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[Top of avalanche, 3 kb]A well-protected pitch that builds to an exciting climax. Start at the base of a wide recess. 14m. Climb up the wide recess to the steep upper cracks. Climb the thin middle crack with assistance from its wider right-hand neighbour to the top. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 191 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Aimee Louise - Lead - 27/May/14

tiffanykate12 - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

After failing (again) to lead Giggle Wiggle.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/14 with Clare

jhb0510 - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/14 with Luke Randall, Andy March

Jon led
DaveGoesClimbing - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14

wet and in approach shoes - loads of fun
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with max

Hidden - 08/Mar/14

omaskrey - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Joe

Walked up the first section unsurprisingly, then ploughed into the hard section full speed. Got a few good pieces of gear in, but didn't have my hands and feet in the right place. Retreated a couple of moves, sorted my life out and powered through the last few moved. Awesome route, just for those last few moves.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with omaskrey

penguinpete - 2nd - 17/Jan/14 with Dave, Ian

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/13 with Dave Piper

Ribbit - Lead - 17/Dec/13 with Tom

Georgia H - 2nd - Dec/13

POOR EFFORT!!
neilstubbs - 2nd dog - 23/Nov/13 with Fiona McGowan

The high crux is hard, but well protected,tbc
Kellz - TR dnf - 22/Nov/13

Stu.Cossey - Lead - Nov/13

davebrox - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - TR dnf - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - 12/Oct/13

lucas95 - TR dog - 12/Oct/13

jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Leon Balchin, Mike Weare

mauricechetwyndwoods1 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13 with archie reed

cathymiller - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Guy Moulton

SteveM - Lead - 25/Aug/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with SteveM

guy757 - 19/Aug/13 with cj iles

Christine Iles - 19/Aug/13 with Guy757

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Len

Patrickmartin99 - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with Bosh

Ali Skeats - Jul/13 with dale pointon

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Debbie

Hidden - 2nd β - 07/Jun/13

partz - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Zeanne Thomas

beakerburgess - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Andrew Clow

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/13

Hidden - 06/Jun/13

Alex Wade - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Charlotte Graves

morganator - 2nd - 15/May/13 with International Meet Guest

Sean Kelly - 2nd - 13/May/13 with Alberto Rampini

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 11/May/13 with Natalie

Enjoyed big time!
Fletch - 2nd O/S - 11/May/13 with Matthew Robinson

Aaron.D - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Duncan Turner - Lead - 05/May/13 with stu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/13

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Clare

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/13 with Chris Nolan

VS in guide book but felt in between v and vsd, struggled with overhang, three attempts and over but realistically could have made it first time, think if had been with more encouragement would have been much more straight forward. Great way to end first morning climbing!
Cheziar - 2nd RP - 16/Apr/13

Skip - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with A Walker

A Walker - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with Skip

So cold - couldn't feel my fingers! Great moves through the top section :)
SurferStan - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Tom Monday, Dave Piper

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Dave Piper, SurferStan

Aimee Louise - TR - 09/Feb/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Feb/13

neilstubbs - TR O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Fiona McGowan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - TR - 18/Dec/12

jim.barritt - Lead - 14/Oct/12 with Romina Scaramagli

Great fun
Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Goss

MrWiggles - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Ben Darby

Clarke nemisis ... put to bed .. awsome top crux
robertharris7 - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with wayne clark

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - 27/Jul/12

Mark Kemball - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Had a bit of a moment on the final moves... maybe one day i will get my head round trad!!
Jay-Ast - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Rosyk

Rosyk - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/12 with Jay astbury

wolverine - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12 with Caroline Ashman

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 10/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

a great route for the budding VS leader. Challenging, strenuous but bomber gear below the crux. Recommended
jag - Lead - 22/Jun/12

Top roped it the first time, when I was out doing my first leads. I returned a month later to lead it and fell ont the top section (the only dificult bit of climbing) fiddling gear into the left crack
Log dog - Lead dog - 18/Jun/12 with dan tanner

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with arandall

arandall - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/12 with Wendy Matthews

JonnyW - 2nd - 10/Jun/12 with Alexander J Linge

berry - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with alice

jpd80 - 2nd - Jun/12 with Ashley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12

hotfeet - Lead - 08/Apr/12 with David Hammond, Mark MacDonald

annak - 2nd - 08/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/12

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Mike

mattshort - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Phil Porter

kcollender - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/12

Jacob k-d - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

Dave192939 - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/12 with Rebecca Parfrey, Glen Jackson

Really nice moves at the top.
Tom Last - 2nd - 15/Feb/12 with Crispin

Hidden - TR - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/12

aljezurusrf08 - 2nd dog - 21/Jan/12 with Willow

gingerking - Lead O/S - Jan/12 with Eric Conrad-Brice

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Tim Reynolds

Just the top bit, rest is a scramble, good though. Is it 5a? maybe I'm just monster strong, you recon??
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Sean Corbett

timreynolds - Lead - 26/Nov/11 with Matt Reynolds

arandall - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Amber Thornton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/11

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Aug/11

robroy - TR - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/11

Actually led twice; the second time I was trying (and failing on) Avalanche Direct, which made this seem extremely easy in comparison.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Emily Ward

thomasaneurinsmith - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Katherine Torr

Dave192939 - 2nd rpt - 29/May/11 with Emma Wilson, George King

Good finish up the steep cracks. Topped out, then watched Johnny Dawes giving a masterclass West Wing.
Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Max Streeton

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

gingerking - Lead O/S - May/11 with Dave Metcalf, Emma Wilson

e.sunnyside - 2nd rpt - May/11 with David Metcalf, Tom Simpson, George

ebunick - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Gabby

Rowan Mitchell - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Nick Warren

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11

Master Chief - TR rpt - 17/Apr/11 with Moe

Master Chief - TR rpt - 07/Apr/11 with Moe Heffer, jgclimb

e.sunnyside - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with Sam Chessel, George

gingerking - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with Emma Wilson, Sam Chessell

SamChessell - 2nd O/S - Feb/11 with George King

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 21/Jan/11 with Clare

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/11

mark_jee - 2011

Laura_S_C - TR dnf - 07/Nov/10 with Adam Jones

Kim Middlebrook - 06/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 19/Oct/10

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/10

haylow - 2nd - 20/Sep/10

Brilliant climb. Really enjoyed this. Well protected but hard to place gear once you start moving up the cracks as strenuous positions. Managed to get a cam in but without could be a nasty fall. Not an easy VS, maybe even HVS. Fantastic though.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Hamish

My first ever 5a move and it was HARD! When you get to the top of the climb look 1ft left for some great hand holds.
Hamish777 - 2nd - 16/Aug/10 with Andrea

Build a bombshelter from the ledge, make the hard move out and just go for it, placing gear may tire you out. thank god holds abound at the top (left)
Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Matt

Freddie 1 - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Andyh83

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

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/10

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Nancy Jones

Hidden - TR dog - Apr/10

Dave89 - Lead - Apr/10

riddle - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/10

arthurbeer - Lead - 27/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead - 06/Feb/10

redshapedfriday - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10

arthurbeer - TR - 23/Jan/10

gg4419 - 2nd rpt - Jan/10

mbradberry2008 - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/09 with Gareth Greeves

Master Chief - 2nd rpt - 11/Oct/09 with Mike

gg4419 - Lead O/S - Oct/09

mbradberry2008 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Alex Sanders-Page

1651SP - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with Matt Bradberry

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/09 with Clare

lrandall - 2nd - Aug/09 with Alan D

petegruf - 2nd - 17/Jul/09 with bridget c

The crack is strenuous as it says in the book
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/09 with dready

dready - 2nd O/S - Jul/09 with dillwat

neilstubbs - TR RP - May/09 with Stefan Parkin

FIRST TRUE VS LEAD beau8tiful 0.5 friend at the bottom of the crack, too pumped t oput much gear in after that Big thank you to Adam for belaying, Christ K for seconding after Adam fell off and did want to go on and Alex for reassuring words when I wanted to back off
Stick - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Adam Wade & Chris K

AbstractLogic - 2nd dnf - 14/Apr/09 with Stick

Sam Longridge - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Simon Canning

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Charlie Jeynes

Master Chief - TR rpt - 02/Feb/09 with Jeremy and Moe

Rowansb - 2009

Master Chief - TR rpt - 01/Dec/08 with Nick

Rusty2406 - Lead RP - 30/Nov/08 with Mike

Rusty2406 - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/08

sten - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Amy Gustin

eastfinchley pete - TR - 01/Aug/08

Master Chief - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/08 with Moe

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/08 with Charlie Jeynes

Oddjob - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08

Pete Horn - 22/Mar/08

cem - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Steve Capes

Master Chief - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/08 with Jeremy

Master Chief - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/08 with Moe

Master Chief - TR - 11/Feb/08 with moe and dom

pmoody - TR - 2008

Ashley Hold - Lead - 2008 with Laurence North

midgelt - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/07 with Gareth

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/07

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/07 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07

mattshort - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Sam

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 2007

JackMountains - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/06 with Toni Miles

colin milton - 2nd - 14/Apr/06 with ian dunbar

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/04

Alaric - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/03 with Paul G, Karen B

Hidden - TR - 2003

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/01 with Clare

andybenham - Lead O/S - 2001

tradguy - 2nd - 03/Oct/95 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - Lead - 03/Oct/95 with paul highams

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mattshort, Loner_Starlight, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 68
hard HVS0 of 25
HVS0 of 25
easy HVS6 of 25
hard VS4 of 25
VS15 of 25
easy VS0 of 25
hard HS0 of 25
HS0 of 25
easy HS0 of 25
hard 5b0 of 22
5b0 of 22
easy 5b0 of 22
hard 5a10 of 22
5a11 of 22
easy 5a0 of 22
hard 4c1 of 22
4c0 of 22
easy 4c0 of 22
3 Stars0 of 21
2 Stars11 of 21
1 Star8 of 21
0 Stars2 of 21
Bag of .....0 of 21
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Style of ascent

Lead90 of 191 (47.1%)
Followed66 of 191 (34.6%)
Toproped23 of 191 (12.0%)
Unknown12 of 191 (6.3%)

'Climbed'69 of 191 (36.1%)
clean O/S84 of 191 (44.0%)
clean β1 of 191 (0.5%)
clean rpt18 of 191 (9.4%)
clean RP3 of 191 (1.6%)
dogged9 of 191 (4.7%)
dnf7 of 191 (3.7%)