Bikini Atoll 6c+
[Bikini Atoll - Brean Down, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
This good line up the centre of the wall is spoilt by some sharp rock and lichen. Start at the 3m flake-crack as for Kraken.
Start up the stiff layback and climb direct on increasingly sharp edges to a step left at the fifth bolt. © ROCKFAX

F Haden, I Parnell, J Hunt 07/Nov/1993

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Bikini Atoll - Brean Down © Greg Pittam
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This climb is in 245 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Worked this last time but didn't manage to lead, managed it 1st RP today after putting the clips in. Actually thought I was on Kraken so bit of a surprise when I realised it was this. Not really 6c+, felt more like 6c.
charlielow - Lead RP - 08/Sep/15 with Jack Knight

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Aug/15

elliptic - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Nicky

Albachoss - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/15 with Matt

climbomaniac - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/15

Dan Jenkin - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/15 with Donna Kwok, Emma, Rich Jenkin, Frances Haden

RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 07/May/15 with Ben M

gavin.edwards - TR RP - 08/Apr/15 with Steve Winslow

Hidden - Lead - Apr/15

AlexD - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/15

direct to the belay (no step left to ledge) (7a)
Billg - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/15 with Megan Beaumont

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/15

Trisha Murphy - Lead rpt - 27/Feb/15 with Sam Robinson

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15

josh baldwin - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/15

2/4/15. Really easy now. Feels soft for the grade.
Ben Russell - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/15 with Jacob Straw

JackMac - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/15 with dparsons, Dan 85

Hidden - TR β - 23/Jan/15

Nice climbing,not sharp as described. 6bą
just one more - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/15 with rich UKC vertigo

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Jan/15

toasted - Lead - 18/Jan/15 with Luke_G

ericinbristol - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/15 with Adam (adlamixion)

Stayed further to the right this time to avoid impinging on holds from Kraken. No real change in difficulty, possibly easier.
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 02/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Dec/14

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/14 with Sam Robinson

6C. Fiddly crux. Packs alot in such a short route.
s0458892 - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Dec/14

Hmm, hms went more direct than me. Maybe worth trying that next time.
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 05/Dec/14 with Helen

This is definitely a 6b+ max. Done initially in top rope as a warm up.
Murilo Lessa - TR O/S - 30/Nov/14 with Cristiano Costa

This is definitely a 6b+ max. Done initially in top rope as a warm up and then read leading.
Murilo Lessa - Lead RP - 30/Nov/14 with Cristiano Costa

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Nov/14

Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Nov/14

Montse Shelbourne - Lead - 15/Nov/14 with Nathan

nath_casper - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Montse Shelb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/14

Hard to read. Given the quality though and position of route its difficult to judge if its actually 6c+. Still good climbing though.
Ben Russell - Lead dog - 03/Nov/14 with Jacob Straw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/14

lewiz - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Radek

felt softer then Kraken
RadekNowak - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Oct/14

Hidden - 12/Oct/14

GrantB - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Alpha Red

BicycleBradley - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/14 with Trisha

BicycleBradley - Lead RP - 16/Aug/14

1st Redpoint!! Happy that I didn't get scared!!
Hannah Brading - Lead RP - 19/Jun/14 with claudia

Helped watching Ian do it first as knew where to move left. Quite hard for a few moves but not too desperate.
Misha - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Ian W

alek - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with James Kay

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 01/Jun/14 with Peter Dickinson

Alex Whitmore - Lead dog - Jun/14 with David Clover

Dizz - Lead - 31/May/14 with Ali

2nd go. good varied climb with some technical moves. correct hand sequence through the crux helps!
Nick Sherring - Lead RP - 25/May/14 with Paul Borland

psborland - Lead dog - 25/May/14 with Nick

Holds seem fine and not too sharp. Climbed in a direct line following the bottom bolts. Didn't quite step right at the top and passed the bolt on the left. Felt 6c that way. Hard to read but would be ok on rp. Opted to try chepito instead and save skin.
najki_2000 - TR RP - 17/May/14 with Chris Rose

J1_TOV - Lead rpt - 13/May/14

Nathan Chrismas - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/14 with Justin Timms

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Apr/14

vickydavies - TR O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Jim Tovey

I enjoyed this. Not as sharp as the guidebook description makes out, though I did find it hard to work out the line.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Alex Winter

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Nick

Jonathan Emett - Lead β - 29/Mar/14 with Tim ell

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Mar/14

Messed up the crux on the on-sight attempt.
Giles Davis - Lead dog - 15/Mar/14 with Nick Matthews, Dean Jones

2nd go Red Point
Giles Davis - Lead RP - 15/Mar/14 with Nick Matthews, Dean Jones

Very good but a bit thin
gingernick - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Giles Davies, Dean Jones

afrosam - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

TomJ - Lead - 15/Mar/14 with afrosam

chakrit - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - TR dog - 16/Feb/14

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14

Tommyads - 2014

emdawes - Lead RP - 2014 with mike dawes

imvarma - 2nd - 14/Dec/13

2nd go, route was wet.
Dale Turrell - Lead RP - 11/Nov/13 with Dave

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13

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

Albachoss - Lead dog - Sep/13

My 1st 6c+ outdoor which has a couple of good moves on small holds and the step across is worth full attention!
goddamm7 - Lead RP - 13/Jul/13 with sarah batson

Nice and sustained. Felt 6c ish.
Ian Bell - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Tania T

wi11 - Lead β - 18/Jun/13 with Nat

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Ross Cooper

lukehodson - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Charlotte

drysori - TR - 19/Mar/13 with Jesamine

Jay81 - Lead RP - 10/Mar/13 with Tomar

Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/13 with JackMac

Fingers ... so cold, I'm sure this climb is fine, but i couldn't feel anything, needed visual confirmation for every hold.
Tom Brierley Gore - Lead RP - 02/Mar/13 with Nick Eaton, Shijing Hu

tom169 - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Darren

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jan/13

Had a lot of trouble with this one
Jon Didymus - Lead RP - 05/Jan/13 with Nick

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13 with Edwin Mitchell, Adam Booth

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13 with Ed Booth

Hidden - TR - 01/Jan/13

ollie_e - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Chris

Hidden - TR - 01/Jan/13

my first 6c+ on sight! quite good route
saraguti - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12 with ania

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Nov/12

brices - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/12 with Tomar

Couldn't manage to stay on line near the top - really eliminate 6c+ or nice 6c?
BeccaSnowden - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12

tedj234 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Kate

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Aug/12

2nd rp
EmilyElouise - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 27/Jul/12

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with julie carroll

Jon_Warner - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/12 with Jenni

will909 - Lead O/S - 30/May/12

Hidden - TR dog - 20/May/12

Hidden - TR - 20/May/12

adam cooper*super* - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

natalietanzer - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Be

epic day with Nat, Dan and Dan.G...first successful day of leading ever!
Be Fuller - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12

jiggerypokery - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Rosea Day

iforwms - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Glyn

James Marshall - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/12 with Ray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

lottiec - TR dnf - 25/Mar/12 with Mikey P

J1_TOV - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/12

Long draw pre-placed in the crux (the reachy bit) made *all* the difference... got the flash! 6c?
Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Fenella

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Mar/12

Jon_Warner - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/12 with Ivor

el_monty - Lead RP - 13/Feb/12 with sam ferguson

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Rich Fox

Oddjob - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

lukehodson - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Little Tom

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/12 with Mike Hawkins

Chubbard - Lead dog - 08/Jan/12 with Ray

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Rich

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Nov/11

patrickc - Lead RP - 19/Nov/11

warmup, felt steady. Probably 6c.
jgustafsson - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Ian

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with adam brown

started and finished like for Kraken, which makes it similar grade to Kraken
bluesharper - Lead β - 05/Nov/11 with Tomar

BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Tom

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Becca

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/11

Jon_Warner - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/11 with BristolDave

dmaldonado - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/11 with Gemma Foster, Nick Blackbeard

nblackbeard - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/11 with Dan Maldonado, Gemma Foster

Greg Pittam - Lead rpt - 22/May/11 with Clare Richardson

derico - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Cal

I'm short and the climb was really straight forward, do not pay any attention to the user saying it's all there if you're tall, it's just all there....
Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Mar/11

Tomar - Lead RP - 05/Mar/11 with Oliver Beesley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/11

Greg Pittam - Lead - 27/Feb/11 with Sophie Keltie

Kevster - Lead - 12/Feb/11

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with Rosea

Graham Westbrook - Lead β - Feb/11

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - Feb/11

peaches69 - Lead β - Feb/11

gb05 - Lead dog - 02/Jan/11 with Fuzzy

Steve Winslow - Jan/11

Justin T - Lead - 2011

Rosea Day - 2011

repeated clean 4/1/13
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 2011 with Nick Smith, Jon Didymus

Tim M - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/10 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 13/Nov/10 with cheesesarnie

Gingerdarren - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Barbara Ercolano

Phil Murray - Lead dog - 30/Aug/10 with Liz

Felt quite soft, more like 6b+ for someone of my height. Got it 1st redpoint; two decidedly thin sections with very small intermediate holds; good footwork required. If you're tall it's all there!
Phil Murray - Lead RP - 08/Aug/10 with Liz

thrutch - Lead - 11/Jul/10 with helen

Kevster - 13/Jun/10

Hidden - TR O/S - Jun/10

Wendy - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Bungle

Quite a dinky climb. Pleased to flash this. Pretty thin, then a little eliminate near the top but worthwhile.
catt - Lead β - 09/May/10 with Hardin

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/May/10

bbrowne - Lead RP - 03/May/10 with Kelly Atkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

Bristoldave - Lead β - 01/May/10 with douglas

Tomar - Lead dog - 24/Apr/10 with "Brosky"

tried last year first go this year
brices - Lead RP - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Feb/10

JimR - 27/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10

great technical climb...very different than the other climbs at brean.
bensendz - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10

Richard Hall - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/10 with Howard

a cool tecy climb
Peterjuliandawson - Lead RP - 17/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jan/10

could be very sketchey on lead
Luke d - TR O/S - 01/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Bates - Lead RP - 2010

1 rest
mikeshewring - Lead dog - 10/Dec/09

mikeshewring - TR RP - 10/Dec/09

Cowflinger - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/09 with Pete Lewis

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Sep/09

nblackbeard - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Darren Russell

Rope was already in place. Felt quite relaxed and found small holds but a great varity of things you could do with them. ie gaston ect. appears to exit on the left a little ealier than expected. ?Nice climb though, quite technical.
Gingerdarren - TR O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Wendy Coles

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with James Marshall, Tom Heslam

Hard for the warm up
Glyn - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Jonny

nice route
shyster boulder - Lead RP - 22/Mar/09 with giles cranstone

tombeasley - Lead β - 02/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/08 with Dean Howard

Paul Bowen - Lead β - 14/Sep/08 with John James

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Sep/08

Finally, definately deserves 6c+, hard clip.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 03/Jul/08 with Alex Malins

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Jul/08

tskelhon - Lead RP - Jul/08 with Bez

Desperate for grade of 6b+. Will try again when fresh.
Jon_Warner - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/08 with Tom

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

Tried to finish it a bit more direct the second time, but just went L to LO a bit higher than normal (direct all way was wet). Will go back and do it and claim it then. Lamborghini Atoll. Anyone know if this's been done?
Paz - Lead rpt - 12/Jan/08 with TS2

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jun/07

Billg - Lead O/S - May/07 with Susanne Richards

Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Sam Howel

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jul/06

LC - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/06

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - Mar/06 with paul

Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 25/Feb/06 with Paz

phsharpy - Lead O/S - Feb/06 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Jake Shaw - Lead O/S - 2006

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Dec/05

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Dec/05

Jo McCready - Lead RP - May/05 with Steve Yeoman

Rob Kennard - 2005 with Dan Kennard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Mark Kemball - Lead RP - 14/Nov/04 with Nic Dill

Paz - Lead RP - May/04

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - May/04 with Adam Mulholland

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Mar/03

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 2003

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Jason Parker

shoulders - Lead - 18/Feb/01 with mart, andy sharp, pete lewis, dai

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/97

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