Thunderball** E1 5b
28m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
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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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

A good route, just about worth the bushwhack! Not too bad actually but loads of nettles. Solid lead by Ed. A few tough moves to get established, then easier but bold and finally a sting in the tail move to get onto easy ground. The curving groove is fun and not chossy as some logs suggest, must have cleaned up. Thought getting over the bulge was harder than 4c. Ed led in one. Abbed off - into a load of nettles!
Misha - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Ed

As single pitch. Technical, lots of small undercut mono pockets. Gear so-so, an initial dodgy peg and even dodgier tat higher up. Top seemed a bit hard for 4c. A most enjoyable approach up a mudslide crossed by fallen trees and then though waist deep nettles. At least we've given them a good trampling for the next visitors.
eduardo - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Misha

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 - AltLd O/S - 08/May/95

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/94

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

Total votes cast 35
hard E20 of 12
E20 of 12
easy E20 of 12
hard E14 of 12
E18 of 12
easy E10 of 12
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS0 of 12
easy HVS0 of 12
hard 5c0 of 12
5c0 of 12
easy 5c0 of 12
hard 5b7 of 12
5b5 of 12
easy 5b0 of 12
hard 5a0 of 12
5a0 of 12
easy 5a0 of 12
3 Stars2 of 11
2 Stars7 of 11
1 Star2 of 11
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