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Indoor Fisherman*** E4 6a

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[Dan Varian - The Indoor Fisherman, 3 kb]10m. The fine arete is one of the unsung gems of Froggatt. Climb direct up flakes then a hard move leads to a break and gear. Make use of all of these then pull up the rounded finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Bancroft 1977

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

Photo: Dan Varian - The Indoor Fisherman © Nick Brown
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This climb is in 49 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Bottled it. 2nd go
mark20 - Lead RP - 09/May/14

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 05/May/14 with al

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/14

Ethan - Lead β - 22/Feb/14 with Don Walker

Great climb. Bad idea to warm up on it, got deadly pumped...
pipof747 - Lead RP - 14/Nov/13

Lev - Lead dog - 21/Sep/13 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Sep/13

akhughes - Solo RP - 12/Aug/13

Wimped out of at the start. Then stuck a top-rope on it and v glad I didn't push on. It's not as easy as it looks after the boulder problem start. Will go back though, with a matt :)
quiffhanger - Lead dnf - 06/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/12

Very good
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12

westaway - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Wicked route, Found the start hard, but got it after afew goes (quite sweaty.) All good after that.
pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Got up to the first gear break and couldn't take a hand off to place gear. Retreated (jumped) rather than going higher. Superb route, one of the best i've been on!
richardr - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/11

Brown - Lead - 14/Jul/11 with Lily

1st RP
DaveFidler - Lead RP - 03/Jun/11 with Thomas Welch

Got to top section just before rest & slumped on gear. Must go back.
DaveFidler - Lead dog - 29/May/11

wolverine - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

tuftynick - 2nd rpt - 15/May/11 with rich cross

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Apr/11

Brilliant route. Certainly one of the best things I've done.
Joe Costello - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/11 with Matt

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Apr/11

Fluffed the boulder start on first go, got it clean second go, will be back to lead. Tough, but awesome!
PeteH - 2nd RP - 07/Mar/11 with Mark Watson, Chris Fox

Mega classic. Committing at the start. Climbed with two cams preplaced (but unclipped) in the first good break. Had one false start and jumped off before the break, then went for it...
highlux - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Chris Fox, Pete Hart

Full value.
sparkass - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Emerson Clark

flash
AdamjBailes - Lead β - 03/Jun/10

2 rests, went through crux ok, tired and wrong handed at top. magical route, to be led soon.
Milne - TR dog - 15/Apr/10 with Dave

Boy - 04/Apr/10 with Nige Kershaw

Hidden - Lead - 01/Dec/09

Bouldered the start with 2 falls, then made it to the break on the third atempt. Placed gear but fell off on the next move, too tired to try again.
Lev - Lead dnf - 15/Nov/09 with Emma Ross

feilx - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with james d

Incredible moves, something to aspire to!
csd23 - TR dog - Oct/09 with Mark Bunyard

A brilliant route which gives so much awesome and sustained climbing. First Grit E4. Very safe and totally enjoable if climbed in this fashion. Ground Up ascent with preplaced cams in Fisherman break from neighbouring HS above the bouldery start.
mattyork2 - Lead - 27/Sep/09 with Johnny Richard

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Nic and Katherine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09

nige - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with mark hounslea

willackers - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/07 with Chris Cubitt, Dan Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07

after alex and on his gear. Tricky first arete took a couple of goes.
Ram MkiV - Lead - 04/Nov/07 with alex b

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/07

First proper E4 and what a good one it was. totally involved all the way. slapping at a scary height above the ground and grovelling onto a bland top. beautiful.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/07 with Steve Ramsden

came in from the right
shark - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/05 with Mark Hundleby

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with Kirilee

Ropeboy - Lead - 14/Apr/02

The Pylon King - TR O/S - 2002

sadams - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/01 with Eric Hildrew

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Jon Read - Lead dog - Jun/98 with Janet Crowhurst

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Voting
Total votes cast 77
hard E50 of 26
E50 of 26
easy E50 of 26
hard E46 of 26
E417 of 26
easy E43 of 26
hard E30 of 26
E30 of 26
easy E30 of 26
hard 6b0 of 27
6b0 of 27
easy 6b1 of 27
hard 6a9 of 27
6a16 of 27
easy 6a1 of 27
hard 5c0 of 27
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3 Stars21 of 24
2 Stars3 of 24
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 49 (4.1%)
Lead38 of 49 (77.6%)
Followed4 of 49 (8.2%)
Toproped4 of 49 (8.2%)
Unknown1 of 49 (2.0%)

'Climbed'10 of 49 (20.4%)
clean O/S18 of 49 (36.7%)
clean β2 of 49 (4.1%)
clean rpt3 of 49 (6.1%)
clean RP5 of 49 (10.2%)
dogged7 of 49 (14.3%)
dnf4 of 49 (8.2%)