Poseidon Adventure*** E4 6a
[Ali launching into the finishing mantle of Poseidon Adventure (E4 6a), Bowden Doors, Northumberland, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
12m. A fine climb, the first to breach the Wave's defences. A right-trending line leads to a worrying stretch for the break. Shuffle right and pull over the centre of the huge thread. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
***2015*** Hold broken on crux, will be a tough move up to the break now.

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Photo: Ali launching into the finishing mantle of Poseidon Adventure (E4 6a), Bowden Doors, Northumberland © Jamie Moss
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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 28 wishlists.

Matt Harle - Solo β - 03/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

Fell badly after I tried going direct over the lip and landed on my back on the ground. Freaking huge fall. Nothing broke. Next time read the guidebook first >.<
Shea - Lead dnf - 05/May/13

jacobjacob - Solo β - 27/Oct/12

Peter Reynolds - 2nd - 30/Sep/12 with matt harle

Will be back!!!
Matt Harle - Lead dog - 28/Sep/12

Pumped out on last move.
barni - Lead RP - 05/Mar/12 with Tapper

atapper21 - Lead RP - 01/Mar/12 with Owen Barnicott

Fell of the start a couple of times, second time when tickling the break. Got pumped & sketched the top :)
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 24/Sep/11

backpack - 2011

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/Apr/10

buzby78 - Solo β - 11/Oct/09 with McGeek

Hidden - Sent dnf - 04/Oct/09

westaway - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

Ground up! Foolishly slipped off after a couple of moves and blew the onsight, Gutted as it went ok second time! Apart from the fact that it was NAILS! Move to break is hard!
dj_brigham05 - Lead RP - 28/Jul/09 with Rob Tyler

Thought i was going to break my legs reaching for the break. The moves were hard to the break and the reach was nearly too much for me, so much so i gave everything and ended up having to have a cheeky-tightish rope-rest under the roof. Never mind! Quality Quality Route!
Dave Warburton - Lead G/U - 08/Jul/09 with Franco Cookson

wish I had soloed it.
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with David Warburton

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Nov/08

mshorter - Lead - 13/Jun/08

Hard hard hard! Jumped from the break twice and called it a day. Lack of commitment/reach/talent to blame.
alaan - Lead dnf - 24/Feb/08

CBA - 2008

mgeek - Solo β - 09/Jul/07 with Jonny stocking

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06

ground up 2nd go
ali_robb - Solo - Apr/04

Ryan Clancy - Lead O/S - 2001 with Ben McRae

Huge reach and tight moves to the break! fun!
Scottish78 - Lead O/S - Oct/00 with Richard Anderson

Climbed ground up with no mats. Gear in break is quite good but hard to get the cams just right so the don't walk out of the flared crack.
Beardyman - Lead β - 2000

year a guess
shark - Solo O/S - 1999

sadams - Solo - 15/Nov/97 with Team Midlands

circa 1997. Bouldered out the start. Surprised myself getting to the break. Didn't fancy soloing the top so got a rope thrown up, tied a bowline on handed, pulled up a couple of runners then led the finish. Big thanks to everyone who helped out, it was an expensive round in the pub later!
Steve Crowe - Lead G/U - 1997

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 17/Nov/96

mattnuttall - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/95 with Simon (SCUM)

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/94

William Robertson - Solo O/S - 1994 with Emily

Many ascents, earlier ones felt better!
Evoman - Solo - Mar/92 with Jonny Clarke et al

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 27/Aug/89 with Paul Dawson

graham lawrie - 1988

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 02/Nov/86 with Sandra Graham

Hidden - Lead - 1980

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