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The pleasant arete of the bay by boldish laybacking. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1993

Hidden 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
adam carless 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S

That's a fairly spicy move for HVS 5a. Couple of slightly rattly Peanuts for gear, with a long reach off rather thin holds. Unless it's me either being too short or too blinkered.

with claire lee, JRo
Hidden 03/Sep/17 Lead O/S
LBrown 25/Aug/17 Solo
Teappleby 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
tprebs 16/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Ben Bransby 09/Jun/17 Solo
keitht 21/May/17 Lead
Wizzy 07/May/17 Solo O/S

seemed very soft

KMOLL 22/Apr/17 TR O/S
KMOLL 22/Apr/17 TR dnf
M.hoffmann 22/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Kipper-Phil Smith 05/Aug/16 Solo
Davidchatterton 24/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Fraz
MD 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Quite bold, I didn't trust the gear so felt like a solo. Would be easier for the tall.

with Richard H
Dan Vaj 27/Apr/16 2nd

1 point of aid as rain and snow came down.....

with Khalid
khalidq 27/Apr/16 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S
devious wally 21/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Andrew Barker 20/Apr/16 Solo O/S
dom94 17/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Roberttaylor 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S
allyrocke 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 13/Mar/16 Solo
williap 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S

hard to say what is in to the right and what isnt/ but kept one hand on arete at all times and felt HVS. took some mental focus

with Chris Waddle
Robin Nichols 25/Nov/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/15 TR
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd
nick ferro 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 23/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Jimbo C 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Not the most fun route. Tiny gear just about protects a series of thin, reachy, barn-doory moves with zero independence from the nearby corner.

with Chris
cpoad 09/Jul/15 Solo O/S
fabricio 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with lee
scottcoates 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/15 Lead
craig.england1 ??/2015 2nd
Matt Shepherd 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
robblowen 24/Sep/14 TR O/S

Top rope solo.

DanChad 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

The layback move was quite tough.

Chris Murray 07/Sep/14 2nd

One move wonder.....but what a move!

Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
sibluer 28/Aug/14 Lead
callum2806 28/Aug/14 2nd 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S

A wet and windy day!

with Robin Edwards
Hidden 05/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/14 2nd
Hardcore Pat 15/Jul/14 Solo β
thisaintcatchy 22/Jun/14 TR dog
john_ni 03/Jun/14 2nd
john max 03/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd
simontyrrell 28/May/14 Lead
marcduhig 04/May/14 Solo O/S
Derek Furze 23/Apr/14 Lead
with Paul Mitchell
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Lead β
Lazytraveller 12/Apr/14 Lead β
with Chloe Mead, Cherrelle, Tom Luff
rich_hw 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Nick1812P 17/Dec/13 Solo
dr_botnik 08/Oct/13 Lead O/S

climbed on left side. bit of a danger route

davebrox 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Fiona
DanOsb 04/Aug/13 Lead
with pat dawson, claire-jane carter
davewsargent 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with andy neath
jshields 19/Jun/13 Lead
with Andy Neath, Dave Sargent
Lazytraveller 06/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Topped out, then slipped off top gear ripped out, first ground fall very scary stuff,only arm hurts could have been a lot worse

Oliver Houston 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sarah
deacondeacon 12/Dec/12 Lead O/S
woodsy 18/Nov/12 Lead
with cliff s
riddle 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Tara
mattgrange 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
shouter 28/Jul/12 2nd
migs493 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

HVS Challenge

with LO
dannyboy83 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Mr Tickle 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Russtygibbons 27/May/12 2nd β
richardashe 26/May/12 Lead O/S
andil 20/May/12 2nd O/S
boulderholder 20/May/12 Lead O/S
MariaT 20/May/12 TR dog
Ian Hylands ?/May/12 TR rpt
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Elise2977 ?/Mar/12 2nd rpt
iwebster59017 09/Nov/11 Lead O/S

finished direct, the pull out up and left was drenched!!

with MarkRoe
cleft88 ?/Oct/11 Lead
with Ozzy
hailtryfan ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
max_chan 29/Sep/11 2nd O/S
ed_1973 27/Aug/11 2nd
tradguy 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Ed Lamb
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Goose4 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
duncandarnell ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Duncan Bell
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
haydng 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Hannah
brices 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Chris_barr 09/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Matt Bennett 09/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Sam Corbett
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Dave Rumney 28/Jun/09 Lead
with Sean Roberts
Strong Steve 25/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 23/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Ade Kirk
PenJD 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Heather Swift
willoates ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S

hard for the grade

with Chrissy
Tbaldwin-uk ?/Mar/09 TR
Brown 08/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead dog
mel holmes 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Tony Reed
Hidden 09/Apr/08 Solo
TonyP 29/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Nic
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/07 Solo O/S
mitch 07/Oct/07 TR O/S
with Phil Ashton
AJ007 05/Oct/07 Solo
barni 16/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Glyn
Hidden 14/Jul/07 TR O/S
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Nicos 04/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Pythonist 13/Sep/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 31/May/04 Lead
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
RussB 29/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Leigh, Alex H
Dave Mason ?/Dec/02 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Mark Stevenson 27/May/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
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