Red Rag to a Bull** E5 6b
[Laurent climbing red rag to a bull, 2 kb]25m.

Rockfax Description
A quality excursion packed with hard climbing and topped off with a well-positioned steep slab. Start at the thin right-leaning crack as for Rustic Wall. Move up the thin crack-line to a peg and make a couple of hard moves up left to a good pocket. Climb up right past a bolt to gain and follow a rightward trending, strenuous thin diagonal crack to a good hidden hold. Make a powerful pull up to a short crack in the wall above to good holds. Gain the recess above and from its right side move up onto the slabby wall and traverse left above two bolts to a small niche. Climb the slabby wall boldly, first up and then right to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the thin crack in the center of the wall to a peg and make a reeeeach to a mondo jug in the pocket. Clip the bolt and storm up and slightly right to where two cracks meet in a Y shape. Take the crack on the right to where is ends then move up to a little cave. Have a breather, clip two stonking blots and teeter up the lovely slab above.

M J Crocker, M Ward 31/May/1986

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, Trad climbs for sport climbers, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Photo: Laurent climbing red rag to a bull © JamieLewin
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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Sort of retro-flash of previously dogged ascent I suppose. Remembered beta for bottom crux at least. Got very pumped lacing the gear in, ace top wall to finish.
Justin T - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/15 with Sue

Paul Baller - TR dog - 17/May/15 with matt stevens

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 2015

Reachy crux, pumpy!
petegunn - TR - 30/Dec/14 with Davina

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Dec/14

Jon_Warner - TR dog - 23/Aug/14 with Jenni, Tom

Must lead.
Jon_Warner - 2nd dog - 17/Aug/14 with Jenni, Tom

Hidden - 2nd RP - 17/Aug/14

Hidden - 14/Apr/14

Hidden - TR - 07/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Jul/13

F7b ish?
Chubbard - TR dnf - 09/Jul/13 with J Robinson

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/13

Yay! At last.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead RP - 23/Apr/13

Found the crux really hard, managed it in isolation but not linked to anything. Will have to get some fitness and come back.
thomasadixon - Lead dog - 14/Aug/12 with Becca

7a+/7b perhaps. with great gear. will do.
Jon_Warner - TR dog - 03/Jun/12 with Jenni

Justin T - Lead dog - 15/Apr/12

Flash on the day been on it before but never had it clean till today, pumpy
Marti999 - Lead β - 13/Mar/12 with Sam Ferguson

One fall just before the cave, ultra pumped!
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - 2nd dog - 13/Mar/12 with Marti Hallett

Stone Muppet - TR dog - 10/Mar/12 with am

3 stars!!! Great climb, lumpy lower bit and a pretty lively slab at the top!
Ged Desforges - 2012

Hidden - TR rpt - 27/Dec/11

So pumpy. Nearly fell when a bit of the crack fell off below my feet. Hated the slab. Great route
gazhbo - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/11

Very humid!!! Good route but Im going to have to buy more chalk as I used so much on it.
westyb3 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Heather Ogston

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Jul/11

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/11

Crux is probably at the end of the crack near the start of the route but the time is spent mostly trying to work out the top slab... good route, kinda ruined by the bolts tho...
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Tom Rogers, Rosea

Hidden - TR dnf - 18/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/09

Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

Good gear most of the way
Jon_Warner - TR dog - 13/Apr/09 with Mark Glaister

With one fall. Bloody exciting top slab.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead dog - 08/Nov/08 with Geoff

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/May/08

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - TR dnf - 08/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005

Southern Mark Smith - Lead β - 2002 with Rob Kennard

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/May/99

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Joe Innes, brices, Tomar, _m.cox_, Jon_Warner, oldmanrivers

Total votes cast 24
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