Black Death*** E4 6a
[Machete Wall / Mortality Crisis / Inkerman Groove / Black Death / Wogs, 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
An impressive, high standard classic on immaculate rock. Start as for Wogs/White Life.
Follow White Life to its first peg. Steep moves above reach a hole containing an at times prickly bush and a good wire. Fight up through the bush (if it has not been pruned) to the top. © ROCKFAX

FFA. P.Littlejohn 1982

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 67 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

LRob - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15

Andy Moles - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/15 with Ferdia

20 years after I last did it - Alzheimer's flash.
Davros the Psyched - Lead O/S - 17/May/15

Hidden - 2nd - May/15

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

It's harder than I thought! Some manning up required.
andy_pemberton - Lead dog - 22/Apr/15

5210Hill - Lead RP - 15/Apr/15 with James Law, lee Meaden

Lee_Meaden - Lead RP - 14/Apr/15 with Justin Hill, James Laws

Lee_Meaden - TR RP - 08/Apr/15 with Alex Stuckey, Kenny Brewster

ferdia - 2nd - 04/Apr/15 with Andy

Took a couple of lobs. Tricky to read, and just tricky.
Andy Moles - Lead dog - 04/Apr/15 with Ferdia

lawsy_boy1 - Lead RP - Apr/15

Beautiful autumnal tones
edinbed - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14

Fell off the last move. Sad times. Next time.
R2B - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/14 with Kafoozalem

burto - Lead dog - Jun/14 with jerome

On Russ' gear.
kingholmesy - Lead β - 2014 with Colin, RusseyB

Hidden - 2014

tom169 - Lead RP - 24/Jun/13 with Gav

Nick Biven - 2013

Johnny Baker - 2013

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Aug/12

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/12

Stoked. Excellent moves between pockets.
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with AlexD

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Nov/11

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11

Seconding Dave, managed most of the moves individually but dogged several to work out a sequence. Felt a long way off a clean lead ascent.
Kemics - 2nd dog - 01/Oct/11 with Dave

Failed to onsight a couple of months ago.
Bristoldave - Lead RP - 30/Sep/11 with Caleb, nick

Long saved, well savoured, awesome route! Currently for some reason sporting a new and totally redundant in situ thread low down which will doubtless disappear soon.
Justin T - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Cherry

1 rest at the very top. damn.
GPN - Lead dog - 27/Aug/11 with Annette

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11

MH123 - TR rpt - 11/Jul/11 with Jack Folland

On Jerome's gear, amazing. First E4 flash.
Chris_barr - Lead β - 09/Jun/11 with Jerome, Dave

AS a clip up. 6C?
Dave Searle - Lead - 09/Jun/11

MH123 - TR rpt - 14/Apr/11 with Jack Folland

tom169 - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Jerome

MH123 - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/11 with Jack Folland

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Mar/11

Lovely route - take some 6mm cord and you can get a thread near the peg.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with max

ahhhhh was soo good, got sooo pumped at the top!
adam cooper*super* - Lead - 05/Dec/10 with jack folland

Marti999 - Lead β - 06/Oct/10 with Mick Ward

Gingerdarren - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/10 with Dave Coley

nick arding - Lead dog - 15/May/10

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09 with jim

brilliant route- quite glad to second it though. looking forward to leading it. onsight crux getting into undercling just under peg( or rather realising there is an undercling there)
w.pettet-smith - 2nd - 31/Oct/09 with steve

chris j - Lead RP - 08/Oct/09 with Ben Bradford

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09

tom169 - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Jerome

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

Jack_F - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/09

Hidden - TR dog - 06/May/09

climber sim - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/08

Dave Searle - Lead RP - 29/Jan/08

Previously seconded, very good route!
JeromeT - Lead - 2008 with tom169, Jack B

Dave Searle - TR RP - 26/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/07

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead dog - 2007

jade Edwards Leaney - TR dog - 29/Nov/06 with vaughan

feilx - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Seb

DJonsight - 2000

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

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

Dringo - 1995

Davros the Psyched - Lead RP - 1995

kristian - TR - 20/Mar/94

shark - Lead - 28/Aug/86 with Robbie Warke

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
MH123, thomb, Jon_Warner, pmot

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