Venom** E3 6a

Rockfax Description
The smooth groove gives a superb, technical bridging problem.
1) 6a, 15m. Stem up the groove via a desperate series of thin moves and exit left to the Leg Slip stance.
2) 5b, 25m. Climb up and pull through onto the wall above. This leads past a small roof to a rightwards traverse and easier ground. Belay below the top chimney of Nifl-Heim.
3) 5c, 15m. As for Pretzl Logic. © ROCKFAX

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2nd try
redjerry - Lead - 21/Jul/15 with Robert Duran

dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Mark Nicholson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15

P1 only. Oww my feeeeeeeeeet.
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Anna Gilyeat

Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Karen McIntyre, Niels Ernst-Williams

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/15

Lead pitch 2
Gambit - AltLd dog - 15/Nov/14 with Mark Leicester

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14

p1 keeves let the pitch of slip above it!
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Keeves

desperate :-( pulled on peg then finished up nifl heim
Stone Muppet - Lead dog - 26/May/13 with ah

Intended to do leg slip, but we didn't read the guidebook properly and did this instead. (It says leg slip takes the obvious groove left of first slip...we didn't read it to see that's the second pitch but they share the first pitch!) So I watched Brad struggle up the groove with us both thinking it was 5a. About half way up when he was making it look really hard I started to wonder if we'd made some mistake. He did it clean and when he was at the top I had a proper look at the guide to see he had done the venom groove. It's a brutal warm up on the calves, with one particularly hard move. When I joined Brad he was still thinking he'd just done the biggest sandbag 5a pitch ever till I told him! Decided we might as well finish the route off after we'd done the first pitch. We then went on to do cream and void as both of our first E4 leads. Such a good day!
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13 with brad reed

P1 only. Hard to read, had to hang a bit
Sardien - 2nd dog - 18/May/13 with Gwen Lancashire

Bt accident, thought it was the first pitch of Leg Slip. Thought this is hard for 5a, turned out it was 6a.
MikeLeeds - AltLd dnf - 05/May/13 with Kevin Bowser

fell off getting up to the peg, then YoYod it. Found it really hard to read... must practice this stuff more!
willoates - Lead RP - 26/Apr/13 with Dave Evans

Lead p1. Hard technical climbing but very well protected, just keep on trucking! P3 is also great! Well worth doing.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Owen Pearce, Robbie

Nick Biven - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Sep/12

I lead first pitch and bruce lead 2and third in one
Michael Allday - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/12

Bruce Houston - AltLd - Jun/12 with Mike

Hidden - 18/May/12

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Ed Booth

Awesome. Led pitch 1+2 together. Adam led p3
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Adam Booth

p1 only. Nails!
david morse - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Liam FLeming - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with stuart lade

Awesome climbing. short but hard and technical
Glyn - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Luke

Luke Brooks - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/11 with Glyn Hudson

Just first pitch, if the groove was a bit longer it would be a 3* classic, but still technical and 'pressy' as grooves get, awesome!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/11 with Matt Burdican

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

very gd route. lead first
barni - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with luke, long jon

Hidden - AltLd dog - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - Jun/10

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn

en7edh - 2nd - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Surprisingly good. Quality stemming. The finale to a very big day!
Rich Kirby - AltLd - 10/May/08 with Nige

nige - Lead - 10/May/08 with richard kirby

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2008 with Dave Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/07

IOAN D - Lead - 30/Apr/06 with gareth

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Jun/04

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

Ched - TR - 1997

GuyM - 1996

and richard parry
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/95 with richard parry, steve ward

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/94

second pitch only - in mistake for leg slip or first slip or whatever is around there
WB - AltLd O/S - 1994 with Guy

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 13/May/93 with Mike Boyle

tlr - Lead - 10/Apr/92 with Pom

Bob - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

keefe - Jul/89 with Johnny Adams

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 25/Jul/88

Hidden - Lead - Jul/87

sadams - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/87 with Guy Townsend

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 31/Jan/87 with Elaine Owen

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1987 with John Adams

steveboote - Lead - 1987

keefe - 15/Nov/86

steve taylor - AltLd - Jul/86 with Matt ????

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/86

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/May/86

John Marsland - 2nd - 02/Nov/85 with Dave Mould

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/85

Hammy - Lead - 12/Jun/85 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/85

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 25/Feb/85 with Nick MacFarlane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1985

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/84 with Sandy Doby

Pitch 1 only
Mark Kemball - Lead - 03/Mar/84 with Aamir Butt

Robmwatt - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/83

neilh - 2nd - 28/Jun/83 with simon webster

nigehughes - 2nd - Sep/82 with Nick Sharpe

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/82

Ian Jones - Lead β - 1982 with Neil Molnar

andy gittins - 1982

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/81 with Dave Whitlow

Chris led the first pitch. I did the hard move first try but injured a finger on it (tendon). There is a sustained section above the crux. Luckily the rest of the route is a breeze.
Andy Stephenson - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/80 with Chris Plant

led pitch 1 and 2
uphillnow - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 1980

steve L - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/77 with sharpie

petemeads - Lead - 1975

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