Colomen* HVS 4c

Rockfax Description
An initially serious slabby wall gives way to a steep crack-system. Start at a left-slanting seam, right of the broad arete.
Climb the seam past a ledge on the right, then make a committing move left to a good foothold in the shallow groove on the left, and a thread in the break above. Climb the gradually steepening line of cracks to the col between the prow and the main cliff. Finish up the wall and corner opposite the prow. © ROCKFAX

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Great climb after an initial bold and tricky traverse. Took ages to commit, and when I did so, had appalling footwork. The rest of the climb was great fun.
manbat - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/15 with Luke Randall

JulesV - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/15 with Shauna

Started a bit to far right and went a bit direct. i.e missed the move left.... Excellent route with very contrasting sections. Balancy and bold (E1 the way I went) then steeper and well protected followed by traditional. Really good.
SGD - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/15 with Vicky Holmes

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/15 with Kirsty Kerr

Mayo - Lead - 31/Mar/15 with Stocker

Fun repeat, varied climbing, something of everything.
JoeCoxson - Lead rpt - 15/Feb/15 with Luke Gorman

Hidden - Lead - 15/Feb/15

Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 19/Oct/14 with Luke

Another HVS tick according to West Country Climbs, and although I reckon I cruised it, I'd agree. Fun climbing after the balancey start.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Wendy Matthews, Alex Randall

Wendy Watthews - 2nd rpt - 11/Oct/14 with joe c, arandall

arandall - 2nd rpt - 11/Oct/14 with Joe Coxson, Wendy Matthews

leerybunny - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/14

jackwf01 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/14

jhb0510 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Luke Randall

Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with Lottie Thorne

Lottie Thorne - 2nd dog - 14/May/14 with Jack J Keogan

lukegorman - Lead O/S - 2014 with Wendy Matthews

Slipped off whilst smearing on traverse at start
rd20 - Lead dog - 14/Aug/13 with Len

In two pitches. Awkward and difficult to protect first section.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/13 with Clare

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Joe Coeburn

dready - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with surferstan

Mark Kemball - Lead - 26/Jul/12 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12

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

matiamallia - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12

flyinfrenchy - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with James McCann

Got my feet wrong on the traverse and fell, got it the second try, think HVS in Rockfax is right!
Blue68 - 2nd RP - 08/Apr/12 with David Hammond, Alan Mountford

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

annak - 2nd - 08/Apr/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/12

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Espen

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

aljezurusrf08 - TR RP - 24/Mar/12 with Willow

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/12

Direct start.
arandall - Lead β - 04/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews

Direct start
Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 04/Mar/12 with arandall

Went slightly the wrong way at the end but still did the crux.
arandall - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 03/Feb/12 with arandall

direct start much more fun, almost makes it worth hvs
gingerking - Lead rpt - Feb/12 with Sam Chessell

Hidden - 2012

Led in buffeting winds with hiking boots clipped on. Fun times! I'd give it HVS 5a.
Dave192939 - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/11 with Simon Allan

Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/11

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/11 with Uber Mike

mark_jee - TR - 14/Jul/11

Backed off the direct and did the normal route. Both options are fairly bold. After that its a very pleasant climb to the top.
andybenham - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Stann Norrie

SamChessell - 2nd rpt - 26/May/11 with Dave Grant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/11

Dave192939 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/11 with George King

Repeated with the 5a direct start. Cracking
leerybunny - Lead rpt - 16/May/11 with Stan

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

SamChessell - 2nd rpt - 12/May/11 with George King

Second time on the route, first time climbing it on lead. amazing route with a little bit of everything.
SamChessell - Lead rpt - 11/May/11 with George King

gingerking - 2nd O/S - May/11 with Sam Chessell

gingerking - Lead β - May/11 with Sam Chessell

gingerking - Lead O/S - May/11 with Dave Metcalf

SamChessell - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Matt Bradberry

mbradberry2008 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Samuel Chessell

abicampbell - 2nd dnf - 21/Apr/11

DOVEY - Lead - 21/Apr/11 with abi & Corlos

Dave89 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Laura

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/10

Kim Middlebrook - 06/Nov/10

Oh no, thought I'd got a HVS tick! Given HVS in Rockfax! Good route, really enjoyed.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Matt Fry

Good effort from Andrea, especially in greasy conditions - HVS.
Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Andrea Hayslop

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10

berry - 2nd - 05/Aug/10 with Kafoozalem

robroy - 2nd - Aug/10

MoWalker3 - 16/Jul/10

1651SP - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with nick

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Alex the king, Gareth Greeves

tdudley - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Dave Sperring

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/10

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10

haylow - 2nd - 14/Jun/10

JessicaBell - 2nd - Jun/10 with Graham Hadaway

redshapedfriday - Lead O/S - Jun/10

gg4419 - 2nd O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/10

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Dan

JerryD - 2010

james999 - Lead O/S - 2010

1651SP - 2nd - 17/Dec/09

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

gg4419 - Lead O/S - Oct/09

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Mark Glaister

Direct Start.
Oddjob - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09

Rowansb - 2009

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/08 with Clare

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/08

Master Chief - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/08 with Jeremy and Moe

leerybunny - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Tim Wilkinson

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Oli Warren

midgelt - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Oli

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/05

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/04

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 05/May/03 with Clare

nickdonohue - Lead - 2002 with Simon Reynolds

crater - TR - 08/Sep/95

Ashley Hold - Solo - 26/Aug/95 with Laurence North

Charles Arthur - 2nd - 15/Apr/95

colin milton - Lead - 08/Apr/95 with eric milton

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