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Thunderball* E1 5b

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28m, 2 pitches. Worth the bushwack, offering interesting and devious climbing. 1) 5b, 16m. Climb straight up the wall, then trend out right and climb the steepening wall above to a small stance on the left below the capping bulges. 2) 4c, 12m. Climb awkwardly up the groove to reach the roof, then scuttle left around this to easier rock. A rightward exit is harder (5a), and perhaps more in keeping with the lower pitch. © ROCKFAX
FA. Roy Leeming (4 pts) 1965 FFA Bob Dearman 1976
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Great as one single pitch
Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Roger

Roget - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with robin

mwatson - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/12

Both pitches together. Liked the first pitch, 2nd pitch not so good, did some gardening.
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Led p2. Hard for 4c
harold walmsley - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Colin Struthers

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Charles M

P1 only
cem - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Rob Truckle

drcorbasisgod - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Mark O'Neill

Dogmusher - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with chris parson

No path; had to made one through nettles and scree. Climbing is amazing though! Brilliant technical wall to a hanging belay and an AWKWARD HVS finnish (felt like 'the claw')...tenuous abseil off
porridgefan - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Niall Francis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/02

Led P2 - terrifying choss
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 2001 with Martin Hore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/00

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/94

92?
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1992 with Mike Block

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/91

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/90

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/86

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/84

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 04/Apr/82 with Charlie Leverton

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/80

Voting
Total votes cast 29
hard E20 of 10
E20 of 10
easy E20 of 10
hard E14 of 10
E16 of 10
easy E10 of 10
hard HVS0 of 10
HVS0 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
hard 5c0 of 10
5c0 of 10
easy 5c0 of 10
hard 5b7 of 10
5b3 of 10
easy 5b0 of 10
hard 5a0 of 10
5a0 of 10
easy 5a0 of 10
3 Stars2 of 9
2 Stars5 of 9
1 Star2 of 9
0 Stars0 of 9
Bag of .....0 of 9
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Style of ascent

Lead13 of 29 (44.8%)
Followed8 of 29 (27.6%)
Alt Leads7 of 29 (24.1%)
Unknown1 of 29 (3.4%)

'Climbed'10 of 29 (34.5%)
clean O/S19 of 29 (65.5%)