18m. Sector: Pride Evans Cave. Links the start of House Burning Down and the finish of Sing a Mean Toon, Kid. A superb and sustained direct line albeit with little new climbing. Start up HBD using its first three bolts then launch straight up to reach the loose rail of SAMTK followed by its multi-slap crux. To compensate for the absence of a bolt on the link, a quickdraw can be hung on a 120 cm sling on the bolt above the loose rail: to make it hang conveniently, a second 120 cm sling can be clipped to the fourth bolt of HBD. The ancient rusty bolt below the loose rail should not be trusted.

Eric Herring, belayed by Johnny Sweet 29/Jul/2012


ClimberDateStyle
Nick Russell 23/Jul Lead rpt

Well, I'd just ticked "Sing a Mean Toon, Kid" so the crux was fresh in my mind. Second go. Cool route, and definitely a natural line. Clipped the fourth bolt on HBD, then it felt safe to run it out to the next one on SAMTK.

Stuart William 16/Jul Lead dog

A quick play after doing SAMTK. Don't think I found the best sequence!

with Jim T
Tomar 07/Jul Lead RP

2nd redpoint, felt easy but I already had the top wired from having done SAMTK. Good route and a very logical line.

with Toby
Wise 03/Jul Lead RP

Finally put this to bed. What a cool route with nice sustained technical climbing all the way from the bottom to top. In my opinion the best line on Pride Evans. Extending the bolt above the rail works well. Can get a good rest above the rail by jamming hip against the small corner. Quite hard for the grade.

with Matt
holister 04/Jun Lead RP

Great route one of the best links in cheddar. Went 2nd RP which was quicker than I thought it was going to be.

with andy, lee
afrosam 29/May Lead RP

Finally! This took way too long, falling off the last move of SAMTK crux was becoming all too familiar

with freya
Hidden 15/May Lead RP
afrosam 01/May Lead dog
Garrouli 28/Feb Lead RP
with Matt Williams
Hidden 03/Sep/15 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Lead dog
DorsetGareth 13/Jul/15 Lead dnf

Ah, that crux again! Didn't quite go, but much better than sing a mean toon.

Cheese Monkey 17/Jun/15 TR dog

Worked out lower crux and linked up to rail

with Eric
Cheese Monkey 10/Jun/15 TR dog

All worked out except for lower crux!

with Eric
Ellis Butler-Barker 20/May/15 Lead RP
thomas108 ??/2015 -
quiffhanger 05/Oct/14 Lead RP

Really good. First go, but had already done all but 3 of the moves on other routes. Bolt positions are fine.

with Ian C, Rachel
i_a_coops 01/Oct/14 -

One of the best in Cheddar, would go with 7c. First redpoint after putting the clips in but have done all the moves many times on other routes. No sling setup required, there's nowhere obvious to clip from on the 'runout' anyway and the fall is totally safe?!

with Alex
eddieclimb 21/Jul/14 Lead RP

Should have gone first rp but miss timed the last hard move! A few expletives later went next go (done all other lines so little new climbing), fantastic direct climb, unlike smtk this flows and is direct and imo is a better line - deserves an independant bolt although the double sling method works well it doesnt allow an onsite. Overall grade I think fair at 7c. Pyro L is very similar but slightly harder.

with Tom Rogers
jackgriffiths ?/Jul/14 Lead RP

A great line. Would be the best on the crag if the bolts where in the right place. Felt like 7c.

marric 14/Sep/13 Lead β

Nice link

with Andy Sharp
Ged Desforges ??/2013 -

Very good link up, all the best climbing on the cliff. Felt like 7c

ericinbristol 29/Jul/12 Lead RP

First ascent. Excellent direct line with quality climbing throughout.

with Johnny S
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