Central Wall*** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
A high-quality climb on very good rock, with a lot of fixed protection. Start on a grassy ledge at the base of the line.
From the left-hand side of the ledge, climb boldly up a small corner in the blunt arete to double pegs. Move up to a peg in the wall above and traverse left to a small corner which leads to a hole, thread, peg and good nut. Move up to the overhang above, peg, and make a difficult move to get established above it, peg. Climb the weakness above to the shallow depression with two bolts in its left wall and climb it to its end, from where moves left reach an abseil station. © ROCKFAX

R Harrison (A C Willmott, D J Hermalin with 2 pts aid 10/Jun/1972) 07/Jan/1978

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

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Fell at the start of the crux. Hard, pumpy and very good!
Cheese Monkey - 2nd dog - 17/Sep/15 with Alex W

Mint. Pretty sustained through the bolted section. Spent ages arsing about at the crux -- was repeatedly led astray by the chalk into duff sequences.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/15 with Ben Darby

Fantastic route, a little bold up to the first peg but well protected thereafter. Extremely wobbly peg just right of the lower off was entertaining.
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 27/May/15 with Tom Harrison

Fun! the bomber thread gives confidence for a hard move over the bulge, and two bolts protect some hard moves on smeary feet afterwards. While this takes some of the adventure away, it would prob be very difficult to protect otherwise. Admittedly clipped them quite thankfully at that moment. =)
climbomaniac - Lead O/S - 17/May/15

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 02/May/15 with john

John Tanner - 2nd β - 02/May/15 with Bristoldave

With Iain's gear and beta.
Ed Babs - Lead β - 26/Oct/14 with Iain Moodie

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

Great route,plenty of gear,felt easier than Pink Wall,didn't feel hard for E4
just one more - Lead β - 01/Oct/14 with lucas

All a bit damp after a week of rain, so crux through bolts felt very hard, despite having done it clean a few years back when seconding MWE. Very good, technical climbing throughout, stunning route!
msoldn - Lead dog - 10/Nov/13 with Mark

Not the best choice for my second route after three years off climbing.
Avon Man - 2nd dnf - 10/Nov/13 with msoldn

Got spanked by the bolted section. Felt really hard for 6a.
Kemics - 2nd dog - 18/Nov/12 with Enduro Dan

like a hard sport climb on head wall. Getting the draws in is hard enough let alone onsighting it. f7a+ by bolts?
dan ely - Lead dog - 18/Nov/12 with Kemics

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/12

great route, slightly easier than MWE, but there is a big detatched flake you layback round which is a bit scary
Billg - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Rob Mcallister

Proper sustained climbing through the second crux, cool roof below - just a great climb. Chuffed to get it clean.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Becca

Took a few attempts to figure out a way to do the crux
BeccaSnowden - 2nd dog - 23/May/12 with Tom

Went sliightly off route at the second bolt and fell. Amazing route.
colesy - Lead dog - 01/Feb/12

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

Still nails 2nd time round. Worked crux out eventually. F7a?
Chubbard - 2nd dog - 17/Jul/10 with Ray

Hidden - Lead dog - May/10

mis read lower section on tr 2 rest all moves done
alasdair19 - 2010

Fantastic! Dogged the bolted bit.
Chubbard - Lead dog - 18/Oct/09 with J Robinson

JimR - 18/Oct/09

just one more - Lead dog - 04/Jun/09 with tim b

Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 04/May/09

Clean up to both of the bolts which I sat on. Bit pissed off I blew it.
Paz - Lead dog - 05/Apr/07 with GC

tom.e - 2nd dog - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/04

Another good climb on this fine section of rock
KRB - Lead β - 19/Oct/02 with unseconded

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/99

Roget - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/98 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 1984

stp - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/83

Hidden - Lead β - 1983

Steve Bell - 1981

Hidden - Lead - 1981

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