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Pink Wall** HVS 5a

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This climb is in 158 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/14

stuc - 29/Mar/14 with Dutch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Appleby

Says VS 5a in North-East Outcrops...
rcollins - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Mar/14

Twice
jcw - 2014 with Simon Richardson

Callum_Johnson - Solo rpt - 06/Oct/13 with Dayni_

samwillo - Solo - 20/Sep/13 with Lairig Climbing Club

GraemeDiack - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Iain

Hidden - 20/Jul/13

michael83 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Laura, Stuart Kennedy, Mark Mosgrove

Apparently my first HVS lead! Dam didn't get on with the start of the route, but okay after.
joel182 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Dan Whitehouse

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/13

PeteLoveless - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Chris Ward

Callum_Johnson - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Uisdean

fireloveswater - Lead RP - Jun/13

Jay.Carr - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Stefan Gatti

scatface - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with pepette

stefelafel - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Jay C, pepette, scatface

Short but worthwhile.
whistler - Solo O/S - 13/May/13

Found it quite hard for grade down the bottom section. And struggled to get gear out so had to stop.
Dayni_McConnell - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/13 with Callum

Callum_Johnson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Dayni_

M Mathieson - 2nd - 28/Apr/13 with Marcus

cat22 - Lead dnf - 07/Oct/12 with Mike

Tim_Gomersall - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with ANNA

Tricky start. I enjoyed it.
mrbird - Lead - 05/Oct/12

adw07 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with FIndlay

Stephi - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with RocKalina

RocKalina - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with Steffi

gforce - Lead - 22/Jul/12 with Dave C

peter.herd - Lead - 12/Jul/12 with Rory Brown

Got off the ground minimum effort this time!
Blakclaw - 2nd rpt - 26/May/12 with Jon Ashdown

Chris wilson - Lead - 14/Apr/12 with Andy G, James

Given VS in NE Outcrops but as hard as any HVS I've done at the Pass. Great moves and well protected but placing gear is strenuous!
MrRiley - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with Will Owen, Debbie Lee

andyinglis - 2nd - 17/Mar/12 with mal_meech

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 2012

gforce - Lead - 05/Nov/11 with Emma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

ellmang - 2nd - 12/Jul/11

andrew549 - Lead - 12/Jul/11

Horrible, hard and totally undergraded.
Dopey_172 - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/11 with Murdo

Having done this a number of times now, I think the bouldery start is best done with an agressive layback from the left. Just make sure you have a spotter.
Chris wilson - 2nd - 12/Jun/11 with Ross, Jon B

RossT - Lead - 12/Jun/11 with Chris

PMCV - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with Scott

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

Anna_wells - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Rory Brown

Scott K - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Aug/10

mulletcocktail2000 - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/10 with paul

Tricky at the start. Nice colour.
Ian Jones - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/10 with Mark Gear

Hidden - TR rpt - 15/Jun/10

Hidden - TR RP - 11/Jun/10

ashknot - Lead rpt - 08/May/10 with Linda

Chalkd83 - 2nd - 08/May/10 with Ash

tallthinmonkey - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Rafa

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/May/10

Chris wilson - Lead β - 24/Apr/10 with Paul

Took me several attempts to get off the ground. Nasty pinch move, hard for 5a?
iceicebaby - 2nd RP - 24/Apr/10 with Sam Wood

stephenmckenzie - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sally Reeves

Chalkd83 - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with Ben

BallsOfSteel - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/10 with steve peatfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 17/Apr/10

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10

make - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10

hard start and quite sustained
thomas m - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Dad

R0bbie - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/10 with Taba

kdlauder - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with andy bowman

mshorter - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Aug/09

gforce - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with James

James Prowse - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Graham

stuartmunn - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Chris Barnett

Dangerous Dave - Solo rpt - 24/Jun/09

The start of this route is v. difficult. Sustained right to the top. Nice lead by George!!
MelH - 2nd - 12/Jun/09 with george mc

david0811 - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Mark Reid

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/09

Chris wilson - 2nd - 04/Apr/09 with Murdo

mikecopp - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/09 with Alex M

ascii.abuse - Lead O/S - 2009

jess - Lead O/S - 2009 with martin

molemug1 - 2009

Smeggles - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/08 with Johannas, Mark and Ollie

PMCV - Lead - 14/Oct/08 with Mark

ashknot - 2nd - 26/Jul/08 with Drew

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/08

Richard_Lowe - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/08 with Bob Elder

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Manderoo - 2nd dog - 05/May/08 with James Prowse

James Prowse - Lead rpt - 05/May/08 with Mandy Ponton

Dirk Wallis - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with James and Mandy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/08

frecro - 2nd - 27/Apr/08 with olly gourd

fraggle - 2nd - 19/Apr/08 with Kev

Very good and VERY undergraded.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2008 with Colm Fitzgerald

Sandy Simpson - Lead - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

smac - 2008

mterentiusvarro - 2nd - 2008 with Kev

Chris wilson - 2nd - 16/Oct/07 with Derek

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/07

Stuart S - 2nd - 29/Sep/07 with Amanda Lyons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07

Chris wilson - 2nd - 02/Sep/07 with Paul

Captain Solo - Solo - 02/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/07

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/07 with Clare & Michael L

francois - Lead - 30/Aug/07 with Lorna

Neilm18 - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/07 with Stuart Kennedy

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with neil mogrove, mark mosgrove

James Prowse - 2nd - 31/May/07

Dirk Wallis - Lead - 31/May/07 with James Prowse

fatboy8pie - Lead - 2007

harryjenner - 2007

Chris(cface!) - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Chris L Hill - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/06

Neilm18 - 2nd dog - Jul/06 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - 2006

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2006

CurlyStevo - Lead dog - 2006

DavPk - 2nd - 21/Jun/05 with Mark Moynagh

Dirk Wallis - Lead - 24/Apr/05 with Sall

Smelly Fox - Lead β - 23/Mar/05 with Bill S

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/04

akhughes - 2004

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/03

Stuart S - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/03 with Diane Giulianotti

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Solo - 2002

Stuart S - Lead O/S - 12/May/01 with Diane Giulianotti

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/00

This is a boulder problem. Getting off the ground is top end 5a and the route is not 'well protected' as the SMC giude suggests, in fact its the opposite. 13.4.07 Seconded the route with Adam. Took ages getting off the ground which I did in the end from the left rather than the traditional right hand side. Baking hot day.
AndyP - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/00 with Joe

dave o - Lead O/S - 2000 with Anthony Swallow

graeme gatherer - 2000

Scottish78 - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Keith Falkingham, Fiona G, David Lawrance

Murray Freq - 1999

FrankW - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/96 with Steve Rassmussen

ill_bill - 2nd - Feb/96

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 15/May/94 with Nick Ashton

Dave surprisingly failed to lead
Iain Thow - Lead - 31/May/92 with Karen Beattie, Dave Chester

Yourlead - 2nd - 09/May/92 with Helen Penny, Graham Penny

Jamie Simpson - Lead O/S - 1991 with Nick Collins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/90

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 78
hard E10 of 28
E10 of 28
easy E11 of 28
hard HVS1 of 28
HVS16 of 28
easy HVS3 of 28
hard VS6 of 28
VS1 of 28
easy VS0 of 28
hard 5b0 of 27
5b0 of 27
easy 5b4 of 27
hard 5a4 of 27
5a19 of 27
easy 5a0 of 27
hard 4c0 of 27
4c0 of 27
easy 4c0 of 27
3 Stars0 of 23
2 Stars14 of 23
1 Star8 of 23
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 158 (5.1%)
Lead78 of 158 (49.4%)
Followed52 of 158 (32.9%)
Toproped3 of 158 (1.9%)
Alt Leads1 of 158 (0.6%)
Unknown16 of 158 (10.1%)

'Climbed'75 of 158 (47.5%)
clean O/S53 of 158 (33.5%)
clean β2 of 158 (1.3%)
clean rpt15 of 158 (9.5%)
clean RP4 of 158 (2.5%)
dogged7 of 158 (4.4%)
dnf2 of 158 (1.3%)