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Witch Hunt*** E4 6b

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45m, 2 pitches. The original line up this bit of wall which is slightly spoilt by the crux move being much harder than the rest. Photo on page 123. 1) 6b, 25m. Climb the triangular niche and the crack above it. From here either move left and up to the pegs, or climb the flake on the right - both 5b. Make a desperate series of moves up and left into a scoop. Step left again to another scoop to belay. 2) 5c, 20m. Step up and clip a thread than move back down and traverse left in an impressive position to reach another runnel. Follow this direct to the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. P.Littlejohn 3.4.84 03/Apr/1984

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This climb is in 54 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Tried this proper onsight. Couldnt work out how to get right hand in slot. After falling I found the 'hidden' holds. Reckon I would have flashed it!!
Apharri - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with Dave Wharton

Urgh, fell off the first pitch with my fingers touching the jug at the end of the crux. Lead pitch 2 which was funky.
Rachel Slater - AltLd - 20/Aug/14 with Tim Newton

Lead pitch 1. No power scream...easy 6b?
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/14 with rachel slater

dav - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14 with Gill B

mike mo - 2014

steve_yo - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/13 with Rick hard Rock

Seconded pitch 1,Fell off trying to find the jug in the runnel, very hard crux sequence. Alice took a pretty good fall onto the crappy peg, it held somehow!
dan gibson - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with alice thompson

Fantastic climb. Fell off at the end of crux onto dogdy piton... Added to the excitement a little!
Alice Thompson - Lead dog - 09/Jun/13 with Dan Gibson

I led the first pitch, amazing climbing the whole way, with a really tough crux! I kept trying different sequences without committing, getting very pumped. I eventually committed to the pocket (which was wet!) and was relieved to find the jug in the runnel. Dad led the second pitch which was equally good. Gets E4/5 in the new guide (and in my book) due to the piss-poor state of the peg below a very hard crux.
Joughton - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Ed Booth

Led 1st pitch. Ace route.
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Rob Lamey, Adam Booth

Tony Kartawick - 2nd - 2012 with Steve Ansen

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/11

Lead first pitch, damn hard moves for E4 and really not typical pembroke felt more like grit. Great route.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Mike

pocket was a little wet
feilx - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Andy L

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

owenH - 2011

Hidden - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Peg is rubbish, and the flake is a bit hollow sounding. Add to that a hard crux, and it's E5 in my book. Great route, best done in one huge pitch. Cant believe I ignored it for so long
Ged Desforges - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hard crux. Peg not in the best condition but possible to back up with gear behind the flake to the right.
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - 2011 with Sam Underhill

A great route with a savage crux, but superb rock as usual! Led P2.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Mikey G

Beastly crux, had to really bone and was close to coming off! First 6b onsight
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with alex mason

Superb route. Done in 1 long sweeping pitch - definitely the way to go
Billg - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Will Calvert

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/09 with JulesV

led both pitches due to tired belayer!!
Gus - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with andi elizabeth turner

robyn1 - 2008

Hidden - Aug/07

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Bern - 2006

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/02

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 30/May/99

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 30/Aug/98 with Simon Witcher

sadams - AltLd O/S - 02/May/98 with John Boyle

PaulTanton - AltLd dog - 24/May/97

phardman - 1997

fell once from crux
Roget - Lead dog - 23/Jun/95 with jon

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/93

Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/90

DDDD - AltLd - 1990 with Stuart Bolton

keefe - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1989 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/87

Mike Owen - 21/Apr/87 with Dave Green

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

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Lead22 of 54 (40.7%)
Followed3 of 54 (5.6%)
Alt Leads14 of 54 (25.9%)
Unknown15 of 54 (27.8%)

'Climbed'26 of 54 (48.1%)
clean O/S23 of 54 (42.6%)
dogged4 of 54 (7.4%)
dnf1 of 54 (1.9%)