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Mother Africa*** E4 6a

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45m. Superbly-sustained climbing that tracks an intricate line up the centre of the wall. Start at the base of the wall, below a thin crack with a rope sling at the midway horizontal break. Climb the first few easy-angled metres to the start of the thin crack. Make hard but well protected moves up the crack to the horizontal break - an insitu rope sling. Move left, then up, past good holds and a peg before gaining a thin crack-line on the left. Follow the crack-line past four more pegs to finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Martin Crocker, Jim Robertson 5.6.83 05/Jun/1983

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, Trad climbs for sport climbers, West Country Climbs.

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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/14 with Tom Livingstone

Psyched!
Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Dan Gibson

Awesome, had some elbows up slapping in the middle 1/3rd thought i was off then held it together for the top
brices - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Remus

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/14

Gear in place up to thread from ad's attempt. Horrendously greasy conditions made this feel hard!!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13 with Adam Booth

Fell on the lead (went wrong way) but seconded it clean
Adam Booth - 2nd RP - 15/Aug/13 with Ed Booth

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Apr/13

ianto - 2013

Oh dear. Very sandy at the break - not what I needed at the time. Top nut ripped, I inverted and just missed the ledge. Need to think about this one.
Ed Babs - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/12 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/12

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Really pumpy. Glad Ross got the lead on this one - not sure I would have had the stamina to pull through placing gear. As good as its reputation, and not over til the end.
jacobjlloyd - 2nd β - 31/Mar/12 with Ross

Let down on 1st go by tactical errors and low faith in probably-ok gear. Pulled the ropes to get clean second go. Hard E4.
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 31/Mar/12 with Jake

She truly had her way with me! Got up to the sandy half-way break and a hold broke off (fall 1). Came to the deck, then 2nd go got matched on the big brown jug just right of the tat when that beast broke off aswell (fall 2). Wasnt sure of the line, so tried goin out left on some quartz crimps, ended up on some sandy slopers, which resulted in fall 3 and the end of my endevours. Oh dear.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/10 with alex mason

brian watson - TR dog - 15/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/09

Had followed Derek on this 18+ years ago and some gear of Ed's was in place from his go. May have gone too high before stepping left.
shark - Lead - 28/Aug/09 with Ed Southwell

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

nice to finally get back on this, awesome route
feilx - Lead RP - 21/Mar/09 with Angus

Hidden - 2009

La Mont - Lead β - 10/Aug/07 with Rich Horn

feeko - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/07

Bern - 2006

dan gibson - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with eddie church

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/99

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

sadams - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/98 with Andy Long

Dave fails on an E4! Mind you he was only 15 at the time!
Richard White - Lead O/S - 1996 with Dave Pickford

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/93

keefe - 02/May/92

jasper11 - 1990

At my limit and scary
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1988 with Gary Crocker

frank ramsay - Lead - 1988

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Voting
Total votes cast 59
hard E50 of 21
E50 of 21
easy E54 of 21
hard E412 of 21
E44 of 21
easy E41 of 21
hard E30 of 21
E30 of 21
easy E30 of 21
hard 6b0 of 19
6b0 of 19
easy 6b1 of 19
hard 6a0 of 19
6a17 of 19
easy 6a1 of 19
hard 5c0 of 19
5c0 of 19
easy 5c0 of 19
3 Stars18 of 19
2 Stars1 of 19
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Style of ascent

Lead23 of 36 (63.9%)
Followed6 of 36 (16.7%)
Toproped2 of 36 (5.6%)
Unknown5 of 36 (13.9%)

'Climbed'10 of 36 (27.8%)
clean O/S17 of 36 (47.2%)
clean β2 of 36 (5.6%)
clean rpt1 of 36 (2.8%)
clean RP3 of 36 (8.3%)
dogged1 of 36 (2.8%)
dnf2 of 36 (5.6%)