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Ann's Agony** HVS 5b

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[Lucy moving through the crux of Ann's Agony, 4 kb]Excellent first 5b as the crux is only a few feet off the floor. Quickly goes from a thuggy bouldery problem to a fine crack climb.

Photo: Lucy moving through the crux of Ann's Agony © johnjanuary
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 170 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Ian Ambrose - Lead - 2014

Had to clean three routes on a top rope on a cold windy day ... very nice climbing with an interesting wet start
GeorgeWoodward - TR O/S - 09/Oct/13 with luke harper

Dripping wet at the bottom undercut but once pulled through lovely and dry. superb route!
peter.ravenscroft27 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Alex Jones

aljones91 - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Peter Ravenscroft

foostu4 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/13

Max19 - Lead β - Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Adi Hooper - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Doug Lishman

Hidden - Lead - Jun/13

tomhull - Solo rpt - 26/May/13 with Liam Lonsdale

petekeron - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Chris Wright

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Mike

6aPunter - 2013

Pohil - Lead - 23/Oct/12

mshorter - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/12 with erika

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/12

Traversed in from left as bottom corner was dripping.
Ken Applegate - Lead - 19/Jun/12 with Alex Wheldon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Hard start, or at least I climbed it poorly. Easy after that. Nicks 1st HVS.
dprctr - 2nd β - 04/Jun/12 with Nick Pike

Sebastien Gastaud - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Sarah Bayley

Peter Metcalfe - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Dan, Dom Hall

kemprix - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

rested on second piece of gear. otherwise super duper climb
JanBella - Lead dog - 29/Mar/12

Burty21 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12

Tom Keaveny - Solo rpt - 26/Mar/12

what a route! loved the hard bit even seconding and falling of it. after that brilliant crack climb with great gear.
JanBella - 2nd - 22/Mar/12 with matt

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Mar/12

chris_B - Lead - 17/Mar/12 with Hamish Dunn

MarkRoe - 2nd rpt - 16/Nov/11

iwebster59017 - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Xavier Evans

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Smithy

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

Mongoose - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Heggie

seconded a week before
mfisher - Lead RP - 22/Aug/11 with Matthew Breakell

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/11

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Hans

matty123 - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with fish

Gatley - TR - 03/Aug/11

fi15 - 2nd - Aug/11 with paul horabin

tim newton - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with dom skerratt

The wet start didn't really make the route any harder
Conan - Lead - 26/Jul/11 with Clare A

Took a couple of attempts to work out the start but got there in the end. A nice route and don't be put off by the wet start.
ceaddiso - 2nd - 26/Jul/11 with Conan

traveresed in across the slab as the start was dripping wet
Matt Schwarz - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with Sally lisle

jimmatthews - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11 with simon kimber

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

Shaw Brown - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

markquest - Lead - 05/Jul/11 with stuart halford

Burly fun.
andrew sandercock - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

tom144807 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

duncman - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with joe spoor

domskezz - 2nd - Jul/11 with Tim Newton

Smithy Smith - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Craig Naylor

craig naylor - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11

Strenuous star then easy climbing to the top.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with James Rowe

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Dave Clarke

Klingon - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with John, Steve Kirkup

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/11

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

alaan - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Laura

This one was supposed to be a fairly straght-forward scramble to a chimney on an arete, but there was a loose flake which screwed the whole route. We had to traverse from the left,and traversing scares me. A mini-jug handhold broke and psyched me out. My traverse was too high and i had to climb back and rest/lose the fear. Chimney was fun once i got my boot in it. For me this was worse than the glass slipper just round the corner.
Jokon - TR O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Alistair Yarwood

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Mar/11

timf - 2011

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Anne Chevalier, Toby K

tobyk - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Anna, Adam Burt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Nigel Coe - Lead - 31/Aug/10 with Dick Hanson

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Tom

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd - 16/Aug/10 with Jonnie

Ed F - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/10 with Steven Andrews

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Joe

Pre-placed gear
riven - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Chriswallis2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with Sam

Toby B 1985 - Lead - 19/May/10

philboy - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with owen the cake

Gustav - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Matt G

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10

Cake - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with Phil B

tomhull - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Liam Lonsdale

liaml89 - 2nd β - 23/Apr/10 with Tom Hull

suffolknick - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/10 with clams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10

Had a bit of a mare on the bottom because there was a waterfall running down it! But once I was on the main part it was really nice climbing!!
a13x - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/10 with James Stokes

shaw016 - 2nd RP - 06/Feb/10 with Spence22

Spence22 - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Charlie

j_turner023 - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Wil

j_turner023 - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Wil

Duncan D - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - 2010

pudding - Lead O/S - Dec/09

Easier than it looks.
Conan - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with George

johniebriggs - TR - Jul/09

Fun!! Fairly strenuous start but the holds are there, just think about it. Bomber gear.
Batt - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with James Hoyes

Great fun! Crazy first move, then pretty simple going...
Ewan Richards - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Owen

Jack Shepherd - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Mike Martin

mikemartin - 2nd - 02/May/09

owenrhyswilliams - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Ewan

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - May/09 with liam

Calder - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Mark

Diggler - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Calder

troutbeck - Solo - 01/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

oliverthomp - 2nd - 27/Sep/08 with Richard Atkinson

cherad - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with oliver thompson

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

petegunn - Lead - 04/Jul/08 with Matt Reeve, Davina

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/08

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08 with Alexander

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/08

troutbeck - Solo - 11/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - TR - 08/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07

John Kettle - 2nd - 05/Jun/07

Peakphil - Lead O/S - 25/May/07

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

Nice climb, the first overhang is a fucker, just had to get the right angle of approacg...... nice!
Dom Foulds - Solo RP - 04/May/07

cem - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Graham Dolman

Rhiannon - TR - 14/Apr/07 with Stu

bigbenb - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/06

Hardest climb done thanks to some great belaying and advice from dave not bad for my 3 days climbing
simonfife - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Shaw Brown - Lead - 10/Jun/06 with Becks

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/06

GPN - Lead - 2006

Pete Graham - Lead - 2006 with Ted Rogers

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Andy S - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Heather

John Kettle - 2005

MaNimal - TR - 01/Aug/04 with Tony Gladstone

phardman - Lead O/S - 09/May/04

Hidden - Lead - May/04

datoon - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/03 with RC

Shaw Brown - Lead - 13/Jul/03 with youth meet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/03

unfit - Lead - 27/Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

NickJH - 2002

arose - Lead - Apr/01 with Tom Woodcock

adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/01 with Hoult

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/00

Hammy - 2nd - 27/Jun/00

Bob - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/00 with Steve Brock

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/00

PeteCheung - Lead - 1997 with Ian

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 01/Aug/91 with Dan Morgan

Hammy - 2nd - 15/Jun/89

Hidden - Solo - 09/Apr/89

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Voting
Total votes cast 58
hard E10 of 21
E10 of 21
easy E10 of 21
hard HVS4 of 21
HVS17 of 21
easy HVS0 of 21
hard VS0 of 21
VS0 of 21
easy VS0 of 21
hard 5c0 of 19
5c0 of 19
easy 5c0 of 19
hard 5b1 of 19
5b11 of 19
easy 5b5 of 19
hard 5a2 of 19
5a0 of 19
easy 5a0 of 19
3 Stars1 of 18
2 Stars15 of 18
1 Star2 of 18
0 Stars0 of 18
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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 170 (5.9%)
Lead83 of 170 (48.8%)
Followed60 of 170 (35.3%)
Toproped9 of 170 (5.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 170 (0.6%)
Unknown7 of 170 (4.1%)

'Climbed'76 of 170 (44.7%)
clean O/S81 of 170 (47.6%)
clean β3 of 170 (1.8%)
clean rpt4 of 170 (2.4%)
clean RP3 of 170 (1.8%)
dogged3 of 170 (1.8%)