Melpomene*** E4 5c

Rockfax Description
Fine climbing which is both steep and pumpy - the E is for Effort on this one. Good gear but beware of rope drag. Climb diagonally right into Mars, above the fault-line. Move up then swing right under a roof, to the arete. Sprint up the leftward-slanting cracks, saving some 'umph' for the top face, staying right of a square-cut groove. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pat Littlejohn, Chris King 1978

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Swanage wild pumpfests, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

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This climb is in 13 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

AlexD - 2nd - 16/Jun/14 with Marti

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/14

Took a long time, got very pumped, ran out of cams, got scared, pulled on gear, finished up the abb rope. Not the crowning moment i hoped it would be.
brices - Lead dnf - 10/Mar/14 with Remus

Awesome! Need more skill and fitness really, but i couldn't contain myself! Rested low on the face, due to skill failure, then took a fairly big lob from two feet below the top due to pump - 10 or so metres into space! Will get back on it soon. Fantastic climbing!!! Left a number 10 metolius nut on the face. Now bomber in situ gear. Blatantly only HVS with that ; )
jacobjlloyd - Lead dog - 24/Oct/10 with Ed Searle

amazing climbing, so pumpy or maybe i'm so weak at mo
Marti999 - Lead dog - 13/Jun/10 with sue Hazel

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/10

Bern - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Richard White

feilx - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/09 with Bern

Stunning route, took me a long time, I was v pumped!
Bern - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Felix

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with tio

stunning line, great exposure, solid rock ***
feilx - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Crazy Tom

Hidden - 2009

Tim M - Lead dnf - 1995 with Phil T

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hard E50 of 3
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easy E50 of 3
hard E41 of 3
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