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Shiraz*** E1 5b

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[I'll have a glass after this., 2 kb]14m. Beautiful climbing, and on sculpted, jagged pockets and edges. Climb the lower ramp, then the pocketed wall above, with a tough move to gain the upper break. Finish direct to block belays a little higher. © ROCKFAX
On the Velvet Wall about 5mins walk from main crag

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Photo: I'll have a glass after this. © Swirly
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 28/May/14

RachelP - 2nd - 25/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

The line in the Rockfax guide is an eliminate and tough for E1. The natural line is probably quite a lot easier and maybe only HVS?
GPN - Lead - 17/Apr/14 with Annette

net - 2nd - 17/Apr/14 with George

Andrew1 - Lead - 09/Apr/14 with Hulda

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/14

MrJWilliams92 - Lead - 09/Mar/14

pre-placed gear
Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Clare

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Loic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Brilliant route with a dynamic - ish crux! Perect rock.
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Will Molyneaux

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Laura D

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

RachelP - 2nd - 06/Jun/13

Jillybean - Lead O/S - 29/May/13 with Tim jepson

Great, steep and juggy and quite diferent from climbing nearby. Photogenic spot
RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/13

Really good. Big reach for me!
partz - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Ed

big moves, got pumped but made it, just about!
Matthew Edwards - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Matt Everett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/12

Great!
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Alice du Preez

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/12

myoung - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Helen

givemetea - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/12 with Ali Taylor

LukeyG - Lead - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/12

simonp - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/12 with Anna

yarrow - TR O/S - 06/Jun/12 with Will C

gw3285 - Lead - 04/Jun/12

Anthony Dixon - 02/Jun/12

I got to the top but don't think I followed the line!!
Jams Crwca - Lead - 12/Apr/12 with themadbrown

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Matt Fennelow

max_chan - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Becky Ellis

OKish, just too short a route..
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Gavin

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

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

Again... superb micro route
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Dick

hutchay - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Tom

TommityP - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

NIce route with a few reach moves. The rock is quite sharp and crozzly and the gear is a little bit fiddly to place so it felt quite pumpy.
UnkArl - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Ralph

absolute quality, 3 stars
stvredmond - Lead - 14/Mar/12 with Helen Norris

Helnorris - 2nd - 14/Mar/12 with Steve Redmond

Alex the Alex - 2nd - Mar/12

paul horabin - 2nd - 2012

PAJames - 2012

mandy - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with elf

Finished slightly right. The line of the topo seemed hard and eliminate on the lead.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/11 with J. Iles-Smith

Took a bit of a right at the end making it a slightly easier finish.
Fiona McFarlane - 2nd - 30/Aug/11 with Sarah Bayley

givemetea - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Hannah Heywood

Lovely purple rock with a unique feel. Found it quite pumpy but well protected. Felt like E1.
dprctr - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Sara

scorpia97 - 2nd - 18/Aug/11 with Caspian

tim newton - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with john crook

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 26/Jul/11 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

asmith37 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Martin Cleever

easy for e1
Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with alex smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 20/May/11

Edd Reed - Lead β - 19/May/11 with Martin Allen

jtree03 - Lead - 02/May/11 with Brother Al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

nia - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/10

Seconded Charles after backing off it myself. Steep and pumpy, with quite reachy moves.
Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 28/Aug/10 with Charles Moreton

cem - Lead β - 28/Aug/10 with Paul Bolton

Oliver Sherman - 2nd - 18/Aug/10 with Matt Reed

JoEglington - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

Rob Exile Ward - 2nd - 04/Aug/10 with L Edwards

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Jo

Good climbing on nice rough rock. Was bloody hot and my feet were Barcudded out with pain
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10

TGreen - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/10 with Lozzy Baby

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Tom Green

belay well back on 2 stakes
Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/10

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Dominic Turner

timreynolds - Lead - 09/Jul/04 with Mike Henesy

Tarquin - 2001

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Maddie, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 70
hard E20 of 26
E20 of 26
easy E20 of 26
hard E10 of 26
E112 of 26
easy E19 of 26
hard HVS4 of 26
HVS1 of 26
easy HVS0 of 26
hard 5c0 of 26
5c0 of 26
easy 5c0 of 26
hard 5b0 of 26
5b13 of 26
easy 5b8 of 26
hard 5a4 of 26
5a1 of 26
easy 5a0 of 26
3 Stars3 of 18
2 Stars5 of 18
1 Star10 of 18
0 Stars0 of 18
Bag of .....0 of 18
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Style of ascent

Lead50 of 81 (61.7%)
Followed27 of 81 (33.3%)
Toproped1 of 81 (1.2%)
Unknown3 of 81 (3.7%)

'Climbed'30 of 81 (37.0%)
clean O/S47 of 81 (58.0%)
clean β2 of 81 (2.5%)
clean rpt1 of 81 (1.2%)
dogged1 of 81 (1.2%)