Stormbringer** E3 6a
[Stormbringer - Gardoms, 3 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
Another of the classic E3 routes at Gardom's. Climb the slabby arete to the right of the cave and lean out to reach a good jug. A gut-wrenching mantel gains the upper wall just right of the rib, which proves to be more delicate and bold. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Dave Morgan 1976. FAA. Pete Biven 1956. Biven reached the mantelshelf using tension, though the moves were done free. The route then zig-zagged up the final buttress all the way out to Moyer's and back!

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

Photo: Stormbringer - Gardoms © overdrawnboy
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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14

Hard mantel!
eduardo - 2nd dog - 03/May/14 with Misha

Nice to get this one after failing to do the mantelshelf four years ago. Still took three goes - first go a bit gung-ho (how hard can it be? pretty hard!), dropped onto the jug, second go sussed out the feet but lacked commitment, downclimbed to the hands free rest under the roof, third go went for it and it felt fairly straightforward - feet on, hold the sloper with the left, invert the right into a mantelshelf position, push with the right, foot on, sorted! Enjoyable 5b (may be some easy 5c) headwall, which is well protected with lost of small to medium sized cams and a large cam for the last break - I ran out of cams of the right size so got a sideways micro higher up which was a bit uninspiring. Ah, the brilliance of grit... Still ain't proper climbing though ;-)
Misha - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Richard, Ed

Used a sling on the chockstone out L. Great crux.
switch - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

WillDoyle - Lead RP - 17/Mar/14

Harder than any of the E5s and 6s i've done this year!
sgl0jd - 17/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/13

gave it a go after nick and phil couldnt manage it, wish i had shorter legs, was so nearly over the bulge!
pudding - Lead dnf - 30/Apr/11 with nick buckley, phil jarvis

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2011

Mantel is ok if u just go for it and dnt pussy about. Got a bit lost higher up tho and think i went to far left not sure, gear on upper slab is pants.
Adam Moroz - Lead - 09/May/10 with john (Krank)

mantel is hard - pretty relieved to get it second go!
natalietanzer - TR RP - 09/May/10 with OLLIE

Nails mantel, climbed to it loads of times and back down then finally went for it. One proper fall (nice painful whack into the slab) then got it second go.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/09 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

thrutch - TR dog - 16/Aug/08 with helen

Hidden - TR - 10/Aug/08

Hidden - 2008

mbutton - Lead O/S - 2008 with Alex Adgar

Joe Costello - 02/Jun/07 with Liam, Kev, Matt, James

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 10/Apr/07 with Kim Hayward

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Dave Moir

Hidden - Lead - Jun/06

The sloper above the jug was green/slippery, not sure if thats the way though...
Mark Riley - Lead dnf - 29/Apr/06 with Tom Greenall

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

dominic lee - Lead O/S - May/04 with daniel lee

lx - Lead - Apr/04

Roget - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/00 with jon

marcoleptic - TR - 2000

ste_d - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/98 with mik

Hidden - TR - 14/May/94

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/94 with Ian Vickers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1992

Roget - 2nd O/S - 06/May/91 with colin, baccy

tapley - 22/Apr/90

TonyF - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/89 with Tony Cox

Took one small fall at the overhang deliberately as I was recovering from a severly sprained ankle and did not want to set it off again
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 28/May/88 with Rich Brook

John Marsland - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/86 with Eduardo Martinez

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, natalietanzer, Michael Hood, Dan Lane, clare_bear, MONKEY78

Total votes cast 24
hard E40 of 9
E40 of 9
easy E40 of 9
hard E37 of 9
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6b0 of 8
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hard 6a0 of 8
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