Main Wall Eliminate** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
An intimidating pitch featuring both delicate and strenuous climbing. Start at the peg and nut belay of Krapp's Last Tape.
Climb up rightwards past a peg and up a shallow corner to an overhang, pegs. Pull over the overhang at a tiny corner, 2 pegs, and continue to a bolt. Steep climbing through the overhangs above on reasonable holds gains a break and bolt above. Head upwards to a shallow depression with two bolts in its left wall and climb it to its end, from where moves left reach an abseil station. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Climbs the wall right of Krapps Last Tape.
From the initial belay ledge of KLT, climb up, peg, and right into a shallow groove, peg. Climb this to its end, peg, then pull right, peg, and make a series of hard slopey pulls,into another groove peg then bolt. Pull up to a good undercut (Friend 3.5) then left over the bulge to a rest, bolt. Move right and climb a difficult steep and slippery groove past two new resin bolts, then traverse left to a belay (which is in dire need of replacement)

C King (C Jones, F E Bennett at A2 on 12/Sep/1965 and with 1 aid pt by A Strapcans, R Harrison 1976) Jun/1978

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, Trad climbs for sport climbers, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Bristoldave - Lead β - 23/Sep/15 with Ben

Introduction to Avon's weird style. Good climbing with a crux mantle at one third.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/15 with bristoldave

Very good route - not one to climb in the sun. Came off mid crux, flash pumped and absolutely parched! Thought the crux was very difficult to read, but maybe I'm not dialled into Avon weirdness at the moment. Went fine 1stRP.
ollie_e - Lead RP - 10/Jun/15 with Charlie

Clean to the crux, 2 Falls then to the top from the good rest after the overhang.
Chubbard - Lead dog - 10/Jun/15 with Ollie

A great route with a rather bold start.
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 31/May/15 with Tom Harrison

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/14 with Steve Barnard

Brilliant climb - tough first roof then good yarding and a rest before the crux. Agree with whoever said harder than CW, safer after the start though.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/12 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - 2nd dog - 30/Oct/12 with Tom

i snapped off one of the pair of pegs at the top of the initial groove by hand! (can be backed up)
Billg - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Bob Brewer

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Jun/11

Foot popped off between two crux bolts, utterly battered after spending 2 hours getting that far lowered off bolts. Had been a long day already but felt pretty hard.
Justin T - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/10

billb - Lead dog - Aug/09 with Mike S

Stunning climbing throughout. Only just managed to get though crux clean, foot holds thin and getting a bit polished. Staying left on second overlap appeared a lot easier.
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Will

brilliant route
Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 2009

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/04

Great climb. Good moves through the overhangs
KRB - Lead β - 28/Jul/02 with unseconded

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/96

Hidden - 06/May/96

AndySL - 2nd O/S - 1996 with Tim

Roget - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/95 with jon

rockaddiction - Lead O/S - 1995

frank ramsay - Lead - 1989

keefe - 20/Aug/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/88

DDDD - 1988

rest point
shark - Lead - 15/May/87

Mike Owen - 16/Oct/84 with Simon King

Hidden - Lead - 1984

steve L - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/83 with Alun Richardson

Seconded before in April 82
stp - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/83

andy gittins - 1983

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/82

Steve Bell - 1981

Hidden - AltLd - 1981

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Alex Winter, EyebrowTom, dan ely

Total votes cast 32
hard E50 of 11
E50 of 11
easy E50 of 11
hard E44 of 11
E47 of 11
easy E40 of 11
hard E30 of 11
E30 of 11
easy E30 of 11
hard 6b0 of 10
6b0 of 10
easy 6b0 of 10
hard 6a0 of 10
6a10 of 10
easy 6a0 of 10
hard 5c0 of 10
5c0 of 10
easy 5c0 of 10
3 Stars8 of 11
2 Stars3 of 11
1 Star0 of 11
0 Stars0 of 11
Bag of .....0 of 11
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean RP