Simpkin's Overhang** E4 5b

Rockfax Description
14m. Approach the roof with trepidation then follow the main flake rightwards to the lip and a difficult final move to sensibly angled ground. Escape up and left to finish or climb a shallow groove - The Fantasy Finish, 5b. © ROCKFAX

FA. Phil Burke 1979, though futuristically top roped by Mike Simpkins in the 1960s. Fantasy Finish, Dave Jones

Ticklists: Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

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This climb is in 7 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2014

awesome route did it ground up 3rd or 4th go. really pumpy and decent gear the higher you go up the flake. 5b is totally laughable. Its 5c in the guide and its a fierce one at that!
Alistair Corbett - Lead RP - 16/Jun/13 with nick

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/10

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Gid

Hidden - 2005

E4 5b probably descibes this well, never seen 5c. Watch out placing cams in that flake it's thinner than sin!
Gus - Lead O/S - 19/May/02

CrashMat Rob - TR - 03/Jun/01 with Nicky

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