Cocteau Phenomena*** 7b+

Rockfax Description
An impressive line up the steep wall to the left of the dominating arete. Start just to the right of the wide crack. Climb up and rightwards into the centre of the wall, then climb this to a hard finish. Finishing on the right is 7b. The lower-off is situated on the ledge above the route. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 11/May/1989

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Feature Photo Routes from Dorset Rockfax 2012, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Horrible start on sketchy rock. Took a few falls and cracked my shin on one of the ledges. Perhaps one to work on top rope. I'm inspired by the line though.
JackMac - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/15 with Ben Russell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15

Linc - Lead dog - 17/Jul/15 with louis

The direct finish is a bit hard!
philhaigh - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/15 with Barry Kerslake

Hard finish!
chakrit - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15

2nd go opting for the arÍte finish after dropping the brutal 7b+ option first time. Great climbing.
dominic lee - Lead RP - 15/Mar/15 with andy elliot

nacnud - Lead - 09/Aug/14 with Ed Ratcliffe

Baking hot. Lower ledges were horrible very dusty. Bolts are very hard to spot.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/14 with Steph

Broken toe?
lewiz - Lead dnf - 20/Jul/14

Great climbing, managed to onsight up to the final crux but then I had no chance - that final crux seems ridiculous for 7b+ but maybe I just need some beta.
jonleighton - Lead dog - 13/Jul/14

A bit of aiding involved! excellent route but very hard. Easy to set up TR from the quarry above so maybe one to keep trying.
Ian Bell - TR dog - 31/Aug/13 with Andrea

great route.
david potts - Lead RP - 25/May/13 with Nat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/13

absolutely blind climbing, really hard to onsight...and the finishing move is just disgusting, couldn't work it out at all had to yank on the clip
Haydn Jones - Lead dog - 24/Apr/13 with ben harding

tried to onsight, nice bt shame about the dirty start
brices - Lead dog - 30/Mar/13 with Joe Innes

Birthday bonus - via the arÍte.
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 16/Jan/13 with Dr Steve

First 7b+ went Direct. Superb climbing.
Tommyads - 2013

Did the direct finish. I think this makes it hard 7b+/7c. Great finishing sequence.
dan gibson - Lead RP - 24/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Oct/12

Linc - Lead dog - 11/Aug/12

natalietanzer - Lead RP - 21/Jul/12 with graham

first 7b+ flash in UK. Went right onto arete at the top.
Jeronimo - Lead β - 24/May/12

natalietanzer - Lead dog - 13/May/12 with Mike and Adrian

a few nice moves, up an impressive wall; but they barely make up for the sections of choss and unpleasant holds.
Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 15/Jan/12

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 29/Oct/11

tobydunford - TR dog - 01/May/11 with Phil Belcher

lukehunt - Lead dnf - 2011

Hawkscry - 2011

Beautiful route :-)
Jane Weir - Lead - 23/May/10 with Rich Dagnan

natalietanzer - TR dog - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 27/Sep/09

Great line! Direct finish.
Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

hippo99 - Lead RP - 25/Jul/09

trev_f - TR dog - 23/Apr/09 with Jon

sam_cox - 2nd - 01/Mar/09

feilx - Lead RP - 06/Dec/08 with Rich Dagner

La Mont - 2008

bigie bob - Lead RP - 21/Feb/07

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
RFWilkie, tiffanykate12, maybe_si, lewiz, archiecb

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