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.

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This climb is in 35 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

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

wolverine - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Ben Meakin

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

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

Richard White - 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

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