Devonshire Cream*** E5 6a
[The Strong Austrian gets to grip with the British trad ethic..., 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
The eye-catching left arete of the wall is a stunning, but bold undertaking. Start beneath the arete on its right-hand side.
Pull onto a slab, then head through the overlaps prior to making a hard move to get established on the wall, and clip the first bolt at 8m. Fine but easier climbing remains passing one more bolt. A skyhook placement is possible before the hard move. © ROCKFAX

FA. Chris Nicholson 4.84 Apr/1984

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs.

Photo: The Strong Austrian gets to grip with the British trad ethic... © Justin T
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This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

First bolt pre clipped. First go after getting draws in. Easy and a tad exposed = Fun! No harder than Might and Main, soft 6c this way.
Ben Russell - Lead RP - 27/Aug/15 with JackMac

AlexD - TR RP - 10/Jun/15 with Vicky, Marti

pre-cliped first bolt
KDhruev - Lead RP - 12/May/15

First bolt pre-clipped. Rested at the bolts, took a few goes to get the first section dialled. Will be back for the redpoint.
Nathan Chrismas - Lead dog - 09/May/15 with Lucas, Justin Timms

Joedt - Lead RP - 04/Apr/15

Hidden - TR RP - 25/Mar/15

Hidden - TR RP - 17/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15

Hidden - TR dog - 10/Jan/15

dan gibson - Lead RP - 06/Aug/14 with michael porter

lewisrichardson - Lead RP - Aug/14 with dad

First bolt clipped with clip stick
5210Hill - Lead RP - 22/Jul/14

First bolt pre-clipped
Elaine Budden - Lead β - 13/Jun/14 with tom bunn

Really scary!
Charlotte Warner - Lead RP - 07/Jun/14 with Ellis Butler-Barker

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Rhoslyn Frugtniet

after trying to find the B**ls to onsite with a skyhook a few years back decided to do it the wobbly clip stick "sport climbing" (?)way... awesome route though!
Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/May/14

rhoslynfrugtniet - Lead - 28/May/14 with newberry

7a lead with 1st qd in
alice fuller - Lead - 25/May/14 with Will Hornby, Brian Hannon

with first bolt clipped!
Gav A - Lead RP - 01/Apr/14 with Alexis Perry

This feels bold for E5. The moves up to the bolt feel hard and insecure, the landing is bad. Glad I practiced the moves whilst being lowered on the 7a version
guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 12/Mar/14 with paul

Hannah Brading - 2nd RP - 09/Mar/14 with Cailean Harker

Been saving this for ages. A good Christmas Eve tick. Those that pre-clip the bolt are missing all the fun.
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with RusseyB

With pre placed sky-hook
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead RP - 09/Dec/13 with Nick

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jun/13

Ramon Marin - Lead RP - 05/May/13 with jerome mowat

1st bolt clipped so 6c? for me
misterb - Lead rpt - 31/Jan/13 with nick

Dan 85 - Lead RP - 27/Jan/13 with Ellis

did it the sports way, to early in the year to break a leg.
Marti999 - Lead β - 04/Jan/13 with Debbie, Alex Dennis

AlexD - 2nd dog - 04/Jan/13 with Debbie, Marti

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Sep/12

With mark, both ticked it, happy days.
adam cooper*super* - Lead RP - 30/Sep/12

First bolt pre-clipped.
chris j - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/12 with Ben Bradford

tom106 - Lead β - 27/Aug/12

TCCB - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

Flash, preclipped 1st bolt. So wreckless.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead β - 01/Jul/12 with Tom Newberry

sport 6c
Luke Dawson - Lead β - 31/May/12

gg4419 - Lead rpt - Apr/12

Cailean Harker - 2012

Hidden - 2012

This was hard,but managed all the moves in the end.Just now need to link them together
Popkids - TR dog - 18/Dec/11 with Kafoozalem

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 13/Nov/11 with Little Chris

With first bolt sadly.
Chris_barr - Lead RP - 10/Sep/11 with Theo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11

Had a quick probe for a minute, but decided to leave it for another time...
Ed Booth - Lead dnf - 29/May/11

2nd go. 7a version.
Kevster - Lead RP - 14/May/11

Tendon recovery
gg4419 - TR dog - May/11

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/10

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

did with first bolt clipped (F7a/+) as don't want to die. Nails move to flaky gaston and then not too bad. Conditions were too greasy for the send. Next time
eugeneth - Lead dog - 15/Aug/10 with Duncan C

Redpoint. Great! lovely flowing climbing on great rock!
sparkass - Lead RP - 07/Aug/10 with John Bent

Real nice climbing up the arete, felt really tired trying it so clipsticked first bolt andwas glad of it when i got up there. 7a.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 30/Jul/10 with Mikey G

Sweet moves, I love arete climbing! Cheeky heel manouvere was sweet on the crux... Bold E5, essentially a short f7a crux then fairly steady away
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/10 with alex mason

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - TR RP - 19/Feb/10

oh my god so out there!
ecowaller - Lead O/S - 2010 with bunny

1st bolt preclipped as I value my ankles/back... So I guess sport 7a for me rather than E5!
chris j - Lead RP - 09/Nov/09 with Jerome

Hidden - 2009

Awesome route - beautiful climbing - not as scary as it looks! Linked moves on top-rope second go then couple more runs for confidence then led with QDs in and my jacket spread out on the brambles as the first bit of gear...
Justin T - Lead RP - 15/Nov/08 with Crispin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead β - 2006

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tidy, James Ibbotson

CraigMac1 - TR - 2000

First bolt clipped
Simon cook - Lead RP - 2000

robyn1 - 1996

robyn1 - 1996

Old skool style for E5 tick: fell off before 1st bolt and belayer pulled me into the bush (now gone).
Davros the Psyched - Lead O/S - 1995

pmot - TR O/S - 1994

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/93 with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden

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

frank ramsay - Lead - 18/Aug/91

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
richiebongo, adam cooper*super*, Goonie, eugeneth, thomb, Dan Lane

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