Soldier of Fortune** E1 5b
45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The big central groove provides a welcome relief from the sustained hard boldness around it.
1) 5b, 35m. Climb up into the groove and follow it to the break. Lean around the roof and reach a bucket. Heave around the lip and continue up the loose-looking (but solid) wall to a ledge.
2) 4c, 10m. Climb the crack/groove just right of the corner. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
(The bottom half was first climbed by R Crewe and K Winkworth on 24 May 1981.)

FA. J.deMontjoye 21.3.82 21/Mar/1982
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This climb is in 76 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

burto - 2nd - 25/Sep/15 with bruce

slow start. harry was very patient!
RosePearson - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Harry Fogg

lead 1st pitch, pretty mega through the roof although not actually too tricky
anguskille - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Tom Fenwick

In a big oner. Pretty wild over the roof!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Stadders

Matt Cooke - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Sam Taylor

Loose at the top.
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/14 with Tim Newton

In one pitch. The top felt pretty dangerous, do other people go up the crack 2m right of the main obvious corner? Not recommended anyway. The last 6 metres are up some very dubious blocks and holds. I was really distributing my weight in full on Red Wall/Carn Gowla mode. A pretty big bit of rock I was standing on still fell off, fortunately my hands were decent and it didn't land near Rachel. Sketchy, that finish felt like E3,5a.
tim newton - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/14 with rachel slater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/14

P2. Good.
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with T.Ripley

Led the easy pitch, good position.
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13 with -martin

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Tom Vassen

Katya - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Rich Lade

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/13

Tubs - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Dave M

Nick Biven - 2013

nickstephens - AltLd - 19/Sep/12 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12 with Nick

Wet first pitch and dirty second. Failed leading first pitch, couldn't reach jug over roof from beneath and pumped out pulling up on undercut jam and crimps. Managed to second after a rest though and lead last pitch.
AlexD - AltLd - 17/Sep/12 with Ed

P1, on Alex's gear to roof at which point it helps to be tall.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/12 with AlexD

led p1
cooperman - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Tim Whiteley

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/12

led pitch 1
Adam Coles - AltLd O/S - Mar/12 with ben park

Loved it, going through the roof was incredible as i had no idea where the holds were and it was a good stretch to find them. Not technically difficult just intimidating. Thread could do with replacing or removing.
catblack - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Andy Barker

Brilliant. The roof looks about E5 from below.
Andrew Barker - 2nd - 17/Aug/11 with Cat Black

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with sarah harrison

Strung both pitches together, wet, top chossy & terrifying.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with richard lade

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Rich bennet

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

frost - 2nd - 28/Aug/10 with N Griffiths, D Garry

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 28/Aug/10 with Dave Garry, Simon Frost

RobRock84 - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Steve Quinton

clipskipper - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Davey Boy

Luke Brooks - Lead - 20/Apr/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

mux - 2010 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths

big dark roof. very cool
going going gone - Lead - Jun/09

feilx - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Andy Mosienko

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/07

Great steep moves up a groove and over a roof, shame the top pitch is so disgusting!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Emily

willjones - Lead O/S - May/07

chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/07 with Tucker

Paz - 2nd β - 09/Jun/06 with AR

Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/06

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 01/May/06 with Dave Taylor

Nice mini-roof!
Pythonist - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Alun Evans

Boy - 2006

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2006

david morse - Lead dog - Aug/05 with rampant

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/05

shoulders - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/04 with dai

sadams - AltLd - 12/Apr/04 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/04

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 2004

LC - Lead O/S - Jul/03

alex_th - Lead - 05/Apr/03 with Nick Thompson

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

phardman - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/02 with Teresa

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/02 with Rob Smithies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/01

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/00 with Trevor Stevens, Adrian Casey

ok but unremarkable (maybe a bit illogical to make a note about it then.!)
nickdonohue - Lead - 29/Aug/98 with Mark McCarthy

Gregory - Lead - Jul/98 with guy exley

ChrisJD - Lead - 22/Mar/98 with rc

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Dave

RichardMc - AltLd - Aug/96 with Steve Gould

Lead before
phardman - 2nd - 07/Sep/95 with Jon Bibby

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 31/May/90 with Si Gee

andy gittins - 1987

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 10/Apr/85 with Pete Finklaire

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 02/May/83 with Dave Kenyon

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/83 with Al Simpson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Owen W-G, stvredmond, Different Steve

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