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Apocalypse*** E4 6a

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2 pitches. Yet another superb Peak E4. Pitch 1 has the technical well-protected crux, but pitch two provides the real challenge. 1) 6a, 22m. Easy climbing leads into the corner which is followed with increasing difficulty. Returning from a slight detour onto the left wall provides the crux shortly before the break is reached. Lash yourself in. 2) 5c, 18m. Pull over the roof to gain the flake and follow it strenuously on good holds, pausing on occasion to frantically stuff in gear. Save some courage for the final moves off the flake. Move left to follow Mortlock's to finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. S.Bancroft, J.Allen 15.4.76. Their ascent was protected by several old pegs which makes it even more curious as to why they graded it E6. This grade put off repeats for years. 15/Apr/1976

Ticklists: Trad climbs for sport climbers, World Graded List, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

I led both, had to weight gear on first pitch while working out where to go. Rockfax description very bad
Apharri - Lead - 12/Jun/14 with Jim Gayler

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13

morganator - AltLd - 18/Jul/13 with loundsy

Previously climbed in appalling style so good to do properly.
Brown - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with James T

very good if it'd see a bit more traffic
Hannes B - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/12 with Magnus, Roald, Tom

P1 only
markalmack - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with tim marjot

tlmarjot - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/12 with Mark Almack

1st pitch only due to failing light. Keen to go back for P2!
JulesV - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Shauna Cunningham

First pitch. Dirty, but good climbing. Committing at the end!
drysori - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Jon L

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Sep/11

As one pitch, very good.
Adam Long - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Neil 'Nige' Kershaw

Led as one pitch.
akhughes - Lead β - 21/Aug/11

Haaaaard! New this was going to be tough watching Misha on it. Mishas straight up sequence was tough on the first pitch - multiple attempts. Absolutely fried by the time i got onto the top pitch which was very physical - right to the top! Needed a lie down after this - phew.
philhilo - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/11 with misha

Misha - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Phil

Led P1, 2nd P2.
Boy - Lead - 31/Jul/11 with Paul Smitton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jul/10

P1 only. Really, really dirty near top, but the moves are excellent. i dont know if it felt hard because of the dirt, but, nearly 6b?
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Guy VG, Lee Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Ian Jones - 2007

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2003

tuftynick - 2nd - 2000

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/99 with mik

sadams - AltLd - 16/Jul/96 with Hugh Cottom

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/96 with Steven Delderfield

Billg - Lead O/S - 1995

led 2nd pitch
Roget - AltLd O/S - 22/May/93 with colin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1991

Pitch one only - In mistake for Alfresco!! (1 rest)
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 13/May/90 with Kim Greenald

Pete Ogden - Lead - 1990 with Pete Brown

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/89

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/89

All in one pitch and top half quite scary
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1989

Mike Owen - 28/May/88 with Tim Lowe

shark - Lead - 1988

keefe - 27/Sep/86

sadams - AltLd dnf - 27/Jul/85 with Robin Curley

brilliant bold go for it top pitch
andy gittins - Lead - 1985

Mark Kemball - Lead - 14/Jun/83 with Paul Clark

Ian Jones - 1983 with Rich Lewis, Robert Kieske, Mick Ward, Karen Ghiselli

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
LJC, Hidden, Hidden, alexanderjwatts, Hidden, Hidden, Dan Lane, greenclimb

Voting
Total votes cast 39
hard E50 of 14
E50 of 14
easy E50 of 14
hard E47 of 14
E46 of 14
easy E40 of 14
hard E31 of 14
E30 of 14
easy E30 of 14
hard 6b0 of 13
6b0 of 13
easy 6b0 of 13
hard 6a1 of 13
6a11 of 13
easy 6a0 of 13
hard 5c1 of 13
5c0 of 13
easy 5c0 of 13
3 Stars9 of 12
2 Stars3 of 12
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Style of ascent

Lead22 of 43 (51.2%)
Followed5 of 43 (11.6%)
Alt Leads8 of 43 (18.6%)
Unknown8 of 43 (18.6%)

'Climbed'21 of 43 (48.8%)
clean O/S15 of 43 (34.9%)
clean β1 of 43 (2.3%)
dogged4 of 43 (9.3%)
dnf2 of 43 (4.7%)