Pikadon HVS 5a
[The correct line of Pikadon (HVS 5a) at Berry Head , 3 kb]70m, 3 pitches. Checkout the topo which corrects the line of pitch 1 in the South Devon and Dartmoor guide. Little sound clean climbing exists after pitch one where it becomes bolder than HVS and may be a candidate for XS 5a.
Pitch 1 - Strike out diagonally leftwards from the start of Goddess of Gloom to the overhanging bulge. Break out right along a rising hand ledge towards the corner. Climb diagonally left to a thread (new 2014) and nut belay under a roof as for Melinda.
Peter Biven and Frank Cannings 03/Oct/1967

Photo: The correct line of Pikadon (HVS 5a) at Berry Head © Kafoozalem
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Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Oct/09

What a route! Started as per the guide and from then on it was stressvile.Twisted ropes, loose rocks,dirty greasy holds,gifts left by the nesting birds and a lot of it.Had to quit route and traverse through Goodess into Moonraker.Finished in the dark and drissle.It did feel good to be alive when we got to the top.
Popkids - 2nd dnf - 04/Oct/09 with Kafoozalem

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