Smoove Groove* E6 6a
[Rich deep in concentration on Smoove Groove, E5, Sea Walls, Avon Gorge, 2 kb]E5 5c in 1992 guide - unprotected at either grade.
M J Crocker (with peg side runner) Dec/1972

Photo: Rich deep in concentration on Smoove Groove, E5, Sea Walls, Avon Gorge © Jon Didymus
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Started this on top rope but quickly drifted onto easier ground. Will go back to it once I've got a better idea of the line.
Nathan Chrismas - TR dnf - 22/Mar/15 with Becky

Hidden - Solo RP - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Mar/14

Monk - TR O/S - 22/Feb/14

With toprope practice, but my first route of this grade for a long time, so was just nice to remember what they feel like! With the side runner E5. Really good friction even in the sun!
Dr Toph - Lead RP - 18/Jun/13 with Emily

Velo Orange - TR RP - 17/Jun/13 with Toph

Pete Rigby - Lead RP - 18/Nov/12 with Merlin March

clams - 2nd O/S - Nov/12 with PR

Headpoint. Not hard, probably not E6 though I lack experience here! Good balancy climbing.
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 29/Sep/12 with Becca

Flashed it on a top rope, then had it on the lead. Used side runner. Great route!
westyb3 - Lead RP - 09/Jul/12 with Matt Cox

With bomber side runners which i think makes it a very easy E5
richiebongo - Lead RP - 02/Feb/12 with Nick Smith, Jon Didymus

Trying to convince myself to solo, but realistically will shunt it some more and then lead it. Will claim E5 head point if I lead it.
Stanners - TR rpt - 10/Jan/12 with Shunt

akhughes - 2012

Had toproped a while ago, maybe a year. Using the side runner makes this a very good E5. First go via the easy start, which I suspect most people use. I then had a quick go at the hard, bold start with gear clipped, then did the whole thing again with proper start.
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 05/Dec/11 with Martin Crocker

Hidden - TR dnf - 02/Oct/11

Maybe a few more top rope ascents and then a lead.
Stanners - TR O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

j miller - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11 with Rich Fox

el_monty - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11 with sam ferguson

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - TR dog - 10/Apr/11 with Rich Fox

F6c?
Chubbard - TR O/S - 08/Jan/11 with AJM

Hidden - TR - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - TR rpt - 17/Oct/10

aww felt harder than last time
Quarryboy - TR dog - 03/Jul/10 with Comrade Shunt

clean on top rope after 2 falls there is only 1 hard move at the beginning which is a long reach to a terrible micro crimp I am sure I could lead it if I got it really wired .
Quarryboy - TR RP - 10/May/10 with UCR youth squad

Hidden - TR dog - May/10

Hidden - TR rpt - 27/Apr/10

Hidden - TR rpt - 21/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Phil PBC - 2010

richiebongo - TR RP - 2010 with Nick Smith

Terrapin Man - TR O/S - 14/Oct/09

Greg Pittam - TR β - 06/Oct/07

Used a different sequence every time which made the solo feel a little sketchy. Not very hard or tenuos climbing but definitely 6a.
phsharpy - Solo RP - 02/Jan/07 with Alex Barrows

Hidden - Solo RP - 02/Dec/06

It took me ages to do this waiting for all the kids to finish abseiling down it with their muddy boots. One bold move in the groove and all is over. Generous at E6
KRB - Solo rpt - 09/Nov/06

Ricky Rocks - Solo RP - 07/Nov/05

Hidden - TR RP - 11/May/05

Think I first decided to use the `side' runner on this day.
Paz - Lead dnf - 29/Jan/05 with FM

Lev - TR RP - 04/Oct/03

Hidden - 2000

guy xavier percival - 1999

mark-abz - TR - 05/Mar/88 with Andy W

5c in Steve Monks 1980 guide - suprised at current grade. I arrived in Bristol in summer/autumn 1985
Pete Nugent - TR - 27/Oct/85 with Paul Castleton

Hidden - TR RP - 14/Jul/78

Hidden - TR - 1973

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