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Babbacombe Lee* E1 5b

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[Babbacombe Lee on The Roaches Upper Tier, 3 kb]10m. From the foot of the crack, climb the buttress rightwards to a good rest and a finish up a crack and awkward bulge. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dave Jones 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Babbacombe Lee on The Roaches Upper Tier © TonyM
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This climb is in 120 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

toddm - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Ian

leon - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/14 with Alex

Had to take a nice rest before questing up the finish, mint rute
Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Ky

nice little route, a little trickier than appears from the ground, top out fine though
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 02/May/14 with Andrew Graham

Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Mike

Gudge - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Mike Unwin

Last one of the day, The start and finish where just too much
Mayaculpa - 2nd dnf - 27/Aug/13 with Chris Gudgeon

leon - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Andy Bell

matthias13 - 2nd - 04/Jul/13 with James Williams

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/13

Climbster - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/13 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/13 with Matt

nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with nadeem

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Sexy Liz

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with pep

tsl42 - 2nd RP - Jul/12 with Andy

took the traverse to the left
saffy - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Si dH - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Olly

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

franhammond92 - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

mattorford - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Climbfool_88 - 2nd O/S - 2012

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Nov/11

wirralclimber1984 - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with danny, james

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Nov/11

thrutch - Lead dog - 16/Oct/11 with Sven

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Matt Fry

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Andy Janezko

Ky - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Crucko

Scorchio!
Souljah - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with mark sharrat

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Simon Pape

Hidden - 2nd RP - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/11

climbing_wiggy - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/11 with JC

Spent an age on the top bulge, and ended up traversing off. Hol seconded it clean, using a different sequence of holds. Think I'd been trying in the wrong place!
DavidR - Lead dnf - 21/May/11 with Holly Adamthwaite

smattyvr6 - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/11

grp - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with mungo nash

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with Andy Grondowski

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

scottski - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Matt Wyles

Bosh bosh, bit of gear, bosh bosh... Done!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11

Lenny - TR O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Paul

climbing_wiggy - TR O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Leon

John Mckeating - 2011

eazyclimbing - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/10 with hoppo

marclloyd77 - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Sarah Cossar

Cossar - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Mr. K - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/10 with Nia Fletcher

donkster - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with jus, pete buswell

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with T. Selvage

tigertim - 2nd - 08/Sep/10 with Alex Winter

marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Dean Bucknall

dean79 - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Marc Lloyd

riddle - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Mike Stephenson

GF - 2nd - 02/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jul/10

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Pete

juza - Lead dog - 16/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09

rubygem - 2nd - 19/Aug/09 with toby schofield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09

stvey - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/09 with Jay_Kay

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Apr/09

Annoying. Got up the initial bouldery wall to the roof. Unfortunately, the rest was covered in wet moss, so I came back down.
Tom Last - Lead dnf - 18/Feb/09 with Piers

khawk - Lead - 30/Aug/08 with DT

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 05/May/08 with Tim Raffle, Thomas Renshaw

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

RETICENTFISH - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Mike Watkiss

JonBray - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07

matthias13 - Lead - 01/Jun/07 with Dave Body

excellent moves to gain the first ledge, but very polished footholds.very pumpy moves over the bulge but good gear.
gb83 - Lead dog - 13/Apr/07 with R.Marchand

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Feb/07

End of the day, slumped off it. :( will try again. start was good.
Jon_Warner - Lead dnf - 2007 with Jonny

Birdo - 2007 with Dave Bird

Stig - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Gareth Mayhead

maffujones - Lead O/S - 17/May/06 with Steve Banam

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Sep/05

mark s - 2005

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 2005

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/04 with Rob Clifton

Lev - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/04

Apharri - Lead O/S - May/04 with Dave Wharton

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Shona D'arcy

Coel Hellier - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/03

akhughes - Lead - Sep/02

Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/01 with Brian Law

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

antroy - 2nd - 15/May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1999

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 18/Oct/98 with Ted Lister

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/96

NeilGriffiths - 1996 with paula

Duncan Bourne - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/95 with A Lewington

ColinD - Lead - 14/Apr/95

andrew300169 - Lead - 07/Mar/93 with Jason

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 03/May/92 with Pom

nai - Lead - 1992

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/91 with Clive, Gavin

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 17/Sep/91 with Andy Mackay

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1991 with Mark Lardner

Roget - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/90

andrew300169 - 1990

David Smith - 2nd - 29/Apr/89 with Mark Gray

Michael Hood - Lead - 23/Apr/89

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/89

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/84

andy gittins - 1984

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 65
hard E20 of 22
E20 of 22
easy E20 of 22
hard E10 of 22
E113 of 22
easy E19 of 22
hard HVS0 of 22
HVS0 of 22
easy HVS0 of 22
hard 5c0 of 21
5c0 of 21
easy 5c0 of 21
hard 5b0 of 21
5b15 of 21
easy 5b6 of 21
hard 5a0 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 120 (1.7%)
Lead78 of 120 (65.0%)
Followed32 of 120 (26.7%)
Toproped2 of 120 (1.7%)
Unknown6 of 120 (5.0%)

'Climbed'39 of 120 (32.5%)
clean O/S63 of 120 (52.5%)
clean rpt3 of 120 (2.5%)
clean RP3 of 120 (2.5%)
dogged8 of 120 (6.7%)
dnf4 of 120 (3.3%)