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[Gundabad (E1 5b), 3 kb]Climb the wall just left of Necromancer to a break at 10m. Step left and follow a line of pockets to easy ground. Finish leftwards.
R A Broomhead, A Burnham Jun/1980

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This climb is in 279 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

BicycleBradley - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/14 with Mel

Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Audry Morrison, Mark Lee

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/14 with Geoff P

BicycleBradley - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14

2nd E1 :) Lots of small wire placements. Nice pockets. Some committing moves.
Deary65 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Georgia

First clean E1!! Fantastic route and not one to be underestimated.
thom_jenkinson - Lead β - 09/Jun/14 with Laurence Falconer

Hawkgirl - Lead O/S - Jun/14

steve phillips - Lead rpt - 25/May/14 with David

nicknicely - 2nd dog - 21/May/14 with brian

Direct finish (repeat).
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 21/May/14 with Nick Nicely

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/14

mes32 - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Wilki

miriamclaire - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14

Truly splendid climbing. Highly recommended for a first E1 (take the time to guess what size gear you might need to take though)
Kyle87 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

EmilyElouise - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/14

Finished direct through the capping bulge (at Mark's suggestion). Makes a more satisfactory line to finish, and allows for a much better belay position directly above the crux wall.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/14 with Clare

James S - TR rpt - 29/Mar/14 with ric, si

hutchay - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Emily Palmer

Cheese Monkey - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/14 with Juliuus, Neil

TommityP - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/14

Brilliant climb. Going through the final overhang is worthwhile.
The Pylon King - TR rpt - 11/Mar/14 with Mr Shunt

Dan0Me - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with Tom P

TommityP - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/14

good climb, interesting moves
bigtimematty - 2nd - 07/Mar/14 with tom

Had a vague but completely wrong idea of the sequence on the lower wall from last time; got too pumped trying to work it out and had to rest once before I realised where I was meant to be going.
Stuart William - Lead dog - 22/Feb/14 with Chris H

James Jackson - 2014

pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 14/Nov/13 with Mike

Awesome route,just managed to stay on. scrabbled up the second crux
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 14/Nov/13 with Peter

Smooth lead after seconding a couple of days ago. Amazing climb, definitely one of the best trad routes I've done so far. Doesn't feel like HVS, but neither quite like E1.
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/13 with Trystan

andy dunn - 2nd - 10/Oct/13 with J

Excellent climbing, excellent gear. Couldn't be much better really. Only hard HVS though.
pheotleyr - 2nd β - 07/Oct/13 with Ben

Well good
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13 with Peter

Nice 2nd half, decent exposure
Tristypants - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with David Pribelszki

MikeC59 - 2nd - 02/Aug/13 with Ian L

Hard work in the heat but a very enjoyable 1st E1
steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

Rock_Monk3y - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13

out of shape, felt much harder than last time
kirsten - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/13 with Kirsten

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13

Friendly E1, loads of small wires and a couple of threads
Shone - Lead - 10/Jul/13 with Ian Butterworth

hms - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Jenny

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 25/Jun/13 with Ric

Had top-roped this a couple of years ago. Great to come back and lead it.
bonelessivar - Lead RP - 25/Jun/13

zcsharp - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13 with Ollie Stevens

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Harry Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

Justin T - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Aniela

sarahrowlands - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Sarah R

Rowan Mitchell - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13

Take small nuts to protect the lower wall, which I think contains the more serious climbing. The upper wall is big moves but not hard, and the gear is better. A great climb and not as soft as I was led to believe!
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Emily

Gibbo - 2nd - 02/May/13 with Sash Coombes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/13

James S - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/13 with ben

Ben Russell - Lead dog - 28/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Ollie, Geoff Pyatt

grp - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with jon_ridley

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Feb/13

Luke Davies - Lead - 05/Feb/13

kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Peter Rigby

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/12

Cool pockety wall near the top.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Will A

Excellent well considered lead by Fletch, great moves on an excellent climb. The second slightly dyno crux came as a bit of a surprise!
mrmattwright - 2nd - 30/Sep/12 with Adrian Fletcher

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Brucifer - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/12 with alan rosier

Steady lower half, then a small struggle to get the thread in to protect the foothold-less but brilliant pocket pulling crux at the top bit. Recommended - soft touch E1 and very enjoyable.
Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/12 with Liz

Nice technical climbing with good rests between the hard sequences.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Toby

Ybot Htulk - Lead - 31/Aug/12 with Ivan

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/12

arandall - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with remus knowles

fairly straightforward and good small nuts pretty much all the way. top half really cool pocket pulling.
James S - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with chris

Scotsken - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Jamie Evans

TommityP - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/12

On pre-placed gear
EmilyElouise - Lead RP - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Billg - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Rob Mcallister

Another steady lead from you Mart. Really enjoyed seconding this in todays perfect conditions.
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/12 with Martin Stanfield

Got a bit of info about the route from Rob before the off. Was really good with the hardest bits being getting over the shield and starting into the pockets out left.
Stanley - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Stanners

Awkward to belay and ab off
Jon Didymus - Lead rpt - 24/May/12 with Rich

Felt 5b, but good gear. There is a brick sized wobbly block about 1/4 way up, that will likely fall down soon (very wobbly). I used it gently. The upper crux traverse to the pockets is brilliant! Have two stars.
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with SarahF

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 13/May/12 with Clare

Tim M - Lead rpt - May/12 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - May/12 with cheesesarnie

Lovely climb, one to lead.
puppythedog - 2nd β - 30/Apr/12 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/12 with James

one day this will be my first E1 lead, and that will be on a day when the heavens dont open just as i get to the first tricky bit. great route
kirsten - 2nd - 07/Apr/12 with paddy

Great effort James. Welcome to the E club!
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook

My first E1. the tops half with the pockets is absolutely amazing!
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Steady climbing from James on his first E grade route.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 25/Mar/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

catemuir - 2nd - 17/Mar/12 with Alex Pattison

aipattison - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Cate Muir

zcsharp - 2nd - 14/Mar/12 with Tom Mansfield

First E1!
HarryB - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/12

stoneback - 2nd dnf - 29/Feb/12 with Brian

Last time I did this route I placed a Wallnut 1 to protect the upper crux, but as I climbed past it I lifted it out with my knee! This time I stacked two wires in and also placed the small thread just above. Much more comforting!
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 29/Feb/12 with Nick

Possibly my favourite E1, worthy of 3 stars.
TommityP - Lead rpt - 2012

First E1. Amazing second Half!
lukerathmell - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Ali Macphee

ali macphee - 2nd - 27/Nov/11 with lukerathmell

First successful E1! A really good climb :)
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/11 with Tom Henshall, Charlie Beard

cbeard - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/11 with Tom Henshall, Katherine Ross

mattshort - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with Phil Porter, Alan Murray

Good slabby start on good holds that were a bit hard to spot. Pockets on the second half were fun too.
Alan100 - Lead - 23/Oct/11

Dave89 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Phil P

Jim Brooke - 2nd rpt - 16/Oct/11 with John Southworth

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Jim Brooke

danp - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/11

Just fantastic all the way, the most amazing pockets and nut placements.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Nick

TommityP - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11

beetleb00 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

Half ropes would have been nice although I think I got slightly lost on the upper section. Will have to go and try again to be sure.
Stuart William - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Beth Morgan

BethM - 2nd - 23/Aug/11

thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/11

BeccaSnowden - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/11 with Tom

Superb route, really enjoyed it, liked the foot work at the beginning, I didn't do the strenuous pocket pulls as Andy did but traversed aross higher up.
BB1 - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Andy Carson

mandy - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with bridgette

Hidden - 2nd β - 05/Aug/11

first time leading. Went too far left on the pockets, down climbed, then did the move far move straight up to get better feet.
hms - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/11 with Jenny

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/11

colinkeb - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/11

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with gary burgess

simply cracking. no pun unfortunately. took a low line on the traverse and felt well protected and solid at 5b. 2 stars at least
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Phill Butler

well protected and some nice pocket pulling. would make a good first E1 for someone
stvredmond - Lead - 29/May/11 with Helen Norris, Sean mercer

Helnorris - 2nd - 29/May/11 with Sean Mercer, Steve Redmond

timstyles - 2nd rpt - 13/May/11 with Huw Howells

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - May/11 with Ed Heslam

Already done before but went again for the camera.
Quarryboy - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

Stanners - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

JPGR - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11

First E1 - really good route!
Clay C - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Will A

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

georgeevans88 - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/11 with Harry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/11

Sweet route felt confident not often I climb at this grade :)
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Rob Stanfield

fell once apporoaching ledge, shouldnt have though. Fantastic route, the pockets towards end of route were wicked!
Stanners - 2nd dog - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Lisa

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/10 with Helen S

went too far left then couldn't reach the crux move - gutted, cos it was clean apart from that!
hms - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/10

Pretty straightforward!
explodingsprouts - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Ev

not the best route i have done.
adam cooper*super* - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with jack folland

Very dusty and dirty
Jack_F - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with adam cooper* super*

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/10 with Dave Frost

andy dunn - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/10 with J

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/10

Ah, one hand rest..... :-)
Quirina - 2nd dog - 25/May/10 with Neil Larsen

Lovely, lovely,lovely shame its not about 300ft longer!
ecowaller - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Paula

SC - 2nd dnf - 18/Apr/10 with Matt

nice route - would have been good to have had more than 1 set of nuts...
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Big Ben

trev_f - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Mick Ward

benjaminevans - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Wall Monkey

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10 with tomar

Tomar - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/10 with Tom

I usually carry several nos. 1&2 Rocks & Wallnuts, and used them all on this.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with Clare

JPGR - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Steve Ahern

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/09

gdb4060 - Lead - 30/Jun/09 with Will

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/09

riddle - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/09

AlexD - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with joeurwin

luke13 - Lead β - 06/Jun/09 with Juile

HVS 5a
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Alan Sage

GeorgeArmstrong - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Heather Loosemore

JimR - 02/May/09

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/09 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Tom

benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Remus Knowles

luke13 - 2nd β - 16/Mar/09 with Dec

deklan - Lead - 16/Mar/09 with luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09

Firt E1 not on-sight though
Protheroe - Lead rpt - 06/Dec/08 with Douglas Hamilton

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Claire

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Claire

cy - 2nd - 11/Oct/08 with Al

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/08

leigh - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Ed

Rested on pockets after a drama removing gear.
Jord64@msn.com - 2nd dog - 25/Aug/08 with Jim Jarvis

felt harder then when i did it four years ago!
The Pylon King - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/08 with Beesley (oliver)

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Guy Percival

Did it with Ro and Willa. Generally quie well protected, with a good sequence up to the break.
AJM - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Ronan Kavanagh

deklan - Lead - May/08 with dad

mattf77 - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with ben

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/08

Much easier second time around. Plenty of protection if you have enough small wires.
Humpty Dangler - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Mar/08

django - 2nd dog - 17/Feb/08 with neil larsen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/08

An amazing route with character. First half, steep up to the break, with an awkward crux that is all about foot position. I fell off at this point, then tried again and found the foothold that gave me the height to get both hands in the crack. Once at the break, the second half features a smooth wall with incredible deep and sharp pockets. The first one was a bit of a stretch but the route opened up nicely after that. Definitely one to return and lead.
Humpty Dangler - 2nd dog - 09/Feb/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Feb/08

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - 2008

Adam Girling - Lead - 02/Nov/07

Adam Girling - Lead - 02/Nov/07 with ross t

Hidden - Lead - Oct/07

gonggashan - Lead - Sep/07

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07 with Muriel

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Aug/07

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Pops

timstyles - 2nd β - 03/Jun/07 with Jon Bradley

Soft touch but good.
jon bradley - Lead rpt - Jun/07 with Tim Styles

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 28/May/07 with Clare

chris sm - Lead rpt - 16/May/07 with Ben Sutton

"Wrong handed" myself on the step left to the pockets, and came off. Did it fine second time round.
Epic Ebdon - 2nd - 29/Apr/07 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Tim Ebdon

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07

gimmer - 2007

Matt Tranter - 2007

1st E1. I thought pro was better than it looks from the ground.
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/06

Soft touch for an E1. Lots of bomber no.1 and no.2 nut placements.
My Gravity - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Laurence

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/06

django - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with Rob Snell

MikeC59 - Lead - Jul/06

MikeC59 - Lead - Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Mar/06

maresia - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/06 with Mike Kann

An absolutely cracking route and slightly soft at the grade. Small wires absolutely essential!
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Richard Baker

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Dec/05

JamieAyres - 2nd rpt - 27/Dec/05 with Nick Ingram

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/05 with Ben Fridland

al99 - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Jeremy king

Marq - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/05 with Daniel Dennehy

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005

phsharpy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Nick Abrahams

JamieAyres - 2nd O/S - Jul/04 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - Lead β - Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/04

Marti999 - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 28/May/04

Hidden - 23/Apr/04

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/04 with Duncan Powell

cem - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/04 with Joe

cornishben - Lead O/S - 2004 with Haggis Harris

Hidden - Lead - 18/Oct/03

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Laura

evhall - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/03 with SM

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/03 with rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/03

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/02 with Katie

DavidR - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/02 with Jemma Wadham

Jim Brooke - 2nd rpt - May/02 with James Latham

Boxy - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/02 with Mick

James Moyle - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/02 with P. McCourt

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/02

My favourite route in the Coombe. Excellent moves up the top wall
KRB - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/02 with Chris & Martin

Hidden - 2001

Stone Muppet - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/99 with Vic

leland stamper - TR dog - 01/Aug/97 with richard baynes

chris sm - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/97 with Dom Goodridge

had seconded year before
Jon Didymus - Lead RP - 14/Jun/95 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Michael Hood - Lead - 08/Aug/94

Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/94 with Paul, Rongor

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 14/Nov/93 with dave w

AndySL - Lead O/S - 1993 with Mark

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Voting
Total votes cast 175
hard E20 of 61
E20 of 61
easy E20 of 61
hard E12 of 61
E134 of 61
easy E119 of 61
hard HVS6 of 61
HVS0 of 61
easy HVS0 of 61
hard 5c0 of 58
5c0 of 58
easy 5c0 of 58
hard 5b0 of 58
5b46 of 58
easy 5b10 of 58
hard 5a2 of 58
5a0 of 58
easy 5a0 of 58
3 Stars5 of 56
2 Stars39 of 56
1 Star12 of 56
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Style of ascent

Lead170 of 279 (60.9%)
Followed98 of 279 (35.1%)
Toproped3 of 279 (1.1%)
Unknown8 of 279 (2.9%)

'Climbed'57 of 279 (20.4%)
clean O/S137 of 279 (49.1%)
clean β9 of 279 (3.2%)
clean rpt57 of 279 (20.4%)
clean RP3 of 279 (1.1%)
dogged14 of 279 (5.0%)
dnf2 of 279 (0.7%)