Westerlation* S 4a
[Simon leading Westerlation, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A well-positioned pitch on good rock and with a spectacular finish along the crest of the North Ridge. Start at the third jammed-boulder in from the mouth of the narrow zawn between the South and North Ridges.
1) 4a, 20m. Move straight up the wall to meet a short crack on the right and then move up to the larger right-trending crack above. Move right along the crack and climb direct to the top of the fin and belay.
2) 40m. Scramble along the ridge to its high point and then either continue to the tower or abseil from metal stakes. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Simon leading Westerlation © westong
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This climb is in 91 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

steveprice.exmouth - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/15 with Scott

rifrafhughes - Lead O/S - 26/May/15

JazS - 2nd - 29/Aug/14

Very nice rock, no gear first few meters. Very strong wind made the ridge exciting. Marina lead the ridge. Ropes got stuck in the stake after belaying, had to leave a sling and mallion.
saraguti - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/14 with marina, ania

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/14

Carter - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14 with Anna

AliceW - 2nd - Aug/14

Robertgiddy - Lead - 18/Jul/14

mjkilburn - 2nd - Jun/14

JohnV - Lead - 26/May/14

CurlyStevo - 2nd - 18/May/14 with clipskipper

Very short of gear in the first 20 feet or so - guess I was off route. Otherwise steady and pleasant. Exit up the ridge a bit bold in places, stepping onto barely secured slabs
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Curly Stevo

60ft climb. Great weather and very enjoyable climb. Alpine style at the top.
algy3289 - 2nd rpt - 07/May/14

EmilyElouise - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Flis and Alge

Sandreas - Lead - 03/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Great little climb.
Matt Smith - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Zoe Taylor

steven703 - Apr/14

Mark Kemball - Lead - 23/Mar/14 with Lee Bartrop

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

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/13

Tala M - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Mike Brookes

Chrismaccers - 15/Jul/13

Hidden - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Philippa Arding - Lead - May/13 with jo nosworthy

Bold. Protection not great. Be very hard to down climb if you got scared, but apart from the exposure the moves are technically not hard.
Joel Perkin - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Rudman, Jamo Walker

Poor protection, and difficult route finding
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/13

first climb done on Culm - really enjoyable
dmannion - Lead O/S - 2013

p1, very nice
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/12 with Skip

Skip - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/12 with Cheese Monkey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/12

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/12 with Putt

gripped01 - Solo - 25/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/12

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Archie

Difficult route finding and bold at the grade. Runners not bomber either - took ages to lead out
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Sam-westcott - Apr/12 with simon keenor

Hidden - Lead - 26/Feb/12

Easy but pleasant enough climbing. If you stupidly don't read the guidebook properly and trend leftwards from the 3rd boulder in (instead of up and right) you'll find that there's no gear for quite a long way and some of the holds are nice and rattly!
oscaig - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with R Tidy

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 14/Aug/11 with Steve Webster

Dad and Riff. Getting along the ridge and back to "main land" was more hair rasing than the climb! Watch your step
RachelP - Lead - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11

laurie turpin - Lead - 13/Jul/11 with Ed Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

soloed afterwards, cracking little route
tom_hall(: - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Joey C - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ed Evans

Crappy scramble off, be safe.
Zoomer - 2nd - 25/Apr/11 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - Lead - 25/Apr/11 with glenn bloomer

Good climb, harder to place protection at beginning and end of climb
Joey C - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/11

Top Roped
Joey C - TR rpt - 20/Apr/11

tim exley - 2nd β - 10/Apr/11 with spooner

Michael Aylen - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Ed Evens

SteWatkins - Feb/11

bigbear86 - Lead rpt - 2011

In Trainers. Joby's First climb after his "Finger Epic"
El3ctroFuzz - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/10 with Joby

Great little climb, good hand and foot holds.
Joel Perkin - 2nd - 08/Dec/10

culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/10 with stevieo10

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Oct/10

Haytor_Haggis - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Bob Dawson, Steve Woollard

demarcation86 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Mike and Tim

Hidden - 06/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

nice easy route great protection
surfboybert - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with sam hinton

Harry Webdale - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

vertically_challenged - Lead rpt - Mar/10

BEZ - 2010

JasonG - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Legs - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/09 with Macca

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - Jul/08

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Apr/08

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Solo - May/05

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/00

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/96

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/96

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/96

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/96

Mark Kemball - Solo - 1995

colin milton - 2nd - 17/Jul/94 with eric milton

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/90

Nick Biven - 1982

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ropeboy, alexporter, AJH, BB1

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