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Mortality Crisis** E4 6a

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[Machete Wall / Mortality Crisis / Inkerman Groove / Black Death / Wogs, 4 kb]A fine modern wall pitch linking some subtle features on the face between Machete Wall and Inkerman Groove. Start up Machete Wall to the small white corner. Traverse left to peg and then up to a horizontal break. Take the shallow right to left trending groove to a peg at its end and make difficult moves onto the edge of Inkerman Groove. Move right (thread) and up to meet the top of a thin crackline on the right. Easier climbing gains the finish of Inkerman Groove. © ROCKFAX
FA. N.White 1985

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs.

Photo: Machete Wall / Mortality Crisis / Inkerman Groove / Black Death / Wogs © Justin T
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This climb is in 49 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Lee_Meaden - Lead RP - 11/Sep/14

Did it this time, after previous fall when attempting onsight. Excellent route with good protection.
Brian H - Lead - 10/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/14

Mega. I TR-ed Black Death when I first started climbing and so was always saving this. Brilliant technical climbing that is for the most part well protected. All the Cassin rings are brand new, threads in good nick, plus you get some sinker small wires. One peg in the groove is poor but it is not crucial.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Brian Hannon, Pete Saunders

Fell just after second ring peg due to shoddy footwork - then the heavens opened. Will try again soon. Very good climbing.
Brian H - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/14 with Duncan Campbell, Kafoozalem

Hidden - 2nd β - 16/Jun/14

burto - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with jerome

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/May/14

Really good climbing. Top section of route gives exposure and technical moves with decent holds! Spicy I believe... Had to take a rest as my shoes have little amount of traction on limestone (Cramping out).
Ben Russell - 2nd dog - 26/May/14 with Tom Newberry

A poor effort.
kingholmesy - Lead dog - 2014 with Colin

lawsy_boy1 - Lead - 2014

Johnny Baker - 2013

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 28/Aug/12 with Marti999

fluffed the onsight then 1st RP
Graham Atkins - Lead - 28/Jul/12

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12 with nick

Been on this route so many times in the past it's embarrassing so finally got had to get back on and get it done.
Justin T - Lead RP - 31/Mar/12

francois - TR dnf - 06/Nov/11 with Chawn

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11

Shunted. Hard and intimidating at the crux.
petecallaghan - TR dog - 25/May/11

cleaned this one up after last time!
adam cooper*super* - Lead rpt - Apr/11 with jack folland

Dave Searle - 2011

adam cooper*super* - Lead rpt - 08/Dec/10 with jack folland

brilliant route awesome moves moving off that undercut... Fantastic
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Max hodges

MH123 - 2nd - 17/Sep/10 with Jack Folland

feilx - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Heather

Hidden - TR dnf - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Sue Hazel

thomb - TR dnf - Jun/10

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

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

Lovely jubbly. Good threads in situ.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 21/May/09 with Sinbad

Steerpike - 2nd dog - 23/Apr/09 with Bish

Awesome climbing, great gear, my next project for sure!
Justin T - Lead dog - 21/Dec/08 with Crispin

super nice.
Dave Searle - Lead - 12/Oct/08

Steerpike - TR dog - 08/May/08 with Tommo

JeromeT - Lead - 2008

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07

climber sim - 2007

Tough hombre! very powerful moves traversing the face, (too powerful for me- took one rest). Very hard, sustained 6a climbing.
guyblackwood - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/06 with Mark Glaister

DJonsight - 2000

Tim M - 2nd - 2000

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

Roget - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/97

2 falls
shark - Lead - 22/Oct/87 with Nick White

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Jul/87

Hidden - 1979

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Nick Saunders, thomb, pmot

Total votes cast 29
hard E50 of 8
E50 of 8
easy E50 of 8
hard E40 of 8
E48 of 8
easy E40 of 8
hard E30 of 8
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6b0 of 11
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hard 6a1 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead29 of 49 (59.2%)
Followed10 of 49 (20.4%)
Toproped5 of 49 (10.2%)
Unknown5 of 49 (10.2%)

'Climbed'14 of 49 (28.6%)
clean O/S16 of 49 (32.7%)
clean β3 of 49 (6.1%)
clean rpt2 of 49 (4.1%)
clean RP2 of 49 (4.1%)
dogged7 of 49 (14.3%)
dnf5 of 49 (10.2%)