Suspended Sentence* HVS 5b

Rockfax Description
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.
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

UKC Logbook Description
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 61 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

phil456 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Graham M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/15

chris ebbutt - Lead - 13/May/15 with Liam Hockey

Joel Perkin - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/15 with Simon Hammond

Great climb with nice moves from the start. Moving under the roof looks committing but is well protected with cams.
simonhammond1966 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/15 with Joel Perkin

Great route. Clean.
Tom Last - 2nd - 09/Apr/15 with Lachlan Bucknall

Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Becster

Wicked move around the arete. Tricky finish
snook - Lead β - 05/Oct/14 with stephen ashworth

LDJ - Lead - 05/Oct/14

stephen ashworth - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with Jack southward, Alex cox

supersouthward - 2nd - 05/Oct/14 with Stephen Ashworth, alex snook cox

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14

went right at the top, avoiding sketchy mantelshelf
nickdonohue - Lead - 26/May/14 with Jamie Trump

Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Nick Donohue

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

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

Very nice but quite possibly VS 5a
Urgles - 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

This was Floss first taste of climbing outdoors.
Frostie - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/10

jonnyridleylogan - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Frostie - 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:
adam84, AJH, Motown

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