36m. Climb the centre of the slab, crossing a horizontal break and a thin diagonal crack, to a ledge. Take a more or less direct line up the slab above to the top. Good stake at top, backups (if desired) are a long way back. NOTE: it is easy to get off line, since the lower slab is climbable pretty much everywhere at about 5c. For Lumbar Puncture, start at some blocky little footholds and climb the slab very directly to the ledge. The line of the route is a little nearer to Halfway to Kansas than one might expect, especially where that route kinks right.

I Butterworth, R Nadin, E Findlay 11/Apr/2002

Ticklists: Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20.

Hidden ?/Sep Lead O/S
Gaz of Bath 27/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug TR
Tom Downes 12/Aug 2nd O/S
Matt Smith 12/Aug Lead O/S
Fjsinclair 08/Aug TR O/S
Hidden 08/Aug 2nd
Hidden 26/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd O/S
Mayaculpa 18/Jul 2nd
with Michael H
Hidden 18/Jul Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 05/Jul 2nd
with Steve Webster
OllieF 23/Jun Lead dnf

Got the first pitch, bailed on the second as it was very sweaty in the sun. Next time maybe! Need more micros too.

with Chris Rees
Felix Ottey 21/Jun 2nd rpt
markfromstoke 06/Jun Lead
with Duncan
bpmclimb 04/Jun TR rpt

To the ledge. Climbed to help assess independence of Slip Disc. Still undecided.

with Shunt
smartydh9 03/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
Legs 28/May Lead rpt

lead this after seconding it a few weeks earlier. First E2 on a slab. Really chuffed.

with Sarah
Hidden 28/May 2nd
stujamac 24/May Lead O/S

Really nice climb, bold and a bit unprotected for first section after mid-way break. A few large loose blocks on top and at halfway break.

with Sabrina Motzkus
Bri_79 24/May 2nd

my first E climb, ever :)

steve_gibbs 21/May Lead rpt
with Max Coney
Legs 21/May 2nd O/S

One to lead next time I go! Moves were really good.

with Steve
Tom Seccombe 20/May 2nd O/S
with Wayne
onlyfoddington 18/May TR O/S

First top rope solo

Hidden 16/May Lead
Paul Baller 10/Apr Lead O/S
with matt stevens
Fatclimber 08/Apr TR
with Self Belayed
davidclare 07/Apr TR O/S
with Tris Vye
smartydh9 06/Apr Lead RP
madguernseyboy 04/Apr Lead O/S
Wildstyle 04/Apr 2nd O/S
ElBarto 04/Apr 2nd dog

Been a while since I'd done much outdoor climbing, slab technique had suffered

David Staples 07/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Dec/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Echna 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Rich
zcsharp 07/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Paul Eckton 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with steve read
Hidden 05/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/14 Lead
bpmclimb 02/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Clare
Hidden ?/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/14 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt
petegunn 27/Aug/14 2nd
with Davina
steve_gibbs 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S
zcsharp 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Think i went to far right after the first break and did some variation joining back up with the main route on the upper slab. Thought it was a bit more direct and harder.

cdpuk 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Nice long slab climb. 2nd E2.

RobScarisbrick 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with cdpuk
ian d f 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Adrian, Mark
markfromstoke 30/Jul/14 2nd
with Adrian, Ian
brew_guru 23/Jul/14 Lead β

After seconding it last year!

with Miriam
markfromstoke 10/Jul/14 2nd
with Steve N
marsden.d.paul 03/Jul/14 2nd O/S
thomb 03/Jul/14 Lead

racked with guilt - used the tree to the right of the ledge at mid height to protect bold section

with Paul
will_benfold 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tim Culwick
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/14 2nd rpt
felixizzy 30/May/14 Lead RP

First E2 lead, Wen't up it the other day as a second instead of doing half way to kansas and looked at it on the absail before. Felt quite comfortable. Very glad Mike has c3's.

with Mike
Hidden 27/May/14 2nd
Hidden 26/May/14 AltLd rpt
bpmclimb 19/May/14 Lead rpt
nicknicely 19/May/14 2nd
with brian
tskelhon ?/May/14 Lead O/S
clmacdonald ?/May/14 2nd
davenev 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with David
drgrange 29/Apr/14 2nd
with davenev
BallsOfSteel 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Led from the midway ledge up....will be back for the rest..cracking route!

Adrian Daniels 19/Apr/14 2nd
with John Parrott, Steve Webster
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
J.Atkins 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Oddjob 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Rosie
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd
Tristypants 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

First ever E2 lead!!

with Bec Chalkley
Ian JL 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
MoWalker3 16/Mar/14 TR β

Shunt rpt

James Jackson ??/2014 -
Hidden 28/Dec/13 Solo rpt
sheelba 23/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 11/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Pete Randall 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Seb, Pete Neden
Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Dave Thompson 18/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Audry Morrison
Felix Ottey 24/Aug/13 Lead β

Great climb hard on the toes watch the runout in the middle!

katemurphy_@hotmail 11/Aug/13 2nd
Echna 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Possibly a variation of it, especially on the top quarter.

with Andy
Hidden 06/Aug/13 2nd RP
Neil Gay 18/Jul/13 Lead dnf

First half to ledge only. Need to return to complete proper-like

with Al Gay
wilkinscl 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
morpcat 14/Jul/13 2nd
MoWalker3 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Almost went and put runner around tree on Kansas but found nut at feet so went on.

with Cormac
Fjsinclair ?/Jul/13 2nd dog

Hard but do-able

Neil Stansbie 30/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Should go back and finish it really

brew_guru 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with liam
bpmclimb 19/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Richard
jon_ridley 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
tcoombe1 ?/Jun/13 Lead
Marti999 31/May/13 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
kate tarrant ?/May/13 2nd β
Maxim2023 ?/May/13 Lead O/S
with Kate Tarrant
Hidden 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 15/Apr/13 TR rpt
with Shunt
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
petegunn 03/Apr/13 Lead
with Onk, Davina
Hidden 03/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/13 TR rpt
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead rpt
David Staples ?/Mar/13 2nd O/S

First E2, Glorious led and forgot his slings. Not that he needed protection.

Hidden 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Morgan P 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S

So technical and so, so good. Hardest climb I have ever done and absolutely worth it. Holds were tiny crimps with the same for feet for 35m except one horizontal break in the middle. Amazing!

with Ben Walters
kirsten 08/Sep/12 2nd
with Brian
bpmclimb 08/Sep/12 Lead rpt
BBEENN 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
LukeyG 03/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/12 2nd O/S
bpmclimb 19/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Clare
Urgles 19/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Stanners 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Did in two pitches. Lead first half, great fun.

Quarryboy 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Did unconventionally in 2 pitches which made it a little safer that it would normally would but was still fun anyway, second pitch which I led has 1 hard move near the start and is easy thereafter.

Urgles 12/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Aug/12 TR O/S
Felix Ottey 29/Jul/12 2nd O/S
tommytom 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
bpmclimb 19/Jul/12 TR rpt
with Shunt
kelliroberts3 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd
bpmclimb 18/Jun/12 TR rpt
with Shunt
riddle 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
adam 24 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
clams ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Fixed side runner at halfway ledge (E1 5b?)

with Mai
Dawlish 30/May/12 Lead O/S
with pete
will909 27/May/12 2nd rpt
cas smerdon 23/May/12 2nd
with mark joyce
tomshanti 27/Mar/12 2nd β

wow!excellent.tricky before the ledge,interesting scoop and good climbing all the way to the top

sweenyt 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S

good till after the groove, then all over

with Tom M
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
j miller ??/2012 Lead O/S
will909 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
riddle 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S


with Yasmina
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
Ruth ND 24/May/11 2nd β
with Ev
Hidden 24/May/11 Lead O/S
mattshort 15/May/11 Lead O/S
Rowan Mitchell 15/May/11 Lead O/S

First E2 (having skipped E1!!??). This looked inviting from the ground and felt easier than I was expecting an E2 to feel.

Christopher Jones 15/May/11 2nd
Dale ?/May/11 Lead O/S

A good route not E2 more like E1 5b no way near as hard as epic-dural next to it at the same grade.

with dave
bpmclimb 06/Apr/11 TR rpt

E2, but 5b, not 5c. 36m

with Shunt
Kate Edhouse 20/Feb/11 2nd O/S

Lovely start.

davenev 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Great route - tricky mid section

with luke
Mr Tickle 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Nice climbing. I thought it felt like an E2- occasional footholds coming away and bit bold where the cruxes are.

with davenev
bpmclimb 19/Aug/10 Lead rpt

We agreed there were no 5c moves, but plenty of 5b ones, and the route is still bold enough to get E2. BTW if you have 60m ropes you can untie, and attach the ends to a sling round a good tree some 20m back (or left-hand rope to the saplings); the second can then climb on two ropes.

with Clare
Didymus 13/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nice line. Some small holds crumbled in my hands or under feet. Climbed as one pitch. No stakes at top and trees too far back to be of use, belayed to a boulder - not ideal.

with Nick
tobydunford 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ben Smith
paul1234 27/Jun/09 2nd
with ollie
Hidden 02/Jun/09 TR
Hidden 02/Jun/09 TR
Mark Salter 10/May/09 Lead O/S
SC 13/Apr/09 2nd β

Very nice but with snappy holds. Have to go back & lead.

MarkRyder 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with James P
jamespilgrim 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Great bit of slab climbing

with Mark
John Lisle 17/Oct/08 Lead

Pulled some handholds off on upper slab and finished up Kansas

with CC
Jon_Warner 07/Jul/08 Lead O/S

E1 / perhaps E2 because it's bold at the crux. The climbing is easy 5b. To put it in perspective the first pitch of Grip Thynne at LQP is a much more serious route with a similar (perhaps marginally easier) crux graded at E1. Good climbing, still some loose holds. Also this is a bit of an eliminate / confusing line.

bpmclimb 23/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Clare
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Sam Pictor 30/May/08 Lead RP

Really enjoyed it, and it made it even sweeter by returning to 'avenge' a previously failed attempt :)

with Dad
chris sm 17/May/08 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
ashleylist ?/Mar/08 2nd
with Tamsin Collins
Sandy Holford 17/Feb/08 2nd β

lovely climb

Anthony Allsopp 17/Feb/08 Lead rpt
with Sandy Holford
kristofferalpsjo ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Toby Kluth
Matt Tranter 22/Sep/07 Lead β
with Mark Ward.
Urgles 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Mix
Anthony Allsopp 27/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Sandy Holford
Anthony Allsopp 19/Aug/07 2nd O/S

My first 5c second. Lovely thin slab. NO problems really. Went one to lead my first E1 after that!

with DAve and Jason (HMC)
Paul Robertson 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Hannah Redmond
maybe_si 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with jamie
Hidden 29/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/07 2nd O/S
cas smerdon 11/Jun/07 2nd

First E2. Great fun.

with mprb007
freelancer_85 02/May/07 Lead O/S

Nice route, my first E2 onsight, led it in one pitch with a big old single rope on my back for belaying off the trees, which possibly made it a tad harder.

with Megan
JimR ??/2007 Lead
with AJM
John_Hat ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Various
bpmclimb 02/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Clare
upontop ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/06 2nd rpt
goi.ashmore 08/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Alice Howe
just one more 07/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with tim b
KRB 16/Apr/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd O/S
cornishben ??/2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Digger 20/May/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
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