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Babylon's Groove* VS 5a

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14m. Take the Y-shaped crack, following the right-hand branch with a tricky exit. The left-hand branch is a similar grade. © ROCKFAX
FA. Don Chapman 1951
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Curlyhelen - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Leon

ju59 - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Leon

riddle - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

L's final gritstone fight before heading south.
JohnHutch - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with L

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Jun/13

It stopped Ben in his tracks. Some quite tricky moves. We took the right hand option.
mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Ben Moss

Hidden - TR - 05/May/13

Bit of a battle - awkward with lots of jamming and rubbish footholds. Quite fun to second...
Ramblin dave - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Paul B

cem - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/13 with Paul Baxter, Dave Sim

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

Ian JL - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

left hand crack, quite green and therefore a little slippery
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Robby

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

We went left...
charley - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Clare

ffdalton - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Dean Dalton

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/11

Ron - 2nd - 23/Aug/11 with Pete

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

ajc - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with John Sealey

jon22 - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with The Bad Cough

pete1993 - 2nd - 02/Apr/11

zappa - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Emma Wright

emmafromSB - Lead - 31/May/10 with zappa

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/May/10

Used the rope for balance for the top half of the route...
howhard - 2nd dog - 22/May/10 with Martin Ford

petegruf - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with brad j

fell off the layback section.
popebenedictus - Lead dog - 13/May/10 with Edd Rab

edd rab - 2nd O/S - 13/May/10 with Ben Harding

Shauna - Lead O/S - 04/May/10 with john and chris

really interesting route, laybacking, jamming, off-widths and a mantel got utilised... Finished up the face left of the groove as it was cleaner
Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

JHiley - 2nd - 21/Mar/10

nickcanute - 2010

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/09 with liv_the_div

Rampikino - Lead - 31/May/09 with Cat and Shirley

and Jo Rowell. Finished it for Nick.
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Nick Mitchell

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/08

Kirill - 2nd - 22/Jun/08 with Graham Dolman

cem - 2nd - 22/Jun/08 with Mark O'Neill

RH Branch then a worthwhile finish to the left past a small tree (friend or foe?) into a crack. Jamtastic! Great route and interresting all the way up.
howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Pete Holden and Chris FitzHugh

A Good route with unusual climbing
Pilch - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Graham

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/08

Tiring start then an easy but heavily vegetated finish. The route is in Eastern Grit and is the crack to the left of Finale Groove.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with James

chrishedgehog - 23/Apr/04 with Erwin Bottomley

Roget - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/98

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 04/Sep/94 with Tony Madden

babymoac - Lead - 14/Jun/92 with Manda & Mike

Laramadness - Lead dog - 09/Apr/91

Andy Say - Solo - 25/Nov/89

Hidden - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 26/Oct/85

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/85

mark-abz - TR - 18/Aug/83

Mark Kemball - Solo - 08/Jan/83

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/79

Nigel Bond - Lead - 02/Jul/79 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby

Hidden - Lead - 27/Feb/77

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 16/May/76 with Bill Wintrip

RichardMc - Lead - 06/Jul/75 with Betty Seifert

mikej - Lead - 18/Feb/67 with Nigel Sumner

mikej - 2nd - 16/Jul/66 with Keith Gregson

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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 66 (6.1%)
Lead31 of 66 (47.0%)
Followed22 of 66 (33.3%)
Toproped2 of 66 (3.0%)
Unknown7 of 66 (10.6%)

'Climbed'34 of 66 (51.5%)
clean O/S22 of 66 (33.3%)
clean rpt2 of 66 (3.0%)
clean RP1 of 66 (1.5%)
dogged4 of 66 (6.1%)
Unknown3 of 66 (4.5%)