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Vulcan Wall*** HVS 5a

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[Looking Down Vulcan Wall, 3 kb]66m, 3 pitches. Climb the cracks up the slabby face just right of Spock.Start on rock ledge below slab. 1(23m)5a Climb up left hand side of slab to ledge(block).Move up to ledge(5m)higher on left. 2(26m)5a Continue by a line of cracks to a small ledge on the right. 3(18m)4c Rising left traverse gains better holds. (the crack directly above belay is Chambre Finish E2 5c)
H.MacInnes,D.U.Temple,I.S.Clough 1957

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 86 logbooks, and on 41 wishlists.

danimal88 - 2nd - 15/Sep/14 with Dougy, Finlay

Lead 2nd pitch
dougs1232 - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14 with Dan, Finlay Wild

no pushover. excellent
peter.herd - AltLd - 24/Jul/14 with Steve A

Led 1st and 3rd this time round, felt harder!
Captain Solo - AltLd rpt - 18/Jul/14 with Cal

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/14

Hainsy - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/14 with Ed Venables

Took the long second pitch. Chickened out of the E2 direct.
Edvenables - AltLd O/S - Jun/14 with Andrew Hainsworth

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/14

Led P2. A fine route in on a superb wall of rock.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 28/May/14 with Mike Tempest

Good, but not as good as Spock. 2-3 stars?
samwillo - Lead - 28/Apr/14 with Marianne Lalli

Chris Hind - AltLd - 10/Jul/13 with Bry

Bry - AltLd - 10/Jul/13 with Chris Hind

fantastic route. Varied and intricate climbing, but vary stiff for the given grade I thought. Finding a good belay at the top takes a while as well as it being midgy hell up there!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Claire

Liam Ingram - Lead β - 09/Jun/13 with Catrin Nichols

catrin289 - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Liam Ingram

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

A good climb, but wouldn't give it four stars - maybe two?! Acually enjoyed the top pitch of Shangri-La much more. Best to take the "optional belay" the guidebook mentions below the Chambre Finish i think too.
freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Colin Duncan

roberto18 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/12

Led P1 & P3. Great route and fairly sustained at the grade.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Eleri

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

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/12

great end to a great day, seems to have about 6 cruxes! brilliant
tomdude - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with marie

Fell off on P1 but really enjoyed it!
marie_p - 2nd - 03/Jun/12 with Tom

Brutally cold. Straight up by the chambre finish.
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Neil Adams

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 27/May/12 with Ian H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12

Hol - pitches 1 and 3. Me - pitch 2. Great route.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12 with Holly Adamthwaite

I led pitch one and Jonnie led the second
LibS - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with Jonnie Williams

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with Libby

Led p2 to the ledge. Alejandro then found the much bigger ledge 2m higher when tackling p3...
Thoms6974 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12 with Alejandro

Pretty tricky and sustained.
Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Dan Moore

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/12

Excellent climb, with great gear. My first multi-pitch HVS.
K Wall - Lead - 02/May/11 with Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

1 big pitch. Excelent
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Russ Birkett

Russell Birkett - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Dave Cowan

IceBun - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Pete Benson

Hidden - 2011

Seymore Butt - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Lead first pitch then abbed off due to poor weather. First pitch felt hard, although crack was a bit slimy and starting to lose feeling in my fingers. To be continued........
monsteratt - Lead dnf - 02/Aug/10 with Ben Hills

peter fetlar - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with julie

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/10

Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Rozzy

Lead both pitches. Best route of the holiday. Felt completely out there. 4* without doubt. Rusty old piton and loose boulders for a belay. Guidebook says it's a mild HVS but felt like the hardest HVS I've ever done. I wouldn't have hesitated to give it E1 5b. The cracks were wet though so perhaps that made it feel harder?
Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Ali

Ali H - 2nd - 03/Jun/10 with Glyn

radioshed - 2nd - 24/May/10

jev - Lead O/S - May/10 with HWUMC

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2010 with blair fyffe

Johann - 2010

jonka - AltLd - Sep/09 with mark

mark sadler - AltLd - Sep/09 with john

pimpy - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Ferdia

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Pimpy

dave o - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Julia H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09

mikemartin - 2nd - 12/May/09

joe larner - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/08

Captain Solo - AltLd - 27/Jul/08 with Mark

decs - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Scotty and Kuba

burto - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with calum

Led first and third pitches.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 27/May/08 with Jamie Goodwin

strait up the crack, good climbing. Horrible top out onto a scree slope. Bad wind made communicaton impossible
s0458892 - AltLd O/S - May/07 with Becky

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Gudge - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Gareth Hughes

Lone Rider - 2000

colinthrelfall - Lead - 1999 with calean logan, paddy

Chad123 - 1998 with Will

phardman - Lead - 01/Jun/97 with Mark Kendrick, Muir Morton

great route!
brianrunner - AltLd - 1996 with keith davidson

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/94

babymoac - Lead - 04/Jul/92 with Howard

biggianthead - 31/May/92 with C

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

AlanLittle - Lead - 15/Jun/84 with Christine Jones, Dave Hall

Mark Kemball - 30/May/83 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

Hidden - 1983

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 14/Sep/80 with Neil Wilson

neil3965 - AltLd - 09/Sep/80 with Bruce Kerr

Pedro50 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/78 with Wil Hurford

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Voting
Total votes cast 94
hard E10 of 32
E11 of 32
easy E13 of 32
hard HVS9 of 32
HVS18 of 32
easy HVS1 of 32
hard VS0 of 32
VS0 of 32
easy VS0 of 32
hard 5b0 of 32
5b1 of 32
easy 5b7 of 32
hard 5a14 of 32
5a10 of 32
easy 5a0 of 32
hard 4c0 of 32
4c0 of 32
easy 4c0 of 32
3 Stars29 of 30
2 Stars1 of 30
1 Star0 of 30
0 Stars0 of 30
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Style of ascent

Lead20 of 86 (23.3%)
Followed9 of 86 (10.5%)
Alt Leads44 of 86 (51.2%)
Unknown13 of 86 (15.1%)

'Climbed'43 of 86 (50.0%)
clean O/S40 of 86 (46.5%)
clean β1 of 86 (1.2%)
clean rpt1 of 86 (1.2%)
dnf1 of 86 (1.2%)