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The Manta*** E3 6a

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[Paul Ingham on The Manta, Bowden Doors. 1979., 4 kb]The superb and elegant curving flake looks easy enough until you get on it, at which point it proves to be both strenuous and precarious at the same time. From the end of the flake, finish direct. Variation Starts - Left-hand - V7, Direct - V5, Right-hand - V5. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Paul Ingham on The Manta, Bowden Doors. 1979. © Tony Marr
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Thoroughly enjoyed
benj_d - 18/Jul/14

Matt Harle - Solo - 23/Mar/14 with Matt Gibbs

Sandy but good
Joe Lawson - Sent O/S - 2014 with Sam Lawson

Jumped/fell off a few times trying to work out the hideous undercut sequence, once committed it started to gently rain and it was a very rounded and sandy finish.
richiebongo - Solo RP - 20/Aug/13 with emily, will roper, topher

Dervey - Solo β - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jul/13

le t - Sent x - 26/May/13

Thought gaining the flake was beyond me, once I had it had to finish it. With pads.
salix - Solo RP - 26/May/13

Flash with pads
GPN - Solo β - 06/Oct/12 with Annette

stout and commiting start
Ian Broome - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Dave West

barni - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/12 with Tapper

petegunn - Solo - 25/Sep/11 with Tom, Davina

gforce - Solo O/S - 28/May/11 with Emma, Dirk

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/May/11

backpack - 2011

petegunn - Solo - 09/Sep/10 with Davina & Matt

scott gibson - 2010

ground up
burto - Solo RP - 04/Nov/09

westaway - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

mshorter - Solo - 13/Jun/08

Greg Boswell - Solo rpt - 28/Jan/08

akhughes - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

mgeek - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/07

French Erick - Sent β - 06/Jan/07 with Dave Kerr, Andy Sharpe

ali_robb - Lead - 2005

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Sent - Oct/02 with Nick Ashton

Hidden - Solo - Oct/02

Roget - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/02

gypsy3006 - Lead O/S - Sep/01

Hidden - Solo - May/01

Beardyman - 2000

whispering nic - Solo - Oct/99

Chris Reid - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/96

Jon Read - Solo O/S - Feb/93 with Richard Fielding

Tony Little - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/92 with DK and SG

The classic.
Evoman - Solo - Mar/92 with Alan Pettit

Hidden - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Keith Swainson, Hidden, Hidden, duncman, Hidden, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 13
hard E40 of 5
E40 of 5
easy E40 of 5
hard E30 of 5
E32 of 5
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hard E21 of 5
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hard 6b0 of 4
6b0 of 4
easy 6b0 of 4
hard 6a1 of 4
6a3 of 4
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Style of ascent

Soloed24 of 38 (63.2%)
Lead3 of 38 (7.9%)
Followed1 of 38 (2.6%)
Bouldered4 of 38 (10.5%)
Unknown6 of 38 (15.8%)

'Climbed'18 of 38 (47.4%)
clean O/S11 of 38 (28.9%)
clean β3 of 38 (7.9%)
clean rpt2 of 38 (5.3%)
clean RP4 of 38 (10.5%)