Hell's Kitchen*** HVS 5a
[Nadeem sets off on the second..., 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: Nadeem sets off on the second... © dlyonsewing
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This climb is in 133 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/15

2nd pitch, came to it tired but very enjoyable climbing, felt harder than Equinox a few hours earlier!
scarmichael - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Philip Linton

P1 - nice to finally lead this pitch, previous leads were P2.
Plinton - AltLd - 15/Aug/15 with Steven

P2. Gear not great on first part of P1. Climbing is sweet right thru. Sustained. Crux on P2 is testy enough with a series of moves pulled together. Classic HVS.
davkeo - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Cearbhall Daly

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/15

Led P1
cearbhalld - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Dave Keogh

led 2nd pitch
pimpy - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/15 with James Oswald

burto - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/15 with hertha

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15

khalidq - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15 with David Barlow

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/15

Dizz - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/15 with peter h

Plinton - AltLd rpt - 09/Jun/15 with Nick

Wee slip, I shall be back :) a cracker route one of the best I've climbed
Sinéad - AltLd dog - 09/Jun/15 with Roisin Malone

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/15

KKilroy - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/15 with claire

guy757 - 06/Jun/15

"Difficult" first pitch was easier than the second... Long wait at the belay whilst some old guy climbed the arête.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/15 with Dan Lane

B.Kieran - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/15

Led the second pitch (crux). Good fun. Jess's first HVS lead.
RosePearson - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/15 with Jess

P2. Good climbing, but a bit of a pull on the ab-rope high up helped past the hard/bold bit...
cymjt - AltLd dog - 05/Jun/15 with Alex Thompson

Matt Boyd - Lead O/S - 13/May/15 with Elizabeth Borneman

Hidden - 2015

Dave Cussen - 2015

Plinton - AltLd - 13/Sep/14 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/14

Bry - AltLd - 12/Sep/14 with Chris Hind

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/14

You will always find me in the kitchen at parties!
5eamuz - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with John Holterman

RKernan - Lead rpt - 31/May/14 with Lisa Davison

ldavison440 - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Ronan Kernan

Excellent route, finishes with a lovely high sequence through the bulge
Munkynutz - AltLd O/S - 29/May/14 with Mark Flanagan

markflanagan - AltLd O/S - 28/May/14 with Munkynutz

KKilroy - AltLd rpt - 06/May/14 with emma Thompson, Lou

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

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

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

Paul Collins - AltLd - 02/Jun/13 with Conor Murphy

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.
uphillnow - 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

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

D.Russell - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with James Dunn

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

Rintygold - AltLd O/S - Mar/12 with Tim O'Hanrahan

Led 2nd pitch.
deepdiver - AltLd O/S - 2012

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 Amnon

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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