Profit of Doom*** E4 6b
[Painful Bridging, 2 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
The superb hanging groove in the arete is best approached directly up the steep and awkward crack below it, although those impatient individuals who can't wait to get at the main event, often climb the wall to the left. Gear in the back of the groove is hard to place (offsets?), especially for the short. Once suitably protected bridge-a-way to glory making suitable use of the left-hand arete. Many pre-place the gear in the groove on abseil which reduces the commitment and possibly the grade. © ROCKFAX

FA. John Allen 1975

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

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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 45 wishlists.

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead - May/14 with Jack Geldard

mike mo - 2014

pre placed the gear and them fell on it quite a few times to say the least before doing it all clean. awsome, but hard, till you do it.
jamesturnbull - Lead - 26/Sep/13 with drew

Really ard
Apharri - Lead RP - 07/Sep/13 with Jim Gayler

Hidden - Lead - 11/Nov/12

Hannes B - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/12 with Tom

Hannes B - Lead dnf - 21/Oct/11 with Mike, Tom

Hannes B - Lead dnf - 17/Oct/11 with Emlyn

Fell on onsight go (with purple metolius preplaced), then worked crux on top rope. Returned 3 days later and redpointed second go. Super classic & with awesome movement. Found that purple metolius fitted better than any of my nuts would in key placement.
highlux - Lead RP - 11/Mar/11 with Martin Veale

I was just pleased to even get to the crux! Crux itself is brutal, and would be very hairy without having preplaced the gear in the groove...
PeteH - TR dnf - 08/Mar/11 with Mark Watson, Chris Fox

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Didn't bother placing a wire as that would get in the way of handhold, felt about E4
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Nils

Fell going for top after placing wire on lead
JulesV - Lead dog - 23/Sep/09 with Eszter

DaveFidler - TR dnf - Jul/09

Hint: Brass offset
stevebarratt - Lead O/S - 2009 with Mark Tolver

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - Aug/08 with Tom Randall

pure onsight, placed wire on lead, (without knowing the size), so will claim the E5 grade!
lx - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with fat boy

mattyork2 - TR dnf - 24/Jun/07 with Olly Pollard

used a Purple TCU in the key placement, hard to place but seemed good when I rapped down to get the gear after the ascent.
Jerry Handren - Lead O/S - May/06

redjerry - Lead O/S - May/06 with Josh Horniak

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

pre placed wire, defo E5 placing the wire on lead
Gus - Lead rpt - 11/Dec/05

Pre-placed the wire, having tried it ground-up and been unable to.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead β - 2005

Hidden - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/98 with Al Willoner

Mike Owen - 17/May/98 with Elaine Owen

ste_d - Lead O/S - 16/May/96 with mik

mikedelderfield - 2nd dog - 16/May/96 with Steven Delderfield

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Cowflinger - TR - 26/May/92 with Andy Sharp

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/89

Hidden - 1989

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

shark - Lead - 23/Sep/85 with Seb Grieve

Hidden - Lead - 1985

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/84

Placed the wire on the lead. Had previously followed Ed Woof up it.
Chris Craggs - Lead β - 1980 with Steve Warwick

With the knowledge of how to manufacture/place the vital runner, having watched Steve Bancroft's failed attempt and the magazine pictures of the Berzins brothers' ascent for guidance. Still hard!
petemeads - Lead - 05/Sep/78

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