Manikins of Horror*** E3 6a

Rockfax Description
37m. One of the best pitches on the crag with good sustained technical climbing and with generally excellent protection.
Begin just right of the ground level tree. Move up to a break and go left to a litte corner with a peg above. From the peg move delicately left around the shallow rib to a slab beneath a slim crack. Follow the lovely crack past pegs to a horizontal break. Move left and climb to the top past a tree. © ROCKFAX

FA. Stuart Cathcart, Gerald Swindley 29.5.76 29/May/1976

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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/15

Awesome route. Mountain clag and spitting with rain - made the top licheny slab interesting!
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Rob Ierson, Ed Booth

Cool route. Hot aches, numb fingers and drizzly weather, not ideal.
Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Adam Booth

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/13

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

Rested at a couple of sections, technical rather than very physical.
eduardo - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/13 with Misha

A great route, varied and sustained, with generally good gear. The initial traverse left was tricky and mildly bold. Hung around for ages below the last hard sequence on the crack section as couldn't see an easy way of doing it. It was a half rest at best so was slowly getting more pumped... In the end decided to go for it and with a crafty knee bar it turned out to be fine. A couple of hard sequences after the crack maintained the interest. I'd say solid E3 but bottom end 6a.
Misha - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Ed

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Niall Grimes

metal arms - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

luke384 - 2nd dog - 20/Jun/12

good pitch, tons of fixed gear.
spidey - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with luke clarke

Didn't really think it deserved ***, or 6a, but it's a decent route.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

switch - 2nd rpt - 21/Aug/11 with Chris

dissapointing route - wandering with unbalanced climbing
Billg - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Will Calvert

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with John Orr

phil64 - AltLd - Aug/10

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Graham Charman

Graham C - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Marti

Hidden - 20/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - Aug/09

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Andy S

sat on gear at crack. Boo.
NeilGriffiths - 20/Sep/08 with Dave Garry

Brown - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Henry

mux - 2008

Hidden - Lead dog - 2008

Chubbard - Lead dog - 17/Jun/07 with C Godfrey

feilx - 2nd - 04/Nov/06 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Felix Coxwell

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Jul/05 with Hugh

Roget - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/95 with jon

Roget - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/94 with colin, baccy

Nick Biven - Lead - 07/Jul/92 with John Pollard

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/91

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/86

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

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Total votes cast 72
hard E40 of 26
E40 of 26
easy E40 of 26
hard E30 of 26
E39 of 26
easy E311 of 26
hard E26 of 26
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6b0 of 26
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6a0 of 26
easy 6a6 of 26
hard 5c18 of 26
5c2 of 26
easy 5c0 of 26
3 Stars13 of 20
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