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Vlad the Impaler*** HVS 5a

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[Vlad the Impaler, 2 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 45 logbooks, and on 32 wishlists.

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
LibS - 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

cam1401 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Andy O

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 - 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

Darragh - 2nd - 2000 with Adrian

Hidden - Lead - May/94

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Voting
Total votes cast 71
hard E10 of 25
E10 of 25
easy E10 of 25
hard HVS1 of 25
HVS17 of 25
easy HVS4 of 25
hard VS3 of 25
VS0 of 25
easy VS0 of 25
hard 5b0 of 24
5b0 of 24
easy 5b0 of 24
hard 5a0 of 24
5a18 of 24
easy 5a4 of 24
hard 4c2 of 24
4c0 of 24
easy 4c0 of 24
3 Stars13 of 22
2 Stars8 of 22
1 Star1 of 22
0 Stars0 of 22
Bag of .....0 of 22
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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 45 (31.1%)
Followed6 of 45 (13.3%)
Alt Leads24 of 45 (53.3%)
Unknown1 of 45 (2.2%)

'Climbed'19 of 45 (42.2%)
clean O/S24 of 45 (53.3%)
clean β1 of 45 (2.2%)
clean rpt1 of 45 (2.2%)