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Low Profile*** E5 6b

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[Low Profile, Upper Wall, Avon Gorge, 2 kb]Superb and very sustained wall-climbing. Start at pockets in the wall just left of a small overhang, 4m right of the start of Arms Race. 20m. Climb up the pockets to meet the base of a short right-trending crack. Climb the crack to a peg and step right to a thinner crack. Climb this past another peg to a move right and a shakeout on the blunt arete. Move up to a peg and then climb the steepening wall past a peg on the left to the top. © ROCKFAX
Takes a disjointed crackline. Grade depends on finish used. The LH finish is best and hardest at E5. The original finish traverses R 20' below the top to the arete and is E4.
C Gore, L M McGinley (A Hall, P Long, finishing up Us 10/5/1980) (left hand finish M Corbett, G A Jenkin, M Donnan 26/4/1982), direct finish 10/5/1980 10/May/1980

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

Photo: Low Profile, Upper Wall, Avon Gorge © Will Goldsmith
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Decided to go for the onsight - wasn't expecting much - and fell off moving up to the good holds after the shake-out. I'd probably have just fallen off later anyway. Great route, hard to read.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 17/May/14 with Alex Winter

Alex Winter - 2nd rpt - 17/May/14 with Nick

2 falls just ran out of go
Cheese Monkey - 2nd dog - 14/May/14 with Alex W

Had flashed on a top-rope at the end of a session last week. First go today. Really good climbing. If you make it to the slot in one piece then it's a 7a clip-up! Maybe not 6b -- there aren't really any very hard moves, although it's tricky to read at the top.
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 14/May/14 with Ben Darby

Just a clip up, but pretty scary at the top with a very blind sequence on random crystal bumps. Essentially safe with enough good pegs even if the top one blows.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

Nearly! 1 rest.
AJM - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/13 with James Reeley, Mike Goldthorp

Superb sustained wall climbing, quite thin at times but never desperate, not 6b but several 6a moves, such nice rock - cracks, crimps, pockets, a slopey top, classic!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with James R, Andy

Bold start - Easy when you know how. Better route than I thought it would be.
gazhbo - Lead RP - 17/Feb/13

drcorbasisgod - Lead dnf - Sep/12

Spacetourist - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Lydia

_m.cox_ - 2nd rpt - 16/Mar/12 with Spacetourist

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/12 with Matt Cox

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/12

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Feb/12

E5 version. 2nd go today, have worked the route on previous session. Such a nice route.
Tomar - Lead RP - 05/Feb/12 with Mike Coles

Unsure of date. As with all the routes on this wall Low Profile is significantly easier when you know where the holds are. Safe 7a (ish).
Richard Hall - Lead RP - Feb/12 with Martin Crocker

colesy - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/12

A fairly steady E5, though a couple of sections felt tricky to read in a completely unchalked state.
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/11 with Pete Saunders

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Sep/11

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - 24/Jun/11 with Jason Williams

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Jun/11

Pippa - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/11 with Richard

I actually made it to the top this time, even if I did sit on all the pegs and chicken out up the arete.
Paz - Lead dog - 17/Aug/08 with WG

Sat on penultimate peg, did a move then bailed right.
Paz - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/08 with WG

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Aug/07

1 fall.
Paz - 2nd dog - 18/May/04 with AS

Ally Smith - 2004

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Apr/00

Roget - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/99

Pete Ogden - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/99

guy xavier percival - 1999

Pete Ogden - 1990 with Nigel Birtwell

Great route. 6a not 6b. Original finish is E4 and direct is worth E5.
stp - Lead - 01/Dec/83

Hidden - Lead RP - Oct/83

Hidden - 1981

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Style of ascent

Lead23 of 36 (63.9%)
Followed8 of 36 (22.2%)
Toproped1 of 36 (2.8%)
Unknown4 of 36 (11.1%)

'Climbed'6 of 36 (16.7%)
clean O/S7 of 36 (19.4%)
clean rpt3 of 36 (8.3%)
clean RP8 of 36 (22.2%)
dogged10 of 36 (27.8%)
dnf2 of 36 (5.6%)