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[barn owl  crack, 3 kb]Climb up to the base of the wide crack via a short 3m wall. Follow the wide crack to the top, which turns out not to be the grim struggle that it appears to be from below. © ROCKFAX
FA. T.Patey 1960

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Photo: barn owl crack © tommo 73
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 337 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Chris dyer - Lead β - 13/Apr/14 with Owen Tomlinson, Jodie pointer, chris ayles

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14

swmackey - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Sarah Winder

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

Chris dyer - TR O/S - 15/Mar/14

LJC - 2nd - 08/Dec/13 with Theo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/13

Lyndsay Superclimber - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/13 with Ryan

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/13

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with Samantha Roach

A rather polished climb but exciting!
SamanthaRoach12 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Steve Woollard

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/13

Got to the first ledge. Very polished backed-off, large holds but did not trust them. Abbed off.
monkeytennis - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/13

John Sheehan - 2nd - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Aug/13

Tomasz Kawka - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Chris Ridgers

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/13

Stuck in the gully, scared myself to death!
Footiemadhannah - Lead - 22/Aug/13 with Leon Troake

Chris dyer - TR β - 02/Aug/13 with Jack Hunter, Josh sims

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with james

With Wendy
pash - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Matt Amos - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/13

ferdia - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Hertha

Matt Amos - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/13

Jen Mason - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Julia

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/13

Skip - 2nd rpt - 31/May/13 with argyle_dude

argyle_dude - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

Seriously polished route!
jonnyblindsign - 2nd O/S - 30/May/13 with oldbastard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/13

Chris dyer - TR β - 26/May/13 with chris ayles, Oli Foxlow

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/May/13

EllieWoods - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with Jono

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/13

jhobbs - TR O/S - 06/May/13

Chris dyer - 2nd β - 06/May/13 with Ant, Lauren Davies

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Enjoyable airy step to finish left.
leonr23 - Lead - May/13

Quite a bit of polished, the harder VS that heads of left looks more inviting, but fun.
Kate Edhouse - Lead - May/13 with Alex Dunhill

slippy, belayd at tree too early, nice tho
Rassapotimus - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with glen

martin clarke - 2nd rpt - 30/Apr/13 with nick andrews, john frost

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/13

Good climb
Willbur - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with John Pochribniak

A tad polished.
Skip - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with A Walker

A Walker - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Skip

Eike - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Chawn Harlow

horrible,polished my first climb at chudleigh nearly put me off doing any other routes,glad i did though as others wern't as bad
whiteexplorer - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Pete

Chaman - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/13 with Alex H

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/13

Jamiet297 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Ian, Stuart Fox

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/13

Lead P1 & P2.
OllieF - AltLd rpt - 14/Mar/13 with chris bates

Nick Biven - 2013

Grabtheslab - 2013

Hidden - 2013

andrewmcleod - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12

Thunderthighsontheloose - Lead - 19/Oct/12 with Mike Hayes

could of been nasty....
wolverine - 2nd - 19/Oct/12 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Very enjoyable
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/12 with Vienna, Ian M, Goss

all holds leading from ledge polished
Mule.88 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Owen

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

Log dog - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with dan tanner

jackdobson1994 - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Ollie Footitt

Led at dusk, Nicky second in dark with head torch.
MarcT - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Nicky Mott

In the dark using head torch. Small nut protection only on first moves from the ledge. Polished at the bottom.
nmott - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Marc Thorp

Adamcommando - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Chris dyer - TR β - 27/Jul/12 with Sam Hackney

phil456 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Martin S

This was the first ever rock climb I did outdoors back in 2010! But I did not complete it! But when I went back to it in 2012 I completed it in one go!
Chris dyer - TR β - 17/Jul/12 with Luke Horne

Lots of wide bridging to avoid getting too involved with the chimney,crack
Babika - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with Ian Shore

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12

Marktrin - 2nd - 27/Jun/12 with Chaman

Chaman - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Kiernan, Mark G

Katie Comer - Lead - 03/Jun/12 with Dan Cox

steveprice.exmouth - 2nd - 29/May/12 with Sarah Welsh

Sarah Welsh - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with Stuart Fox, Steve Price

good route with lots of gear but very polished
dc88104 - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with Bekx Hancock

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12

Lyndsay Superclimber - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Mark S

jack243 - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Rob H

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Apr/12

J.Hine - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/12

So Polished
bazthomas - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/12 with Tom Crouch

TommyC - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Baz

MBano - 2nd - 28/Mar/12

hamishclimb - TR - 27/Mar/12

climbhannahclimb - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Iain Adams

thomb - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with Jess

Great route but very polished
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12

Got stuck in the crack, facing wrong way and descent looked dodgy as little gear by then. Lots of swearing got me to the top
Pegleg - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Paul Jackson

ClimberTony - TR O/S - 01/Mar/12

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Johnathan Bennet

Nice climb, polished, glad i didn't lead it!
Alex Parker - 2nd - 19/Feb/12 with laura parker

Polished start but lovely climb.
Laura Parker - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Alex Parker

Sooo polished! Takes smaller geat than you would think from below!
andy_pemberton - Lead - 16/Feb/12 with Katie Ball, Steve Gibson

JRSB1991 - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 28/Jan/12 with Chris

A tough first outdoor lead climb, rather heavily polished at lower third. Enjoyable, but worked far to deeply into the crack which slowed progress.
Dan1898 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Steve Price

Marktrin - 2nd - 07/Jan/12 with Dr Steve

Lead from the ledge above normal start after jack gave up
OllieF - Lead O/S - 2012

nice climb with good gear
derryclimbs - Lead O/S - 2012

NaCl - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

pete87abs - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Vicky barns

roryferris - Lead O/S - Nov/11

robbieguk - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with Ashleigh Edwards

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Rob Gardner

bazthomas - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/11 with Steve Price

rob_l89 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11

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

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/11

fi15 - 2nd - Aug/11

abicampbell - Lead - 19/Jul/11

jslater1445 - AltLd O/S - Jul/11 with Nick Arrandale

saet1a - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

pedro.silva - TR O/S - 30/May/11 with Caz, Hugo and Ana

Alpinehero - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

thie climb is getting very polished in places
Dawlish - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Son Aaron

OKish climb, nothing special. polished.
Aaron Phillips - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11 with my dad

Nexonen - 21/May/11 with Gideon

gidmord - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Andy

gjh - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

BelayBunney - Lead rpt - 13/May/11 with Adam

BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 11/May/11 with Catherine

petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 11/May/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/May/11

hairy51 - 2nd β - 23/Apr/11 with Ben Axford

Did as a multi pitch with a novice. Good holds there if you look for them, but massively polished!
Chris Perry - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

nickledlie - Lead - 14/Apr/11

John Southworth - Solo - 14/Apr/11

AJH - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/11 with Rebecca

Eike - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Tom Emery

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/11

abicampbell - TR O/S - Apr/11

Done possibly offline.
Marktrin - 2nd - 30/Mar/11 with Rupert

Was going to do Ash Tree Buttress after but ran out of time. Getting off the top was a bit tricky, ended up going left (from direction of topping out) on a sort-of path. Good climb but a bit sketchy at points! Glad I didn't lead it
col3 - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Paul

An enjoyable climb, ran out of gear towards the end! Well protected, would be very scary if not!
Paul1 - Lead - 26/Mar/11 with Nicole

Alex.B.B - TR O/S - 20/Mar/11

Neil Rigiani - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Julia Wherrell

pielander - 2nd - 17/Mar/11 with rad

rpt still fun tho
minexplorer - Lead - 17/Mar/11

richardadventurecafe - 2nd - 13/Mar/11 with Neil Sperrings

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/11

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

JenDurden - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/11 with Lucy Emery

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/11

TommityP - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/11 with merriottmm

dale1968 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/11 with Tom

dmaldonado - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Harry Whitby

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jan/11

Toms first outdoor roped climb. I lead it first and brushed the snow off most of the holds, but when Tom seconded up the snow started falling thick and fast, making it an interesting first second for him! no epics in the end, just good fun climbing. Also did a bit of bouldering underneath Saturn 5/major tom.
cripper - Lead β - 17/Dec/10 with Tom

Headtorch climbing in the dark and freezing cold, but still a nice climb. having the bag on made it a bit more fun still!
cripper - 2nd β - 29/Nov/10 with Ben

Hidden - Lead - 27/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Nov/10

Last climb, a bit pumped and tweaked shoulder on one of the moves, a bit nerve-racking on the polished step-out move as well, but all round pretty good fun as well :)
cripper - Solo β - 27/Oct/10

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 05/Oct/10 with Haven Banks

broc - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Sarah

BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Catherine

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/10

dellboy - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Dan Eastman

Filthy - Lead - 24/Aug/10 with James Dell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/10

francois - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/10 with Mike K, Lizzie

Lee Merry - Lead β - 28/Jul/10

Good lead Lee
DCIGadget - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/10 with Lee Merry

This is the first time I ever tried this climb.. I couldn't get over the second ledge
Chris dyer - TR dnf - 20/Jun/10 with Jamie borrowdale, Heidi Thieman, Alex Jarvis, Sam Hackney, Emily Thompson

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/10

AJH - 05/Jun/10 with Rob

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/10

My first ever lead!
cripper - Lead - 04/Jun/10 with Ben

Ben Sherriff - 30/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

grant bailed at foot of crack.i led the crack without side stepping halfway.great moves despite the polish.carried on up center of a slab and short wall to belay from a bush which made for a longer climb.great highly recommend.
minexplorer - AltLd - 11/May/10 with grant newcombe

again slippey, allot harder than the hvd grade that is suggested for it, sun was shinning tho.
Paragonthewise - 2nd - 10/May/10 with mineexplorer

Stephen kingston - TR - 24/Apr/10 with Ade Lane

Ade Lane - TR - 24/Apr/10 with Stephen Kingston

RandomHero - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/10

tomwheeler - AltLd - 16/Mar/10 with Andy Wheeler, Jerome Innocent, Perm

Ostlerm00 - Lead O/S - 2010

jmhood - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/09

slippery at bottom, but OK. First climb at Chudleigh.
dereke12000 - TR - 12/Dec/09 with Rich

Matt02003 - Lead O/S - Oct/09

Danny_boulders - Sep/09

Dizz - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Yvonne

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/09

tk1991 - 2nd - Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/09

DCIGadget - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Alex Hartley

Richard Morgan - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with rh5980

rh5980 - 2nd - 22/Jun/09 with Richard Morgan

tom169 - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

JonHarvey - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with James Langridge

langar27 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with jon harvey

BruceW - Lead O/S - 04/May/09 with Becca

no guide book, looked a nice line, was a nice line. don't get stuck in the crack like my brother! it's all about the bridge. joe got scard where you have to step out right to avoid the crows/bees nest.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - May/09 with joe my bro pettet smith

First proper climb outdoors!
nedlin - TR dog - 28/Apr/09 with Mark Chatwin, Pudding, Paul Milsom

approximate date
raku - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Beata Rakowska

luke46 - Lead - Apr/09

night climb
bsavage - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09 with Giles Savage

Nice climb. In the sun! Extremely polished... but what isn't around that area?
northnorthnorth - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/09 with Giles

JBrammer - 2nd - 19/Mar/09 with G. Malkin

suunto12 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/09 with ben savage

Grant - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/09 with Matt Corr

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/09

thomb - AltLd - Feb/09 with Stuart

Hidden - Lead - 2009

adam cooper*super* - Lead O/S - 2009 with jack folland

Jack_F - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Great route but definately felt harder than Salome and Tar Baby which are a grade harder
henbot - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/08 with Matt Ryder

Hidden - Lead - Dec/08

Reeges - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Bernie Jutson

Spanglepants - 2nd O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Reeges

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/08

Jenba* - 2nd - Sep/08 with Jayne Bulbeck and Adam Hunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/May/08

Steerpike - 2nd rpt - 22/May/08 with Huw

Phil79 - Lead O/S - May/08 with Baz

misterb - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/08 with dave

RobSteere - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Carmen and Tia

Robfromcornwall - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08 with Shep

Suntrap.
Shepsi - 2nd - 21/Mar/08 with Rob Clement

Hidden - TR - 20/Mar/08

MH123 - Lead - 28/Feb/08 with Jack Folland

wildbill - Lead rpt - Feb/08 with Faith Cook

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08

dewrats - Lead O/S - 2008 with Oli Boyes , Dave Searle, Chris Barr

ijd201 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - TR - 2008

jamessandels - 2nd - 2008 with Chris Sandels

Polish makes start interesting
rh5980 - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/07 with Dave Horton

wayneking1986 - Lead - Oct/07

richardr - Solo - Sep/07

sharmawho? - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/07 with Oli, Chris, Nick , Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07

markshobbrook - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with gwilymstarks

nattysupper - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with dave

Marti999 - Lead - 24/May/07 with Mark Glaister

sam coward - Lead rpt - 20/May/07 with Helen

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/07

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/07

Really n ice route, loads of gear and a nice atmosphere.
francois - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Lorna

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/07

climber sim - 2007

littlebp - 2nd - 2007 with Harry Smale

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2007

COD*OF*ROCK - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

nopants - Lead - 2007

Justin T - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Stinky

sam coward - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/06 with Wayne and Al

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06

AJH - Lead - 27/May/06 with Crispin

paul_d - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/06 with Iain Simpson

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jan/06

Good route, lots of large hand holds.
wildbill - TR - 14/Jan/06 with Chris Charles

Jon_Warner - TR O/S - 2006 with Jack M

Really hard - no gear
Jon_Warner - Lead dnf - 2006 with Jack M

Martin Lilley - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

cham749 - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Guy

sam coward - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/04 with Helen

MontyH - Lead O/S - 23/May/04 with Paul Milton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/03

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/03

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/02

jl - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/01 with A School Group

hayleylouise - TR - 02/Aug/00

FrankW - Lead O/S - 27/May/00 with Unknown

petegunn - Lead - 02/Oct/99 with Matt Wilkes

Carl Simmons - 2nd - 06/Aug/99

AJH - 2nd - 1998 with Tim

sixties - AltLd - 09/Nov/96 with hrd

timreynolds - Lead - 14/Feb/96 with Nigel Roberts, Claire Donegan

markw - TR O/S - 1996

leadmat - Lead - Jul/95

timreynolds - Lead - 12/Oct/94 with Pete Coulson

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 1994

sdht - 1994

colin milton - Lead - Jun/93 with eric milton

kristian - Lead - 1993

jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/92 with LS

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/92 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Mickdenali - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/89

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 16/Aug/89 with Joe

davidalcock - 1988 with Philip Scorer

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/84

and Ash Tree Buttress
Richard Weller - Solo - 18/May/84 with Julian Sampson

bleddynmawr - May/84

Combined it with Ash Tree Buttress.
Nigel Coe - AltLd dnf - 08/May/83 with Tim Dunsby

Nigel Coe - 08/May/83 with Tim Dunsby

Ena - 1983

rockpool - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/80 with doug brown

mark-abz - Lead - 07/May/79 with Mick D

Hidden - 1979

Mike C - 2nd - 29/Oct/77 with Walter Phipps

Mike C - 2nd - 15/Oct/77 with Walter Phipps

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 07/Apr/72

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1970

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Voting
Total votes cast 93
hard S0 of 49
S2 of 49
easy S17 of 49
hard HVD18 of 49
HVD11 of 49
easy HVD0 of 49
hard VD1 of 49
VD0 of 49
easy VD0 of 49
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 337 (2.1%)
Lead173 of 337 (51.3%)
Followed98 of 337 (29.1%)
Toproped25 of 337 (7.4%)
Alt Leads15 of 337 (4.5%)
Unknown19 of 337 (5.6%)

'Climbed'136 of 337 (40.4%)
clean O/S165 of 337 (49.0%)
clean β11 of 337 (3.3%)
clean rpt18 of 337 (5.3%)
dogged2 of 337 (0.6%)
dnf5 of 337 (1.5%)