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Don't Birch the Doc VS 5a

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The blunt rib is balancy and leads to an awkward finish which is a grade harder if the crack on the left is ignored! © ROCKFAX
Graham Hulley 1994
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Easy in the grade, only thing that makes it VS is that there's no gear after the half way point.
neilwiltshire - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - TR - 16/Mar/14

Jim Malo - TR rpt - 02/Feb/14 with Martina, Mikael, Mark

Ian MK - Solo β - 01/Sep/13

scott.hill - TR O/S - 01/Sep/13

oodie72 - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Ian Routledge, Marc Duhig

marcduhig - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Iain G, Bob

HVS 4C in BMC Guide. Perhaps a better grade.
Wayne S - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Michael H

Michael-H - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Wayne S

committing moves at the top
Jake Young - Solo O/S - 22/May/13

the power - 2nd rpt - 12/May/13 with paul29uk

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/13

stefie c - Lead O/S - 08/May/13 with Matt Harmon

Found top third a challenge and used crack
ianbowles - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Max Bardwell

Jim Slater - Solo rpt - 30/Apr/13

Brilliant slab climbing with a nice mantel to finish !
gazfellows - Lead - 28/Apr/13 with Nic

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/13 with HPC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

worth a star even if it is a bit eliminate
dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Phil Taylor

the power - Lead - 23/Feb/13 with rob

sting - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12 with kwaidy

kwaidy - 2nd - 01/Dec/12

Thought this very nice, didn't use the crack! Lovely balancing top moves at the top.
Jack.Beech - Lead - 24/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/12

Avoiding the right arete at the top. HVS 4c in the latest guide, which is a more accurate grade than VS 5a.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 11/May/12 with James Oswald

A long way above the gear..
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 11/May/12 with Colin Angus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

feels very eliminate, difficult to avoid using the left hand crack, arete and ledge.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Andy Sheridan

NNo crack. HVS variation
jmcshopes - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/12

byatt2002 - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - TR - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

AndrewJamesCherry - Lead - 11/Mar/12

Fraser hill-casey - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Fraser hill-casey - Solo - 11/Mar/12

Jen 'Banksy' Banks - TR O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Fraser

AielSavage - Solo - 25/Feb/12

slacky - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/12 with Andes

Ron - TR O/S - 01/Dec/11 with Steve A, Scott, Jeff

SaraAT - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Jonathan Phillips

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

wolverine - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Sarah Marks

rogerskews - 22/Sep/11 with Martin Coward

without crack, tasty move. Getting the ankle back into shape with reps
howlingbaboon - TR O/S - 17/Jun/11

howlingbaboon - TR rpt - 17/Jun/11

howlingbaboon - TR rpt - 17/Jun/11

Crowley6969 - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Chris easthall

krikoman - 2nd O/S - 03/May/11 with Kev Gibbs

chili-d - 29/Apr/11 with Poz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

BethanWhite - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Cathryn Birch

Jon Dittman - Lead - 30/Jan/11

good friction today would be tough in warmer conditions, took the thin crack option, was getting pretty run out on last moves before juggy pocket relief.good finale to a very pleasant session on birch buttress . HVS 4c has been mentioned this is more accurate imho
glennofsheff - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11

Used the crack
Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Putt

odox - Solo - 30/Oct/10

slacky - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Ben

nick ferro - 18/Sep/10

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Ian

alexrankine30 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Mark

mark20 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

Trended left - very run out at the top
hang_about - Lead - 03/Jun/10

LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with paul sexton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/10

run out at the top, hvs 4c?
Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Sam

Run out at top if you go direct. 4c?
Zoomer - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 04/Apr/10 with glenn bloomer

Did easier variation at end (used vertical crack)
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 14/Mar/10 with Neil Pacey

Neil Pacey - Lead - 14/Mar/10 with Tanya Savage

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Mar/10

smokeyj - 2010

WendyT - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/09 with James Marsh

Alkis - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Simon Gale

mikej - Lead - 22/Sep/09 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Jen

arctic_jen - 2nd - 26/May/09 with Dan

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with Rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

Lordcarr - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/09 with Spencer

richardhopton - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09 with Matt Thombs

gethin_allen - Lead O/S - Mar/09

adrianscott - 2nd - 11/Oct/08 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Adrian Scott

edd rab - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Adrien Scott

daviesp2 - 2nd - 30/Aug/08 with Adam

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/08 with Paul Davies

Katya - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Claire

frankcp87 - Lead dnf - 14/May/08 with Jamie Greig

Goody - 2nd O/S - 13/May/08 with Jim Dewhurst

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with David Bogle

tempeh - 2nd - 06/Apr/08 with dvh

It was snowing !
dangerousoldfool - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Graham C

Sgt. Vest - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/08 with emlyn roberts

Matthallinan - Lead - 06/Mar/08 with Nicky Winn

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 27/Jan/08

top half has no gear, did not use side runners, pretty straightforward
Pilch - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Graham

Pete Horn - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/08 with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo β - 10/May/07

A slabby route at the end of the day. The first VS of the year. Went without any drama.
Mark_RMC - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Michelle

Hidden - 2007

Climbed without the crack on the left towards the top it felt like HVS on solo.
kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2007

The BMC grade of HVS 4c is much better for this route IMO.
D Berry - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/06 with Claire Berry

Hidden - Solo - 04/Nov/06

mikej - Lead - 19/Sep/06 with Rick Naylor

ellie macpherson - Jul/99 with Ian Holmes

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Style of ascent

Soloed16 of 111 (14.4%)
Lead53 of 111 (47.7%)
Followed25 of 111 (22.5%)
Toproped10 of 111 (9.0%)
Unknown7 of 111 (6.3%)

'Climbed'36 of 111 (32.4%)
clean O/S64 of 111 (57.7%)
clean β2 of 111 (1.8%)
clean rpt7 of 111 (6.3%)
dnf2 of 111 (1.8%)