Carnage Left-hand*** E1 5b
[Pitch 2, Carnage Left-hand., 3 kb]57m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A magnificent route for the grade taking in some impressive positions. Start up right below a large hanging corner. 1) 5b, 17m. Climb the corner but move left by the tree onto a slab. Move up then drop down leftwards to a ledge. 2) 5b, 20m. Traverse delicately leftwards to the Carnage belay. 3) 5b (6b free), 20m. As for Carnage pitch 2 to the break. Traverse this break leftwards then move up to a corner. Climb up and step left onto the arete above everything. Finish direct. © ROCKFAX

FA. Tony and Robin Barley (1pt) 1967. FFA. Unknown

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Photo: Pitch 2, Carnage Left-hand. © dts
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This climb is in 132 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14

Bob - 2014

adie84 - 2014

Hidden - 2014

greglad - 05/Sep/13

Hidden - Sep/13

Lead p1 and 3. One fall from the last hard move due to being pumped, and missing a foothold. Not fit enough to climb limestone me thinks. 1st pitch is rubbish, but the 2nd and third are good.
David_Gledson - AltLd dog - 26/Aug/13 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12

First climbed this in July 1992 with Paul Wheeler
Robb Bert - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Steve George

joined 1st and 2nd pitch together. surprised by how good the traverse was. Probably better then the carnage to the tree.
WB - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

esther - AltLd - Nov/11

Great adventure. Def not a fan of Aid climbing though. I lead the very nice traverse. Really good p3 lead from Jake in the rain.
funsized - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Jake Lloyd

It was raining quite convincingly, but the aid bit was still definitely the crux.
jacobjlloyd - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Jonny

An enthralling climb. Fantastic.
greenroom - AltLd β - 23/Oct/11 with Esther

Awesome last pitch.
Hardonicus - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Aidan Maguire

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Led throughout and stringed P1 & 2 together. Second was having a bad day! Loved the top pitch and can't wait to do Carnage too. The aid through the roof doesn't spoil it at all, as I expected it might. Great positions
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/11

markalmack - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with gregg capon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/11

design crisis - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Stu

Lead P2. Great climb and easier than expected. Fantastic positions on a beautiful day
coombsy - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with John B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

escalade - 2011

alkira - 2011 with kerry atkey

GuyM - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Robin Warden - AltLd - Aug/10

shugsan - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Reg

MeMeMe - AltLd - 19/Jun/10 with Andy

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/10

Led P2... the route is very good and the climbing above the aid move on P3 is superb. Even did the top bit twice to retrive some gear :)
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Paul Sheehan, Ray Sharples

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09

Led 1st and 3rd pitches
Jack00 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Stig

Stig - AltLd rpt - 18/Jul/09 with Jack

Led pitch 2. Starting moves on pitch 1 seemed really hard for 5b, I think some rock might have broken away by the looks of things so that might be why. After those first few scrappy and hard moves, and other than the short bit of tree-bashing, the whole rotue is brilliant. I was really pleasantly surprised by the traverse.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/09 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/09

Led first and third pitches
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Ian

ian caton - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Abi

Rob1988 - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Luke Porter

Hidden - AltLd - 10/May/09

lead pitch 2
mbambi - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2009

innes - 2009

best route i'v done. Led P2 so so so so good. and so scary.
dts - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/08 with Andy Taylor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/08

middlevern - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Mike Blood

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/May/08

Lead first and second pitch as one pitch, nice.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Steve Ramsden

First Two Pitches Only
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Greg Sexton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/08

Al Evans - 2008

Night/headtorch ascent. Went too high for the traverse on the last pitch - a little desperate!
alaan - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/07 with Grant

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/07

Nick Taylor - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Scott Mackenzie

Excellent route with lots of cool, exposed climbing - top pitch is definitely the best ,and free move is never 6b - seems much harder! (Nice aid move though!!)
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/07 with Emily

Stig - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Chris

chrishedgehog - AltLd - Jun/07 with James Rees

Seconded in the rain. Abbed off first belay.
Stig - 2nd dnf - 18/May/07 with Chris

With accidental even further left hand finish on final pitch involving a dyno to a tree at the end. Nice rock and climbing but too cold today to enjoy it properly.
Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Rob

As steve said... really good route.. would have been better if it had not been raining.. and steve's dead point to the tree.. haha! Note to steve: remember where your pitches go hehe!!
loonyclimber - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Steve Ramsden

Night time action
GrantB - 2nd - 2007 with Alaan

Led 1st two pitches, Jhon led 3rd via tree
Brown - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/06 with John

jim robertson - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Fast ride there, great route!
mugglewump - AltLd - Jul/05 with Ben T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

shoulders - Lead - 14/Nov/03 with alexis

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 02/Aug/03 with Simon Reid

Nick Beckett - Lead - 2002 with Chiara Bonotto

bullybones - 2002

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Sep/00

Rob Kennard - 1997

craig matheson - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/95

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/95

Richard White - 1995

Great fun
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 06/Sep/94 with Jon Sykes, Nick Ashton

ian caton - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/94 with donny

adi bryant - AltLd O/S - Jun/93 with Clive

neilh - Lead - 26/Apr/93 with dave croker

Pitch 2
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/93 with Neil McCallum

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - Jan/93

Lead P2
Mick King - AltLd - 20/Sep/92 with Pete Hankinson

rob.grafton - 2nd - 16/Jun/92 with Bruce

Mick King - Lead - 17/Mar/92 with Simon Walsh

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1992 with bernie bradbury

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Jul/91

Led pitch 1 only
mikej - AltLd - 23/Aug/90 with Bill Turner

Andy Hyslop - Mar/90

Hidden - 1990

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1990 with keefe

David Smith - 1990

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Oct/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/89

jfletcher - AltLd O/S - 17/May/89 with Tim Newton

sadams - AltLd - Jun/88 with Guy Townsend

Rich Kirby - AltLd - 1988 with The General (P.Henderson)

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 07/Nov/87 with Neville Elstone

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - May/87 with John Adams

Neil R - Lead dog - 1987 with Sharon

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Nov/86

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/86

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/86

steve taylor - AltLd - Jul/86 with Mike Beresford

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 03/Jun/86 with Kim Greenald

keefe - 11/May/86 with Johnny Adams

Hidden - 2nd - 1986

scree - Oct/85

shark - Lead - 29/Jun/85 with Dave Marsh

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 1984 with tim wright

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1982 with Rich Lewis

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/81 with Dave Oddy

charlesmfrench - AltLd - 10/May/81 with Ian Milne

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Feb/77

felt scary and hard for the grade I thought
EagerAndy - AltLd - 1977 with Mick Hardwick

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/76

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