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Mickledore Grooves*** VS 4c

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[Scafell 9 a.m. figures on Chartreuse and Mickledore Grooves., 2 kb]67m, 2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Scafell 9 a.m. figures on Chartreuse and Mickledore Grooves. © alan moore
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 128 logbooks, and on 59 wishlists.

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Kris

Dervey - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Rich

Chuffing hard start for a VS. Needed assistance from the big Perlon hold. Second pitch is delightful stuff.
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 04/Sep/14 with Liam

How can anyone say the second pitch is a disappointment?! It's the best pitch! Moves felt a little tricky but still around 4c, allot of it's on your toes. The slab particularly, on the second pitch felt exposed and protection was run out, I've climbed HVS's that felt easier to lead.
y2keable - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with John

Hidden - Jul/14

Climbed at night in the rain.
Pohil - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with SP

BoTTo - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with peter waiteshores

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

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

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

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Tim Ashlin

AJM - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Ali Baylay

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Led the fist pitch. Quality route.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Eefu Thong

Pitch 1
oliverk - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Alys

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/13

Brilliant climb! Pitch 2
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Piers Newton

pitch 1 lead
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Olly Roberts

EeFu - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Big Lee

danm - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with Greg

colin smith - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with Paul Cook

lead p2
colin milton - AltLd - 07/Jun/13 with shaun l

Justin Shiels - Lead - 07/Jun/13 with Chris

Rob Rocket - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Scott Ashworth

Hidden - 2013

rob16 - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with John Hubbard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/12

SnowdonGypsy - Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/12

Adi Hooper - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Tom M Greenwood

Ian Hinkins - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

martrin - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Sarah Kekus

zach.stone - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Peter Hill

theotherpetehill - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Zach Stone

Second pitch was great.
Sean Bell - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with James Dunn

Sheep on top ledge following day!!
Exodus - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with James T

What a treat. This route has it all - technical, airy, strenuous overhang, intricate slab sequence, wonderful positions all the way through. Cold in the shade though (note to self: dont forget belay jacket on the east buttress).
ruaidh - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Jonah

Led 2nd pitch.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Mark Boden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Chris lead firt pitch
vix - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Alex, chris

Led first pitch, couldn't feel my hands on the second it was so cold!
willworkforfoodjnr - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Alex Thompson, Vicky

Vix & Chris' leads. Decent climb, but ffffreezing waiting at the belay for Vix to finish.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Vix, Dreadlocks Chris

Led 2nd pitch
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Pete Horn

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Little B - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Simon

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Ann S

Wonderful quality route apart from the bastard start. Had to aid it after another climber dropped a sling for me to pull up on.
Ann S - 2nd - 26/Jun/10 with Adam

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/10

sgl - AltLd - 25/Jun/10 with viv

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

Hidden - 04/Jun/10

Loved the slab
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Andy B

Jonny led frist pitch of Fulcrum, then we drifted onto this.
ablackett - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Jonny Taylor

jl - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Penny

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Jun/09

Spence22 - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Jo

Led P2. Good route, but not the best of it's standard in the Lakes in my opinion.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/08 with Ben Robinson

nakedave - Lead - 26/Jul/08

jonka - AltLd - Jul/08 with degs

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/08

was going to lead the first pitch but chickened out of the 1st few moves and came down and then proceeded to do them on second without the batting of an eyelid, bugger. lovely climbing though.
andrew sandercock - 2nd β - 14/Jun/08 with jon armstrong

Hidden - Jun/08

Guy Wilson - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Byron Buck

Incredible route. One of contrasts; grooves at beginning followed byu exposed slab with fun crux.
Byronius Maximus - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Guy Wilson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/07

khawk - AltLd - Jul/06 with WH

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/06

GPN - AltLd - Aug/05 with Sam Clifford

Hard start, heart-stopping beginning to 2nd pitch.
JohnHutch - Lead - Jul/05 with SC

John Kettle - Lead - 2005

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

MaNimal - AltLd - 03/Aug/04 with Peter Metcalfe

First VS lead (P2)
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 02/Aug/04 with Matt Neale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/04

Pete Nugent - Lead - 10/Aug/03 with Rob Hodgkinson

Lead all of route
PenJD - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/03 with Jenny Edwards

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 21/Sep/02 with David Jones

Lakesben - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - Aug/01

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/01

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2001 with Rick Graham

mikej - AltLd - 22/Jul/00 with Nick Salmon

brianrunner - 2000

bullybones - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/99

Darragh - Jul/99 with Adrian

steve prior - AltLd - May/99 with Andy C

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/97

David Smith - Lead - 1996

Brilliant...
nickdonohue - AltLd - 06/Aug/95 with Helen ?

agagsgrot - 2nd O/S - Jul/95 with Pete

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

djmarko75 - AltLd O/S - Aug/94

Led pitch 1
stewart murray - AltLd - 07/Jun/92 with Martin Willey

Fabulous route
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/92 with Tony Tokarski

Hidden - AltLd - 1991

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/89

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - Jun/89

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 17/May/89 with Dan Morgan

Richard Weller - 22/May/88 with Paul Mavin

Dave Musgrove - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/84

biggianthead - Jun/84 with M

Bob - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/83

Hammy - AltLd - 18/May/80 with Rob Lawson

Chris Craggs - 1980

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/77

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jun/76 with Chris Newton and Paul thingy from Durham Uni.

Nigel Bond - Lead - 09/Jul/75 with Bob Windsor

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 1973 with John Barnett, Martin Crocker

Dave Westby - Lead - 1967 with JohnTattersall

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Voting
Total votes cast 111
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easy HVS2 of 39
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hard 5a0 of 37
5a1 of 37
easy 5a3 of 37
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 128 (3.9%)
Lead24 of 128 (18.8%)
Followed9 of 128 (7.0%)
Alt Leads62 of 128 (48.4%)
Unknown28 of 128 (21.9%)

'Climbed'74 of 128 (57.8%)
clean O/S52 of 128 (40.6%)
clean β1 of 128 (0.8%)
clean rpt1 of 128 (0.8%)