Machete Wall** E2 5c
[Machete Wall / Mortality Crisis / Inkerman Groove / Black Death / Wogs, 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
A sustained and much sought-after tick that follows the right-hand side of the grey wall. Start at a short rib right of Wogs.
Climb the easy rib just left of the shallow overhung cave until below a short white corner. Pull up into the corner and continue via a steep bulging wall, two pegs, to beneath an overlap. Using a suspect block with care, pull up and left into a corner and progress up this with interest to the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. E.Rayson 1961

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Machete Wall / Mortality Crisis / Inkerman Groove / Black Death / Wogs © Justin T
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This climb is in 185 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/15 with max goodman, tj murry

A lovely route, but I'm not yet brave enough to lead it.
petecallaghan - TR rpt - 08/Jul/15 with Ellie Woods

EllieWoods - TR O/S - 08/Jul/15 with Pete

Ran out of finger power halfway up. I'll be back when I'm fresher.
Sean Kelly - TR dnf - 08/Jul/15 with Pete Callaghan, Ellie Woods

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 30/May/15

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/May/15

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/15

Andy Moles - 2nd - 08/Apr/15 with Ferdia

ferdia - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Andy

awesome route... pegs before the crux are convenient and give u the confidence to power through
dbrooks - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/15 with Jack

supersouthward - 2nd - 25/Jan/15 with Derwood

05/1/2015. Did it clean today, love this climb.
Ben Russell - Lead rpt - 05/Jan/15 with Jacob Straw

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jan/15

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/Dec/14

Loved this route just really gutted I took at the 2nd ring peg, so annoying! Route reading from there was difficult, some large left side pull holds, that weren't obvious from the ground. Soft 5c climbing and great flowing movements in my opinion.
Ben Russell - Lead dog - 30/Dec/14 with Jacob Straw

gear beta well appreciated, thanks Pete enjoyed the climb. Never thought I would lead it when I seconded it a few years ago:)
alice fuller - Lead β - 01/Oct/14

Had to rest at the second peg as I couldn't work the crux out due to the odd rock being hard to read
alastairbegley - Lead - 21/Sep/14 with Sam Collins

sheelba - 2nd - 21/Sep/14

Great to climb again, a lovely route.
Duncan Campbell - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/14 with GuyVG

stiff pull, great crag
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with duncan campbell

5210Hill - Lead RP - 10/Jun/14

Lee_Meaden - Lead RP - 27/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14

Lee_Meaden - TR RP - 20/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14

Rests at the crux and just above. Bit early in the year for trying this clean, but a good effort and marker for progress for the rest of the season.
chrisdevon - 2nd dog - 02/Feb/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead dog - Feb/14

mike mo - 2014

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with Kafoozalem

lawsy_boy1 - Lead - 2014

alice fuller - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/13 with kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/13

Epic route. Loved every minute.
R2B - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Ian

Really nice climb, but had to rest by the peg! Damm!!!
I Jones - 2nd - 24/Sep/13 with Russ

riddle - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Charles Moreton

Had to rest by the peg after messing up the crux sequence first time round.
cem - Lead dog - 22/Sep/13 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13

metal arms - Lead O/S - 27/May/13

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Dan S

Techie crux but never desperate with regular bomber gear, good choice for those breaking into the grade?
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Preston Matt

Would have climbed this clean but for a stuck nut.
Matt77 - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/13 with Owen

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Dean Merchant

Dean177 - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Alan Dibben

Felt pretty solid at E2, think i missed some gear as i only found the one peg. Quality route
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/13 with Ian

Nick Biven - 2013

Had trouble finding the right sequence on the crux - the side pulls are not obvious! Nice climb though. Was quite tired after the crux.
BelayBunney - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/12 with Francois

Clean this time but still tricky around the crux.
francois - Lead - 27/Sep/12 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/12

One rest at crux
Chaman - TR - 11/Jul/12 with Pete, David C

mark schramm - TR rpt - 27/Jun/12 with Dave C

An epic route. so happy that I was strong enought to pull on the worst pinch an two fringer lock.
Hinchrn - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Matt Rust

Best route of the day. Tricky crux, borderline 5c, well protected with 2pegs. Great route.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Tom Hinch

Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 08/May/12 with Ian B

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/May/12

ian d f - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Mark

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Tom Thorne

burto - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/12 with steve

AlexD - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Toby

Dale Turrell - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/11 with Jerome

Tricky crux. Too pumped to do the move first go
francois - Lead dog - 06/Nov/11 with Chawn

Well protected,E1 i think
just one more - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Svenn G

jbulger - 2nd - 25/Jul/11 with tomblight

Climbed nicely to crux then wrong handed it, couldn't swap hands got pumped fell off tried again but too pumped
DCIGadget - TR dnf - 29/Jun/11 with Dave SDMC

timreynolds - TR - 29/Jun/11

Hidden - TR β - 29/Jun/11

nickdonohue - Lead - Jun/11 with Dave Coley

Finally worked out a good foot sequence through the crux & didn't get wrong-handed as a result, made it so much easier!
chris j - Lead rpt - 28/May/11 with Nick Saunders

feilx - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Heather

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

mark schramm - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/11 with Dave C

matt_read - TR O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Aiden Boyce

Hidden - TR rpt - 08/Mar/11

Hidden - TR - 19/Feb/11

cheers tom!
willbatho - Lead β - 11/Feb/11

dale1968 - 2nd dnf - 11/Feb/11 with Tom

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

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/11 with nick

Hidden - 2nd RP - 2011

adam cooper*super* - Lead rpt - 10/Dec/10 with jack folland

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/10

Eike - 2nd - 09/Sep/10 with Chawn Harlow

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Sep/10

first E2
Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10

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

chris j - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/10 with Ben Bradford

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Aug/10

Great climb
Johnny Baker - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Matt Knapp

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Harry

thomb - Lead β - 20/Jun/10

jcook1980 - 2nd - 06/Jun/10 with Dan Walker

Eike - 2nd - 05/May/10 with David Coley

tom169 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Pawel

raku - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Tom Mulier

thomb - Feb/10

Brown - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Lily

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09

chris j - 2nd rpt - 08/Oct/09 with Ben Bradford

not a good day for me. Didn't have the head to go past the pegs.
duzinga - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/09 with Gary, Pete

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

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Andy Reeve

ground up second try got flashed pumped on my first go on crux!!
Duncan Campbell - Lead RP - 07/Aug/09 with Dom Jeff

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Chris Reid

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/09

petecallaghan - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with Chawn Harlow

bit of a struggle using a rubbish sequence
misterb - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/09 with wain

Jon_Warner - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/09 with Tom

tonanf - AltLd - Jun/09 with burt

tskelhon - Lead rpt - Jun/09 with John_Warner

Jack_F - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Max hodges

MH123 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Jack Folland

sinbad - Lead rpt - 21/May/09 with eddy on the rocks

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Remus Knowles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Lived up to the hype!
Reeges - Lead β - 27/Dec/08 with Nick Saunders

Hidden - 2nd - Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08

alaan - 2nd - 25/Aug/08 with Aly

Second E2. Very Safe. Brilliant!!
Jon_Warner - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Tom

Very satisfying to get it clean at last - felt much more steady having grown some arms!
Justin T - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/08 with Wifey

Steerpike - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/08 with Huw

Had a bad day today. Various excuses, but basically wimped out. Will do it next visit
bpmclimb - Lead dnf - 20/Feb/08 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Nov/07

Steerpike - 2nd RP - 03/Nov/07 with Tommo

Steerpike - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/07 with Tommo

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Oct/07

Justin T - Lead dog - 27/Sep/07 with Crispin

chris j - Lead dog - 17/Aug/07 with Ben Bradford

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/07

tonanf - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with james

Dave Searle - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/07

misterb - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/07 with dave

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/07

climber sim - 2007

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/06

Tough move onto the main wall- very good climbing
guyblackwood - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/06 with Mark Glaister

bronsonite - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/06 with Alex Cannon

Bern - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Never have I had so much fun on a route - crux seemed hard, but very well protected. Guidebook said E1 5b, but then again Pat Littlejohn is a lot stronger than me!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead rpt - Sep/05 with Kat Spinney

craig h - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/04 with Geoff Green

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/03

Ben1983 - Lead dog - Jul/03

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Feb/03

jmhood - Lead O/S - 2003 with Wayne Miller

bullybones - 1999

sadams - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/98 with Andy Long

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jun/96 with Noel

Roget - Lead O/S - 04/May/96

Steep and sustained from the big ledge. Superb.
leadmat - Lead O/S - Jul/95 with Chris Hingston

tuftynick - Lead - 1995 with ben winston

steve taylor - 1995

One rest by peg
Neil R - Lead - 30/Sep/94 with Sharon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/94

tapley - 2nd - Jul/94

pmot - Lead O/S - 1994

sdht - 1994

kristian - Lead - 1993

Mark Kemball - Lead - 11/Apr/92 with Alison Dorey

jcw - Mar/92

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/91

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/90

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/90

ChrisJD - Lead - 12/Aug/90 with Alex

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/90

needed 1 rest on p1. [given E1 5b at the time]
Pete Nugent - 2nd dog - 12/Feb/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1987

shark - Lead - 28/Aug/86 with Caroline Farmer

Richard Weller - Lead - 25/Jun/85 with Pete Shewell

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Aug/84

mark-abz - TR - Jun/81 with Andy W

Used second peg for aid.
Mike C - 2nd - 01/Apr/79 with Jon Grubb

Steve Bell - 1979

Simon cook - 1978

Simon cook - 1974

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