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The Chopper* HVS 5a

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This climb is in 160 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Bob toughed it out leading this one, the start feels quite bold, and I lost one of my offsets (now in situ).
1poundSOCKS - 2nd β - 18/Jul/14

Bold start-felt quite sustained without ever being to hard.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Matthew

stemill - Lead - 13/Jul/14 with Graham

Calder - 2nd - 13/Jul/14 with Ste

MFB - Lead dnf - 22/Jun/14 with MB and Pippa

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/14

alpinismo.uk - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Jen

jbb - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14

Awesome route. Not contrived as suggested in the guidebook.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Chris Waddle

Good route, moves weren't too hard although not much decent protection until you've done the hard climbing, the gear that is available being strenuous to place.
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Gibbo - 2nd - 18/Apr/14 with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison

JanBella - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/14 with will

Willy Beman - 2nd - 16/Apr/14 with Jan Bella

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Mar/14

paco - TR O/S - Mar/14

could not find the "well protected" gear placements, so after soloing for 10m I traversed onto Baskerville and finished that instaed.
Cragstrong - Lead dnf - 10/Nov/13 with Sapphire McNiell

Pretty tough for Hvs with tricky gear
Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13

Rob Rocket - 2nd - 14/Sep/13 with Scott Young

Lovely route. The slightly eliminate line doesn't detract. Really technical and sustained. A proper HVS.
Jimbo C - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Pete

Chris Wright - Lead - 12/Aug/13

James Mackin - Lead - Jul/13

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Tim

Stuart Macfarlane - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Jeanie

alpinismo.uk - Lead O/S - 30/May/13

Lessworkmoreclimbing - 2nd - 30/May/13 with Deb, Kev

lovely climb
alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Assad Lahlou

As the start was wet started up Baskerville.
tmawer - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Graeme, Maz

foostu4 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with George Humphery

Little B - Lead - 30/Apr/13 with Jenny B

Lessworkmoreclimbing - 2nd - 30/Apr/13 with Trevor W, Ben

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/13

duzinga - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/13

A good route. Would've given it 3* if the top half had been better.
JezH - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Ellie

Hidden - Lead - Feb/13

joermann - Lead - 25/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Sophia, Mary Leese

maryleese - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with Liam Ingram

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/12

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with John McMahon, Dave Clark

flatnose - 08/Aug/12 with Robert Nugent

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12

awesome little climb...loved it1
mikemontain - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with paul neale

Traversed off onto nearbouring VS after initial wall
oliverk - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/12

stephen.W-S - Lead - Jul/12

mol - 2nd - 03/Jun/12 with Jesse

mr mills - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with edwin

tomhull - Lead rpt - 17/May/12 with matt harris

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/May/12

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 2nd - 06/May/12 with John Price

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 16/Oct/11

Too steep for me with a backpack on!
eldre070 - 2nd dog - 29/Sep/11 with Tim faudemer

timf - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11

myoung - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Kris

Roger Cruse - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/11 with Kris & Mark

kylebradshaw - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with chris carter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/11

SMc - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Anne

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11

djprepie - 2nd - 20/Jun/11 with John

Klingon - Lead dnf - 01/May/11 with Steve Kirkup, Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11

martrin - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/11

tjmillen - 2nd - 06/Mar/11

David Smith - 2011

Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/10 with Lee Sheard

Lee Sheard - Lead dog - 25/Sep/10

Felt hard for the grade
Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Chris Michalak

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/May/10

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Ben

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10

andy jennings - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10 with Floris

heather rogers - 2nd - 01/May/10 with Sophie Nunn

first 5a lead, fairly chuffed, felt v. sustained!
twoplates - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10 with Andy S

Tom's first 5a lead. Excellent! Great climb. So sustained it's a stiff HVS.
Andy S - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/10 with Tom S

Adi Hooper - 2nd - 08/Apr/10 with Roger Ward

petegunn - Lead - 11/Mar/10 with Davina & Matt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/10

Steve Lenartowicz - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09

mattcyp88 - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with Dave Spencer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Aug/09

net - 2nd - 20/Jul/09 with George

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/09

tomhull - 2nd - 11/Jun/09 with matt harris

Roger Cruse - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Buffy

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/09

Very hard start that is also unprotected (has a hold recently gone missing?). Very good climb. I would say it's top-end HVS because it is so sustained.
Andy S - 2nd O/S - 11/May/09 with Bob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

Good route but a bit wandering - half way up the heavens opened and the hail, thunder and lightening arrived!! Finishing up the grassy hail covered slope and ab'd down to get the gear!
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Nats

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09

220bpm - 2nd - 22/Feb/09 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Sustained and excellent. Good moves in great position. Worth it's stars!
Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Tim Gledhill

steve prior - Lead - Sep/08 with Andy C

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Mike Eldred

eldre070 - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/08 with Adam Burt

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Alexander

Chris Wright - Lead - 26/May/08

net - 2nd - 20/May/08 with Jeb & Ellie

Shaw Brown - Lead - 20/May/08 with Nigel

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

petellis - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Jenny Clarke

GrantB - 2nd - 18/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/08

Hidden - 17/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/08

nickcj - 2008

a13x - 2nd - 2008 with James Stokes

Hidden - 2nd dog - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/07

Theeni - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Matt Kemp

cem - 2nd - 27/Aug/07 with Graham Dolman

GPN - Lead - Jul/07 with Dave Carr

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/May/07

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/07

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/07 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/07

SMc - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Anne

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/06

Hammy - 2nd - 14/Sep/05 with Joe Gittens

Shaw Brown - Lead - 13/Sep/05 with simon blythe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/05

Graham Iles - Lead - 02/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/03

NickJH - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/02

Rog Wilko - Lead - Sep/01 with Debbie Wilkinson

Roget - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/00

Hidden - 25/Jun/00

phardman - Lead O/S - 07/May/00 with Teresa

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/00

Hammy - Lead - 01/Apr/00 with Richard Munro, Howard McKee

Dave Westby - Lead - 1995 with Rob Lewis

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/93

Andy Say - Lead - 05/Jun/93

Hidden - Solo - 21/May/88

Hammy - Lead - 10/May/84 with Jack Roberts

Bob - Solo - 08/Jun/82

Hidden - 1975

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JanBella, Hidden, zach.stone, George Bassant, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 104
hard E10 of 37
E10 of 37
easy E11 of 37
hard HVS17 of 37
HVS19 of 37
easy HVS0 of 37
hard VS0 of 37
VS0 of 37
easy VS0 of 37
hard 5b0 of 34
5b0 of 34
easy 5b0 of 34
hard 5a18 of 34
5a16 of 34
easy 5a0 of 34
hard 4c0 of 34
4c0 of 34
easy 4c0 of 34
3 Stars3 of 33
2 Stars26 of 33
1 Star4 of 33
0 Stars0 of 33
Bag of .....0 of 33
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 160 (1.9%)
Lead85 of 160 (53.1%)
Followed60 of 160 (37.5%)
Toproped1 of 160 (0.6%)
Alt Leads2 of 160 (1.2%)
Unknown9 of 160 (5.6%)

'Climbed'77 of 160 (48.1%)
clean O/S63 of 160 (39.4%)
clean β1 of 160 (0.6%)
clean rpt10 of 160 (6.2%)
dogged6 of 160 (3.8%)
dnf3 of 160 (1.9%)