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Barbarella*** E5 6a

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[one hand on top with everything to play for, 4 kb]A strenuous and well-protected crack climb to the break, with a technical and slightly bold direct finish for dessert. Start below a groove and prominent crack, in the centre of the wall. Climb the groove to a flake on the left. Make a hard move into the crack above which gives sustained climbing to the big break. Pull over onto the upper wall, place some wires, and climb it to the top via some tricky and committing moves. © ROCKFAX
FA. P.Littlejohn 30.4.80 (Direct) G.Gibson 16.3.86 30/Apr/1980

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50.

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This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Some lateral thinking required on crux. E4 6b. Class.
Rich Kirby - Lead β - 19/Apr/14 with Adam Lincoln

I've got myself a project! Hard move at the bottom, great jams and then exciting at the top.
Julian Cooper - Lead dog - 14/Apr/14 with Stuart Knott

Fell at crux move, tricky! Will be back for this!
Tom Livingstone - Lead dog - 16/Aug/13 with Rob Durran

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/13

This was a tricky one.. but a lot of fun
Alice Thompson - Lead dog - 03/Jul/13 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/13 with alice thompson, michael porter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Got pretty pumped when the flake wasn't the rest I was expecting. Just had enough in the tank for the next hard move. Thankfully the moves get steadily easier.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Remus

rested putting the bottom gear in. Pulled the ropes and did it
piken - Lead dog - 31/May/13

left finish
steve_yo - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with sam ring

Failed again, many years after initially trying it. Boxed after previous few days. Having previously aided my way up it decided to lower off
morganator - Lead dnf - 05/May/13 with Stan Halstead

barni - Lead - 01/Apr/13 with Oates

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Mar/13

Barni had placed the wires protecting the crux, no doubt i could have placed them though. good route and the direct finish is great and technical!
willoates - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with barni

2nd try
redjerry - Lead - 26/Aug/12

Onsighted the direct finish. Had led the LH finish previously, with a fall lower down. The direct is much more satisfying.
switch - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Jo Bertalot

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Glyn Hudson

Glyn - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Luke

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Ed Booth

original finish
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Adam Booth

Hidden - 2nd β - 06/Apr/12

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

Tried the day before and it felt nails (didn't finish), flashed easy first time today. Direct finish felt tough though.
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 14/Aug/11 with Mike

feilx - Lead RP - 04/Jul/11 with Andy L

mwatson - 2011

Ground-up. Fell off reaching the crack proper, A hard move, then steadier but powerful moves to an easy left hand finish (direct was wet.) Not top 50 imo.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 22/Aug/10 with Laura Perry, Mikey G

dav - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Gill B

Hidden - 2nd dog - Aug/08

feilx - Lead dog - 12/Jul/08 with Andy L

onsighted this ok to the break. opted for the direct finish but became confused, committed and horrifically pumped. Fell off trying to retreat back to the break... gutted.
Ram MkiV - Lead dog - 12/Sep/07 with reeve

Hidden - Lead dog - Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Jul/07

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 2005 with Steve Adams

buzby78 - Lead - 08/May/02

sadams - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/98 with Pete Bukowski

direct finish.
innes - Lead O/S - Aug/98 with Jon Bracey

Clean ascent after a failed attempt a year or so earlier. Original finish (leftwards traverse).
jfletcher - Lead RP - 22/Jun/97

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/96 with Al Willoner

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 12/May/96 with James Tracey

Billg - Lead O/S - May/94 with Keith Sharples

craig h - Lead - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/93

Dave Rumney - 2nd - 29/Aug/92

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

DDDD - Lead rpt - 1989

shark - Lead - 23/May/87 with Seb Grieve

keefe - 13/Jul/86 with Johnny Adams

shark - Lead dnf - Nov/85 with Richard O Mara

Mike Owen - 17/Aug/85 with Ian Carr

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/85

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Apr/83 with Dave Kenyon

Hidden - Lead dog - 1983

Mark Kemball - Lead - 07/Sep/82 with Paul Clark, Steve Finch

Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 10/Apr/82

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Alice Thompson, Rick hard Rock, Hidden, Ed Booth, feilx, Hidden, Hidden

Total votes cast 44
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Style of ascent

Lead43 of 57 (75.4%)
Followed11 of 57 (19.3%)
Unknown3 of 57 (5.3%)

'Climbed'14 of 57 (24.6%)
clean O/S19 of 57 (33.3%)
clean β4 of 57 (7.0%)
clean rpt2 of 57 (3.5%)
clean RP4 of 57 (7.0%)
dogged10 of 57 (17.5%)
dnf4 of 57 (7.0%)