The Grim Reaper* E1 5a
40m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fine sustained route that begins just left of the huge groove.
1) 5a, 20m. Gain a small ledge (poor peg). Pass a bulge and follow a crack-line to a small, scary stance, 3m above the fault-line.
2) 5a, 20m. Traverse left under roofs and pull over, as for Prayers for Rain, at a good block. Skirt the roofs above and right, then move back left to a short corner. Swing right then pass some final roofs by another hand traverse rightwards to easier ground. Stake on the upper slope. © ROCKFAX

FA. Tim Dunsby, R.Lovett 06/Jun/1984
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15 with Brian

brian watson - AltLd - 25/May/15 with Sophie Nunn

ian bryant - 2015

Very ggod route, did it as a single pitch. Pull through the roof felt like 5b.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Andy

First time outside for a few weeks so felt very hard for the grade, very steep and I thought crux was hard 5b/5c.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14 with Martin Haworth

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/13

ianto - 2013

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Andy Mosienko

Ran both pitches together which made for hellish rope drag at the top. Also think I may have gone off route before the break - I went left round the bulge to the break and not right as shown in the topo. Bit run-out but made for a straighter line.
mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Charles Green, Kris Mazurek

Good solid gear throughout. Need long extenders to avoid too much rope drag, and a radio to speak to your second would be a good idea!
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Davey Boy

in 1 (lots of extenders needed)
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Trevor

trev_f - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Ed

Bern - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Andy Mos

tonanf - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with PSue

timharrison - Lead rpt - 05/May/07 with Trevor Macalonan

Rob Pitt - Lead - 2007

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/06 with eddie church

I was being a wimp, Trevor needed to rest to get a nut out. Should have been an onsight!!
timharrison - AltLd dog - 09/Sep/06 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - AltLd dog - 09/Sep/06 with Tim

feilx - 2005

Marti999 - AltLd - 2000

WB - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/99 with Guy

GuyM - 1998 with john

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 08/Jul/84 with Tim Dunsby

I,d only been climbing about 1 year when Tim dragged me into The Ruckle on this first ascent. Was scared to death all the way up, to be fare to Tim (Nigel Coe and Pete Oxley) if it was,nt for there friendship and help i dont think i would have had such a good climbing apprentership. Thanks to you all.
Russell Lovett - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/84 with Tim Dunsby

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