The blunt rib is balancy and leads to an awkward finish that is a grade harder if the crack on the right is ignored! © Rockfax
FA. Graham Hulley 1994
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
Enjoyed the climb, last 1/3 the HVS part, would be stiff on lead
Zoe, Lucy, Hannah
awkward at top, used crack on left (as per old guide description !). Are we allowed arete on right ?
|Jamie Brown||06/Jun||2nd O/S|
Definately not HVS (if you use the crack, which I did). Felt really comfortable all the way up, plenty of gear (although i did place some on burch butress), possibly a 5a move before the crack trusting a slopey foot hold with poor hands, but didn't feel tha hard. Mind i find slabs much easier than anything else so may be harder for other people.
|Tom Redmond||23/May||2nd O/S||
joe cossey, luke dudhil
|Joey C||22/May||Lead O/S|
Used the right arete, next time without!
|Luke Dawson||06/Feb||Solo O/S|
|Paul Hy||06/Feb||Lead O/S||
no 5a moves on it but bold so should be HVS 4c as in BMC book.
|the power||10/Jan||Lead rpt|
|pawel suhy||19/Oct/14||2nd dog|
|Bernie L||29/Sep/14||Lead O/S||
Without crack on left!
Easy in the grade, only thing that makes it VS is that there's no gear after the half way point.
Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind
Soft for the grade, some lovely moves though.
|Jim Malo||02/Feb/14||TR rpt||
Martina, Mikael, Mark
|Ian MK||01/Sep/13||Solo β|
Iain G, Bob
|Wayne S||02/Jun/13||Lead O/S||
HVS 4C in BMC Guide. Perhaps a better grade.
|Jake Young||22/May/13||Solo O/S||
committing moves at the top
|the power||12/May/13||2nd rpt|
|stefie c||08/May/13||Lead O/S|
Found top third a challenge and used crack
|Jim Slater||30/Apr/13||Solo rpt|
Brilliant slab climbing with a nice mantel to finish !
worth a star even if it is a bit eliminate
Thought this very nice, didn't use the crack! Lovely balancing top moves at the top.
|victim of mathematics||11/May/12||2nd O/S||
Avoiding the right arete at the top. HVS 4c in the latest guide, which is a more accurate grade than VS 5a.
|James Oswald||11/May/12||Lead O/S||
A long way above the gear..
|adam carless||01/Apr/12||2nd O/S||
feels very eliminate, difficult to avoid using the left hand crack, arete and ledge.
NNo crack. HVS variation
|Fraser hill-casey||11/Mar/12||Lead O/S|
|Jen 'Banksy' Banks||11/Mar/12||TR O/S||
Steve A, Scott, Jeff
without crack, tasty move. Getting the ankle back into shape with reps
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
|Jim Malo||22/Jan/11||Lead O/S||
Used the crack
Trended left - very run out at the top
|Mike Soulby||04/Apr/10||2nd O/S||
run out at the top, hvs 4c?
Run out at top if you go direct. 4c?
Did easier variation at end (used vertical crack)
|Dan 85||12/May/09||2nd O/S|
|edd rab||11/Oct/08||Lead O/S||
It was snowing !
|Sgt. Vest||15/Mar/08||2nd O/S||
|Graeme Hammond||27/Jan/08||Solo O/S|
top half has no gear, did not use side runners, pretty straightforward
|Pete Horn||06/Jan/08||Lead O/S||
The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
A slabby route at the end of the day. The first VS of the year. Went without any drama.
Climbed without the crack on the left towards the top it felt like HVS on solo.
|D Berry||18/Nov/06||Lead O/S||
The BMC grade of HVS 4c is much better for this route IMO.