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A Sackful of Clowns** HVS 5a

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A relatively popular corner pitch that takes some time to dry out. An atmospheric climb that has good gear and rock. Start by abseiling down the line to a small sea level ledge and belay. 35m. Climb steeply to a ledge. Continue up the fine corner finishing to the left of the top overhang. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

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This climb is in 14 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

3 word review awesome do it!
dready - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with dillwat

Only one wet patch to negotiate. Required some lateral thinking. Great climb made even better by a warm sunny evening and a swarm of beautiful jellyfish floating at the base of the route.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with dready

Does this ever dry out?
Spearos - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Riggo

alice fuller - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Sat on the rope to retrieve a very stuck cam. Would have been good if it wasn't gopping wet.
kingholmesy - 2nd - 2013 with Colin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Take as many medium to large cams as you own. Needs a dry spell. A classic.
gowla - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Alan Dovey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Wet as an otters pocket
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Sinbad

Hidden - 2007

Very good, though lots of seepage at bottom (similar when I climbed it a 2nd time).
nickdonohue - Lead - 2000 with Mark McCarthy

Climbed whilst Ian Parnell was leading Pierrot le Fou. It's us in the background in the photo in the 2000 guide book! A bit wet and slippery lower down.
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/95 with Mark Lee

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, SurferStan, johnpr, Alan100, AJH, Hidden, Dan Lane, Master Chief, Ian Jones, Ybot Htulk, nickstephens, Ceridwen, JackMountains, richardr, Hidden

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