Downward Bound*** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
The left-hand crack in the wall gives an unrelenting pitch, though it is quite low in the grade. Beware of the possibility of unzipping wires if your belayer is on the set-back ledge. The crack is followed except for a short excursion to some grooves and ledges on the left at 2/3 height. © ROCKFAX

FA. B.Wintringham 9.8.80 09/Aug/1980

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This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

khawk - Lead G/U - 29/Aug/15

Such an intimidating looking crack. Kicked-out my amazing nut after the rest and couldn't find any other gear before the top crux - would have been a very, very big lob ! Finally found a wire and was able to commit.
James Marshall - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/15 with max

nathanlee - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with Duncan Campbell

At the end of the day. Found it quite beefy in the middle and fairly sustained throughout. Quite a few loose blocks in the cracks though they seemed to be keyholed in fairly well. Brilliant climbing
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Agatha Christie

very good. some weird wobbly jugs.
ferdia - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Clare Muir

malx - Lead O/S - May/15

Brilliant wall climbing. Easier than Out for the count & Under the Influence.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Rachel

R2B - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Nick B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15

drysori - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15

misterb - 2nd O/S - Apr/15 with russ

Total psyche fail.
Justin T - Lead dog - Apr/15 with John Mcshea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Pippa - Lead β - 23/Aug/14 with Jon

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with rachel slater

Found the middle pretty tough then had no wires left for the top as I wasn't preparing to try this route.
Rachel Slater - Lead dog - 16/Aug/14 with Tim Newton

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/14

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Adam Lincoln

Adam Lincoln - 2nd β - 18/Apr/14 with Rick Kirby

benka - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with paul wood

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Rob Durran

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

One sizeable fall trying to get established on the footledge. Pulled back on an continued to the top.
Ed morris - Lead dog - 14/Jul/13 with Adam Bevan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

brices - 2nd β - 14/Jul/13 with Joe Innes, Sash

Joe Innes - 2nd β - 14/Jul/13 with Sash, Simon Brice

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/13

Alice Thompson - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Michael Porter

steve_yo - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with sam ring

soph - Lead - 25/May/13 with Annelies Sarrazyn

redjerry - Lead - 21/Aug/12

markalmack - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Dave morse

Graham Iles - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Neil Stabbs

Billg - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Will Calvert

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/11

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Andy Reeve

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

Pippa - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Jon

datoon - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with K

80s Style. Yo-yo'd after Max's epic attempt. Take tripples of 1-3 rocks
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with max

Seymore Butt - 2010

gforce - Lead - 03/Aug/08 with Jason

morganator - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Sophie Whyte

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Aug/07

feilx - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Steve P

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with martina

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Ed Brown

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2006

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2005

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/01 with John Boyle

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/99 with Al Willoner

sadams - 2nd - 29/Aug/98 with Pete Bukowski

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/98 with Chris Brockbank

sadams - 2nd - 03/May/98 with John Boyle

Hidden - 2nd - 1990

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 28/May/89 with Nigel Gregory, Tudor Griffiths

Hidden - 1989

Mike Owen - 27/Jul/87 with Elaine Owen

keefe - 12/Jul/86 with Johnny Adams

Hidden - 04/May/85

steve L - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/83 with Alun Richardson

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 19/Jul/83 with Bill McKee, Andy Gittins

Mark Kemball - Lead - 27/Apr/83 with Dave Kenyon

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ramon Marin, AndrewJamesCherry, Ropeboy, Kyuzo

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