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Cave Route Right*** E6 6b

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32m. The soaring line of Cave Route Right yields a superb climb. There is much fixed gear but extra wires are still required. With these in place it is 7b+. The main dificulties are the bulge at 8m, the shallow niche at 1/3 height and the peg pockets below the often-wet upper crack. A second pitch climbs out of the cave at 6a. © ROCKFAX
FFA. Ron Fawcett 1982

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This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

dominic lee - Lead RP - 03/Aug/13 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jul/13

Draws on the bolts and pegs, and a few wires in situ, for a superb 7b+ tick.
AJM - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13 with Ally Smith

BOOM! Mix of bolts and pegs, with one wire in top groove.
Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with AJM

Jordan - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Naomi Buys

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - Jun/13

Good long pitch.
coula1 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

The best route on Yorkshire Limestone. Blew the onsight near the top. Ran out of QD's (took 20. Gave it a good brush off and did it clean next go with gear still in place. (Much better gear these days.)
Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 28/Jul/10 with KM

Great route - waited a long time to do it as I was never sure if I had the stamina/mental capacity to onsight it.
TomPR - Lead - 30/Jun/10

2 falls, flash pump and wrong sequence!
marky65 - Lead dog - 30/Jun/10 with Tom

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09

A grey area between Sport and trad.
Cassidy - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Duboust

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Katherine Schirrmacher

Ground up after various visits. Completely brilliant
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 20/Aug/96 with Dad

keefe - Lead - 02/Jul/96

Cowflinger - Lead dog - Jul/95 with Andy Sharp

shark - Lead RP - 1995

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - Jul/94 with Gareth Parry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/92

Hidden - Lead RP - 1988

Mike Owen - 05/Oct/86 with Elaine Owen

Fell off once near the top. Damn. Virtually a clip up back in the day apart from one friend and one nut. Didn't do pitch 2. Would be sport 7b.
stp - Lead - 21/Jul/84

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Style of ascent

Lead22 of 26 (84.6%)
Unknown4 of 26 (15.4%)

'Climbed'9 of 26 (34.6%)
clean O/S8 of 26 (30.8%)
clean RP7 of 26 (26.9%)
dogged2 of 26 (7.7%)