Claw Climb** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
Start under the roof and trend left to pass it strenuously using a large jammed block just above the lip with care. Once above the bulges, step back right and finish more easily up the slabby face and groove. © ROCKFAX

FA. Ted Howard et al. 1957
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Merlin - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Jonathon Percival, Dave Tait

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Graham Plant

Luke Jones - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with Will, Graham

Running_Board - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

apw - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Eric

Awkward hands for surmounting the first bulge but lovely moves out there.
Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Andrew Marshall

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Phil PCC

First HVS lead on grit
gianpaolo - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Jammed block isnae loose, if it can take a 15+stone fella pullin on it, i reckon it aint goin anywhere..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with deborah

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

tradguy - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - Lead - 03/Jul/10 with paul highams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Dogmusher - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Johan Piper

cem - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/10 with Jenny Andexer, Paul Bolton

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with John Inkpen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09

simon1965 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with peakdj

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

My first HVS- which will be forever memorable for the outrageous cloud of midges that descended just after retreat became impossible! We have 150+ bites between us :-(
Mrs Weasel - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with JiveWeasel

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Mrs Weasel

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Big Ian

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Martin Haworth

bob3141 - 2nd - 04/Nov/07 with Jesse Dufton

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 04/Nov/07 with bob3141

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Oct/07

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Angel Vila

Hidden - Solo - 12/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/07

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Mike Todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06

K Wall - Lead - 10/Jun/06 with Martin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/06

Tim W - Lead O/S - 02/May/04 with Darren Miller

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/03

VS 4b in my old book and didn't think it was harder at the time
martroberts - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/03

cem - 2nd - 31/Aug/02 with Rob Smithies, Graham Dolman

Total votes cast 44
hard E10 of 15
E10 of 15
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HVS7 of 15
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hard 5b0 of 15
5b0 of 15
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hard 4c4 of 15
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