Ships that Pass in the Night*** E5 6a
[Eyeing up Ships that Pass in the Night (E4), 2 kb]45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The right arete of the pillar gives an elegant experience in head climbing which just merits the grade.
1) 6a, 20m. Climb the right-hand side of the arete until it is possible to pull around onto its left. Tip-toe up this side past a small roof (old peg). Move up past a small wire to a square hold, then climb the dinky groove above with some excitement.
2) 5b, 25m. Climb the shallow groove behind the belay to the next ledge, then move left into Trevallen Pillar. Finish up this. © ROCKFAX

FA. G.Gibson 30.4.83 30/Apr/1983

Photo: Eyeing up Ships that Pass in the Night (E4) © Kev Little
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This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15

Fantastic top crux!
nathanlee - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14 with Jack Lawledge

Super fun move to jug on arÍte :0)
soph - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Blair Fyffe

So hot!! Sweat dripping in my eyes.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Anna Pugh

Bit harder & more exciting than I was expecting. Tricky gear.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

Bottom end E5 if you have a good head above gear, but really good climbing. The 6a bit comes right at the start, feels hard especially when wet and slippery from the tide! The moves round the arete are awesome, and the sequence from there to the top is just run-out enough to give a little buzz.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13

Did it in 1 rather than 2 pitches and finished up the top groove to the right of trevallen pillar instead of traversing left to finish up that. Seemed an obvious way to finish the route and the ropes are completely straight from ground to top with that finish, so no rope drag
tim newton - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with jon stewart

First E5 onsight! There is a wobbly jug at the start which almost threw me off. The runout section is superb.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Adam Bevan

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

barni - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with luke

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Barni

redjerry - 2nd O/S - Sep/12

dswansonlow - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with jacob loyd

Loved this. Great to finally get on it!
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Dougie

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with richard lade

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

feilx - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Andy L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Sweet top section, felt well bold! Bottom section was still wet and really slippy from tide - bit dodgy, but fantastic technical (easy) climbing on the left side of the arete, and an exposed crux, quite a big reach but not too desperate
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Laura Perry, alex mason

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Nige

Seymore Butt - 2010

switch - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/05

Gus - Lead O/S - 01/May/05 with simon "the horse" wilson

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 2005

spidey - 2nd - 25/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/01

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2001

sadams - 2nd - 28/Aug/00 with Tom Briggs

Great route with good support from Dave. Thanks mate. The start is hard as is the finish
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/99 with Dave Taylor

sadams - 2nd - 30/Aug/98 with Pete Bukowski

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

Si Clapham - 2nd - 1998 with Andy Long

sadams - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/97 with John Boyle

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

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 01/May/94

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/93

keefe - AltLd - 01/Aug/93 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 30/May/90 with Si Gee

shark - Lead O/S - 24/May/87 with Nick Postlethwaite

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

Mike Owen - 30/May/86 with Roger Bennion

steve L - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/84 with Clive Curle

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ramon Marin, fennerz

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