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Sweatyman** HVS 5a

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[Contemplating handtraversing the lip on Sweatyman., 2 kb]26m. A devious classic with a weird finish. Pull rightwards onto the wall from a recess then climb cracks to a small but good ledge below the upper face (belay recommended here). Pull up to the break then move left to the arete. Move up and left again then crawl through the horizontal slot to an exposed exit on the front face. Told you it was weird. © ROCKFAX
Very soft at the grade, but massively entertaining.

Ticklists: Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Faves.

Photo: Contemplating handtraversing the lip on Sweatyman. © Bloke on a Rope
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Great climb. Do not under estimate the lower part off the climb. No good for short people after the ledge.
dangmtb - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with richnorgate

DaveInPortwood - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

Climbster - 2nd β - 02/Jun/13 with Ian

Great lead by Helen
PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Helen Fawcett

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Jun/13

Nice route, considered hand traversing the break but decided to get stuck in instead for the full experience!
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Matt

melonmike - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Jack Rotheram, Nick

nic42 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with jack r, mike

Epic ledge faff
BenedictIEP - Lead β - 01/May/13 with Vicky Jennings

Frank the Husky - 2013

Plenty of exposure stepping round on to the nose at the top..!!
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Dave

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Luke Donaldson

First HVS. Great fun and just scary enough. Spent a minute or two on the "man up" ledge. "This is where you look to the left, then the right and then decide to man up" - Haydn. "Go on, treat yourself to a quickdraw" - Haydn.
thedatastream - Lead β - 13/Jun/12 with Haydn

Jame's first proper HVS.
Hardonicus - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/12 with James Pawson

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with mik

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Graeme

Great climbing :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Jim

vix - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/11 with Lucy, Haydn

Led second pitch
thetradlad - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Harry Thorpe

Really good fun, led first pitch
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Jake Lodge

Almost got my foot stuck in the initially ledge. + I still hate that second ledge move...
Alex Thompson - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/11 with Vix

So much fun. Removal of helmet mid traverse, got very wedged.
vix - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Alex

Hugely exposed and great fun.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Ross

with a CAM rescue
climbing_rocks1983 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Kieran, Petey

How do you reach the break from the ledge? We used combined tactics.
MeMeMe - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Andy

First HVS.
grubes - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

Hardonicus - Lead rpt - 28/May/10 with nick a

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08

Hardonicus - Lead rpt - 03/May/08

Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Haydn Martin + Jonny Owen

Roget - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/99

And again seconded Dave Fooks 9/9/2012
charlesmfrench - Lead - 12/Sep/81

David Smith - 1975

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, JoeMortimer_Trad, dangmtb, Graham C, Deezel65, Hidden

Total votes cast 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 36 (2.8%)
Lead19 of 36 (52.8%)
Followed10 of 36 (27.8%)
Alt Leads3 of 36 (8.3%)
Unknown3 of 36 (8.3%)

'Climbed'5 of 36 (13.9%)
clean O/S22 of 36 (61.1%)
clean β4 of 36 (11.1%)
clean rpt5 of 36 (13.9%)