The Fifth Horseman

 HVS 5a

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8m. Gallop up the narrow wall just right.
FA. Jim Rubery 1984


Not an awful lot of protection after the break and balance is required with a good reach to the top to escape the face
Richard Hession - 11/Feb/05

Big pants
Matt Griffin - 24/Sep/05

E0 for sure
pylonking - 01/Oct/06

I thoroughly enjoyed this. My fourth HVS, but I felt very confident before starting and had prepared my partner to run backwards with a bit of low gear in too. Not that I was planning to come off, but with the contingency plan I didn't have to think about the fall while I was working out the bold moves. You certainly have to stay focussed on this one!
cider nut - 16/May/07

I really enjoyed this climb one of my first HVS leads, but it felt low in the grade or I was well prepared. Not sure which. Basically there is one tricky move high above you last gear placement.
David Hewitt - 28/Oct/07

Just discovered that the topo line in the book is wrong for this, it should be a little further left (as per the BMC guide)
cider nut - 21/Apr/08

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