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Giant Flake Route* VS 4b

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This climb is in 170 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

gforce - 2nd rpt - 14/Jul/14 with Rory OHM

holly138 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Ross Hendry

Ross Hendry - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Holly Spice

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14

Lamb - 2nd rpt - 19/May/14 with Ryan Honeyman

joeurwin - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with afrosam

Ross L - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Robert F

mcstanton - May/14

Ben Winter - 2nd - 29/Apr/14

LogieNick - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Paul Mather

Lamb - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/14 with Sam Williams

peter.herd - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with Lairig

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Gabi

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

n.LiVE - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13

KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Sarah

First climb of a very hot day. Start tricky. Rest of route very enjoyable and felt a bit like being in the mountains.
markhammonds - 2nd β - 27/Jul/13 with Donald Slater

fall-line - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Mark Hammonds

noemie5438 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Amy Goodill

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Ryan

with Patrick
Captain Solo - 2nd - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - 20/Jun/13

Callum_Johnson - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Uisdean

mrbird - Lead - 26/May/13

Brilliant!
whistler - Solo O/S - 13/May/13

MrRiley - Lead rpt - 24/Nov/12 with Will Owen

oliverk - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Sally

and then it rained
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 16/Sep/12 with Bex

Great fun!
Ly-Cilph - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Benni V

Lasma - 2nd β - 09/Sep/12 with Lukas Solanka

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/12

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Nico

Tricky start, offers a great location and feeling of exposure. Ab from the tree just as enjoyable
Kev R - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/12 with Geoff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/May/12

mshorter - Solo O/S - 20/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 15/May/12

My first onsight at VS. Nice long route with good exposure but well protected.
Ross L - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Patrick

tomosb - Lead - 25/Feb/12 with Darren Thompson

Chris Hind - 2012 with Bry

winged_traveller - 2012

gforce - Lead - 05/Nov/11 with Emma

david0811 - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/11 with Will

MariaT - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with David Walker

David Walker - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Maria

cat22 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Alison

Good lead, gear and rope work by Miss B :)Thought this route felt a bit like a mountain route but at a crag.
sebrider - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Sophie C B

I give this a couple of stars :)
sophiecb - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Seb

Good line with a few meters of quite strenuous gear-free climbing at the start
MrRiley - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Will Owen, Debbie Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/11

michael83 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Campbell, Mark

Chris wilson - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Ross, Paul C

RossT - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with paul, Chris

ashknot - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Linda

Chalkd83 - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Ash

BallsOfSteel - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with steve peatfield

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Meant as a warm up before Jon's attempt on Anger and Lust but he forgot his rock shoes so he had to climb this is trainers and we called it a day. I like this route the more I do it. For those that think the bouldery start is hard, try it on the right end of the wall where there is a good jug to get off the ground.
Chris wilson - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10 with Jon B

stephenmckenzie - 2nd rpt - 03/Sep/10 with Sally Reeves, Rory Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/10

I'm logging this again because it's the only thing I've done in one day less than a year. The start was very wet because it was raining heavily here an hour before, but by the time we topped it was a glorious hot, humid evening. The starting wall could be described as V0 and completely different from the rest of the route. The finish of this route is great. Not another soul at the pass. The last time I climbed anything I was here at the pass with Will. That was a great day too, sadly it was my last day climbing with the great Will. Rest in peace Will.
AndyP - AltLd - 26/Jul/10 with Jamie

Porbable climbed with Dave Ritchie and Řyvind Ruden and Nick Collins at some point. Climbed with AndyP last summer on a flying visit from Norway. A bit wet to start, had to come in from the right. good to climb with Andy again. The pass seemed really small. First climbed in 1998.
Jamie Simpson - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Tim Wibble wobberly, Andy Munro, Andy porter

Nee - 13/Jul/10 with D Laing

Chris wilson - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/10 with Paul

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/10

Tamzyn Mathers - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Steven Wallace

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/10

franksnb - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with keith

kdlauder - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10 with james

srwarrender - 2nd - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/10

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

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

geoff.comley - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Chris Sutcliffe

Found the start really hard, the rest of the climbing was tricky but enjoyable. The finish was great, nicely exposed on great holds.
Sutty22 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Geoff Comley

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09

Pete Main - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with Vicky

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/09

Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Al Goodridge

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/09

stephenmckenzie - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/09 with Aileen Lyons

frecro - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/09 with Zoe Thornton

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

thomas m - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with George Allan, Dad

ollythomas - Lead - 16/Jun/09 with Suzana Al-Massri

Suzana - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with ollythomas

jored - Jun/09 with Rachel

oliverk - Lead - 24/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/09

Smeggles - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Andy Green

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Ben C

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Fergus Cuthill + Fiona Mellor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with The Purple Pimpernel

Quite a brutal start for a 4b.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Walter Robison

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/09

LogieNick - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/09 with Baz Franks

ascii.abuse - Lead O/S - 2009

jess - Lead O/S - 2009 with martin

Smelly Fox - Solo rpt - 22/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/08

thebat - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Ontour

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/08

david0811 - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Alan Law

magic_mice - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with David Marshall

mulletcocktail2000 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with chris

Chris wilson - Lead - 03/May/08 with Ryan

Sandy Simpson - Lead - 2008

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

smac - 2008

steve.aisthorpe - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/07 with John Lyall

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

breithorn4164 - Lead - 27/Sep/07 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/07

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07 with Clare & Michael L

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Jen McKenzie

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Mark Jarvie

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/07

s kennedy - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with mark mosgrove

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Sep/06

Smelly Fox - 2nd - 08/Jul/06 with Alasdair Robertson

Hidden - 2006

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 2006

fatboy8pie - Lead - 2006

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2006

Graham Kennedy - AltLd - 29/Oct/05 with Andrew Porter

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/05

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/05 with Jon

Chris L Hill - 2nd O/S - Mar/05 with Mark Hudson

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/03

JiveWeasel - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/02 with Flexibility Boy

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2002

RAK - Lead - 02/May/01 with Outi K.

dave o - Lead O/S - 2000 with Steve Smith

graeme gatherer - 2000

Yourlead - Lead - 12/Sep/99 with Raymond Simpson

Iain Thow - Lead - 03/Sep/99 with Liz Jolley

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

Murray Freq - 1999

Hidden - 22/Jun/98

ill_bill - 2nd - Jul/95

chris sm - 2nd - 21/Aug/94 with Duncan McLay

mark-abz - Lead - Jun/93 with Sue H

I've lead this route a couple of times, the finish is good and the route well named. This may be the easiest VS in the world (although see Razors Crack at the Pass) Seconded it on 14.9.07 with Will leading and couldn't get off the ground on the initial headwall with my trainers on so I pulled on the rope! I should keep my mouth shut about 'easiest' VS routes. The finish is good, exposed on big holds, it deserves its stars for this reason.
AndyP - Lead O/S - Sep/92 with Morag

Stuart S - Lead O/S - Aug/92 with Sharon Stronach

Andy Say - Solo - 20/Apr/92

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Voting
Total votes cast 87
hard HVS0 of 32
HVS0 of 32
easy HVS0 of 32
hard VS1 of 32
VS11 of 32
easy VS11 of 32
hard HS8 of 32
HS1 of 32
easy HS0 of 32
hard 4c0 of 30
4c0 of 30
easy 4c4 of 30
hard 4b4 of 30
4b17 of 30
easy 4b2 of 30
hard 4a3 of 30
4a0 of 30
easy 4a0 of 30
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 170 (4.1%)
Lead92 of 170 (54.1%)
Followed53 of 170 (31.2%)
Alt Leads5 of 170 (2.9%)
Unknown13 of 170 (7.6%)

'Climbed'66 of 170 (38.8%)
clean O/S82 of 170 (48.2%)
clean β4 of 170 (2.4%)
clean rpt15 of 170 (8.8%)
dogged3 of 170 (1.8%)