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The Wall of Horrors*** E3 6a

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[Start to The Wall of Horrors, 3 kb]18m. One of gritstone's finest. The leaning start up to the prominent horn proves tricky but the difficult and delicate pull from the mid-height horizontal break tends to stop more attempts (large cams). Zig-zag up the final wall. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Extreme Rock "Wall" Routes, Allan Austin Classics, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist.

Photo: Start to The Wall of Horrors © FH
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 116 logbooks, and on 52 wishlists.

Olli-C - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/14 with Swanny

robman - Lead dnf - 29/Apr/14

Felt completely nails, could not figure out how to get past the section after the boulder problem. Next time!
spidermonkey09 - Lead dnf - 23/Feb/14 with Tom Frost

Dan-Cheetham - 2014

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/13

PeteH - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Brandon, Naomi Hart

lanky and weak - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/13 with John McCune

Hardest of the trio.
Apharri - Lead β - 08/Sep/13 with Jim Gayler

westaway - Lead - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Aug/13

feilx - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Will Benfold

will_benfold - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/13 with Felix Coxwell

cobweb - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/13 with Roger Waterworth

Hidden - Sent - 09/Jul/13

lanky and weak - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Lucy Mitchell

MikeLeeds - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/13 with Neil Redgrave

danny33 - Lead - May/13

andybirtwistle - 2013

jacobjacob - Solo rpt - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

wolverine - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Ben Burns

love it! just the best.
GeoffG - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/12 with tim lowe

having previously done the start as a boulder problem, onsight thereafter
nai - Lead β - 21/Jul/12 with Luke

A superb route. Good moves and gear
petegunn - Lead - 12/Jul/12 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Jun/12

Far better than i thought it would be. Did this one first.
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Conor

akhughes - Lead β - 10/Jun/12

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 02/Jun/12 with Andy H

design crisis - 2nd - 21/May/12 with Phil

barni - Lead dog - 16/Mar/12 with Tapper

uptown - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/12 with Nik Jennings

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

Bloody hard start. Got pretty pumped above & ran out of cams to protect the top. Fun.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11

Hard
pipof747 - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Didn't think I would be able to get off the ground but somehow made it first go - surely this is 6b though?
gforce - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/11 with Dave O

Peter Holder - Lead - 09/Sep/11 with Nick Valente

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 09/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Mar/11

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Steve Crowe - 2011

Dave Parton - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead rpt - 2011 with Martin Wood

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Hannah Hunt

Superb grit route, blew the onsight, but got the next day first go. Bouldery section is excellent.
Tez29 - Lead RP - 24/May/10 with Ivan

Done the start as a boulder problem previously.
Jack00 - Lead - 14/May/10 with Rob

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/10

wussed out below the 2nd crux, and sat on the rope. should have been onsight. all moves went first go.
markalmack - Lead RP - 18/Apr/10 with gregg capon

Hidden - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd RP - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

reg_measures - Lead β - 19/Aug/09 with timmy elson

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/09 with AJ

Seymore Butt - 2009

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2009 with SteveOc

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2009

Toby Dunn - Sep/08

jadm2 - TR dnf - 29/May/08 with Dave

Jon Read - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Pete Harris

Boy - 2008

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/07

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Alex

managed to damage my knee cartilage half way up. ow
WB - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with Jim

Gus - Lead RP - 01/Jun/06 with andi elizabeth turner

Start to Wall of Horrors, V5 Boulder
Fire Marshall - Sent - 08/Jan/05 with John Cooke ,Ted Kingsnrth

really hard at 2nd crux
ellie macpherson - TR - 15/Oct/03

lx - Lead - Mar/03

jhardwick - 2nd - 2000

Mike Owen - 13/May/98 with Mark Hounsley

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 12/May/98

Jon Read - Lead O/S - May/98 with Tanya Holdsworth

jameshiggins - 1998

sadams - Lead - 25/Oct/97 with Hugh Cottom

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/96

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 08/May/96 with Matt Booth

Nigel led
Dave Musgrove - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/96 with Andy Kassyk, Andy Wild, Nigel Baker

leathers - 2nd - 1995 with Julian Simmons

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

rob.grafton - 2nd - 1995 with barry maybank

innes - Lead - Aug/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/94

Super day. Ten classics including this with David and his EUMC mates.
Dave Musgrove - 01/May/94 with David

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 30/Aug/93 with Nigel Baker

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Dave Musgrove - 09/Sep/92 with Nigel Baker

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/92 with Paul Tanton

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/91 with JT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/91

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 29/Jul/91 with Nigel Baker

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 28/May/91

craig h - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/90 with Mike Smith

Richard White - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/89

A cold and windy day. The crux is the boulder problem start.
Bob - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/89 with Andy Perkins

redjerry - Lead O/S - Mar/88 with Murray Hamilton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

shark - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/87 with Graeme Telfer

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 30/Aug/87 with Murray Hamilton

Didnt like the look of the polished starting moves so abseiled down, put runner in flutted crack and led (in effect top roped the start and continued to lead through crux and above. Nowadays I guess I would place a bouldering mat to solve the problem
David Smith - Lead - 1987

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

John Marsland - 2nd - 13/Sep/86 with Eduardo Martinez

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead O/S - 1986

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/83

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1982

Paul had just led All Quiet and left his gear in place at the break. I wasn't pure enough to insist it was removed before my ascent!
Dave Musgrove - Lead β - 12/Sep/81 with Andy Bowman, Paul Dawson

OK - I top-roped it first!
Chris Craggs - Lead - Aug/81 with Willie Jeffrey

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 116 (0.9%)
Lead74 of 116 (63.8%)
Followed19 of 116 (16.4%)
Toproped2 of 116 (1.7%)
Bouldered2 of 116 (1.7%)
Unknown18 of 116 (15.5%)

'Climbed'48 of 116 (41.4%)
clean O/S37 of 116 (31.9%)
clean β7 of 116 (6.0%)
clean rpt8 of 116 (6.9%)
clean RP4 of 116 (3.4%)
dogged8 of 116 (6.9%)
dnf4 of 116 (3.4%)