The Chant

1 Stars
 HVS 5a

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The centre of the wall leads to tricky right-facing mantelshelf.
FA. Alan Clarke late 1950s


I don't think this is that hard, especially if you approach it as bouldering.
GCW - 01/Jun/02

This can't be HVS, it has a couple of 5a moves right above decent gear, surely VS 5a. Compared to most other HVS's this is really easy
MattG - 27/Aug/02

On-sight soloed this one and it gave me one hell of an adrenaline hit. Those last moves are quite commiting so I can see why this gets HVS even with decent gear.
Paul Boardman - 17/Sep/02

Come on, I know I graded it HVS in the guide, but really!
Chris Craggs - 18/Dec/02

Ok, can I take my comment back now? I think I must have been having a bad day... it's pretty easy. VS?
Paul Boardman - 21/Feb/03

Onsight soloed this today, whilst trying to boulder everything in the chant area. Pretty easy for HVS although it is fairly committing to reach the decent holds near the top. Worthwhile as a solo but too short for a lead. Should get more stars as well!
Andy Townsend - 23/Jun/03

Easy for HVS and easy for 5a, but still a nice route. I'd of thought a bit of a long reach and a bit of balance a better description than a mantle-shelf. Much harder if the suns out and probably would feel a lot more committing for short arses.
D Berry - 06/Jul/03

Definately at least 5a unless you can reach past the sidepull. It's a commiting move but it is above a couple of good friends, so probably VS.
Jonathan Tompkins - 03/May/04

i rekon the side pull is only 5a. there seemed to be gear right below the crux so vs 5a seems right.
leon skeldon - 28/Aug/04

Piece of piss... when you know how.I'm only 5'8 and the final 'long' reach isn't that bad with a bit of fancy foot work.
Adam Moroz not signed in - 14/Mar/05

on sight soloed this really good warm up but gave me a good buzz at the side pull!
furrymonkey - 18/Apr/05

Lots of big holds nad good climbing, deserves the star.
Iggy_B - 09/May/05

Easy. Onsight soloed. Fun though, a good warm-up?
SARS - 23/Sep/05

also onsight soloed it (without having a guidebook), and found it good. Probably fair at 5a, but thought provoking when soloing.
Oli - 20/Oct/05

Well it felt like HVS to me when I fell off it, but maybe cos my knees ain't too supple now. Got up it 2nd attempt though.
John Hutch - 06/May/06

I reckon VS 5a is about right. Top moves feel committing but there are two good cams at your feet
John Parker - 26/May/08

Soloed this the other day, climbed up then retreated about 4 or 5 times, the last time from the side pull! Got up it next go, pretty commiting as a solo, but wouldn't be so bad with gear in. Likewise great buzz pulling over the top, worth more than a star!
Rob Cole - 09/Dec/08

Once you've done this a bunch of times it's good sport to use just 4 hand placements: L R L R top.
ellis - 01/Apr/09

a good solo warm up route no real technical moves probably 4c
sean hughes - 07/Sep/10

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