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Grooved Wall*** VS 5a

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[Grooved Wall, Pillar, Pitch 3, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Grooved Wall, Pillar, Pitch 3 © LozM
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 32 wishlists.

colin smith - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Paul Winstanley

Pohil - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with SP

dannygiblin - Lead - 2014

Crux felt like negotiating the hanging gardens that guard the first pitch. Must be a nightmare if at all wet. After that, great. Ran P2 and 3 together. Guidebook 4th pitch felt harder than supposed 5a overhang on P2 - enormous cam still stuck here which probably makes it feel easier.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 14/Jul/13 with Cath Sullivan

Not a bad route but I wouldn't give it 3 stars. 1st pitch is dodgy with all the grass, the crux pitch which I lead, had an insitu cam at the crux, which took much away from the experience.3rd pitch was a bit of a struggle and good top pitch. 1 star at the most.
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Simon led crux pitches, I led first pitch (a bit dodgy on loose grass etc), and 3rd pitch which was a bit of an old fashioned struggle.
atyson1 - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Simon Holden (LCandCC)

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/12

SnowdonGypsy - Aug/12

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 29/May/12 with Bern Hardman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 23/May/12 with Ed

Hidden - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

joe_lancs - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Matthew Robinson - 04/Jun/11 with Joe F

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/10

got lost only last pitch on groved wall the rest wandered around
davidwright - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Sam and Simon B

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/10

A bit dirty, but the higher pitches were good.
bigbobbyking - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Chris Allan

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10

Great route but hard work, don't be put off by the chossy 1st pitch but be prepared for a tricky overhanging crux and then a lot of sustained VS climbing to top out...
si_green99 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Owen and Wardy

Hidden - 2010

wet and mossy - ugh! Not sure this one deserves the three stars it's given in the FRCC guide. Crux on the second pitch is well protected by a good cam placement (black diamond camalot no. 1 I think??)
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Craig Jenkins

Led P1 and 3. 5a move well protected and more like 4c, top pitch more like 5a
LozM - AltLd - 11/Jul/09 with Ian R

Little B - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Adam

chris smith - AltLd O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/07

Dave Wearing - AltLd - 08/Sep/07 with Bedspring.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/07

Hammy - AltLd - 17/May/90 with Pete Smith

BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 10/May/87 with Guy Summers

GuySummers - AltLd - 10/May/87 with bighairyian

biggianthead - 25/Apr/87 with F

Tom V - 1980

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Voting
Total votes cast 18
hard HVS0 of 6
HVS0 of 6
easy HVS0 of 6
hard VS3 of 6
VS3 of 6
easy VS0 of 6
hard HS0 of 6
HS0 of 6
easy HS0 of 6
hard 5b0 of 5
5b0 of 5
easy 5b0 of 5
hard 5a0 of 5
5a3 of 5
easy 5a2 of 5
hard 4c0 of 5
4c0 of 5
easy 4c0 of 5
3 Stars3 of 7
2 Stars2 of 7
1 Star2 of 7
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Style of ascent

Lead4 of 36 (11.1%)
Followed4 of 36 (11.1%)
Alt Leads20 of 36 (55.6%)
Unknown8 of 36 (22.2%)

'Climbed'22 of 36 (61.1%)
clean O/S14 of 36 (38.9%)