Chainsaw Massacre HVS 5b
[Topo Chainsaw Massacre area Chudleigh, 4 kb]This route tackles the short, steep and ugly protrusion on the left hand side of the lower face of the 'eeny-meeny-miny' buttress. The PR mentioned in the guide is missing which is unfortunate because the available gear is less than inspiring and the rock mostly held in place by habit. The best way to tackle the crux is to downclimb, strip your gear, and move to a more sensible route. That said it is a must for locals who have done all the other HVSs at Chudleigh; it will remind you why you should stick to those routes.

Photo: Topo Chainsaw Massacre area Chudleigh © Kafoozalem
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Nick Biven - 2014

Tom D - Solo - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

MrWiggles - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/13 with Ian Weaver

I probably drifted slightly to the left in the middle, possibly reducing the grade. Also I see what the poster said about the rock mostly being held in place by habit...
andrewmcleod - 2nd dnf - 10/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12

Climbing by headtorch - squeezed in one last climb before nightfall!
Katie Comer - TR O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Dan Cox

Popkids - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/11 with Baz & Kevin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11

berry - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Kafoozalem

Will Hodges - TR RP - 11/Aug/11 with Ja Cromwell

Angusmc - TR β - 09/Aug/11 with Will Hodges, Jay cromwell

Nice little warm up.
Popkids - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Baz

Julia belayed and then lowered me down to strip the gear.
Neil Rigiani - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/10 with Julia Wherrell

Thought we were doing Eeny, Escaped half way up
Paul1 - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/10 with Nicole

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/10

Stephen kingston - TR - 24/Apr/10 with Ade Lane

Ade Lane - TR - 24/Apr/10 with Stephen Kingston

dubs123 - Mar/10

harry40740 - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/10

Not as bad as suggested.
mike_tibbits - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/10

climber sim - 2009

Jack_F - 2009

tom169 - TR O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Jen

A must-do route.
Justin T - Lead β - 25/Jul/08 with Rich

not as bad as the route description makes out
misterb - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/08 with dave

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 19/Aug/07

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/02

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