In The Gallery* HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
A worthwhile pitch that is high in the grade. Start below a very thin crack right of the start of Gneiss Gnome.
Climb the crack past a quartz band to a ledge and flake. Move off of the flake and follow a seam and slab to meet a horizontal finger-crack. Finish up the left margin of the slab above and move right to a ledge and flake belay. Scramble off left. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 61 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/15

tim.fairhall - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Tommy

Thrown off by disco-leg!
saxdonkey - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/15 with tim.fairhall

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15

Wendy Watthews - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/15 with joe c

Some tricky moves, great long route.
JoeCoxson - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/15 with Wendy Matthews

Hidden - 2015

Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Matt George

Much harder than Saxon, I thought. Sustained 5a most of the way, with many tricky moves above gear. Great route though, and very enjoyable.
manbat - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Matthew Box

Bit harder than Saxon, and not quite as good. Still excellent!
Joel Perkin - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Simon Hammond

Nice route.
simonhammond1966 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Joel Perkin

Okecroak - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with J. Homewood

Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Milton Wakefield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14

Superb stuff. Harder and more sustained that Saxon, but also more escapable. The climbing is just as good but the proximity to Gneiss Gnome detracts a little. Recommended!
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/14 with Colin Foord

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

twem - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Nicholas Eaton

Simon Alden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/13 with Richard Wheeldon

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Patrick

cymjt - 2013

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Chris Hindley

good climbing but pretty thin on gear and holds
Joby - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Mike Hooper

Still dealing with man.flew
mike hooper - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with jobey martin

Upper section very run-out. Initial crack from ground is dubious and thin
jakenichol - Lead - 13/May/12 with Martin Cathrow

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12

Really enjoyed this interesting climbing all the way! Nice to be able to take my time...hard on the toes though
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Chris Goddard

cem - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/12 with Graham Dolman

arandall - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with arandall

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Nov/11

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Graham Charman

Graham C - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Marti

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/11

Dizz - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Richard S

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/11

Jo lead it - her first HVS lead after a long break.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 29/Apr/11 with Jo B, Doug S

Hard. Tricky route finding and technical moves. Much harder than Saxon.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with crossdressingrodney

Vague line around the crux. Tricky.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with victim of mathematics

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Charlie Jeynes

erinbastian - 2nd - 09/Jan/11 with martin

Followed Jeremy up something approximating this moving briefly into the corner of Gneiss Gnome half way up then finishing somewhere between the two routes up a loose chossy wall. About VS 4c like this. Some brittle rock low down.
andybenham - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with jeremy dugan

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/10

Norman_P_W - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Bob M

Nel Tindale - 2nd β - 28/Aug/10 with Jim Jarvis

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Dave Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10

steve2006 - Lead - Aug/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

misterb - 2nd - 11/Oct/09 with simon

jon thompson27 - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with simon mayell

cem - 2nd - 11/Apr/04 with Graham Dolman

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/02 with Roy Thomas

Roget - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/97

Andy Say - 2nd - 02/Jun/94

Nigel Coe - 1994 with Scott Titt

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

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