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Head Hunter** E5 6a

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The rising line of cracks and blobs gives a wonderful pitch. High in the grade and the moves to reach the central ramp are quite committing. Climb the cracks (good but hard earned gear) to the ramp. Move up ledges on the left to reach a small groove. Climb this to its top then step left and belay as for Minotaur. © ROCKFAX
FA. P.Littlejohn 31.3.84 31/Mar/1984

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Very good routes in the UK, Trad climbs for sport climbers.

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This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Definitely worth E5, and three stars! The first section is just brilliant, the climbing is so absorbing and there's just enough gear to keep it safe but spicey, then a pumpy top section. I found the crux to be moving out left from the black crozzly ledge, felt pretty committing without any footholds.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Climbingsheep, Mike

climbingsheep - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Jake Young, Mike Watson

Pumpy & very enjoyable. Very glad I managed to place the crucial wire before the run-out to the ledge as the only other bit was a crap RP.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Rested on rope at crucial wire placement to get gear out
theotherpetehill - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/12 with Ross McKerchar

beci tointen - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with my uncle carl

wolverine - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Chris Coleman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

felt fingery and pumpy low down.
redjerry - TR O/S - Aug/11

colesy - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with John Orr

Pippa - 2nd - 25/Apr/11 with Jon

Sick, lower wall is off the hook funkiness, middle is a nice preamble and top groove is superb; the Leap is where its at!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 03/Apr/11 with alex mason

Tough move off the rest for shorties - thought I was going to blow it after all the hard work. Great route - climb fast!
miastacey - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Bob Smith

owenH - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

phil64 - 2011

soph - Lead rpt - Aug/10 with Dan McManus

feilx - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10 with Heather

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ed Booth

Really nice to finally climb this brillant route, conditions were spot-on. I did spend to long on the bottom wall and got v. pumped.
Rick hard Rock - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

phil64 - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with rachie

morganator - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Rich Cross and Es Tressider

pumped again!
Adam Long - Lead β - 31/May/08 with Jvan Tresch, Ben Bransby

robyn1 - 2008

sam83 - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Seconded steve a few months prior but with maximum dogging, could barely climb it then. Also gained gear beta off Gareth H just before setting off, a blind but bomber rock 4 high and left of the hand rail before moving onto the ledge. delicate and unpredictable move leaving the black right hand ledge, an array of decent wires protects great climbing up the upper groove. F6c and not that bold, but pumpy on the lower wall if not taken quickly.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 28/Aug/07 with Thomas Martin

Hidden - Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/07

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Al

Rob Kennard - 2007

Richard White - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rob Kennard

switch - Lead O/S - 2007

mgeek - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with ged& matty

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

Gus - Lead β - 29/May/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd β - 2005 with Craig Lonsdale

daveayton - Lead O/S - 2005 with Kev Power

spidey - 2nd - 24/Aug/03

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Viv

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with lee byrnes

Hidden - 2nd rpt - May/01

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2001 with andy benson

Rich Kirby - Lead β - 13/Sep/99 with Robin

Roget - Lead rpt - 25/May/99 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/99

Hidden - Lead dnf - 1999

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/98 with Chris Brockbank

sadams - 2nd - 16/Aug/98 with Pete Bukowski

innes - Lead O/S - Aug/98 with Jon Bracey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/98

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 02/May/98 with Muir Morton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/97

sadams - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/97 with John Boyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/93

keefe - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/93 with Glenn Sutcliffe

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 03/May/92 with Graham Baxter

Steve Walker - Lead - 1992 with paul

Billg - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/90 with Jon Barton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/90

DDDD - 1990 with Stuart Bolton

shark - Lead - 31/May/87 with Rich, John, Dave from London

Mike Owen - 26/Aug/85 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Apr/85

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Total votes cast 82
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E513 of 28
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Style of ascent

Lead48 of 72 (66.7%)
Followed12 of 72 (16.7%)
Toproped1 of 72 (1.4%)
Alt Leads1 of 72 (1.4%)
Unknown10 of 72 (13.9%)

'Climbed'17 of 72 (23.6%)
clean O/S43 of 72 (59.7%)
clean β6 of 72 (8.3%)
clean rpt4 of 72 (5.6%)
dogged1 of 72 (1.4%)
dnf1 of 72 (1.4%)