The Mortician*** HVS 5a
[Penny Clay on The Mortician, Borrowdale, HVS 5b, 1 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Best 25 BORROWDALE VS/HVS's.

Photo: Penny Clay on The Mortician, Borrowdale, HVS 5b © Colin Wells

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 288 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

joermann - AltLd - 21/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14

Andrew1 - AltLd - 31/Aug/14 with Hulda

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/14

darcan - AltLd - 28/Jul/14

martrin - AltLd - 28/Jul/14 with Sarah Kekus

redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Pete

Ben lead the first pitch and then the 5a finger traverse as the third pitch. I lead the second pitch - a very sustained, interesting and enjoyable pitch (ran out of quickdraws so had to run out the final crack a bit!). A fantastic route and very good value for the grade!
carlh - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Ben Graham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/14

petegunn - AltLd - 03/Jul/14 with Rosie, Davina

Rosie Rothwell - 2nd - 03/Jul/14 with Davina, Pete

owain-1978 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Ian Steele, Bruce

steely - 2nd - 02/Jul/14 with bruce, owain lewis

led middle pitch
Maz J - AltLd - 29/Jun/14

John Brayshaw - AltLd dog - 29/Jun/14 with Dan

Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Harry Salisbury, Dave Carr

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/14

colin smith - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Emma Winstanley, Paul Winstanley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14

JanBella - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with frazer

mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Nick Howard

Brilliant second pitch. Seems like everyone does the finger traverse for pitch 3, we did the same.
oliverk - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Pam

pamvdb17 - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Ollie

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/14

Great route, well worth the visit just to do this. Did the finger traverse as pitch 3, brilliant.
Phill Mitch - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14 with bleggs

helin - AltLd - 05/May/14 with lewis

j.buckley87 - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/13

thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Tom Jenkins

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Ian

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/13

Danny Crump - AltLd - 20/Aug/13 with Martin Bagshaw

Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Danny Crump

Brilliant, varied, 2nd pitch that seems to go on forever! One or two hard moves getting established in the groove, then pretty steady all the way. Another steaming hot day during current heatwave - at least this was in the shade until early evening.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 18/Jul/13 with Cath Sullivan

linked to 5a pitch of TP superdirect
joe_lancs - Lead - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

Claireee - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

Me - pitches 1, 3 and 4 (last two strung together); Hol - pitch 2.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Kev led second pitch which was greasy. One to go back and lead in better conditions.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd - 17/Jun/13 with Kev

bobjohnston - Lead - 10/Jun/13

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with tim millen

martrin - AltLd - 05/Jun/13 with Sarah Kekus

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with misha nepogodiev

Keeps on going...
gripped01 - AltLd - 26/May/13 with Dave Tait

Led P2. Proper full-on HVS!! Climbing was technical and non-stop all the way. Loved it!
Leelogs - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with SCC

P1 & 3, pitch 2 keeps you very interested! Awesome finish up troutdale pinnacle
mikespooner - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Roger Kirke

RKirke - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with mikespooner

robbo157 - 2013

robbo157 - 2013

Em66 - AltLd - 2013

kato'sdad - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with Neil Harvey

Switched the third pitch for the finger exercise. Lead pitches 1, 3, 4.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Olli Crudge

Lead second pitch, rachel lead the finger traverse of superdirect. Lots of 5a moves but with good rests in between and good gear (but not lace-able)
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Rachel Slater

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Rob Greenwood

Colin Scotchford - AltLd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/12

abbed off after main pitch as had to get to work
tomhull - Lead rpt - 28/May/12 with Sam Gore

1st and 3rd
Tom Keaveny - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Xav

Xavier Evans - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Tom Keaveny

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/12

Seconded 1st, lead 2nd and 3rd. Finished via finger traverse and Troutdale Pinnacle in one more pitch.
Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Ali

klipkabouter - May/12

MNMM Second and third pitches both felt top end of their grades
Marq - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Neil Redgrave (LMC)

Excellent big pitch. Sustained all the way but with bridging rests, good gear and a grovel out of the crack at the top. Overestimated our ability and underestimated the climb. Finished in the dark!
DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 27/Mar/12 with Haydn Keith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/12

good climbing! pitches 2 and 4
Tom Keaveny - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Olly Roberts

Pitches 1 + 3
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

dsgibson - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

cballard - Lead O/S - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

Adi Hooper - AltLd - 01/Oct/11 with Tom M Greenwood

2nd pitch was filthy and move into groove is 5a my arse!
jess - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with martin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11

First pitch led by Nick, I led thereafter
csw - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Avalanche Nick

Pleasant climb, nice sunny day as well.
klipkabouter - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Hugh ??

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 12/Jul/11

lead main pitch, great route.
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with simon smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11

Ollie pitch 1. I tried pitch 2, difficult move to enter clean cut groove. Traversed to Pinnacle direct HVS5a.
sergio46 - Lead dnf - 02/Jul/11 with Ollie

I led P2 which was spectacular.
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Michael P

pearson9596 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Ian Faulkner

A brilliant climb, the second pitch went on for what seemed like ages and had loads of variation.
domskezz - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with Terry Robinson

martrin - AltLd - 14/Jun/11 with Paul Cook

Trobbo - 2nd - 14/Jun/11 with dominic skerratt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Superb route. Just a bit more gripping than I would have liked due to a few wet footholds. Protection was so good all the way up.
Conan - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Clare A

Exciting and slightly scary! Came off the beginning of the second pitch but got it right the second time. Would like to do it again when completely dry!
ceaddiso - 2nd - 05/Jun/11 with Conan

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 30/May/11 with Sam Hill

Brucifer - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Ben Wood

Lee Sheard - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/11 with Adam

Led P1, ran together P3+P4 (P4 finishing up Troutdale Pinnacle), Chris led P2.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Chris Burn

Led the main pitch.
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Lee Sheard

led the main pitch
chris_B - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with stuart reeves

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/11

P1
JRae - AltLd - 16/Apr/11 with Tom Dixon, A Saul

P3 with the finger traverse. Good sustained climb.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Johnny, Alan

esther - AltLd - Apr/11

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with steve mullan, euan strachan

Euan Strachan - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Graham McG, Steve M

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/10

Lead first pitch
ccraigg22 - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Jack Loftus.

Clead all but first pitch, Amazing climbing.
Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Craig

jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Andy B

Led the main pitch, great climb and very sustained at the grade.
ablackett - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Jonny

Led P1 and finished up finger traverse and TP. 2nd pitch fairly relentless.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Dave Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Sep/10

led the first pitch, which is the same as 1st pitch as for obituary groves(vs) - which Kat led when we climbed that. Brilliant second pitch by Kat, then dan led top pitch of the E1 Raindrop.
johniebriggs - 2nd - Sep/10

Amazing climb. Felt quite hard for HVS, especially pitch 2. Brilliant moves though
coombsy - AltLd - Aug/10 with John B

Awesome line, 2nd pitch is a bit of a beast!
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 31/Jul/10 with Tom

second pitch is hard! awesome route
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with rob

With Ken, he led first (hard) pitch
ollie1 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10

McDan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Guy stevens

martrin - AltLd - 30/Jun/10 with Colin Smith

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10

zach.stone - 2nd β - 29/Jun/10 with Peter Hill

bigbobbyking - AltLd - 29/Jun/10 with Chris Allan

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Led main pitch and finished via superdirects finger traverse.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Wes Inskip

tmawer - AltLd rpt - 08/May/10 with Eric

jl - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Penny

tjmillen - 24/Apr/10 with trevor marrs

The crux pitch is amazing. Super steady leading by Ian as ever.
jazzyjackson - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Ian Jones

Absolutely magnificent main pitch. Perfect gear and sustained from bottom to top. As good as any HVS I can think of.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with jazzyjackson

twoplates - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/10 with Andy S

Led all but the first pitch, because Tom cut his finger! Great climb - the 5a pitch is long - take lots of quickdraws!
Andy S - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/10 with Tom S

furry - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Kiwi Al

christensena - 2nd - 18/Apr/10

awesome climb. found it much easier than the last time i did it. fantastic!!!
tomhull - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/10 with dan barnfield

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 13/Apr/10 with Nic Dill

Stuart lead P1, i did the rest. Great route, P2 is somewhat sustained
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Mick D, Stuart Thompson

I led 1 and 3
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Stephen Barnes

stoat - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Stuart, markfairbank

barney_edin - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with Robert

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

carlh - Lead O/S - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

Kazza91 - 2010

AndrewShanks - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/09 with Neil Morbey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/09

J1PEF - AltLd - Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/09

Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Lawrie Brand

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ally Fulton

Led p1, p3/p4. Oli led hardest p2.
odox - AltLd - 11/Jul/09 with Oli Warlow

oliwarlow - AltLd - 11/Jul/09 with Ian

Hidden - 08/Jul/09

lukehunt - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/09

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/09

jimsrankin - AltLd - Jun/09 with Liam & Adrian

great stuff. top of the grade.
GPN - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Annette

Led p1, George led p2 & 3 as one, led p4 (off pinnacle).
net - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with George

lead pitch 1 and 3
buddha1369 - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Simon B (OB)

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

cavemancolumbus - 2nd - Mar/09 with Tom

cavemancolumbus - 2nd - Mar/09 with Tom

KragKing - AltLd O/S - 2009

greenroom - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Christian Beck - AltLd O/S - 2009

finished up the finger crack for p3, then up and over he pinnacle.
andrew sandercock - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with jon armstrong

martrin - Lead - 19/Sep/08 with Sarah Kekus

Very nice climbing up the corner, a pushy wee hvs.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Tim Cross

beegsyboy - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Andy

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Lee Bonner

jfreeman - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Simon Robinson

Lee Sheard - AltLd - 12/Jun/08 with Andy Hobson

simonr - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Jon Freeman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08

swmackey - AltLd - Jun/08 with TJ

Hidden - 26/May/08

nice
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd O/S - 17/May/08 with Big Ian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08

Wow sustained
Christopher Williamson - 03/May/08 with Matt Sleightholme

Hidden - 2008

sgl - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Konnie

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

I did 1 and 3 pitch
dobrek - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Simon K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/07

Led the 5a pitch
bawjaws - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Pigeonjim, Martin Riddell

Ewan did the 5a pitch :D Great rotue
pigeonjim - AltLd rpt - 01/Sep/07 with Ewang, Pimp Imp

nakedave - AltLd - Sep/07

nakedave - AltLd - Sep/07

Led the 5a pitch and it was awesome...just kept on coming. (4b, 5a, 4c, 4a)
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/07 with James Thacker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07

tomhull - AltLd - Aug/07 with dave thornley

Full on route, it just keeps coming!(Pitch 2)
mark4344 - Lead - 07/Jun/07 with Matt Payne

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Nigel Jenkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/07

tom.e - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Claire

kevg - AltLd - 28/Apr/07 with Cam,Paul

Led first pitch.
Si dH - AltLd rpt - 07/Apr/07 with Tom and Neil

joe king - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/06 with rob coles

Nice route top end for its grade, or iam i just unfit?
IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Robeverybody

would have been nice if i wasnt so tired
rob askew - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with IanJackson

biggianthead - 14/Jun/06 with HT

Led all except 1st pitch, variation on top-out due to queue on Troutdale Pinnacle. Awesome main pitch.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Robin Macintosh

ended up on this by a fabulous error as it was a great climb
Heather Davies - AltLd - 02/Jun/06 with James Noble

jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 06/May/06 with Steph

mikekeswick - Lead O/S - May/06 with tommy

ewen - AltLd O/S - 2006

rob.grafton - Lead - 2006

Graham Iles - Lead - 06/Aug/05 with Jo

malc - AltLd rpt - 24/Jul/05 with Paul S

ArnaudG - AltLd - 17/Jul/05 with Jon

LP pitch 2 and 4 Se pitch 1 and 3
climbalive - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/05 with mike norbury

Ian Hinkins - AltLd - 06/Jul/05

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/05

mol - AltLd - 23/Apr/05 with James Wasiak

Chriswynn - 2005 with Ben Soffe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/04

steveP - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/04

malc - Lead - 22/May/04 with GP

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 19/May/04 with Tim Morozzo

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 10/May/04 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - AltLd - 10/May/04

climbtim - AltLd - 21/Apr/04

DanT - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/04 with Steve Pettit

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/03

John Kettle - AltLd - 2003

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2003 with Rick Graham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/02

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/Apr/02 with cliff brown

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/01

Stone Muppet - Lead dnf - 2001

Hidden - 2001

BlueJohn - AltLd - 2000 with JohnnyM

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

climbtim - AltLd - 2000

steve prior - AltLd - Jul/99 with Andy C

Bug - 2nd - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

rurp - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Oct/97

mikej - AltLd - 03/Aug/97 with Nick Salmon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1997

steviewindsurf - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Bill Batson

EddieA - AltLd O/S - Sep/95 with Simon W

Hidden - Lead - Jul/95

David Smith - AltLd - 05/May/95

Lead p2 & p3
stewart murray - AltLd O/S - 1995 with Steve Penrice

biggianthead - 12/Jun/94 with C

NickJH - 1994

alkira - 30/Oct/93 with harvey mullen

biggianthead - Jun/92 with HT

Great fun route - I like jamming.
allmag - Lead - 17/May/92

Hidden - 04/May/92

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/92

Hammy - AltLd - 11/Apr/92 with Andy Coleman

whispering nic - Lead - 28/Apr/91 with noj

babymoac - AltLd - 27/Aug/89 with Dave Scott

Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/89

neil3965 - 30/Apr/88 with Bill McCrae

Hidden - 1985

Hammy - AltLd - 24/Apr/82 with Rob Lawson, Fai Kwong

Hidden - AltLd - 1981

Hidden - 1981

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/78 with Jim Worthington

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1978 with .?, FMC

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 17/Jul/76 with Andy Brown

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
CM1992, Rog Wilko, sleeplessjb, Dan Geh, Mercedes, kato'sdad, LittleJoe, Alkis, Ian Jones, melvin, George Bassant, execlimber, Warren Earle, gilldando

Voting
Total votes cast 219
hard E10 of 78
E10 of 78
easy E15 of 78
hard HVS60 of 78
HVS13 of 78
easy HVS0 of 78
hard VS0 of 78
VS0 of 78
easy VS0 of 78
hard 5b0 of 76
5b0 of 76
easy 5b29 of 76
hard 5a33 of 76
5a14 of 76
easy 5a0 of 76
hard 4c0 of 76
4c0 of 76
easy 4c0 of 76
3 Stars58 of 65
2 Stars7 of 65
1 Star0 of 65
0 Stars0 of 65
Bag of .....0 of 65
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Soloed
Lead
Followed
Alt Leads
Unknown
Climbed
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean rpt
dogged
dnf