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The Armchair* HVS 5a

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The huge left-leaning corner is a fantastic line. The initial wall is hard and committing. Start on a block at the left side of a black wall that leads up into the base of the corner. 36m. From the block, step onto the black wall and climb it on diminishing holds to eventually enter the base of the main corner. Climb the excellent corner-line all the way to an easing near the top and finish up the steep black corner on good holds. This pitch can easily be split at a good stance (the 'Armchair') midway up the main corner. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 112 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/14

very wet
ian d f - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/14 with David Brock, Steve Robinson

stevorobs3 - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/14 with David Brock, Ian Faulkner

jcw - 2014

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Chris Ackroyd

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Ted Roggers

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/May/13

Knackered! The bottom section of Beaker Route followed by the top section of The Armchair.
jhb0510 - 2nd O/S - 28/May/13 with Steve Seale

oakapple - Lead O/S - 13/May/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2013

Nick Biven - 2013

Nice, but wet
fraserbarrett - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/12

Really nice route that just keeps going. The crack was a bit wet in places
katiep - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Alex Banks

Great climb with a technical but enjoyable start.
AlexanderRyanBanks - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Katie Preston

Got through the polished stuff at the bottom and then a stupid slip. Gear is good from the 'beaker' onwards and its a great climb.
Dilwat - Lead dog - 21/Sep/12 with Pete

without wires!
gowla - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/12 with Keith Mitchell

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Duncan Dunbar

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12

a little wet in places. exit involved humping a brain-shaped shrubbery
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12 with Geoff Pyatt, Gavin Oliver

groliver26 - 2nd - 06/Jun/12 with Jon Ridley

quite wet, felt sustained and difficult, took a long time, bold at the start
Stewart Armstrong - Lead - 03/Jun/12 with Steve Westwood

Dripping wet in the middle section. Also birds nest with eggs in the armchair.
arandall - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Wendy Matthews

was a little wet and dripping :)
Wendy Watthews - 2nd dog - 06/May/12 with arandall

wojtt - Lead O/S - 2012

Jo Nosworthy - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with mark Agne

gowla - Lead β - 13/Sep/11 with tom maunder

Dave Heaton - Lead - 23/Jun/11 with Jake Nichol

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

oooeese - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with josh daymond

ben bowry - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with Matthew Murphy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

lead 1st pitch! good route!
Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 25/May/11 with Jeremy

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11

It was a bit greasy.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Tony H

More polish than an army parade ground! Top route though, even if it was a little tricky. Of special note are the jackdraws who jumped out of the armchair cave where they are nesting and then "escorted" me to the top!
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Andyh83 - Lead - 12/Feb/11 with Erin

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with ollie b

A surprisingly good climb, should be done in one pitch, worth 2 stars and ample gear so no need for the flutter symbol in the new rockfax. Start holds are polished but positive
kevin stephens - Aug/10

Pitch 2
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10

Started to drizzle so ran the two pitches together to get out fast.
Tim M - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 04/Jul/10 with cheesesarnie

led first pitch to the 'Armchair' - which seemed to be an uncomfortable hanging belay shared with a large plant - more of a hanging basket really.
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Kafoozalem

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Maria

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Sarah Joyce

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

With Simon from France on BMC international meet.
Bobby Gilbert - 2nd rpt - 15/May/10 with Simon from France

Bobby Gilbert - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Paul Abram

top half of pitch was soaking wet, felt like hard E1.
Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10

Did the first pitch.
GarethHall - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Gary Wong

Led 2nd pitch, which was a wall of water! Thankfully juggy.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Gareth Hall

Seymore Butt - 2010

sparbus - AltLd - 21/Oct/09 with mike b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09

A slimy, polished and unpleasant, pumpy route. With woodlice!!
Mark_RMC - AltLd - 22/Aug/09 with Rob Smart

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/09 with Kris

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09

Got stuck on one move near the bottom as didn't see a foothold - otherwise clean.
briar4012 - 2nd dog - 18/Jun/09 with Marti

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09

mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Dave Spencer

Had to ab for some of the gear
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Sarah Baker

Did 1st picth of beaker route then traversed onto 2nd picth of Armchair...traverse was quite hard!
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with davenev

Started leading p2 but got a bit lost!!!! Luke to the rescue once again :)
davenev - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with luke

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/08

bfreeman - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Ben Lea

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Lisa Paling

lisapaling - 2nd dog - 10/May/08 with Toby Dunford

DeniseWootten - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Paul Hendry

The moves up to the "neck of the beaker" felt insecure and a bit bold. (BTW there's enough gear on P2).
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/07 with Clare

shoulders - Lead - 09/Aug/07 with dai

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/07

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with jim

Rob Kennard - 2007

wojt - Lead - 2007

Hedley - 2nd - 24/Aug/06 with Matt Burrows

leadmat - Lead - 2006

Bern - 2006

strenuous 1st pitch, virtually unprotected 2nd pitch
Different Steve - Lead - Sep/05 with Caroline Goldsworthy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Andy2 - 2005

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/04

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/03

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/03 with Pete Cleveland

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Dan

Steve Vincent - 2nd - 25/Aug/02

alex_th - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Royston Smith

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2002

rlrs - AltLd - 2001

Hidden - Jan/00

michael burrows - 2nd - 28/Jul/97 with steve swygart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/96

start up breaker route
colin milton - Lead dog - 15/Apr/95 with eric milton

NickJH - Lead - Aug/90 with D Townsend

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 27/May/90

Ashley Hold - 2nd - 07/Aug/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/87

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/87 with Tim Oakes

sadams - 2nd - 28/Jul/86 with Kevin Edwards

DDDD - 1986

keefe - 24/Aug/84

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/84

Hammy - Lead - 11/Aug/81 with Rob Lawson

Approx date
Nigel Coe - Lead - 12/Oct/80 with John Walmsley

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/80

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Voting
Total votes cast 87
hard E10 of 30
E10 of 30
easy E14 of 30
hard HVS15 of 30
HVS10 of 30
easy HVS1 of 30
hard VS0 of 30
VS0 of 30
easy VS0 of 30
hard 5b0 of 29
5b0 of 29
easy 5b5 of 29
hard 5a13 of 29
5a11 of 29
easy 5a0 of 29
hard 4c0 of 29
4c0 of 29
easy 4c0 of 29
3 Stars7 of 28
2 Stars11 of 28
1 Star8 of 28
0 Stars2 of 28
Bag of .....0 of 28
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 112 (0.9%)
Lead53 of 112 (47.3%)
Followed30 of 112 (26.8%)
Alt Leads17 of 112 (15.2%)
Unknown11 of 112 (9.8%)

'Climbed'39 of 112 (34.8%)
clean O/S62 of 112 (55.4%)
clean β2 of 112 (1.8%)
clean rpt2 of 112 (1.8%)
dogged7 of 112 (6.2%)