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Suspended Sentence* HVS 5b

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Although this line only covers a small amount of independent ground it is still a good route in its own right. Start as for Hostile Witness on a flat-topped block below the left end of the huge overhang in the centre of the main face. 16m. Pull up directly into the corner left of the overhang and take the corner to an overhang at its top. Traverse right, around the arete to reach a good crack that is followed to the top. © ROCKFAX
55'. This route follows Oak Tree Zig Zag to below the upper overhang before hand traversing it out right. Jamming around the arete leads to footholds, more gear, and a rest, before the final few moves of Hostile Witness are joined. Rope drap can be a problem and a step right at the rounded top seems easier than the direct slopey finish.
Paul Twomey, S. Scarbro 10/Aug/1989

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This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

monkeytennis - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with andrea83

Enjoyed this climb, particularly moving round the corner. Lots of gear.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Andy

andy_pemberton - Lead - 10/Jul/13 with Sarah Massey

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Good. Nice moves. Another one worth doing.
Joel Perkin - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/13

Really nice climb. Old guide book mentions moving right at the top for a good jug to finish! Didn't get this info from new guide book so finished direct over a very rounded edge with a few crystals to pull on!
simonhammond1966 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Joel Perkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Very enjoyable. The traverse was great, the move around the arete felt nice. Although soft for 5b.
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Iain, jordon fleming

Jordon Fleming - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with ben darby

quality!
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with James Rich, Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Very nice but quite possibly VS 5a
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Rob

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/12 with tj murry

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 28/Aug/12 with Marti999

Popkids - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Baz

Watch out for rope drag. Head slightly right at the top to minimise rounded top out as ropes haul you back!
andy_pemberton - Lead - 23/May/12 with Sarah Massey, Steve Gibson

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/11

Really nice HVS, but top out was a bit*h on horrible slopey slab! Maybe I should have gone a bit further right! Ceiling and arrete move really nice.
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Catherine, Francois

Lead by Chris. Exciting slopey finish if going direct.
francois - 2nd - 16/Aug/11 with Catherine, Chris

timreynolds - Lead - 27/Jul/11

Nice climb - easier than Senior's Wall too!
BelayBunney - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Ben Devonish

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/11

culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

Traverse freaked me out.
VLogan - 2nd dnf - Sep/10 with Jonathan Logan

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

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/10

jonnyridleylogan - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

shaun.yandell - 12/Mar/10

Gra B - 2nd - 2010

Good route. Nice move around the arete.
Phil79 - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Baz

fun and great gear, soft for hvs
misterb - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/07

Justin T - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Wifey

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

eley1 - 2nd - May/07 with graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/03

StoneT - Lead O/S - 2000 with Dad

andy_pemberton - 2nd - Jul/99 with Chris Clarke, Brian Hannon

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
AJH, Motown, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 25
hard E10 of 9
E10 of 9
easy E10 of 9
hard HVS0 of 9
HVS8 of 9
easy HVS1 of 9
hard VS0 of 9
VS0 of 9
easy VS0 of 9
hard 5c0 of 8
5c0 of 8
easy 5c0 of 8
hard 5b0 of 8
5b4 of 8
easy 5b3 of 8
hard 5a1 of 8
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easy 5a0 of 8
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Style of ascent

Lead28 of 46 (60.9%)
Followed17 of 46 (37.0%)
Unknown1 of 46 (2.2%)

'Climbed'13 of 46 (28.3%)
clean O/S31 of 46 (67.4%)
clean rpt1 of 46 (2.2%)
dnf1 of 46 (2.2%)