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Chimes of Freedom*** E2 5b

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[Above the void., 2 kb]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

Ticklists: Pembroke Rockfax Top 50, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Above the void. © Phill Mitch
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This climb is in 108 logbooks, and on 29 wishlists.

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

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

samsimpson - 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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/13

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with paul b

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

the juicy dangler - 2nd dog - 17/Sep/07 with rob greenwood

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

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

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
The Pylon King - 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

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 - 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

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Style of ascent

Lead54 of 108 (50.0%)
Followed41 of 108 (38.0%)
Alt Leads2 of 108 (1.9%)
Unknown11 of 108 (10.2%)

'Climbed'38 of 108 (35.2%)
clean O/S57 of 108 (52.8%)
clean β3 of 108 (2.8%)
clean rpt2 of 108 (1.9%)
dogged6 of 108 (5.6%)
dnf2 of 108 (1.9%)