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Irony** HVS 5a

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Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd dog - 21/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/14

Could not do the start so traveresed in above from the right. Got up the rest of the route but needed s few goes some tight to do the crux at the top.
Pete Nugent - 2nd - 29/Jun/14 with John Venier

Used a knee!
Maz J - Lead - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/14

Led 3
abbeywall - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with Mike, K

Lead P2
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with K, abbeywall

Rob Rocket - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Joe White

Conan - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with KMC

redshapedfriday - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Conan

owain-1978 - Lead - 11/Jun/14 with luke armitage

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/14

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 21/May/14 with Pete Kelly

tim exley - AltLd O/S - 19/May/14 with lakes luke, george woodward

ferdia - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Calum

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 04/May/14 with Rob Middleton, Hannah Moulton

Phil Blaylock - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with Jontro, KMC

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/14

Good lead by Jeff in the drizzle. I had to second in rain ! Felt like winter climbing !
Fatherof2 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/14 with Jeff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2014

3 great pitches. final pitch a bit of a one move wonder and very polished, but overall sustained 4c climbing. lovelly.
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Sean Holmes

55pete55 - 2nd - 05/Sep/13

bobjohnston - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/13

led p2
jvarmstrong - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Chris

Led pp 1 + 3
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with John Armstrong

martrin - Lead - 15/Jul/13 with Sarah Kekus

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Ali

Pero - AltLd - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Craig McMahon - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with Vickie McMahon

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/13

Led P1 & P3
petekeron - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Chris Wright

bullybones - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Linda F

Hidden - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/13

eburki1 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

jmills94 - AltLd O/S - Jun/13

Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Ian Bradley

David Cowley - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Chris Smith

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

maria85 - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Andy H

robbo157 - 2013

robbo157 - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/12

Led 2nd pitch.
Smithy Smith - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/12 with Francis Charlsworth

philboy - Lead - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/12

Best done as one excellent long pitch with the crux at the top, quite a tricky move and all!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with bartshaw, Emily

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/12

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 08/Aug/12 with Dave Dewhurst, Bern Hardman

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/12

Wet patches on the first pitch made it quite slippery!
petegunn - AltLd - 25/Jul/12 with Scottish Dave

dbell67 - AltLd - 25/Jul/12 with Petegunn

Ian Hinkins - AltLd - 12/Jul/12 with Sam, Steve Shaw

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 12/Jul/12 with Sam, Ian

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/12

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

Lead p2, glad I didn't have to lead the crux.
J25 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Alex Thompson

Great, but polished. Crux move wasn't as hard as predicted with the right hold.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with JonnyO

Pitch 1
mfisher - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Olly Roberts

Pitch 2+3
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Matty

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/12

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 27/May/12

BGoodman - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Craig Armstrong, Amy Bench

Awesome climbing and cracking weather, managed to get a tan on the 1st belay, Good effort from steve being his first HVS
Paul Tanner - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12

jcooper8 - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Cragstrong - 2nd - 27/May/12 with BGoodman

kato'sdad - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Jon Berry

Hidden - AltLd - 25/May/12

John Nuttall - Lead - 22/May/12 with Andy H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/12

Louis Hume - AltLd - 12/May/12 with Hair Bear, Jenny

Climbed as a 3 with Wood
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Louis

Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/12

awesome crux!!
jess - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12

P1 & P3, 4c & 5a. 5a pitch was on Peri's gear after making her admit defeat....5a move through the overhang is much harder than 5a if you don't have wingspan (i.e. your name is peri!?!).
Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Peri Stracchino

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Mark P, Simon C

1st pitch wet & slimey
nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Bob Barnes

carl_123 - AltLd - 16/Apr/12 with matt forshaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/12

Me P2. Unable to make any impression on roof pitch.
egg-man - AltLd dnf - 29/Mar/12 with John Pickles

craig naylor - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/12 with jack

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Craig Naylor

p2 they are not kidding when they say the crux moves over the 2nd overhang are reachy. very well protected though (good peg and possible further gear just above) so its a totally safe fall into air so long as your belayer is on the case
pebbles - AltLd - 2012 with rachel

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Oct/11

Greasy start. Pitch 2
moose ridd - AltLd - 01/Oct/11 with Mike Collins, M.Sadler

mikecollins - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with moose ridd, manmike

p1
matty123 - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Tom Keaveny

ran last two pitches together
Tom Keaveny - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with bweakers

Claire did 1st pitch, I ran next two together. Done this route before.
beds74 - AltLd - 01/Sep/11 with Claire Astbury

ran first 2 pitches together
Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/11 with dan geh

P1: lead 4c; P2: 2nd 4c; P3 lead 5a
thebigfriendlymoose - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Stephen

Sankey - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Luke

Started out Mandrake. It was hard and then rainy so traversed to belay below crux of Irony then up final pitch. Cracking.
joe_lancs - Lead - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Jul/11

Awesome route, linked the last two pitches together. Pulling over the bulge adds a bit of excitement to the route!!
iwebster59017 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Carl Sunley, kirsty Brown

Led first pitch, linked piotches 2 and 3. Fab route, interesting pull over the buldge if your slightly on the shorter side!!
Kirsty810202 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Carl Sunley, Ian Webster

Lord_ash2000 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

e.sunnyside - 2nd O/S - Jul/11 with Cal

KevB - AltLd - 30/Jun/11 with Tony P

tom heaney - 05/Jun/11 with tom hull

petegunn - AltLd - 03/Jun/11 with Davina

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/11

nickcj - AltLd - Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/May/11

Tied pitches 2 & 3 together. A fine route where commitment gets rewards
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Steve Pugh

Ann S - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Adam

Adam1973 - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with Ann S

Gav Fance - Lead - 25/Apr/11 with Sian Commerford

Lead in two pitches
jl - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Bob, Mark Ollis

Three lovely problems well spaced out, Jon encouraged me around the overhang
ollismark - 2nd - 20/Apr/11 with Bob Mayow, Jon Lynch

fantastic, went direct over roof felt stiff, saw easier method to the left by next team.
lukerockwalker - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Chris Swanepol

With Dave and Kay. Lead as single pitch. Excellent!
finchelata - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11

Trobbo - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with tony hulme

AndyT1151 - AltLd - 08/Apr/11

chris smith - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11

Lead top pitch
klipkabouter - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with Mark Cardwell

cat22 - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Mike

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with emily roo

Ginger McGrath - Solo rpt - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/11

Lead in two pitches - the roof was fun but still had to use one knee!
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Libby Southgate, Venla Kantola

Did as 2 rather than 3 pitches, Tom lead both. There was some extremely interesting knees action at the top....
LibS - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Tom Smith, Venla Kantola

Hidden - 2011

nia - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10

glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/10 with stuart burns

make - AltLd - 11/Oct/10 with glenn gordon

nakedave - AltLd - 09/Oct/10

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Ian

harder individual moves than mandrake
ian caton - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Abi

robinsi197 - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Piotr, Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/10

Lead P2. Not a very good climb. One move on the last 8m pitch is good.
duzinga - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Pete

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Simon Pearce

rockrat - Lead β - 19/Jun/10 with Luke Jones

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/10

Cath climbed the crux in a tropical rainstorm!
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 06/Jun/10 with Cath Sullivan

Led P1 & 3. Great.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Jaime

biggianthead - 04/Jun/10 with T

John Pickles - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/10 with Andrew Morton

First 2 pitches cleanly but aided by very tight rope. Struggled on overhang, had couple of rests to figure out what to do, small slip
Doby - 2nd dog - 31/May/10 with Ian B

Lead 2nd pitch, nice route
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Stuart

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Angus, Phil

I led 1st pitch, Steve ran 2 & 3 together.
max_chan - AltLd rpt - 30/May/10 with Steve Carty

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/10

chrisallan - Lead dnf - 30/May/10

melvin - AltLd - 28/May/10

MQ led 2st 2 pitches as one, MD led final pitch
MarkDavies36 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10 with Mark Quest

I led pitches 1 & 3, Jeanie led pitch 2.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Jeanie

a little fall...
joe king - AltLd rpt - 18/May/10 with simon ringrose

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/10

Awesome moves on the overhang and moving up the steep crack to the slab before it.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Warren

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Andy Main

J1PEF - Lead - 04/May/10

djmarko75 - AltLd O/S - May/10

First few moves probably the hardest, hence the Irony. Roof spectacular but easy with the use of a knee!
DaveAtkinson - AltLd - May/10 with P.Taylor

marcushorgan - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Clare Muir

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

oliverthomp - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with Luke Jones

Craig McMahon - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/09 with Luke Ellis, Adam Cassidy

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/09

Mark D - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Laurence Everitt

Great hard start and crux on last pitch was good fun.
Conan - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Chris Michalak

lead, second, second
Laurence Everitt - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Mark D

Brilliant moves at the top.
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09 with Tom Hull

tomhull - 2nd - 03/Aug/09 with martin davies

tjmillen - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/09 with simon hall

bazpearson - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/09 with tim millen, simon hall

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Jul/09

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/09 with John

wheelo - 10/Jul/09 with adam & ann

net - 2nd - 09/Jul/09 with George

GPN - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Annette

jason - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with manmike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09

lead 1 and 2 together
tomhull - AltLd - 01/Jul/09 with matt harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Tanya Savage

Bouldery start fine but took about 5 goes to get the crux (which is actually the bit below where you think it's going to be!)
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Neil Pacey

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with nathan lee

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Mike

RAIN!
Tom Phillips - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/09 with Andy

George Bassant - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with John Ford

nathanlee - 2nd β - Jun/09

Great route commiting, scary, last pitch requires bottle for overhang. Just had enough bottle to secound.
Booey - 2nd - 25/May/09

Jack Shepherd - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Tristam Kaye

barney800 - 2nd - May/09 with Andrew Suttie

martrin - 2nd - 23/Apr/09 with Colin Smith

Chris Wright - Lead - 14/Apr/09

Lead 1st pitch, Andy put 2nd and 3rd pitch together
mattish2000 - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Andy

Em66 - 2nd - 03/Apr/09 with Mat

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

Hidden - 2009

stimpey - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/08 with Tom

fall on the overhang
Timpy1584 - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/08 with Steve

stimpey - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/08 with Pete

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Vicki

max_chan - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Lou

Got to 3rd pitch and heavy rain stopped play lowered partner and abbed off
TonyP - Lead dnf - 02/Jul/08 with KENNY

Hidden - Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/08

led p 1 and 2
Tom Eagle - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08 with Mario Yeomans

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08

petegunn - AltLd - 23/May/08 with Davina

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - AltLd dog - 03/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/08

maria85 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Stef

RedFox - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Maria

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07

Led the last 2 pitches.
bawjaws - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Pigeonjim

pigeonjim - AltLd rpt - 01/Sep/07 with Ewang

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/07

derico - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Jack

Did it in one - Cracker!
jimkeeley - Lead - 01/Apr/07 with Iain Rodgerson

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Gnash

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/06

joe king - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/06 with rob coles

joe king - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/06 with dave melottte

Led pitches 1 (4b) and 3 (5a)
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 13/May/06 with Dave Evans

Hidden - 2nd - May/06

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Lee McInnes

ewen - AltLd O/S - 2006

alpinismo.uk - 2006

John Pitch 1 & 2 (as one pitch) Me Pitch 3
slacky - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/05 with John Thompson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/05

steve prior - AltLd - Jun/05 with Roger C

whispering nic - 2005 with Graham Doig

John Kettle - AltLd - 2005

Peter Smith - 2nd - 2005 with Steve Simpson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/04

Hidden - Jul/04

robin heath - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/04 with Carl Riley

Shaw Brown - Lead - 27/Jul/03 with David Jones

steveP - AltLd O/S - Jul/03 with Paul Rowlands

Justin Tracey - Lead - Jul/03

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 30/May/03 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/03

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2003

Last pitch baffling at first, and quite bold.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/02 with Lawrence Jordan

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead - Jul/01

biggianthead - 12/Jun/01 with HT

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/01

Hammy - AltLd - 21/May/01 with Jim Evans

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/01

Hidden - 2001

Me pitch 1 and 3.
clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 01/May/00 with Bruce

I wrote 'desperate finish' in the guidebook so it must be.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1998 with Karen Ghiselli

biggianthead - 17/Jul/97 with HT

Hammy - Lead - 08/Jul/97 with Penny Excel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/97

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/96

Hammy - Lead - 08/Jun/96 with Fai Kwong

Hidden - Lead - Apr/96

MarkDavies36 - Lead O/S - 1995 with Corin Burdon

MaNimal - Lead - 20/Jul/94 with Gavin Pattinson

biggianthead - May/94 with M

craig h - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/94 with Shaun

biggianthead - May/93 with HT

mikej - AltLd - 04/Jul/88 with Mike Byles

Hammy - 05/Jun/86 with Nick ?

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/76

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Voting
Total votes cast 163
hard E10 of 55
E10 of 55
easy E12 of 55
hard HVS2 of 55
HVS33 of 55
easy HVS18 of 55
hard VS0 of 55
VS0 of 55
easy VS0 of 55
hard 5b0 of 55
5b0 of 55
easy 5b5 of 55
hard 5a17 of 55
5a31 of 55
easy 5a2 of 55
hard 4c0 of 55
4c0 of 55
easy 4c0 of 55
3 Stars14 of 53
2 Stars35 of 53
1 Star3 of 53
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 287 (0.3%)
Lead74 of 287 (25.8%)
Followed46 of 287 (16.0%)
Alt Leads148 of 287 (51.6%)
Unknown18 of 287 (6.3%)

'Climbed'126 of 287 (43.9%)
clean O/S124 of 287 (43.2%)
clean β2 of 287 (0.7%)
clean rpt21 of 287 (7.3%)
dogged9 of 287 (3.1%)
dnf5 of 287 (1.7%)