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The Coral Prison VS 4c

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Some fine rock and a stunning setting, although the climbing is bold to start with. There has been a small rockfall but the line has been reclimbed since. Start at the far west limit of Flake Ledge (as for Damson). Gain the ledge at 3m and move up and left to a good horizontal crack. Pull up and left boldly to good, well-weathered holds, and continue leftwards more easily on good rock with better protection to a final short wall and the top. Stake belays above and to the right. © ROCKFAX
From the arete on the left of flake climb up to ledge /overhang move around on to west face, keep moving left till you can climb the center of the wall on good holds.stakes far back. a very good route
P Oxley, D Sharman 07/07/1985 07/Jul/1985
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This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Peter Lovell - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

Knelt on ledge and crept along; but told after there were holds above i could have used; good gear: small nut and 2.5 cam just before going up the wall.
halfwaythere - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Lee

Safe at the grade. Nice route, but too short, really.
clipskipper - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Sue Hazel

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/13

jamespilgrim - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Sue

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - 2013

Nice, never 4c though and probably not VS. Bit stiffer than the S 4a it gets in the CC SW Select guide though, HS 4b seems about right. Adequate gear despite the bold description in the 2012 Rockfax (who give it VS 4b).
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Craig

Very enjoyable
DreadyCraig - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Ivan B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/12

All mouth and no trousers!! Lovely route! More like HS 4a though poof next door seemed harder
Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

easy but bold in parts
Dave Mahon - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Brian Mead

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12 with Andy Mosienko

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/12

risby - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Alan Blanchflower

tev - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with Gary

Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Ris Wright

Ed Griffin - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Alaric

Alaric - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Ed

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Anna

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/08

aged_ape - Lead - Apr/08 with LM

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/06

brian watson - Lead O/S - 2005 with scott titt

MoWalker3 - 24/Aug/89 with Joe

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
nick hawkins, andyfeds, leonjones

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Style of ascent

Lead16 of 28 (57.1%)
Followed10 of 28 (35.7%)
Unknown2 of 28 (7.1%)

'Climbed'9 of 28 (32.1%)
clean O/S18 of 28 (64.3%)
clean rpt1 of 28 (3.6%)