Misery Goat** E2 5b
[Martin Slater near the top of Misery Goat, 2 kb]25m.

Rockfax Description
An impressive wall-climb that is endowed with good holds. Start below the upper end of a low, left-trending crack in the centre of the wall.
Climb steeply through the lower bulge via a horizontal crack at 3m to better holds on the wall above. Continue to a left-trending crack and take the wall above it rightwards to a peg. Trend left up the easier wall to the large break of The Smile and finish up the thin finger-cracks above (as for The Smile). © ROCKFAX

FA. Clarke Alston 23.8.87 23/Aug/1987

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Martin Slater near the top of Misery Goat © Rik
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This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

redjerry - TR O/S - 02/Sep/15 with Robert Duran

Following a pretty rubbish description, so no idea if I was on the right route! Whatever it was, amazing climbing (typical sharpnose) but I think harder than 5b, especially the start (which was bold too).
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/15 with Ed Booth

good as always on this crag
Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/15 with Adam Booth

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Harvey

papashango - 2nd β - 17/Jul/15 with PJ

robgixer - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15

pete johnson - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Conor Shepherd

Another sick route at sharpnose!
shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/15 with benkelsey

Warm down to escape tide, pleasant.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Another good route.
willackers - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Rob Napier

great lead by Ali as the tide raced in , exciting hanging belay above the sea
phil64 - 2nd O/S - 28/May/15 with Ali Taylor

Spearos - Lead dog - 25/May/15 with Riggo

ollie_e - Lead O/S - 09/May/15 with ro jones

red_rhodesha - 2nd - 09/May/15 with Ollie Elms

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/15

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/15 with James Oswald

ian bryant - 2015

winter hill1 - 2nd - 25/Nov/14

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 24/Nov/14 with Cath

ferdia - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Burton

burto - 2nd - 14/Sep/14 with ferdia

The crux is the start, and there are a few sustained sections, but plenty of rests. Well protected throughout, and a lovely rusty peg for historical interest.
1poundSOCKS - 2nd β - 03/Aug/14

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Mat Coburn

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Paul Black

Great climb, with a tough start
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with RusseyB

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

markalmack - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with james marjot

Couldn't get off the ground! No strength after a year off. Thankfully the tide was out so I could scramble back around to the top!
tash - 2nd dnf - 31/May/14

Popkids - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Kafoozalem

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with Colin

mike mo - 2014

jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13 with neil mcadie

Not a bad line. Start was still a bit wet. I thought the hardest move was coming out of 'The Smile' break and into the crack system, which gets 5a...
R2B - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Justin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

Justin T - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with Russ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13 with AlexD

AlexD - 2nd - 20/Sep/13 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/13

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Nico

Start much harder than the rest which has fab holds, finished in the rain but rock still bone dry. Really nice climb.
mike lawrence? - Lead - 27/Jun/13 with FatRob

very good
Dave Rumney - Lead - 25/May/13 with Tanya Milner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Jim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/12

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Pip, Rich

Graham Atkins - Lead - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Pippa - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Jim Brooke, Richard

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/12

Brian H - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Paul Newman

ellis - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Rich Cross

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Mick Ward

Hidden - TR - 24/Mar/12

pumped out my brain, good rest in the middle. lot of rope drag wit single rope
tim exley - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Tom Secombe

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 15/Sep/11

Better than Last Laugh
mark20 - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11

tough start if you prefer footholds to campusing!
CRiddiford - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11

Fran S8 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with john nightingale

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/11

Very damp start. One of those nice fluted holds snapped off (maybe more fragile when wet?) but managed to stay on.
Tim M - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with cheesesarnie

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Dad

chris j - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Ben Bradford

After bailing on the lead. Unbalanced route with a hard (esp. if greasy) start.
Jon_Warner - 2nd RP - 04/Jun/11 with Tom

Good route after Jon Sh@t me up nearly decking!
tskelhon - Lead β - 04/Jun/11 with John_Warner

Nice climbing but absolutely baltic in the wind!
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Jim Higgins

jameshiggins - 2nd O/S - 25/May/11 with Neil Adams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Fultonius - 2nd - 24/May/11

found the smile bit the hardest - climbed with emmy and rich
davesykes - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with emmy

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/11 with nick

Rory Shaw - 2011

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/10

feilx - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Heather

chris j - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Ben Bradford

Chris_barr - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

andysroom - 2nd dog - Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/07

Hidden - 2007

Mark Kemball - Lead rpt - 21/Dec/06 with Lee Bartrop

chris j - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/06 with Ben Bradford

Dave-Westlake - 2006

Mark Kemball - Lead - 06/Oct/04 with Lee Bartrop

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/98

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Lee_Meaden, Oddjob, Ian Jones

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