Major Tom** E3 6a
[Kafoozalem about to go for the peg on Major Tom (E3 6a), Chudleigh, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A wild and powerful trip through some very impressive terrain with good protection and for the most part excellent holds. Start next to the large cage beneath the overhangs.
Stand on the cage and pull up to a short crack then up to a peg. Make a low traverse right on finger edges to jugs. Move up steeply to a peg high on the left and make a powerful move right to gain good holds that lead strenuously to the top. The steep wall right of the cage can be bouldered out to give a difficult start. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
No pushover. Start atop the cage, step up and take one of several methods to gain the obvious jugs under the roof (gear). A hard pull gains good holds above and right of the peg, then skip up and left past the tree to freedom.

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Kafoozalem about to go for the peg on Major Tom (E3 6a), Chudleigh © Rik
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This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/15

ferdia - 2nd - 10/May/15 with Andy

Be sure to waste as much energy as possible lunging for non-holds, it's a hoot.
Andy Moles - Lead G/U - 10/May/15 with Ferdia

tobydunford - Lead RP - 10/May/15

05/1/15. Tried today on lead, got to the small crimps parallel with peg. Didn't commit to next hold, boxed. Next time.
Ben Russell - Lead dnf - 05/Jan/15 with Jacob Straw

Hidden - 2015

A good climb that really gave me the drive I was looking for. For most of the route it has fairly positive holds and reasonable protection. Will have to try it on lead soon.
Ben Russell - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Tom Newberry

Brian H - Lead β - 21/Apr/14 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Apr/14

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with Colin

Had to rest a couple of time after clipping second peg. Should be able to clean it off next time.
R2B - Lead dog - 10/Nov/13 with Luke

Been putting this off for years for some reason, felt good but a little sweaty in 30 degree heat
Jack_F - Lead β - 14/Jul/13

JeromeT - Solo - Jul/12

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

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Mar/11

Bristoldave - Lead β - 06/Mar/11 with Harry

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Aug/10

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Sue Hazel

top rope failed messing around in the rain the only dry line
DCIGadget - TR dnf - 12/May/10 with Pete Callaghan, Dave Coley

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10

Justin T - Lead RP - 18/Apr/09 with Crispin

Cool route. Will go for a lead now I've seen the gear.
Justin T - TR β - 18/Mar/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 2009

Dave Searle - Lead - 04/May/08

sharmawho? - TR RP - 2008 with shunted

Marti999 - Lead - 24/May/07 with Mark Glaister

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2007

petegunn - TR - 01/Feb/99 with Matt Wilkes

Roget - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/97 with jon

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jun/96 with Noel

tuftynick - Lead - 1995 with ben winston

kristian - TR - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/91

Mickdenali - Lead - 1990

shark - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/87 with Nick White

Nick Biven - 2nd - 1987

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jul/85

Steve Bell - 1979

Simon cook - 1978

Simon cook - 1974

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
puddlechucker, dewrats

Total votes cast 14
hard E40 of 5
E40 of 5
easy E40 of 5
hard E31 of 5
E34 of 5
easy E30 of 5
hard E20 of 5
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hard 6b0 of 5
6b0 of 5
easy 6b0 of 5
hard 6a0 of 5
6a5 of 5
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hard 5c0 of 5
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