Suspense*** E4 5c
[some days seconding feels hard, 3 kb]45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Sustained and well protected where it matters and easily as good as Mysteries. Start at a small scoop left of Mysteries.
1) 20m. Climb the scoop then step left onto the wall and move up to a hole. Pull strenuously around the bulge and continue to Mysteries.
2) 25m. Climb up and right above the stance. Either traverse directly rightwards to a flake or step down and swing right on a good hold then move up to the flake. Move right again then climb up to a long ledge. Climb straight up the wall above moving left or right to finish. © ROCKFAX

FA. P.Littlejohn 10.5.80 10/May/1980

Ticklists: UK Lonely Leads, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Photo: some days seconding feels hard © loundsy
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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Led pitch 2. 2 good pitches. Great exposure.
Russell Birkett - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Tim Whitaker

1st pitch suspense and second pitch Hysteria. Brilliant!
billb - AltLd O/S - Sep/15 with jbvulliamy

Was too trashed from the castle to lead - right arm was just about useless. Beefy first pitch and ace second with some cool architecture towards the top. That sea comes in fast!
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Such a good route P1 & 2, rested halfway on P1 as i didnt trust my gear but found another piece so lowered down to do ground up!
shaunhumphreys - Lead G/U - 14/Aug/15 with benkelsey

P1. More stenuous placing the gear for the bulge than pulling through it!
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/15 with AlexD

Led p2, complete contrast to pumpy first pitch, nice exposed wall climbing, very steady - laced it up!
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Ed

Joughton - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/15

Lead P1. OMG. what a fight. A very wet start probably made me a little tense, because after faffing about in the steep section below the bulge for way tool long, my subconscious must have decided to start squeezing the living juice out of the holds. It wasnt long until I found myself in great desperation on the bulge, slapping ultrapumped for the saving hold to finally stand up on the feet. But what a fun climb! Also the traverse of P2 feels absolutely awesome, exposed on a magnificent wall!
climbomaniac - AltLd O/S - 10/May/15 with Ross McKerchar

Way better than mysteries. Led P2. Glad he volunteered to do the first pitch - green, wet & greasy or in Nicholas' words: "this is exactly what I imagined climbing to be like in Britain".
quiffhanger - AltLd - 10/May/15 with Nicholas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15

P2 after P1 of Mysteries. Yeah, had a bit of an epic on this.... Fell at the start of the traverse after expending all my energy getting gear out and was left hanging somewhere over Muy Caliente. Prussiced /hauled up to next piece of gear and climbed clean from there. Wouldn't advise prussicing as a leasure activity.
squicky - 2nd dog - 22/Jun/14 with John

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14

Justin T - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Rachel

Lead P1.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Justin Timms

I did first pitch. Brilliant!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Ed Booth

led top pitch.
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Adam Booth

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

great climbing, i lead the 2nd pitch.
willoates - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Dave Rudkin

soph - AltLd - 05/May/13 with Alex Hughes

Led P2.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 04/May/13 with Jemma Powell

LRob - Lead O/S - Apr/13

led pitch 2. Missed the gear slot on the traverse leaving an unnesesary 30 foot runout. So chuffed to get up this, the bottom pitch is definately the meatier one.
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Adam Bevan

Howard Lawledge - 03/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/May/12

Pitch 2. Good fun, some hollow sounding jugs towards the top, used some crimps instead.
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 07/May/12

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with richard lade

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12

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

valecoastclimber - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

just escaped the tide, fastest E4 pitch i've ever led
mwatson - 2011 with thomasadixon

i'd wanted to do this for a long time. but was a tad disapointed. is that really e4? it's got to be a full grade easier than big groove gogarth.
ian caton - AltLd - 29/Aug/10 with alex

Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with steveE9

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

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/09 with Ed Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

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

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/08

Lead second pitch. Amazing, atmospheric and varied. first pitch is goey, second has harder moves. well protected throughout although suspect rock on the top 1/4.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/08 with Alan Steele

Hidden - Lead - 2008

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Felix Coxwell

feilx - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Dan Barbour

Rob Kennard - 2007

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 27/Aug/06 with Mike Dawes

Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with KM

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2006

JulesV - AltLd O/S - 2006 with John Helme

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd rpt - 10/Sep/05 with Nic Sellers

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 21/May/05 with Tuffty Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/05

Gus - Lead O/S - 30/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/03

Billg - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/00 with Harry

Tim M - AltLd O/S - 2000

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 31/May/98 with Paul Tanton

I led the top pitch. I remeber the first pitch being nails hard
PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 30/May/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/98

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

I lead first pitch - great route.
Gregory - AltLd - Jul/97 with guy exley

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/97

sadams - AltLd - 29/Mar/97 with John Boyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/87

andy gittins - 1987

shark - AltLd dog - Jul/86 with Steve Long

steve L - 2nd - 10/May/80 with Charlie, Pat

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