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Peryl*** E4 6a

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[Take care topping out on Peryl!, 2 kb]Quarried perfection. Sustained and intricate climbing with good protection and rock. Start on Breakfast Ledge.. 1) 6a, 30m. Follow Lich Gates to its second (poor) peg and step up left to below a small overhang. Good nuts in a short crack down to its left. Move up over the overhang, 2 pegs, and then climb a flared groove below a pink wall, peg on left, rightwards to a difficult exit, 2 pegs, and a rest on the right. Traverse the fingery break left, 2 pegs, to a bolted stance.. 2) 6a, 25m. Climb up the wall on the right, peg out left and a bolt on the right, to a groove and 2 pegs. Follow the groove to a left-trending break and move left, peg, and up into a small overhang capped corner/groove, peg. At the overhang go left, peg, and pull over the overhang to finish. © ROCKFAX
R Harrison, G A Jenkin (pitch 1 C Perry D Pearce (4 pts aid) 28/Jun/1968, pitch 2 C Perry, J Harwood (2 pts aid) 17/Nov/1968 (finishing up PWT?)) 18/Dec/1977

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50.

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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14

Led both pitches. Had to dig deep on pitch 1, almost off in a couple of places. Pitch 2 (E3?) a bit of a contrast, more balancey with a superb finale. Both pitches gave excellent climbing.
AJM - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Helen Seaborne

Had hoped that, 2 years after my previous failed attempt, this would go better. P1 went fine until a move requiring a huge reach just before the finger traverse. P2 went fine until it became apparent I didn't know how to 'udge'!
hms - 2nd dog - 24/Sep/13 with AJM

Aaron Lines - AltLd - 07/Oct/12 with frank ramsay

AlexD - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/12 with Marti

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Alex Dennis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/12

Bit ignoble really - it wasn't that I couldn't do the moves - but I couldn't do them all back to back and range out of strength. Was very glad indeed of the high bolt to protect the second.
hms - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/11 with Tom

Crux reach to the big pocket felt pretty hard, probs easier if you're tall. Brilliant climbing if a bit reliant on pegs.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with helen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

Fell off twice on P1 :(
Chubbard - 2nd dog - 31/Jul/10 with Ray

Hidden - 2006

led P2 (a less strenuous 6a).
Paz - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/05 with AS

Ally Smith - 06/Jul/05

Did it in one pitch. Brilliant sustained climbing
KRB - Lead β - 26/Sep/04 with unseconded

Down climbed from the top of the ramp after too long. Second had always wanted an excuse to do Dawn Walk (S).
Paz - Lead dnf - 02/Sep/04 with AS

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

AndySL - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/96 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/96

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/96

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Mar/95

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/89

frank ramsay - Lead - Mar/88

DDDD - 1988

Hidden - Lead - 1988

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Nov/85

Mike Owen - 21/Oct/84 with Pete Craig

Previously spelled Peril and given E3. Done twice at different times so as to lead both pitches.
stp - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/83

andy gittins - 1983

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/82

Hidden - 1981

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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 33 (42.4%)
Followed6 of 33 (18.2%)
Alt Leads7 of 33 (21.2%)
Unknown6 of 33 (18.2%)

'Climbed'12 of 33 (36.4%)
clean O/S14 of 33 (42.4%)
clean β1 of 33 (3.0%)
clean rpt1 of 33 (3.0%)
dogged4 of 33 (12.1%)
dnf1 of 33 (3.0%)