Bomb Bay VS 4c
[Stu on Bomb bay with a Bannana up his a**e, 3 kb]This route follows the big-but-not-as-big-as-the-other-one crack, in the right-hand side of the wall. © ROCKFAX
FA. P.Whillance 2.1.78 02/Jan/1978

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett.

Photo: Stu on Bomb bay with a Bannana up his a**e © Mattzx6r
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 280 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

gurumed - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/14 with gjd

gjd - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/14 with Gurumed

FlavioL1989 - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Jamie Everitt

Jamie Everitt - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Flavio Don Liyanage

mossrug - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/14

skippington - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14

Peter Dickinson - 2nd - 17/Jul/14 with Sol

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Welly Matt - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14

CameronH - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Laurence Knowles, Alex Law

GDS - 2nd - 15/Jun/14 with cris

Sam Hockley - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Ellie Pearce, Charlie Stewart

raymondlinklater - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Brian Taylor

YEAH! Definitely thuggy.
HazelMacLean - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with the lizard

Lizzie B - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Hazel Maclean

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/14

matt.stevenson - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

mglenn3494 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Ed Hayter - 2nd O/S - May/14

Pathological_Climber - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

Oliver Tilbury - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14

A bit greasy. Found difficult.
bigbobbyking - 12/Apr/14 with David Brock

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with David Maddison

maddy92 - 2nd - 11/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - Apr/14

Hidden - 30/Mar/14

dave657 - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/14 with Alys

mike mo - 2014

IanGilbertJones - 2014

mr random - Lead - 25/Aug/13 with Alic Cook

Martin Bagshaw - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Rafal Malczyk

Julie Carroll - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Leiko

Rafal Malczyk - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Martin Bagshaw

Leiko Miura - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with Julie Carroll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

JP78 - 2nd - 24/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Laura D

Nigel Coe - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Pete Kelly

JonathanJones - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Liam

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Nick

Dodgy blocks lodged at the top of the chimney. Beware!
nickdonohue - 2nd - 26/Jul/13 with Ian Riddell

Melanie Parkin - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Matt Taylor

clams - Lead - Jun/13 with Jim

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/13

khalidq - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Rob Powell

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 06/May/13 with mike doyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Dennis999 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Remus

nic42 - 2nd RP - 05/May/13 with josh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

First VS.
mrchewy - Lead O/S - 03/May/13

Albachoss - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Spoon

HarryB - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Camilla

catty_9 - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Harry Bloxham

Sam Melville - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

VPJB - 2013

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 2013

Jillybean - Lead - 29/Oct/12 with Brad

cpt_crunch - Lead - 15/Oct/12

A good route, pretty steady for VS 4c. Surprised to find it protects really well without anything too large.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Emily

Half Pint Lizz - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/12 with Lynn Liu

Sankey - Lead - 12/Aug/12 with jon h, Ed

Really nice climbing. Steady away on good holds. Good to get the confidence back after yesterday's knock....Steady away to getting back into it all and VS is probably where I am comfortably at.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Pete Ellis

petellis - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with mattyork2

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Gwen Thomson

matjam - Lead - 15/Jul/12

Katya - Lead - 15/Jul/12 with Chris Coleman

Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Louise Hall

Louise Hall - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Really Good Route
Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Sarah Wright

alasdair19 - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/12

slacky - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Andes

Bloodys hard work for vs!!
joem - Lead O/S - 05/May/12

pretty greasy
Matt88 - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Joe M

ritchierich - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Sera Roberts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/12

Matt lead. Good route and steeper than it looks at the top.
monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Richard, Matt Barnett

Hidden - 2nd β - 08/Apr/12

Mattb1421 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with monty

pie_eater_pete - 2nd - 02/Apr/12

cf2g08 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12

muzz44 - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/12

mountain.martin - Lead rpt - 28/Jan/12

pembrokeshirecaver - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Martin

Hidden - 2012

Polly4 - 2012

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Nov/11

LardClimber - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Dave Williams

hels bels - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11

d_meacher - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/11 with Paul Davis

Paulos - Lead - 25/Sep/11

Ketu - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Tom E

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Lindsey Pearson

LovelyMrTom - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Rob Truckle

smolders - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Tracey T

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11

John Tanner - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Oli Brend

owb106 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with John Tanner

matthewjames - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Alan Saul

mountain.martin - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/11

jacktomlinson - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Charlie Evans

Charlie Evans - Lead - 11/Jul/11 with Jack Tomlinson

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11

Really interesting climbing, crack at the bottom was a bit greasy, steep in places. Nice!
Fatboy1000 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Tommy Cole

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11

Steep
Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Ed morris, Martin

Great climb, I'd give it two stars...
stergeboy - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

ScottyD - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/11

frume - 2nd O/S - 24/May/11 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

Blurgy319 - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11

John Roe - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Mark Aymes

Sgt. Vest - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Rich bennet

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/11

david morse - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with siobhan

Neil Henson - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Elliot Carrington - Lead O/S - 2011 with Tristan Pollitt

Danny Bags - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

seb had a bit of a mare on this and rested on the lead twice.
twodada - 2nd - 11/Oct/10 with Seb Fisher Green

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

GarethHall - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Sarah

Good intro to area- steep. Sustained and a bit greasy, great line though.
manwithacam - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Dovydas

hms - TR O/S - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 29/May/10 with Lee

Good route, crux in the middle
hepitt - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with Phillipa Arding

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 24/May/10 with helen pitt

pumped
Phil PBC - Lead O/S - 18/May/10

agibb - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

nic42 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Sarah R, Matt

Loose blocks at the top give it a necky feel!
lyneux - Lead - 03/May/10 with Chris Bull

mes32 - 2nd - 01/May/10

Gav A - Lead O/S - May/10 with Goose

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

yeah!
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with gary burgess

Richard Hall - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Adam M

1 rest. No more climbs that day due to rain!
Chris Sansum - Lead dog - 25/Mar/10 with Gary Lewin

JonBrown - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Grace

Tim W - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Paul Black

Nice features at the start then a pretty thuggy crack. Put me back on Amorican please!
Shonkhor - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Alex UBMC

irish paul - 2nd - 07/Mar/10 with Tim W

RobRock84 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/10 with Adam Bevan

very similar to cheiftan. lots of gear and good moves :)
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with mark dwyer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/09

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Mark kauntz

Mattzx6r - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Stu

Twisty - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Nigel Stock

godusty - 08/May/09 with CLAIRE RICHARDSON

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Owen Tweedy

horrible
tweedcore - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Duncan Meacher

Really good :)
annabel hodges - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Jon Bleiker

1 Fall from gigantic loose chock-stone,
matsavage - Lead dog - 15/Nov/08

gjd - Lead - 26/Sep/08 with Ewan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/08

Kyle Rance - 2nd - 03/Aug/08

eagleopus - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Gareth

Ascent split over year and a half. Decked out from 30 foot on first attempt, Helicopter ride resulted. Rubbish gear placement. 2nd attempt slick and controlled.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 02/Aug/08 with Jenny Watson

gareth r - 2nd - 02/Aug/08 with Hywel

Raining, but winds from East kept the rain off St. Govans face, greasy though and wet at the top.
RocknRoll - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Ramon Marin Martinez

Ramon Marin - 2nd O/S - 25/May/08 with Gerry Sheehy

Hidden - TR - May/08

jude s - Lead O/S - May/08 with G Fry

Mark Walter - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Sarah and Alex

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/08

haydng - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/08 with Rachel

Hidden - Lead RP - 2008

Beckholland - Lead dnf - 21/Oct/07 with Dan_Carroll

Beckholland - 2nd RP - 21/Oct/07 with Dan_Carroll

khawk - Lead - 07/Sep/07 with WH

Circus - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Chris Pollard

cragdan - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/07 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/07

Kirill - Lead O/S - 28/May/07 with Claudia Fritz, Chris Donica

ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 26/May/07 with 31770

Hjort - 2nd - 06/May/07 with William Malcolm

sonnenstern - 2nd - 05/May/07 with Nicolas Dave

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with toby vye

jepotherepo - 21/Apr/07

Katya - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/07

vet - Lead - 2007 with Helen

RichS-Bristol - 2007

willjones - Lead O/S - 2007

Stone Muppet - 2007

janegallwey - 2nd - 2007

drysori - Lead - 2007

andysroom - Lead O/S - Nov/06

keefe - 01/Sep/06 with Tansy

Hidden - Lead - Sep/06

colkurtz - 2nd - 31/Aug/06 with Andy, Karin

davidwright - Lead - 27/Aug/06

waltersp - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

dave657 - Lead O/S - Nov/05

al99 - Lead rpt - Aug/05 with Nick Record

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/05

snowy white - AltLd - 13/Jul/05 with simon antonon

snowy white - AltLd - 12/Jul/05 with simon antonon

reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/05 with steve burdett

daveayton - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/04

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/04

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/04 with Neil Henson

Scary route. Glad I didn't try and lead this one. Steep, polished and pumpy.
Neil Henson - 2nd - 20/Jun/04 with Mark Collins

Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/04

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Vic Odell

chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 2004

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 24/Aug/03 with Paul Stevens, Jill Stevens

mikeyjbs - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/03

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/03 with Shona D'arcy

Marq - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/03 with Sophie Whyte

Digger - 2nd O/S - 25/May/03 with James Latham

cem - 2nd - 03/May/03 with Pete Atkinson

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2003 with unknown

Tarquin - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/01

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/01 with Rupert Holbrook

Tarquin - 2001

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/00

Ian Jones - Lead - 2000 with Karen Ghiselli

timreynolds - 2nd - 25/Sep/99 with Gary Jackson

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 2nd - Aug/99 with Richard Bower

Reds - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/97 with Sezer

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/97 with Rich

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

simon kimber - TR - 1997 with Nick Kimber

mikej - 2nd - 01/Oct/96 with Mike Byles

five - Lead O/S - Aug/96

With Imperial College Mountaineering Club.
Ruth Allan - 2nd O/S - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/94

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 1994 with Kat

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/93

Richard Weller - AltLd - 1993 with John Temple

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 28/Jul/92 with Alison Dorey

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/92

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/92

steve taylor - Lead - May/91 with steve kerr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/90

michael burrows - 2nd - 13/Apr/90 with steve williams

bullybones - 1990

Hidden - Lead - Aug/88

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/88 with Little Dean (Dean Gibbs)

Tony Buckley - Lead - Mar/88 with Robert Clark

Mike Owen - 30/Jul/87 with Elaine Owen

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 1987

Nigel Coe - 1986 with Scott Titt

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 10/Apr/85

shark - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/85 with Arve

scree - Apr/84

Nigel Coe - 27/Aug/83 with Tim Dunsby

Lone Rider - 1982

tapley - AltLd - 23/May/81 with John Sumner

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jan/78

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Voting
Total votes cast 114
hard HVS0 of 40
HVS0 of 40
easy HVS5 of 40
hard VS12 of 40
VS21 of 40
easy VS2 of 40
hard HS0 of 40
HS0 of 40
easy HS0 of 40
hard 5a0 of 37
5a0 of 37
easy 5a8 of 37
hard 4c5 of 37
4c23 of 37
easy 4c0 of 37
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