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[Slabbing., 2 kb]15m. Start at the bottom of the right-rising crack. Go straight up on smears to the break. Keep going to a crack above and pull through the overlap. The tree is just above. Abseil descent.
I Butterworth, M Raine 27/Mar/2002

Ticklists: Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 168 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/14

Sam's first E2 lead and with style
Steve Woollard - 2nd - 11/Sep/14 with Samantha Roach

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Amy Devereux

Hidden - TR - 23/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/14

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Jamie Roberts

First E2. Smeartastic.
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Rob Scarisbrick

RobScarisbrick - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with cdpuk

mph040272 - TR O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Tamsin Ross Browne

lem - TR O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Twar

Tom F Harding - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14

brices - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Llinos

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Tim Culwick

placed the gear on top rope then lead clean.
nath_casper - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14 with Montse Shelb

very slippy for feet and very poor gear for the top half of the route. felt very bold climbing all the way
Tom Harper - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14

First E2
pymn nice but dim - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Connie Lampka

Lots of opportunities for gear but not convinced by much of it.
felixizzy - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Craig

MontyH - TR O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Brian

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Ric

First e2, but let's face it, this is soft e1 at most.
bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Alan

rhys.nadin - 2nd - Jun/14 with Rob Scheichl, Richard Nadin and Iain Shone

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/14

Hidden - TR rpt - 26/May/14

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

Alessandro Tentori - TR O/S - 17/May/14 with Kirsten Donovan

kirsten - TR - 17/May/14 with alessandro tentori

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/14

Adrian Daniels - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with John Parrott, Steve Webster

BallsOfSteel - Lead β - 19/Apr/14

Tomasz Kawka - TR - 19/Apr/14 with Andy B.

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/14

Easty14 - TR - 16/Apr/14

First E2
BicycleBradley - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Rich

RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Bradley Phelps

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Larkins

J.Atkins - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14

3 times clean. Really no excuse not to lead it now!
joeurwin - TR O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Sam Robinson

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Mar/14

morgan thomas - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Oct/13

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/13 with Sophie C

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Seb, Pete Neden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Gear could warrant E1 but all a little dubious
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

Matt Amos - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13

Neil Gay - TR rpt - 24/Aug/13 with Emily Gay, Al Gay

katemurphy_@hotmail - 2nd - 11/Aug/13

stoneback - TR O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Alan

only added the clean onsight bit to update the hardest route thingy. the 'blank' is always clean onsight.
MoWalker3 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Cormac

Seconded previously, toproped it very smoothly today, so went for the lead. On lead not so smooth, but made it, one nasty foot slide controlled by death grip crimping. My first E2 lead, but in reality this is surely E1 if you have a set of micros.
The Ivanator - Lead RP - 26/Jul/13 with Alan

wurzelinzummerset - Lead RP - 26/Jul/13 with Ivan

Neil Gay - Lead - 23/Jul/13 with Ben Bird

BenBird - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Neil Gay

Nice climbing on solid rock
Dawlish - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Sasa, Tanya, June

brew_guru - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with El Peamundo

Great route, just got to focus on the moves rather than the lack of gear until you reach the break.
hutchay - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Fliss, Libby Owen

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

shim - 2nd - Jun/13

tcoombe1 - Lead - Jun/13

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Debbie

Top roped this to see if its crux was the same as the one I used on Talk to the Hand, It was!
johnl - TR β - 25/May/13 with Adam Perrett

one fall good route
rustyfishhook - TR dog - 25/May/13 with Simon Fowler

minstrel nips,sean - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with rustyfishhook

Trippinjester - TR O/S - 25/May/13 with Jamie Knight

Adam Perrett - TR O/S - 25/May/13 with John Leonard

A good climb. It would be nice to lead this... if there was a wire slot below the first break!
wurzelinzummerset - TR O/S - 23/May/13 with Carl

carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 22/May/13

Climbed after a single top-rope practice
gjh - Lead RP - 06/May/13

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Apr/13

kirsten - 2nd - 21/Apr/13 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13 with Kirsten

Hidden - TR - 15/Apr/13

rachchanter - TR O/S - 07/Apr/13

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

Ian JL - TR - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - TR - 09/Sep/12

Felix Ottey - TR - 09/Sep/12

Top roped it last week, then lead it after remus on his gear
arandall - Lead RP - 26/Aug/12 with remus knowles

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/12

arandall - TR O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Liz, Wendy Matthews

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12

JezH - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Ellie

Lizzie Randall - TR - 23/Aug/12 with Wendy, Alex

Found it tricky in damp conditions
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Nick

riddle - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Adam Ryan

adam 24 - 2nd β - 02/Jun/12

Slab was pretty steady although wouldn't have fancied the lead on small spaced gear. Move over overlap felt like the crux.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12 with Jez

Really good little route. Delicate climbing with enough gear.
jezb1 - Lead - 28/May/12

will909 - Lead rpt - 27/May/12

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Will Wykes, Rob Horler

bpmclimb - TR rpt - 02/May/12 with Shunt

Rob Hirst - TR O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Michelle Hordern

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11

Gary S - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Chris Cowdrey

robertcunningham86 - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11

will909 - Lead RP - 22/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/11

nice - worth a star
The Pylon King - TR O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Jack and Rob

great route....trust your feet
Stanners - TR O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

nick hawkins - Lead RP - 22/May/11 with steve

Steve27 - TR - 22/May/11 with Nick Hawkins

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Hannah B, Taff D

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11

blum - TR β - 10/Apr/11 with Tom Starks

Hidden - TR - 05/Mar/11

To check exact line
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 31/Oct/10 with Clare

Awesome route - bit blank in sections but good gear in the middle
davenev - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with luke

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with davenev

e2 onsighted solo.
ian1234567 - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/10

ian1234567 - Solo - 10/Oct/10

I had absolutely no recollection of doing this route before until I saw it in my logbook!
James Moyle - Lead - 01/Sep/10

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

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

Quite soft for the grade, stripped plenty of gear.
DorsetGareth - 2nd O/S - 30/May/09 with Richard Nadin

petegunn - Lead - 28/May/09 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/09

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Gareth Lewis

Hidden - TR - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - TR - 05/Apr/09

tp45597 - TR O/S - 05/Apr/09 with sam

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with James P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08

Really enjoyed this climb, clean onsight and with planty of protection.... well enough to prevent any potential groundfalls. All i can say is that it beats revising!!
Sam Pictor - Lead O/S - 30/May/08 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

ian d f - Lead - 2008

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

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/07

dcomeau - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/07

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

guy xavier percival - Solo β - 22/Aug/07 with none

Hidden - TR - 13/Aug/07

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with jamie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/07

freelancer_85 - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/07 with Raphael

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Jun/07

cas smerdon - TR - 18/Jun/07 with Ian Jones

Matt Tranter - 26/May/07

freelancer_85 - Lead rpt - 06/May/07 with Tom

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 06/May/07 with freelancer_85

My first E2!! Abseiled down over it from the tree after climbing Backing Up, and slid down the first 6 feet because I stupidly stopped moving, which on smears is never the best idea.
freelancer_85 - Lead β - 18/Apr/07 with Megan

climber_meg - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/07 with Josh

jimjimmyjimjim - Lead β - 18/Feb/07

damn foot slippage!! must buy new shoes.... must buy new shoes....
ebunick - 2nd dog - 18/Feb/07 with Jim

Rebecca Buckenham - TR O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Jim

Oddjob - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07

JimR - 2nd - 2007 with AJM

John_Hat - Lead O/S - 2007 with Various

so slabby you can practically walk up it, or run. The gear is thin but there, easy route, soft for E2 but a lot of fun
Silum - Lead - 2007

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/06 with Clare

upontop - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06

JamieAyres - TR O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Nick Ingram

chris sm - Lead O/S - 2006 with Haggis Harris

endless winter - Lead β - Aug/05 with BenP

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/05 with Alice Howe

KRB - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/05

Hidden - Lead RP - 2005

James Moyle - TR - 10/Sep/04

Hidden - 19/Jun/04

tom.e - Lead RP - 2004

cornishben - Lead O/S - Jan/03 with Edouard Vincent

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
lgp81, kenneM, Ropeboy, Owen W-G, ben.richards, squicky, Hidden, Dr Caterpillar

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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 168 (3.0%)
Lead83 of 168 (49.4%)
Followed34 of 168 (20.2%)
Toproped43 of 168 (25.6%)
Unknown3 of 168 (1.8%)

'Climbed'41 of 168 (24.4%)
clean O/S96 of 168 (57.1%)
clean β8 of 168 (4.8%)
clean rpt11 of 168 (6.5%)
clean RP10 of 168 (6.0%)
dogged2 of 168 (1.2%)