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[mighty meek:O), 3 kb]10m. The clean-cut corner-crack is a VS with attitude, a route from the days when men were men! With gear placed as high as possible, layback and jam with conviction and try not to pump out before the sanctuary of the horizontal break. Move right a short distance and belly-flop over the top. For those who are not pumped a leftward exit is not much harder. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dick Brown late 1940s 1947

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dom94 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/14 with Clement

Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with Nick Priestley

Nick1812P - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/14 with Matt H

sting - 2nd - 30/Aug/14 with kwaidy

2nd go placed a lower cam. first route of the day got pumped.
kwaidy - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/14 with sting

Jam_sandwich - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Alex Thompson

Top felt tricky for the grade still.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Jam

VS? Hmmm ok
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Carol Soc

Anne Gumbley - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/14 with Mark Fairbank

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Anne Gumbley

Benjamin95 - TR dog - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/14

Giles1 - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with Lucy

mark v - 2nd - 11/May/14 with Mike Norbury

alooker - Lead - 20/Apr/14 with Serena

If lay-backing is your thing, this will be your dream route! Careful belaying needed due to large rock in potential falling zone.
Serena Lambre - 2nd dog - 20/Apr/14 with alooker

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 11/Apr/14 with al

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/14

Hidden - 09/Apr/14

Just as good the second time around.
JoeMortimer_Trad - Lead - 08/Apr/14 with Nathan Magnall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Phil Cundy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/14

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/14

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Jack, Sam Taylor

riff156 - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14 with Jo Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

jimbonfire - 16/Mar/14

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

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Mar/14

Great route but getting polished. Need to watch your footwork. It gets easier as you gain hight.
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Rhys McCallister, Bruce Woodley

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - 02/Mar/14

bigbobbyking - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Chris Bull

My 1000th route in just under 3 years. it was hard but well worth it.
Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Rob S

Jackwd - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14

sdixon - 2nd - 16/Jan/14 with Joe Hiley

Found the layback ok and the top really hard. Didn't step right until actually reaching the top though...
JHiley - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/14 with Sarah

Assume the position and sprint for it.
manwithacam - Lead - 05/Jan/14 with Alan

adie84 - 2014

dominic lee - Solo - 28/Dec/13 with nathan lee

drobin - 2nd - 20/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead - 15/Dec/13

amccann - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/13

Teappleby - 2nd - 12/Nov/13 with Alex McCann

jamie ward - Lead - 05/Oct/13 with Alex Ried

nails
GermanAlex - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Jamie

Felt more strenuous, more harrowing and, well, harder than Croton Oil
adam clarke - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Adam Lynch

rockaddict - Lead - 28/Sep/13

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 27/Sep/13 with Andy

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/13 with Peter Harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/13

aking12 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Rosie Lynch

Adam_42 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Alkis

morganator - Solo - 01/Sep/13

Alkis - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Adam Butterworth

RosieLynch - 2nd dog - 01/Sep/13 with Anthony King

Tamati - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Jane

JRigby - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Will

One of the best VS climbs I have done, a definite must.
JoeMortimer_Trad - Lead - 07/Aug/13 with David Boothroyd

Nigel Bond - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Bern Hardman

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with bob

mamboochris - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Andrew

matthew_weightman - TR O/S - 16/Jun/13

Absolutely loved this route, not sure whether I could lead it but loved seconding it! Definitely worth 3 stars
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 12/May/13 with Becky, Chris Gardner

minaturechris - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with Stacey

Bex_M - 2nd dog - 12/May/13 with Chris Gardner, Stacey Jg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Drew

ClemB - Lead - 05/May/13

Drew Bennett - 2nd - 05/May/13 with shaun

Fell after not making the break, lack of crack skills telling, laybacking not enough, need to jam! Ropeburn, upside down, hate it, will be back...
ianbowles - Lead dnf - 04/May/13 with Max Bardwell

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Apr/13

Andrew Lodge - TR - 29/Apr/13 with Steve

Fragmod - 2nd - 28/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/13

Excellent route!
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Dan Gyi

David_Gledson - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13

Managed to get up the crack to the break but couldn't work out how to get up to an nice jam higher up the crack and after moving up two or three times to try and work up for it I ended up having to rest on the rope. After a bit of a breather on the rope I had another crack on it and used the jam I had to layback up to the nice hold and finished comfortably from there. I will be back for a clean lead!
MPSBunny - Lead dog - 21/Apr/13 with John Brannock

Got spat off halfway up (before the horizontal break) a couple of times. Seconded clean.
mariannekhoo - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/13 with Harry Trevelyan

Soft HVS?
Brannock - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/13

ran out of steam a couple of times but loads of fun!!
Jenny Monkey - TR - 07/Apr/13 with cheque, Luke Mansfield

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Mike, Jenny Monkey

Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with eleytim

Classic layback... Not much time to place gear, just go for it! Small cam stuck in half way up from someone else's lead helped.
dangmtb - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with richnorgate

treg - 2nd - 03/Apr/13 with Dan Osbaldeston

DanOsb - Lead - 03/Apr/13 with matt treg

steve prior - Lead - Apr/13 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/13

althesin - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Reds, schristophersmith

althesin - 2nd rpt - 05/Mar/13 with Reds

Reds - Lead β - 05/Mar/13 with Althesin

schristophersmith - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/13 with silas feaver, Ian Redfern

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Oli Charlesworth, Jon Taylor

nacnud - 2nd dog - 21/Feb/13

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Anna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/13 with Lewis Andrew

Slipped near top due to passing shower leaving things wet and injured Michael's finger (belaying from top), trip to A&E ensued.
slacky - 2nd - 01/Jan/13 with Michael Ghyoot

rlellis1 - 2nd - 2013

Tony Kartawick - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12

Jake Young - Lead rpt - 28/Nov/12 with Laura

lbarras - 2nd - 28/Nov/12 with jake

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Nov/12

ashtond6 - Lead - 24/Nov/12

Too pumped. I hate laybacking!
Dave 88 - 2nd dog - 24/Nov/12 with Double Knee Bar

Hardcore Pat - Lead β - 18/Nov/12 with Sir William of pettitsmith

Almost! :$
Jones_d - Lead dnf - 11/Nov/12 with Jon Harrison

had to hang on the rop mid crack. Desparately tried to jam it but gave up in the end and went for a scrabbling layback. Awesome route
Babika - 2nd dog - 10/Nov/12 with Charles Leek

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/12

Amazing as always!
climbingpixie - 2nd rpt - 03/Nov/12 with Andy

dr_botnik - Lead dog - 03/Nov/12 with Chris Daly-Roy

MoWalker3 - 03/Nov/12 with chrissy

Marcus Brewer - 2nd - 27/Oct/12 with JIMBO

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

Made it to the breaks, slapped a cam in pumped out and rested then finished. Tough at VS!
thomaspomfrett - Lead dog - 21/Oct/12 with Joe Callaghan, Will Morgan

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12

Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/12 with Ewan

riddle - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Ted Rogers

callaghanjoe - 2nd - 12/Oct/12

Bad Leader fall - 3m. Hit head/back. Foot slipped above cam - cam held
stingray_tara - Lead dnf - 06/Oct/12 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

stingray_tara - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/12 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

A hard route, RTFM!
riddle - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Tara

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/12

Good work, John
Cake - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/12 with John Cooper

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

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - Sep/12

Hidden - TR β - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12

jon59 - 2nd - 18/Jun/12

What can I say, I saw that it was going to be a pump fest. The guide book even warns of it. Got the gear as high as possible - tick. Went for it, hung around for too long. Got pumped, the anxiety kicked in and I cleanly down climbed from the crux - further than if I'd just carried on through it! Fun none the less. I shall be back!
Voltemands - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/12 with Carlene HIll

Went on to second the route after a DNF on lead.
Voltemands - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/12 with Carlene HIll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/12

Started lead, but pumped, so clean downclimb and seconded Paul.
nrhardy - 2nd - 24/May/12 with paul29uk

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/12

Carter - Lead dog - 05/May/12

A very fitting neighbor for nonsuch!
Andy Peak 1 - 04/May/12 with H washbrook

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 03/May/12 with Andrew

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Tom Dolden

one of best vs
Tom Doldon - 2nd O/S - 02/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - May/12

ldadams - 2nd - May/12

It's a cracker . . .
Falko - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Al W.

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd RP - 15/Apr/12 with Bryony Weathers

Bry - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Paul

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Kieran Myles

Should be E for energetic, not technical just bloody pumpy hard work. Definately felt harder than a few hvs' i've climbed. High in the grade on pure work levels. I'm no good at jamming and couldn't keep pushing with one of my feet to maintain the pressure of layback while moving hands up and fell a couple of times. Was exhausted by the finish. Will have to come back for a clean attack when i'm in better climbing shape.
lizzyb - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/12 with Andrew Janezko

Got too pumped, first lead fall. Must go back for a rematch
vix - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/12 with Alex

martin one - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/12 with Chris day

sopaz - 2nd - 06/Apr/12

Finally did it cleanly, finished left. Should be graded HVS 5b in my opinion.
Kirill - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/12 with Paul Baxter

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

Marq - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Steve Mount

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/12

Tough for the grade
andybirtwistle - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Keith Lonsdale

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

albt - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

MartinWilliams87 - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Richard Williams

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/12

Guy Wilson - Mar/12 with Plum

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Mar/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Feb/12

A hood honest VS as they say - quite full value but not too bad if you just layback quickly to the good bridging rest - far easier than the "HVS" to the right! An excellent and memorable climb anyway.
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Emily

CraigJ - 2nd dog - 26/Feb/12 with Matt Atkinson

Awesome route. Sustained laybacking - can't think of too many routes where you just keep hauling up such a clean natural line - great fun! Complete contrast to all the balancey stuff we'd just been doing. Want to come back and lead for the full experience!
andyjirvin - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12

Lead on Glenn's gear
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

still as weak as 3 years ago
Kirill - Lead dog - 19/Feb/12 with Paul Bolton, Graham Dolman

Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 19/Feb/12 with Graham Dolman, Kirill Spiridonov

Rested on gear at the break. Well pumped.
Double Knee Bar - Lead dog - 19/Feb/12 with TomBond

Pumpy!
stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/12 with Xandra

The One With the Pumpy Layback (and like, nothing else).
missxandrabee - 2nd dog - 18/Feb/12 with Boston Michael, Steve

Err... rested a couple of moves below the horizontal break. Well pumped.
stuaart - Lead - 29/Jan/12 with Ben, Neil Redgrave

Dogged to the break before being lowered off. Not the best warm-up!
Blisco - 2nd dnf - 28/Jan/12 with Matt Downes

Hidden - TR - 22/Jan/12

Still hard..
fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 22/Jan/12 with jim

Jim Malo - 2nd dog - 22/Jan/12 with Barry

the power - TR - 22/Jan/12 with paul29uk

cem - 2nd rpt - 08/Jan/12 with Graham Dolman

nice layback moves and tricky finish!
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12

samfayers - Lead - 06/Jan/12 with sars

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

AlanPedrick - 2012

admackie - 2012

cragtyke - Lead - 30/Nov/11 with gareth h

Unable to continue
Jim Malo - Lead dnf - 19/Nov/11 with Mark

Bloody hell!
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/11 with James Oswald

Lead on Colin's gear for fun. Felt much easier than last time! Ace
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/11 with Colin Angus

melonmike - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Nick

nic42 - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with mike

wirralclimber1984 - TR O/S - 03/Nov/11

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Mark

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Oct/11

pie_eater_pete - 2nd rpt - 24/Oct/11 with Dave Sargent

davewsargent - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with peter sargent

Come on ! It's never vs ; it's great though , HVS 5a , as a route it's harder than' fringe benefits'
cobweb - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with martyn hopson

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/11 with Alan Mountford

hotfeet - Lead - 07/Oct/11 with Matthew

packs it in..
Helen Gibson - Lead - 04/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

shouter - Lead - 24/Sep/11

Thuggy laybacking, but great route.
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/11 with Dan, Matt Payne

cheeky - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/11 with Mark Philipson

JonnoP - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Paul Burke

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Sep/11

Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

Gets harder as the years roll by!
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Graham Parkes

quality climbing, quite tricky at the top which i wasn't expecting
lithos - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with George Wright

excellent lead by rob, one piece of gear then went for it
pebbles - 2nd - 15/Aug/11 with george, rob

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with Nicola Pettit

martin one - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/11 with joel

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Andy Houseman, Duncan Bell

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

After seconding this clean I don't see why this route wouldn't get HVS 4c it's way more pumpy than many HVS routes and many a HVS leader would struggle on this (me for starters)
CurlyStevo - 2nd - Aug/11 with Kenny

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Si

Nice pumpy warm up...
ojp - 2nd β - 30/Jul/11 with Dave

2nded a couple of times before, felt much harder on lead!
Oliver Houston - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/11

BeccaSnowden - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/11 with Oliver Houston

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/11 with Becca, Ollie

Jonni - 2nd - Jun/11

A gem
Cake - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with John Cooper

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Matt Robinson

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Tom Nichols

Matt_L_Robinson - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/May/11

busdriver - 2nd - 29/May/11 with Chris

Simon_Letman - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hard work, glad I wasn't leading. Pumpy as you like completely ran out of steam.
krikoman - 2nd dog - 29/May/11 with 1_Rich Brown, Kev Gibbs

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/May/11

This is a VS not for the faint hearted, really hard work and commiting
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 16/May/11 with Gareth Hoosen

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Ian Stokes

pumptastic.
Duck Egg - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/11

Bry - 2nd β - 14/May/11 with Simon, Jim

migs493 - 2nd β - 01/May/11 with LO

lozowen - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Amy Kilpin - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Jim Brownlow - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/11 with Liam O'Loughlin

geddicakes - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 13/Apr/11

TomPR - Lead - 12/Apr/11

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Belaying Henry and having his first three bits of gear ready to clip probably counts as beta.
will_benfold - Lead β - 09/Apr/11 with Henry Northern

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

I was very intimidated by this route's reputation, but once at the base of the crack I felt calm. Not as hard as I thought it would be but it doesn't half get you pumped.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Pete

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/11

Dave Gilling - 2nd - 05/Apr/11 with Jamie Lilleman

WalnutHorse - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11

Proper ard stuff!
landskip - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

I will not be leading this!! You can at least rest at the top of the crack but it's not all over!
Batt - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Matt Box

Got mega pumped on this one: laybacking back down after getting cold feet when above my gear didn't help - first outing this year though. Worth the stars.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Rach Batt, Verity Payne

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jan/11

Funny how many folks vote hard for V.S, thats HVS then!!, good route, bit stiff for first day out on grit in a while..
fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 22/Jan/11 with liv_the_div, daveyw

Hidden - Lead - 2011

mwatson - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Chris Hind - 2011

the power - 2011

ash longreach - 2nd - 2011 with Chris Hind, jim

Hidden - 2011

Happy to dog this as dogged it last time too so not worth pulling til I puke for a clean ascent...
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead dog - 12/Dec/10 with Coatesy

Richard P Coates - 2nd dog - 12/Dec/10 with ianjfsutcliffe

drysori - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Jon

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Bertie

odox - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Jake

Hampered by rain and the fact that it's flippin' nails! nice one
Guy Atkinson - Lead RP - 28/Oct/10 with Matt Tregellas

Get's the same grade as Jonathan's Chimney, but it's like the crux of JC times 20. 4c, but super sustained.
treg - 2nd - 28/Oct/10 with Guy Atkinson

This is one of my favourite VS's. Awesome. Placed a couple of bits of bomber, high gear. Came down for a rest and then went for it! One must climb quickly! Had enough strength left to place a cam in the break and then a nut. Big slap for the top! AWESOME! :)
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/10 with Michael Fallon

with mark laybacking with an interesting twist sustained
philb - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Lovely!
AlexxelA - 2nd O/S - Oct/10 with Alex Williams

dannygiblin - Lead - Oct/10

Fell off this a year ago. Really hard, loads of gear but only if you're not too pumped to place it!! Relieved to have done it now! :) HVS!!
BeccaSnowden - Lead RP - 30/Sep/10 with Tom

pog100 - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Meirion, Cath Walton

awesome route, proper laybacking, hard work.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/10

Lead up after Ahmad's fine effort. Great route. 3* Direct finish at the end is well worth doing, which if it's done towards the left is more like HVS
Jon_Warner - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Ahmed

Powerful layback on good holds. Can't hang around too long putting in gear.
nick ferro - 12/Sep/10

pwilkie - Lead dog - 12/Sep/10 with nick ferro

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

Good laybacking, minimal protection (it's overrated!). Doesn't quite compare to the challenge of the Crank at Ramshaw Rocks which is at the same grade though.
Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mark J, Ian Jenkins

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/10

Jules Lane - 2nd dog - Sep/10 with Dan

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Jasmine Taplin

Alkis - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Chris Nawrat

Cracking!
JRae - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Oli H

Oliver Houston - 2nd - 05/Aug/10

Excellent
drewish - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with SteveE9

Great lead!
ben_250 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Tom

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 23/Jun/10 with Ben 250

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/10

TimKnight - 2nd - 18/Jun/10 with Paul Anker

Joemanglerocks - Lead - 18/Jun/10 with TimKnight

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Michael Ryan - Lead - 17/May/10 with Sarah Stirling

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/10

Shauna - Lead rpt - 15/May/10 with Sari

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

So good I did it twice.
sopaz - TR O/S - 15/May/10

OMG this climb should be on the top 50 list in Rockfax and is an absolute must for anyone learning to climb on grit. Bomber gear, jamming to get into the crack two more solid runners then textbook laybacking(my first)up to the horizontal breaks. Manged to place gear while laybacking and got a good rest at the top break before taking the left hand exit. Pumped but delighted!
climbinmunkey - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Helen

nacnud - 2nd - 07/May/10 with Natalie Tanzer

natalietanzer - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Duncan

pabbage - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 03/May/10 with H washbrook

schaff - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Tim

Birdo - May/10 with Daniel Wicks

fionaholt - 2nd - May/10 with jonny

DanH9883 - Lead - 28/Apr/10 with Lee

peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/10 with DanH9883

best route to date
LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with paul sexton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/10

jwpil - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Gordon

gordonday - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10

wolverine - 04/Apr/10

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Sam

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 01/Apr/10 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 01/Apr/10 with Mark Williams

The crack claimed another sacrifice! Complete lack of stamina and commitment on my part.
adamscottthomas - Lead dog - 28/Mar/10 with Richard Draisy

bridget143 - Lead dog - 28/Mar/10 with Ben Salussolia

westaway - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10

As the description says, a route from when men were men. Pumped out very soon, proper laybacking here
pedro.silva - 2nd dog - 10/Mar/10 with Kafoozalem

alisonsmigova - 2nd dog - 07/Mar/10

alisonsmigova - 2nd - 07/Mar/10

Superb climb, loved every minute.
jack89 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/10 with Oliver

Oliver Houston - 2nd - 02/Mar/10

Luke first attempted to lead, but finally gave up and was lowered off after several pieces of gear were placed. Then I took over using the same rope end with those gear already clipped. I found myself to be airborne before I noticed and even before I reached Luke's high point (namely in practically the top-rope section)... Wet rocks are to blame? Nevertheless I was terribly annoyed with my own performance!
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 06/Feb/10 with P Luke

Laybacked all the way up.....fantastic!
Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Steve

colin milton - 2nd dog - 18/Jan/10 with shaun l

Seymore Butt - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

pie_eater_pete - 2010

Stiff warm up on a cold day. Hung a rest at the break before squirming over the piss wrapped final moves.
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead - 27/Dec/09 with Big Frank

Ollie B - Lead - 09/Dec/09

Em66 - 2nd - 05/Dec/09 with MUMC

Good for VS
mark20 - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/09 with Mark Mercer

cayteye - 2nd - 17/Oct/09 with Paul Highams

tradguy - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with katy dartford

feilx - Solo rpt - 11/Oct/09

decs - AltLd - 05/Oct/09 with Tom

Very good, and obviously pumpy. Didnt make the most of the rest at the top of the crack, then muffed the next move and had to sit on the rope (twice:() Poor form; great route. Get those feet high, and don't stop (till you get enough..)
Conor1 - 2nd dog - 03/Oct/09 with Danny Carden

Shit, I was pumped (which I was told not to be)...
christianevensen - Lead dog - Oct/09

Rosie Henstock - 2nd - 23/Sep/09 with Laurence

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/09 with Rosie Henstock

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Chris Havill

Lots of effort required, very pleased to onsight.
jeffsheard - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/09

Brown - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Evan

metal arms - Lead - 23/Aug/09

horrible, horrible horrible. fell and almost couldnt climb anymore. tried to layback the whole crack. STOOOPID.
ungracefulathlete - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/09 with Tim

Started with tired arms after Roof Route and Groove Route: not a good idea! Layback was nice, but the fingers weren't working by the time I got the the break... bit of a downclimb and undignified drop followed. Oh well, to be expected if I will start already tired... shouldn't be a problem when fresh.
andybuckley - Lead dnf - 31/May/09 with Dave Williams

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

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Alan

I thought pretty hard for VS! Good bomber gear, but inorder to stop and place it you have to be in a strenuous layback position or stood on poor smears, bar the first piece. The top was also suprisingly difficult, the move getting from the first break to stood on the ledge above.
Reaver2k - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with Dan Woolnough

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/May/09

danm - Lead - 07/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/09

tommytwotone - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/09 with Nigel

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Andrew

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/09

Alfredo - Lead - 03/Apr/09 with Tim

deklan - Lead - 01/Apr/09 with mike, paul

paul1234 - 2nd - 01/Apr/09 with eggs in any form

Mick r - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with big Rob

mol - 2nd - 22/Mar/09 with Jesse

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 22/Mar/09 with Molly Thompson

swoosh - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Pat Dawson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/09

richardhopton - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/09 with Madmats

gethin_allen - Lead O/S - Mar/09

smokeyj - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Rachel

Kirill - Lead dog - 31/Jan/09 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd rpt - 31/Jan/09 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hannah Moulton - 2nd - 2009 with AD

keith leonard - 2009

stephenhartley - Lead O/S - 2009

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 2009

jimsrankin - Lead - Dec/08 with Andy

Good pumpy route but with more decent bridging rests than I'd expected.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/08 with Ollie

Good work Al. Three falls for me. Pitiful.
embob - 2nd - 22/Nov/08 with Alex

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead - 22/Nov/08

bridget143 - Lead dnf - 01/Nov/08 with Mike Pike

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Phil

davidwright - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Oct/08

TomHaigh - Lead RP - 07/Oct/08 with Phil Parker

TomHaigh - Lead rpt - Oct/08 with Phil Parker

Walsh lead but had a couple of rests on the rope but it was still a good lead! Hard for the grade.
Creep_pea - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Walsh

highrepute - Lead - 20/Sep/08

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Michael

Trigoc - Lead - Sep/08

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Lindsey Pearson

highrepute - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/08

Profile Removed 22 - 2nd dog - 24/Jul/08 with Rich

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/08 with Harry Martin

jl - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08 with Penny

pennyb - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/08 with Jon

Matthallinan - 2nd - 11/Jun/08 with Ben Carter

morganator - Solo - 25/May/08

rogersavery - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Pete Denver

spqr - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Ed Shaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/08

gforce - Lead - 12/May/08 with Emma

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead - Apr/08

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/08 with emlyn roberts

emlynroberts - 2nd - 15/Mar/08 with Will Malcolm (BUMS)

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Mar/08

Got pumped and died!
plastikman - 2nd dog - 01/Mar/08 with Ian

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Feb/08

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Mike Nuttall

blast through the layback or get pumped and die.. bold is the way to get through this one
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Dom and Jude

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/08 with Jonny

Fantastic
Smeegan - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Owen

TomHaigh - Lead dog - Feb/08 with Fraser

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Graham

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

nofx - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Strenuous laybacking, thank goodness for the horizontal break!
DannyK - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/07 with pep

feilx - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/07 with Phil Davis

Almost fell near top!! Laybacking straightforward enough though.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/07 with Haydn Martin

slacky - 15/Dec/07 with Gary Shephard

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/07

Andrew Barker - 2nd O/S - Dec/07 with Chunk

Raining and cold
alexharv3y - Lead dnf - 24/Nov/07

alaan - Solo rpt - 14/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/07

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 10/Nov/07 with Nick Willis & John Buchan

Fantastic route but the sort the phrase, 'VS? My arse!' was invented. No hard moves, just hard work. Feels fair at the grade once you've topped out but it's hard not to feel sandbagged when you're pumped stupid halfway up the layback!
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with SecretSquirrel

DavidR - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07

cem - 2nd rpt - 03/Nov/07 with Gerard Thornley

Hidden - Solo - 03/Oct/07

pauldr - Sep/07 with paul

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07

Colossal, made all the sweeter by having walked to the crag from home (took 90 mins though)! A must at the grade...
curly8 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/07 with stevo

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Chris FitzHugh

Hidden - Lead dnf - Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/07

jimsrankin - Lead rpt - 26/May/07 with Mel

climbingrick - Lead O/S - 20/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/07

c_s_hawkins - 29/Apr/07 with sarah

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Little Old Lady

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/07

givemetea - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/07 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - TR - 20/Apr/07

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Ben VK, Phil Woodhead, Jo Owen

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with NCC Nic

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Tom Pascall

Stig - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/07 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Mar/07

david morse - 2nd - 11/Mar/07 with ric moat

gazfellows - 2nd - Mar/07

Nicos - Solo rpt - 27/Feb/07 with dan woolnough

Benjones45_99 - 2nd O/S - Feb/07 with Sam Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd β - 16/Dec/06

v.tough for vs. excellent laybacking tho
JackMountains - Lead dog - 14/Dec/06 with David Hakes

petellis - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/06 with Alaan

featuresforfeet - 2nd dog - 19/Nov/06 with SecretSquirrel

IanJackson - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/06 with Big Ian

cem - Lead rpt - 05/Nov/06 with Natasha Geere, Graham Dolman

danm - 2nd - Nov/06 with Kieran

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Oct/06

Short fall after failing to commit to the layback but was easy when i actually did the moves properly. (The blood trail is proof that I did get to the top!)
SecretSquirrel - Lead - 15/Oct/06 with steve

A gem of a route, and the laybacking isn't as hard as it looks.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Fiend

Rampikino - Lead - 13/Oct/06 with MMC Various

SteveM - Lead - 30/Sep/06 with Tobs

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/06

Great lead by Simon. I'd like to lead it - one day!
JohnHutch - 2nd - 19/May/06 with SC

Si Croft - Lead - 19/May/06 with JH

Lev - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06

cornishben - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Edouard Vincent

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06 with helen gibson

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/06 with Pippa Froggatt

kp64zl - Lead - Apr/06 with Mike L

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/06

jimdanson - 2nd - 22/Jan/06 with Dan Robinson

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Bob

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jan/06

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jan/06

Was surprised to find the top-out harder than the layback.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/06 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2006

jimsrankin - Lead O/S - 2006 with Gro

Ian Hamer - Lead O/S - 2006 with Mog

alaan - Lead O/S - Dec/05 with Eurodice

Very strenuous. Laybacking is really not for my little T-Rex arms. Well led by CF.
peas - 2nd dog - Dec/05 with Chris Ford

Nicos - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/05 with danny carden

Jack Symmons - Lead - Oct/05 with Chris T

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Good route not as tough as i expected
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Steve Ramsden

markbenton - 10/May/05

Climb fast!
JohnHutch - TR - 29/Apr/05 with L

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

shark - 2nd - 31/Oct/04 with Jon Winter

Mark Adams - 2nd - 19/Sep/04

Phil West - Lead O/S - 22/May/04 with Chris Tan

r0b - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/04 with Andy Smith

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/04 with Chris

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - Mar/04 with Luisa Giles

peter myers - TR - Mar/04 with ian macintosh

mikeshewring - 2nd - Dec/03

Brutal
LankyPaddy - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/03 with Alistair Ross

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Laura

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/03

Scotsken - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/02

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - Sep/02 with Pete Krug

Hidden - Lead - Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/02

John Marsland - Lead - 16/Feb/02 with Ant Williams

willackers - Lead O/S - 2002 with J.Bickerstaff

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Dec/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/01

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/01

Hidden - Solo - 27/Oct/01

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Oct/01

Stone Muppet - 2001

Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 2001

tommytwotone - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/00 with Richard Hatton

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 10/May/00 with Claire Graham

cem - 2nd - 16/Jan/00 with Graham Dolman

tlr - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

rurp - Lead O/S - 2000

Rich Malcolm - Lead dog - 10/Jul/99 with Andy Perry, Rich Hewitt

Strenuous!
Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/98 with Ian Makin

Tough, worth HVS to me.
Rog Wilko - 2nd - Mar/98 with Adrian Perkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/98

Good effort!
MONKEY78 - Lead - 01/Nov/97 with Dave Irving, Chris Gilligan

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jul/97

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1997

David Smith - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/96

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/May/95 with Dee Herbert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/95

Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Olivia Horner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/94

ste_d - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/94 with mik

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 16/Jan/94

bullybones - Lead - 1994

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Oct/93

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/93

Roget - Solo O/S - 23/May/93

babymoac - Lead - 22/May/93 with Capesy

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/93

rob.grafton - Lead - 10/Apr/92 with jim h, chris pugh, Bruce

Tony Little - Solo β - 16/Feb/92 with Merk and Guy

NickJH - 2nd O/S - Jan/92 with D Picker

craig h - 2nd O/S - 27/May/91 with Paul Braithwaite

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 18/May/91 with Karen Veale, Martin Veale

Hidden - Solo - Oct/90

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/90

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 16/Feb/90 with Kim Greenald

leathers - 1990

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Iain Thow - 2nd - 10/Sep/88 with Steve di Ponio

Pete Pozman - 2nd rpt - 03/Mar/88 with John Byrne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/87

Hidden - Lead - 08/Feb/87

malc - 2nd - 07/Aug/83

mikej - 2nd - 04/Jun/83 with Mike Byles

Tom V - 1983

Hidden - Solo - 24/Apr/76

Hidden - 2nd - 1975

Andy Say - 2nd - 1972

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Voting
Total votes cast 470
hard HVS0 of 168
HVS1 of 168
easy HVS29 of 168
hard VS110 of 168
VS27 of 168
easy VS1 of 168
hard HS0 of 168
HS0 of 168
easy HS0 of 168
hard 5a0 of 158
5a0 of 158
easy 5a21 of 158
hard 4c54 of 158
4c79 of 158
easy 4c4 of 158
hard 4b0 of 158
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easy 4b0 of 158
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Style of ascent

Soloed20 of 610 (3.3%)
Lead321 of 610 (52.6%)
Followed213 of 610 (34.9%)
Toproped15 of 610 (2.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 610 (0.2%)
Unknown40 of 610 (6.6%)

'Climbed'227 of 610 (37.2%)
clean O/S251 of 610 (41.1%)
clean β9 of 610 (1.5%)
clean rpt51 of 610 (8.4%)
clean RP5 of 610 (0.8%)
dogged53 of 610 (8.7%)
dnf14 of 610 (2.3%)