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Inferno* MVS 4a

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65m, 2 pitches. Pitch 1 (4a) climb upto a Y shaped crack and step right onto the arete and move up on improving holds. Scramble 15m easily to base of second pitch. Pitch 2 (4b) Climb corner to short chimmney and and ascend using classic "back & foot" technique. finish direct up easy heather filled groove on iffy gear.

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Hidden - 21/Aug/13

GPN - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Annette

net - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with George

FRCC guidebook gives it MVS (4b), which seems about right.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 05/Jun/13 with Cath Sullivan

joermann - Lead - 06/May/13

beds74 - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Phil Brewer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Apart from the interesting first part of the second pitch it was pretty scappy and uninspiring.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Steve Grove

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

cracking route despite the vegitation, not one do do if at all wet!
r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with john holden

John Holden - AltLd rpt - 20/May/12 with Rob Howells

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/12

Shaw Brown - Lead - 12/May/12 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Nov/11

Steve Lenartowicz - 24/Jun/11

Tom Baird - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Matt Baird

geoscape - Lead - 29/Apr/11 with john hollingsworth

Jim Gaffney - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Claire Poppett

clairepoppett - 2nd - 19/Apr/11 with Jim Gaffney

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11

Top half only. Good lead by Charlotte. Crux is harder than 4a!
Rog Wilko - 2nd - 07/Apr/11 with Charlotte Goedvolk

excellent, really good fun.
Tanya Savage - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Neil Pacey

Neil Pacey - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Tanya Savage

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Little B - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Harry

MVS 4a 4b in guide book. Did 2nd pitch first :) best of the weekend, loads of med - large gear (take extra) rock a bit smooth at the bottom but of good quality even where overgrown. Nice crux move standing up from the chimney (dont get your gear caught). 1st pitch worst of the weekend (scramble-crux-scramble), waste of time advise ignore and walk up to 1st stance.
PaulWatson - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Kat

kat-lyle - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Paul Watson

AndyT1151 - 2nd - 15/Jun/10

RuthC - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Matt Maynard

fionaholt - 2nd - 03/Jun/10 with jonny

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/10

Shaw Brown - Lead - 18/May/10 with David Clare

bazpearson - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/10 with pete stollery

lukerockwalker - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Claire Astbury

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with stewart murray

Climbed p2 only. Very good route, even the upper groove has clean rock and good protection amid the heather.
stewart murray - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Adam Burt

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

A bit soggy when we did it but very under-rated and well worth the effort
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 17/Jul/07 with Annette

net - 2nd - 17/Jul/07 with Pete M

This climb looks vegetated but all the rock for climbing is clean and it is a really worthwhile route, especially the second pitch, very interesting moves. It gets MVS in the Langdale guide but we felt severe was more like it.
LakesWinter - AltLd - 30/May/07 with Phil B

philboy - AltLd - 30/May/07 with matt g

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/06

PeteCheung - 2006 with Dafydd

five - AltLd O/S - May/05 with TW

Hidden - AltLd - 2005

Also before hand tried Laugh Not - got half way up but couldn't do crux so escaped onto route to the left and up that wall instead.
Alaric - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/04 with Neil

Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/01 with Christina Ennis

Good lead by Debbie who thought she was doing a severe (since upgraded)
Rog Wilko - 2nd - Sep/97 with Debbie Wilkinson

kato'sdad - Lead - 21/Jul/91 with AndyDevine

mikej - Lead - 28/Jun/90 with Mike Byles

Iain Thow - Lead - 16/Oct/88 with Liz Jolley

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Jun/84

Hammy - Solo - 30/Mar/82

Bob - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/81 with M. Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/81

greenbuoy - Lead - Apr/77 with David Kay

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/76

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/75

ill_bill - AltLd - Jun/68

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/67 with Dave Lockwood

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 02/Jul/67 with Jim Worthington, Bob Knapton

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Total votes cast 42
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 68 (4.4%)
Lead23 of 68 (33.8%)
Followed16 of 68 (23.5%)
Alt Leads20 of 68 (29.4%)
Unknown6 of 68 (8.8%)

'Climbed'42 of 68 (61.8%)
clean O/S25 of 68 (36.8%)
clean rpt1 of 68 (1.5%)