Cormorants Bill** E1 5b
[Escaping from the Cormorant's Bill, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A memorable climb of sustained interest that follows the appealing corner just right of the tip of the promontory. Start on high ledges below a large ledge at the base of the corner itself.

Mantleshelf onto the large ledge below the corner. Climb the sustained corner via jamming and bridging to an easing below an overhang. Pass the overhang with a big pull on good holds out to the left and finish more easily. Belay on the tip of the promontory. Scramble off along the crest of the promontory. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Escaping from the Cormorant's Bill © Kafoozalem
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This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

A great route, with the hardest moves maybe in the bottom. Getting up to, and breaching the roof was quite committing too though. As ever it was not the difficulty of the moves that held me back, but fear and lack of commitment. Took me ages!
manbat - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/15 with Luke Randall

Great climb. Tough move up through the roof. Was happy not to be leading it!
HaleAlex - 2nd O/S - Sep/15 with Alec Phillips

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/14

Have previously led, so not a little disappointed to have dogged the shit out of it today. Very sweaty, bit of a bitch, definitely E1.
Tom Last - 2nd dog - May/14 with Rich Hudson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/13

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2013 with Benno Wagner

Great route, deserves its stars and well protected. Absolutely boxed at the overhang, missed a foothold and had to rest. Quality climb.
Tom Last - Lead - 12/Dec/12 with Andy March

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12

E1 5b but very well protected (you decide). Not to be underestimated. Needs more traffic!
El3ctroFuzz - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Tom Thorpe

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/11

Bobby Gilbert - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Paul Abram

Rob Kennard - 2007

cem - 2nd - 16/Apr/06 with Graham Dolman

Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Oct/04 with Nic Dill

Nigel Coe - Lead - 26/May/03 with Amnon

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/01

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Sep/01 with Matt York

colin milton - Lead dog - 06/Aug/95 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/89

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/88 with Jon Clifford-Smith

shark - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/85 with Dave Marsh

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/82 with Ian Milne

Technically superb.
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 10/Apr/82 with Mark --, Mike Harber

Hammy - Lead - 12/Aug/81 with Rob Lawson

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 13/Apr/79 with Andy Bond

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
adam84, dready, johnpr, Dilwat, Master Chief, Michael Hood

Total votes cast 24
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