Vlad the Impaler** HVS 5a
[Vlad the Impaler, 1 kb]75m, 2 pitches. Enjoyable crack climbing up the prominent cracked slab and corner at the toe of No. 2 Buttress.

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This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 37 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/15

Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/15 with Rafe Osborne

UncleMephisto - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/15 with Sam Wainwright

Superb first pitch, thankfully less intimidating than appearances would suggest.
IanMcC - AltLd - 30/Jul/15 with eldiablo

el diablo - AltLd - 30/Jul/15 with Cabey

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Jonathan Richards

Mhairi G - 2nd - 25/Jul/15 with Masa, Patrick

Finished up (masa led) second pitch of cat on a hot tin roof
Pat-H - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Masa, mhairi

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/15

led crux pitch
EmmaPamelaMay - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/15 with Rory Brown

Led pitch 1. Great route and what a first pitch. Pitch 2 is pretty good too.
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Mike

Great route, a shame it wasn't longer. Lead pitch 2.
Mike-W-99 - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Fiona

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/15

malone - AltLd - 02/May/15 with Andrew Appleby

Tim Hamlet - Lead - 16/Sep/14 with Graham more

graham.more - 2nd - 16/Sep/14 with Tim Hamlet

Pitch 1 only as blowing a hoolie. Great pitch. Takes lots of large cams (and hexes if I had taken any)
abbeywall - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/14 with K

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14

calumhicks - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Ali Lee

First pitch is 3*** all day long.
Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Katie Long

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14

First pitch is really good, but it fizzles out above.
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Ferdia

Harri777 - AltLd - 30/May/14 with Naomi

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/14

Tubs - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Tim C

simondunf - 30/May/14 with caspar

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 10/May/14 with Trythallj

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/14

Interesting. Very very windy.
Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 18/Apr/14

Great first pitch!
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13

peter.herd - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with Rob Beau

Led both pitches. Dry but windy. Excellent route.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 25/May/13 with Trish Murray

ollie1 - AltLd - 17/Feb/13

andy33 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/12

Nice climbing up a good line. Climbed in gloves and belay jacket due to the howling wind.
andyinglis - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/12 with mal_meech

Great HVS jamming. midges gave me a strong incentive to lead the 2nd pitch quickly...
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/12 with Colin Angus

Led P1. Very pleasant, if a bit graunchy in places.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with James Oswald

Great route. Led pitch 2. Must return to lead the first pitch.
DavPk - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Simon Hayes

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12

MDowson - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with sam webb

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/12

Great route. Pitch 1 is lovely. I led pitch 2 which started well but the interest trailed off quickly.
Carol Goodall - AltLd O/S - 31/May/12 with Libby Southgate, Jonnie Williams

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/12 with Libby, Carol

I led pitch one and Carol led pitch two
libby.southgate - AltLd - 31/May/12 with Carol Goodall, Jonnie Williams

Fun but VS?
Dangerous Dave - AltLd - 29/Apr/12 with graham

gforce - AltLd - 29/Apr/12 with Dave C

Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Neil Adams

Good route
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Ally F

newtonmore - AltLd - 05/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11

First pitch only
Captain Solo - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/11 with Heike

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

tallthinmonkey - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Ben Wallace

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Lead pitch two. Really good climbing.
bnewman - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with danimal88, Amelia

looks like an offwidth but goes.
danimal88 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Amilia Hunt, Brad Newman

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/10

led 1st pitch. the fun just keeps coming!!!!!
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with si

Hidden - Lead - Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/May/09

Ken Applegate - Lead - 19/Apr/09 with Hannah Evans

Led 1st (5a) pitch.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd β - 18/Apr/09 with Steve Cambell, Ben C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/08

Captain Solo - AltLd - 16/Sep/06 with Mark

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 10/Sep/06 with Roger Benton

Peter Smith - 2nd - 2005 with Steve Simpson, Tom Harmer

Hidden - 2005

Darragh - Lead - Jul/03 with Hanna

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/02

Darragh - 2nd - 2000 with Adrian

Bit gritty but a good pitch.
alan moore - 1995

Hidden - Lead - May/94

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