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Viscount's Route** HVS 5a

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Gain the hanging crack from the right by a swift hand-traverse (or direct at 5b) and jam it to a possible stance on the big ledge. Finish up the groove to a tricky exit. © ROCKFAX
A gritstone classic which attacks the front of the Main Buttress via the obvious hanging crack. Start either direct or via a hand traverse in from the right. From the ledge (original belay point) continue up the corner crack to a rounded finish.
Tom Cranfield, Alfie Beanland 1949
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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Running_Board - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14

Didn't get above the traverse. Hard move to mantel over the undercut bit, got my left hand up but didn't have any energy left in the tank and jumped off. Seems a really hard move, I'm relieved to see others agreeing. I will go back stronger and lighter and better (or stay away from it forever more)
pedrosanpb - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/14 with Cycling Steve

The Grist - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Jim Rogers

Failed to get above the traverse...
Alex Thompson - Lead dnf - 05/May/14 with Jam, Sam Carey

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 04/Aug/13

petekeron - 2nd β - 01/Aug/13 with Steve Brock

David_Gledson - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Alan

petekeron - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Chris Wright

Well that was awkward and horrible and hard!
MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Tom

tommytwotone - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Mike

horrible
talldick - 2nd - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/11

escalade - 2011

Woody took the 1st, I did the 2nd pitch.
pastep - AltLd - 05/Sep/10 with Woody

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Jumped off the 5a(?) start and did the 5b instead, hard bit's shared by both and it's tough. The cracks are luminous, the top-outs on both pitches are turf pulling and it's a load of bollocks.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Andy

Seymore Butt - 2009

clive-greenwood - Lead - 20/May/07

Hidden - Sent - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/06

Nick Beckett - Lead - 2006 with various

Phill Mitch - 2005 with wayne

Hidden - Lead - 2000

rob.grafton - 2nd - 22/Jul/97 with Bruce

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Jun/95

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/92

Neil R - 2nd - 22/Jul/90 with Mark

Tom V - 1990

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 16/May/87 with John Byrne

babymoac - Lead - 1987 with MTW

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/86 with Dave Langmead

Dave Musgrove - 02/Nov/75 with Andy Wild

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 13/Nov/71 with Dennis Gray

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Voting
Total votes cast 11
hard E10 of 5
E10 of 5
easy E10 of 5
hard HVS2 of 5
HVS2 of 5
easy HVS0 of 5
hard VS1 of 5
VS0 of 5
easy VS0 of 5
hard 5b0 of 1
5b0 of 1
easy 5b0 of 1
hard 5a0 of 1
5a1 of 1
easy 5a0 of 1
hard 4c0 of 1
4c0 of 1
easy 4c0 of 1
3 Stars1 of 5
2 Stars0 of 5
1 Star2 of 5
0 Stars0 of 5
Bag of .....2 of 5
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 34 (8.8%)
Lead17 of 34 (50.0%)
Followed7 of 34 (20.6%)
Bouldered1 of 34 (2.9%)
Alt Leads1 of 34 (2.9%)
Unknown5 of 34 (14.7%)

'Climbed'18 of 34 (52.9%)
clean O/S11 of 34 (32.4%)
clean β1 of 34 (2.9%)
clean rpt1 of 34 (2.9%)
dnf3 of 34 (8.8%)