Shiraz** E1 5b
14m. 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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This climb is in 124 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

garywong - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Patrick Goodwin

Hidden - 2nd RP - 21/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/14

Jaysquared69 - 2nd - 02/Aug/14 with Olly P

joedoherty - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Steve Knaggs

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

RachelP - 2nd - 25/May/14

Phoebus - 01/May/14

richardr - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/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

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

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

Hidden - Lead - Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/13

petegruf - Lead - 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

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

scott quinn - 2nd - May/13 with Tom Priestley

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

steven - Lead dog - 18/May/12 with Paul Horabin

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 Gavlar

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

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

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

just one more - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with tim b

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

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

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

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

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

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Dan Hancock

Danhan - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Dan Carroll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/10

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with James P

jamespilgrim - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/09

A fantastic little gem. Excellent route well worth seeking out. Started up it at 10:10 pm. Beautiful light - a wonderous evening - I love summer ( :
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/09 with Tim Jepson and Johnny Richard

eagleopus - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Martin Skinner

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08

really poor belay, glad i did it clean
BenJacobs - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/08 with PeakDJ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/07

Done on gear placed by Dave
Chris the Tall - Lead β - 13/Nov/07 with Dave J

mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Tim Reynolds

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/04

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

Hidden - Lead - 2001

Tarquin - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/98

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 25/May/98 with Bill Russell

alan moore - 1997

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
eduardo, Happeuss, Maddie

Voting
Total votes cast 112
hard E20 of 41
E20 of 41
easy E20 of 41
hard E10 of 41
E112 of 41
easy E121 of 41
hard HVS5 of 41
HVS3 of 41
easy HVS0 of 41
hard 5c0 of 40
5c0 of 40
easy 5c0 of 40
hard 5b1 of 40
5b23 of 40
easy 5b11 of 40
hard 5a4 of 40
5a1 of 40
easy 5a0 of 40
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