Evensong** E1 5a
[Nice above shot! , 3 kb]38m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The right-hand side of the face gives a fine pitch. Climb the shallow scoop/groove directly above the stance then continue up the pleasantly sustained wall and bulge above to cross Central Wall into the Ivy Gash. © ROCKFAX


FA. Dave Jones R.Cope 1978

Ticklists: Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

Photo: Nice above shot! © Shortarse.Crowley
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 157 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

derekb - 2nd - 23/Jun/15 with Harry

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 23/May/15 with Iain M

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Rosie Slater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 10/May/15 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/15

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

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - TR - 21/Feb/15

benw681 - Nov/14

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

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Becky E

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/14 with Anna

Lovely climbing, HVS not E1
Jules Lane - 2nd β - 15/Jul/14 with Mynydd James

Not sure why this gets E1.
Hoyes - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/14 with Julian L

Probably a 1* version of Pocket Symphony. Very steady and well protected too.
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 09/Apr/14 with Bubbles

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with chris Lyness

Theeni - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Will McEvoy, John McEvoy

wolverine - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with ian mount

Lead first pitch.
kermit_uk - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Andy Janezko

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/13 with Lee

tmawer - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Bram

BTphonehome - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Tony

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/13

Nice warm up- Clean!
Shortarse.Crowley - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Justin Critchlow

Alex@home - 2nd β - 04/Jul/13 with The Doctor

JEP - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/13 with Rachel, James

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jonathan P, Rachel B

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/13

JP lead.
Batt - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jonathan Prager, James Hoyes

alp79 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Jonny Ashton

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Fantastic.. lovely pockets all the way and a fab thumb-sprag move
Souljah - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Andi T

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

Dizz - 2nd β - 02/Mar/13 with Dale

HB1 - 2nd rpt - 28/Feb/13 with KB

On Jake's gear
mark20 - Lead β - 15/Sep/12

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Mark R

esther - 2nd - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Had gear left in up to a wet-muddy pocket (crux?). Nice climb, must go when it's not as damp.
David Kay - Lead β - 12/Jun/12 with Jonathan Prager

phardman - Lead rpt - 12/May/12 with Guy Maddox

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with andy lole

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Mark Almack

MDowson - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with sam webb

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Ian Milward

Abseiled in from Central Wall
MD - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Ed

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/11 with James

Noodles30 - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/11

Hidden - TR - Sep/11

Hidden - TR - Sep/11

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

E1 5b? But soft.
Stig - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/11 with Chris

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with James Rees

Martin did not second, lowered off to retrieve gear.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11

Lovely climbing, I found Evensong to be harder but perhpas I was tired & emotional!
Pete Nugent - 2nd rpt - 16/May/11 with Will Pettet Smith

w.pettet-smith - Lead - 16/May/11 with pete nugent

very good route, loved it. Very nice pocket pulling and good threads. I couldn't be bothered faffing around with gear on the last bulge so i just ran it out...
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Dan Lane

feilx - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Heather

cymjt - 2011

must get better. fell twice seconding. im rubbish.
lukas richardo - 2nd dog - 30/Oct/10

First E1. Awesome!
jayrenegade - Lead - 30/Oct/10 with Luke

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10

decs - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Bart

Bry - 2nd - 27/Jul/10 with James

Hidden - Lead dog - Jul/10

spacey - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Tom

chrisbussell - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with Tim O'Neill

lead 1st pitch
Oliver Houston - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10

Wicked climbing
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Ollie Houston

Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Dom Selers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Katharine

Katharine.eaton - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Dom

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/09

Felt about the same or even a little harder than Pocket Symphony, I'd give it 5b.
Misha - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

Would have said HVS.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Phil Leng

philhilo - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with brian rodgers

Wimped off right before bulge onto Central Climb. Seemed steep for 5a..
Barry D - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with Ian W

Dave Rumney - 26/Apr/09

Probably the best E1 i've done.. (brilliant)
gazfellows - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with shaun d

gazfellows - AltLd - 22/Apr/09 with shaun d

simonp - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Kevin Bradbury

metal arms - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08

Brown - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Henry

stemill - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Mark

Diggler - Lead O/S - May/08

cem - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/08 with Graham Dolman

steveb2006 - Lead - 17/Feb/08 with Valerie Partington

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Feb/07

Felt harder than the other two
Chris the Tall - 2nd - 05/Nov/06 with Jamie V

No hard moves but sustained 5a. A very very good route.
jamiev - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Chris the Tall

Coel Hellier - Lead - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/06

steveb2006 - 2nd - 29/Apr/06 with Pete Carter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

Benjones45_99 - Lead O/S - 2006 with Sam Cookson

Bry - Lead - 2006

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/05 with Dave Williams

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/05

Stig - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Jonathan Teale

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/04 with Bryony Weathers

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/04 with Simon Wren

steveb2006 - 2nd - 15/Jul/03 with Paul Ramsden

nickdonohue - Lead - 15/Jul/03 with Joe Brown

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/02

And several times since
cem - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/01 with Graham Dolman

Julian Wedd - 2001 with D. Body

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 04/Jun/97

EddieA - 2nd O/S - 06/May/96 with Mark

phardman - Lead - 03/Mar/96

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Backinthegame - 2nd - Mar/94 with John Wright

AlanLittle - 2nd - 1994

??
steveb2006 - Lead - 17/Oct/93

steveb2006 - 2nd - 27/Mar/93 with Mike Pycroft

leathers - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/93 with Martin Vimpany

nai - Lead - 1993

Purdy? 93?
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1993 with Simon Purdy

Roget - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/92

rob.grafton - 2nd - 26/Jul/92 with Bruce

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 04/May/92

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Apr/92

P1 of Evensong combined with p2 Ivy Gash
Mick King - Lead - 11/Apr/92 with Simon Walsh

Ena - Lead β - Jan/92 with Gavin

tlr - AltLd - 13/Sep/91 with Pom

Unsuccessful attempt on The Beest after
steveb2006 - 2nd - 24/Mar/91 with Simon Mee

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 25/Mar/90 with Rab Young

tapley - Lead - 30/Jul/89 with Alison Tapley

steveb2006 - Lead - 29/May/89 with Chris Grafton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

mark-abz - Lead - 04/Jun/88 with Andy W

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

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 20/Feb/88 with Bill Williamson

steveb2006 - Lead - 28/Nov/87 with Roy Ruddle

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/87 with Gareth James, Neil Binns

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 01/Nov/87 with Paul Dawson, David

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/87

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/87

surfbish - Lead O/S - Mar/87

Ian Clare - 1985

uphillnow - Lead - 25/Nov/84

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/84

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/84

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 24/Oct/83 with Willie Todd

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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