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Howling Gale* E3 6a

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27m. The superb face to the right is taken pretty much in its centre. Although it has some old fixed gear, this can all be backed up although it may be worth E4 when the peg eventually goes. Climb the wall to a break and a thread, then climb up and slightly right (two old pegs) to reach easier ground. Continue leftwards, to the loose finish of Whispering Wind. © ROCKFAX
FA. A.Richardson 1986
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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Will Pettet-Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14

On Dunc's gear, very nice climbing, wouldn't argue with 5c however
GuyVG - Lead β - 17/Apr/14 with The enemy

Safe enough even considering state of pegs. Crozzley fun.
w.pettet-smith - 2nd - Apr/14

crappy pegs but bomber gear below
cooperman - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Graham Iles

Weird rock, like climbing slopey gritstone. Great moves up from the first break. Weird climbing, had to convince myself that the pegs would hold, I've no idea! Underrated, worth 3*s for it's uniqueness. Ace technical climbing.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/13 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13

wolverine - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Mike Hayes

Fran S8 - Lead - 04/May/13 with john nightingale

soph - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Alex Hughes

Hidden - 2nd - May/13

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/12 with owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Si 2

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with jacob loyd

jacobjlloyd - 2nd rpt - 10/Aug/12 with Dougie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Oddjob - 2nd - 06/Apr/12 with Markus

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Charles Moreton

Stupidly slipped off after having completed the crux sequence
cem - 2nd dog - 27/Aug/11 with Chris Parson

Shauna - 2nd - 10/Aug/11 with Jules

feilx - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/11 with Andy L

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Jake

Safe and steady, but involving. Much more fun than expected - really recommend it! Awesome route, and enjoyably unusual for the area. Pegs looked solid to me, and the tat was fairly fresh. Looked tough to back them up though (microcam?)- would definitely be E4 without.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

Hidden - Lead β - 15/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/11

Pippa - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with Jon

Brilliant non-commiting climbing
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10 with -martin

class all the way, almost slate-like. could be slightly intense sans pegs (one looks good and other less so, these were tied off and equalised with new looking tat at time of ascent). by the way these cant be backed up (or at least i didnt see any way to do so) until you are well past them. also, RF description vague here (no change there then): trend right after the pegs to attain a tiny flake / ear of rock and a standing position beneath the grotty right hand corner and more gear.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with phil

frost - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with N Griffiths, D Garry

What a beauty. Not an obvious striking line like other routes here, but it magically reveals itself in all its subtlety as you embark on it and commit to higher moves/ the crux sequence. Its basically a 20m technical boulder problem on thin holds requiring strong fingers and steady feet. And divinely protectable/ safe, a rare treat at this grade. Had me smiling ear to ear; my style of route. Wish there was more of this in pembroke.
LoopyLou - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Helen Lear / Pinnacle meet

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Owen Davies

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Dave Garry, Simon Frost

Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Ray

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

mattyork2 - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Mia Stacey

mux - 2010 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/09

datoon - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/08

janegallwey - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead dog - 2007

Struggled on my first E3
benjhans - 2nd dog - May/06 with Ben Freeman

bfreeman - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with Ben Hanson

Bern - 2006

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2006 with Dan

Dan Savory - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/05

Billg - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/04

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/03

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 12/May/02 with Roy Thomas

My 1st E3 6a Second :-)
Rock Fairy - 2nd - Jul/01 with david

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/01

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/99 with Dave Taylor

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 03/Jun/98 with Paul Tanton

sadams - 2nd - 22/Jun/97 with Team Midlands

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Jun/97 with Stewart Lancaster

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/97

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/97 with andy boorman

Mike Owen - 26/Aug/90 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

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Voting
Total votes cast 45
hard E40 of 16
E40 of 16
easy E40 of 16
hard E30 of 16
E310 of 16
easy E36 of 16
hard E20 of 16
E20 of 16
easy E20 of 16
hard 6b0 of 16
6b0 of 16
easy 6b0 of 16
hard 6a0 of 16
6a12 of 16
easy 6a3 of 16
hard 5c1 of 16
5c0 of 16
easy 5c0 of 16
3 Stars0 of 13
2 Stars12 of 13
1 Star1 of 13
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Style of ascent

Lead44 of 70 (62.9%)
Followed23 of 70 (32.9%)
Unknown3 of 70 (4.3%)

'Climbed'20 of 70 (28.6%)
clean O/S41 of 70 (58.6%)
clean β2 of 70 (2.9%)
clean rpt3 of 70 (4.3%)
dogged3 of 70 (4.3%)
dnf1 of 70 (1.4%)