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The Blik** E3 5b

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[Dan Donovan on the top pitch of The Blik, 3 kb]A stern test of both mind and strength on one of Avon's most impressive walls. Start about 45m up the path from the base of the crag at a well-worn gearing-up spot below a tree on a ledge at 3m.. 1) 5b, 25m. Climb up vegetated ground above the tree and work easily rightwards to a peg under an overhang. Move down left, then make committing moves up the wall to better holds which lead leftwards again to a small overhang. Move over the overhang rightwards to a small ledge and climb the groove above to a small stance.. 2) 5b, 25m. Continue up the groove to an overhang and pull out right and then up into the crack that splits the spectacular final wall. Follow the crack to the left end of the capping overhangs and finish leftwards. © ROCKFAX
E Ward Drummond, P Morgan, C Woodhead (1 pt aid) May/1967

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

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This climb is in 51 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Rick hard Rock - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with james marshall

hmm.. I think liked it, but only after topping out ! glad I led the top pitch rather than the first pitch.
James Marshall - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with rich hard rock

Slightly harrowing with both the state of the fixed gear and the soft crumbly nature of a lot of the rock. Lovley day for a climb though.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Nick Smith

jcw - 2013

P1
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/11 with Marti

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

Johnny Baker - 2011 with Derek Toulalan, Dave Webster

Def E3. The only thing preventing a ground fall from the crux on pitch 1 is one old peg under the roof. Possibly 5c too.
frank ramsay - Lead - 04/Oct/10

Led pitch 2. A bit of a moment when I kicked one of my wires out! Felt spacey. Last man topped out just as rain arrived.
AJM - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Eric Sinclair, Ray Harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

Aaron Lines - 2nd O/S - 2010 with frank ramsay

Led P1
John Southworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Alex Jakubowski

IceMonkey1982 - 2nd - 04/Jul/09

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - 12/Jun/09 with Simon Kimber

billb - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Rich Smith

Led the easier top pitch
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with douglas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/07

Lead P2.
Paz - AltLd rpt - 29/Nov/06 with TI

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/06

Paz - AltLd rpt - 30/Jun/06 with TS

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Lead P2 (E1 5b? but nicer)
Paz - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/04 with AS

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/04

Ally Smith - 2004 with James Parrott

An enjoyable route on a good line.
KRB - Lead β - 07/Apr/02 with Chris & Martin

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1999 with Karen Ghiselli

lowersharpnose - AltLd - 08/May/95 with tombawimba

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/95 with Andy Gill

Roget - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/94 with jon

Okecroak - 2nd - 15/Nov/93 with I Butler

Pete Ogden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 1989

Solo. Seemed OK. Then 22 years later I lead it and was very worried.
frank ramsay - Solo - Nov/88

led p1. E2 5b,5b in Steve Monks (1980/81?)guide
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/88 with Andrew Tobin

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 03/Jan/87 with Gordon Jenkin

DDDD - 1987

bullybones - Lead - 1987

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily

JamieAyres - 2nd dog - 1985 with Graham Aveyard

Hidden - Solo rpt - Sep/84

andy gittins - 1983

stp - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/82

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/81

Hidden - 1981

steve L - AltLd - 08/Jan/78 with Phil Thomas, sharpie

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hard E40 of 7
E40 of 7
easy E40 of 7
hard E30 of 7
E33 of 7
easy E33 of 7
hard E21 of 7
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hard 5c0 of 7
5c0 of 7
easy 5c0 of 7
hard 5b1 of 7
5b6 of 7
easy 5b0 of 7
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 51 (3.9%)
Lead16 of 51 (31.4%)
Followed7 of 51 (13.7%)
Alt Leads18 of 51 (35.3%)
Unknown8 of 51 (15.7%)

'Climbed'20 of 51 (39.2%)
clean O/S25 of 51 (49.0%)
clean β2 of 51 (3.9%)
clean rpt3 of 51 (5.9%)
dogged1 of 51 (2.0%)