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46m, 2 pitches. A fine climb with a good open finish, high on the wall. Start by the thorn tree under a left-facing flake, leading to an overhang. 1) 5b, 22m. A thin flake, overhang and groove above lead awkwardly to easier grooves and the terrace. 2) 5a, 24m. Follow the wide flake-crack from the terrace, then the fine steep wall and corner to finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Bob Dearman, D.Riley (2 pts of aid) 1970
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This climb is in 86 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Mackie ran two pitches together as one, I thought the crux was in the second half?
dr_botnik - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/13 with Mackie, Adrian

in one top pitch of Mephistopheles I think
admackie - Lead - 08/Aug/13 with rob

P1 Ben; P2 Me Brilliant & contrasting route, burly & well protected 1st pitch followed by superb face climbing on the 2nd (might have missed gear but had ~3m runout on good holds though).
slacky - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Ben

P2
JEP - Lead - 11/Jun/13

Led first pitch. Very soft at E1.
James Oakes - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Bill Lawrence

Bill Lawrence - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with oaksi2

P2. awsome route- think E1 is a better grade though.
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Lewis Andrew

Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Nick

P1, in the dark
Nick1812P - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Jake

wonder if a more logical and consistent route would be to do 2nd pitch of mephistopheles? might have to go back and find out
Alex@home - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with The Doctor

E1 in my opinion, 5b move at start of strenuous and steep extended crux sequence, great gear tho.
marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Alan

Led P2'. Think I need to lead the first pitch to get the proper tick.
Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Chris

led P2/3
cragtyke - AltLd - 07/Apr/12 with john g

Joe led first pitch, i ended up leading most of the second pitch of mephistopheles as we weren't sure on the line and it seemed the best way to go. Couple of spicy moves then eases.
mattwyles1 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Joe

Pitch 1 - E1 5b and not soft at that. Felt the belay on the terrace was a bit poor so used the tree above instead.
Joe Costello - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Matt

Luke lead 1st pitch, i lead 2nd.
aretherenoneleft - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Luke Addison

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/11

P1: Chi, p2: Rachel
Chi Cheng - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Rachel Stater

lead pitch 2
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Chi Huo Cheng

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/11

Led both pitches. Pretty spicy leaving the break on the first pitch! Had a bit of an epic getting lost on route whilst the light was fading. Superb final pitch.
Lxaddison - Lead RP - 23/Apr/11 with Paul Addison

Pitch 2
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11

Lead second pitch, thought it felt a bit soft for E1... Good but probs not worth 2 star.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Mike

First pitch is definitely E1. Excellent climb, did top pitch in the rain...
smudge - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with John St Leger

Excellent crux moves, clearly E1 but with good gear below you. led as one big pitch which made it even better 3 stars combination??? (only just enough rope with my not quite 50m rope)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Jim

P1
JRae - 2nd - 09/Jul/10 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/10

PippaJ - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Dan Wicks

p1
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Pete

nickcanute - 2010

wolverine - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Matt Sparkes

e1
Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/09 with scott

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/09

found p1 very tough. rested on gear once.
duzinga - AltLd - 28/Jun/09 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09

simonp - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Ivan Green

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Big Ian

Very nice P1, definitely E1 though good gear. On P2 at the small break with a peg in it traversed left into the wide crack of Mealystopheles / Mephistopheles as thought the route went that way. This section (including getting to the small break) felt quite hard for 5a!
Misha - Sent O/S - 12/Apr/09

Mick leads the first pitch and lead the second. + Nick. Lovely sunny afternoon.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 12/Apr/09 with Mick Radford

lead the first pitch and Tony lead the second. + Nick first multi pitch in years
Mick r - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Tony and Nick

Superb route, E1.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Shaun Walby

shaun walby - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Martin Haworth

Sankey - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Stephen

Brown - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Bridget

Brown led it all as one. Took line of blunt arete on top pitch which goes at E1. Hold at top came off in my hand. Sustained route for me!
bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Brown

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Gavin, Steve C

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

spacey - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with paul evans

Coel Hellier - AltLd - 24/Jul/07 with Pat

Led P1. Very sustained crux section
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Simon Curtis

Nicos - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with rich mansfield

David Smith - Lead - Sep/06 with Frank Horseman

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - May/06

I led first pitch (5b), Simon the second (5a). Bottom end E1
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 31/Jul/05 with Simon Shaw

Neil Ireson - 2nd - Jul/05 with Guy M

found this quite tough. fair bit harder than conclusor - worth E1, good though. top pitch suberb rock and position
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tony Holdsworth

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/04 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/03

EagerAndy - 2000

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/99

Louise led the hard pitch
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 31/May/98 with Louise Pellett

Budge - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/97 with Mike Oates

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/95

Guy - 1993

Tony Little - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/91 with Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/89

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/89

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/85

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Oct/82

Nic Robinson - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/81

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/81

Andy Stephenson - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/80

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 05/Apr/80 with Dave Page

Nigel Bond - Lead - 21/Jul/79 with Tony Cuddy

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 22/Apr/79 with Ian Grace

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Voting
Total votes cast 135
hard E10 of 47
E10 of 47
easy E138 of 47
hard HVS6 of 47
HVS3 of 47
easy HVS0 of 47
hard VS0 of 47
VS0 of 47
easy VS0 of 47
hard 5c0 of 44
5c0 of 44
easy 5c0 of 44
hard 5b27 of 44
5b16 of 44
easy 5b0 of 44
hard 5a1 of 44
5a0 of 44
easy 5a0 of 44
3 Stars5 of 44
2 Stars32 of 44
1 Star7 of 44
0 Stars0 of 44
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 86 (1.2%)
Lead24 of 86 (27.9%)
Followed17 of 86 (19.8%)
Bouldered1 of 86 (1.2%)
Alt Leads39 of 86 (45.3%)
Unknown4 of 86 (4.7%)

'Climbed'27 of 86 (31.4%)
clean O/S53 of 86 (61.6%)
clean rpt3 of 86 (3.5%)
clean RP2 of 86 (2.3%)
dogged1 of 86 (1.2%)