Secretaries' Super Direct*** HVS 5a
[Guy Steven on Secretaries' Super Direct, 2 kb]50m, 2 pitches. Very exciting slab climbing that could give HVS leaders nightmares and cold sweats, starting on a comfy "spectators ridge" on the frontal slab. P1 4c - Excellent teetering above the void with reasonable climbing and instant exposure leads to the easier rib and belay in the break. P2 5a - Place all your cams in the sharp flake and use it to pull on to the slab. Smear and balance up this - crux, serious fall potential - to a good hold and much easier climbing up and onto the next slab to finish.

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK, Scottish 3 and 4 star multi-pitch routes.

Photo: Guy Steven on Secretaries' Super Direct © www.climbpembroke.com
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 122 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/15

Still under-graded or did we do the wrong line?
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 14/May/15 with Dan Moore

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/15

joesmith - 2nd - 01/May/15 with Chris.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/15

Just p1 as it was getting late.
annep11 - 2nd O/S - 01/May/15 with Josh

dav_713 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/15 with Andy Hague

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - 2015

Lead P2
JonnoP - AltLd - 12/Oct/14 with Rick H

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/14

great climb. feels quite pokey on 2nd pitch but the climbing isn't hard...
tomdude - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with mike beddington

Col Kingshott - 2nd - 16/Jun/14

Lead second pitch.
joesmith - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/14 with Naomi

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/14

alexmcmillan - AltLd O/S - 29/May/14 with Kitty Selkirk

One of the more exciting HVS's that I have done - class route.
colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - 22/May/14 with Luke

Ali lead p1, I lead p2
thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/14 with Ali Baxter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/14

arose - Lead - 02/Apr/14 with Alfie Tipler, Hannah Francis

This felt nails!
Tightsgirl - 2nd - 02/Apr/14 with Ali Rose, Alfie Tipler

First HVS lead. Found the second pitch a bit thin and desperate, though looking at the description I might have been too far right.
planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Matthew

As one pitch, the 2nd seamed pretty thin and under graded or maybe I should have been more on the arÍte?! Excellent
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 29/May/13 with Maia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/13

Climbed with eve
Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 30/Apr/13

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 05/Apr/13 with John

The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with fiona mellor, morgan trigg

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12

Triggalicious - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with fiona mellor, Tom E

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

D.Russell - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Adam

P2 only. Spooky
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Rob Askew

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

burto - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with hertha

lead 1st pitch
Hertha - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Burto

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

gforce - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/11 with Emma

Lead 2nd pitch (crux). Lovely climbing. gear was a little spaced out but all there. Watch out for some of the loose flakes higher on route.
Stuzz - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Graham

Hidden - AltLd RP - 17/Apr/11

E2 *. Dangerous sandbag.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Tim Clarke

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Ferdia

lead first pitch
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Andy

isi_o - 2nd - 08/Apr/11 with Louisa Reynolds

Great slab climbing, wee bit bold on the the second pitch.
isi_o - Lead - 23/Mar/11 with Gillian Culshaw

adie84 - 2011

Danny Bags - 2011

glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with patryk halinowski

mikemartin - AltLd - 09/Jun/10

jack_eadie - AltLd - 09/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/10

westaway - Lead O/S - 12/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

Led 2nd pitch
Captain Solo - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with Ewan

PMCV - Lead - 09/Apr/10 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/10

cat22 - 2nd - 20/Mar/10 with Mike

colinthrelfall - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Only one hard move but lots of good climbing.
alan moore - 2010

AlexD - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with joeurwin

footwork V important on mica schist. Still getting to grips with it!
joeurwin - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with alex

Moonstone Hippy - 2nd - 06/Jun/09 with Johnny

auchtubhmor1 - 02/Jun/09 with Greg

gareth scott borthwick - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with tom thorn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/09

GScot38 - Lead O/S - 21/May/09

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 17/May/09 with Alex Heude

benclimbing - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Dan Thomas

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

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with mal_meech

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/09

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2009

Coldest rock climb of my life!
Steve Perry - AltLd - Dec/08 with Lorraine McCall

Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Al

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Malcolm Airey

Run outs slab, huge break to climb over, crazy booming flake. Good but very strange climbing.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with robbie

R0bbie - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with andymoin

mike71 - AltLd O/S - Jun/08 with ronnie

Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 12/May/08 with Lee Mercer

Lovely slab climbing with an amazing detached flake.
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 12/May/08 with Ed Babington

Hidden - Lead - May/08

mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with paul

Paulww - AltLd - 20/Apr/08 with Ryan

pimpy - Lead dnf - Apr/08 with craig mcleish

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/08

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

tallthinmonkey - 2nd - Sep/07 with Ben Wallace

French Erick - AltLd - 15/Apr/07 with Dave Kerr

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 15/Apr/07 with Erick Baillot

Ken Applegate - AltLd O/S - Apr/07 with Dave Kirby

dodfoster - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with sophie heron

Dougie Harvey - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/06 with Finlay Wild

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/06

dave o - Lead O/S - 20/May/06 with Julia H

jim robertson - 2006

john irving - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jul/05

Rich led crux
Jamie B - AltLd - Jun/05 with Rich Parker

Hidden - May/05

Howard1 - Mar/05 with Fi

Chad123 - Lead O/S - 2005 with Various

hedgehog77 - AltLd - 07/May/03

Cassidy - AltLd - 13/Jul/02 with David Cassidy

kjbix - AltLd - 25/Aug/00 with Rob Gray

luckyjim - Lead - Apr/00 with L Ellett

stugreen75 - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Andy

gypsy3006 - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/97

greenroom - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/93

brianrunner - Lead - 1990 with gordon innes

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/88 with Bruce Strachan, Stuart Cameron

Hidden - Lead - 1988

graham lawrie - 1987

Lone Rider - 1983

Chris Craggs - 1980

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