Barracuda*** E4 5c

Rockfax Description
A mean fish which is steeper than first appearances might suggest. It tackles the first big crack-line on the wall and never lets up. Safe, pumpy and excellent. © ROCKFAX

FA. Arni Strapcans, Gordon Jenkin 1.4.79. FFA. Dave Ivory, P.Preston 1.4.83 01/Apr/1979

Ticklists: Swanage wild pumpfests, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

James Oakes - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/15 with Steve Ramsden

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/15 with noaks

brices - 2nd β - 05/Jul/15 with Caspian Johnson

A good route to experience your first falls on gear!
Caspian Johnson - Lead dog - 05/Jul/15 with brices

The bulge is soooo steep thought there was no way I could do the route, but kept going and it does ease. Once in the fault found the rest and it was in the bag. So happy as its terrifyingly steep from below
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Andy O'Conner

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Ross McKerchar

First attempt at an e4. Very greasy rock made the start feel a bit 'out there'. Was beginning to celebrate, when i came off holding a lump of rock, proper big fall because the last gear was very extended bellow the little roof. !!
James Marshall - Lead - 25/May/15 with ollie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15

ian bryant - 2015

JM - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Stevo

3 Names - 2nd - 03/Jun/14 with Ed Bulman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

JulesV - 2nd O/S - May/14 with Will Boxen

pumped unfit and had to rest
billb - Lead dog - May/14 with jbvulliamy

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/14 with Tom Livingstone

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 11/Apr/14 with Dan Gibson

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/13

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Richard

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Sophie

ianto - 2013

Really really good, and a lot easier than Warlord. Second dog previously with Purple Sue on 04 Oct 09. Cool coincidence with the dates.
Ed Babs - Lead β - 04/Oct/12 with AlexD

AlexD - 2nd dog - 04/Oct/12 with Ed

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/12 with andre hedger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Apprehensive about getting on this, as I've neglected climbing a bit and become massively unfit. I was right to worry - I was maximally pumped on this for a long time. Couldn't pull back the cams to place them, so i hung on jams yelling about it and somehow pulled through! Very pleased to get up it. Though Ross had to go and find two hands-free rests in the pumpy bit... Lovely climb. Shame it gets a bit rubbish toward the top.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Ross

Very nice and not too pumpy if you find the rests :)
quiffhanger - 2nd β - 31/Mar/12 with Jake

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

Justin T - 2nd - 21/Mar/12 with Cherry

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Oct/09

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Andy Reeve

Superb workout!
Bern - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Sue Hazel

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/09

feeko - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Dad

V.F'ing hard!
tonanf - 2nd dog - Jul/07 with Pep

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/07

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/06 with jamie evans

ellis - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Dan Rowles

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/98 with jon

Southern Mark Smith - Lead O/S - 1997

I had 4 rests.
Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/88 with Ray Mardon

frank ramsay - Lead - 1988

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
brices, Mark Warnett, Tangerine_Kingdom

Total votes cast 43
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