Bacteria Cafeteria* E1 5b

Rockfax Description
A direct line but inferior to its neighbours. Climb the bold wall left of the flake to the break, continue direct up cracks to finish. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 1979
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This climb is in 92 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

worth E1 for the bold start and the reachy move higher up
Nick Wallis - 2nd O/S - 13/May/15 with Tom Holdsworth

Antonio Ferra - 2nd β - May/15 with blonde tom

BushwackerBritz - 2015

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/14

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14

Neither of us were entirely sure of the route. I ended up usins some of the arete-fairly sure that's not really in!
stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with PCC Nate

kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Michelle

Alex 74 - TR O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Tom Baggott

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/14

Great route. Very committing sequence at the start and some interesting but well protected moves above. Nice to get on this and cruise it after climbing Chequers Buttress start and backing off previously on an off day. Brilliant climbing and tough at HVS due to the exposure at the start.
gavinpeach - Lead β - 05/May/14 with Andrew Deacon

planetmarshall - 2nd dog - 05/May/14 with John Haddon

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/14

Never got started really. Climbed the easy start and lowered off at the start of the upper section. Too lethargic and just couldn't get psyched today.
gavinpeach - Lead dnf - 16/Mar/14 with Scott, Max Pendleton

fifth - Mar/14 with Gav, Max

SPK06 - 2nd - 02/Jan/14 with tony

Neither of us were entirely sure of the route. I veered off to the arete a bit-sure that its not supposed to go there!
stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 2014 with PCC Nate

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 22/Dec/13 with Andrew Deckon

alias dave - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Dan Allen

ethan109 - Lead dog - 03/Apr/13 with Evan

evanofthefell - 2nd dog - Apr/13

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13

Started up Chequers Buttress as that's where James had put all the gear. The start as described looks unreasonably bold (and a bit hard) for HVS. Nearly fell off the top, which is probably E1 too.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/12 with James Oswald

Kind of an onsight. Ish. Got my hands at the top of the groove then stepped right... There is a lovely technical move on the upper section
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/12 with Colin Angus

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12

Lovely technical climbing, spicy start if you stick left and get off the ramp asap.
Twisty - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Byron Buck

MoWalker3 - 05/May/12 with Craig

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/12

Have done harder E2s than this. The start is tricky and very bold and a fall would probably result in hitting the dorsal of Chequers Buttress. The second 5b crux on the upper section involves a long reach and is excellent. Worthwhile route but not one that I will be rushing to lead!
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 21/Mar/12 with Richard Waltham

Brown - Lead - 26/Feb/12 with Lily

gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/12

tonanf - AltLd - Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11

vanderz - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Penny Longstaff

NoelleG - TR - 24/Jun/11 with Adele Pennington

clairejane - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with Miss Prosser

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/11

tuftynick - 2nd - 06/Apr/11 with ben winston, rich cross

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Shauna - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Jules

bold for hvs!
JulesV - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Shauna Cunningham

Got pretty scared on the start, so placed a cam mega fast and the rest was ok. Belayer confirmed the ground fall potential after the first section. Definitely E1
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Danstephens - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Daniel Heath

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/11

Got to be E1 the crux is desperate with gear placed low & will swing you into the ramp.
pastep - Lead - 23/Jan/11 with PaulHermes

Not sure how many people do the proper start up to the left of the flake!!. I was seconding so went for it! Its bloody hard for HVS, defo E1 especially the start which is unprotected
PaulHermes - 2nd - 23/Jan/11 with Paul VCCC

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/10 with Nick Payne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/10 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/10

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 27/Oct/10 with Tom Bridgeland

3 Names - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Alain Hosley

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Oct/10

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Andy S

metal arms - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/09

mrtom - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Mark Lim

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/09

mrtom - Lead O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/08

Seems pretty hard for HVS - definitely a grade harder than Chequers Buttress.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with James Rowe

One rest whilst working out the b****y crux
PanzerHanzler - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/08 with Lafi Fides

russonly - Lead - 17/Feb/08 with Tigger

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/07 with John

v.jester - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with alex

climbingpixie - 2nd - 17/Dec/06 with Mark Stevenson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/06

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2006 with gaz

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Dec/05

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/02

cem - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/02 with James Gregory

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/01 with steve burdett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/97 with Martin Veale

Hammy - AltLd - 25/May/94 with Pete Robinson

Roget - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/94 with Jonathan T

whispering nic - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/92 with slow hand nick

NickJH - Lead O/S - 1992 with JWood

Neil R - Lead - 28/Apr/91 with Sharon

Hidden - 1989

Billg - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/87 with Dave Gregory

shark - 2nd O/S - Dec/84 with Stu Campbell

uphillnow - 2nd - Oct/83 with Mark (sam)

Nic Robinson - 1980

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