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Comes the Seth HVS 5a

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20m. The obvious hanging slab left of The Conning Tower. Interesting, solid, well protected climbing. Start a little way up the muddy gully at a block below and right of a cave entrance. Climb cracks up to the overlap and gain the slab by a tricky leftward move. Make a couple of delicate moves rightwards along the bottom of the slab to gain the obvious left-rising crack. Climb this for a few awkward moves until a tasty rockover, utilising an obvious side pull, gains a standing position in the crack. Climb the rest of the slab on good edges and finish up the arête.
M Davies/S Coombes 07/Oct/2007
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Lovely climb on pretty solid rock for the 'cave!
callans - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Katie Preston

katiep - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Callan

Scuzlebut - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Gregor

Echna - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Rich

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/14

BBEENN - TR - 18/Aug/14

upontop - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/14 with Chris

Bit scrappy in the middle but made it.
marsden.d.paul - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Phil AMC

91dave - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Sarah Woodrow

Cameron had to tell me to get back on the line when I veered a little left. Didn't feel too bad, though.
trwolfe13 - 2nd β - 29/Jun/14 with Cameron Hall

cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Tom Wolfe

Pintsize - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Dave Arthur

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/14

felixizzy - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

tough climb, wet holds, crumbly rock, fell near the top after right hand hold blown, big fall, 5 stitches in my knee and damaged ligaments in ankle... bugger! but lucky my gear held!
the ant hill mob - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/14 with Jessica Crump

sheelba - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

Tristypants - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Helen Eden

riddle - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/13 with Zaheer Durrani

warm up route, really grotty rock but otherwise ok.
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

gjh - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

shim - 2nd - Aug/13

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13

Wire slots not secure and so takes cams much better on slab
mick1jones - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Mike Guttridge

Fun fun fun! Very HVS unusual for the quarry!
Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/13

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with tom thomb

thomb - Lead - 18/Jun/13 with Kat

beth_may - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with Will Pope

becoming-stranger - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Beth Mc

Maxim2023 - 2nd - May/13 with Kate Tarrant

kate tarrant - Lead O/S - May/13

ruaidh - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Nigel

James26 - 2nd - 04/Sep/12

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/12 with Clare

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Ally, Rob

First time I've used my nut key to excavate placements - bit of a shock after Rob's Crack.
Bobling - Lead - 11/Aug/12 with Alan, Ali

In the rain. Not pleasant!
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 17/Jun/12 with Shunt

good slab and crack,nice moves
tomshanti - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/12 with Luke Partridge

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 06/May/11 with Helen S

well scary - gear seemed worryingly sparse with some thin moves!
hms - Lead O/S - 06/May/11 with Brian

To decide between 5a and 5b. Still can't tell. Genuinely on the cusp.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 01/May/11 with Shunt

Hidden - Lead - May/11

HVS+ 5a/b
James Moyle - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Carole Standing

cas smerdon - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with James Moyle

nice route - more 5a
evhall - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Fletch

Nice route with a serious feel. Interesting moves in places.
Andyh83 - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/11

HVS 5a seems spot on.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Shunt

On first attempt bottled it on the slab went left and disloged loads of rocks don't belay in the gully rock fall hurts!!!!. Tom led clean I seconded
blum - Lead dnf - 2011 with Tom Starks

First ascent.Cleaned shit off on abseil.Benchmark E0
The Pylon King - Lead β - 07/Oct/07 with Sarah C

bpmclimb - Lead β - 07/Oct/07 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/07

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Voting
Total votes cast 45
hard E10 of 17
E10 of 17
easy E10 of 17
hard HVS7 of 17
HVS8 of 17
easy HVS2 of 17
hard VS0 of 17
VS0 of 17
easy VS0 of 17
hard 5b0 of 13
5b0 of 13
easy 5b0 of 13
hard 5a5 of 13
5a8 of 13
easy 5a0 of 13
hard 4c0 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 15
2 Stars0 of 15
1 Star14 of 15
0 Stars1 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 53 (1.9%)
Lead28 of 53 (52.8%)
Followed20 of 53 (37.7%)
Toproped4 of 53 (7.5%)

'Climbed'15 of 53 (28.3%)
clean O/S25 of 53 (47.2%)
clean β3 of 53 (5.7%)
clean rpt6 of 53 (11.3%)
dogged2 of 53 (3.8%)
dnf2 of 53 (3.8%)