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Salamander*** HVS 5a

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[Climbers on Salamander, 2 kb]Excellent slabby route.

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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/14

We did it in 5 pitches, I led P1 and the 5b variant P3 then the top pitch. We thought that the normal route deserved HVS for P1, it felt quite hard for VS where the crack dog legs left. Fantastic route, great rock and a blistering hot!
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Katie Long

remi_mcm - 2nd - 14/Jul/14

5b variation.
cuthill76 - Lead - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/13

HVS variation. Awesome route. Led P1-5
PeteLoveless - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Sarah Turner

Awesome route. Every pitch has really nice quality climbing on it, good gear and good belays. Perhaps a bit soft for the grade.
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Jonathan Richards

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/12

Done in 4 pitches with 5b variation. So good.
Andy Moles - AltLd rpt - 10/Oct/12 with Anne

Some great varied pitches
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

With 5b variation this time.
Captain Solo - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Davey

Lead P1 and took the 5b option on P3. First clean 5b lead. Continually interesting climbing throughout the whole route - really enjoyed it.
iceicebaby - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Sam Wood

Led pitches 1,3 & 5. Did the 5b variation on pitch 3. Great climbing. Shame about the voracious midges at the top of pitch 5. Seconded pitch 6 wearing a midge head net!
borderline - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with FM

in 6 pitches, led 1, 3 and 5 and 5b variation. A superb climb although the midge attack on pitches 5 and 6 was ferocious. Pitches 1, 3, 5 and 6 are all brilliant
abbeywall - AltLd - 04/Aug/12 with K

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/May/12

HVS variation. Superduper.
steev - AltLd rpt - 16/Apr/12 with Derek

nowler - AltLd - 16/Apr/12 with steev

Jonescrusher - AltLd O/S - Apr/12 with Martin Collins

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/12

fantastic, hvs version. this crag is AMAZING
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Dan

HenryCowan - Lead O/S - 2012 with Ian Cowan

Patzl - 2012

Outstanding, perfect rock and lovely climbing.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/11 with Lyndsey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/11

up the hill - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Fiona Murray

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11

Tony led P1, 3 & 5, I led P2 & 4. Fantastic route!
Moonstone Hippy - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Tony Barton

cam1401 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Andy O

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/11

After a climbing lay-off of over a year, initially felt rusty but it soon came back. Didn't take the 5b route, though it looks well protected. Approach & descent a bit sporty. Be prepared for visitors, lots of ticks.
errrrm? - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with gaz h

must be the best low grade route in the country. each pitch is worth 3 stars on its own. should get **** in latter's guide.
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Calum

burto - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with hertha

Worth doing but VS 4c and max of ** for me. E2s do look interesting but we left too late to get on those.
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Dave Kerr

Hidden - 2011

alan moore - Lead - Nov/10

VS 4c all the way for me. Penultimate pitch is an absolute dream!! very worthwhile route but not HVS.
tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Josh Plant

mikemartin - AltLd - 29/Jul/10

jack_eadie - AltLd - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/10

Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Wee Mark

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2010

Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/09 with Simon Pearce

Rain rain rain
gaz.marshall - AltLd dnf - 19/Sep/09 with Steev

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09

good climbing though not as hard/good as i was expecting for 3 stars at this grade. took the 5b pitch.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with amanda

With 5a variation.
Captain Solo - AltLd - 20/Jun/09 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/07

excellent slabby route
brianrunner - AltLd - May/07 with martina

Lone Rider - 2000

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Total votes cast 63
hard E10 of 21
E10 of 21
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VS0 of 21
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hard 5b0 of 19
5b0 of 19
easy 5b2 of 19
hard 5a1 of 19
5a3 of 19
easy 5a5 of 19
hard 4c8 of 19
4c0 of 19
easy 4c0 of 19
3 Stars22 of 23
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Style of ascent

Lead11 of 52 (21.2%)
Followed2 of 52 (3.8%)
Alt Leads36 of 52 (69.2%)
Unknown3 of 52 (5.8%)

'Climbed'20 of 52 (38.5%)
clean O/S27 of 52 (51.9%)
clean rpt3 of 52 (5.8%)
dnf2 of 52 (3.8%)