Honest John* HVS 5a
[Honest John, HVS 5a, 3 kb]7m.

Rockfax Description
Starting right of the arete climb into the niche, move out left to pass the roof then trend back right to a fine finish on the arete. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Honest John, HVS 5a © v.jester
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Tom_Hodgkinson

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Martin Haworth

migs493 - 2nd β - 08/Jun/14 with LO

Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Cragtyke

cragtyke - 2nd - 05/Jun/14 with Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14

cragtyke - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with john g

victim of mathematics - 2nd β - 24/Jun/13 with Adam

retro-onsight, having totally forgotten I'd led this 5 years ago.
adam carless - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/13 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Nice route, but had a strange experience. Hand slipped off one of the top slopers and I swung down (gear in the crack on the right). Totally unexpected and very strange (as I felt comfortable / confident with the moves), but might have been due to a lack of concentration and the grittiness of the hold (maybe things were a bit greasy after all the rain recently?). Went back up and finished it after the lob.
stuaart - Lead dog - 21/Jul/12 with Dave Payne, Neil Redgrave

RossT - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Tim Bee

Hidden - 2nd β - 11/Jun/12

hotfeet - Lead - 01/Jun/12 with Austen Moulding, Kent

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

harold walmsley - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Colin Struthers

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Mark R

mark20 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Mikael - Lead - 10/Jul/11

fatbuoybazza - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/11 with Mikael

Despite the scrappy start, this route is feckin ace, must be a contender for a couple of stars..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with liv_the_div

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11

Rich Malcolm - 2nd - 10/Jun/11 with Matt Brennan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

petellis - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Cleric James Koran, Bex

jkarran - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Bex, Pete

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Tony Holdsworth

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Tony, Andy

popebenedictus - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Adrian Scott

adrianscott - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Ben Harding

jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Charlie Jeynes

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Big Ian

PanzerHanzler - Lead dnf - 05/May/08 with Guy

adam carless - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with HC~R

HC~R - 2nd - 26/Apr/08 with Adam Carless

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

Roget - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/02

Andy Say - Solo - 12/May/88

Tom V - 1986

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/81

Hidden - Solo - 09/Mar/80

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Steve Waters, Mynydd

Total votes cast 34
hard E10 of 12
E10 of 12
easy E10 of 12
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS12 of 12
easy HVS0 of 12
hard VS0 of 12
VS0 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard 5b0 of 11
5b0 of 11
easy 5b0 of 11
hard 5a4 of 11
5a7 of 11
easy 5a0 of 11
hard 4c0 of 11
4c0 of 11
easy 4c0 of 11
3 Stars0 of 11
2 Stars1 of 11
1 Star7 of 11
0 Stars3 of 11
Bag of .....0 of 11
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Style of ascent
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