Chimes of Freedom*** E2 5b
[Above the void., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
One of the classic routes of the area which follows the most substantial line on the face. Start beneath the larger of the two right-facing corners. Climb the wall into the corner and follow this to the roof. The roof can be passed on either side. Move back to gain the exposed continuation groove/crack which leads to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. P.Littlejohn 5.76

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Photo: Above the void. © Phill Mitch
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This climb is in 141 logbooks, and on 41 wishlists.

gurumed - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/15 with gjd

gjd - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/15 with Gurumed

Not easy but superb. Went left at the roof. Better done in the afternoon at this time of year. It was all a bit damp and dismal and quite intimidating with a rising tide and heavy swell. Probably feel a grade easier in warm sunshine and a calm sea.
GridNorth - 2nd - 10/Sep/15 with Martin Lancaster

chrisallan - 2nd dog - 01/Sep/15

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/15 with Chris Allan

Mark Grist - 2nd - 15/Aug/15 with Paul Tanton

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Mark Grist

Climbed the roof on the right, extended gear below the crux then realised that none of it was extended enough so got some wicked rope drag but thoroughly enjoyed the route, I'd say the best Pembroke E2 I've done!
Adam24B - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/15 with Christopher Bowman

Superb and perhaps easier for the vertically challenged.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/15 with Dan Moore (DCD)

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/15

Absorbing climbing up an imposing line in a beautiful setting - all in all a great route! Started from a hanging thread belay just above high tide line.
Avon Man - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/15 with Derek

Scary and airy!
james1978 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15 with pam

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/15

Epic! Great line up the crag. Thought the crux was hard, 5c not 5b, but it's pretty easy above and below so not a hard E2.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with Andy

Don't know if I was doing something wrong, but the move I was trying to do into the hanging groove certainly wasn't 5b! triied as hard as I could on my first attempt and knackered myself, had another few goes but with a tired body I decided to escape right.
alastairbegley - Lead dnf - 23/May/15 with Richard Nicholson

Slick - 2nd - 23/May/15 with Alastair Begley

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Mike Todd

Mike Todd - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/15 with Brian Rodgers

Quite wet and a little loose with some very traditional climbing = a very traumatised second.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Rachel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15

grp - Lead dog - 12/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 28/May/14 with Harry Martin

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 09/May/14 with Justin Timms

Perhaps it was the heavy swell and the hustling wind, but this felt nails. Looked both ways around the roof, going left appears to involve ascending a blank wall to undercuts. After finally committing going right was very, very bunched for a 6'3" lanky streak of piss and ended with one of the most powerful pulls I had to make all weekend. Yet again full respect those gnarly 70s dudes!
Justin T - Lead O/S - 09/May/14 with Rachel

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Paul Black

Frank the Husky - 2014

gazhbo - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13

Wet and greasy! Great route
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Al Benson

Drizzling and therefore quite greasy, still an awesome route though!
al99 - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Luke Hodson

really cool setting, very good climbing in the upper half of the route.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 12/Aug/13 with Rob Durran

Climbed the roof on its right which was quite exciting. Kev found it easier on the left. Really good route, think I could lead it.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Kev

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Beef Cake

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Katy Vose

scary move over roof - the 5b move
JonathanJones - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Curly Chris

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Sam Simpson

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Mark Grist

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Rested on one nut post crux, because I was lame and unfit and took about 10 goes to do said crux. So long in fact that Ami got heatstroke on the belay and with the help of other climbers on their way home had to be hoisted off the crag. Followed by me going back down for the gear. Lol.
Stone Muppet - Lead - 06/Jul/13 with ah

Alice Thompson - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Michael Porter

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with alice thompson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

Lenny - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Phil .N

One of the very best routes of it's grade I have done. Brilliant line, fantastic location, and ultimate exposure. The climbing's not bad either!
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Mick & Dan

Awesome, wild, and a brilliant line!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 30/May/13 with Ollie B

Super route after day on the beach with the kids. We took the crux bulge on the left. Great moves in exciting positions.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with David

Just brilliant. Great fun with Dad
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 02/Apr/13 with Dad

Tubs - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Dave M

Cool route.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Pete and Livvi

colesy - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Steve Hillier

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/12

some of the rock looks a bit dodgy - but it probably isnt! Lovely upper crack after an extended crux
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Dan Cook

annetweddell - 2nd - 02/Sep/11 with Jeff

david morse - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/11 with markalmack

markalmack - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Dave morse

Monkey_Alan - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/11 with Neil Weymouth

One of the best routes I've ever done, stunning evening conditions in full bronze
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Jim

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/11

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with john crook

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

givemetea - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Helen King

3 Names - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/Aug/10

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Ian Heginbotham

Different Steve - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/10 with Guy Reid

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10

irish paul - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Aug/10

soph - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Dan McManus

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Dave Rumney - Lead - Aug/10 with Tanya Milner

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Sep/09

Rescued ralph from the tide with a hanging belay below the roof
Jamie Goodwin - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Sep/09

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 18/Sep/09 with loundsy

RobRock84 - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Adam Bevan

Pritty exciting (bold) move right past overhang bit
ian d f - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Pete H

Thought it was hard for E2 5b compared to other Pembroke E2's I've done, and certainly compared to Wye Valley / Avon E2's. I ran out of gear 25 foot from the top and had to have a top rope. Straightforward to the overhang then steep with no real rests...
HappyTrundler - Lead dog - 08/Aug/09 with Tommy

Damn good, only 5b if youve got the guns. i think bold HVS with a well protected 5c move in the middle. Classic
david morse - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/09 with jon denniss

Hidden - 2nd dog - Jul/09

Billg - 2nd - 30/Aug/08 with Bob Brewer

Very good indeed
Julian Wedd - 2nd - 2008 with A. Howarth

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Sep/07

feilx - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Felix Coxwell

mbutton - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Chris Price

Rob Kennard - 2007

janegallwey - 2nd - 2007

ASchwirtz - Lead dnf - 27/Aug/06 with Graham

Bella - 2nd - 05/Aug/06 with Chris

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/05

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Tony Payne

max_chan - 2nd O/S - Sep/05 with Rick

Dan Savory - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/05

Brown - 2nd - 02/Aug/05

Neil Ireson - Lead - Aug/05 with John

GuyM - 2005 with jim

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/04 with Liam Mark

Belayed at start of upper groove ( after crux) due to rope drag and seconded that section. Tough crux
Urgles - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with Jack G

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/03

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2003 with Abi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/02 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 2001

ChrisJD - Lead - 27/Aug/00 with rc

Billg - Lead O/S - Aug/00 with Megan Beaumont

Hidden - 2nd - 2000

Tim M - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/99

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Aug/97 with Hugh

Hidden - 2nd - 1997

craig h - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/96 with Janet Hannah

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/96 with mark ryan

Gregory - Lead - Aug/96 with seb Kramer

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/95

mikej - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/95 with Nick Salmon

steve taylor - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/94

rob.grafton - 2nd - 26/Sep/93 with Bruce

Hidden - 1990

Neil R - 2nd - 30/Aug/87 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/87

andy gittins - 1987

Nigel Coe - 1987 with Gordon Jenkin

Mike Owen - 05/Aug/86 with Elaine Owen

shark - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/84 with Steve Aisthorpe

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 30/Aug/83 with Dave Abbey, Dave McCann

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

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