Bon Voyage*** E2 5b
[Sophie on Bon Voyage (E2), 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A popular climb which happily repelled teams for years when graded E1. The traverse right from the cave usually proves to be a bit taxing, especially when damp. In such conditions the direct finish (as for Play Misty for Me) isn't any harder. Start on a good ledge below an open slanting groove on the left-hand side of the wall. Climb the groove and then trend rightwards along a crack to another, steeper groove. This leads to the cave. Hard layback moves up and right leave you beneath a easier groove. Climb this and the easy upper wall to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. C.Heard 25.7.81 25/Jul/1981

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50.

Photo: Sophie on Bon Voyage (E2) © huwtj
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This climb is in 53 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Hot and tough
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - May/15 with Princess Diana

tim newton - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/15 with rachel slater

Fun slither out of the cave.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Tim Newton

Really good. Pretty steady all the way with a wild finish!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 05/Apr/15 with Malc the Scott

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Paul Black

dswansonlow - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

Stuart Johnston - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Adam Ryan

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Chris Hobbs, Stuart Johnston

Superb! Coming out of the cave at the top looked so implausible for the grade.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

owain86 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Chris

mike mo - 2014

Greasy lower wall.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with -martin

greasy, finished up the headwall finish of 'play misty for me'
tim newton - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with jon stewart

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Gareth Greeves

Amazing route, every type of climbing and fantastic exposure on top head wall, three stars!
gg4419 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Nick Stephens

Mark Grist - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Sam Simpson

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Mark Grist

Led the top pitch out over the roof. Fairly decent holds, but pumpy, and glad to get out onto easier ground. Good route.
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Davey Boy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Pretty exciting on the traverse!
andrew sandercock - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Mark A

markalmack - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with andrew sandercock

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Aug/09

rdi1v07 - TR - 29/Sep/08

Bit slimy and slippy today, rain didn't help - full value!
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 17/May/08 with Emily

cem - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Graham Dolman

shoulders - Lead - 26/May/07 with dai

feilx - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Mike Soldner

chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Mike Barclay

Bern - 2006

lukea - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/04 with Al

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/03

gonggashan - 2nd - Apr/03

Billg - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/00

Tim M - 2000

sadams - Lead - 29/Aug/98 with Pete Bukowski

Graham Iles - Lead - 22/Aug/98 with Jenny Tweedy

ArnaudG - 1998

Dave Rumney - May/94

mikej - Lead - 06/Jun/93 with Mike Byles

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 27/May/93

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 13/Apr/93 with George MacIntyre

was also E1
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 05/May/91 with Alan Holden

Alan James - UKC and UKH - 2nd - May/88 with Phil Baker

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/87

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 21/Apr/87 with Rupert Wyard

GuyM - 1985

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Dan0Me, Owen W-G, gurumed, Dan Lane, Ceridwen, spacey, a_radiohead_fan

Total votes cast 27
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