Usurper*** E4 6a
[Unknown climber on Usurper, 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
The crack just right of the arete leads to a non-rest at the overhang. Progress from here requires some sustained and painful jamming and usually stops most folks dead in their tracks, though the strong can layback straight through it. © ROCKFAX

FA. Nicky Stokes 1977

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

Photo: Unknown climber on Usurper © CragHead
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This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 03/Oct/15 with Pete O'Donnovan

Previously seconded April 2011 with Oska
Brown - Lead - 15/Sep/15 with Fabrizio

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Sep/15

Matt Cooke - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/15 with Dale Comley

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/15 with Fat Boy

Hidden - Lead G/U - 21/Jul/15

clean up to brake, fell from rite hand crack
Andy Peak 1 - Lead dnf - 09/Jun/15

so close, yet so painful. fingered the end jugs after a few falls in ground up approach.
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/14 with Calum Wadsworth

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14

Matt Cooke - Lead dog - 26/May/14 with Rosh

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/May/14

Ethan - Lead - 26/Feb/14 with Pete Clark

Hidden - 2014

Matt Cooke - Lead dnf - 06/Oct/13 with Andrew Cooke

SO hard! I guess I learnt a lesson about Curbar grading the hard way, but I'm pleased to have flashed up to the roof and taken a few falls, I'm looking forward to coming back better!
Joughton - Lead dog - 19/May/13

Could not figure out the move to get into the cracks above the roof. Too short? (5'3")
Chi Cheng - Lead dnf - 30/Apr/13 with Olli Crudge, Rachel Stater

Have led a few times int the past; pleased with one hang today
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 18/Oct/12 with Nick Hancock

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

felt desperate - I blame the friction
robertmichaeladams - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/12 with Andy H

a_hein - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Rob Adams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/12

Hannes B - 2nd - 21/Oct/11 with Mike, Tom

pipof747 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11

markalmack - Lead dog - 21/May/11 with james marjot

Easy when you know how...
andi turner - Lead - 07/Mar/11 with Adam Long

g up
bigie bob - Lead RP - 06/Mar/11

Had to pull on some of the pieces!
Jonas Paulsson - 2nd dog - 06/Mar/11 with Oskar Alexandersson

Ground up. Second go, 2 minutes after the onsight ascent
FlorianCastagne - Lead dog - 13/Nov/10 with Olivier Vandenbroucke

1st go but have led a few times in the past.
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 07/Mar/10 with Ian Carr

Finally. Key is to put your right foot up and push off the other side of the crack....
DavidEvans - Lead rpt - 01/May/09 with Jules Vulliamy

Fell 4 times!
DavidEvans - Lead dog - 30/Apr/09 with Jules Vulliamy

Harald - Lead dog - 28/Feb/09

jamesturnbull - Lead - Dec/08 with steve h

lukea - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/08 with luke

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/08

Nicos - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/08 with rich howels

Got up to 'non-rest' ok and was quite dissapointed at how poor it actually was. Then was predictably spat out of the jamming crack without it even having chance to draw blood.
joe larner - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/08

A real battle!
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Floris

stephenhartley - 2nd dog - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

steve taylor - 2007

Hidden - Feb/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/05 with Eric Hildrew

shark - Lead - 25/Jan/04 with Seb Grieve

tuftynick - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/01

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/01

Hidden - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/99 with James Ibbertson

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/97 with mik

sadams - Lead RP - 15/May/97 with Hugh Cottom

craig d - 1997

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 16/May/96 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/May/96

Rich Kirby - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/91

Some pre-placed gear left by Steve Webster helped.
Dave Musgrove - Lead β - 09/Sep/90 with David

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/89

Mike Owen - 03/May/86 with Pete Kirton

One fall.
Chris Craggs - Lead - 1985 with Steve Warwick

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 12/Sep/81 with Chris Calow

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, climberchristy, Mr Wild, stevebarratt

Total votes cast 68
hard E50 of 22
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