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Bulwark*** E1 5b

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12m. Bold and satisfying. From the ledge on the right traverse out left to reach the airy arete and balance up this to a juggy finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Probably Joe Brown, late 1950s 1957

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Easy bottom section with a sting in the tail! The runout at the top was scary and the last few sloping holds made for an excellent top out.
MischaHY - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13

Coel Hellier - Lead - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 2012

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Pretty unsure and slow ascent. Quite jittery at the top, but with good gear.
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09

Not sure of the point at which you traverse to the arete but a good route with some thinking required at the top!
Fire Marshall - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Cragrat Rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09

Hidden - 2008

davek - 2nd - 29/May/07 with Shaun L

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Nov/06

Crux wasnt the top, it was the bottom! Unless youre supposed to traverse slightly higher? (we went up the arete all the way really) A couple of insecure smeary 5a moves on crumbly rock wit habsolutely no gear - pretty scary and full-on E1. Good lead by Neil (I had backed off it to do do slowhand in preference just before)
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/06 with Neil Furniss

mark s - 2005

Coel Hellier - Lead - 2004

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Dave Garnett

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/02

Stone Muppet - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Roget - Solo rpt - 23/Jun/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 26/May/90 with jim

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/89

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/86 with Dave Booth

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/85

Ken Taylor - TR - 21/Sep/82

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/82

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/82 with Roy Stupak

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
kim.mulji, thomaspomfrett, Hidden, Hidden, Ralfy, Alan100, Hidden, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 35
hard E20 of 14
E20 of 14
easy E20 of 14
hard E11 of 14
E113 of 14
easy E10 of 14
hard HVS0 of 14
HVS0 of 14
easy HVS0 of 14
hard 5c0 of 13
5c0 of 13
easy 5c0 of 13
hard 5b0 of 13
5b11 of 13
easy 5b2 of 13
hard 5a0 of 13
5a0 of 13
easy 5a0 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 27 (3.7%)
Lead15 of 27 (55.6%)
Followed5 of 27 (18.5%)
Toproped1 of 27 (3.7%)
Unknown5 of 27 (18.5%)

'Climbed'16 of 27 (59.3%)
clean O/S10 of 27 (37.0%)
clean rpt1 of 27 (3.7%)