Narcissus*** E6 6b
[Ben Silvestre latching the finishing holds of the relatively exciting 'Narcissus', 3 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
The fine arete is increasingly taxing, and stays hard all the way. Usually now climbed above pads at f7A. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
E6 only for a padless onsight. Highball Font 7a these days.

FA. Steve Bancroft (solo) 1976

Ticklists: Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Hard Grit history, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age.

Photo: Ben Silvestre latching the finishing holds of the relatively exciting 'Narcissus' © Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing
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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

After 20 years of bottled attempts! 4 pads.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo G/U - 13/May/15 with Ellis Ash

Thought id missed the bus, so we bulit our own. managed to squeeze it in between rain. Cheers to the guys for carrying pads. Mega
jamesturnbull - Solo - 08/Jan/15

Pads. Be full on without them on the onsite.
C coldwell-storry - Sent x - 04/Jan/15 with Ryan, B Freeman

Hidden - Solo dnf - 04/Jan/15

With pads and lots of tries, obvs.
w.pettet-smith - Jan/15

Hidden - Solo G/U - 29/Dec/14

With only the 9 pads!
nathanlee - Solo G/U - 29/Dec/14 with Crew

GuyVG - Sent - 29/Dec/14 with A Gritstone Pad Party

Ram MkiV - Sent rpt - 29/Dec/14

mark20 - Sent x - 30/Nov/14

Second go - nearly flashed, took the fall from 2/3rds height to calm the nerves. First E6!
MischaHY - Solo G/U - 30/Nov/14

Probably the cruxiest Font 6c+ you'll ever do...
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Sent - 30/Nov/14 with Mark Rankine, Guy Van Gruening, Duncan Campbell

Woah. Was psyched to do Oedipus, and hadn't even given this a thought. Got higher and higher, gaining more confidence as I landed in the pad pool from further up. Eventually stalled out, struggling to commit to the weird barn-door sequence high up. Absolutely mega though and one I'd very much like to go back for. When E6 is V6?
Duncan Campbell - Sent dnf - 30/Nov/14 with GuyVG, Robbie

NDD - Solo G/U - 30/Nov/14

GuyVG - Sent dnf - 30/Nov/14 with A Gritstone Pad Party

Hidden - 2014

harvie - Solo β - 29/Mar/13

Ethan - Solo - 05/Dec/12 with Ed, Sam

No pads.
pipof747 - Solo RP - 07/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo - 06/Mar/11

Ground up above pads. Great fun.
willackers - Solo - 06/Mar/11 with Ginger Chris

Highballed ground-up with 3 pads, after tryin it without any last year - grateful for them. Makes the establishing part of the crux safe but wouldnt want to fluff the reach up to the crack and beyond. Approx V5/6 very highball problem, classic!
Mike Goldthorp - Solo RP - 03/Mar/11 with Steve Ramsden

well padded ground up. took quite a few goes and plummets to find a sequence.
Ram MkiV - Solo - 27/Jan/11 with sam & ed

Ground up. Took ages to get my feet right for a balancy but not powerfull reach
edinbed - Solo - 03/Nov/10

Had a go at a (padless) solo but wind was coming strong from left to right and really throwing me, couldnt commit. Will persevere.
Mike Goldthorp - Solo dnf - 13/Mar/10

DaveFidler - Sent dnf - 14/Feb/10

2 or 3 falls. Had loads of pads. Still not without interest. Felt terrible after drinking, should have manned up.
Franco Cookson OLD - Solo - Oct/09 with sam, Luke Hunt

Hidden - Solo - Sep/09

DaveFidler - TR dnf - 2009

Phil Jennings - Solo dnf - 16/Aug/08 with Kieran Leary

Hidden - Dec/07

Hidden - TR RP - 11/Nov/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/07

MYSSAK - Solo β - 04/Nov/07

dannyboy83 - Solo RP - 02/Apr/07

Hidden - Solo β - 2006

Roget - TR RP - 09/Jan/00 with jon

Hidden - TR dnf - 31/May/99

Hidden - TR RP - Jul/98

no pads
switch - Solo O/S - 1997

Chris Wright - Solo - 19/Jan/91

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ollie B, aretherenoneleft, Chris_barr, Oddjob

Total votes cast 44
hard E70 of 16
E70 of 16
easy E70 of 16
hard E65 of 16
E68 of 16
easy E63 of 16
hard E50 of 16
E50 of 16
easy E50 of 16
hard 6c0 of 15
6c0 of 15
easy 6c0 of 15
hard 6b3 of 15
6b10 of 15
easy 6b2 of 15
hard 6a0 of 15
6a0 of 15
easy 6a0 of 15
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