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Decadence*** E4 6a

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72m, 3 pitches. Well-named, the line encompasses some of the best moves and rock on the Tor. While pitch 1 has a sense of urgency about it, pitch 2 probably has the hardest move. 1) 6a, 24m. From the left-hand side of The Pillar (page 356 ) move up (peg and bolt above) and traverse left to a semi-rest below flakes. A confident approach will see you up these and onward to a flake. Move across left to the Bastille stance. 2) 6a, 18m. Step down and left to join the slippy crux of Flaky Wall. Continue up the cracks of Supersonic then move left, past a rest, up a ramp to the arete (hidden peg). A hard move gains Original Route. Climb up this to the belay. Abseil or... 3) 5c, 30m. Traverse the upper break leftwards across Darius to join Robert Brown to finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Arnis Strapcans, Gorden Jenkin 1980

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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

1st pitch only. Disconcerting start, and struggled to find good gear moving up to the flake and traverse. Painful, and then numb feet :-(
Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Dan Arkle

Pitch 1 and 3 me
sadams - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Eric Hildrew

JulesV - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with toby dunn

Bob lead pitch 1. Mia lead pitch 2 - one fall at start of pitch onto peg but then started again, did move and then remainder onsight.
miastacey - AltLd - 10/May/09 with Bob Smith

Brown - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Henry

morganator - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Graham Cooper

First and second pitch only - wouldn't have been popular at the crag if we had traversed the whole of the main face and we needed a drink, so finished direct up Yankee on the second pitch and abbed off.
alaan - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Grant

GrantB - 2nd - 28/Jun/08 with Alaan

Hidden - 24/Jul/07

Hidden - 2007

Boy - 2006

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/04 with Simon Wren

jamiev - 2nd β - 17/May/02 with Adrian Berry

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2002

tuftynick - 2001

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

Billg - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/99 with Phil McAllistair

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/98

ste_d - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/96 with mik

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 22/May/95 with Tom Briggs

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

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

Hidden - 1990

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

Hidden - 2nd β - 14/May/88

keefe - 1988

shark - AltLd - 01/Jun/86 with Seb Grieve

andy gittins - 1985

Mike Owen - 05/Apr/84 with Joe Picalli

Chris Craggs - AltLd - 1980 with Graham Parkes

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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hard E50 of 4
E50 of 4
easy E50 of 4
hard E42 of 4
E42 of 4
easy E40 of 4
hard E30 of 4
E30 of 4
easy E30 of 4
hard 6b0 of 9
6b0 of 9
easy 6b0 of 9
hard 6a1 of 9
6a8 of 9
easy 6a0 of 9
hard 5c0 of 9
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Style of ascent

Lead9 of 30 (30.0%)
Followed3 of 30 (10.0%)
Alt Leads9 of 30 (30.0%)
Unknown9 of 30 (30.0%)

'Climbed'15 of 30 (50.0%)
clean O/S13 of 30 (43.3%)
clean β2 of 30 (6.7%)