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[Tobacco road 5b start. Roaches Skyline. Condor Buttress, 2 kb]8m. The centre of the wall on improving holds. The initial bulge (5b direct) might have you puffing a little. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Tobacco road 5b start. Roaches Skyline. Condor Buttress © Chalky Cat
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This climb is in 139 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

stvey - 2nd β - 13/Sep/14 with Richard Cope

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Bouldered up the 5b variation afterwards
DanChad - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Chris Murray

Did the 5b direct start.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 18/Jun/14 with Dan Chadfield

5b direct start!
Sam Falconer - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Ali Clark

Charles Kinniburgh - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Mike from Chester, Rob Davies

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Pwdr (Paul)

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/14

With '5b' start
cem - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Mike Eldred

Jones_d - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Jon Harrison

With 5b direct start
Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Charles Moreton

5b direct start
cem - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

saffy - 2013

Whitters - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/12

no protection after 10 feet with highest protection a dodgy wire on an undercut to the right.
method - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Paul (mynydd)

5b start, a little dirty at the moment
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Andrew Graham

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 08/Jul/12 with Nick Eaton

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

martin c - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

saalty - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Andy S, Jim

Darrell Read - 2nd - 18/Mar/12 with Paul Poudevigne-Durance.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

dmannion - Lead β - 2012

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/11

Did the 4c start...couldn't pull up and lock off for the 5b direct!!
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Kevin Tithe

5b Direct start
Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Angela Paul

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Nick/D

Hidden - 28/Jul/11

What an excellent route! much more deserving of the meagre 1 star
Ali.B - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11

mes32 - 2nd - 23/Jul/11

Started raining very heavily and blowing a gale as James topped out
DanT - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with James Moore

culmclimberRob - Solo - 01/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/11

jtree03 - Lead - 03/Apr/11 with Tony

Great vs did hard 5b start
Peakology - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11 with cat

Did the 5b start - involved swinging off my arms & repeatedly trying to get a leg onto the first foothold above my head - felt good to have done!
Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Dom

Direct Start
marclloyd77 - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/10

danJBA - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

Dan Leach - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10

Wasn't happy with the gear and was apprehensive about what holds were like above. Got myself all worked up and ended up traversing off. TRed it afterwards, nice technical climb.
eonuk - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/10 with Wayne

direct start- stated as 5b- but felt easier.
bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 24/May/10 with Bob/Nic

Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with john corbett

Sparky!!!3 - Lead - 24/Apr/10

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Adam

A Crook - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths

ccraigg22 - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/09 with Jack Loftus.

Jack Loftus - Lead - 29/Oct/09 with Craig

benny_m - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Roger Hill

5b start..def. 1 star
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/09 with Tradmania

Rick Ashton - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Richard McElligot

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Richard Ashton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/09

Diggler - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Jess

Hidden - 2nd β - 31/May/09

did this direct making first move a dyno, nice!! little protection but what there is, is bomber, if you have the right size cams!!
axeman - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with schofield

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

had o start quite a lot to the left as i couldnt reach the start
cayteye - 2nd - 03/May/09 with Paul Highams

tradguy - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with katy dartford

5b start
hailtryfan - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Martin

snakebite - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Stuart Masterman

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/08

Direct start 5b
dja - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/08 with Andy Smith

With direct start, standing on a pebble for reach!
dashitboarder - TR - 15/Jun/08 with Dad

nice climb, direct start is good, if your tall enough..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with olivia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08

tim_mcd - Lead - 07/Jun/08 with notgnarly

Once you've mastered the overhang start you've sussed it, thereafter you just have to keep your centre of gravity close to the rock and move carefully.
mmalbon - TR - 10/May/08 with Mick, Simon and James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Paul

michael burrows - 2nd - 26/Apr/08 with colin

Mike W - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - TR - Nov/07

donkster - Solo - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/07

MaccMark - 2nd - 08/Aug/07 with Philip Jarvis

Hidden - TR - 19/Jul/07

5b direct version 7/08 T/R
bobpilgrem - TR - 19/Jun/07 with Bob/Nic

with Oz
Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Nice, but pretty small holds for a VS. Stick with it though they get more positive quickly.
catt - 2nd O/S - 05/May/07 with Will

Wilbur - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Iain

Steve Banham - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Welsh Chris

C.J.Horsfield - Lead O/S - 2007 with tom boyle

Birdo - 2007 with Dave Bird

Chewie - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/06

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/06

tomboyle - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/06 with horsi

Marvino - Lead - 25/Jun/06 with steve

tatz45 - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Tony Keatman

AngelaC - 2nd - 29/Aug/05 with Dieter Cole

FrankW - TR O/S - 11/Aug/05 with My Shunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/05

very nice.
Col Allott - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Alex Sturrock

taken direct 5b
ASchwirtz - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/04

donkster - 2nd O/S - Sep/04 with trigg

max_chan - Solo O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/03

Laramadness - Solo - 21/Jul/03

cem - 2nd - 14/Jun/03 with Rod Strachan

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/03 with ChrisA

Russell Flynn - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/02 with Tom

akhughes - Lead - Jul/02

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2001

Ropeboy - Solo - 30/Sep/00

kato'sdad - Lead - 08/Aug/00 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd - 08/Aug/00 with Jon Berry

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/00

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - TR - 20/Nov/99

antroy - Lead - 10/May/99

Billg - Solo - 27/May/98 with Alisdair Pettifer

chris sm - Solo - Jul/97

Duncan Bourne - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead - 1995

brady - 1995 with John Cameron

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/94

Roget - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Hidden - TR O/S - Aug/89

Iain Thow - Solo - 04/May/89

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

JohnHutch - Lead - Aug/83

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/82

rogerskews - Solo - 1974

mikej - Solo - 25/Apr/71 with E

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Voting
Total votes cast 43
hard HVS0 of 17
HVS0 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
hard VS4 of 17
VS12 of 17
easy VS1 of 17
hard HS0 of 17
HS0 of 17
easy HS0 of 17
hard 5a0 of 14
5a0 of 14
easy 5a0 of 14
hard 4c0 of 14
4c12 of 14
easy 4c2 of 14
hard 4b0 of 14
4b0 of 14
easy 4b0 of 14
3 Stars1 of 12
2 Stars0 of 12
1 Star11 of 12
0 Stars0 of 12
Bag of .....0 of 12
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Style of ascent

Soloed25 of 139 (18.0%)
Lead64 of 139 (46.0%)
Followed35 of 139 (25.2%)
Toproped9 of 139 (6.5%)
Unknown6 of 139 (4.3%)

'Climbed'60 of 139 (43.2%)
clean O/S73 of 139 (52.5%)
clean β3 of 139 (2.2%)
clean rpt2 of 139 (1.4%)
dnf1 of 139 (0.7%)