Outward Bound** E3 5c
[Committing to the reach on Outward Bound, E4 6a, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
12m. The right arete of the upper wall gives a fine pitch which is low in the grade - for the strong. Climb straight through the lower roofs to a cramped rest, then head slightly rightwards, linking mostly good holds, by powerful climbing and long reaches. There is enough gear for those who can hang on and place it. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Safe roof climbing with one reasonable reach and lots of good gear. Fun.

Photo: Committing to the reach on Outward Bound, E4 6a © Mikeyc
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Tried and failed last year, biiiig move for me and finally got it, great little route.
HaddRoots - Lead G/U - 01/Aug/15

westaway - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/13

Ginger McGrath - Lead rpt - 06/Jan/13 with luke hunt

mshorter - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with ry

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Patch

best short route ive done in ages! wish i'd lead it!
Ginger McGrath - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with thom simmons

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with Lawrence

wence - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Rob

a13x - 2nd dnf - 01/May/11 with Matthew Gibbings

Greased off the enormous jugs at the top twice. I blame it on post-rain grit and being a hopeless punter.
Alex Winter - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/10 with M. Gibbings

scott gibson - Lead - 01/Sep/10 with graeme read

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

andi turner - Lead - 29/Jul/10 with Mark Sharratt

scariest part was the bottom, with the flimsy holds (avoided if possible)
oliwarlow - Lead - 15/May/10 with Adam W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/09

Great climbing! Huge move! Very well protected! E3 6a
dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/09 with Pete Abernethy

CalumC - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Andy Moles

E2 6a? Hard move but safe as can be.
Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Calum

akhughes - Lead O/S - 08/May/08

Greg Boswell - Lead β - 08/May/08 with Neil Mgeachy

mgeek - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with adam hughes

Great fun route, but really only one hard move so a nice easy tick for grade (but who is complaining!?)
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Viv

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/05

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/03 with Andy T

ali_robb - Lead O/S - 2003

loved it , pretty safe climbing
gypsy3006 - Lead O/S - Aug/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

sadams - 2nd - 29/Dec/99 with John Boyle

I fell off on a previous attempt in 1991
Steve Crowe - Lead - 25/Jul/93 with KM

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/93 with Nick Ashton

Another 'go-for-it' route - I recall getting a finger lock behind a greasy,sloping flake over the overhang, going for it, and feeling my fingers slowly sliding out of the greasy flake. A real pulse-racer!
allmag - Lead - 29/May/92

kato'sdad - Lead - 1992 with Bear Sports

Hidden - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
craig naylor, HaddRoots, climberchristy, hobblingfool, PeteH, Will Hunt, odox, Owen W-G, andymoin, JDSwain

Total votes cast 48
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