El chupacabras** 7a+
[Climber on El chupacabras, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
24m. A dramatic pitch which makes up for its lack of length with some fine moves. Go easy with the large fragile flake, in fact give it a miss altogether! © ROCKFAX

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2nd attempt. Crux for me was after the flake which is solid.
dprctr - Lead RP - 12/Apr/15 with Joanne Malay

Beautiful climb!
climbomaniac - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15

Dudefish - Lead RP - Apr/15

Rich Malcolm - TR dog - 01/Mar/15 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/15

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/14 with Lena, Fiona, Jonny P

slowmotion - Lead RP - 11/Nov/14 with Katie P, gemma, jonny P

So steep and pumpy, but good fun climbing into the hole halfway.
katiep - TR dog - 07/Nov/14 with Fiona Addie

Failed the o/so because the stupid rock fax book said to avoid the flake that is solid in fact! Found it ok using the flake .. Amazing moves with no actual crux!
justin c - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/14

1st RP. Rockfax put me off going for the flake on onsight so tried to the left which was harder. Used flake second go and went ok.
R2B - Lead RP - 10/May/14 with Charlotte

Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14 with Mike Todd

Mike Todd - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14 with Brian Rodgers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14

First day, bees nest in neighbouring route was a bit offputting on the redpoint!
drysori - Lead dog - Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jan/14

James Marshall - Lead β - 22/Dec/13 with rich hard rock

Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Nov/13

Danny Crump - 2nd - 17/Oct/13 with Neil Kerr, Martin Bagshaw

Martin Bagshaw - TR dog - 17/Oct/13 with Neil Kerr, Danny Crump

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2013

3 Names - Lead β - 26/Dec/12 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Dec/12

davidliu - Lead β - 02/Nov/12 with Ed Jenner

tedj234 - Lead β - 02/Nov/12 with davidliu

Far easier than I recall from quick play last year. One hard technical traverse into the cave then pretty standard stuff to the top with good crimps.
mr_nsglover - Lead β - 27/Oct/12 with adam potter

Soft. Good. Flake probably ok but i would be careful with it.
felixthelion - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with T. Brookes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/12

Johann - 2012

First go after flash attempt, three stars (soft)
ANC - Lead RP - 08/Dec/11 with Johann Urbano, Rob Humphries

LC - Lead O/S - Nov/11

Very powerful climbing with a technical traverse, fun. Don't worry about the flake, it's solid.
mr_nsglover - Lead dog - 03/Oct/11

tomhull - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/11 with rin

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/10 with Roy Thomas

markalmack - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/10 with gregg capon

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Feb/10

First 7a+ onsight felt more like 7a tho
ashknot - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/10 with Hungarian Eva

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/09

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - Dec/09 with Stephen

The flake feels fine to me!
skygodley - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09

Toby Dunn - Dec/08 with simon richardson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/05

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