep/12 with Alan Mountford

The finishing move needs faith!
hotfeet - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Mark MacDonald, Matthew

Andrew23 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Emma Bush

EmmaRoseT - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Andrew Tomlinson

Mayo - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

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

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/12

francois - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Joe

Joe Costello - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Francois

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with nick arding

Terrifying climb. Not too hard, but awkward moves and super-bold to finish. Fair play to Zach on a great lead!
manbat - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Zach Lawlor

olly12344 - Lead - 28/Jun/12 with Patrick Hill

shouter - Lead - 24/Jun/12

really enjoyably climbing. Super committing getting out onto the face with the flake, but totally rewarding.
pffft - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Andrew Bangs

El3ctroFuzz - 2nd rpt - 31/May/12 with Joe Harris

Nice airy move at the top as you hand traverse along the flake! Last move is a bit reachy...
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Catherine

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

El3ctroFuzz - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Elaine Budden

Elaine Budden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with tom bunn

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Guy Buckingham

didn't read the guide book properly and got lost, went left instead of doing the traverse and finished up something else.
windle - Lead - 11/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

Will Gordon - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Rich Goodbody, Gaz Veacock

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

superb climbing in the earlier section; the top out move is comitting for a 4c
jag - AltLd - 2012 with steveo

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

2602steve - 2012

M_Payne - 2nd - 2012

arandall - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Tom Pinnons

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11

Damp
stvredmond - Lead - 13/Aug/11 with Helen Norris

fi15 - 2nd - Aug/11

Tricky to get established on the hand traverse but great. Failed to spot the back knob to go up (no mention in our guide) so scuttled back when I saw the flake dropping off down to the right. Finshed up Double Overhang.
niallk - Lead - 28/Jun/11 with Sarah

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Lisa

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11

oooeese - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with josh daymond

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/11

Chris M - Lead - 29/May/11 with Louise

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 27/Apr/11

Jammed up the back of the flake instead of monkeying around it - looked much easier.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with crossdressingrodney

Getting established on the flakey superjug is hard for the grade.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11

Really nice climb. I had to employ some fist jams in the large cracks. The top out is interesting to say the least!
Legs - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/11 with Simon O'Hara

klimmer - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

jeffb - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Calder, andy c

Calder - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with jeffb, Andy Clow

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Harry

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/11

martin clarke - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with chris floss_81, steve ashworth

stephen ashworth - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with martin clarke, floss_81

Hell-of-a scary last move, slipped but held on. Didnt slip on my next push!
SamChessell - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with George King

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11

tmansfield - Lead - 12/Mar/11

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with John P

Jpsofishy - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with carlgodfrey

Dave Heaton - 2nd - 22/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

lou_p - 2nd - 2011 with Chris

brilliant. take big gear.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with doug

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10

haylow - 2nd - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

berry - 2nd - 29/Jul/10 with Kafoozalem

Thought I was on double overhang at the time and think I finished on the exit of Africa.
cheeky - Lead - 07/Jul/10 with Mark Philipson

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jul/10 with Katharine Pemberton

Be prepared for the top move...
Martin Lilley - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Tim Clark

erinbastian - 2nd - 16/Jun/10 with Ken Mayo

melonmike - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Fran Pickerill

Em66 - 2nd - 14/Jun/10 with Mat

wilchivs - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Liv Pearson

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/10

The top traverse is improbable and hard for the grade but it's a great position and moves once you commit.
Rob84 - 2nd β - 06/Jun/10 with Chris James

Jacob k-d - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

dready - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with dillwat

Cold.... Couldnt feel my hands so topped out through DO. Gutted.
Dilwat - Lead dnf - 07/Apr/10 with Alex, dready

Stonking good route...Very exposed move near the top...the whole thing is a joy to climb!
andybenham - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/10 with Ben

Mark Kemball - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Lee Bartrop

Geoffers - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Tim

Bold and hard, higher end of the VS spectrum
John Henry Wynn - 2nd - 06/Jul/09 with Jay Jackson, Will Murray

First sloper holds out on the exposed slab is the scariest thing Iv ever done... fun route.
Will_Murray - Lead - 06/Jul/09 with Olly and Jay

JCB42 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Katie Marshall

Katie Marshall - 2nd - 11/Jun/09 with James Brewer

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Alex Dexter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09

willjh - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with David Spencer and Piz

mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Aurelie Deckoninck

AlexDexter - 2nd - Jun/09 with GarethC

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Lee Barra

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/09

Jeeze Louise, hardest thing I've done for ages! Completely flummoxed getting round on to the traverse, took an age which resulted in a shakey armed hand traverse and top out. It said 'HS' in our guide!! Tres bon lead Tim.
mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - 04/May/09 with Tim Reynolds

timreynolds - Lead - 04/May/09 with Mike Henesy

paulh1967 - 2009

Feels a lot harder than it's grade would suggest. Almost "Stanage" like...
flytzen - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Sean Worthington

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Mike Nuttall

matthewjc - Lead - 12/Jul/08 with Nigel

matthewjc - Lead - 12/Jul/08 with Nigel

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

jon clayton - Lead - Jul/08 with cherry

Part of RCP
carlbakes - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Karlos Robinson, Pete Greening

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/08

bfreeman - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Tom Laurence

jfreeman - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Jon Freeman

Subwaycups - 2nd O/S - Jun/08

Blisco - 2nd - 25/May/08 with Dan Metcalfe

Hand traverse is great
manwithacam - 25/May/08 with Dave G

chrissloan84 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

jonka - Lead - May/08 with sean

Steve Winslow - Jan/08

dewrats - Lead O/S - 2008 with Oli Boyes Chris Barr

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

paddymitton - 2008

exposed hand traverse and step up at the top..phew!
brady - 2nd - 22/Sep/07 with Martin Skinner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07

rockpool - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07 with army dave

kenneM - Lead - Aug/07 with Ange Laycock, Booby Hewitt

With Ute. Bottled the last move, had to be rescued!
Dave Mahon - Lead - Jul/07

eugeneth - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/07 with Alex F

jfreeman - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Steve Rigler

Sidekick - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Pleasant steep exposed start. Tricky to stand on spike and then move right onto traverse.
ellentaylor - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/07 with Adam Thomas

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Ellen Taylor

That top move was desperate and scary!!!
Monk - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with RUMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07

emdiesse - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Samian

Kirill - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Gordon Scott

Hidden - 2007

drysori - 2007

Dave Kerr - Lead - 30/Jul/06 with Olan Parkinson

the hand traverse is sensational
colin milton - Lead - 17/Apr/06 with geoff barker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

jfmchivall - Sep/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/05

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 30/Aug/04 with Christian Darr

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/04 with Clare

johnboyrevel - Lead - Aug/04 with Faye

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/04

Great route, **, but also VS 4c
Rog Wilko - 2nd - Apr/04

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - Jun/03

cem - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/03 with Eric Olson, Rob Smithies

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/03

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/03

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/02 with Barry Wright

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 27/Jun/02 with Chris Pearson

alex_th - Lead - Jul/01

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/01

Stone Muppet - 2001

Hidden - 2001

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/00 with jon

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

NickP - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/99

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/98 with Rich Hewitt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/98

cem - 2nd - 14/Apr/98 with David Cronk

John Southworth - Lead - Apr/98

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - Mar/98

timreynolds - Lead - 05/May/97 with John Burnip

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997

steve prior - Lead - Aug/96 with Roz C

Raggar - 2nd - May/95 with John H

Ashley Hold - Lead - 14/Apr/95 with Simon Richards

graded HS at the time quite an epic. A lot of climbing for it's modest lenght
colin milton - Lead - 10/Apr/94 with eric milton

Hidden - 1994

TPMC Easter trip
pebblespanker - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/85 with Mark Powell

GordonHart - Lead O/S - Aug/84 with James Butler

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 26/May/79 with John Walmsley

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973

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Voting
Total votes cast 93
hard HVS0 of 34
HVS1 of 34
easy HVS1 of 34
hard VS16 of 34
VS14 of 34
easy VS2 of 34
hard HS0 of 34
HS0 of 34
easy HS0 of 34
hard 5a0 of 29
5a2 of 29
easy 5a4 of 29
hard 4c14 of 29
4c8 of 29
easy 4c1 of 29
hard 4b0 of 29
4b0 of 29
easy 4b0 of 29
3 Stars9 of 30
2 Stars19 of 30
1 Star2 of 30
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 218 (0.9%)
Lead123 of 218 (56.4%)
Followed72 of 218 (33.0%)
Alt Leads3 of 218 (1.4%)
Unknown18 of 218 (8.3%)

'Climbed'95 of 218 (43.6%)
clean O/S111 of 218 (50.9%)
clean β1 of 218 (0.5%)
clean rpt5 of 218 (2.3%)
clean RP1 of 218 (0.5%)
dogged3 of 218 (1.4%)
dnf2 of 218 (0.9%)