Axis** VS 5a
[Carn Barra Cruising, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Fine sustained climbing up the left-facing corner-crack in the centre of the wall is preceded by a short, fingery start. Start at a weakness in the lower wall that leads to a ledge under the corner.
18m. Make a hard move to better holds and the ledge just above. Bridge and jam away up the steep corner-crack to the top. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Carn Barra Cruising © phantom whistler
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The ab rope!
Ollie T - 2nd - 14/Mar/15 with Jake Bailey

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Mar/15

Hidden - TR - 14/Mar/15

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Annika

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/14

hotfeet - Lead - 10/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

jon_ridley - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Jonny Forster

Start was hard for VS and required a determined approach.
Dave Mahon - Lead - 24/May/14 with Justin Sharpe

howlers - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Steve seal

gowla - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with Andy

Interesting start, then good climbing all the way up the corner!
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Dad

Fun start and nice but sustained.
Jules Lane - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Dan

found it desperate! 5b/c off floor? surely HVS 5 and as hard/harder than the E1 to the left
ashtond6 - Lead - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/14

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Louise Street

cymjt - 2014

Tom Last - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/13 with Andy March

Ed Babs - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/13 with AlexD

AlexD - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/13 with Ed

Guy Lowndes - 2nd - 24/Aug/13 with alan Blanchflower

Just got on with the start this time. Much better style than my previous attempt.
Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/13 with Guy Lowndes

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with David

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Clare

Hidden - TR rpt - 15/Jun/13

drysori - 2nd - 18/May/13 with Elisa

Nick Wallis - 2nd - May/13 with BMC international meet

gowla - Lead - May/13

Master Chief - TR rpt - 04/Apr/13

andy_pemberton - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with Steve Gibson

gingerking - Lead O/S - Nov/12 with Sam Chessell

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/12

Blue68 - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Alan Mountford

hotfeet - Lead - 16/Sep/12 with Mark MacDonald

timreynolds - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with Matt Reynolds

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Tim Reynolds

Nick led
Sarah Welsh - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Andy Bisson, Nick Donohue

Hidden - TR - 09/Sep/12

Ana Broad - TR - 09/Sep/12 with Emma

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12

Fingery, bouldery start up to the fist ledge. Crack is nice; quite sustained - bridge when you can!
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Catherine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Rob Adie

surprisingly tough
nickdonohue - Lead - Sep/12 with Sarah Welsh, Andy Bisson

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Jim

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Tom Monday, Pete Chapman

this was one of the first routes i climbed when i started climbing last autumn ,it was a lot easier this time,hopefully one day i will be good enough to lead the route.
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Dave Piper, SurferStan

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with PT

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Chris Hindley

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 28/Jun/12

ian d f - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Tom C, Pete C

Stewart Armstrong - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with Steve Westwood

found the move off ledge very scary and quite dangerous.
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with pierce ferris

Chris Manasseh - 2nd - 05/May/12

Elaine Budden - 2nd β - 16/Apr/12 with Tristan Sherlock, tom bunn

Mr Powly - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Rozzy

Abseiled into wrong section due to bad reading of Rockfax guide! Steven led us out!
kim.mulji - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/12 with Steven

stevepotter - Lead - 08/Apr/12 with Kim M

cem - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/12 with Graham Dolman

burto - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with hertha

Pete Graham - 2nd - Apr/12 with Rick Graham

Did the hard bit then wasn't really paying attention on the crack and completely missed a foothold and found myself hanging on the rope before i knew what had happened :(
arandall - 2nd dog - 18/Mar/12 with Frances Bensley, Amber Thornton

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - Lead O/S - Mar/12

popov86 - Lead - 16/Feb/12

adie84 - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 24/Nov/11

Crack a bit wet and took a short fall
Dilwat - Lead dog - 28/Oct/11 with Dave P, Tom M

couldnt manage the crimpy start so got on to the first ledge by using the start of the dialectic adjacent climb ,really struggled but succeded on the rest of the climb ,burning out my arms trying to remove some jammed gear didn't help.
whiteexplorer - 2nd dnf - 28/Oct/11 with Dilwat

domskezz - Lead - 21/Sep/11 with Jamma

Sustained but very well protected
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11 with Dave R

DanLear - 2nd - 18/Sep/11 with Al McPhierson

andy_pemberton - Lead - Sep/11 with Dan Lear

Actually harder than it looks. 5a move to the ledge, then fairly sustained 4c.
El3ctroFuzz - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Tom Thorpe

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/11

Quality route. One 5a move at the bottom but felt like solid 4c after that.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Emily Ward

Dizz - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Richard S

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Louise Hall

Em66 - Lead - 02/Jun/11 with Mat

Great line and well worth a look!
Master Chief - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Moe, Jeremy

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Dave Heaton

Dave Heaton - 2nd - 15/May/11 with Jake Nichol

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

excellant rock,no guano!
dale1968 - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Tom

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

Kirill - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Chris Smith

cem - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/11 with Charles Mason, Paul Bolton

mattshort - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Alan Murray

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Steve Culverhouse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Andy Hansler

mark20 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Chaman, Chris E

flyinfrenchy - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Matt Bradberry

Lead by Mark
Chaman - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Chris Ebbutt, Mark Schramm

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Mark, chaman

First climb at Carn Barra. Quality climb with some cheeky moves for it's grade.
royal - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11 with andrew benham

andybenham - 2nd rpt - 26/Feb/11 with Dave Monaghan

perranman - 2nd - 2011 with Alan Dovey

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Nancy Jones

Late in the day, rock was hot to the touch. Struggled on the first wall, eventually getting there ground-up. Got to the first big break after the ledge with nothing left in my arms and lowered back to the ledge. Belayed the others up to the ledge, then Andre led the upper section.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd - 30/Aug/10 with Andre Clarke, Stella Moggs

Fussed about ages on the lower ledged which felt like 6A more than 5A. This consequently left us feeling totally spent; so pleased to make any assent even if dooged. I'd like to return to climb this clean and quite possibly with the correct start! top climb though
Andre Clarke - Lead dog - 30/Aug/10 with Alan

3 Names - 2nd - 04/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

metal arms - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10

With Luis from Portugal on BMC international meet.
Bobby Gilbert - 2nd O/S - 14/May/10 with Luis Fernandes Silva

Tough for the grade. Imaculate rock.
andybenham - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Ben

sparbus - Lead - 22/Oct/09 with mike b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/09

Danos - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Jamie

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 04/May/09

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Kafoozalem

riddle - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Mike Stephenson

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Oct/08

chris j - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Jeremy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Geoffers - Lead O/S - May/08 with Tim

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/08 with Rebecca Holland

Hidden - Lead - 02/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/07

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/07 with Clare

cornishben - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with barnaby carver

Mazmaslen - 2nd - 2007

Dave Kerr - Lead - 05/Aug/06 with Jill Kerr

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/06

Tom Vivian - Lead - 30/Jul/06

Pylon King Against Capit@lism - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/06 with Laura

Sidekick - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

five - Lead O/S - 29/May/04 with PW

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/03

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/02

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/01

Tim Sparrow - 2001

Bry - 2nd O/S - Jun/00 with Pete Roberts

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 18/May/00 with Claire Graham

cem - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/00 with Graham Dolman

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

feels hard for the grade - sustained, steep and a bit awkward (but a great climb)
nickdonohue - 2nd - 28/Mar/99 with Andy March

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 1999

craig h - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/97 with Janet Hannah

michael burrows - 2nd - 27/Jul/97 with steve swygart

chris sm - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/97 with Pippa Froggatt

Charles Arthur - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/97 with Debbie Matthews

GAtkins - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/95 with Jonny Baker

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/95

Budge - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Adrian Fox

colin milton - Lead - 01/Jul/95 with eric milton

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/95

Andy Say - 2nd - 31/May/94

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/93 with Ray Jenkins

RichardMc - Lead - 03/Apr/88 with Daphne Pritchard

steve taylor - Lead - Apr/88 with Steve Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/85

keefe - 1985

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