Perseus** E3 5c
[Ian Carr on Perseus, 2 kb]40m.

Rockfax Description
A worthy route which deserves more attention and would get three stars on most other cliffs. The upper section feels a little bold but solid gear keeps appearing. Traverse left from the belay beneath Original Route. Move up then step left again to a small overlap - reachy. Alternatively, follow Debauchery a little further then move back right to the overlap. Climb direct from here (crux) to gain a crack. Climb this (peg and threads) to a final awkward section where the crack ends at a hole. Finish direct. A rather serious direct start is possible up the grassy lower slabs at E1 5b - peg runner out right. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Pete Livesey, Jill Lawrence 1976. Previously aided.

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Photo: Ian Carr on Perseus © Derek Hersey
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This climb is in 107 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

jshields - 2nd - 29/Apr/15 with Paul Tretheway

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14

eel - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/14 with Andy J

Followed previously but never led before. More in in-situ threads than I remembered..
bigdrew - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/14 with Eve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14

eel - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Ian

nathanlee - 2nd β - 02/Jul/14 with Dom Lee

Climbed direct to the overlap. Quite bold.
dominic lee - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with nathan lee

Apharri - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Jim Gayler

3 stars in my opinion, great route, nice and long..
Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with steve_yo

So annoyed - did the hard traverse in from Original Route, cruised the rest of it and bailed groping around the slopy ledges and grass near the top! Excellent route.
philhilo - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Helen E

Led shortly after holding Greg's exciting 40 footer on Decadence p1.
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Dan Arkle, Greg Cunningham

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Ima Nahumury

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Jun/13

didn't even realize i had done this before...
markalmack - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/13 with chris todd

Great climbing, suspect rock and bold near start makes it feel quite intense but rest of route is great and has good gear.
Mark Leicester - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Rob Woon

In one pitch
Si dH - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Andy

great run out climb, bomber threads. flake on overlap very hollow sounding and not worth putting gear behind.
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Shark

Great route, totally deserves three stars, felt pretty solid at the grade.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 22/May/13

Nice long friendly route! Except the very top wich was damp and A bit loose
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 28/Feb/13 with dan

Excellent climbing, maintaining interest all the way. 3 stars for me. Solid lead from Andy.
Daniel Heath - 2nd β - 28/Feb/13 with Andy

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead - 05/Sep/12 with Pete Cresswell

esther - Lead - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

Lost chalk bag just before the crux had to down climb off
ojp - 2nd dnf - 31/Mar/12 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Lee Hamilton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11

markalmack - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with chris todd

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/11

Really good and sustained but a little bold towards the top. Ran out of rope to set up the belay, need 60m to belay from the ground.
richardr - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

Brian Rodgers - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/11 with Dave Bond

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Ian Milward

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/11

tuftynick - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/11 with rich cross

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/11

alaan - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Aly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Good route, lots of 5b moves and some 5c but a rest is never too far away. Thought it was actually less sustained and easier than Darius but the gear is more spaced.
Misha - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Tony L

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Charlie Mackie

CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Rik Battye

alaan - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

One that got away! Very good.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Kev

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Bridget Hall

Adam Ellwood - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Dave Evans

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/May/09

DavidEvans - 2nd - 23/May/09 with adam ellwood

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/08

Easier then darius.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Al

alaan - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Matt

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Alan Royle

nige - 2nd - 05/Mar/08 with dave parton

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

feilx - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Mike Soldner

Hidden - 2nd β - 06/Oct/07

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with alex b

Russell Birkett - 2nd O/S - Oct/07 with Tim Whitaker

Brown - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/07 with Tom Walker

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Neil Hillis

Really good 3* anywhere else but overshadowed by its neghbours! If high tor were sport this would probably be the best out the 3.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Vash

v.jester - 2nd - Jun/07 with alex

Ropeboy - Lead - 20/May/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/06

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 25/May/05 with Simon Wren

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/03

jamiev - Lead O/S - 17/May/02 with Adrian Berry

tuftynick - 2001

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/98

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/94

Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/93 with Bob Marks

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/93 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/91

Hidden - 1990

Scary first half
DDDD - Lead O/S - May/89

William Robertson - Lead O/S - Sep/88 with Emily

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 26/Jun/88 with Tim Raffle

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/88

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/87

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 1987 with Ian Milne

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

Derek Furze - 1986

shark - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/85 with Dave Marsh

sadams - 2nd - 15/Jun/85 with Kevin Edwards

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/85

andy gittins - 1985

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Merv Dudley

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980 with Jim Rubery

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

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