Samson's Delight HS 4c
8m. The cracked arete is another steep one, though short-lived. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Hatton 1963

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This climb is in 191 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

had a couple of rests, didnt commit to the hand jams. the first of my 3 fails of the day!Steep!
The Norris - Lead dog - 28/Sep/14 with Gem

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/14

giuly - Lead - 21/Sep/14 with Robin Oliver

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/14

Tricky and committing - felt very hard for HS.
Ramblin dave - Lead dnf - 07/Sep/14

danm - Lead - 12/Jul/14

I think it's this one steep
pawel suhy - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with WillCook

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14

birthers - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Caroline C

caroline256 - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Tom B

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 17/May/14

MD - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Jo

Making the break was hard and done with no style whatsoever.
Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Mike D

A very nice little route.
jbb - Solo - 03/May/14

mol - 2nd - 21/Apr/14 with Jesse

Tough climb, great lead by Tom
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 15/Apr/14 with Tom

Horrid
monkeyman79 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Jon Hubbard

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Cass

Pete Sanger - Lead dog - 13/Jan/14

Diggler - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/13 with jeffb, Calder

Calder - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with jeffb, Mark

jeffb - Lead - 05/Oct/13 with diggler, Calder

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Mark

BnB - 01/Sep/13

Milne - 01/Sep/13 with Jenny

Brown - Solo - 30/Jul/13 with James T

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

Sweaty betty hands
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Liz Smith

lizard-16-07 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Matt Fuller

gpcomps - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Mark L, poya

tomdadom - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with ChrisP

alexcollins123 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

blackholesun - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

kcollender - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Tim George

TimG - Lead dog - 05/May/13 with Kilian Collender

on turbo spa course, bloody cold hands and an underestimation of the route when seconding led to a slightly embarrassing f*** up. Learn lesson for next time!
65m moderate millington - 2nd dog - 03/Mar/13

frost - Solo - 18/Feb/13 with Adam

Neil D - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Nadeem Rahim

AielSavage - Lead - 07/Oct/12

CarlaJG - 2nd - 07/Oct/12

wank
the power - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with paul29uk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

1st real go at jamming/ crack climbing wish it was longer. Great climb tho
Iron Face - Lead - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

philgriffiths - 2nd dog - 08/Sep/12 with Rich Payne

Good route, felt solid VS 4c to me
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

Jumped on this after Steve didn't fancy it...lovely climb, short and sweet.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Charley Fell, Steven Fletcher

chumleywarner - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Angela Paul

charley - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Alex, Steve Fletcher, Ange, Kev

andork123 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12

joermann - Lead - 12/Aug/12

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Steve Hillier

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/12

Steve J P - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with BW

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 22/Jul/12 with sp

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/12

Did nit enjoy this in the wind, harder than it looked.
tjsx101 - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12 with Chris Playfoot

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

Found this really tough for HS. Quite steep and had to rest on gear. The hidden holds are so hidden I never found them!
Leelogs - Lead dog - 20/May/12 with SCC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

Pumped out and couldn't commit to the crux.
J25 - Lead dnf - 12/May/12

sam coward - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Helen

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/May/12

Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/12

Falko - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Les Deakin

Les Deakin - Lead - 13/Mar/12 with Falko Rech

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Nov/11

hotfeet - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Tough for HS? Or was it because it was the first climb of the day?
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Verity Payne

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Oct/11

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

999thAndy - 2nd - 19/Aug/11

pretty tricky.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Rick Gibbon

BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Catherine

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Ketu - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Charles II

highfivekrissy - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Hannah Pinhey

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Paul Greenhead, Andrew Porter, Sarah Pentelow

GuyVG - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/11

PaulGreenhead - Lead - 26/Mar/11 with Andrew Porter

Horrible for extremely short people. Finished on 2nd.
Alex Shermer - Lead dnf - 24/Feb/11 with Joel Green

mwatson - 2011

kal darton - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/10

RalphC - Lead - 07/Nov/10 with Caroline

jaimer - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Mikael Collin

Followed Ged's example and moved in from the left - tough for the grade!
Pete Nugent - 2nd - 31/Oct/10 with Ged Barlow

Possibly seconded a few years ago. Very pumpy.
James_D - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/10 with Tim

thetourist - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

SteveM - Lead - 18/Sep/10 with Andy

Alpandy - 2nd - 18/Sep/10 with Steve

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Dan M

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Sep/10

mattgrange - AltLd - 31/Aug/10 with Dave

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/10

Bitchin hard for HS, so pumped. Although I may have missed the 'hidden holds'. Smaller hands would have helped, done easier routes at HVS
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Spiros

A bit awkward due to avoiding hand jams
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Peak CC

a bit of a fight
Pilch - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/10

pabbage - 23/Jun/10

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

Rob Jarratt - Lead dog - 15/Jun/10 with Julie Hardie, Andy Crawley

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/10

Duck Egg - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Jamie Moss

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/May/10

NHARRIS - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/May/10

samuel_w - Lead O/S - May/10

Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Ben Wallace

heavy Belay - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with Fisher

Lead (with first runner threaded) after Luke bailed off it.
Hardonicus - Lead - 04/Apr/10 with Luke Donaldson

Turns out I was climbing it all wrong. Pumped myself out
grubes - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/10 with Haydn

grubes - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/10 with Haydn

Bex_M - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/09 with Blue

david morse - Solo - 12/Sep/09 with mikey em BB andy G anna x2

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/09

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Ed O'Connell

Luke Goddard - TR - 12/Sep/09 with Ed O'Connell, Mark Williams

jasonpm - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Nick

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Aug/09

RalphC - Lead - 02/Aug/09 with Caroline

mark20 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

tiga271 - 2nd - 25/Jul/09 with mark20

smudge - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Dan Poulter

djp1 - Lead - 24/Jun/09 with smudge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09

Pretty brutal at HS. BMC guide mentioned hidden holds but they were too well hidden for me.
max_chan - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Lou

kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Steve Woolass

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/May/09

Ben Watts - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09

mjeffery - Lead - 18/Apr/09

feels quite serious - crux moves off crap jam
howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Pippa and Graeme

couldnt reach the reasonable jam so had to layback
pippa_g - 2nd - 15/Apr/09 with howlingbaboon/graeme

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/09

Nicos - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/09 with matt bates, si shaw

NHARRIS - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/09

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

Bit of a tussle with this one! Straight over the lip are some good holds, then some jams in the break. Placed some gear, left hand on left arete and moved up with left foot on arete. Slide right hand jams up and reach into break, two solid jams, place some more gear and jam up the next section. Both Becca and Lisa had a bit of a struggle on this, Mike managed fine, good practice for jamming although pretty sustained really!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Tom, Graeme, Lisa, Michael, Becca

btc - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Susannah Ellis

cymjt - 2009

davidwright - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/08

Mark Adams - Lead - 15/Jun/08

Extended boulder problem
Dave Foster - Solo O/S - Jun/08 with Bryn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Jaime

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Mar/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

mooseloose - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Jaimie

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/07

hang_about - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/07

galpinos - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Rosie A

Mr Sparkle - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Mike Hayes, Paul Phillips

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Matt Sparkes

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

John Lisle - 2007

Hannah Moulton - 2007

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06 with John Inkpen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/06

adam carless - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/06 with Nick Smith - UKC

mrsmish - 2nd dog - 12/Aug/06 with steve mee

steve mee - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Mich Mee

chrisclimber_1986 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Chris Nawrat

Stig - 2nd O/S - 09/May/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

JB - 2nd dnf - 29/Apr/06

ebunick - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Dr (Danger) John

jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Nick Warren

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/05

philboy - 2nd - 30/May/05 with matt g

rob k - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/May/02

Hidden - Solo - 03/Nov/01

Iain Thow - Lead - 22/Oct/00 with Jeremy (High Peak Group)

leathers - 1992

mark-abz - Solo - 02/Sep/87

Tom V - 1985

Hidden - Solo - 24/Aug/80

Mark Kemball - Solo - 25/Nov/78

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