Alex of Gowla** E1 5b

Rockfax Description
A very good pitch on sound rock and with reliable protection. Start at a spike belay on a ledge at the base of the corner-line.
Climb the corner to the large roof at 30m. Traverse right below the roof and pull into the groove on its right. Follow the groove to the top. © ROCKFAX

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

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This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

After an unreasonably long time sorting out the belay ( due to me abbing tow low because of the spring tide) this turned out to be a great route. Steady climbing, and adequately protected. The crux is quite committing, but didn't feel too hard at all. Nevertheless, a fantastic piece of climbing - great position moving up and across the face under the roof.
manbat - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/15 with Matthew Box

Nice line with fun climbing and enough gear. I felt this was slightly soft for a 5b.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/15 with Matt George

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/15 with tj murry

Quality route, worth 3 stars in my opinion.
Skip - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Sally

Lots of faff on the belay ledge. Good 3 dimensional climbing, some good positive holds if you can find them.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/15 with Luke Gorman

very good climbing, liked it a lot.
dready - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/15 with whiteexplorer

whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/15 with joe

howlers - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Ellis Bird

gowla - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/14 with Alan Dovey

msoldn - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Mark

Avon Man - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with msoldn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/13

Spearos - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Riggo

nick arding - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Philippa Arding

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 06/May/12 with nick arding

in the damp, one pre-placed bit of gear
gowla - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with tom maunder

Bobby Gilbert - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with Paul Abram

Bob Peters - Lead dog - 2011 with Dad

Superb route. Steady HVS climbing but crux moves E1 5b if you are tall E2 5c if you are not!
Urgles - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Fiend

Good climb
nickdonohue - Lead - 03/Jul/00 with Joe Brown

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Oddjob, Mr Tickle, Owen W-G, johnpr, Dilwat, Ian Jones
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