The Mercenary** E3 5c
45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A great route with two testing pitches and a magnificent 'pat-on-the-back' finishing arete.
1) 5c, 20m. Climb the corner, which is hard at first but eases above, to a small roof. Swing right to a wide crack which leads to the ledge.
2) 5c, 25m. Climb the left-hand of two blank corners to another ledge (small microwires useful). Swing like an ape up the steep crack in the left-hand side of the arete to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. J.deMontjoye 5.12.81 05/Dec/1981
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Poor gear on first pitch
morganator - AltLd - 05/May/13 with Stan Halstead

first pitch only
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Adam Bevan

Tried to lead but backed off due to lack of gear.
thomasadixon - 2nd RP - 28/Jul/11 with Mike

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

mwatson - 2011

JulesV - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Gus - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Rob Clifton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07

Strang both pitches. I'll not pretend there wasn't any rope drag.
Paz - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06 with AR

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Aug/01 with david

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/00

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 29/May/94 with Nick Wharton

Alan James - UKC and UKH - AltLd - May/94

Paul Clarke - 1990 with Paul Greenland

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 28/Mar/89 with Neville Elstone

Hidden - AltLd - 1989

andy gittins - 1987

Mike Owen - 24/Jul/86 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/86

keefe - 18/Feb/86

Hidden - Apr/85

shark - Lead - 19/Sep/84 with Steve Aisthorpe

Mark Kemball - Lead - 31/Mar/83 with Mark Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Dec/81

Total votes cast 25
hard E40 of 9
E40 of 9
easy E40 of 9
hard E34 of 9
E35 of 9
easy E30 of 9
hard E20 of 9
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6a0 of 8
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