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The Hypocrite** E3 6a

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[leading 'The Hypocrite'., 3 kb]20m. A fine hard slab route direct up the wall. The finish is thin and feels bold, unless you find the runner off to the right! © ROCKFAX
FA. C.Parkin, G.Lewis, H.Griffiths 1985

Photo: leading 'The Hypocrite'. © Ed morris
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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Very tough with very good climbing. It's a shame that stepping right and climbing the crack at the top would be so easy to do. Going directly up the wall is solid 6a, with gear at your feet. Lots of delicate 5c and great climbing. Well protected with good climbing, 3* moves in a slightly eliminate position.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Jon Stewart

sazmaz - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Dan Lanchester-Wright

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/13

Rob Hirst - TR rpt - 04/Jul/12

jossjones - 2nd - 23/May/12

Thin climbing but reasonably well protected, used the crack at the right near the top.
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Joss Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with rob lay

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/May/11

very hard top sequence qhich is out of keeping with the rest of the route. gear in the break is bomber but a touch low and the gear out right is fairly poor/medium.
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 01/May/11 with Remus Knowles

felt hard on the second, glad I sacked it off on the lead. only just amde it
benkelsey - 2nd rpt - 01/May/11 with Remus Knowles

cheesey959 - TR - 2011

E3 5c, the "runner on the right" is a total sinker, but i thought the crux was below it. Brilliant route
david morse - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10 with siobhan

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/10

JulesV - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10

Good climbing, not the best line as it's possible to wander up any point on the slab including onto routes next to this one. Felt more like E3 5c (hard 5c) without the cheeky runner to the right. Fiddly gear as with other routes on the slabs.

Abbed back in at the end of the day to belay Si on his lead. It was obviously a bit too close to high tide as I got wet and ended up standing on the ropes to stop them getting washed away. I had to start up the route to the right and traverse in as the start was under water. Si also dropped two Camalots into the drink! Fun times!
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Si, Cat Black

catblack - 2nd - 11/Aug/10 with Andy Barker

Rob Hirst - TR O/S - Jul/10 with Jimmy Lawlan

One hard move between the decent crimps on the top section. bomber cam placement above the bolt stub.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with arthur

belay bunny turned bad - TR - 02/Aug/09 with loundsy

Hidden - TR rpt - 02/Aug/09

Excellent. Crimpy but not too hard.
dodfoster - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with tom pearson

feilx - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Floris

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Aug/07

phardman - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/02 with Teresa

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Sep/01 with david

Hidden - 2001

belay bunny turned bad - 2000

Nigel Coe - TR - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Mike Owen - 31/Aug/88 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - 1988

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Ropeboy, pmot

Total votes cast 27
hard E40 of 9
E40 of 9
easy E40 of 9
hard E35 of 9
E34 of 9
easy E30 of 9
hard E20 of 9
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easy E20 of 9
hard 6b0 of 9
6b0 of 9
easy 6b0 of 9
hard 6a3 of 9
6a3 of 9
easy 6a1 of 9
hard 5c2 of 9
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easy 5c0 of 9
3 Stars2 of 9
2 Stars6 of 9
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Style of ascent

Lead17 of 33 (51.5%)
Followed6 of 33 (18.2%)
Toproped6 of 33 (18.2%)
Unknown4 of 33 (12.1%)

'Climbed'12 of 33 (36.4%)
clean O/S15 of 33 (45.5%)
clean β1 of 33 (3.0%)
clean rpt3 of 33 (9.1%)
dogged1 of 33 (3.0%)
dnf1 of 33 (3.0%)