Circe** E5 6b
[Andy Barker on Circe - early ascent, 3 kb]22m.

Rockfax Description
A good powerful line through the underlaps. An old bolt protects the crux, which is easier for the tall. After that it gets very pumpy, though on big holds. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Now with a new bolt.

FA. Tom Proctor, Steve Bancroft 1977

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, World Graded List, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

Photo: Andy Barker on Circe - early ascent © John Kirk
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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

LRob - Lead G/U - 31/May/15

First tried this three years ago aged 15, but I couldnt remember much so it was a bit of a retro-flash. Very pleased to do it first go today as wet crux holds made the sequence even harder!
Joughton - Lead G/U - 20/Mar/15

Happy to get this iconic and historical Stoney classic. Holds are still crumbling so will will get harder again in time. The finish is is becoming unpleasant due to brambles and a lack of traffic which is sad but somehow adds to the experience. My first proper E5 in 20 years.
Stoney Boy - Lead β - 04/Aug/14 with Colin Hughes

Dan-Cheetham - 2014

mwatson - Lead β - 22/May/13

blaza1 - 2nd dog - 20/May/13 with Mike Watson

Ground Up. Fell from crux twice. Not really reachy just requires strong fingers. The rest is really juggy and quite steady
Apharri - Lead - 02/May/13 with Dave Wharton

New confident inspiring bolt is now in place. Climbed ground-up.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead - 2013 with Tim Hill, Mal Scott

Amazing route, shame the crux is so hard! Did the crux move after a few rests on the rope then did the rest clean, really fun steep climbing.
Joughton - Lead dog - 18/Nov/12

Now it seems to have a shiny new bolt in place of the old one.
Ssebo Banange - Lead - 18/Aug/12

Brown - Lead - 23/Aug/11 with Andy R

GeoffG - 2011

dominic lee - Lead RP - 11/Sep/10 with neil foster

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/10

Adam Long - Lead β - 29/Jun/10 with Matt Heason, Dave Turnbull

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/09

2nd go
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - Jul/09 with Ellis Ash

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/07 with Dave Ferguson

Boy - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2002

GeoffG - Lead - 22/May/99

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/96 with jon

3rd attempt in 12 years and still had to RP it
sadams - Lead RP - 13/Apr/96 with Richard Cooper

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - Lead - 1993

keefe - 1990

Chris Wright - Lead - 17/Sep/88

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/88 with Pete Kirton

shark - Lead - 10/Sep/87 with Paul Evans

sadams - Lead dnf - 04/Aug/87 with Guy Townsend

sadams - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/85 with unseconded

My first proper E5 lead (although others have since been upgraded).
Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/Sep/82 with Paul Clark, Bill McKee

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 1980 with Graham Parkes

mitch1960 - Lead - 1980

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