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Elefantenhimmel*** 7a

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[Pete Brown on Elefantenhimel, 3 kb]30m. A poor start leads up the mushrooms to a lower-off (5 to this point but not a good pitch). Then launch out into no-man's land on the tufas to reach a lower-off in space. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 74 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with mum

Ri - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/14

shark - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/13 with Tom

If the chains were 2m lower, this would be the best 6b in the world! Failed at very top. Should have gone for it....
Derek Ryden - Lead dnf - 19/Oct/13 with Glynne Andrew

dave657 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/13 with Alys

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 12/May/13 with Ruth Buckberry, Alek Kumar

alek - Lead β - 12/May/13 with Laurence Everett

Super steep pumpy climbing in between a couple no hand rests, then crank as hard as you can on the awful last move... Why would you put the chains there... would be an imense route if it finished on the bucket jug instead of the dodgy tufa pinch
Gile5 - Lead RP - 25/Apr/13 with Joe Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13

1st rpt, quite easy apart from an awkward last move.
samsimpson - Lead RP - 20/Apr/13 with Alan Barnes

The Grist - Lead RP - 20/Apr/13 with Sam Simpson

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Elaine Owen

Serena Lambre - Lead dog - 12/Apr/13 with Paul Watts, Alex Booker

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

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with JRAL

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with julie carroll

What is it with clipping chains? Failed at the very end after superb and very, very steep tufa wrestling. Is it ethical to grab the threaded sling left of the lower-off to make the clip?
Richard_Lowe - Lead dog - 04/Oct/12 with Diane Lowe

Fell at crux...but what a route. The top half is just spectacular. One of the most amazing routes I've climbed...just thrilled to be in amongst such phenomenal territory.
DavidR - Lead dog - 26/Sep/12 with Holly Adamthwaite

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Lisa

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 11/May/12 with Nik Goile

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/May/12

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Tom Harrison

Refused to grab the chains on the first attempt and fell trying to pull up to clip. Grabbed them for the redpoint as this appears to be the form. Actually a 'grab' cord bolted next to the chains. Loved crawling through the roof elephants; the finish is well pumpy!
climbinmunkey - Lead RP - 23/Apr/12 with Helen

last move's just a bit hard in comparison to the rest!
CRiddiford - Lead dog - 04/Apr/12 with Chris

Hidden - TR dog - 04/Apr/12

dctarrant2000 - Lead β - 03/Apr/12 with chris middleton, Polly Tarrant

Nick1812P - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012

easy up through stalactites, more of a boulder problem in the sky afterwards, and a wet one at that!
JamieSparkes - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/12 with Nick, Claire

llamaglama - 2nd - 03/Apr/12 with Jam

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Apr/12

lead up to the jug, got the pinch (rubbish) got it higher up, (loads better), got really scared and jumped off. first outdoor fall, so 3-d the climbing!!
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/12 with JRae, Anna, Remus Knowles

tom harrison - Lead - Apr/12

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 2012 with Nik Goile

sam_cox - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11

Crux top moves
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

keefe - 14/Oct/11 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with karen dalzell

stingray_tara - TR dog - Oct/11 with Ben Smith, Jochen Bauer

mux - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with ramon marin

2nd go
ChrisCSC89 - Lead RP - 01/Sep/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

Classic route. Hard to visualise HOW overhanging this route is until you climb past the clips and turn to clip- it is then that you notice the trail of draws hanging vertically, yet all at the same height.... hard to imagine... especially since you climb the hold thing perfectly upright! 3d climbing at its best!
Twisty - Lead RP - Sep/11 with Byron Buck

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/May/11

trevor macalonan - Lead dnf - 30/Apr/11 with Tim

timharrison - Lead dog - 30/Apr/11 with Trevor Macalonan

Qisheng Xie - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Mike Lewis

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/11

RAH - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

Powered out on the last move; was running on times (end of fourth day on). Cool route though.
jgustafsson - Lead dog - 13/Apr/11 with Jen

Billg - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Will Calvert, James Kauntze, Alan Rosier

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011 with keefe

Eetu - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/10 with Riikka

First pitch only (5a). Better than Rockfax suggests - the local guidebook gives it 2 stars.
Simon Caldwell - Lead - 09/Nov/10 with Carmen

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

skygodley - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/10 with SarahM

SarahM - Lead RP - 21/Oct/10 with Skygodley

Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Tim Rankin

IceBun - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10 with wilson and John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

1st half only 5a, warm up climb
thelizard - Lead β - 14/Sep/10 with Dorset Climbing Group

MonkeyDawson - AltLd - 25/Aug/10 with Liz Brooker

Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - May/10

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2010 with Pete Brown

Ran out of steam to do last powerful move
andyinglis - Lead dog - 10/Oct/09 with mal meach

1st pitch only as a warm-up.
DavidR - Lead rpt - 20/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead β - 29/Mar/09 with Jon Freeman

La Mont - 2009

marky - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Sharon

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07 with Steve Ahern

Hidden - 2007

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with The Wife

Hidden - Lead β - Sep/04

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JamesWilliams, cjb1992, bnmbnm, whenry, JackMac, nolan, BeccaSnowden, trevor macalonan

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Style of ascent

Lead64 of 74 (86.5%)
Followed2 of 74 (2.7%)
Toproped2 of 74 (2.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 74 (1.4%)
Unknown5 of 74 (6.8%)

'Climbed'9 of 74 (12.2%)
clean O/S32 of 74 (43.2%)
clean β6 of 74 (8.1%)
clean rpt2 of 74 (2.7%)
clean RP9 of 74 (12.2%)
dogged11 of 74 (14.9%)
dnf5 of 74 (6.8%)