Moonchild** E4 6a
[Ron Fawcett on first ascent of Moonchild, Chapel Head Scar, 3 kb]17m.

Rockfax Description
A fine and testing pitch. Follow the line of steep grooves and overlaps just right of the base of the buttress, past a jug in the back of the groove and bolt on the left wall at five metres. © ROCKFAX

FA. Ron Fawcett, Al Evans, Dave Parker 1974. Ron Fawcett puts Chapel Head on the national map with the ascent of the much respected Moonchild. Moonchild has gradually drifted up the grades from E2.

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Photo: Ron Fawcett on first ascent of Moonchild, Chapel Head Scar © Al Evans
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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

No pegs, though there is a bolt in reach at 4m.
Adam Long - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Ben Bransby

Seymore Butt - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06

jim robertson - 2006

Bern - 2006

whispering nic - Aug/03 with Graham Iles

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 18/May/97

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 18/May/97 with mik

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/96

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/96 with Andy Watts

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/96 with Jari Pollenen

Some kind person at the crag lent me his skyhook to protect the start
shark - Lead - 11/Aug/94

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd O/S - Aug/94 with Martin Doyle

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/92

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/90

keefe - 12/Sep/88

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/87

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1987

Hammy - 2nd - 30/Oct/85 with Luke Steer

Hammy - Lead - 06/Aug/84 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - Lead - 1978

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
scott quinn, Roget

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