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Requiem*** E3 6a

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[leading requiem in the heat of summer, 3 kb]26m, 2 pitches. A superb outing up the left-hand side of the huge face. The crux moves are fierce but can be avoided by some terrifying monkey business in the upper branches of the great oak reducing the grade to E2 5c, but not detracting too much from the experience. 1) 5a, 10m. Climb an overhanging crack with a large jutting block straight into the Bower. 2) 6a, 16m. Climb the desperate crack springing from the right-hand edge of the Bower to a deep horizontal break (or reach the same place from the tip of the tree). Swing left along the break then climb flutings to the final roof, which is passed on simply the best holds in the world. © ROCKFAX
FA. Paul Nunn (2 pts) 1970. FFA John Allen 1975

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies..

Photo: leading requiem in the heat of summer © mark s
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 44 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

sgl0jd - 22/Apr/13

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Luke Porter

Tony Kartawick - 2012

EagerAndy - Lead - 2012

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2010

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

wolverine - Lead - 11/Sep/09 with Matt Sparkes

steve_biczyk - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam

Not really sure if I stepped in from the right or went direct, it all seems the same to me!
andi turner - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Mark Sharratt

one of my fave routes ever now, got it clean and covered it in blood! awsome
jamesturnbull - Lead - May/08 with aiden

Hidden - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

tuftynick - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with JulesV

Desperate roof crack requiring much blood loss and some aid! Seems tough for E3, even first pitch at 5a is a total sandbag.
Chad123 - AltLd dog - Feb/07 with Rik and Viv

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Sep/06

Boy - 2006

One fall trying to get established into crack I think
shark - Lead - 23/Jan/05 with Joe Picalli

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 2005 with helen gibson

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/04 with Simon Wren

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 01/May/04 with daniel lee

reached crack from right. how are you supposed to reach from underneath?
Roget - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/00 with jon

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 12/May/99 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Feb/98

sadams - 2nd - 19/Oct/97 with John Fletcher

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/91

Hidden - Lead - 1989

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

Seemed dumb not to use the tree so I did thus E2 5c.
stp - 2nd - 26/Aug/85

Hidden - Lead - 1984

If you can reach the starting holds this is an easy E3 tick
jonathan shepherd - Lead O/S - Aug/82

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 06/Jun/81 with John Jefferies

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/80

Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 1980 with Duncan Critchley

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Held John's rope on the first free ascent, could not follow it free. Went back a couple of years later to lead it properly - successful, but still hard!
petemeads - 2nd - 1975 with John Allen

Hidden - 1973

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Voting
Total votes cast 24
hard E40 of 9
E40 of 9
easy E40 of 9
hard E37 of 9
E31 of 9
easy E31 of 9
hard E20 of 9
E20 of 9
easy E20 of 9
hard 6b0 of 8
6b0 of 8
easy 6b0 of 8
hard 6a5 of 8
6a3 of 8
easy 6a0 of 8
hard 5c0 of 8
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easy 5c0 of 8
3 Stars7 of 7
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Style of ascent

Lead20 of 44 (45.5%)
Followed7 of 44 (15.9%)
Alt Leads4 of 44 (9.1%)
Unknown13 of 44 (29.5%)

'Climbed'26 of 44 (59.1%)
clean O/S14 of 44 (31.8%)
clean rpt3 of 44 (6.8%)
dogged1 of 44 (2.3%)