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The Cauldron*** 7a+

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[Descending into The Cauldron, 3 kb]45m. DWS F7a+ S0. This is the "As yet unclimbed" Sea Cave Traverse described in Rockfax Deep Water. Either abseil to the worn thread on Into the Fire or climb down Look, Before You Leap (F6b S0) to sea level and traverse R with difficulty around the rib (crux) into the sea cave. Exit the cave via the rope "bridge" at it's end and finish up Eight Ball (F4+).
Ken Palmer 2009

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Done as part of Rainbow Bridge, fun!
Joughton - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/14

Gus - Solo - 02/Aug/14 with bob hickish, stadders

kingholmesy - Solo RP - 2014

If it wasnt wet it would be fairly strait forward
brices - Solo β - 26/Aug/13 with Ben Norman, duma, Sash

Hidden - Solo β - 24/Aug/13

Tom Livingstone - Solo β - 03/Aug/13 with Rob Greenwood

Ellis Butler-Barker - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Tom, Al, Adam

Oddjob - Solo RP - 16/Sep/12 with Adam B

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 29/Aug/11

bigie bob - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/11

Attempt late in the day. Got past all the difficulties and fell inside the cave from the pump.
sarpedon - Solo dnf - 07/Aug/11

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/11

dmoir - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/11

tuftynick - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/11

Feels hard for the grade... Or maybe i am just weak!
robbie Warke - Solo dnf - Aug/11

Soaking wet & covered in sh1t: felt very hard. Worth it for the feeling of relief when you grab the rope!
quiffhanger - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11

feilx - Solo rpt - 30/Jul/11

with Ian shouting directions from the sea.
jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/10

Back of the cave was soaked and waves continuously boomed into the wall - felt very intimidating but a brilliant bit of climbing.
alaan - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 30/Aug/10

dan gibson - Solo - 30/Aug/10 with michael porter

Hidden - Solo dnf - 17/Jul/10

John Mcshea - Solo O/S - Jul/10 with tom rainbow

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, thomb, Hidden

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Style of ascent

Soloed24 of 24 (100.0%)

'Climbed'2 of 24 (8.3%)
clean O/S10 of 24 (41.7%)
clean β3 of 24 (12.5%)
clean rpt4 of 24 (16.7%)
clean RP2 of 24 (8.3%)
dnf3 of 24 (12.5%)