Chulilla*** 7b+
[winter evening at brean, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Brean Down's best sport route is well worth tracking down. Start on the large block as the ledge levels out.
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

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: winter evening at brean © bensendz
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This climb is in 208 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

tommccluskey - Lead RP - 04/Oct/15 with Joshua Lewis

Beefy Bert - Lead RP - 04/Oct/15

rachelvlc - Lead dnf - 04/Oct/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/15

Matt.c.Warner - Lead β - 21/Aug/15

1st redpoint
richiebongo - Lead RP - 16/Aug/15 with Nick Smith

hard going left to last bolt
climbomaniac - Lead dog - 16/Aug/15

Played on the first half. No giveaway.
DrGav - TR dnf - 17/Jun/15 with Luke

Laurence Everitt - Lead dog - 06/Jun/15 with Sarah Burkett, Ross Cooper

2nd go
highrepute - Lead RP - 10/May/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/May/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/May/15

brices - Lead RP - 26/Apr/15 with Llinos

Still hard! Got spent figuring out the moves and putting the draws in. Second go dogged it again and couldn't clip the last bolt (easier to do from the next hold rather than pumpy swapping on the jug below the bolt?). Third go on TR, still dogged it but was tired and fingers were hurting from the sharp holds and pockets. Need another day on it! Mark got it on his first proper redpoint, good effort!
Misha - Lead dog - 19/Apr/15 with Mark S

peaches69 - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/15 with luke

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Mar/15

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/15

Felt easy on the send, as these things often do. Superb route.
ericinbristol - Lead RP - 05/Mar/15 with Max (legs)

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Mar/15

So tried this route having already been 3 days on. Felt good going bolt to bolt, especially on the top section near pockets. What a route! Definitely keen to come back and redpoint.
Ben Russell - Lead dnf - 18/Feb/15 with Jacob Straw

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Feb/15

JM - Lead β - 08/Feb/15 with Stevo

The living end. Unpleasant desperate polished moves and a personal bÍte noire - pockets
shark - Lead dnf - 06/Feb/15 with Eric

TomJ - Lead dog - 10/Jan/15 with derico

Andy Smallwood - Lead dnf - 05/Jan/15

EmilyElouise - 2nd dnf - 01/Jan/15 with Tom

Hidden - TR rpt - 01/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Dec/14

Third tie-in today, by the skin of my teeth. I was all over the place after clipping the final bolt.
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 19/Dec/14 with Nick

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Dec/14

really nice climbing on the top section
holister - Lead RP - 06/Dec/14 with tomar, lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Dec/14

Great conditions, everything just fell into place this time.
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 05/Dec/14 with Helen

Great route, well chuffed to get this second redpoint, will be back for more!
hankyc - Lead RP - 04/Dec/14

Pulled a flapper off on the second attempt.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 30/Nov/14 with Alex Winter

Got all the moves fairly quickly on top-rope. Skin was really sore though, and I sacked it in after one pathetic redpoint.
Alex Winter - Lead dog - 30/Nov/14 with Nick

yan hawkins - Lead RP - 30/Nov/14 with _m.cox_

3 times up, one on TR. Definitely doable but need to nail the footwork at the top of the crux.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 20/Nov/14 with Helen

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Nov/14

Marti999 - Lead dog - 05/Nov/14 with Alex Dennis

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Nov/14

Nearly a coveted retro-flash but not quite, 1st RP
Justin T - Lead RP - 01/Nov/14 with Nancy

Seem criminal to put it as dogged when it was just one little mistake. Again!
Kevster - Lead dog - 31/Oct/14

2nd go
WB - Lead RP - 29/Oct/14 with Andy M

Wasn't going to bother, but it's really good, particularly the campussing moves over the bulge !
James Marshall - Lead RP - 11/Oct/14 with wendy

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Aug/14

afrosam - Lead dog - 16/Aug/14 with Trisha Murphy

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jul/14

Carl Watkins - TR dog - 08/Jun/14 with Bill G

Billg - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14 with Carl Watkins

After watching Ian on the bottom crux, got to the resting ledge in one go. Got beta on the crux from a guy at the crag - very useful as the pockets weren't immediately obvious. Two very hard moves, first getting the pocket next to the triangular incut and then getting the crimp above with a high right foot (crux for me). The rest of the moves are just hard as opposed to very hard! Apart from the awkward rest (not too bad in a semi sitting down position on one leg), there is little respite until the last few moves. Got to the top first go with lots of attempts on the two hard moves. By the second go I was a bit spent so couldn't do the hard move to the rest ledge clean despite trying from the ground several times. In the end could only do it after a rest on the bolt. Getting the left foot high seems to do the trick but it's still a hard pull when tired. Dogged the rest but improved the foot positioning for the crux - getting the left foot up slightly helped to get the right foot in position. Took a couple of falls trying to clip the last bolt as was getting pretty pumped but managed it in the end just as Ian was suggesting grabbing the draw! One to come back to - should go with more work and being fresh for the redpoint.
Misha - Lead dog - 08/Jun/14 with Ian W

alek - Lead RP - 01/Jun/14 with James Kay

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/May/14

Kevster - Lead dog - 17/May/14

DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 04/May/14 with Michael Porter

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

Hidden - TR dnf - 23/Mar/14

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 - Nov/13

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

Second go, such cool moves!
rhoslynfrugtniet - 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.
ollie_e - 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

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.
ollie_e - 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

Nice climb. Hit the good hold at the end of the crux on second attempt, think I would have ticked this if I'd been a bit more patient and spent a bit of energy working the moves first.
drysori - Lead dog - 19/Mar/13 with Jesamine

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 Kelly

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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - 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 rpt - 28/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/10

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

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

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 01/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

tom harrison - 2010

gazhbo - Lead RP - 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

LC - Lead RP - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jan/07

Kev Little - Lead RP - 2007

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

Dan Savory - Lead RP - May/06

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

Hidden - 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

Southern Mark Smith - 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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