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Songs From A Gentle Man* VS 4c

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[Nearing the top of the difficulties and still singing!, 3 kb]A fantastic arete that looks to be much tougher than it actually is. Start below the soaring arete behind a huge pinnacle. 25m. Climb the arete on small, but reliable holds to a good horizontal break at 8m. Continue up the arete past a notch to the top. An exposed pitch. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Nearing the top of the difficulties and still singing! © oscaig
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Nov/13

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Stuart, Alex p

Got the route description slightly wrong, and was a couple of meters to the right of the arete, but the climbing was still on the grade and very enjoyable.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Hannah Smith, Jordan Mattack, Harry Oelmann

Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Steve Price

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

steveprice.exmouth - Lead - 11/Aug/13 with Jamie

Sarah Welsh - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Emma Grant

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

Tricky moves, a weird line that wanders all over the place, wiggy rock and not entirely trustworthy gear - definitely not VS, 4b or the 2 stars given in the Rockfax guide!
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 24/May/13 with Jeremy

Great route. Be gentle with the rock and it's ok.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Dave P

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 26/Apr/13 with Clare

PAJames - 2013

andork123 - 2nd O/S - 2013

arandall - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12 with David Metcalf, Rebecca Palfrey

Dave192939 - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with arandall, Rebecca Parfrey

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/12 with Graham Charman

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 07/Sep/12 with nick arding

stefie c - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Matt Harmon

Lovely climbing with good but quite spaced gear - especially in the lower section. Quite sustained (and on sound rock) I thought - until the easier top bit at least.
oscaig - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with R Tidy

eduardo - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Rob Trz

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Kirsty Kerr

Nice enough route but very worrying rock. I was pulling it out all the way up.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Thomas Smith

Good fun, but a bit friable. I don't think the guidebook writers idea of 'solid rock' is quite the same as mine.
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Stuart Reeves

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

haylow - 2nd - 07/Jun/11

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Carol Fowles

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 24/Jul/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Anna

mat cooper - Lead - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/06

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Alex

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/06 with alex malins, victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Laura

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SurferStan, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 22
hard HVS0 of 8
HVS1 of 8
easy HVS0 of 8
hard VS0 of 8
VS4 of 8
easy VS2 of 8
hard HS1 of 8
HS0 of 8
easy HS0 of 8
hard 5a0 of 8
5a0 of 8
easy 5a0 of 8
hard 4c1 of 8
4c1 of 8
easy 4c0 of 8
hard 4b6 of 8
4b0 of 8
easy 4b0 of 8
3 Stars3 of 6
2 Stars3 of 6
1 Star0 of 6
0 Stars0 of 6
Bag of .....0 of 6
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Style of ascent

Lead19 of 36 (52.8%)
Followed16 of 36 (44.4%)
Unknown1 of 36 (2.8%)

'Climbed'13 of 36 (36.1%)
clean O/S23 of 36 (63.9%)