Rockfax Description
An excellent counter-diagonal that is often overlooked. From the top of Inaccessible Slab monkey leftwards across the roof to the rest on Kelly's block then finish direct with difficulty. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Direct through the roof of Kelly's Overhang.
(Given HVS 5b by Rockfax)

Hannes B 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/17 2nd dnf
Roland stopps 17/Jun/17 Lead dnf
with Nevil
Ben Bransby 23/May/17 Solo
Hidden 14/May/17 2nd dnf
Hidden 29/Apr/17 Lead
phil64 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S

typical Bancroft tough route!

with Rach
Jake Young 02/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Thought it was hard for HVS 5b as per guidebook

Stroppy 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/16 Lead G/U
The Grist 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
bigdrew 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dunc Frish, Ian Milward
Gav Williams 24/Apr/16 2nd
with David Kay
David Kay 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Gavin Williams
ehole 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/15 Lead
dr_botnik 30/Jul/15 Lead dnf
with Andy
Gudge 23/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Wouldn't commit to overhang so finished up Inaccessible Crack Direct.

Elizabeth Allen 15/Jul/15 2nd dog
with Luke
Luke90 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead β
Tubs 12/Jul/15 2nd RP

Lead the powerful lower crux but fell off the top slab. Seconded it OK once shown the sidepull. Would be a monumental sandbag at HVS - a grade harder than Kelly's.

with Ian L
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead O/S
mike mo 10/May/15 2nd
keith leonard ??/2015 2nd
simon kimber 02/Nov/14 2nd
with Rich Howell
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
tim_mcd 24/Aug/14 Lead dnf
with Manchi
Mowglee 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Thought it felt hard for HVS (as in Eastern Grit). Finished up Kelly's as the left hand side looked well ard

with Marita
Martin Cooper 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew
08nbrierley 28/Sep/13 2nd dog
with Jacob, jamie
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead dog
Thinker01 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

I've no idea why it's E2 on here but means I came away with far more E points than Ralph so who cares!

RFWilkie 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Why is this in here at E2? Its not E2 in any guide and is actually easy at E1!

with Mark
Jimbo C 25/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Good varied route, the start on Inaccessible slab is no push over. The hand traverse is exciting and the top wall is terrifyingly balancy. One good hold on the upper wall would make this a classic HVS. As it is it felt like a tough E1.

with Chris, Will
deacondeacon 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S

E1 in definitive and I wouldn't argue with that. Nice route.

Zoomer 03/Jun/13 TR dnf

Ha ha, it's HVS 5b in the Eastern Grit book! Set it up for students to have a go, no one could get to the join with Kelly's, so i had a go. Clean till Kelly's then lowered off.

with A Student
Diggler 14/Oct/12 Lead rpt

Easy E2 5c and a pump fest at that .

with Johnny
Graeme Hammond 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S

No way is this HVS as given by Rockfax, tough E1 at the easiest as given by the latest guide though probably 5c. Brilliant route mind, which appears to have been overlooked by its "classic" neighbour as probably worth a couple of stars.

with Mike Tutt
Nick1812P 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Paul
pmurdy 27/Mar/12 Lead RP
with Nick P
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead dog
Adam Potter 10/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd β
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
JRae 31/May/11 Lead
Reaver2k 31/May/11 2nd
with JRae
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd dnf
tigertim ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 16/Oct/07 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 24/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with Iain Fisher
Hidden 03/Jun/97 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
crossleysm ??/1992 Lead


charlesmfrench 08/Sep/91 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/88 Lead
Carl Hamer ??/1987 2nd O/S
Neil McA 04/Sep/86 2nd O/S
with Martin Wilson, Tom Lewis
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