Comes the Seth HVS 5a
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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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/14

crater - 2nd - 27/Oct/14 with steve

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14

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

zadurrani - Lead - 15/Sep/13 with riddle

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/11

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
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - 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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