Talon* VS 4c

Rockfax Description
Climb the deeply-recessed V-groove until forced to step right onto the rib at the level of the roof. Pull straight up into a thin crack just above and use this to reach easier ground. © ROCKFAX

FA. Ted Howard et al. 1957
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This climb is in 58 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Tricky move round the corner, in a nice position.
Ian Hylands - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Antonio Ferra

MTL - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Steve Marsh

Antonio Ferra - Lead O/S - Jul/15 with Iain

john max - 2nd - 24/May/15 with John Bayliss

john_ni - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with John Maxfield (PCC)

Took an upside-down whipper trying to stay to the right on the slab. Finished it the second time around as a second (to the left, much easier!)!
Merlin - Lead dog - 27/Sep/14 with Jonathon Percival, Dave Tait

Had seen someone elae on it, so not quite on sight
Ian Stirrups - Lead β - 24/Aug/14 with Sue

fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/14 with AnnB, TimG

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14

Alex 74 - TR O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Ian Bunton

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

pete_naylor - Lead dnf - 17/May/14 with James

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

claregardiner - Lead - 25/Jun/13

mikealexpayne - Lead - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/12

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Tom Nichols

max_chan - Lead rpt - 26/May/12 with Phil PCC

cem - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Rob Truckle

Lead this after Rach backed off Lancaster Flyby, which looks quite tricky for HVS.
Hoyes - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Rachel B

tradguy - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with John Mitchener

JEP - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

g1m147 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Diane

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with liv_the_div

I wish i had read the guide properly and gone up the corner crack and not the bold technical arete. good eliminate thhough.
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 05/Sep/10 with Hannah Moulton

danleyden - TR - 31/Jul/10 with Jenny James

keefe - 05/Jun/10 with Tansy

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Ben Redgate

OffshoreAndy - Lead - 22/May/10 with Jade

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with John Inkpen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Chris Allan

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

Really nice route with thoughtful, careful footwork getting out of the corner. Watch out for a very large loose block at the top. You'll probably try to get a nut behind it, then realise the bottom bit is loose. When you set up your belay and accidentally stand on the top of it, you'll realise the whole block is loose!
AsleepOnBelay - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Sarah Davis

Another good en. Feels pretty bold moving round corner out of groove but big holds thereafter.
john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Peter Morrisdaboss

morrisdaboss - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with JB

Andy Fielding - Lead - 31/May/09 with Dave Sadler

mjeffery - 2nd - 19/Apr/09

LardClimber - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Dave Williams

danm - 2nd - 20/Mar/09 with Dan Arkle

Did the crux round onto the face and up a move, place protection but pumped and had to retreat right through Lancaster Flyby.
Solcambs - Lead dnf - 15/Jun/08 with Neil Ronketti

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Big Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/07

howlingbaboon - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/07 with Chris Fitzhugh & Jim

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Ian ?

Hidden - Solo - 12/Aug/07

max_chan - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/07

Tried to lead, but couldn't make the move out of corner. Bruce managed it very well though.
KeithW - 2nd β - 15/Apr/07 with Bruce

Lukey B - TR O/S - Mar/07

cem - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with James Gill

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/06

scarybiker - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/05

mikej - Solo - 27/Oct/73

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