Four Steps to Heaven*** E2 5c
[Four Steps to Heaven. Avoiding the March heat!, 3 kb]35m. Climb Rob's crack for 6m, step right, and climb to a pancake. Continue to a horizontal break; then step right and climb directly to the top on good holds.
I Butterworth, N Hillman, M Raine, R Nadin. 13/Apr/2002

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK, Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Four Steps to Heaven. Avoiding the March heat! © Carrie Hill
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This climb is in 174 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jul/15

Great hangover cure. The gear just below the run out was bomber so no real worries.
felixizzy - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Craig

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/15

Felix Ottey - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15

Wevcore - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Rich

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Kev Brown

Paul Baller - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with matt stevens

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/15

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/May/15

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 20/May/15 with Wayne

First onsight e2. Chuffed
Bob Peters - Lead O/S - May/15

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15

Freaked out a bit on this... small and sparse gear above the "pancake" (couldn't see the "good" gear by the pancake, maybe its shattered). Slightly friable on crux also. Definitely a thinker... E3 5c?
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Zoe Taylor

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 12/Oct/14 with Ted Lister

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/14

Larey - 2nd dog - 01/Oct/14 with Max Ayrton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/14

petegruf - 2nd - 07/Sep/14 with charles m

cem - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Peter Murphy

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with steve read

Hidden - TR - Sep/14

MoWalker3 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Cormac

thomb - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

markfromstoke - 2nd - 25/Jun/14 with Adrian, Ian

ian d f - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/14 with Adrian, Mark

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 19/May/14 with Nick Nicely

nicknicely - 2nd dog - 19/May/14 with brian

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/14

Vincej - 2nd - 19/May/14 with Nevil

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

Oddjob - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Rosie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14

Thin moves quite high above gear- do-able if short but technical.
NB Pixel - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Tom

Jumped off downclimbing from the end of the runout before things got any worse. Not one for us midgets.
Tubs - Lead dnf - 16/Mar/14 with Naomi

sheelba - 2nd - 15/Mar/14

TDSvejstrup - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/14 with jamie roberts

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/14 with Danish

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13

Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Audry Morrison

Kevster - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Lizzie

Fantastic route nearly fell from the crux which would have seen me take a huge fall but excellent none the less. 3*
Felix Ottey - Lead β - 18/Aug/13

Bit thinat the crux but overall easy climbing for 5c with a serious potential fall.
simon1965 - TR - 18/Aug/13

Good to test out what I can do, but leading this route will require greater mental fitness.
Phil Layton - TR O/S - 13/Aug/13 with simon 1965

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/13

petegunn - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13

will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Tom Palfreman

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Geoff Pyatt

Abbed down it after Liam led Robs crack to check there was actually gear, turns out it is mostly pretty good too, but crux felt run out, thin and scary, anyone who thinks this is E1 is a joker!
Owen W-G - Lead β - 01/Jun/13 with Liam

Tough, fingery crux which was hard on the toes!
tolly_60 - 2nd β - 01/Jun/13

Maxim2023 - Lead O/S - May/13 with Kate Tarrant

kate tarrant - 2nd β - May/13

bpmclimb - TR rpt - 14/Apr/13 with Shunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/12

lewiz - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Kirsten Donovan

up another grade notch, made a lot of fuss but did it in one go
kirsten - 2nd - 15/Sep/12 with lewis thompson

LukeyG - Lead - 03/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/12

wilkinscl - Lead β - Sep/12

lukerathmell - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Rachel Bennett

Wendy did rob's crack, and i did this instead :)
arandall - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Liz, Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - TR O/S - 23/Aug/12 with arandall

Urgles - TR rpt - 22/Aug/12 with Mr Shunt

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/12 with Clare

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

Jobbo - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with sprucemoose, shaws

Leon. D - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with jobbo

tommytom - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

Backed off, wasn't the day for it
98%monkey - Lead dnf - 20/Jul/12 with Jeff

riddle - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Mike Stephenson

mikeyjbs - Lead - 15/Jul/12 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/May/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/May/12

previously seconded this
Dawlish - Lead β - 30/May/12 with pete

Misread one move and had a slip, fine when I found a better hold. A good climb.
The Ivanator - 2nd - 28/May/12 with Jez

Went to far right at about one third height and ended up on another route, which I then fell off. Got back on correct line and carried on. Quite straight forwards of you go the correct way...
jezb1 - Lead - 28/May/12

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Will Wykes

nick hawkins - 07/Apr/12

Steve27 - TR - 07/Apr/12 with Nick Hawkins

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Dawlish

Dawlish - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Bristoldave

sweenyt - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Tom M

fairly thin moves before massive break when its all over.. wouldn't want it to be much steeper. really good though
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Chris Kelsey

RossT - TR - 14/Aug/11 with Reg

RossT - TR - 14/Aug/11 with Reg

stuntsbyjon - Lead dog - Jul/11

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Josh&Thomas

Urgles - TR rpt - 16/Jun/11 with Mr Shunt

Ruth ND - 2nd β - 07/Jun/11 with Ev

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

Great route, hairy moments before the horizontal break.
riddle - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Very fun slab climbing. Gets E3 5c in book its not Easy E2 5c right grade. Thought Epic-dural was harder and scarier at E2 maybe that should be E3.
Dale - Lead O/S - May/11 with dave

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Apr/11

jamespreston01 - TR rpt - 10/Apr/11

jamespreston01 - TR O/S - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11

Kayan - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with David Brock

Hidden - Lead - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Mar/11

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

To get to the top for my slings.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 22/Oct/10 with Helen S

Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with henry castle

Hidden - 2nd β - 28/Aug/10

E2 seems about right.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/10 with Clare

tommytuffa - Lead β - 21/Jul/10 with jay, tomar

Watch that run out at midway.
Tomar - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

I'm not an E3 climber usually so I guess this must be easy for the grade, a couple of thinnish moves, but more like E1 5b I'd say.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Sean

Perryman - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Ivan Bicknell

katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 19/Aug/09 with andy wylie, bobby gilbert

Fairly easy. Thought it should be E1
Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Katherine Sydney

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/09 with Luke

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Ben Smith

paul1234 - 2nd - 12/Jun/09 with Dec

deklan - Lead - 11/Jun/09 with mike + paul

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Geoff

chris sm - Lead rpt - 10/May/09 with Damien ?

amazing climb. Lots of smearing and tricky, balancy moves.
joeurwin - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with alex & Dan Bruniges

AlexD - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with joeurwin

upontop - Lead O/S - 01/May/09 with Julie

Neil Tucker - Lead - Sep/08 with Andras Pinter

Clean after abseil inspection. E2 5c?
Justin T - Lead β - 02/Aug/08 with Wifey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/08

Good route. Interesting technical climbing in sometimes bold positions.
AJM - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08 with Jim Robertson

timharrison - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Matt Perks

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/08

No more than E1.
chris sm - Lead rpt - 17/May/08 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2008

ian d f - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

V. soft for E3.
chris sm - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Ian Butterworth

kevinknights - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with John Hat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/07

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Even though the thread has broken out, you can still get a runner in above the pancake
jon bradley - Lead O/S - May/07 with Dave Card

John_Hat - Lead O/S - 2007 with Various

Silum - Lead - 2007

The little thread just above the "pancake" is no longer a thread - the thin connecting pillar broke off.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/06 with Clare

The Mountain Goat - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/06 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/06 with Jon Miles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06

Lev - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/06 with Claire Durant, Jo Stadden

beardy mike - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Rob Scheicl

Jon Greengrass - Lead O/S - 2006 with Mark Stevenson

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 2006 with Mick Cooke

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Vicky Munn

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Chris Davis

KRB - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/05 with Chris & Martin

cornishben - Lead O/S - Jan/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

Urgles - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Laura

Hidden - 19/Jun/04

just one more - Lead - 19/Jun/04 with Max B, Svenn G

JamieAyres - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/04 with Nick Ingram

Paz - Lead - May/04 with AS

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/03

MikeC59 - TR - 15/Aug/03

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