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Tales of Greek Heroes*** 6b+

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35m. Starts from the gully down and right from The13th Labour of Hercules. A long sustained pitch up the vague groove in the grey rib which bounds the main Spartacus cave. 35m exactly. Take care when lowering off. © ROCKFAX
Dave Musgrove, Keith Morgan, Angela Soper May/2006
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/14

Yep 70m just reaches!
migs493 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/14 with RS

Julie Carroll - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/13 with Dan Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/13

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/13 with Mark w, loundsy

Hidden - Lead - 18/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/13

matiamallia - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with pawelgregorczyk

galerito - Lead β - 20/Sep/13 with pawelgregorczyk

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/13 with Ros M

givemetea - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/13 with Rachel Somerville

3 Names - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Dan Hancock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/13

John Nuttall - 25/Apr/13 with Andy

Great long route
martroberts - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/13

rxmac - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/13

DannyK - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/12 with Katie

apd - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with J Smith, evanofthefell

awesome long pitch of climbing, never desperate but continually interesting and just keeps on going! well worth 3 stars.
James S - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with evan, gem

1 fall then finished it off
Katex - Lead dog - 09/Sep/12 with Lucy Bland

Steve Hillier - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Adam booth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

Pleased to repeat this and do it clean. Still found it sustained, despite making sure I took the various good rests.
Andy Clarke - Lead rpt - 06/May/12 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/12

Really enjoyed this. Nice and sustained. 70m rope WASN'T long enough - although would have been with better ropework (route zigzags).
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/12

mike reed - 2012

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Gordon Jenkin

Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

No stamina left! 3 months of no climbing is not good preparation for long routes.
Richard_Lowe - Lead dog - 14/Oct/11 with Diane Lowe

thomasburley - Lead RP - 19/Sep/11 with Garth

marky - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Sharon

ewen - 27/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10 with jacquie robinson

very long and very good fun
georgel - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/10 with morgan

Fairly steady with one tricky section.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Kaly 2010 posse

Superb long route; had a 'mountain' feel to it. Lots of small pinches and layaways, making for interesting sequence finding. Unlike anything else at Spartacus.
jonnybull - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Lizzie

richardhopton - Lead - 23/Jul/10 with Olga Leszynska

Messed up the crux reach when I opted to pinch a damp tufa and slid off. Bugger.
Andy Clarke - Lead dog - 17/May/10 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/10

Katya - Lead dog - 12/May/10 with Bryony

jordanmatthewdavies - Lead RP - Mar/10 with Rory King

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - 2010

First 6b+
Ade7 - Lead RP - 12/Nov/09 with Liz

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Nov/09

LeahJamie - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/09 with Kwan

Ade7 - TR dog - 10/Nov/09 with Liz

kylieo - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/09 with Phil

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/09 with Jen McKenzie

Diane Lowe - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/09 with Richard Lowe

Richard_Lowe - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/09 with Diane Lowe

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

ace
Dangerous Dave - Lead β - 17/Oct/08 with Dan Richardson

IceBun - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08 with John Wilson

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/08

bencarpenter - Lead β - 15/Sep/07 with Alan Higham

To get the belay in on Thermopylae
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 26/May/07 with Keith Morgan

keefe - Lead - 09/Oct/06 with Tansy

Dave Musgrove - Lead β - May/06 with Keith Morgan, Angela Soper

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Style of ascent

Lead56 of 66 (84.8%)
Followed4 of 66 (6.1%)
Toproped1 of 66 (1.5%)
Unknown5 of 66 (7.6%)

'Climbed'12 of 66 (18.2%)
clean O/S38 of 66 (57.6%)
clean β4 of 66 (6.1%)
clean rpt3 of 66 (4.5%)
clean RP4 of 66 (6.1%)
dogged5 of 66 (7.6%)