Liaison With Lenin** HVS 5a
[At the end of the groove, ready for the second crux, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Worthwhile, with some surprisingly good gear and moves
Start on a large flat ledge beneath the big corner on the right of the crag.
24m. Move up the left wall of the corner and step left over some vegetation to stand on a ledge and flake, good wires here. Make some pressing moves leftwards along the open groove past more good gear to a point where the groove fades and some good holds are encountered. Stand on the good holds and reach a broken flake up to the right and some handy small wires just to the left. Finish up right over slightly vegetated rock but on good holds. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the corner for a couple of metres before stepping left to a good crack. Move up and follow an intermittent flake line up leftwards to good holds a few metres below the top. Now climb straight up, passing a large flake, and top out carefully.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: At the end of the groove, ready for the second crux © Jelly Mould Surfer
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This climb is in 83 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

chris sm - Lead - 09/May/15 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - 09/May/15

Andy bowden - Lead - 24/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/14

Repeat ascent.
Sean Kelly - 2nd - 22/Sep/14 with Andy Bisson

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Kirsty Kerr

Fun climb, exciting.
Sdentzel - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Spike

LDJ - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Alfie, Lou

One of my favourite Torbay quarry climbs, hard to believe it gets no stars.
chris ebbutt - Lead - 07/May/14 with Alex, Chaman

Good lead by Chris
Chaman - 2nd rpt - 07/May/14 with Chris Ebbutt, Alex H

Hidden - TR - 03/May/14

Spaced gear where you need it!
Sean Kelly - TR - 03/May/14 with Steve Woollard

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Guy Percival

guy xavier percival - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with paul

Good climbing, quite committing. Good protection in the first half, but a bit run out for the second.
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14

chrisdevon - 2nd dog - 08/Mar/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead dog - Mar/14

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - 2nd dog - 22/Feb/14 with Nick Stephens

Nick Biven - 2014

Very tricky climb, would love to go back and get a clean repeat
Dan Heyse - TR dog - 06/Oct/13 with Cai Stafford

cai stafford - TR RP - 05/Oct/13 with dan.heyse

riddle - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Charles Moreton

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

cem - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Oli Sherman, Roger Hamilton-Smith

brew_guru - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with henry

stephen ashworth - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with martin clarke

martin clarke - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with steve ashworth

Motown - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13

Lovely traverse, although the flake above does not sound very nice at all
Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Will

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/13

lovely stuff!
Rassapotimus - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/13 with w.pettet-smith

timreynolds - Lead - 01/May/13 with Mark Schramm

Nearly chickened out of this one but glad I did it.
Matt77 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Owen

Felix Ottey - 17/Feb/13

Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/13 with Lottie Thorne

Lottie Thorne - 2nd dog - 06/Feb/13 with Jack J Keogan

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

Bry - 2nd β - 17/Oct/12 with Chris Hind

A little vegetated to start but good above.
Ed Babs - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Lee Mercer

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 23/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

wolverine - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Caroline Ashman

Dale Turrell - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Dave

ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Theolinde Gentil

pete3685 - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/12

burto - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with hertha

ferdia - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Rozzy

Tristan Sherlock - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/12 with Tom Bunn

Possibly the Best route here? A Must do - 3 stars.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/12 with Tristan Sherlock

carefull route reading required and even then its a sand bag at hvs 5a.a good e1 5b with a superb traverse left.the finish a bit up and right after traverse is nicer and adds more climbing
misterb - Lead O/S - Feb/12 with bob

Very enjoyable, tricky for hvs? Loads of friction for your feet thankfully.
jezb1 - 2nd - 07/Jan/12

Enjoyed this a lot
Ybot Htulk - Lead - 06/Jan/12 with Jez

Doug miller - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with joe mortimer

Found this hard, the style of climbing on Flashdance suited me better.
domskezz - Lead - 23/Sep/11 with Jamma

timrowland - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Rob H, jmjw

jmjw - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Rob H, Tim R

Luke90 - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with M Bryan

M Bryan - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Luke Horne

Great moves lower down and seem to miss the gear in the top half of the climb which made it a tad run out.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with davenev

davenev - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with luke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11

just one more - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with tony l

AlexD - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Gideon

gidmord - 2nd dog - 21/May/11 with Alex

Hidden - TR rpt - 04/May/11

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 03/May/11 with Dave R.

Okecroak - Lead - 03/May/11 with C. Ebbutt

Started too far right and ended up too far left. Whoops. Felt more like E1 5b as a result.
squicky - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with rob1

feilx - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Matt Perks

Foot hold broke on the begining of the traverse, cheesegrater fall. Requires a lot of technique. Hard HVS.
Ed morris - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10

JonHarvey - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Jay Jackson and Ant Smith

mark schramm - Lead - 09/Aug/10 with steve P

DCIGadget - 2nd O/S - 26/May/10 with chris ebbutt

Richy boy - TR - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09

pedro.silva - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Kafoozalem

nblackbeard - 2nd - 10/Oct/07 with James Whitlock

jw231 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/07 with nblackbeard

Justin T - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Wifey

richardr - Aug/06

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
jacobjohncharles, AJH

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hard 5a15 of 30
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