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Banshee* E2 5c

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[Sarah Worley seconding 'Banshee' E2 5c, Sea Walls, Avon Gorge., 3 kb]45m, 2 pitches. A neat little pitch. Start 50m up the ramp at the first section of pocketed wall below a thin crack in the grey wall 2m left of two rock anchor bolts. 16m. Climb the crack until level with two pegs on the left. Step left to the pegs and then climb the left-hand side of the shallow arete above to a final mantel onto a sloping ledge. A cable abseil station is a few metres up to the left. © ROCKFAX
P1 usually climbed on its own (abseil descent possible), good gear, with one spicy mantle move at the top. P2 is unprotected 4c climbing to the top.
G A Jenkin, D Viggers (AL) 16/Jun/1984

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

Photo: Sarah Worley seconding 'Banshee' E2 5c, Sea Walls, Avon Gorge. © _m.cox_
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Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/14

andy dunn - 2nd - 13/Jun/14 with Tom

Climbed clean and finished, but chickened out right where the route traverses left. Nice E1 5b.
pheotleyr - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/14 with Jana

Lucas H - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

Great route! Pleased to get to the top. Will have to try it on lead now.
squicky - 2nd - 15/May/14 with PeteM

Alex Winter - 2nd rpt - 07/May/14 with Alex

Great route.
alexjz - Lead O/S - 07/May/14 with Alex Winter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14

Joe Innes - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

zcsharp - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Joe Innes

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/14 with Harry Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14

Struggled to second this, very technical at the top. Good early season lead from Martin. Just 1st pitch to ab point.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd dog - 16/Mar/14 with Martin Haworth

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Andy

Very soft.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14 with Benno

danmullett - Lead β - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - 2014

Ahh
Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 30/Dec/13 with Neil

Twinged my shoulder yet again on the final mantle
Cheese Monkey - 2nd rpt - 12/Oct/13 with Neil

A bit gutted to fall off this time round. It's still hard even knowing roughly what to expect. Brutal flash pump.
Kemics - Lead dog - 20/Aug/13 with Groovy James

Having sworn I'd never get back on it after I finally ticked it on Lead, Luke decides he wants it as his first E2 lead ... Meant I had to amble up after him. Still hate it ;-)
Lil_Pete - 2nd β - 15/Jul/13 with Luke Hutchenson

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with james slater

My first proper trad fall, gutted to have not managed the climb cleanly, when I got back on the place I fell it was easier than I realised, just needed to bump my feet up. Then came the scary mantle!! On the other hand I am really pleased to have committed and taken a proper fall.
puppythedog - Lead dog - 24/Jun/13 with Mike Goldthorp

AJM - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/13 with James Reeley, Mike Goldthorp

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13

Alice Thompson - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Michael Porter

Went smoothly right up to the mantle, attempted 4 or 5 different methods each time a bit more pumped, first straight up, then slightly different hand position, then over to the right, very pumped at this point and about to go for it in a last ditch effort till i found a much much less desperate way which went easily.
Dean177 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Alan Dibben

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Dean Merchant

Alex Winter - 2nd rpt - 05/May/13 with James, George

struggled with the reach to the jug before the mantle.
georgeevans88 - Lead dnf - 05/May/13 with James, Alex Winter

georgeevans88 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with James, Alex Winter

on georges gear after he struggled to make the last big reach
James S - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with george, alex

skippington - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - May/13 with David Coley

Pretty steady all the way, gear where you want it, some nice moves. The topout was tricky but not the horror show I was expecting
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Alex Winter

On Nick's gear. Satisfying climbing. Had bailed off the lower part back in October after a rather feeble attempt.
Alex Winter - Lead β - 29/Apr/13 with Nick

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/13

steady. Tim pointed out the best nut placement i've ever seen
GuyVG - Lead β - 21/Apr/13 with Tim Lounds

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/13

AJM - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/13 with Helen Seaborne

superb route. Personally found getting the jug below the top rather harder than the infamous mantle.
hms - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13 with AJM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13

_m.cox_ - 2nd - 13/Apr/13 with stevewinslow

hard, very long reach at the first move of the crux section
hutchay - 2nd - 09/Apr/13 with Tom

Brilliant. Comedy Mantle = Genius!
TommityP - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/13

Kevster - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Good holds and nice sequences, tweaked my shoulder on the final mantle though :(
Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/13 with Neil

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/13

Heavily misread the crux sequence, so I decided to take a rest. went fine after I saw how it should be done.
pheotleyr - 2nd dog - 15/Feb/13 with Neil

HarryB - TR rpt - 12/Feb/13 with Shunt

HarryB - 2nd rpt - 06/Feb/13 with Al

Topped roped once in summer, Led first try today, although had to down clinb twice!
kelliroberts3 - Lead RP - 13/Jan/13 with Peter Rigby

First route with the legend that is Will Goldsmith.
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 04/Jan/13 with Will Goldsmith

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jan/13

Escaped right just before mantle
HarryB - Lead dnf - 10/Dec/12 with Danish

TDSvejstrup - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/12 with Harry Bloxham

Got nicely pumped on the way up just in time for that spicy mantelshelf!
AJM - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/12 with Mike Goldthorp

Lead after Andy on his gear, great route, exhilarating run-out mantle at the top!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 15/Nov/12 with Andy

Rest just below mantle. Spent too long hanging around
jon_ridley - Lead dog - 05/Nov/12 with Will Pope

becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/12 with Jon Ridley

Seconded previously.
Ed Babs - Lead β - 06/Oct/12 with Matt Perks

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Sep/12

Brian H - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - TR - 16/Sep/12

s.c.white - 30/Aug/12 with Dave Simpson

riddle - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Adam Ryan

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/12

Blew the o/s just below the mantle move. Rested and faffed for a while then went up with more determination to do the mantle which I did by the skin of my teeth
Jon Didymus - Lead dog - 09/Jul/12 with Rich

Pete Rigby - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/12 with Kelli Roberts

cem - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Chris Parson

tried to flash - got a flash pump instead, and rested on the pegs
Jim Brooke - Lead dog - 09/Jun/12 with Rich

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

drcorbasisgod - 2nd rpt - Jun/12 with Charles Moreton

tombeasley - 2nd β - 31/May/12

Very hot. Very dogged. And that last mantel move has been set by the devil himself! Curses
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 26/May/12 with caleb kemics

Ground up. 27 degrees, so hot. The ramp might have been a bad choice. Blew the onsight on the mantle and took a fair sized fall, (10meters?) Fortunately the wire held. Went straightforward 2nd attempt. Really quality route though, well deserving of 2 stars.
Kemics - Lead - 26/May/12 with Katherine

Rosea Day - Lead RP - 23/May/12 with Jerome Gill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

Pippa - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Amy

Spacetourist - Lead rpt - 13/May/12 with Yan, Donald

yan hawkins - Lead β - 13/May/12 with spacetourist, Donald 'Big Boy' Birchall

dropped the top move then it started pissing it down.
jiggerypokery - Lead dnf - 17/Apr/12 with Rosea Day

tom.e - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/12 with Charlie Everett

fun
jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Tom Glendinning, Geoff Pyatt

_m.cox_ - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/12 with Spacetourist

Spacetourist - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/12 with Matt Cox

I've lost count of how many times I've done this route, brilliant little warm up for the ramp! Starting to record repeat ascents in my local area now.
_m.cox_ - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/12 with Ben West

lukeh - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Pete Derrett

Lil_Pete - Lead RP - 01/Feb/12 with Luke Hutchenson

Pete Rigby - Lead dog - Feb/12 with Kelli Roberts

al99 - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/12 with Mike Coles

thomb - Lead - 14/Jan/12 with Gareth

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Tom B

James_86 - TR - 10/Dec/11 with Steve, Tom

Very pumpy. great effort by Rob.
JamesRich - 2nd dog - 19/Nov/11 with Rob stanfield

quality route. Was really nervous about getting on this as I have been saving it since watching Jack tank up it back in the summer.
Stanners - Lead β - 19/Nov/11 with James Rich

Justin T - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Toby

AlexD - 2nd - 13/Nov/11 with Aaron

Aaron Lines - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/11 with alex

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Toby

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Tom Gibbison

Really nice enjoyable route
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/11

thomb - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/11 with Mike, Darren

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Sep/11

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Beth

Yes! Didn't enjoy the mantleshelf all that much at the time but some good shouting and swearing got me through it! Ace route!
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Tom

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 25/Aug/11 with Becca

andy dunn - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/11 with Mike

andy dunn - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/11 with Tom, J

Short but a pump feast none the less. Didn't notice the 5c move really but gee doing that mantelshelf when you're boxed out of your head feels tough.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Darren

Fell off at the rib, climbed from the bottom after that with gear in place
Lev - Lead RP - 09/Jul/11 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/11

Gibbo - TR - 01/Jul/11 with Kev Little, Maddy moore

cornishben - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/11 with Pippa Froggatt

Tomar - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/11 with Tom

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with tomar

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Rosea

lukehodson - 2nd rpt - 24/May/11 with Sam Howell

lukehodson - 2nd rpt - 21/May/11 with Duncan

Dunx - Lead rpt - 21/May/11 with Luke Hodson

suffolknick - 2nd dog - 20/May/11 with clams

mantle feels much easier on second!
Jon_Warner - 2nd rpt - 17/May/11 with Dan P

Very cool climbing esp. if taken direct.
Jon_Warner - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Alex Malins

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/May/11

clams - 2nd O/S - May/11 with Jim

lukehodson - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/11 with Charlotte

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/11

nice
Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/11 with frank ramsay

Tomar - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/11

First pitch only.
crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/11 with Tomar

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Rosea Day - 2nd O/S - Mar/11 with Thomas Heslam

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/11 with max

Billg - Lead O/S - 2011

brices - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/10 with Lil_Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/10

Cornish_James - 2nd dnf - 02/Oct/10 with Will Attridge, Ross Davidson

Almost came off! Good lil' route. Rested once seconding Will the first time in Mar/08.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/10 with Ed Babington

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/10

Finished up slightly further right to avoid falling off the mantle like I did last time...
Greg Pittam - AltLd β - 20/May/10 with Sam Howel

simonf - 2nd - 18/May/10 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10

Notgnarly lead but went straight up rather than left; I lead on his gear but taking the right line; then notgnarly led again on my gear on the right line; finally, I seconded on notgnarly's line! First pitch only.
jelaby - Lead β - 13/Mar/10 with notgnarly

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Feb/10

got cool new beta on the mantel
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd rpt - 05/Feb/10 with Robin

Phil PBC - 2010

RedFox - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Tom K

Dunx - 2nd dog - 12/Sep/09 with Ru

James Marshall - Lead dog - 21/Aug/09

Greg Pittam - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/09 with Claire Durant

Greg Pittam - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/09 with Livi & Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/09

Marti999 - Lead β - 08/Jun/09 with Mark Glaister

briar4012 - TR dog - 08/Jun/09 with Marti

Hidden - Lead dog - Jun/09

Finally!
scorpia97 - Lead RP - 28/Feb/09 with Will Goldsmith, Caspian

Caspar - 2nd - 28/Feb/09 with Simon Reynolds

Paz - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/09 with WG

Fell off the top move and then did it clean
Dr Caterpillar - Lead RP - 11/Feb/09 with Howard

Ralphie_coombs - TR dog - Feb/09 with Adam mulholland

rested on the pegs, cool topout
Dr Caterpillar - Lead dog - 21/Jan/09 with Howard

wish i'd saved this for the onsight!
lukehodson - Lead rpt - 18/Jan/09 with Alan Sage

scorpia97 - Lead - 24/Dec/08 with Will Goldsmith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Nov/08

Paz - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/08 with BJ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/08

lukehodson - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/08 with Al Franks

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/08 with Luke Hodson

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/08 with Luke hodson

Paz - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/08 with WG

Direct LH variation/ RH finish.
Paz - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/08 with WG

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/08

Black crud variation.
Paz - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/08 with WG

Greg Pittam - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Sam Howel

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/08

Paz - Lead rpt - 27/May/08 with TS2, WG

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Apr/08

Paz - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/08 with WG

Paz - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/08 with HA

I'd been trying to finish this direct for ages, which I did. I found a new start on the way down too...
Paz - Lead rpt - 05/Mar/08 with HA

KRB - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/08 with Chris & Martin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

feilx - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/07 with Mike Soldner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/07

Had been a bit of a project- taken a few attempts
Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/07 with Caroline

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/07

CarolineH - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/07 with Dave

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/07

IceMonkey1982 - Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/May/07

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/07

Pitch 2 - there is gear there (a borehole down by your feet ont he right) adn it's fairy interesting - not loose at all.
Paz - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/07 with TE2

Paul Robertson - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/06 with Paz

Paz - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/06 with PE

Paz - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/06 with PE

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/May/06

Paz - 2nd rpt - 28/May/06 with AB

Paz - Lead rpt - 09/May/06 with AS

cornishben - Lead β - 24/Apr/06 with Chris Sims

Onsight? No sight - 3 hours to midnight.
Paz - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/06 with AS

Bern - 2006

Jo McCready - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Fat Tim - Lead RP - 22/Jun/05 with Nick Ingram, Simon Kimber

Will Homoky - 2nd O/S - Apr/05 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/05

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2005

phsharpy - Lead RP - 2005 with Bethan Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/04

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/04

Paz - Lead O/S - 18/May/04 with AS

cornishben - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Max Dutson

_m.cox_ - Lead β - Jul/03 with Adam Mulholland

Digger - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/03 with James Latham

simon kimber - Lead β - 2002 with Tony Penning, Gavin Cytlau

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/01 with Jason Parker

gimmer - 2001

shoulders - Lead β - 22/Oct/00 with mart, andy sharp, pete lewis

Hidden - 2000

Ally Smith - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Justine seconded
sadams - Lead - 30/Nov/97 with Team Midlands

lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/94 with Libby

chris sm - 2nd rpt - 01/May/94 with Francis Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/94

AndySL - Lead β - 18/Jul/93 with Tim

Pete Ogden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1983

Hidden - 1981

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 246 (0.4%)
Lead155 of 246 (63.0%)
Followed69 of 246 (28.0%)
Toproped6 of 246 (2.4%)
Alt Leads3 of 246 (1.2%)
Unknown12 of 246 (4.9%)

'Climbed'35 of 246 (14.2%)
clean O/S87 of 246 (35.4%)
clean β20 of 246 (8.1%)
clean rpt66 of 246 (26.8%)
clean RP9 of 246 (3.7%)
dogged24 of 246 (9.8%)
dnf5 of 246 (2.0%)