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Tackle the thin crack and bulging wall. A bit of a fist-fight! © Rockfax

FA. Chris Lawson 1981 22/May/1981

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Christheclimber 19 Dec, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I graded the route HVS 5B when I did first ascent in 1981 with the late Trevor Pilling.
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βeta: I graded the route HVS 5B when I did first ascent in 1981 with the late Trevor Pilling.
Katya 1 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Never worth 6a! Its 5b and obvious at that.
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βeta: Never worth 6a! Its 5b and obvious at that.
Jon Greengrass 1 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Seconded this and my god its hard, the starting crack is worth about 6a in anybodys money! surmounting the impossible looking bulging wall is quite easy using a hidden hold that you can't see from the ground.
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βeta: Seconded this and my god its hard, the starting crack is worth about 6a in anybodys money! surmounting the impossible looking bulging wall is quite easy using a hidden hold that you can't see from the ground.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
John Jefferies 3 Jul Lead O/S
with Rick Gibbon
with Rick Gibbon
mrphilipoldham 22 Mar Lead dnf Made it to the upper wall, but had the small blue Dragon cam get stuck in the wire gate on my big cam in the break. Didn’t have the strength to hang on and free it up. Gutted, only one move from finishing! I’ll be back...
Made it to the upper wall, but had the small blue Dragon cam get stuck in the wire gate on my big cam in the break. Didn’t have the strength to hang on and free it up. Gutted, only one move from finishing! I’ll be back...
elliotphillips43 18 Sep, 2018 Lead dnf jumped off from the top section, and managed to rip my rope in half. lesson learnt.
with Sandro-G.Hayes
jumped off from the top section, and managed to rip my rope in half. lesson learnt.
with Sandro-G.Hayes
neilmackie 18 Aug, 2018 Lead dnf
Hidden 18 Aug, 2018 2nd
Jack jk 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Nick Arthur
with Nick Arthur
Droyd 18 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S Pleased to cruise this - solid gear, nice moves (none of which are 5c)
with Pete
Pleased to cruise this - solid gear, nice moves (none of which are 5c)
with Pete
Cake 26 Aug, 2017 2nd Nice little route. Pad would be useful for the moves before the break
with Ian Murray
Nice little route. Pad would be useful for the moves before the break
with Ian Murray
Graeme Hammond 22 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt Done before, finished off after Trev fell off
with Trevor Wilson
Done before, finished off after Trev fell off
with Trevor Wilson
AdamFreeman 4 Jun, 2017 Lead dnf The ground up attempt is still on, got to the break and wished I had my big cam. Good climbing though!
The ground up attempt is still on, got to the break and wished I had my big cam. Good climbing though!
fuzzysheep01 2 Apr, 2017 2nd dog Went way too far left at top and ended up attempting some ridiculous dyno.
with eduardo
Went way too far left at top and ended up attempting some ridiculous dyno.
with eduardo
eduardo 2 Apr, 2017 Lead dog Pleased to get the bottom clean, quite technical. Tough getting out of the fist jam below the top- it's a lot easier once you know where the good holds are.
Pleased to get the bottom clean, quite technical. Tough getting out of the fist jam below the top- it's a lot easier once you know where the good holds are.
Stroppy 17 Oct, 2015 Lead β
jamesb101 17 Oct, 2015 2nd β
with Stroppy
with Stroppy
ralphio 25 Sep, 2015 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 7 Jun, 2015 Lead
Dominic Green 7 Jun, 2015 2nd
Hidden 26 May, 2015 Lead
ChrisVickers 26 May, 2015 2nd O/S
hamer89 17 Mar, 2015 Solo
MarcinGobczynski ??, 2015 Lead O/S
John Bish 18 Oct, 2014 2nd
with James Martin
with James Martin
bigdrew 5 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
with Joe Bawden
with Joe Bawden
Gambit 27 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 29 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S pleased to get it first. pumpy if you try to place gear, easier to just go for it.
with Roisin
pleased to get it first. pumpy if you try to place gear, easier to just go for it.
with Roisin
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 8 Jun, 2014 Lead RP
psborland 9 Mar, 2014 2nd
helin 30 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Gudge
with Gudge
Gudge 30 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Short and sweet but pretty pumpy - nearly blew the final moves!
with helin
Short and sweet but pretty pumpy - nearly blew the final moves!
with helin
EeFu 16 Jun, 2013 2nd
with cem
with cem
cem 16 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with EeFu
with EeFu
climberchristy 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S A great little route. Spent a lot of energy rearranging the small pro lower down so had to fight hard to top it out cleanly.
with bencole
A great little route. Spent a lot of energy rearranging the small pro lower down so had to fight hard to top it out cleanly.
with bencole
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 2nd
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 2nd rpt
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
edmitchell 5 Aug, 2012 Lead dog
eel 22 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
will_benfold 21 Jul, 2012 Lead β
with Aeron Buchanan
with Aeron Buchanan
deacondeacon 21 Jul, 2012 Lead β Led on gear from previous ascent.
Led on gear from previous ascent.
James Oswald 21 Jul, 2012 2nd
with jwpil
with jwpil
Hidden 21 Jul, 2012 Lead β
Graeme Hammond 20 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S A good climb, with a lovely unusual move for grit past the under cut. Found the well protected upper wall the crux and possibly 5c as others have mentioned.
A good climb, with a lovely unusual move for grit past the under cut. Found the well protected upper wall the crux and possibly 5c as others have mentioned.
Hidden 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 5 May, 2012 2nd
stuaart 14 Apr, 2012 2nd dog Top bit of fist / arm jamming left me flummoxed, so finished seconding up crack on the left.
with Neil Redgrave
Top bit of fist / arm jamming left me flummoxed, so finished seconding up crack on the left.
with Neil Redgrave
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead
pie_eater_pete 28 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
tom.ireson 26 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt Lead with pre placed gear due to failed attempt. Well protected crux. Techy climbing to filthy fistjamming to a bit more techy stuff. Awesome!
with Paul Jones, David Proctor
Lead with pre placed gear due to failed attempt. Well protected crux. Techy climbing to filthy fistjamming to a bit more techy stuff. Awesome!
with Paul Jones, David Proctor
Hidden 3 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Brown 3 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Gabriel
with Gabriel
Ketu 10 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with Charles II
with Charles II
mark20 12 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S Worth doing
Worth doing
Hidden 12 Sep, 2010 2nd dog
Ahab 11 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S crux higher than expected
crux higher than expected
peppermill 11 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 1 Jul, 2010 2nd dog Tried to lead and gave up. Very stiff final moves.
Tried to lead and gave up. Very stiff final moves.
harold walmsley 29 Jun, 2010 Lead dog The "delightful"!? moves are the crux
with Colin Struthers
The "delightful"!? moves are the crux
with Colin Struthers
Hidden 5 Dec, 2009 Lead dnf
thomasadixon 13 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Pretty tough I thought, well protected though.
Pretty tough I thought, well protected though.
Hidden 18 Apr, 2009 2nd
Hidden 18 Apr, 2009 2nd
odox 5 Apr, 2009 2nd dog Painful handjams, hard moves.
with Woodiee
Painful handjams, hard moves.
with Woodiee
Woodiee 5 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S Hardest 5b moves i've ever encountered- more like stiff 5c - start is a v3-4 problem in itself!
Hardest 5b moves i've ever encountered- more like stiff 5c - start is a v3-4 problem in itself!
Hidden 5 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
simonp ?Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
with Annelies Sarrazyn
GrahamPlant 15 Mar, 2009 Lead
with Jamie Armatage
with Jamie Armatage
cymjt ??, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Dan Lane 29 Nov, 2008 2nd O/S Very nice move through the cave but pumpy reaching the top. parts of the upper breaks are good some are not.
Very nice move through the cave but pumpy reaching the top. parts of the upper breaks are good some are not.
Hidden 21 Sep, 2008 TR dog
adam carless 18 May, 2008 Lead O/S A climb of two halves, bottom bit is fingery and cunning, top bit is burly slopers. Placing gear in the good break isn't easy if you're short (but it's bomber).
A climb of two halves, bottom bit is fingery and cunning, top bit is burly slopers. Placing gear in the good break isn't easy if you're short (but it's bomber).
SecretSquirrel 18 May, 2008 2nd
Hidden 30 Sep, 2007 TR O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 2007 Lead
Joe Dove 14 Apr, 2007 2nd
with kev
with kev
Hidden 4 Nov, 2006 Lead rpt
steveb2006 2 Sep, 2006 Lead
loonyclimber 30 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S glad i had an alien.. felt tough
with Mike Barrat & Jen
glad i had an alien.. felt tough
with Mike Barrat & Jen
dannyboy83 ?Apr, 2006 Solo O/S
Hidden 19 Nov, 2005 2nd O/S
Hidden 31 May, 2005 Lead dnf
Coel Hellier ??, 2005 Lead
steveb2006 9 Oct, 2004 Lead
with Roland Smith
with Roland Smith
Mark Stevenson 30 Mar, 2003 Lead O/S
with Paul Palfreyman
with Paul Palfreyman
steveb2006 30 Mar, 2003 Lead
with Pete Carter, Ian Cartwright
with Pete Carter, Ian Cartwright
Hidden ??, 2002 -
steveb2006 28 Oct, 2001 Lead Not done before - quite good
with Dave Taylor
Not done before - quite good
with Dave Taylor
Roget 18 Mar, 2000 Solo rpt
with jon
with jon
Hidden 6 Jun, 1999 Lead O/S
Billg 24 Apr, 1999 Lead O/S
with Phil McAllistair
with Phil McAllistair
Chris Reid 7 Feb, 1993 Lead O/S
with Oliver Allen
with Oliver Allen
Roget 21 Jun, 1992 2nd O/S
with colin, baccy
with colin, baccy
goi.ashmore 15 Jan, 1989 Lead O/S
with Marc Bellingall
with Marc Bellingall
Hidden 18 Jul, 1982 2nd
Hidden 22 May, 1981 Lead
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