Lost Cause** E4 6b
[Nico Tardy, Lost Cause, Back Bowden Doors., 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
14m. A good route with hard but safe (if you don't mind a bit of flight time) climbing. Reverse the last section of Duke of York then use the flake to make tough moves to reach better holds. Finish up the flake and flutings above. Photo on page 327. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain.

Photo: Nico Tardy, Lost Cause, Back Bowden Doors. © Russell Lovett
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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Really fun. Hard and safe. I was so cold I bulldosed my way through static.
sparkass - Lead β - 27/Feb/15 with Mike Shorter

D.Russell - Lead RP - 21/Feb/15 with Madeleine, Ri, Mike

mshorter - Lead β - 21/Feb/15 with Dougie, madeleine, ri

nigel pearson - TR RP - 06/Jul/14 with Robin

Give up on 6b for the time being
robertmichaeladams - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/14 with Dave Bulley, Bex

Onsight. Pleased.
samwillo - Lead - 12/Mar/14 with Malin Kvist

le t - Lead RP - 02/Sep/12 with ross

didnt have a guide book so spent a while trying a rediculous direct start, took a few big falls then decided to traverse in, got the heel on then remembered im not flexible!
Ginger McGrath - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/12 with peter, ally, nat, thom simmons

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Mar/12

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Dan Walker

Pre placed Gear
NDD - Lead β - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - Feb/12

Gus - Lead rpt - 26/Nov/11

Gash onsighter, whack effort. Put heel on jug and realised i'm not strong. Punter.
Dave Warburton - Lead dnf - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead β - Oct/10

had one of those 90% sure I'm going to drop this moments, went for it anyway and stuck it (the second time...)
oliwarlow - Lead - 15/May/10 with Adam W

Ross Kirkland - Lead β - 2010

westaway - Lead RP - 12/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Nov/09

mgeek - Lead β - 22/Sep/09 with adam hughes

akhughes - Lead β - 22/Sep/09 with Mgeek

Boy - Mar/09 with Fiona Fullwood

andi turner - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/08 with grimer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06

ground up
ali_robb - Lead RP - Jul/04

Beardyman - 2000

sadams - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/99 with John Boyle

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with Pitcairn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 24/Apr/94

Many falls on my first ascent but did not top rope it.
Steve Crowe - Lead - 24/Oct/93

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, Stevie989, Brendan, Dervey, Hinchrn, Trevera, Matt Harle, hobblingfool, PeteH, rob askew, clarky, Evoman

Total votes cast 9
hard E50 of 3
E50 of 3
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hard E40 of 3
E42 of 3
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6c0 of 3
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Clean RP