Grammarian's Progress** VS 4c

Rockfax Description
Worthwhile but bold. Starting at the tunnel, climb the arete on its left before pulling round onto the front face. A poorly-protected mantelshelf reaches better holds, then traverse right to a wide crack to finish. High in the grade, bizarrely it used to be VD! © ROCKFAX

FA. R.A.Brown 1944

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

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greenclimb - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Sarah

VS 4B? The first bit of gear is basically half-way up, and that mantle is psyched and prepared!
williap - 2nd - 19/Oct/14 with scottcoates

scottcoates - Lead - 19/Oct/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/14

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

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 09/May/14 with Rob Middleton

colin milton - 2nd - 09/Apr/14 with shaun l

dangmtb - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with richnorgate

Oceanic - 02/Sep/12

Matt Cooke - 2nd β - 01/Sep/12 with Rosh

Tough for VS; requires some bold balancing moves. Because the gear is so slight and there is ground fall potential I'd give it HVS. I've certainly done lots of HVS' which have felt much safer and easier. Not a good lead for a VS novice.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with David Shelmerdine

David Shelmerdine - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Gavin Peach

kenneM - Lead - Apr/12 with Davey Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11

Easier than it first appears but harder than 4b
thedatastream - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11

Initial moves are pretty damn bold for VS.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with JP

adi bryant - Solo - 26/Jun/11

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Mark D

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

MeMeMe - 2nd - 04/Sep/10 with Tim

Hidden - TR - 04/Sep/10

Might as well have done the direct start at HVS as the VS variant has no gear till higher up. Not really suitable for someone's first VS.
tigertim - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mike McEwen

nick ferro - 24/Apr/10

Much easier if you just man up and mantle the ledge on the left instead of pansying about with the right hand side of the arete. Scary with the dodgy gear though!
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with crossdressingrodney

The mantleshelf can be avoided by a horribly wobbly and delicate move round the right of the arete. The gear is rubbish.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with victim of mathematics

JulesV - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/10

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

very serious route with poor gear till above the crux, still bold HVS in my book, being quite green didn't help either. This did give a good buzz on lead on a nice route.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Jools

djp1 - 2nd - 03/Jul/08 with Dom

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/08

Bailed!? Nd to go back...
stevo smith - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/07 with Pam

Used to be VDiff - bloody hell!
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 12/Oct/05 with Colin Binks

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/04

PenJD - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Tony Heron

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 27/Jul/02 with Laurie Smith

Hidden - Solo - 06/Apr/02

called for top rope on the crux :(
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Graeme

after failing on lead yet again
Simon Caldwell - TR rpt - 2002 with Carmen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2002

Tim W - Lead - 29/Jul/01

tlr - Solo - 2000

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/98 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/98 with mik

Dave led.
Iain Thow - 2nd - 10/May/98 with Doug, Dave Walch

Ropeboy - Lead - 26/May/97

Hidden - TR O/S - 1996

Roget - Solo O/S - 14/May/95 with jon

babymoac - 1995 with graham d

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/93

leathers - 1990

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/87

Soled when graded VDiff, harrowing
Budge - Solo O/S - 1987

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/86

malc - Solo - 02/Jun/84

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/82

Tom V - 1980

mikej - Solo - 27/Sep/70 with E

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