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Marcher Lord*** VS 5a

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[Marcher Lord, 2 kb]A fine climb, well worth calling in for. A short awkward groove leads to the base of the crack proper which gives steep juggy climbing then some more awkward moves to a rest out right. From here an escape route is apparent, but instead launch leftwards across the overhangs on massive holds. Superb! © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Classic County.

Photo: Marcher Lord © Terry Lansdown
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 162 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

JonnoP - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Zoe S

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/14

SHAWZIE - Lead - 30/Aug/14

Klingon - Lead - 30/Jul/14 with Pete, Clyde

hedgehog_john - 2nd - 27/Jun/14 with Tim R

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Laura D

Nice cave! and monkey moves at the top!
Michael Haywood - Lead - 15/Jun/14 with Damon Rodwell

Tunnel finish
petegunn - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Davina

Roof finish
petegunn - Lead - 11/Jun/14 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/14

Matt Poole - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Thomas Heaton

Excellent lead from Adam. great to get out climbing again after so long. love them big jugs at the top.
rnotman67 - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Adam Bouglas

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Klingon - Lead - 23/Mar/14 with Nimble, Capt Kirk

chris smith - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/14 with david cowley

David Cowley - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/14 with Chris Smith

Klingon - 2nd - 05/Jan/14 with Nimble, Capt Kirk

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 29/Sep/13 with Rab Young

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

Lee Wilson - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Chris Scott

niallk - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Steven Harris

rgd1977 - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13

Klingon - Lead - 05/Jan/13 with Nimble

andybirtwistle - 2013

fall-line - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Sarah Collins, Karolina Mysiak

doogal2003 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with tom

previously seconded with Brendano
warrygallace - Lead - Oct/12 with Ali Alien

Hidden - 01/Sep/12

Excellent! Steep moves, good rests and good gear.
Mark Bull - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Mike

Klingon - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Clyde, Capt Kirk

sarah hawker - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Adrian W

Adrianw - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Sarah Hawker

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/12

really nice, middle of the grade vs, just too short!!!
sleeplessjb - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Damon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12

rgd1977 - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

beckybray1 - 2nd dnf - 22/May/12

Klingon - Lead - 12/May/12 with Nimble

Ben lad - 21/Mar/12 with The Wallace

redshapedfriday - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with gary

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Feb/12

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/12 with Carol, Emily

Carol Goodall - 2nd - 24/Feb/12 with Emily Ward, Jonnie Williams

stouffer - Lead - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/Feb/12

jugs - Lead - 2012

Defo toughest solo at the crag today, quite sustained moves and feels pretty high and airy in the groove and pulling over the top roof! Great climb though, well worth doing either with or without a rope....
Chad123 - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Emily

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Ed Causton

Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Andy

Awesome, tho polished in places
andymoin - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Neil Mackenzie

Seconded before
Klingon - Lead β - 30/Sep/11 with Nimble

dakidunn - 2nd - 29/Sep/11 with Matt Poole

Matt Poole - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11 with Mark Dunn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11

jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with James B

barney800 - 2nd - 14/Aug/11 with Jonny Taylor

mattdown - Lead - 14/Aug/11 with freyja

freyja - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Matt Down

AGoodi - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Graeme Tough

ewan i - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/11 with dave duggan

Magic. Only problem was topping out to find myself confronted by a pair of bulls.
Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Mark Howie

mhowie - 2nd - 21/May/11 with stovepilot

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

oliverk - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Malcolm

Chris Holliday - TR O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Cliff Lowther

jlb - TR O/S - 26/Mar/11

crux is getting from the flake to the cave
daWalt - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with TC

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Mark D

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Laurence Everitt

steep but jugs all the way, and when i say jugs, i mean massive holds... dont know where the 5a move was, felt like F5+ climbing... awesome route tho !
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Christine Hall

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Nick DW

Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd - 03/Jul/10 with abbeywall, Fiona

abbeywall - 2nd - 03/Jul/10 with Mike, Fiona

Lovely, quite sustained but good holds where you need them. Extracting myself from the cave was a bit iffy!
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Mike, Alison

jonb23 - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with Louis Wallace

maggie505 - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Ian Norman

gdsmnorm - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/10

steev - 2nd O/S - 08/May/10 with Will E, Russel

'I'm too high' 'I love the cave'
Mr.Billiams - Lead O/S - 08/May/10 with Steve, Russell

lead by M. Watson. he escaped via cave although i went over the top. brilliant deserves every star.
rnotman67 - 2nd - 22/Apr/10

first time out in a while and probably the best vs i've done in the county! absolutely amazing climbing, was tempted by the cave finish but topped it out instead.
andrew sandercock - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/09 with joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 13/Oct/09

NaomiHart - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Steve, Liz

Gear already in for me as we all wanted to lead it (so effectively an F5 sport climb!)
Andy Moles - Lead β - 30/Sep/09 with Duncan

decs - AltLd - 30/Sep/09 with Andy Moles

ferdia - Lead β - 30/Sep/09 with Clare Muir

A fantastic finish!
russasaurusRex - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Sue, Adrian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

odox - Lead - 28/May/09 with Sam Webb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

alexp - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with C Halliday

ewan i - 2009

Old_Nick_S - Lead - 2009 with Irene

Hidden - TR - 2009

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/08 with Sam Wood

Budge - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Martin Gillie

tempeh - 2nd - 05/Oct/08 with Mike Oates

JiveWeasel - Lead - 23/Aug/08 with Mrs Weasel

Wow - especially at the top!
Mrs Weasel - 2nd - 23/Aug/08 with JiveWeasel

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Lauren Thompson

Gandy - Lead O/S - Jul/08

BelleVedere - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with Mike Lauder

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 07/Jun/08 with Jeanie

snowy owl - 2nd - 25/May/08 with Mark Anstiss

What a climb the top bit is mad
Andy DB - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with James B

jazzyjackson - Lead - 18/May/08 with Ally

Hidden - 18/May/08

Comedy climbing.
KeithW - 2nd dog - 04/May/08 with Si Lambert

barney800 - 2nd - May/08 with Andy Bottrill

snowy owl - Lead - 26/Apr/08 with Michael Orr

mhowie - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Jamie

martibun - 18/Mar/08

oliwarlow - Lead - 18/Mar/08 with Martin

Christopher Williamson - Lead O/S - Mar/08 with Matt Sleightholme

Hidden - 2008

odox - 2008

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/07 with Mark

markhowley - 2nd - 05/Jul/07 with Tim

Christopher Williamson - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with nathan gibson

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/07

ligaya - Lead - Jun/07 with Al

Hell of a climb.
Sam Judson - 2nd O/S - 05/May/07 with Phil Steadman

duzinga - 2nd O/S - May/07 with Martina

GPN - Lead - Nov/06 with Paul James

barney_edin - Lead - 02/Jul/06

Matt crawford - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/06

Hidden - Jun/06

Colin Matheson - 2nd - 13/May/06 with Kin NMC

abbeywall - Lead - 25/Sep/05

curlymynci - 2nd - Jun/05 with Maz

Hidden - Lead - 03/Feb/05

smollett - Lead - Feb/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/03

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead - 20/Apr/03 with Dave M

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/03

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 03/Dec/00 with Jenny Kerr

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Oct/00

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Feb/93

kato'sdad - Lead - 1992 with Bear Sports

malc - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/91

Roget - 2nd O/S - Aug/89 with chris jones, jim

Hidden - Solo - 15/May/88

One of my favourites
auldscotal - Lead O/S - 1982 with ?

Chris Craggs - 1980

robinsi197 - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 1979

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Voting
Total votes cast 125
hard HVS0 of 44
HVS0 of 44
easy HVS3 of 44
hard VS26 of 44
VS14 of 44
easy VS1 of 44
hard HS0 of 44
HS0 of 44
easy HS0 of 44
hard 5b0 of 41
5b0 of 41
easy 5b0 of 41
hard 5a3 of 41
5a26 of 41
easy 5a10 of 41
hard 4c2 of 41
4c0 of 41
easy 4c0 of 41
3 Stars39 of 40
2 Stars1 of 40
1 Star0 of 40
0 Stars0 of 40
Bag of .....0 of 40
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 162 (1.9%)
Lead87 of 162 (53.7%)
Followed55 of 162 (34.0%)
Toproped4 of 162 (2.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 162 (0.6%)
Unknown12 of 162 (7.4%)

'Climbed'82 of 162 (50.6%)
clean O/S70 of 162 (43.2%)
clean β3 of 162 (1.9%)
clean rpt5 of 162 (3.1%)
dogged1 of 162 (0.6%)
dnf1 of 162 (0.6%)