Rockfax Description
The blunt rib is balancy and leads to an awkward finish that is a grade harder if the crack on the right is ignored! © Rockfax

FA. Graham Hulley 1994

dwc 15/Oct/17 2nd O/S
jim182 15/Oct/17 Lead dnf

Escaped right up the v.diff

with John H
tsl42 24/Sep/17 Lead dnf

Ditched out right because couldn't commit. VS 5a seems an odd grade, climbing not hard but bold in places so HVS 4c more appropriate? Or did I miss some runners?

Hidden ?/Aug/17 Lead RP
benkay119 07/Jun/17 Lead
Mick r 07/May/17 2nd O/S
with Steve Smith, Tony H
Tony Holdsworth 07/May/17 2nd
with Mick r
Hidden 23/Apr/17 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/17 TR
Droyd 11/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Alan
Hidden 11/Apr/17 2nd
tim.rose2 21/Mar/17 TR
Paul Hy 03/Jan/17 2nd rpt
with Phil O
mrphilipoldham 03/Jan/17 Lead O/S
Marl 27/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Roped solo using grigri

MusicalMountaineer 05/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Used the thin crack at the top, fairly unavoidable unless you're a toddler! Nice grit slab between spaced gear.

with Joe
davash91 05/Nov/16 2nd
fuzzysheep01 05/Nov/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Capricorn One 30/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Sam
sdixon 08/Oct/16 2nd
JHiley 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Used the crack edge (Right arête) at the top

with Sarah
Georgie25 24/Sep/16 Lead
Keith Swainson 24/Sep/16 2nd β
with Georgie
chrisdjackson 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with joel
GwilymR 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Stephane
Hidden 14/May/16 2nd
Sarah Roscoe 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 13/May/16 Lead O/S
with Emma
Hidden 24/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/16 2nd
gazfellows 23/Apr/16 Lead
JasonK 27/Feb/16 Lead
with Greg B
Capricorn One 27/Feb/16 2nd
with JasonK
Hidden 27/Feb/16 Lead rpt
MrFantastic 01/Feb/16 Sent O/S

Used crack

with Zofia
Psych ?/Feb/16 2nd O/S
RKirke 05/Dec/15 Solo O/S
charley 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Mark
MDR61 15/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with charley
ianbowles 09/Aug/15 TR rpt

Enjoyed the climb, last 1/3 the HVS part, would be stiff on lead

with Max Bardwell
louiseclimbsthings 09/Jun/15 TR
with Zoe, Lucy, Hannah
Pero 06/Jun/15 Lead
Jamie Brown 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S
SuperLee1985 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Definately not HVS (if you use the crack, which I did). Felt really comfortable all the way up, plenty of gear (although i did place some on burch butress), possibly a 5a move before the crack trusting a slopey foot hold with poor hands, but didn't feel tha hard. Mind i find slabs much easier than anything else so may be harder for other people.

with Tom Swift
lithos 06/Jun/15 Lead

awkward at top, used crack on left (as per old guide description !). Are we allowed arete on right ?

with karl c
cpoad 30/May/15 Lead dnf

Couldn't commit to last move a way above gear. I should have used a mantle but didn't see that.

with Danny T (CC)
LDudill 23/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd O/S
Joey C 22/May/15 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 07/Mar/15 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead
ralphio 10/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andypeak 10/Feb/15 2nd
Paul Hy 06/Feb/15 Lead O/S

no 5a moves on it but bold so should be HVS 4c as in BMC book.

with Lee W
lee1234 06/Feb/15 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
Luke Dawson 06/Feb/15 Solo O/S
the power 10/Jan/15 Lead rpt
with deacon
Hidden 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
pawel suhy 19/Oct/14 2nd dog
Bernie L 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Bastian B?hler
ChrisVickers 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
David Mayers 16/Aug/14 2nd
with Stuart Howard
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead
keith leonard 10/Jun/14 Lead
Alex_Derbyshire 22/May/14 Lead
Markheighton 22/May/14 2nd
Gudge 09/May/14 Lead O/S

Without crack on left!

with Helen B
helin 09/May/14 2nd
with chris
neilwiltshire 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Easy in the grade, only thing that makes it VS is that there's no gear after the half way point.

with Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Mar/14 TR
Jim Malo 02/Feb/14 TR rpt
with Martina, Mikael, Mark
marcduhig 01/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Ian MK 01/Sep/13 Solo β
oodie72 01/Sep/13 Solo O/S
scott.hill 01/Sep/13 TR O/S
Wayne S 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

HVS 4C in BMC Guide. Perhaps a better grade.

Michael-H 02/Jun/13 2nd
with Wayne S
Jake Young 22/May/13 Solo O/S

committing moves at the top

Hidden 12/May/13 Lead
the power 12/May/13 2nd rpt
stefie c 08/May/13 Lead O/S
ianbowles 04/May/13 Lead O/S

Found top third a challenge and used crack

with Max Bardwell
Jim Slater 30/Apr/13 Solo rpt
gazfellows 28/Apr/13 Lead

Brilliant slab climbing with a nice mantel to finish !

with Nic
uphillnow 23/Apr/13 Lead
WillDoyle 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
benkelsey 13/Apr/13 Solo O/S
with HPC
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 23/Feb/13 2nd O/S

worth a star even if it is a bit eliminate

the power 23/Feb/13 Lead
with rob
sting 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with kwaidy
kwaidy 01/Dec/12 2nd
Jack.Beech 24/Aug/12 Lead

Thought this very nice, didn't use the crack! Lovely balancing top moves at the top.

Hidden 24/May/12 Lead
James Oswald 11/May/12 Lead O/S

A long way above the gear..

with Colin Angus
victim of mathematics 11/May/12 2nd O/S

Avoiding the right arete at the top. HVS 4c in the latest guide, which is a more accurate grade than VS 5a.

Hidden 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
adam carless 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S

feels very eliminate, difficult to avoid using the left hand crack, arete and ledge.

with Andy Sheridan
jmcshopes 31/Mar/12 2nd

NNo crack. HVS variation

with Dave
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd
byatt2002 31/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Bullybones 18/Mar/12 TR
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 11/Mar/12 TR O/S
with Fraser
Fraser hill-casey 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Fraser hill-casey 11/Mar/12 Solo
AndrewJamesCherry 11/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
AielSavage 25/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
Ron 01/Dec/11 TR O/S
with Steve A, Scott, Jeff
SaraAT 05/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
rogerskews 22/Sep/11 -
with Martin Coward
howlingbaboon 17/Jun/11 TR O/S

without crack, tasty move. Getting the ankle back into shape with reps

howlingbaboon 17/Jun/11 TR rpt
howlingbaboon 17/Jun/11 TR rpt
Crowley6969 24/May/11 Lead O/S
with Chris easthall
krikoman 03/May/11 2nd O/S
chili-d 29/Apr/11 -
with Poz
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
BethanWhite 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Cathryn Birch
JDDD 30/Jan/11 Lead
glennofsheff 28/Jan/11 Lead O/S

good friction today would be tough in warmer conditions, took the thin crack option, was getting pretty run out on last moves before juggy pocket relief.good finale to a very pleasant session on birch buttress . HVS 4c has been mentioned this is more accurate imho

Jim Malo 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Used the crack

with Putt
odox 30/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
nick ferro 18/Sep/10 -
Luuuuuke 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Ian
mark20 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
alexrankine30 29/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Mark
hang_about 03/Jun/10 Lead

Trended left - very run out at the top

Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Jules 210681 04/Apr/10 -
Zoomer 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Run out at top if you go direct. 4c?

Mike Soulby 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S

run out at the top, hvs 4c?

with Sam
Neil Pacey 14/Mar/10 Lead
Tanya Savage 14/Mar/10 2nd

Did easier variation at end (used vertical crack)

Hidden 09/Mar/10 TR O/S
smokeyj ??/2010 -
Hidden 11/Oct/09 Solo
Alkis 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Simon Gale
WendyT 03/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with James Marsh
mikej 22/Sep/09 Lead
with Rick Naylor
tanssop 21/Jun/09 2nd
with Andy
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
arctic_jen 26/May/09 2nd
with Dan
dpmUK 26/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jen
Hidden 12/May/09 Lead O/S
Dan 85 12/May/09 2nd O/S
with Rich
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Lordcarr 27/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Spencer
richardhopton 12/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Thombs
gethin_allen ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
edd rab 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Adrien Scott
adrianscott 11/Oct/08 2nd
popebenedictus 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
daviesp2 30/Aug/08 2nd
with Adam
Adam1973 30/Aug/08 Lead rpt
Katya 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
frankcp87 14/May/08 Lead dnf
Goody 13/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jim Dewhurst
Adam1973 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
tempeh 06/Apr/08 2nd
with dvh
dangerousoldfool ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S

It was snowing !

with Graham C
Sgt. Vest 15/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with emlyn roberts
Hidden 07/Mar/08 TR
Matthallinan 06/Mar/08 Lead
with Nicky Winn
Graeme Hammond 27/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Pilch 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S

top half has no gear, did not use side runners, pretty straightforward

with Graham
Pete Horn 06/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/07 Solo β
Mark_RMC 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S

A slabby route at the end of the day. The first VS of the year. Went without any drama.

with Michelle
Hidden ??/2007 -
kingholmesy ??/2007 Solo O/S

Climbed without the crack on the left towards the top it felt like HVS on solo.

Dale Berry 18/Nov/06 Lead O/S

The BMC grade of HVS 4c is much better for this route IMO.

with Claire Berry
Hidden 04/Nov/06 Solo
mikej 19/Sep/06 Lead
with Rick Naylor
ellie macpherson ?/Jul/99 -
with Ian Holmes
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