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The Cotter HVS 5a

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[Audrey Seguy on The Cotter, 2 kb]Take the right arete of the central blocky recess and the thin crack directly above it on holds that are generally disappointing. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 139 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

etrillaud - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

SPD224 - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with Martin Smith

masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 21/Oct/12 with James O

Ace, did it again. Rather hard still
James Oswald - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/12 with Masa

chrisbussell - 2nd - 11/Sep/12 with Tim O'Neill

alex thackway - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with Dave m

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12

Jim Malo - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/12 with Barry, Deborah

fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/12 with jim, deborah

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

jshields - Lead - 08/Aug/12 with Roman Jivkov

Lost confidence on the last big move and had "a moment". Not as hard as I thought it was when I finally comitted to it.
Stoff - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12 with gpcomps

gpcomps - 2nd - 14/Jul/12 with Chris Bridgland

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 09/Jul/12 with loundsy

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/12

RichyBOYY - Lead - 26/Jun/12 with Arthur parker

Excellent, rested near the top coz I was unaccountably scared, silly.
LakesWinter - Lead - 12/Jun/12 with Mr Harvey, Cake

Cake - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/12 with Mr Harvey, Matt

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/12

MartinPL - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 28/May/12 with Andrew

pauldr - 02/May/12

A bit of punch for the grade?
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Doug S

Hidden - 2nd β - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Malc

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Feb/12

PAJames - 2012

David Qualtrough - 2012

pretty solid at HVS. Doesn't let up at all.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/11 with Kyle Wood

Mr. K - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/11 with James Oswald

Mr. K - 2nd rpt - 23/Oct/11 with James Oswald

slacky - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Andes, Gary

mattorford - Lead - 17/Sep/11

Gina_2 - 2nd - 17/Sep/11

Jack00 - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/11

HVS 5b as in the rockfax guide is nearer the mark, relentless and hard. the big overhanging rock next door disguises the not insignificant overhang on this
PaulWatson - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/11 with Paul

Thought i had it in the bag, then the end got me, no way this is 5a..
fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 13/Aug/11 with Mikael, liv_the_div

andybirtwistle - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with Mark Elwell, Keith Lonsdale

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/11

shouter - 2nd - 12/Jul/11

alex thackway - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Ian c

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with P.Murdy

pmurdy - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11 with Ollie Burrows

Chris_barr - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Chris Lockyer

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/10

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Dylan Kenworthy

Souljah - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Andi T

chrisbussell - 2nd - 14/Sep/10 with Tim O'Neill

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

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 12/May/10 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

monsteratt - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Ben Hills

mark20 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

climbing_rocks1983 - Lead RP - 11/Apr/10 with Kieran

cold and damp, not sure how i stayed on, bravado, encouragement and a good runner helped
Pilch - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/09 with Ed

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Steve Ramsden

PilarMartinez - Lead dog - 20/Sep/09 with TheCherokee

Tough and stays tough all the way up
LakesWinter - Lead dnf - 02/Sep/09 with Cake

Difficult top moves
Cake - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/09 with Matt

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with john swan, adam spong, tony bowles, farrow, lachie, davina budd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09

willjh - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/09 with David Spencer

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - 08/Jul/09

Rampikino - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with Cat

"...the thin crack diectly above it on holds that are generally dissapointing" so true, climbed by mistake thinking it was the Riffler
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Rob

max_chan - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Lou

tommytwotone - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Nigel

tri-nitro-toulumne - Lead dog - 06/Apr/09 with Tom Crane

Lewis Andrew - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/09

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/09 with Ollie

keith leonard - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/08

chrisbussell - 2nd - 08/Oct/08 with Tim O'Neill

catblack - 2nd - Sep/08 with rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08

Stig - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hard, steep and technical. A decent route! **
Stig - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with Joe

jcurley - 2nd - 29/May/08 with James

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/08 with Alan Royle

Hidden - Lead - 16/Feb/08

Jim Walton - 2008

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2008 with dave

scullymammoth - Lead dnf - 30/Dec/07 with Dave Lumb

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/07

shit climb
Benwa - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/07 with Alex Hyslop

Hidden - Lead - Sep/06

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/06 with Adam Carless

adam carless - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/06 with Nick Smith - UKC

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/06 with mark richardson

alicia - 2nd - 31/Mar/06 with Fiend

UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Si dH - Lead dog - 18/Aug/05 with Karl Walton

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/05 with Cider Nut

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

PenJD - Lead dog - 27/Jun/05 with Ruth Smitton

Hidden - 2005

Adam Potter - 2nd - 06/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/04

Had tried to lead it - took 2 rests - harder than it looks
Chris the Tall - TR - Apr/04 with Ian Fones

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/03

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd - Jun/03 with Thea Williams

shoulders - Lead - 05/Apr/03 with alexis

Jon Pilling - 2nd O/S - Apr/03 with steve prescott

Jon Greengrass - 2003

Hidden - Solo - Sep/02

dan gibson - Lead O/S - Sep/02

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/02 with Jim

Hidden - Solo rpt - 26/May/02

What an Epic! I shouldn't have climbed this as I wasn't strong enough or experienced enough, but I saw it and wanted to climb it!
thetourist - Lead dog - 25/Aug/01

Budge - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/01 with Carl Tiivas

Marin lead
CrashMat Rob - 2nd - 12/Aug/00 with Miles, Martin Whelan, Nicky

Nick Smith - UKC - Lead - 07/Jul/00 with Mark Stevenson

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/00

Roget - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/00

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/99

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 17/May/98 with Nicky

Karl Bromelow - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/97

ChrisJD - Lead - Aug/96 with ChrisC

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 23/Aug/95 with Mick--

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/93

nigehughes - Lead - Mar/90 with Dave Watts

Andy Say - Solo - 01/Oct/89

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/87 with Pete Finklaire

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 1980

Nigel Bond - Lead - 12/Mar/78 with Tony Cuddy

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Aug/76 with Al Baker

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Aug/76 with Al Baker

rogerskews - Apr/72 with Keith Jenkins

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Voting
Total votes cast 61
hard E10 of 22
E10 of 22
easy E11 of 22
hard HVS15 of 22
HVS6 of 22
easy HVS0 of 22
hard VS0 of 22
VS0 of 22
easy VS0 of 22
hard 5b0 of 22
5b0 of 22
easy 5b9 of 22
hard 5a12 of 22
5a1 of 22
easy 5a0 of 22
hard 4c0 of 22
4c0 of 22
easy 4c0 of 22
3 Stars0 of 17
2 Stars4 of 17
1 Star12 of 17
0 Stars1 of 17
Bag of .....0 of 17
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 139 (5.0%)
Lead73 of 139 (52.5%)
Followed47 of 139 (33.8%)
Toproped1 of 139 (0.7%)
Unknown11 of 139 (7.9%)

'Climbed'54 of 139 (38.8%)
clean O/S55 of 139 (39.6%)
clean β1 of 139 (0.7%)
clean rpt12 of 139 (8.6%)
clean RP1 of 139 (0.7%)
dogged12 of 139 (8.6%)
dnf4 of 139 (2.9%)