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Abbot's Way** HVS 5a

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[Abbot's Way, 3 kb]18m. An exhilarating, well-positioned pitch that is steeper than first appearances suggest. Start at a belay on the ledge beneath the right-trending crack-line. 18m. Move up to the crack-line in the roof and follow it rightwards to a point level with a ledge on the right. Move out left to a thinner crack that leads steeply to the top. © ROCKFAX
An excellent steep climb on good rock taking the LH of the three corners. Climb the corner and attack the roof with gusto to gain the thin crack on the left.
Dave Bassett 16/Oct/1961

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Photo: Abbot's Way © Sue Hazel
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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

good climb
nickdonohue - Lead - Oct/13 with Andy Bisson

Great climb. Awkward with heavily bruised wrists and pustulated knee.
petecallaghan - 2nd - 26/Jun/13 with Chris Ebbutt

Good steep crack climbing with committing crux headwall, a favourite.
chris ebbutt - Lead - 26/Jun/13 with petecallaghan

gripped01 - 2nd - 15/Jun/13 with Jim Jarvis

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Will

Enjoyably committing moves at the top with added fun of a moving hand-hold.
Motown - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Luke

With a distinct lack of deep water.
kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2013

wolverine - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Loved this - great corner climbing
Thunderthighsontheloose - 14/Oct/12 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/12

SteveoS - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Doug Miller

incredible rock
Doug miller - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12 with steve sailsbury

steep. Took a slightly gratuitous rest on the ledge to the right
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Emily

Kim Middlebrook - 13/Jun/12

Lyndsay Superclimber - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Mark S

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Lyndsay

rustaldo - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Alex

timreynolds - Lead - 08/Oct/11 with Matt Reynolds

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Tim Reynolds

Very well protected route if you're packing a set of Camalots. The layback above the crux overhang move is pure delight.
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/11 with Chris Ebbutt

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 07/Sep/11 with Pete

Duncan Turner - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Mick Ward

Gilster - 2nd - 04/Sep/11 with Duncan

martin clarke - 2nd - 15/May/11 with john frost, steve ashworth

stephen ashworth - 2nd - 15/May/11 with john frost, martin clarke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/10

Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with B Sosin

mr random - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Rob Laird-

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/08

Justin T - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Crispin

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/05

Boxy - 2nd - 13/Feb/05 with Vince

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jun/01 with Katharine Pemberton

colin milton - 2nd - 08/Aug/95 with eric milton

colin milton - Lead - 25/Mar/95 with eric milton

Hidden - 1993

sdht - 1989

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Brussell, wezzie, Hidden, Alan100

Total votes cast 37
hard E10 of 14
E10 of 14
easy E11 of 14
hard HVS4 of 14
HVS8 of 14
easy HVS1 of 14
hard VS0 of 14
VS0 of 14
easy VS0 of 14
hard 5b0 of 12
5b0 of 12
easy 5b0 of 12
hard 5a4 of 12
5a7 of 12
easy 5a1 of 12
hard 4c0 of 12
4c0 of 12
easy 4c0 of 12
3 Stars3 of 11
2 Stars7 of 11
1 Star1 of 11
0 Stars0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 40 (2.5%)
Lead18 of 40 (45.0%)
Followed16 of 40 (40.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 40 (2.5%)
Unknown4 of 40 (10.0%)

'Climbed'19 of 40 (47.5%)
clean O/S20 of 40 (50.0%)
clean rpt1 of 40 (2.5%)