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Caveman*** E6 6a

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[The Moonraker section of Seventh Dread, 3 kb]125m, 6 pitches. Caveman's first four pitches; wild, wild climbing across the hanging pink flakes, and above reasonable water all the way (expect a depth of around 3-3.5m at a decent high tide, but please check the depth over the solitary boulder). Pitch 4 is shared with Lip Trip and finishes some 20m above the sea on a big tide, whilst the hanging traverse sections of pitches 2 and 3 are around 15-17m. Use a BIG tide, and take your big guns! 40m. Climb across Caveman's easy lower traverse pitch to arrive at the hanging flakes. Follow these with commitment to a rest in the original belay niche, and flap across the rest of the pink traverse to gain a second 'almost' hands-off rest on the last protruding 'beak'. From here, climb up and left (probably the mental crux) to gain and finish on the stunning Lip Trip pitch. All recent solo ascensionists have reversed a short way down the trad route Dreadnought and jumped. © ROCKFAX
Andy Meyers & Mick Fowler Alternate leads Nov/1982

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain.

Photo: The Moonraker section of Seventh Dread © Kafoozalem
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This climb is in 12 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Soloed first pitch up to belay and a little beyond to check the route out a bit. Contemplating soloing first three pitches, but it looks pretty high! :O
James Mitchelmore - Solo dnf - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd dog - Aug/13

Hidden - 2012

Soloed first pitch to take a look, must get on it soon!
robbie Warke - Solo dnf - 12/Sep/11

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Joe le Sage

led the short, hard pitch. James had to lead me up the rest due to sensational lack of fitness..
switch - Lead - 2002

shark - AltLd - 18/Sep/93 with Dave Marsh

keefe - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - AltLd - 29/Aug/92 with keefe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/90

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/90

frank ramsay - Lead - Oct/89

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Edvenables, Justin T, Hidden, Liam Ingram, Hidden, Hidden, MH123, adam cooper*super*, Hidden, Dave Searle

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