Golva** E2 5c

Rockfax Description
Sennen's most coveted crack-pitch is a test of technique and determination. Start below the long finger-to-hand-crack.
Follow the crack-line all the way to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

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This climb is in 166 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

elliptic - Lead - 04/Oct/15 with Nick E.

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Aug/15

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Sue, Tom thorne

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/15

I don't think this is actually that hard, I think it just leads you into trying to climb it in a way that's nails. Have a good look what's available, don't get sucked into tunnel vision and you might have it easier...
Justin T - Lead O/S - Aug/15 with Nancy

Jack Porteous - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/15

andrea83 - TR dnf - 08/Jul/15 with Hamish

Hamish777 - TR dnf - 08/Jul/15 with Andrea

Wind Rain and huge spray made it too greasy, plus running out of time in car park.
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/15 with Shaun Humphreys

waydan - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/15 with El Swiftos

very sustained... good gear, but hard to place.. found it pretty tough
dbrooks - Lead dog - 21/Jun/15 with Alex, Michael, Gareth

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with Michael P

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/15

Lewis Stewart - Lead RP - 17/May/15 with Jack Grey, Claire

Hidden - TR dog - 15/May/15

fulton333 - Lead dnf - 15/May/15

Took a fall and had two rest. Hard. Got some good beta off a local though
Dan0Me - Lead dog - 11/Apr/15 with James S, Geoff P

James S - 2nd - 11/Apr/15 with geoff, dan

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Apr/15

Martin Bagshaw - Lead dog - 03/Apr/15 with Neil Passmore

With aiders
clams - Lead dog - Apr/15

Cheese Monkey - TR RP - 15/Mar/15 with Peter

Dogged lead first. Too tired to lead again properly afterwards.
pheotleyr - TR RP - 15/Mar/15 with Ben

Hidden - 2015

Greasy and pumpy! Very nearly came off.
pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 2015 with Ian Faulkner

Hidden - Lead dog - 2015

ferdia - 2nd - 30/Nov/14 with Andy

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/14 with Ferdia

Worked ground up - slipped out of the last jam on the crux on the first attempt. Lowered off, pulled the rope and got it next time. Really pleased to send it - first proper crack climb, third E2, fourth ever lead fall... great day in great company.
Jack J Keogan - Lead RP - 28/Sep/14 with Will Mortimer, Luke Nolan

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

Hidden - TR - 01/Sep/14

Hidden - TR RP - 23/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/14

Set up the bottom-rope after my poor lead (taking a fall while reversing a move), and Loz made to the top with a great struggle for 2 hours in the end. Hat off to Loz!
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 19/Aug/14 with Loz K

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/14

Ewan Russell - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Tom Nichols

So so pumped on route, and very few of the jams felt particularly secure. Took a couple of falls, ran out of gas near the top of the crack below the break and backed off. Stripping the gear I didn't overly like the look of the final few moves either...
kyaizawa - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/14 with Emma Reynolds

Joemanglerocks - 2nd dog - 26/May/14 with Aiden

Hidden - TR - 07/May/14

Never been so pumped :-( some of the jams felt greasy and tenuous. Dogged first attempt. Got back on and got to the top with a long rest half way.
monsteratt - Lead dog - 06/May/14 with Dan Fairbank

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/May/14

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Caroline

CarolineH - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/14 with Dave

quite damp,but had somewhat pain-full hand-jamming fun trying this route
whiteexplorer - 2nd dnf - 18/Mar/14 with Dave Piper

Simon cook - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 2014

Pete Rigby - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/13 with Kelli Roberts

Fell off going into the big undercut (Someone elses gear up until here), finished it off from there in one push after a quick rest.
kelliroberts3 - Lead dog - 26/Aug/13 with Peter Rigby

Finally ticked! Loz interested me in this, coincidentally, as the route in his wish list. This is certainly one of the most eye-catching line in Sennen. I found steeper than it first appeared, but more face holds than it looks. I wish it'd be longer.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Loz K, Andy Rich

Tough route for me
Pixie-Andy - 2nd dog - 24/Aug/13 with Masa

Matthew Robinson - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/13 with David

chris j - Lead dog - 12/Jul/13 with Nick Saunders

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/13

Mathijs did it with a rest earlier in the week so tried it again but pumped out and lowered off. I pulled the rope and led it with his gear to the flake. Steady if you've got good stamina, no hard moves but sustained. A good route. With Mathijs on the BMC International Meet.
Misha - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Mathijs

drysori - 2nd - 16/May/13 with Viktor

Greasy. Slipped out of the crack
morganator - 2nd - 16/May/13 with International Meet Guest

Nick Wallis - 2nd - May/13 with BMC international meet

Fantastic, top end E2.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with ewan

stevorobs3 - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/13 with David Brock

Hidden - TR - 2013

janegallwey - Lead RP - 2013

Whoa, hard! Got pretty boxed. So much gear, but the bottom section is taxing. Not a sport climber's route, and no pushover at the grade. About as hard as The Butcher - top end E2.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/12 with Ben Corbey

tough little number, especially since hand jams are not my forte. moved lightly left at top of crack.
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Eric, Johannes

Brown - 2nd - 08/Sep/12 with Andy R

klo1981 - TR dog - 23/Aug/12 with Iain

Sustained, and polished jams makes it a bit of a battle.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Emily

Took 3 falls but eventually got to the top. Hard
jakenichol - Lead - 23/Jul/12 with Kayleigh Tremaine

burto - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with hertha

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jun/12

Peter Reynolds - Lead dnf - Jun/12

Found it quite hard with a debilitating back!
El3ctroFuzz - 2nd rpt - 30/May/12 with Joe Harris

Elaine Budden - 2nd β - 15/Apr/12 with tom bunn

Easy E2 5b!!
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Elaine Budden

Dan_Carroll - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/12 with mum

Pete Graham - Lead - Apr/12 with Rick Graham

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/12

gg4419 - TR RP - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Seemed easy, then seemed desperate, then seemed ok, then seemed desperate again, so bit of a mixed bag. Felt nice to complete it though!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - Aug/11

damp -felt hard, but on-sight with a lot of effort. top route!
nickcanute - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11

nick arding - Lead β - 30/Jul/11 with rob pitt

Rob Pitt - 2nd - 29/Jul/11 with Nick Arding

crack was very slimy
jas128 - TR dog - 23/Jul/11

myoung - 2nd - 09/Jul/11 with Tom L, Heather

Tom Livingstone - 2nd - 09/Jul/11

Hung around on the layback jugs for *AGES* before committing to what turned out to be fairly simple! Need to man up sometimes.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/11

a13x - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/11 with Jordan Phethean

pudding - Lead dog - 07/Jun/11 with alex peace

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/11

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 30/May/11

flyinfrenchy - 2nd dnf - 28/May/11

Fran S8 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

Meaty, had to rest - because of stuck gear... I wish :-)
Jez - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/11 with NJSharp

Hidden - 2011

mwatson - 2011

nickstephens - TR O/S - 19/Sep/10

colkurtz - 2nd dog - 02/Sep/10 with Robb

Good route although not really my style of climbing. definate E2
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

tom169 - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/10 with Pawel

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 14/May/10 with Becky McGovern

Harald - Lead O/S - 11/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/10 with michael porter

freakeystyley34 - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/10 with Dan

Hidden - 2010

Gus - Lead O/S - 2010 with whiters

pumped out and moved left before the good holds ran out at the top of the crack.
Dan_Carroll - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/09 with Beckholland

1 fall. Lowered off for good rest then did it clean.
Bobby Gilbert - Lead RP - 01/Aug/09 with Richard Morris, Alan Dovey

climber130887 - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/09 with roper

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/May/09

JackMountains - Lead dnf - 04/May/09 with Ben Snook

Think I went up it to strip.
Ben Snook - 2nd - 04/May/09 with Jack Milton

jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Dunc

DavidR - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jul/08

Tough route!
riddle - Lead dnf - 23/Mar/08 with Alastair

Lev - Lead dnf - 08/Mar/08 with Ingrid Fidi

Docent - Lead dog - 23/Feb/08 with stecu

Dan_Carroll - TR O/S - 30/Aug/07

shoulders - Lead - 09/Aug/07 with dai

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/07 with Ash

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

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

Hard work. Gillian is easier.
Dave Kerr - Lead - 30/Jul/06 with Olan Parkinson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06

bfreeman - Lead O/S - Apr/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 2006

Tough but very nice
timharrison - 2nd dog - Sep/05 with Sue Hazel

shark - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/05 with Annie

jmhood - Lead O/S - 2005 with Wayne Miller

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/03

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2003

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/02 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/01

jfletcher - Lead - 28/Apr/01

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/00 with jon

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Nick Bullock

craig h - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/96 with Janet Hannah

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/91

whispering nic - 2nd - 29/Mar/91 with Graham Iles

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/90

Hidden - Lead dog - Jul/88

Nigel Coe - 29/May/88 with Mick Green, Gordon Jenkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/87

Hidden - Lead - 1982

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 1978

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