Fourteen Fathoms** E2 5c

Rockfax Description
Surprisingly exposed and fingery climbing on the upper wall but with good gear. Low in the grade. Start as for Axis.
19m. Gain the ledge above Axis's initial fingery wall and climb the arete on the right to the mid-height break. Move right and pull up into a niche above the break. Reach good flake holds just above and left of the niche and using these step left and then up the wall on small holds via a little crack to the top. © ROCKFAX

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Brian H - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/15 with Rik

david morse - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/14 with KT, Andy Lole, helen, chris todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Aug/14

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Jonny Forster

Chris Reid - Lead - 27/May/14 with Lissy Manners

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/14

ashtond6 - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Clean. Really good route.
Tom Last - 2nd - 23/Oct/13 with Andy March

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

AlexD - 2nd - 16/Sep/13 with Ed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

chris j - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Nick Saunders

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

drysori - Lead - 15/May/13 with Viktor

gutted so nearly made it but did the top sequence wrong which blew the onsight a cracking climb!
dready - Lead dog - 03/May/13

tough climb needing good footwork,had to sit in harness to remove gear joe had fallen on ,and had to use nearby ab rope to get to hold on crux i couldnt time''''?
whiteexplorer - 2nd dog - 03/May/13 with joe

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/13 with Caroline

andy_pemberton - Lead - 16/Feb/13 with Steve Gibson

s.c.white - 09/Sep/12 with stuart inchely

stuart34 - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with simon white

Abbed down 3 times before leading, too much naughty snooping to be onsight, def easier than illustrated man
Owen W-G - Lead β - 25/Aug/12 with Jim

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Chris Hindley

Superb route. The moves fairly easy lower wall, a little traverse left. on the face there are lots of good little wires, one of which can be placed above your head for the crux :) A technical little pull on small holds with small footholds, great route.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Jon Stewart

Didn't step onto the nipple and went for the semi dyno off smears others seem to have done - fell off then did it.
Mr Powly - Lead dog - 15/Apr/12 with Rozzy

Pete Graham - Lead - Apr/12 with Rick Graham

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

colesy - Lead O/S - Oct/11

Very good climb. Little soft for 5c, but definitely E2. Step onto the nipple! E2 5c.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Tom Thorpe

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11

AlistairB - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Matt Fry, Lisa

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Alistair Brash, Lisa Alhadeff

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Ruth Buckberry

Rested on the rope briefly b4 getting the crux!
Master Chief - 2nd dog - 15/May/11 with John

Took ages trying to figure out moves on the final crack, got too pumped, went for a semi-dyno and took a fall, got it second time with the same move. Not all bad,- faith in my gear placement restored!
Spearos - Lead dog - 15/May/11 with Master Chief

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

cem - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Charles Mason, Paul Bolton

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

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

First E2! Maybe standing in the big niche at the horizontal break is offroute? Otherwise it didn't feel nearly as hard as Cruisin'
Alan100 - Apr/11

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/10 with James Raitt

3 Names - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Chris Reid

With Luis from Portugal on BMC international meet. Really nice moves on the upper wall.
Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with Luis Fernandes Silva

chris j - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Doug

adamscottthomas - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

This route is E1 5c. Crux is 5c but well protected. Couldnt fathom the crux and eventually took a fall trying it. No rest tho - got straight back on and got crux by semi dynoing off smears! Very good route tho.
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - Lead dog - 05/Sep/07 with Fiend

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

robbo157 - 2006 with Tim Sparrow

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/05

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/04

Tim Sparrow - 2001

nickdonohue - 2nd - 28/Mar/99 with Andy March

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1999 with Brian Hannon

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

Mark Kemball - Lead - 01/Jun/97 with Rob Galley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/97

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 31/May/94

Nigel Coe - Lead - 1993 with Gordon Jenkin

steve taylor - Lead - Apr/88 with Steve Williams

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/85

keefe - 1985

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