The Beest*** E3 6a
[Topo, 3 kb]70m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A cracking eliminate with a lot of fine fingery climbing and just a little unsavoury grass to remind you where you are.
1) 6a, 28m. Follow Patience to the bulge, then make fingery moves through this. Keep slightly right to avoid the vegetation until a horizontal traverse leads to a stance below cleaner rock.
2) 5c, 20m. Climb steeply rightwards to a rest in a shallow groove. Climb the groove, then trend slightly left to the bulges. Step right then pull leftwards onto the headwall and climb this, passing a man-sized hole, to easy ground and the holly.
The Beesty Boys, E3 6a - This follows the fixed gear up the wall, and through the bulge left of the The Beest pitch 2. © ROCKFAX

FA. Jeff Morgan Z.Dyszlewicz (8pts of aid) 1970

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, World Graded List, Peak Rock/10/White Life.

Photo: Topo © K.Clemmow
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This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

belay bunny turned bad - AltLd - 23/May/15 with Iain M

Lead P2, what a perfect pitch!
dom94 - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15 with James Oswald

Mick seconded the top pitch clean in torrential rain. A cracking route, took a mindless whipper in the 5b groove.
benw681 - Lead dog - 25/Apr/15 with Mick Hill

Top pitch only. Really good
morganator - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Neil McAdie

wolverine - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/15 with Caroline Ashman

wolverine - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Ben Burns

Spent ages trying to find a technical way to make the crux bulge on each pitch easy. Couldn't. Had to pull hard instead.
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Al Breen

alaan - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Will

eel - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Andy J

Led P1
bigdrew - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/14 with Eve

Last route of a big day. Was getting dark - great fun.
wolverine - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with dan parkes

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Dec/13

seconded p1 clean but then messed up crossing the roof on p2. shame as it's a brilliant route
Alex@home - Lead dog - 04/Jul/13 with The Doctor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13

Excellent climbing, a few nice steep moves on big holds. Crux was getting Andi's gear out!
Souljah - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Andi T

Led both pitches. Great route, espec the second pitch, shame about the grotty bit at the end of the first. If anything I found the second pitch move through the overlap harder than the first pitch crux.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13 with Alison Ingleby

ejected - Lead O/S - 2013

P1. All fixed gear in good condition.
mark20 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

p1, then did patience was a pretty tired after the 6a section so didnt bother with p2. Will be back to finish off the 5c part.
Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Mark R

awsome. second pitch especially( we did the direct i think, lovely final pull and HUGE thread to protect grassy top out)
w.pettet-smith - AltLd - 18/Aug/12 with ben

Lead second pitch
phardman - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Guy Maddox

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12

keith leonard - 2nd - 08/May/12

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Ian Milward

Bob - 2012

Climbed 1st pitch after 2 falls on crux, cleaned 2nd pitch but escaped out right on last pitch of Enough Time HVS 5b. Fantastic day - right laugh!
DannyK - Lead dog - 12/Nov/11 with pep

Second pitch. Amazing.
Chris_barr - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/11 with James

powerful move on the first pitch and a pretty sustained 2nd pitch. brilliant route, even if it was roasting today.
al123 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with hannes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

lead 2nd pitch. found it pretty difficult, especially going over the overhang. awesome route though.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with Nigel Slater

Not a good ascent. Tight rope on P1, then failed to lead at bulge on P2. Colin then led it. It seemed easy to 2nd. I need to get a grip.
harold walmsley - 2nd dog - 13/May/11 with Colin Struthers

phil64 - 2011

ist pitch only
gregoritos - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

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

led p2 - 2 falls
robw007 - Lead dog - 08/Aug/10

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Martin Cleaver

Led Second pitch, worthy of every star what an amazing route
Martin Cleaver - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Dom Selers

Led firsst pitch, v good gear for crux, jst bob in a bomber wire off the left hand jug sidepull then, aim for the thread. Didn't think was 6a but maybe i just hit the sequence right so it felt of. John led second pitch and went wrong way. He headed left to the flaky groove, up this to the bulges then couple of moves right and then over the bulges where the second pitch does go, was very nice climbing all the same.
Adam Moroz - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with john (Krank)

Forgot the guide - had ment to do "Principle of Moments" and ended up doing the top pitch of this instead. Nice climbing.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Ian Wyatt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd dog - Jan/09

Very good. Lead first pitch, seconded second.
andi turner - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08 with Pete Harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

Brown - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Max

Lead first pitch. Finish in the twilight
steveb2006 - AltLd - 31/Jul/07 with Paul Eastwood

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with John Winter

1pt 2nding 1st pitch,2nd pitch lead clean on sight
Phill Mitch - AltLd - 2007 with mick

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/04

Had to rest and have tug on rope at crux of 2nd pitch. Totally knackered.
marcoleptic - 2nd dog - 2003 with Darryl

Lead first pitch
steveb2006 - AltLd - 15/May/02 with Paul Eastwood

Julian Wedd - 2001 with D. Body

Lead both pitches. Cold on top - sun has set. A freezing wade back to the car
steveb2006 - Lead - 13/Feb/00 with Gareth Williams

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2000

Lead top pitch
steveb2006 - AltLd - 01/Apr/99 with Neville Contractor

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Nov/98

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/96

Daniel Wrightson - 2nd O/S - 13/May/95 with Simon

SteveRi - Lead - 1995

Roget - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/94 with baccy

Dennis cant second the first pitch - Luckily Paul Hallos and Christine Robibnson also climbing - get Christine to take my rope up so can second top pitch. Abb for gear
steveb2006 - Lead - 24/Apr/94 with Dennis May

steveb2006 - Lead - 17/Oct/93

Pitch 1
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/93 with Andy Elliot

steveb2006 - Lead - 17/Oct/92

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/92 with Paul Tanton

rob.grafton - Lead - 26/Jul/92 with Bruce

The crux moves take a bit if sussing out. Superb upper pitch
steveb2006 - Lead dog - 06/Oct/91 with Simon Mee

Hidden - Sep/90

bullybones - 1990

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 29/Apr/89 with Grahame Nicoll, Rab Young

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 01/Oct/88 with Bill Williamson

Led both pitches
steveb2006 - Lead dog - 04/Sep/88 with Gary Burton

Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/88

Lone Rider - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/88 with Sheila Lockhart

John Marsland - 2nd - 12/Jul/87 with Dave Soles

uphillnow - Lead - 20/Jun/87

Led top pitch
steveb2006 - AltLd - 19/Apr/87 with Nigel Robinson (Yorkie)

Billg - Lead - 12/Apr/87 with Liam Grant

sadams - Lead - Aug/86 with Colin from Stoney

shark - AltLd O/S - 04/May/85 with Karl Telfer

steve L - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/84 with Clive Curle

steve L - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/84 with Clive Curle

Gezzer - Lead β - Jun/84 with Andy Towne

stp - AltLd - 24/Sep/83

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/83 with Alan Bennett

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 06/Mar/83 with Paul Clark

Gezzer - Lead dog - 1983 with Merv Dudley

neilh - 2nd - 1983 with simon webster

Hidden - AltLd - 1983

Mike Owen - 03/May/82 with Lew Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/80

Andy Edgar - Lead - 1980 with Hugh Woodland, Mick Hardwick

Al's diary records '1Pt Aid'
Falko - Lead O/S - 31/May/75 with Al W.

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