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Brush Off** HVS 4c

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[Brush Off, Bleak How., 3 kb]A good route up the clean slabs to the left of the main buttress. Enjoyable climbing with adequate protection in the main but the last few moves are a little bit run out.

Ticklists: Best 25 BORROWDALE VS/HVS's.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 77 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13

robbo157 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

robbo157 - 2013

Em66 - 2013 with Mat

adamjeffs - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Justin Tracey - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Jon Crotty

Callum Anderson - 2012

tmawer - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Jaime Robertson

martrin - 2nd - 30/Jun/11 with Colin Smith

Route needs a clean, but the climbing is good. Protection is poor until about 9m up
UnkArl - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Uncle Bill, Dad

Bill led I seconded Karl came up after. Slab wasn't as bad as I though but still hard. Looked like nothing there but there was. Long walk off.
Connorsgrandad - 2nd β - 04/Jun/11 with Karl gregory, William Jackson

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/11

datoon - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with K

Wet!
rockrat - 2nd β - 13/Oct/10 with Rob Atkinson, Luke Jones

steady, mental boldness though - good work Tom
robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 01/Aug/10 with Tom

don't think i've ever had so many gear disappointments in one pitch! probably safe enough once halfway though. brilliant climbing though
tomdude - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with rob

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/10

Hidden - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/09

martrin - Lead - 09/Jul/09 with Adam Young

Felt bold and hard even for HVS 4c! A couple of 5a moves with poor gear.
Fatherof2 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Andy

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 07/Jun/08

martrin - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Sarah Kekus

Tom Eagle - Lead - 24/May/08 with Mario Yeomans

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/08

Andysomething - 2nd O/S - 21/May/08 with Ron Kenyon

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/07

Tom M Williams - 26/Aug/07 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/07

biggianthead - 06/Aug/06 with T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/06

bfreeman - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Jon & Chris Freeman, Dan Turner

ewen - Lead - May/06 with ian hinkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/05

steveP - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Chris Wynn

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with Fiend

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/01

Unless I'm blind, this is a seriously under-protected route. I'd give it E1 5a.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/01 with Debbie Wilkinson

joe king - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with simon ringrose

Hidden - 2001

delicate and absorbing
EddieA - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/00 with Jim F

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/00

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/00 with Chris

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/97

biggianthead - 06/Apr/96 with C

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1996 with Karen Ghiselli

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/95

agagsgrot - 2nd O/S - Jul/95 with Pete

biggianthead - May/94 with M

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 02/Aug/91 with Dan Morgan

Andy Say - Solo - 06/Jul/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/91

Hidden - AltLd - 1991

cam1401 - Lead O/S - Jun/90

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1990 with elliot blaylock

Hammy - Lead - 12/Jul/89 with Andy Coleman

Hidden - Lead - Jul/88

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - Jun/87

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 25/May/87 with David

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - Jun/86 with Nick Keekus

tapley - 2nd - 18/May/86 with John Sumner

Hammy - Lead - 20/May/85 with Penny Excel

Bob - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/84 with M. Lynch

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jun/84

steviewindsurf - 2nd O/S - 1981 with Mog, Mel Turnbull

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 23
hard E10 of 8
E10 of 8
easy E14 of 8
hard HVS0 of 8
HVS4 of 8
easy HVS0 of 8
hard VS0 of 8
VS0 of 8
easy VS0 of 8
hard 5a0 of 9
5a0 of 9
easy 5a3 of 9
hard 4c2 of 9
4c4 of 9
easy 4c0 of 9
hard 4b0 of 9
4b0 of 9
easy 4b0 of 9
3 Stars0 of 6
2 Stars4 of 6
1 Star2 of 6
0 Stars0 of 6
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 77 (5.2%)
Lead38 of 77 (49.4%)
Followed20 of 77 (26.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 77 (1.3%)
Unknown14 of 77 (18.2%)

'Climbed'44 of 77 (57.1%)
clean O/S30 of 77 (39.0%)
clean β2 of 77 (2.6%)
clean rpt1 of 77 (1.3%)