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Surprise Attack*** E1 5c

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55m, 2 pitches. The most popular line here follows the long grooveline which is gained by a steep and impressive start. The climbing is a bit unbalanced but the line and situation more than make up for this. Start below and right of the main grooveline. 1) 5a, 15m. Pull up and traverse left, then climb direct to the stance. All easier than it looks. 2) 5c, 32m. A technical little move up the slab above (microwires) gains the main groove. Follow this, trending leftwards at the top. A fine pitch. © ROCKFAX
FA. S.Lewis 10.10.79 10/Oct/1979

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 97 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Andrew1 - AltLd - 12/Apr/14 with Hulda

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/14

only top pitch as tide was in, hard start!
GuyVG - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with DJ Malx

Hidden - 2014

Led crux pitch.
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Adam Bevan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13

soph - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Helena Robinson

Hidden - 2nd β - 12/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13

P2
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with mike thomas

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

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/13

jcw - 2013

Great route, the crux on pitch two with the single microwire protection (and the bold moves above) make this E2 I think. The 1st pitch is 5b.
al99 - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Luke Thomas

Led P1 - quite big, steep and bold moves until a thread is reached. Maybe a couple of 5b moves to get to the belay too. Start of second pitch is a big contrast to most routes in Pembroke! Great route overall.
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Tom R

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Ed Booth

One pitch.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Adam Booth

haydng - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Dave

switch - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/12 with David B-St L, Haydn

Bob - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Led P2. Thin crux. No real selection of micronuts needed, just one 3/4 nut.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Jim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11

In the rain - nearly an epic!
robw007 - Lead β - 30/Jul/11

finished up Year of the Cat. Good alternative.
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with richard lade

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Lone Rider - 2011

I led P1, proberbly 5b. The route as a whole is E2.
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Richard and Maria

I think the first pitch alone, if not chalked, would provide food for thought for a lot of e1 leaders. if your first there, hint, run your ab rope off to the right, looking out, otherwise everyone is coming right down on your head.
ian caton - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Abi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/10

2nd pitch
irish paul - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Dave Ripley

Led 1st pitch
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with paul b

Seymore Butt - 2010

clipskipper - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Davey Boy

spacey - AltLd - 05/Sep/09 with paul evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09 with loundsy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/09

feilx - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Andy L

lukea - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Rich

Led first (soft) pitch.
Castleclimber - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Luke Alvarez

Paz - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06 with TS

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 28/May/06 with Charlie Everett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/06

Bern - 2006

david morse - Lead - Aug/05 with rampant

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/05 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/04

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/04

Chad123 - 2000

Boy - 2000

Tim M - 2000

jfletcher - AltLd - 31/May/99 with David Lyons

Rich Kirby - AltLd - Apr/98 with Hugh

NeilGriffiths - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/97 with Neil Nussey

phardman - 1997

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/96

craig h - AltLd O/S - Apr/96

Marti999 - Lead - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 1996

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/95

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

AlanLittle - Lead - 20/Aug/94 with Rob Allen

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/92

mikej - AltLd - 17/Jun/92 with Mike Byles

keefe - 27/Sep/91

whispering nic - Lead - 03/Aug/91 with Graham Iles

Hidden - 1990

Dave Rumney - AltLd - 01/Aug/89

ChrisJD - Lead - 24/Jun/89

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 01/Aug/88 with Terry Johnston

Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/88 with SimonGee

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - Apr/88 with Phil Baker

Mike Owen - 24/Apr/87 with Elaine Owen

DDDD - AltLd - 1987 with Gary Crocker

andy gittins - 1987

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

shark - AltLd - 06/Apr/86 with Phill Dickens

Hidden - 1986

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/85

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/85

Hidden - Jul/85

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 24/Jul/83 with Dave Abbey

Hidden - AltLd - 1982

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

robinsi197 - AltLd - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1973

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Total votes cast 62
hard E20 of 21
E20 of 21
easy E26 of 21
hard E16 of 21
E17 of 21
easy E11 of 21
hard HVS1 of 21
HVS0 of 21
easy HVS0 of 21
hard 6a0 of 21
6a0 of 21
easy 6a0 of 21
hard 5c0 of 21
5c19 of 21
easy 5c2 of 21
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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 97 (24.7%)
Followed10 of 97 (10.3%)
Alt Leads37 of 97 (38.1%)
Unknown26 of 97 (26.8%)

'Climbed'53 of 97 (54.6%)
clean O/S40 of 97 (41.2%)
clean β2 of 97 (2.1%)
clean rpt2 of 97 (2.1%)