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Sea Breeze** HVS 5a

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[Pitch one, 3 kb]355m, 8 pitches. The natural line of the slab is bold and has a rather scrappy upper section, though there is also plenty of good climbing. Start at the toe of the buttress on top of a fallen flake. A much more amenable outing than its near neighbour. 1) 4+, 35m. Climb direct via scoops and grooves to a stance in a shallow corner - old bolt and nut belays. 2) 4+, 35m. Keep in the same line to a loose flake then traverse left to a belay at the base of crack up the right-hand side of a huge flake. 3) 5-, 50m. Climb the crack, past an old bolt, to its end then continue in the same line to a stance at the base of The Webster Arch - a large left-trending overlap. 4) 5, 45m. Climb the slab on the right to a stance. Alternately layback the flake (worth 5+ and watch the rope-work) then move right at its top to a stance. 5) 5-, 40m. Follow flakes and grooves (some grass) rightwards to a stance. 6) 4, 45m. Continue in the same line to a small stance at a white flake. 7) 4+, 45m. A friction slab leads to an overlap and above this things ease. Continue to ledges. 8) 3, 50m. Easy climbing leads up a dyke to the ledges above the slab. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Aug/12

Rained when two pitches up; abbed off.
Coel Hellier - AltLd dnf - 01/Aug/12 with Robert Durran

Lead p2 then started to rain when J got to top of p3 so retreated :( first proper slab climbing of trip and it rains!
Batt - AltLd dnf - 22/Jul/12 with James Hoyes

Abseiled off after pitch 3 following a light shower.
Hoyes - AltLd dnf - 21/Jul/12 with Rachel B

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/12

Mike led P1 then it started raining, after waiting a little we decided to abseil off, not wanting to get caught out higher up in another shower. A bit of a shame but the right decision i think.
Dan Lane - AltLd dnf - 21/Jul/12 with Mike Tempest

ColinD - AltLd - Jul/12 with Seth Barber

Scary! Spitting with rain from halfway up. Must have gone the wrong way on the penultimate pitch because I thought at least n6. Rain started in earnest as we topped out. Didn't find the suggested gully for descent: came down the one right next to the crag (anchors in place) which slowly turned into a waterfall... A fairly emotional day out! Felt much harder than Vestpillaren!
chris_B - Lead - 21/Jul/11 with Lou Atkin

Excellent slab climbing. Pitch 7 is hardest (5+ and at least 5a if not 5b) and seepage had to be worked around when we did it
Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Ian Bradley, Conan Harrod

Excellent slab climbing with great views. Pitch 7 is the crux with a delicate runout section.
Conan - AltLd - 12/Jul/11 with Ian Bradley, Ken Taylor

John Tanner - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Ben Corbey

first few pitches were ok. higher pitches were serious due to poor gear, belays and loose rock in places. descent was okay -NOTE we did not abseil the route.
brockers - AltLd - 29/Jul/09 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/09

HIGHTOWER - AltLd - 22/Jul/09 with Patch

Very windy, long run outs in a few places.
csab1978 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Ole Christian Fredrikson

Joris.Roulleau - AltLd - Jul/09 with Peter Shone

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/07

Pitches 3 and 4 were pretty nice, the lower 2 were vague rambling up a slab, the upper 4 were toss! the ab descent was pretty grotty!
Mattyk - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Ali K

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Total votes cast 24
hard E10 of 8
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easy E12 of 8
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