Sealhunt*** E1 5b

Rockfax Description
This excellent climb for those who have just enjoyed Heart of Darkness. Follow Heart of Darkness to the traverse line then climb up until it is possible to move left into the bottomless corner above the big roof. Climb the exposed corner to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. R.Burns 4.76 Apr/1976

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This climb is in 140 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Continually absorbing climbing. The foot holds are always there if you look long enough. Diverted into this when we found a party on HoD/New Morning so I fortunately had two enormous cams to place in the break to protect the first moves upwards.
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Luke Maggs

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Paul Tanton

Harder for the vertically challenged and a little bold above the polished breaks.
Ian Jones - 30/Jul/15 with Dan Moore (DCD)

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/15

sparbus - 2nd - 16/Jul/15 with mike b

brilliant! steep juggy climbing, sunshine and crashing waves
Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Tom Rainbow

james1978 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/15 with pam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/15

Nice climbing, fairly soft for E1 with a massive ledge to rest on before you do the crux.
climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 24/May/15 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Mike Hayes

darcan - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with nick

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Darcan

This is such a good route. Quite easy for the grade
PaulTanton - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/15 with Dennis Gleeson

gurumed - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with gjd

gjd - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/14 with Gurumed

Excellent. Looks harder than it is when you make the moves away from gear but holds always appear.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Dave M

The hardest E1 I've done in some time. Not obvious where to go at all and requires faith in whats above. Great moves, well worth top50 for me.
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/14 with Ellie Fuller

Amazing climbing, but hard E1!
Ella7 - 2nd dog - 11/Sep/14 with Jim Hulbert

rd20 - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/14 with Patrick

3 Names - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Patrick Goodwin

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Sumee

I wimped out traverse was a little intimidating
louby - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with Chris Burn

Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Nick Donohue

Tim M - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/14 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 16/Aug/14 with cheesesarnie

nickdonohue - Lead - 16/Aug/14 with Ian Riddell

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with rob p

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

Tim W - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Cat, Matthew Thomson

arthur_de_briton - 2nd - 04/May/14 with tim wilkinson, cat mckenna

Blind and bold - tricky.
Olli-C - 2nd O/S - 02/May/14 with chi

steve.warrington - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Nik Goile

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Tim Sparrow - 2014

Really good route...went straight up from start and then left under roof instead of traversing left along heart of darkness first - I think it makes a better route
Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Tony Payne

In the fog/rain. Felt hard for E1
lukehodson - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Al Benson

al99 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Luke Hodson

John Nuttall - 2nd - 02/Sep/13 with Jon

ian caton - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/13 with Abi

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Ian

Backed out of leading this, felt tired and lost confidence. Not sure what it was like, too tired to notice!
Lessworkmoreclimbing - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Kev

Harri777 - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Megan Beaumont

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Ted

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Rob Adie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13

Alice Thompson - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Dan Gibson

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

Phill Mitch - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with mick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

Excellent fun.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 30/May/13 with D.Campbell

Tricky for sure!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 30/May/13 with Ollie B

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with pep

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 03/Apr/13 with Viv

adie84 - 2013

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/12 with Gareth Greeves

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

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12

Nice climbing. Had cold hands as it was in the shade
PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Dave Taylor

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

Best E1 ever so nice and much variety of techniques and holds
dj hannaford - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with adam bevan

simonp - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Adam Bevan

John Lewis - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/12 with Barra

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/May/12

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Charles Moreton

Faffed around for ages at the crux
cem - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Didn't fancy leading this. Too many days of Pembroke climbing with no rest day...
annetweddell - 2nd - 02/Sep/11 with Jeff

Excellent weather, great route. A "retro onsight?", I last did this route in Aug 2001. Some tough moves to get established in the groove from the arete. Delightful climbing up the groove, brillant golden rock in the afternnon sun.
Pete Nugent - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/11 with Nigel Lyle (LMC), Richard Toon

Graham Iles - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Neil Stabbs

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Jim

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/11

lead sometime in 80/90s
Gregory - 2nd - 17/Aug/11 with cockers

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/11

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

Rory Shaw - 2011

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/10 with Paul D

Oliver Sherman - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Deniz Sumengen

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

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Graeme H

Sensationally good!! felt confident and climbed it well, so it felt easy enough to relax for full enjoyment :D
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Rob

Proper classy and adventurous. Some pretty hard sections are short lived and faith in the grade pays dividends as the holds keep getting discovered on lower half. Upper section is a delight!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/10

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

irish paul - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Sarah Joyce

Leelogs - 2nd - 10/Oct/09 with Chris

just one more - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with tim b

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09

Jamie Goodwin - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09

mynyddresident - AltLd - 2009

rockfax description is a little confusing. You actually follow the traverse for 3 mts before going straight up.
Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/08

gjd - 2nd - 27/Sep/08 with Ronnie

the juicy dangler - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/08 with rob greenwood

Tim M - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 31/Aug/08 with cheesesarnie

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2008 with A. Howarth

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/07

Marti999 - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Rich White

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

janegallwey - 2nd - 2007

Excellent, different character to most of the routes encountered in the week. A couple of quite thin moves, and then relatively easy climbing to finish. The moves away from the traverse of HoD felt very committing.
drysori - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with JenW

a_radiohead_fan - Aug/06

hidden hold around arete..
david morse - Lead dog - Aug/06 with rampant

Bern - 2006

shoulders - Lead - 07/Aug/05 with dai

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/05

Brown - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/05

Neil Ireson - Lead - Aug/05 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

NeilGriffiths - 2004 with sean and hayley

belay bunny turned bad - 2004

DavidR - Lead dog - 17/Aug/03 with Will

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2003 with garry

Hidden - Lead - 2003

bullybones - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/01

A commiting climb. I found getting inti the corner hard.
Rock Fairy - 2nd - Sep/01 with david

Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - Aug/01 with Simon Harry

Hidden - Lead - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/00

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

Hidden - Lead - 2000

dickypips - Lead O/S - 1999

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/98 with Louise Pellett

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 29/Aug/98 with Sam Dew, Simon Witcher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/98

chris sm - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/97 with Dom Goodridge

Hidden - 1997

michael burrows - 2nd - 18/Aug/96 with mark ryan

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/95

mikej - Lead - 18/Aug/95 with Nick Salmon

rob.grafton - Lead - 26/Sep/93 with Bruce

andy gittins - 1987

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