East Sussex > Bowles Rocks >
 
Perspiration* none 5c

Adjacent Climbs
<< Pegasus
 
Boiling Point >>
Make frustratingly slow progress up the nasty (or nice, depending on your tastes) overhanging crack and continue more easily. From the ledge near the top, either finish direct or traverse slightly right and climb an easier crack.
J Smoker 1962
Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Hidden - TR RP - 31/Jul/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/May/14

timmyhobby - TR O/S - 01/Sep/13

matt.jj - TR dnf - 02/May/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/May/13

1 rest after the jam
jsmcfarland - TR dog - May/13

Steve Dunton - 2013

strudles - TR dog - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - TR - 02/Jun/12

1 point of aid! (sling at top)
finchelata - 26/May/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 19/May/12

Mike Parks - TR dnf - 19/May/12 with Duncan, Cess

Rich K - TR dnf - 07/Apr/12 with Vitold, Malcom

robl22 - TR RP - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - TR dog - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - TR RP - 18/Feb/12

Mike Parks - TR dnf - 18/Feb/12 with Cess

Cat G - TR - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - TR β - Sep/11

Simon Bowyer - TR β - 01/May/11 with Nik

elbeanio - TR - 02/Apr/11

royal - TR O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Karen

Really enjoyed this climb, got recommended by a local. Got the crux sequence right away and didn't do any grovelling or perspiring! felt like a perfect mix of muscle and technique.Climbed the middle arete which is much better and a little harder than the inside set of stairs.
royal - TR O/S - 22/Mar/11 with rob

JIMJIM - TR - 2011 with Tex

Hidden - TR - 2011

Direct finish
Graham C - TR O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Derek

Got to the first overhand crux and figured it out but was too knackered to do it late in the day, not that the rest looked much easier!
alexisg - TR dnf - 12/Jul/10 with James Cronin

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Jun/10

davidrblakeman - TR rpt - 09/May/10

Hidden - TR dog - 01/May/10

is most certainly the word...
lukehodson - TR O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Charlotte

Jock Strap - Lead β - 17/Apr/10

Danny Crump - TR - 06/Mar/10 with Sarah Pentelow

N-Missin - TR rpt - 2010

N-Missin - TR rpt - 2010

vid - 2010

RFWilkie - TR O/S - 04/Oct/09

Danny Crump - TR O/S - 01/Sep/09

possible only by climbing the crack perpendicular to it.
superdiamondgeezer - TR O/S - 19/Jul/09

tonanf - TR - 09/Jul/09 with burt

PeterJuggler - TR O/S - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/Jun/09

matiaske - 14/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

themidnightninja - TR O/S - 09/Jun/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Sep/07

Piers Harley - TR β - 16/Sep/07 with Matt Oldfield

Rob Kennard - 2007

Kyuzo - 2007

Hidden - TR - 2005

roverhead - TR - 10/May/03

Hidden - TR - 06/May/02

Hidden - TR - 21/Apr/01

Brown - TR - 20/Jan/01

Hidden - TR - 2000

ajc - TR O/S - 05/Jul/98

Hidden - TR O/S - 21/Apr/97

Richard White - 1997

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Jun/96

Hidden - TR dog - 1996

Hidden - TR O/S - 1989

Gordon Stainforth - TR - 14/Mar/82 with David BA Jones, John Kenton

Hidden - TR rpt - 01/Jan/82

'Reconfirmed as one of the better routes on S/E Sandstone'
Gordon Stainforth - TR - 05/Aug/79

hodjster - 1979 with Fish

Gordon Stainforth - TR - 05/Oct/75 with Bill Wintrip, Nick Gregory

Voting
Total votes cast 9
hard 6a0 of 5
6a0 of 5
easy 6a0 of 5
hard 5c0 of 5
5c5 of 5
easy 5c0 of 5
hard 5b0 of 5
5b0 of 5
easy 5b0 of 5
3 Stars1 of 4
2 Stars3 of 4
1 Star0 of 4
0 Stars0 of 4
Bag of .....0 of 4
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Lead1 of 67 (1.5%)
Toproped56 of 67 (83.6%)
Unknown10 of 67 (14.9%)

'Climbed'26 of 67 (38.8%)
clean O/S18 of 67 (26.9%)
clean β4 of 67 (6.0%)
clean rpt5 of 67 (7.5%)
clean RP3 of 67 (4.5%)
dogged5 of 67 (7.5%)
dnf6 of 67 (9.0%)