Bastille*** E6 6b

Rockfax Description
One of the best hard routes in the country with a technical crux, a bold groove and a sting in the tail. Although the crux is well protected, there is a big run-out on only marginally easier territory with ground-fall potential. Scramble up easy rock to a belay under the groove. Climb the wall past two bolts into the capped groove. Climb the groove (heart in mouth, runners in mind) to small wire placements on the right and a peg. Move left with hands above the overhang to a rest on the Decadence belay. Make more great moves up the pocketed wall above past bolts until a final swing leftwards gains Flaky Wall. Finish as for this. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Andy Brown, Jerry Peel 1979. The hard start had been freed by American Mike Graham in 1977 but he didnt lead the full route in one push, he still renamed it Basteal though! FA.Brian Moore, D.Land 1963. Aid reduced to 1pt Pete Livesey, Jill Lawrence 1

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, The High Tor Top Ten, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, World Graded List, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

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This climb is in 19 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

markalmack - Lead RP - 11/Apr/15 with will

rocksol - 2015

Last this way one cold October morning in 1981 after getting the bus down from Sheffield. Still intimidating, still superb.
dominic lee - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/14 with nathan lee

GeoffG - 2011

Really good, worked once then top-roped clean. Keen to go back and lead.
craig d - TR RP - May/07 with Mark Bridgman-Smith

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 2005 with Dave Ferguson

superb and pretty tough. One very hard and blind move low down.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - May/01 with Al Willoner

ellis - 2nd O/S - 1998 with Simon Witcher

switch - Lead O/S - 1997

first ascent by Pete Livesy in a pair of EB's. Not bad!
Steve Walker - Lead - 1993 with stuart muir

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/92

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/91

shark - Lead - 29/Sep/87 with Seb Grieve

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

keefe - 02/Aug/86 with Johnny Adams

Mike Owen - 2nd rpt - 20/Mar/83 with Joe Healey

Tried earlier with Tom Jones.
Mike Owen - Lead RP - 13/Mar/83 with Elaine Owen

Chris Craggs - 2nd - 1980 with Graham Parkes

Hidden - 1973

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