Black Bastard*** E2 5c
[Black Bastard, E2 5c, 3 kb]30m.

Rockfax Description
30m. The best route on the wall with lots of fine climbing on good rock. Climb to a low peg and move directly up to a thin crack system. Excellent technical climbing up this gains a break. Follow the wall above, past a peg, to the broken band of rock. Head directly up this to below a white-stained crack and then step right to below another crack. Step up to reach the crack and the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. Doug Kerr, P.Stacey 1.6.87 01/Jun/1987

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List.

Photo: Black Bastard, E2 5c © caradoc
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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

ned_85 - Lead - 06/Sep/15 with Damien Baxter

Not sure I would class the rock as "good" throughout the route. Nice moves through the crack and bulge at half height but the rest was spoilt by the loose rock on every horizontal break. Steady at the grade despite the height
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Seb Boulton Oliver

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/14 with Smithy

benw681 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14

Andrew171 - TR O/S - 24/Aug/14 with gemma smallman

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Aug/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Aug/13

Had been wanting to get on the Black Wall for a while. A good route, though dirty in places to remind you where you are! Tricky but well protected 5c crux, much of the rest is 5b but always in balance so not pumpy. Deserves 2 starts but not 3.
Misha - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Ed, Mark

eduardo - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with Misha

great route but nearly went off route at top where its loose and flakey.crux felt very hard for the grade!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with ross garfoot

Tala M - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Mike Brookes

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/12

Some worthwhile moves in the middle. Obvious direct top out is loose and dusty. Best sticking to original line in the guide book for the finish. Rather generously given 3 star in the RF guide.
Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Mike Hayes

Some good climbing but one star at most
Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with SP

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/12 with Debbie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Would have enjoyed a lot more had I not been massively hungover
thetradlad - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Jack Brougham

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/11

Felt harder and more scary than Black Wall Direct.
Oli - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Dave Johnson

Maria Bechaalani - TR - Aug/11 with dylan burgess

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2011 with Andy S

liam 22 - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10

sadams - Lead - 24/Jul/10 with Eric Hildrew

Sam W - Lead - 03/Jul/10 with Tom Bide

Seymore Butt - 2010

barni - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/09 with luke, Liam fleming

cem - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Mark O'Neill

tmawer - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/09 with chris king

Hidden - Lead - Sep/09

The best line in the quarry, balance is key!!
jimbonfire - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/09

spidey - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

metal arms - Lead dog - Aug/09

First E2 lead!
Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Ian

ian caton - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Abi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09

feilx - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Heather

Hidden - 2009

fennerz - Lead RP - 23/Dec/08 with anguskille

abrom - 2nd O/S - 23/Dec/08 with Tom Fenwick

Harder than black wall direct, probably better.
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/08 with Anguskille

Hidden - Lead - Nov/08

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/08

willson - 2nd - 24/Oct/08 with John Norman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/08

SaraKaikk - 2nd - 16/Sep/08 with James Rushforth

pretty hard crux actually, harder than black wall direct
anguskille - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Tom Fenwick

Coel Hellier - Lead - 24/Aug/08

excelent, only 5c section threw the crack past the thread on black wall rest sustained 5b.
Dale - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with dave

It started raining half way up and things got a little bit spicy . . . the top out was a little interseting!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/07

Chubbard - 2nd - 18/Jul/07 with C Godfrey

Hidden - Lead - Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/06

a_radiohead_fan - Sep/06

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

John Marsland - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Allen Newby

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Hugh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/06

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/05 with Rod

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 21/Nov/98 with Martin Crocker

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/98

plain kitten - Lead - 1998

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/94 with jon

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/92 with Rich Whitwell

Hidden - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/89

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Tom.Priestley, marclloyd77, deklan, mhawk, Owen W-G, samwisethebrave2, scouser666

Total votes cast 76
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