Epic-dural E2 5c
[frist half of Epic-Dural, 2 kb]36m. Start at the right edge of the Lumbar Puncture slab, and climb discontinuous cracks, more or less directly, to the right end of the halfway ledge. Move up to the trees; then climb directly up the upper slab. NOTE: the line of the route on the lower slab is less than obvious, and some recent ascentionists have strayed off line. This applies to the picture on here, in which the climber has gone too far left. The route goes very slightly left to a shallow hole, and up to a good little square-cut finger hold. From here, the 5c crux bears slightly RIGHT and then up to the RIGHT-hand end of the ledge. Following the crack up and left is part of My Own Trumpet (which is probably only 5b at that point).
R Nadin, P Clarke, M Raine 30/Mar/2002

Photo: frist half of Epic-Dural © Dawlish
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Skip - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/15

Did it twice, probably strayed too far left at first
Mayaculpa - TR - 22/Aug/15 with Mike Rotraxion

To the ledge. Climbed to help asses the independence of Slip Disc. The crux sequence of the two routes is the same, IMO.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 04/Jun/15 with Shunt

felixizzy - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/15 with Craig

smartydh9 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/15

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/15

madguernseyboy - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Neil Nand, Lucy Plowman

Wildstyle - 2nd - 04/Apr/15 with Neil Nand, Brendan Gill

Been a while since I'd done much outdoor climbing, slab technique had suffered
ElBarto - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/15 with Brendan Gill, Lucy Plowman

smartydh9 - TR O/S - 2015

The sapling on the lower slab has gone.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/14 with Clare

Hidden - TR - Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/14

petegunn - Lead - 27/Aug/14 with Davina

Bottom half was certainly exciting. Ended up running it out quite a bit - in a few places I might have been able to get an extra piece in, but just felt I was in too precarious a position to fiddle around. Compared with Lumbar Puncture, I think the moves on this were harder and the gear worse (or at least trickier to place). (Possible I might have wandered too far left as I came up to the halfway ledge: was just below the small tree, topo showed the route a bit further right. However it felt natural, about 5c, and matches Dawlish's photo.)
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Sarah Woodrow

Pintsize - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Will Benfold

ian d f - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Adrian, Mark

markfromstoke - 2nd - 30/Jul/14 with Adrian, Ian

to the ledge only.
markfromstoke - Lead - 10/Jul/14 with Steve N

Felix Ottey - TR O/S - 29/Jun/14

felixizzy - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/14 with Craig

felixizzy - 2nd O/S - 30/May/14 with Mike

One intense move with good protection.
zcsharp - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Camilla

Camilla Mapstone - 2nd - Mar/14 with Jamie

James Jackson - 2014

Bottom half felt very bold, holds coming off in my hands! Great moves, most enjoyable :)
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with El Peamundo

maresia - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Mike Kann

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Apr/13

sapling at start now gone, done to the good trees at half height top not worth the effort.
LukeyG - Lead - 25/Apr/13

bpmclimb - TR rpt - 15/Apr/13 with Shunt

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Mar/13

bpmclimb - TR rpt - 19/Jul/12 with Shunt

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Jul/12

bpmclimb - TR rpt - 18/Jun/12 with Shunt

really good moves!sustained delicacy to the ledge,very tricky half way up 2nd slab(being eliminate,inbetween the trees)still crumbling in places!
tomshanti - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Luke Partridge

luke13 - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with Paul

upontop - Lead rpt - 2012 with Sophie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11

riddle - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

good, solid E2/5C. footholds have a tendency to disintegrate. wear a helmet or just dont climb it! very, very, very fun and great laughs when footholds "dissappear"!
Aaron Phillips - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with my dad

take lots of micro wires, this one left me with a dry mouth by the time i got to the top
Dawlish - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Son Aaron

Ruth ND - 2nd β - 07/Jun/11 with Ev

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

Very Flaky rock with hard first section with only microwires for protection - scarey. The section above the ledge has a lot of loose rock but easy climbing. Split it into 2 pitches and lead both.
hutchay - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Alex George

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/11

36m. A little harder than LP, a little better protected, and on slightly worse rock. All in all, E2 5c seems ok.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 06/Apr/11 with Shunt

first time to fairy cave, thought this route was a cross between slate slab and north devon culm this may be to do with the very cold winter all a little snappy. Micro nuts all the way to the first ledge 20m up where all hard climbing is only 1 of them micors was any good and a bit to low down. Enjoyable technicle climbing but scary got to the ledge couldn't stop shacking. Thought E2 5C was ment to be safe. Glad to be going home without a broken ankle 1 star
Dale - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with johny

paul1234 - 2nd - 27/Jun/09 with ollie

vertigo - 2nd β - 19/Oct/08 with Mark Ryder

The shattered groove above the ledge is very loose.
MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Rich

When they say small wires they mean it!
beardy mike - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Ian Savage

Urgles - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Pylon King

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/07

upontop - 2nd - Aug/07 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/07

Matt Tranter - 26/May/07

Quite a few loose "pancake" flakes, especially on the lower slab - significantly more than on Lumbar Puncture.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Clare

kevinknights - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with John, Dan

John_Hat - Lead O/S - 2007 with Various

thrutch - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/06 with mel and chris

upontop - Lead dnf - Aug/06 with Chris

KRB - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06 with Chris & Martin

chris sm - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Pippa Froggatt

cornishben - Lead O/S - Jan/03

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