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Zombogies Direct* E1 5b

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An excellent pitch on superb rock. The start is a touch bold. Start on a belay ledge up and right from the larger belay ledge at the base of The Corpse. 26m. Step up to a smaller ledge on the right and from its left side boldly climb leftwards from a vertical borehole with a low peg at its base, to good holds. A stretch gains a jug and further good, but concealed holds that lead up and then leftwards to a junction with the ledge at the base of the upper corner of The Corpse. Now head off rightwards following the pleasant right-trending narrow groove to easier ground and a big tree belay. Walk off or abseil from the tree. © ROCKFAX
W O R Hill, D Bradley (Zombogies, climbed with 4 aid pts by B Annette, M Thompson 1961 was freed by M J Peacock in 1971) Apr/1967

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs.

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steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Jamie Roberts

zcsharp - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Steve Gibbs

Really nice technical moves and sustained.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Martin Haworth

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Andy

James Jackson - 2014

thedoctorisin - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with chris scutt

chrisscutt - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13 with oly

Excellent. Take some small and mid-sized cams. HVS 5a? Just a little bold at the start followed by lots of great gear and lots of jugs up to the midway ledge of the corpse. Then a little runout but easy climbing to enter the top groove. Easier and better than the Lich I'd say, maybe a bit harder than the Corpse.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/13 with Mike

Nice climbing on a warm November day. Even better when I found the jug.
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 25/Nov/13 with Peter

andy dunn - 2nd - 09/Aug/13 with J

So many jugs for the gorge! Very easy for an E1.
zcsharp - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/13 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/13

Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/13 with James S

really enjoyed this actually. run-out enough to keep you concentrating through so really absorbing climbing
James S - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/13 with ben darby

Jenny Seaborne - 2nd β - 06/Jun/13

route finding seemed v tricky and he gear in the middle section appeared to be totally absent so I had an appaling runout before the ledge, So whereas the climbing may not have been too desperate I think this defo deserved the E grade
hms - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Jenny

MikeC59 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/13 with Ian L

HarryB - Lead O/S - 02/May/13 with Matt

evhall - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13 with Dave F

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Nick and Jamie

Hard to tell because I was on toprope, but felt quite soft for the grade.
Nick Russell - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Jamie, Alex Winter

zcsharp - 2nd - 05/Mar/13 with Alex Winter, Nick Russell

I don't think this is soft. Especially if the low peg in the borehole on the adjacent route is avoided.
Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with martin

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/12 with Tom

Super soft, HVS. Good climbing all the way.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/12 with Becca

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Nick Smith

tim_mcd - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with jelaby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12

Diane - 2nd - 30/Sep/11 with Andrew Tobin

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Steve Winslow

Great climb, felt really strong and the moves all flowed - eventually!
gilbert - 2nd - 22/May/11 with Jonathan Percival

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/11

gripped01 - Lead - May/11 with Gilbert

Ed Babs - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/11 with Marti

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/11 with Ed Babington

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/11

alasdair19 - 2011

jonbwoy - 2011

Such a good route - technically not that hard (if you ignore the tricky downclimbing to get back on route when I began to veer on to The Poacher) The gear is slim and I had to work at it to get good placements but it's pretty good when you get it. Timed it just right to avoid the heavy shower that fell as we were abbing off.
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with J

Nice route.
Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Gary Lewin

ace route 2 stars. The gear was a bit spaced and not the best when johny started coming up on the second all my gear fell out part from 2 bits. The gear may of held a fall but didn't want to test it this is why I thought it deserves E2 5B
Dale - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with johny

Phil PBC - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/08

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Andy Hayes

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Andy Hayes

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/08

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with douglas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/07

RedFox - 2nd - May/07 with Tom K

Lev - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Cormac McFarlane

Not very hard at all
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Rob Scheicl

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/05

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005 with Alex Barrows

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005

IceMonkey1982 - 2005

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/04 with Graham Dolman

KRB - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/04 with Chris Bridges

Digger - 2nd dnf - 20/Aug/03 with James Latham

Paz - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Jason Gotel - TR - Jul/02

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/01

Ally Smith - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 1999

lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/95 with Adam

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/95 with Andy Gill

line slightly different then - started more left of boreholes
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Aug/85 with Gareth Williams

Might deserve E1?
stp - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/83

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/79

Steve Woollard - Lead O/S - 1973

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Total votes cast 62
hard E20 of 21
E20 of 21
easy E21 of 21
hard E13 of 21
E17 of 21
easy E17 of 21
hard HVS3 of 21
HVS0 of 21
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hard 5c0 of 21
5c0 of 21
easy 5c0 of 21
hard 5b0 of 21
5b10 of 21
easy 5b9 of 21
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Style of ascent

Lead41 of 71 (57.7%)
Followed23 of 71 (32.4%)
Toproped1 of 71 (1.4%)
Unknown6 of 71 (8.5%)

'Climbed'16 of 71 (22.5%)
clean O/S50 of 71 (70.4%)
clean β1 of 71 (1.4%)
clean rpt3 of 71 (4.2%)
dnf1 of 71 (1.4%)