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Brown Windsor* VS 4b

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28m. Interesting but devious. Start at a soft orange thread under the centre of the wall and trend up and right to a square block. Step left and pull over the bulge (strenuous) to a rest under the big roof. Make a long traverse left until past the end of the roof and pull onto the slab for an easy finish, trending right. © ROCKFAX
FA. Ted Howard et al. 1957

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Alex McCann

amccann - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/14

ade sheffield - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with Emma C

Nigel Bond - Lead - 11/Jul/14 with Colin Hutton

khalidq - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Stephen Cousins, Nick Whelan

ColinD - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with Keith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Got pumped out working out the tricky move, but then had a nice sit down rest on the block.
Becky E - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Maia

keith leonard - 2013

claregardiner - Lead - 26/May/12

richyg - 2nd - 26/May/12

cem - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Rob Truckle

tradguy - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/11 with John Mitchener

joemallia - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Pete Whittaker, Paul Whittaker, Jill Whittaker

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/11

tradguy - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - 2nd - 03/Jul/10 with paul highams

jshields - Lead - 15/May/10 with Ed James

What a nightmare...just couldn't do the bulge under the overhang before the traverse...too pumped and arms too short :-( had to be lowered off and then Alex had to downclimb to retrieve the gear. Humph! Dammit!
valentinesbabe - 2nd dnf - 04/Jul/09 with Alex Kelly

teflonpete - 2nd β - 27/Jun/09 with Barry

Absolute Quality - Two cruxes - Steeply overhanging pull before long traverse and moving onto slab after. Not sure if made it harder by pulling onto slab too early. Best route I've lead yet!
john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Peter Morrisdaboss

morrisdaboss - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/09 with JB

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/09

one burly move up to the ledge. A bit awkward to protect, but the moves are reasonable.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Duncan Bourne

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Dave Williams

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Jools

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/08

dangerousoldfool - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Mike O

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Graham Sheey

Kirill - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Dina, Ilia

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/06

cem - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Eric Olson

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/05

phardman - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/02

Harder than the HS 4a it gets in the old guide
martroberts - Lead O/S - 24/May/98

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/95

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/93 with Louise Pellett

Hidden - Solo - 22/Apr/90

babymoac - Solo - 02/May/82

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/81

Plastic rope and old pumps. Bloody Hell.
Ena - TR O/S - Aug/80 with Martin Trouse

Tom V - 1980

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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 43 (9.3%)
Lead21 of 43 (48.8%)
Followed15 of 43 (34.9%)
Toproped1 of 43 (2.3%)
Unknown2 of 43 (4.7%)

'Climbed'18 of 43 (41.9%)
clean O/S19 of 43 (44.2%)
clean β1 of 43 (2.3%)
clean rpt3 of 43 (7.0%)
dogged1 of 43 (2.3%)
dnf1 of 43 (2.3%)