Heathen Man** 7b

Rockfax Description
Very good, if a little sharp on the finger tips. Start on the fallen slab, near the top of the steep path beneath the wall.
Move up to the stuck-on pancake of rock and move rightwards with difficulty to a line of sharp, shallow pockets. Continue up the overhanging wall to finish via a mono. © ROCKFAX

FA. Martin Crocker 8.5.88 08/May/1988

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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Great route. No sharper than anything else at Ansteys. Southern pansies :p
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Jemma Powell

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/15

rhoslynfrugtniet - Lead RP - 11/May/15 with dan dyson

R2B - Lead RP - 09/May/15 with Justin

2nd go with the benefit of Russ' beta.
kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2015 with Paul R

samjenner - 2015

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 30/Aug/14 with Patrick Hill, Ross Cooper

Patrick Hill - Lead RP - 30/Aug/14 with Laurence Everitt

La Mont - Lead RP - 17/Aug/14 with James Doc

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Aug/14

Did the new direct finish. Loved this route.
Wendy - Lead RP - 02/Aug/14 with Tom Ball

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 16/Apr/14 with paul

Hidden - 2014

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/13

Decent route, not nearly as good as empire. Found this the easiest of the 7b's at anstey's
dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 14/Sep/13 with Jonny P, Nathan, Dave Moir, Ben Harper

sharp and hard crux with a fun second half and tricky slab at the top
misterb - Lead dog - 08/Aug/13 with nick

Hard for 7b, in my opinion 7b+. Decent route once you've done everything on Empire Wall
Ramon Marin - Lead RP - 04/Aug/13 with adam brown

Didn't really enjoy this, the last section on the mono's was fun but most of the route is just painfully sharp.
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead RP - 09/Jul/13 with Ed

Bristoldave - Lead RP - 07/Jun/13 with dave

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 11/May/13

Got on this last week as it was the first time I have seen it dry this year.However one of the better holds below the last runner blew off into lots of pieces when i held it. Now a touch more sustained, great route for the boulderers out there!
jimbo999 - Mar/12

Marti999 - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11 with Mick Ward

tedj234 - Lead RP - 28/Aug/11 with davidliu

feilx - Lead RP - 20/Aug/11 with Matt Perks

Hard, bouldery, sharp, but somehow appealing! I loaned it some skin from my fingers. But I will be back.
jacobjlloyd - Lead dnf - 20/Aug/11 with Matt Perks

eddieclimb - Lead RP - 10/Jul/11 with Will

dmoir - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with Rosie Crossley

spicy fingery move, but just the one.
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Rosea

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Aug/10

A very different style of climbing to Empire but probably the same grade - while the lower section is much harder (though footwork easier for the tall) the moves above ease off very quickly. A good route.
Justin T - Lead RP - 20/May/10

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Southern Mark Smith - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

CraigMac1 - 2000

Davros the Psyched - Lead O/S - 2000

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/92 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Sep/91

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