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Cave Direct VS 4b

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[Douglas and Bonnie on The Cave Direct, VS 4b, Huntley's Cave, 3 kb]25m. Why this route has no stars is beyond me, it's a mind-blowing climb. Start as for Cave Route but exit the first ledge by climbing the vertical blocky wall right of the groove. Slot a medium sized cam into a blind crack to protect a powerful move up the small roof. Finish as for Cave Route. Si Lynch 2009.

Photo: Douglas and Bonnie on The Cave Direct, VS 4b, Huntley's Cave © nastyned
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This climb is in 119 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

masa-alpin - 2nd β - 30/Sep/14 with Jo B

kato'sdad - Lead - 26/May/14 with MIA re-assessment

afrosam - 2nd - 13/May/14 with joeurwin

joeurwin - Lead O/S - 13/May/14 with afrosam

kegless - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Jonny Hawkins

AaronJohnstone - 2nd - May/14 with Pete Loveless

Excellent route, I got the top pitch which is fantastic exposure for such a grade.
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/14 with Katie Long

kayakmonkey - Lead - 2014

gordigotama - 2014

stuart34 - 2nd - 30/Oct/13 with Gabi

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/13

malone - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Andrew Appleby

Fiona Reid - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13 with JL

abbeywall - 2nd - 31/Aug/13 with Heike

peterhubbard - Lead - 10/Aug/13 with Jo Stutchbury

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13

Ross L - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Patrick

steve.aisthorpe - Lead - 17/Jun/13 with Hannah Burrows-Smith

Thoms6974 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Marcus, Stuart

StuMsg - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with Marcus McL, Andy T

Jonescrusher - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Andrew Taylor

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

multi pitch very enjoyable climb ***
Chris.p.h - 2nd O/S - 11/May/13

Very nice, led pitch one. Gets three stars in the SMC guide.
Fiona Reid - AltLd - 05/May/13 with Mike

Pitch 2, had seconded years ago.
prog99 - AltLd - 05/May/13 with Fiona

fireloveswater - Lead - Mar/13 with Andy Thomson

StuartO - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/12

Hidden - Jul/12

ali mccalli - Lead - 12/Jun/12

Harry Holmes - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/12 with Joanna

horsefeathers - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/12 with Harry

nowler - 2nd - 28/May/12 with HenryCowan, steev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

cuthill76 - Lead - 05/May/12

Dave Baker - 2nd rpt - 05/May/12

Getting over the ledge to rejoin the indirect route was performed with pure beach whaling class
Thoms6974 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Alejandro

AGoodi - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Andy Laing

nice and exposed
dipper - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with ryan hurson

Surprisingly dry for this time of year. I lead the first pitch.
Mapleleaf - AltLd - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12

daniel.loram - 2nd - 02/Mar/12

Gibson27 - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Cassidy - 2nd - 2012 with Helen Cassidy

smcw - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with zoe anderson

xusa - 2nd dnf - 12/Oct/11 with Gareth Borthwick

Andy Moles - Lead rpt - 23/Sep/11 with Cronin

ZA - 2nd - 11/Sep/11 with Ben Robson

mikpen - 2nd - 21/Jul/11

Andy Moles - 2nd - 14/Jun/11 with James McKenna, Anders

Multi pitch
DOVEY - Lead - 01/Jun/11 with Chris + Fran

deanj - Lead - Jun/11 with 2 div AT

allanmb - TR O/S - 14/May/11

iainstap - Lead - May/11

Crowley6969 - Lead - 28/Apr/11

Chris wilson - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Ross, Paul C

RossT - AltLd - 23/Apr/11 with paul, Chris

nice easy finish for the day, steep moves on massive holds. Recommended.
geoff.comley - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Sean Watt, Ali Erginsoy

Sean20 - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Ali Erginsoy, Geoff Comley

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

HenryCowan - 2011 with Paul Freudental

shorey1990 - 2011

Absolutely brilliant!
gforce - Lead - 06/Oct/10 with Emma

nowler - 26/Aug/10

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Heather Thikey

burned out on first mocve of second pitch where one must pull up and swing out onto small ledge with right foot, then second move after this was too difficult, fell off two or three times but disappointed i didn't manage this vs not as tech as others i have done in the grade.
stef050 - 2nd dnf - 17/Jul/10 with graeme watson

PeteLoveless - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/10 with Jon McCune

tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/10 with Rob Leuhman, Josh Plant

Whatlarks - Lead dnf - 03/Jun/10 with Phoebe Denton

Whatlarks - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/10 with Phoebe Denton

Superb climb!
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 16/May/10 with Amy

amy - AltLd - 16/May/10 with Elsie

A great variant on Cave Route.
Sutty22 - 2nd - 08/May/10 with Simon

simon_D - Lead O/S - 08/May/10 with Chris Sutty

Adam led the first, (crux), pitch.
John Roe - AltLd - 25/Apr/10 with Adam Davis

andybroadway - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Matt Munro, Simon Taylor

Wow. I recently climbed Walewska, which is the best VS on grit according to the guide. I think this route is better.
Brendan - Lead β - 22/Mar/10 with Andy, Paul

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jan/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/09

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Colin Gunning

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Dunc

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/09

Mrs Weasel - 2nd - 09/May/09 with JiveWeasel

Out there Maaaan!
JiveWeasel - Lead - 09/May/09 with Mrs Weasel

Lovely route, felt good leading.
Jon Macleod - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Catherine O'rourke & Graham Stuchbery

scottyeile - 2nd dnf - 07/May/09 with john

Was a really nice route till i got stuck in the top crack for 15 mins!!!!!!!!
laurenb66 - Lead - 29/Apr/09 with imigen

s kennedy - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with mark mosgrove

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/08

russellwood - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Danny Dunbar

Danny Boy Dunbar - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Russ Elwood

wileejoe - TR - 2008 with ally

tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Eilidh Paterson

steve.aisthorpe - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with John Lyall

stokesrees - AltLd - 09/Jun/07 with Joe Nunn

nice alternative to cave route
kwickfit - TR O/S - 23/May/07

dave o - 2nd O/S - 07/May/07 with Julia H

Hidden - Lead - May/07

elegant cheddar - 2nd - 2007 with adam hughes

timmy-ts - 2007

Captain Solo - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/06 with Karen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/06

Captain Solo - 2nd - 25/May/06 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 12/May/05 with Keith

HIGHTOWER - Lead β - Apr/04 with Griz

Batty - AltLd β - 08/Oct/03

Ken Applegate - Lead - 01/Aug/03 with Andy Barker

Ben lad - 2nd - 1998 with bed bed

Hidden - 1996

babymoac - 2nd - 25/Feb/90 with MTW

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Voting
Total votes cast 60
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS0 of 18
hard VS1 of 18
VS16 of 18
easy VS1 of 18
hard HS0 of 18
HS0 of 18
easy HS0 of 18
hard 4c0 of 20
4c0 of 20
easy 4c5 of 20
hard 4b11 of 20
4b4 of 20
easy 4b0 of 20
hard 4a0 of 20
4a0 of 20
easy 4a0 of 20
3 Stars21 of 22
2 Stars1 of 22
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Style of ascent

Lead49 of 119 (41.2%)
Followed40 of 119 (33.6%)
Toproped3 of 119 (2.5%)
Alt Leads18 of 119 (15.1%)
Unknown9 of 119 (7.6%)

'Climbed'66 of 119 (55.5%)
clean O/S38 of 119 (31.9%)
clean β4 of 119 (3.4%)
clean rpt7 of 119 (5.9%)
dnf4 of 119 (3.4%)