Ulysses' Bow*** E6 6b
[Nick Willis attempting Ulysses' Bow, 3 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
The square-cut arete requires stacks of commitment and technique. Each move is harder than the one before, all the way to the ledge! Almost always done above a stack of pads at f6C+ these days. It is a very different proposition without them! © ROCKFAX

FA. Jerry Moffatt 1983

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, World Graded List, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, Peak Rock/18/A Boulder Primer.

Photo: Nick Willis attempting Ulysses' Bow © Nick Smith - UKC
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 30 wishlists.

BenjaminLinneRyn - Sent - 29/Apr/15

Dan Arkle - 2014

2nd go. Got pretty gripped below the break. Chuffed.
Matthew Ferrier - Sent x - 23/Nov/13 with Chaps from Leeds, Jacob, Micki, Dave Warburton

Ground up above many pads, still bloody scary! Second try today after a few retreats years ago.
jacobjacob - Solo RP - 23/Nov/13

Couldn't commit to this, blamed getting too sweaty at the less positive holds getting into the scoop at the top. Good jump!
Dave Warburton - Sent dnf - 23/Nov/13 with Matthew, Jacob, Bill Lawrence, LUUMC, Will Hunt

Clean second go, found key hold while looking after falling (Level with small pocket and back abit) after that cleaned it
JamesTurnbull97 - TR - 06/Oct/13 with Dave Turnbull

ellis - Sent O/S - 10/Apr/13 with Tom Holdsworth, Dave Musgrove

Hidden - Sent x - 08/Apr/13

Really pleased to get the o/s.. utterly brilliant and a memorable climbing experience despite being above the snow and pads! Exciting top out though, avoiding the wet parts in fading light :)
john lynch - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/13 with alex blaza, rich armour

above snow
soph - Sent - 08/Apr/13 with Lee Cooper

Above snow so not E6, but psyched to get the flash!!
Gus - Solo β - 07/Apr/13 with sam whittaker

mark20 - Sent β - 07/Apr/13

Snowball to break, platform low enough to do all the hard climbing. Really nice.
AlistairB - Sent x - 07/Apr/13

al123 - Sent - 07/Apr/13 with Crew

Hidden - Solo rpt - 07/Apr/13

Snowball ascent - downclimbed Goliaths Groove which was sopping wet.. Had to have a word with myself after that!
Duncan Disorderly - Sent rpt - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Sent x - 06/Apr/13

Never thought I'd do this, not particularly valid as proper snow platform. Good though.
Chris_barr - Sent β - 06/Apr/13 with Jon

Hidden - Sent O/S - 06/Apr/13

Snowballed. Bailed at the break.
Jeronimo - Sent β - 06/Apr/13

highrepute - Sent O/S - 04/Apr/13

harvie - Solo β - 2013

Rambo of Bethlehem - Sent x - 2012

Kevin Robert Jones - 2nd dnf - 27/Apr/11

pipof747 - Lead RP - 05/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo RP - 30/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo β - 30/Jan/10

fantastic. Making the most of the generous snowdrift, pads, team psyche and perfect friction. Felt fine but so stoked to do it after a number of onsight retreats years ago.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo β - 30/Jan/10 with Ryan Pasquill, James McHaffie

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 30/Jan/10 with Michelle Vietch, Andy Reeve, James Renardson

Hidden - Dec/09

chrisdavies - TR - 20/Jun/09 with P.TARGETT

pulled something in my shoulder and lats, was too cold really
JSA - Solo dnf - 29/Dec/08 with James Rowe

Grit Wraith - Solo O/S - Mar/07

tlr - 2nd - 2000

CrashMat Rob - TR - 14/May/99 with Brian, Nicky

CrashMat Rob - TR - 27/Mar/99 with Nicky

CrashMat Rob - TR - 28/Mar/98 with Nicky

sadams - TR - 14/Dec/97 with Pete Bukowski

Hidden - Solo RP - Mar/97

Dave Douglas - TR RP - 25/Aug/94

mik1miller - TR - 1989 with derek johnson

first e6. foot slipped on crux.sempt to recatch the 3mm -3mm pebble dynamicly? Good job, no pads then
ShaunD - Solo RP - Nov/76

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