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Hell's Kitchen*** HVS 5a

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[Hell's Kitchen second pitch, 3 kb]66m, 2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.
J McKenzie, D Richardson Sep/1974

Ticklists: UK Classic Corners, Ireland 3 Star HVS.

Photo: Hell's Kitchen second pitch © Michelle O'Loughlin
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 92 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

The starting slab was quite hard for the grade, albeit probably not helped by it being damp by the time I started! Really enjoyable rest of P1. Exciting finish on P2, quite tricky for HVS.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Ed

Lead P1, lovely varied climbing needing a range of techniques. P2 seemed a little trickier. Fortunately it stayed more or less dry after a shower as Misha was doing P1 and starting P2
eduardo - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Misha

Ricky P1, lead P2. Beautiful climb, very enjoyable. Fairhead basalt is a wee bit nicer than polished Cheddar Gorge limestone.
Sheakinstevens - AltLd β - 18/Aug/13 with Ricky Bell

Led 1st pitch.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Katy Vose

Solid HVS. Done before over a year ago - this time I got the first pitch. A route I could do many times. Superb lead of the second pitch by Stuart (on his first outing to the Head!).
nbrowne - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Stuart Abraham

stuart90 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Niall Browne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

mcgovern - AltLd - 09/Jul/13 with TommyMcG

TommyMcG - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Conor McGovern

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/13

Rhys Macallister - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13 with James Gernon

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Kirill Spiridonov

Led P2
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Charles Moreton

newtonmore - 2013

liamo333 - 2013 with mcgovern

led pitch 1. Climbed on first day at crag.
David Smith - AltLd - 06/Aug/12 with Dave Booth

Led second pitch. Brilliant exposure!
danoflynn - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Jack Symmons

Led the first pitch clean. Had a rest on 2nd on the overhang at the end. Watching Chris do it was no help as he lanked it. The exposure at the top is immense! Every time I looked down for footholds I was blown away by it!
matthewjames - AltLd dog - 30/Jul/12 with Chris Davis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/12

catblack - 2nd - 29/Jul/12 with Andy Barker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

led 2nd pitch. Didn't get any gear in at overlap so thought it was a bit scary for HVS.
Helen Gibson - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Paul

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with michael porter

Lead top pitch
Julie Carroll - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Andrew Porter

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/12

NaomiHart - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Johann - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with sean

3 Names - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Sumee Holloway

paddygoodwinlondon - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Kevin

Brilliant route
Tim_C7 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with John Begley

P1
tprebs - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Niall Browne

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

robin_hackney - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Si

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

nbrowne - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Thomas Prebble

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

Very hungover
kenneM - Lead - 30/May/12 with Paul Elliott

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12

metal arms - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 24/May/11 with Guy Steven

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

colenn - AltLd rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Stephen Gallwey

Led pitch 2
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Conor Gilmour

gilmour_789 - AltLd O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

janegallwey - Lead - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/10

Tom led first pitch. Rained off 2nd pitch.
SeanT - AltLd dnf - 04/Sep/10 with Tom Bannon

Led P1, totally brilliant.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/10

nadeem - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Davey

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/10

sugy - 2nd - May/10 with Mark and Tex

KKilroy - Lead O/S - 2010

2nd pitch
barni - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Paul James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09

Wish I had led the first pitch
saundera - 2nd - Jun/09 with Julien and Bob

Classic - strong line, well protected, nice moves! Fabulous line. Tougher first pitch (which i led), but sweet finishing moves on second pitch.
LoopyLou - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Hazel, Roslyn

pretty dirty, but still very good. Climbed like a lakes classic
danm - AltLd - 28/May/09

Hidden - 2009

Ri - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Cheryl Jones, Anja Jones

betamonkey - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/08 with Jonny Baker

Led second pitch
liz77 - AltLd RP - 02/Jul/08 with Cherrie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08

soph - Jun/08 with Andy Reeve

found second pitch hard
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 29/May/08 with Helen King

Led P2. Excellent route, both pitches consistently tricky and as hard as each other.
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Cider nut

twright180 - AltLd - 2008 with John McCune

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Great route, last climb of the trip and I really didn't want to come home!
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/06 with Mike Clifford

georgec - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/06 with Geoff S

Gibson27 - AltLd O/S - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/05

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 24/Jun/05 with Andy March

Les Ross - AltLd - 06/May/00 with Mickey McCann

auld al - AltLd O/S - Aug/94

Des Barlow
OMSKB - AltLd O/S - 1992

Hidden - 1990

steve taylor - AltLd O/S - Aug/86 with Nicky Beresford

John HW - AltLd O/S - 1986 with Dave Evans

keefe - Lead - 31/Mar/84

Hammy - 2nd - 05/Apr/81 with Simon Cardy

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Voting
Total votes cast 76
hard E10 of 32
E10 of 32
easy E14 of 32
hard HVS14 of 32
HVS12 of 32
easy HVS2 of 32
hard VS0 of 32
VS0 of 32
easy VS0 of 32
hard 5b0 of 13
5b0 of 13
easy 5b0 of 13
hard 5a6 of 13
5a6 of 13
easy 5a1 of 13
hard 4c0 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
3 Stars30 of 31
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Style of ascent

Lead11 of 92 (12.0%)
Followed8 of 92 (8.7%)
Alt Leads67 of 92 (72.8%)
Unknown6 of 92 (6.5%)

'Climbed'30 of 92 (32.6%)
clean O/S57 of 92 (62.0%)
clean β1 of 92 (1.1%)
clean rpt1 of 92 (1.1%)
clean RP1 of 92 (1.1%)
dogged1 of 92 (1.1%)
dnf1 of 92 (1.1%)