Might and Main** 6c+
[Cloudy day at Anstey's, 2 kb]21m.

Rockfax Description
The huge bow-shaped arete has lots of difficult moves punctuated with good rests. Start at the base of the arete.
Boulder-out the leaning arete to a ledge. Move left and climb the arete to a rest on the right. Move to the left of the arete again and make some long moves to another good rest. Continue up the arete before making a fingery move left to positive holds and a lower-off just above. © ROCKFAX


FA. Nick White, Bruce Woodley 1.6.89 01/Jun/1989

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Classic Anstey's.

Photo: Cloudy day at Anstey's © Morgan Woods
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 225 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

willsm11 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Chris Lancaster

ferdia - TR - 11/Aug/15 with Jack

Cracking route, one of my best 6's I've done cool runout as well. Not 6c+.
Ben Russell - Lead β - 04/Aug/15 with Friends and crowd., JackMac

This must be what trad climbing feels like...
JackMac - Lead RP - 04/Aug/15 with Ben Russell

Jumped for the block thinking it was a sinker!
JackMac - Lead dog - 28/Jul/15 with EllisButlerBarker

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/15

Not very good. And turned out to be a pretty fierce 'warm up'!
ferdia - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/15 with Joe, Russell, Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15

AlexD - Lead β - 09/Jun/15 with Vicky, Marti

Marti999 - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/15 with Vic, Alex Dennis

henry.jeffreys - Lead β - 06/Jun/15 with Raymond Linklater

raymondlinklater - Lead dog - 06/Jun/15 with Henry Jeffreys

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

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/15

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 12/May/15 with Elaine Budden

Staying left of the arrete at 2nd bolt is pretty hard, but going right via jugs looked like cheating
climbomaniac - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/15

Runout
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Andy Moles, Ferdia

innes - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/15 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/15

tobydunford - Lead RP - 08/Feb/15 with Tomar

shark - Lead rpt - 07/Feb/15

Rory Bascombe - Lead β - Dec/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Sep/14

Stupid bolting, unenjoyable throughout. Note to self: avoid and go have some actual fun elsewhere.
chrisdevon - 2nd dnf - 29/Sep/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/14

TomJ - Lead RP - 06/Sep/14 with John, Chris, derico

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14

jonleighton - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/14

need to lead it now
alice fuller - TR β - 24/Aug/14

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14 with Sion Fletcher-Rees

patus1111 - TR RP - 17/Aug/14

Took a good fall on Flash trying to find good holds following crux at third bolt and easing of angle. Felt crap all the way up, think my head cold seriously affected my performance. Felt like a good route although does feel adventurous due to runouts.
andyman666999 - Lead dog - 08/Aug/14 with Owen Davies

Bloody enjoyable, even with plenty of rests!
Sandy Matt - TR dog - 22/Jul/14 with Jon

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Ben Lansbury

Luuuuuke - Lead β - 23/Apr/14 with conner, Si

Scarily run out section adds to the enjoyment of the climb, great once you get the moves
Will Mortimer - Lead - 12/Apr/14 with Chris Joyce

Tim W - Lead dog - 12/Apr/14 with Sarah Black, Paul Black

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Apr/14

will909 - Lead β - 14/Mar/14

Paul Robertson - TR dog - 12/Mar/14 with Guy Percival

Lots of hard moves with plenty of good rests. Quite tough for the grade
guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14 with paul

chris j - Lead rpt - Mar/14

lawsy_boy1 - Lead RP - 2014

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/13

Hidden - TR rpt - 14/Oct/13

far too hard, i got past the first hard bit then got halfway through the second hard bit but ran out of steam.
arandall - 2nd dnf - 14/Oct/13 with remus knowles

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/13

dbrooks - Lead RP - 26/Sep/13 with Dave

Charlotte Warner - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Ellis Butler-Barker

bit of a stiff warmup flash pumped
nath_casper - Lead dog - 14/Sep/13 with dan

fell off above 3rd bolt on rp attempt
dbrooks - Lead dog - 08/Sep/13

chakrit - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

emily_allen - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

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

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 11/Aug/13 with Rob Russell

Daniel - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Andrea Somaschini

3 Names - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/13 with Ed Bulman

3 Names - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Ed Bulman

Gus - Lead - 02/Aug/13

A good trad route
peteharrison06 - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Very good route but if you fell off whilst clipping the bolt after the run out I'm pretty sure you'd hit the deck.
DDDD - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Sham

Best F6 I've done so far! So cool, love the big run-out too.
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Charlotte Warner

Took me a couple of goes to get this. A classic at the great with lovely arete climbing.
R2B - Lead RP - 01/Jul/13 with Ian B, Charlotte

alek - Lead β - 09/Jun/13 with Laurence Everitt

Ross.Cooper - Lead RP - 09/Jun/13 with Laurence Everitt

quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Jerome

dmoir - Lead RP - 07/Jun/13 with Dave Rad

Laurence Everitt - Lead β - 29/May/13 with Jay Kay

nice pumpy warmup
brices - Lead β - 29/May/13 with Jim Pope, Gav

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/13

Claudia Harvey - Lead - 26/May/13 with Rachel Keys

ambrooker - TR dog - 25/May/13 with Zappa, Tom

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with zappa, Alice

Used as warm up so lead with rests then TR clean, seems pretty run out and felt hard for grade.
J1_TOV - TR β - 22/May/13

Marky B - Lead O/S - 03/May/13 with hannah phillips

shoulders - TR - 27/Apr/13 with mikeshewring, mart, andy sharp

mikeshewring - Lead RP - 27/Apr/13

Far too run out to be leading with current ankle/foot injuries. Try seconding to the top first...
JackMac - Lead dnf - 02/Mar/13 with Dave

Hidden - Lead β - Mar/13

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2013 with Colin

tom106 - Lead rpt - 27/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Aug/12

theotherpetehill - Lead dog - 24/Aug/12 with Michelle

TCCB - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/12

tom106 - Lead β - 15/Jul/12 with tom, mikey, si.

felt harder today than last time!
rustaldo - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/12 with Jordon Fleming

mikeshewring - Lead dog - 01/Jul/12

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with James Connolly, Rob Tyler, Pete Abernethy

Tom Seccombe - Lead β - 21/May/12 with Dale, Tarn, Will, Matt Parkinson

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Apr/12

Rob Pitt - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/12 with Nick Saunders, Nick Arding

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Philippa Arding - TR - 06/Apr/12 with helen pitt

hepitt - TR - Apr/12 with Nick Saunders, Phillipa Arding

Elaine Budden - Lead β - Apr/12

Felt really hard today, surely its 7a if you stick to the left side of arete without sneaking of right too much?
robbie Warke - Lead β - 16/Mar/12 with Jamie Langler

Cailean Harker - 2012

Never even been on this before having been down ansteys a guzillion times..
adam cooper*super* - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Si Downing

a smashing route!
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11 with Pete

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/11 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11

Gav A - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with Tom Harvey

Compo - Lead RP - 23/Sep/11 with Kaveh

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Sep/11

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Ollie Benzie, James Marshall

James Marshall - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11 with ollie

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/11

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Pete Polish

Not a great line, but the high first bolt gives it enough interest to make it worthwhile. That, and being belayed on a half rope by a well-meaning italian who didn't understand that the manual locking design of my belay plate meant he had to keep his hands on it...
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Davide

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Aug/11

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

lojant - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/11 with Pawel Gregorczyk

Nice moves but the route doesn't really flow. The start is pretty bold. The run out section higher up doesn't really matter as you are on very easy ground. No way 6c+.
felixthelion - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/11 with Dan craig

lojant - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/11 with Pawel Gregorczyk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/11

alaan - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11

drysori - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Excellent
tedj234 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Kate

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Jul/11

Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Ben West

highrepute - Lead β - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jul/11

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

Pippa - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jun/11

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/May/11

Adam Booth - Lead RP - 28/May/11 with Ed Booth

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/11

Glyn - Lead O/S - 23/May/11 with Amy

mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

Ciro - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/11

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Rosea

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/11 with andre hedger

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Feb/11

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/10

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/10 with michael porter

ian caton - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/10 with Abi

gg4419 - TR RP - Sep/10

gg4419 - Lead RP - Sep/10

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - TR rpt - 23/Aug/10

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10

derico - Lead β - 03/Aug/10 with Dave J

Great moves, better rests, wanky bolting.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/10 with Mikey G

Tricky little number. Hard sections interrupted with complete rests, but theyre really good bouldery moves
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/10 with alex mason

Fun
Richard Hall - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with James Marshall

raku - Lead RP - 12/Jul/10 with Claudia Hildebrandt, Beata Rakowska

sparkass - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Jun/10

tom169 - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Jack

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/May/10

Hidden - Lead β - 03/May/10

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - Apr/10

With darren
colesy - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Garrouli - Lead β - 2010 with Mark

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/09

Brilliant route....worth 3 stars.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Iain, George

georgel - Lead RP - 30/Aug/09 with iain, morgan

J_Clark - 29/Aug/09

natalietanzer - Lead RP - 28/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/09

bit run out without any real need. Hardest climbing is straight off the deck though.
Jeff25 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Anwen

Jillybean - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Sam

Scary, and very close to coming off!
Jon_Warner - Lead β - 07/Jul/09 with Tom

Billg - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with James Kauntze

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Jun/09

Hidden - TR - 31/May/09

Great fun dangling about!
graham knott - TR dnf - 17/May/09 with Phil Webber

Blew the onsight a couple of weeks ago at the second bolt - came back to finish the job. Bit bold between 3rd & 4th bolts and the rock is loose there in places...
Justin T - Lead RP - 16/May/09 with Crispin

got clean on second attempt after dialling when to stay on the left and when to slink off to the right
w.pettet-smith - Lead - May/09 with josh

jld579 - Lead RP - 2009

Hidden - 2009

tommytwotone - 2nd RP - 27/Dec/08

shark - Lead β - 27/Dec/08 with Toby Dunn

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Sep/08

Damnit Damnit Damit. Got the fear, embarassingly.
Paz - Lead dog - 21/Sep/08 with AB, MT, EB

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/08

Matt Bennett - Lead RP - 05/Jul/08

Steve Bell - Jul/08 with Brian Hannon

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

hippo99 - Lead O/S - May/08 with roby rudolf, tom newberry, si

Docent - Lead β - 20/Oct/07 with wojt

richardr - Lead RP - Sep/07

Had been rained out of Sharpnose earlier in the day.
Jon Read - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/07 with John Wilson

Hidden - Lead - 2007

sebrider - Lead O/S - 2007 with Roby Rudolf

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Shane Donnelly

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Paz - Lead RP - 2003 with BM

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 2003

serby - Lead - 01/Apr/00

Davros the Psyched - Lead O/S - 2000

Simon cook - Lead O/S - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 07/May/96 with jon

robyn1 - 1996

robyn1 - 1996

was given E46a
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/93 with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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