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Chulilla*** 7b+

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[winter evening at brean, 3 kb]Brean Downâs best sport route is well worth tracking down. Start on the large block as the ledge levels out. 17m. Step off the block into a steep corner and follow it strenuously to a semi-rest at the mid-height break. Step left and crank up the fingery wall before moving left to join Brean Topping at its last bolt. © ROCKFAX
M J Crocker 10/Feb/1990

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Photo: winter evening at brean © bensendz
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This climb is in 143 logbooks, and on 23 wishlists.

Got second attempt. First British 7b+. A lovely little route
Sarah Black - Lead RP - 23/Mar/14 with Dave Ripley, Paul Black

dave657 - TR dnf - 23/Mar/14 with sarah b, paul b

Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14 with Charlotte Warner

jonleighton - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14

jonleighton - Lead dog - 09/Mar/14

chakrit - Lead RP - 09/Mar/14

4th go, first 7b+!
adam 24 - Lead RP - 01/Dec/13

Pippa - Lead RP - 24/Nov/13 with Gareth

Second session - wet first half.
DorsetGareth - Lead RP - 16/Nov/13 with Andy Wiseman

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Oct/13

Defo need to return to try to get it clean.
DorsetGareth - Lead dog - 26/Oct/13 with Joe Kinsella, remus

Took a big fall yesterday at the top trying to make the penultimate clip. Came back today and finally got it. Felt pretty hard still
anthony henry - Lead RP - 20/Oct/13 with Ro

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Oct/13

greasy! 2nd go
anguskille - Lead RP - 21/Sep/13 with David

anthony henry - Lead dog - 30/Aug/13

Ed Booth - Lead β - 16/Aug/13 with Adam Booth

2nd RP
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 16/Aug/13 with Ed Booth

At last! So good.
thedoctorisin - Lead RP - 16/Aug/13 with chris scutt

Adam Booth - Lead dog - 11/Aug/13 with Ellen Cobby

Ramon Marin - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/13 with viki harvey

chrisscutt - Lead RP - 14/Jun/13 with andy, lee

Laurence Everitt - Lead dog - 10/Jun/13 with Ross Cooper

Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead β - 31/May/13 with Jim Pope, Gavin Symonds, Buster Martin

Did not expect to be anywhere near this, great climbing, will go after some rest.
thedoctorisin - Lead dog - 31/May/13 with chris scutt

dogged at the end of the day...lovely moves to be completed next time :)
Be Fuller - Lead dog - 18/May/13

tobydunford - Lead RP - 11/May/13 with Harry Martin

Luuuuuke - Lead RP - 06/May/13 with conner, Si

natalietanzer - Lead RP - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Apr/13

RP1, excellent climbing, flows well, good moves
davidliu - Lead RP - 20/Apr/13 with James Kay

Joe Innes - Lead RP - 01/Apr/13 with Drew

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Mar/13

Jay81 - Lead RP - 03/Mar/13 with Tomar

quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 24/Feb/13

drcorbasisgod - Lead dog - 19/Feb/13 with Marc Weisner

great climb but unfortunately did not do it clean. next time!
henry peter jenkins - Lead dog - 2013

Tomar - Lead rpt - 08/Dec/12 with Simon b

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Oct/12

natalietanzer - Lead dog - 03/Sep/12 with Adam

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Aug/12

Did the 7b variation mentioned in South West Climbs. 2 rests/falls I think (on the top section)
BeccaSnowden - Lead dog - 22/Jul/12

Softer than most...good though, glad to get it clean - Just missed the RP 2nd attempt in Aug/11, messed up footwork at the top (the crux?).
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 22/Jul/12 with Mike

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Rich Emerson

Kevster - Lead dog - 26/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Jun/12

Pocket move tweaked my finger, so i came down. Good route, but not worth injuring myself for.
jacobjlloyd - Lead dnf - 29/May/12 with Nicola

Had a quick top rope other day, 1st go 2day
peaches69 - Lead RP - 22/May/12 with connor

Wicked climb love the start section!
con321 - Lead RP - 20/May/12 with simon crisp

Hidden - Lead - May/12

flashed, after doing storm warning so I knew the finishing moves
Martin Cleaver - Lead β - 19/Apr/12 with Dan Gibson

Felt really hard a month ago, but went down pretty easily this time.. so psyched when setting off to lead it, I forgot to hang 3rd draw as did it.. oops!
derico - Lead RP - 14/Apr/12 with Jenny

Garrouli - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12 with Jak, Matt

Done! And not without a previous attempt falling off the last move. (Yes the easy bit).
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with Jenni

3 great days on it this week. Next week.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 27/Mar/12 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12

Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 25/Mar/12 with Jenni

Jon and Jenny were working this route, was interested in trying the start - couldn't get past the 3rd move!
danh86 - TR dnf - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Mar/12

iforwms - 2nd dog - 17/Mar/12 with Warner

Pulled an important hold off the start. Doesn't change anything but adds to the already punchy first half!
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 17/Mar/12 with Ivor

Finally! Had been on the route briefly before over the past few years. Never really worked it or did the correct finish. Felt like a flash hanging the draws. Great climbing, powerful, sequency and a little polished.
Glyn - Lead β - 11/Mar/12 with Dave Pattinson

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Mar/12

Slipped of the beginning first attempt but felt easy otherwise. Think I did from block previously time, so better style this time round.
quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/12 with Jenni

tried to OS
brices - Lead dog - 19/Feb/12

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 16/Feb/12 with Alexis Perry

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/12

An ultra moist pocked prevented success
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dnf - 12/Feb/12 with Rich Fox

Ciro - Lead RP - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Feb/12

could do some of the hard bi, very good climbing
Chubbard - Lead dnf - 21/Jan/12 with AJM

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Dec/11

put draws in and first redpoint. Great moves!!
Tris.w - Lead RP - 03/Dec/11 with will boxen

Woo, awesome, so pumped but just kept on cranking! Great route of two halves, although the rest is still a bit awkward. Psyched for brean!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - Dec/11 with Cailean Harker, Alex Harper

Cailean Harker - 28/Nov/11

Kevster - Lead dog - 27/Nov/11

Tomar - Lead RP - 17/Nov/11 with Rafael

Should have done sooner. Used sequence with left side-pull. I don't think this is an easy one for the grade.
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 13/Nov/11 with Ian

Ramon Marin - Lead RP - 13/Nov/11 with adam brown

Ian Ash - Lead RP - 11/Nov/11

TommityP - Lead dog - 16/Oct/11

EmilyElouise - 2nd dnf - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Sep/11

dan gibson - Lead RP - 04/Sep/11 with michael porter

Bristoldave - Lead RP - 17/Jul/11 with JonW

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/11

quiffhanger - Lead RP - May/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11

Jon_Warner - 2nd dog - 12/Feb/11 with Duncan

Hands frozen, fingers numb but second go.
Spacetourist - Lead RP - Jan/11 with Rosea

Steve Winslow - Jan/11

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 2011

TommityP - Lead dog - 2011

Yeah!! The lieing down rest worked a treat! A lovely sunny, winters day - perfect!
Wendy - Lead RP - 12/Dec/10 with Dean Russell

colesy - 12/Dec/10

easy 7b+
Luke Dawson - Lead β - 28/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/10

1st RP
tskelhon - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10 with chris davis, skeen

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 09/May/10

second go
grey wolf - Sent x - 01/May/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 04/Apr/10

Done in two halves, no move is too hard but is steep and unrelenting. Next time it will go with fresh arms!
BenNorman - Lead dog - 13/Mar/10 with Alex harper

Hidden - TR dog - 27/Feb/10

Sent first go today after working on it for 2 days...a really quality route the whole way, had to try hard and dig deep...psyched.
bensendz - Lead RP - 20/Feb/10

Big thanks to Ben who stood for a long time belaying me on it.
archiecb - Lead RP - 12/Feb/10 with Ben Broche

Feels good.
archiecb - Lead dog - 10/Feb/10 with Ben Broche

Hidden - Lead RP - Feb/10

was my first 7b+ on the 9 nov 09
Luke d - Lead rpt - 01/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

tom harrison - 2010

Though it was going to go yesterday, but had to come back. Very cool route, felt easy when it went. 7b+
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 09/Nov/09 with Howard

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Nov/09

The top bit felt nails.
Chubbard - Lead dog - 31/Aug/09 with AJM

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/09

rubben - Lead dog - May/09

Painful and surprisingly difficult bottom section to a poor rest at the break. Then an awesome ('ard) sequence between two-finger pockets on the upper wall.
Glyn - Lead dog - 19/Apr/09 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Sep/08

Billg - Lead RP - 14/Sep/08 with James Kauntze

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Aug/08

This polished piece of crap feels harder every time I get on it.
Paul Robertson - Lead dnf - 08/Jul/08 with Peter Shepherd

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Jul/07

Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 11/Jul/07 with Guy Percival

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jan/07

Damp day, not ideal.
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 01/Dec/06 with Guy Percival

1st redpoint. Really cool. Climbed again 10th may 2009. Think this is quite hard, top end 7b+, but it was the end of the day...
lx - Lead - 16/Sep/06 with fat boy

eddieclimb - Lead RP - 23/May/06 with Dan Savory

Paul Robertson - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/06 with Guy Percival

Ally Smith - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Jake Shaw - Lead RP - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 2006

I had a go on this on more occasions than I can remember (starting in 2003 when I thought I could never touch it) before I finally did it. Frankly I'm as surprised as anyone that I managed it. I only meant to get the clips back.
Paz - Lead RP - 26/Jun/05 with JH

Rob Kennard - 2005 with Dan Kennard

Richard White - Lead RP - 2005 with Rob Kennard

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - Sep/03 with Adam Mulholland

westyb3 - Lead RP - 2003 with Hammy

John Southworth - Lead RP - Jul/02 with Jason Parker

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 28/Jul/98 with woody

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Style of ascent

Lead128 of 143 (89.5%)
Followed3 of 143 (2.1%)
Toproped4 of 143 (2.8%)
Bouldered1 of 143 (0.7%)
Unknown7 of 143 (4.9%)

'Climbed'10 of 143 (7.0%)
clean O/S5 of 143 (3.5%)
clean β6 of 143 (4.2%)
clean rpt8 of 143 (5.6%)
clean RP68 of 143 (47.6%)
dogged36 of 143 (25.2%)
dnf10 of 143 (7.0%)