Rustic Wall*** E3 5c
[Rosea Day on "Rustic Wall Direct", 3 kb]25m.

Rockfax Description
Immaculate wall-climbing described here with the now popular direct and logical upper variation. Start 6m left of a small shallow cave at ground level below a thin right-leaning crack.
Pull up to a small hand-ledge just left of the crack and move left and stretch for a positive pocket, bolt above. Climb directly to a good break and continue in the same line on incut holds to a wider horizontal break and large cam placement. Pull straight up the wall above and finish steeply on good holds. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The route starts at the base of the L-R 45 degree crack (although it is not followed.) Climb straight up to a huge hold, which is traversed to the left until it is possible to reach a large pocket above. A series of moves on more pockets leads to a rest in a large horizontal break, this is then traversed rightwards until you reach a short corner, which is then climbed until it is possible to find a line to the top on some variably loose holds.

R Harrison, R A Broomhead 09/May/1980

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, Trad climbs for sport climbers.

Photo: Rosea Day on "Rustic Wall Direct" © Rosea Day
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - TR rpt - 01/Oct/15

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Sep/15

afrosam - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Si

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Harry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15

Brian H - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Kafoozalem

ferdia - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with Burton

burto - 2nd - 17/May/15 with ferdia

Hidden - 2nd β - 16/May/15

Shares the majority of the climbing on Video Kills, but the bit of independent climbing it does have isn't as good. Still worthwhile though. Didn't find any loose holds in the top groove.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Pablo

Soft E3 - no bad holds! Great route.
ollie_e - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with ro jones

red_rhodesha - 2nd - 18/Apr/15 with Ollie Elms

Very friendly E3. Still. a nice wall climb.
R2B - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Justin

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Harry Martin

Joe Innes - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/14 with Jamie Lewin

Amazing climbing on B E A utiful holds. Best E3 I have done for a while, if ever. Would be a classic in Spain!
Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/13 with Alex Harper

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Jul/13

will909 - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - TR - 10/Jul/13

O/S of the short section that's different to the direct anyway. Worth doing.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Becca

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

My first E3, from only VS! Awesome climbing, soft for the grade! Started raining when I was at about 10 metres.
Joe Innes - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Jamie Lewin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12

maddy.c - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - TR rpt - 27/Dec/11

Did the direct last year so did the normal version this time. Think I prefere the direct.
westyb3 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Heather Ogston

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/11

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Rosea

first E3
Rosea Day - Lead RP - Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/10

Gibbo - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Pete Milner, Ollie Keynes

ian d f - TR - 2008

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - TR - 29/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/06

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Neil Ireson - Lead - Jul/05 with Pete M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2002

Tim M - 2000

rapidrich - TR O/S - 03/Sep/99 with Katie

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/99 with Stone Elworthy

Nigel Coe - TR - 1998 with Norman Wright

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 1994 with joel

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
max_dickens, Jon Didymus, Owen W-G, Hawkgirl, andy dunn

Total votes cast 38
hard E40 of 13
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