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Cursing* VS 4c

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[Dan getting his leg over, 3 kb]22m, 2 pitches. 1. 4c Climb to corner via flake. Commit to move (crux) around corner, mantle onto short slab and belay at top. 2. 4b Down climb from belay and tackle wall on left. 5a Alternative finish up centre of wall

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This climb is in 212 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

nice adventurous route
Emily93Mobley - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/14

Really fun route with great protection. protection was maybe a little too good because my nuts kept getting stuck and wouldn't come out!
jt232 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with emily mobley

I led P2.
dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Leon

JimJam87 - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

Even more fun this time
mattgrange - Lead β - 06/Jul/13

Sophieeee - 2nd - 25/Jun/13

Lenny - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Phil .N

CragDog - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Helen Gibson - Lead - 21/May/13 with Chris Vernon

Luke_G - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Graham Hewing Powell

GrahamHP - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Luke Green

ipegg - 04/May/13 with Richard Apthorp

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

franhammond92 - Lead - 13/Oct/12

Good route taking a great line on the upper part of the buttress.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Ash Mellor

rest to retrieve gear
ashmellor - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Dan lane

Really enjoyed this nicely varied route.
mattgrange - 2nd - 02/Sep/12

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Emma Rowe

claregardiner - Lead - 26/Aug/12

richyg - 2nd - 26/Aug/12

emmarowe - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with ed mitchell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12

t.c.hewitt - 08/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

Lead first pitch. Very good route. The moving round the arete was fantastic.
vix - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Ben, Alex

Awesome situation, great lead by Vix. I finished up P2 of Little Women.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Vix, Ben Powrie

BenedictIEP - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Vicky Jennings, Alex Thompson

ayuplass - 2nd - 06/Jun/12 with Ann Blandford

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Tony Williams

duncandarnell - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Very nice route
Katex - AltLd O/S - 15/May/12 with Ben

Fantastic route...good holds and pro. Would like to try the hvs direct start next time.
thecurlyone - Lead O/S - 15/May/12 with Kate Lawrence

Alex.M-M. - 2nd rpt - 12/May/12 with dale 42

dale 42 - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Alex.M-M.

2nd pitch through centre of wall - brilliant but bold!!
sonnenstern - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/12 with Sean

fizzychewitt - Lead - 01/Apr/12 with Martin, Phil

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

great going around the corner
CRiddiford - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Paul M

pmurdy - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Caroline R

Alex.M-M. - Lead rpt - 25/Feb/12 with dale 42

dale 42 - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Alex.M-M.

Lee Groves - Lead β - 08/Nov/11 with Andy Daer

Andydaer - 08/Nov/11 with Lee Groves

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11

Chris Manasseh - Lead - 25/Sep/11

agibb - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11

Calder - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with jeffb

jeffb - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Calder

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11

khalidq - 2nd - 19/Sep/11 with John Tomlinson

999thAndy - 2nd - 28/Aug/11

Did the nice thin bold second pitch.
ritchierich - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/11 with Vinny

started up the direct route at HVS 5a rested on gear a few times then bailed on to cursing!
vinspin - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with ritchie

mike_hough_uk - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with chri55ie

JPM71 - 2nd β - 23/Jul/11

chri55ie - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Mike Hough

C@rwyn - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Tom

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Daryl Flint, Richard Vaughan

RamblingRyan - 2nd - 25/Jun/11 with John

Felt a little easier this time
victim of mathematics - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/11 with Jaime

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11

Cardi - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/11 with Gwion J, Sam S

Didn't really bother with second pitch though partner went up the HVD and I effectivey toproped the harder part of the slab - lacking a guidebook we weren't sure it was an HVS runout (think it would have been OK if airy)
Blue Straggler - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

moved off from Grendel onto this route
Sianny - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with Terry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

BLodge - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

BLodge - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

iamstebarker - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

JezH - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Duncan Campbell

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/11

jstringer - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Red Dragon

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Alex.M-M. - Lead - 2011

John led first pitch (The best) i took the second pitch which is more of a scramble to the top really
Jonny Nick - AltLd O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

henry francis - Lead O/S - 2011

ipegg - 06/Nov/10 with Jane Philips, Gavin Philips

Chris wilson - 2nd - 03/Oct/10 with Paul

Giles1 - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Lucy

nice airy moves round some arete's.
eugeneth - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Dan Carne

farmus21 - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Ryan Walker

Owain Llewelyn - Solo - 09/Sep/10

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with nb pixel

NB Pixel - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with DizLiz, Harri!

wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Rob

chri55ie - Lead - 14/Aug/10 with Tony Marchant

Callum456 - 2nd - 12/Aug/10 with Matthew Keeves

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

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Ollie Jefferson

david morse - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/10 with Nikky

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10

Did it in the wet. I cursed!
philgeorge999 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 24/Jul/10

Glyn Davidson - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/10 with Dan

tobyk - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Max Rayner

MaxR - 2nd - 17/Jul/10 with Toby

Felt very bold swinging round to the other side of the arete. Ace route.
gary.barr - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Ally Singleton

bwestwood - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10

Keith Jones - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with David

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10

Much easier than it looks and excellent gear throughout.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 02/May/10 with Cath Sullivan

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Kieran Hodgson

Hidden - Solo RP - 19/Apr/10

owain86 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 2010

lead the crappy top pitch... dont think i used any gear
adam06 - AltLd - 12/Oct/09 with Sarah Lewington

rayash - 2nd - 01/Oct/09 with JIMKERR

RCrockford - 2nd - 13/Jun/09 with Andy C, Charlie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd β - 27/May/09

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/09

erica - 2nd - 25/May/09 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Erica

It's only 3m of Grendel you climb. No more. And there is a really obvious, big jug that leads you to the arete. Duh.
CharlotteJelleyman - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Ella Vogel

Rachel Stroud - 2nd - 10/May/09 with Ben Alsford

ellavogel - 2nd β - 10/May/09 with Charlotte Jelleyman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09

Finished up pitch 2 of Little Women - bold!
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Dan Denehy

pieweb - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Alan Johnson

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

willoates - Lead O/S - May/09

Led first pitch - awesome!
mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Mike Guttridge

I do like this climb, great position when you pull round the corner
SGD - Solo - 11/Apr/09

Chris wilson - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with John F

jored - Apr/09 with Chris W

First VS lead, fidgetting with nuts & stuck rope whilst placing protection on the top section made the actual route much harder - I should have just gone for it.
Sardien - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/09 with Emlyn W. Roberts

paul.valentine - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Adrian Wood

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/09

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/08

Hjort - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/08 with Gareth Buckley

Em66 - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Mat

ritchierich - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/08 with Steve Joynson

SGD - Lead - 01/Sep/08 with Jenny Upright

C@rwyn - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Heather

hetaher - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Carwyn

john lynch - Lead - 29/Jul/08 with mike lynch

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/08

mike_hough_uk - 2nd - 26/Jul/08 with chri55ie

Rampikino - AltLd - 26/Jul/08 with Cat

chri55ie - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with Mike Hough

aldred - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Chris Poad

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/08

Lead 2 pitch of Little Woman to finish climbing to top,however not a pitch for the 4C climber who like big holds and good gear placements.
ritchierich - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/08 with Steve Joynson

Hjort - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Emlyn Roberts, Serinde Van Wijk

Sardien - 2nd - 12/Jul/08 with Toby Vye, Emlyn W. Roberts

GScot38 - Lead O/S - Jul/08

chri55ie - 2nd - 14/Jun/08 with Alan Gill

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/08

@ndy - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

RCrockford - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Andy C

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

robkbangor - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/07 with Phil Cockerton

chriswitts1 - 2nd - 08/Sep/07 with Jon Smith

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Paul Sambrooks

mrsmish - 2nd - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/07

sammoore - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Dan Peers

tom.e - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Claire

Scary Stuff :)
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 07/May/07 with Mike(Dad)

sonnenstern - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Carlene Hill

Carly - 2nd - 29/Apr/07 with sophie

mike278 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/07 with Gareth Buckley

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07 with James Baker

fran04 - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Rock Fairy - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Nice climb, Re-climbed twice since as 2nd with Toby and Serinde
emlynroberts - Lead - Oct/06

George Ormerod - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/06 with Andy S

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/06

simontwinley - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/06

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Finished up pitch 2 of Little Woman
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Rob

Keith Jones - 2nd - 24/Apr/06 with David

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

ritchierich - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/05 with Chris Brigstocke

James B - 29/Jun/05 with Oli

IOAN D - Lead - 2005 with rhys

Ian Andrews - Lead O/S - 2005 with Fran Gowling

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

What an excellent climb, the bold swing is the best move on the crag
Alaister Nurse - Lead - 12/Jun/04 with Tats

Chesh - Lead - May/04 with Martin

mikeyjbs - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/03 with paul callander, wilko, sven hassle, will woodhead, jeremy leicester, dan, paul kenny, hans allnut, simon ball, farrow

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 11/May/03 with brian jones

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/03 with Alex

Pete Nugent - 2nd - 05/May/01 with Paul Hampson

Nice route!
Rog Wilko - Lead - May/01 with Debbie Wilkinson

Siderunner - Lead O/S - 2001 with Pete D

mikej - Lead - 03/Aug/00 with M

robkbangor - 2000

Andy Say - Lead - 19/May/98

Hammy - Lead - 14/Mar/98 with Richard Munro

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/96 with Simon Coles

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/91

Ched - Lead O/S - 1990 with Glyn

nigehughes - Lead - Sep/84 with Jim Smith

Bolt Phobia - 29/Apr/77

greenbuoy - Lead - 17/Oct/71 with A N Other

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VS25 of 31
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hard 4c3 of 28
4c24 of 28
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 212 (1.4%)
Lead104 of 212 (49.1%)
Followed73 of 212 (34.4%)
Toproped1 of 212 (0.5%)
Alt Leads18 of 212 (8.5%)
Unknown13 of 212 (6.1%)

'Climbed'89 of 212 (42.0%)
clean O/S107 of 212 (50.5%)
clean β5 of 212 (2.4%)
clean rpt10 of 212 (4.7%)
clean RP1 of 212 (0.5%)