1 Stars
 HVS 5b

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Straightforward slab-climbing, but light on gear. Start on the left-hand side of the slab, and climb to a break. Step up, then place a runner in Surface Plate (or ignore this at E1 ) and make thin moves up to a good slanting crack. Step left to climb the slab and arete to a good ledge. Belay on the tree, then either finish up the arete on the right, or abseil off. The obvious direct finish is a bold-feeling E1 5b.
FA. P.Barber, R.Shaw 1978


really nice but should be 5b not 5a, and theres plenty of gear on it
Sam and will - 17/Apr/05

Best done without the side runner, even then it only felt hvs 4c to me, far easier than surface plate.
bomb - 01/Jul/05

seconded this after leading surface plate....Janbaloo definately much harder; best done withoutt the side runner though and consequently worth E1.
phil - 22/May/06

Don't see the need for the side runner and should certainly be graded assuming it isn't used. Nice climbing, particularly if you finish direct without using the arete - 5b/5c depending on reach, but bomber gear not too far away
chris_moor - 28/Jul/06

I thought harder than Surface Plate. Placing the siderunner isn't a big excursion, just a few moves along a break and bomber nut. The placement on the route at the same height is fiddly and poor.
Swig - 05/Sep/07

Its good to see janbaloo getting good reports. On the f.a. no runners were used in Surface Plate and we did finish direct. Went back to lead it again now think worth 5c.
ray shaw - 18/Feb/08

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