Lichen Slab VS 4a
[Lichen Slab, Rivelin, 3 kb]6m.

Rockfax Description
The scoop and overlap around to the right climbed centrally. This one is cleaner than you might expect. An eliminate variation goes through the bulge on the right at HVS 5b. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Lichen Slab, Rivelin © Gerry_Doncaster
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 170 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

TomYates - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/15

Hidden - TR RP - 10/May/15

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/15

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

My partner tried to do this route following the Rockfax line but you obviously can't go through the centre at severe. From her gear (So not VS4a!) I led following BM&B description "Climb the centre of the slab, avoiding the overhang on the left (direct is HVS)" . That felt fine for severe although I went quite far left. In the rockfax/ ukc description of this slab the S, VS and HVS versions are indistinguishable.
JHiley - Lead - 07/Mar/15 with Sarah

sdixon - 2nd - 07/Mar/15 with Joe Hiley

dr_botnik - Solo - 05/Mar/15 with Phil Taylor

PieMan - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/14 with Che

colin milton - Solo - 09/Sep/14

Alex_Derbyshire - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14

Markheighton - 2nd - 22/Aug/14

The Norris - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Matt

1 awkward and committing move over the lip but fun all the same :)
andork123 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with AdamP, Josh H

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Alex_Derbyshire - Lead - 23/Apr/14 with Mark Heighton

Markheighton - 2nd - 23/Apr/14

Oliver Houston - 2nd - Apr/14 with Sarah

sarahsuth - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with Oliver Houston

AlexFletcher - 2nd - 23/Mar/14 with Sam Hinson

sam26051 - Lead - 23/Mar/14 with AlexFletcher

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/14

mcondon - Lead - Feb/14

GregBristol - 2nd - 26/Dec/13

Bold, but a lot of fun!
Zumoid - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/13 with Oliver Millington

65m moderate millington - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/13 with emma

David Walker - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Steve Grey

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/13

mikej - Lead - 10/Sep/13 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

amy91 - Lead - 17/Mar/13 with Gen Sayer

annak - 2nd β - 13/Jan/13 with Ryan Osborne

RyanOsborne - Lead - 13/Jan/13

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 02/Dec/12 with John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12 with Steve Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12

airwalk123 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/12

Hidden - 23/Sep/12

Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/12 with Chris Jose

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/12

mikestr555 - 2nd - 05/Aug/12

franhammond92 - Solo - 28/May/12

scottski - Solo - May/12

petellis - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Broomy, Sloth, Alpha Blue

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/12

Holds were clean at least.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/12

staceyjg - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Becky

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

KarlH - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Gemma

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Stacey Jg

albt - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

SallyMay - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 27/Nov/11

Mike Hatherly - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/11

Marq - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Kim S

Monoaffe - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/11

Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/11 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

AC - TR O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Daniel Pejovic

Originally lead this the crux felt too bold for me. So went onto top rope and completed with ease good climb, should of lead it too the end though, was just a case of man the F**K up!!
Tiddles09 - TR O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Alex Charlesworth

Climbed myself into trouble a bit when just having a play but managed to finish comfortably in the end after an awkward moment when I committed to moving up thinking I'd reach a nice hold, didn't and then up seemed less risky than trying to reverse it. Like all slabs, probably piss easy on second and you'd wonder why the leader hesitated...
SuperstarDJ - Solo - 22/May/11

SteveM - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Kat

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with SteveM

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/11

Amy Kilpin - Lead - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/11

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with liv_the_div, daveyw

masonwoods101 - Solo - 2011

the power - 2011

simon mitchie - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10

Matthew Robinson - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/10

Climbed with Charlotte
oliccm - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/10

Drifted right which I think removed the point of the climb. Disappointing.
Richard Hill - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Andy Railton

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/10

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Louise

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/10

Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Mark PCC

trish1968 - Lead - 18/May/10 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/10

mtempest - Lead - 02/May/10 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/10

Lead after Kev decided not to
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Lucinda, Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd - 28/Mar/10 with Lucinda Kitchin, Geoff Burrows, Ange, Charley

Ange's lead...
charley - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Lucinda, Ange, Geoff, Kev

Lichen, just a bit!
frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/09 with Ian Holbrook

Not actually that bad. Took the rightwards way then climbed down the right arete.
James Oswald - Solo O/S - 03/Nov/09

i did the HVS version with a direct move over the bulge
cayteye - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Paul Highams

tradguy - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with katy dartford

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/09

gethin_allen - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/09

edd rab - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/09

Stevepg - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Vic

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/09

Richie Rich - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Sue Collinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

To get Alex's one piece of gear out! Not a great climb.
Dave Foster - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Alex

AngelaC - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Hannah

graphiclunarkid - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Kiri

arctic_jen - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/09

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

Em White - 2nd - 09/May/09 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/09

Hidden - 2009

TGreen - 2nd O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Tom Green

pretty wet
gb83 - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/08 with alison

tanssop - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Wayne

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/08 with Alisa

tinyali - 2nd - 08/Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/May/08

Mike Soulby - Solo O/S - 19/May/08

stuckonarock - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08 with Matthew

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Chris FitzHugh

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Jon

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Victim of Maths

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/08

ruthonbike - Lead O/S - 2008 with Kieran

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/07 with Helen Odwell

Soloed up the left side of this slab too!
stevo smith - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/07

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Pete

BenJacobs - 2nd - 2007 with Jonathan Rous

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

D Berry - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/06 with Claire Berry

Hidden - Solo - 04/Nov/06

Si dH - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Neil and Mark

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/06

MagnusL - 2nd O/S - May/06 with My mate Ash

peter myers - Solo - May/06

RedFox - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Lindsay Riordan

Hidden - Lead - Apr/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/06 with solo

mr bounce - Lead O/S - 2006 with Shona

cem - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/05 with Eric Olson

Sankey - Jan/05

chrissloan84 - Solo - 2005

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/04

adam carless - Solo O/S - 2004

Neil Curtis - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/03 with Alan Barnes

Hidden - Solo - 07/Jan/03

Thomas Martin - Lead - Mar/02 with NA

Stuart S - Solo O/S - 24/May/01

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 06/May/01

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 06/May/01 with Levi

quite stiff, worth 4b.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jan/99 with Debbie Wilkinson

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/96

crater - 2nd - 15/Sep/96

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/95

iskra2000 - Lead - 01/Jul/95 with Mark Leach

cragspud - Lead O/S - May/95

rob.grafton - Solo - 10/Apr/94 with jim h, chris pugh, Bruce

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Oct/93 with Melanie R

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jun/91

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/89

Backinthegame - Solo O/S - Jan/89

uphillnow - Solo - 1989

Iain Thow - Solo - 03/Jun/88

Tom V - 1983

Hidden - Solo O/S - Nov/80

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1980

Via the left hand finish.
mikej - Solo - 13/Oct/74

Hidden - Lead - 05/Feb/74

Via the right hand finish.
mikej - Solo - 02/Jan/73

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