Burn Up*** E1 5a
[David "Nails" Ewing feeling the pressure of Fair Head! :), 4 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.
P McHugh, S Billane Jun/1970

Ticklists: Ireland 3 Star E1-E2.

Photo: David "Nails" Ewing feeling the pressure of Fair Head! :) © www.pedropimentel.net
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This climb is in 88 logbooks, and on 30 wishlists.

P2. Might b the best E1 iv done. Top drawer climbing all the way. P2 was an awesome pitch that got harder as u went. Sustained and defo felt E1. Last climb of a 3 day stint and a fantastic sign off.
davkeo - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/15 with Cearbhall Daly

Led P1
cearbhalld - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/15 with Dave Keogh

KKilroy - AltLd - Aug/15 with jonny hill

Pitch 2. Loved it especially the lay backing bits. Quite sustained for HVS
Sinéad - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Roisin Malone

nails ;)
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/15 with James Oswald

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/15

Middle of the road HVS with a lot of rests. Not sure why this was upgraded.
Tubs - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Max

I led P1. Started raining during P2.
khalidq - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/15 with David Barlow

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/15

Dizz - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Kevin s

B.Kieran - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/15

Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Henry Francis

Theo Mossop - Lead O/S - Jun/15

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Rachel

2nd pitch
tprebs - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Jamie

So cold
zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Prebble

Hidden - 2015

Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with laurence furst

Led P1 - worth the E1 grade it gets in new guide
5eamuz - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/14 with John Holterman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/14

Led P2. Perhaps tiredness was setting in but we both thought this route would be a sandbag at HVS.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Conor Cussell

led P1
jvarmstrong - AltLd - 19/Jul/14 with Graham, Chris

Led p2
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 19/Jul/14 with John Armstrong, Graham Calderbank

Calder - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/14 with John Armstrong, Chris Manasseh

First pitch a bit dirty, the crux is towards the end, well protected. Second pitch has lots of jams - hands, fists, a bit of fingers, need no.4 cam for the crux at the end of the pitch. Sean lead the first pitch, I did the second.
bik - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Sean Doherty

TommyMcG - 29/May/14

liamo333 - 2014

Flash as I was waiting for other team to finish. Take doubles for sizes 2 to 4 (C4s) otherwise be ready for runoutes.
deepdiver - Lead β - Sep/13

First route at Fair Head - expected a Millstone type mauler but it proved to be a very pleasant and amenable mid-grade HVS. First pitch a bit dirty in places and has a few tricky sections requiring some traditional techniques! The top pitch is a perfect, clean jamming and bridging corner crack with plenty of rests if you need them. A few harder moves but on the whole not particularly sustained, just really enjoyable climbing with (large) gear on demand. Led P2 and 3 in one (it doesn't really make sense to belay on the sloping ledge 5m from the top given the finishing crack is all in the same line!).
Misha - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Ed

Lead P1. Very nice route, swallows lots of big gear!
eduardo - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Misha

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with James McKenna

Climbed P1 OS, but it started to rain during belaying Nina. Had to leave orange sling there. Boulder at 3/4 of the first pitch made me climb down about 3 times. Next time I'll take 4 and 5 with me.
adino - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/13

GOS led P1; GC P2
GOS - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with George C

georgec - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with Gerard O'Sullivan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/13

newtonmore - AltLd - 03/Jun/13

mcgovern - AltLd - 03/Jun/13 with liamo333

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/13

Paul Collins - AltLd rpt - 31/May/13 with Conor Murphy

Slipped trying to go direct at the top... got back and realised it was way easier to finish left... D'oh. Lovely route, high in grade!
RKernan - AltLd dog - 17/May/13 with John O'Hara

Led pitches 2 and 3 run together. Felt very athletic and strenuous for HVS but maybe I'm just knackered after 5 days of climbing. Could have done with more than 1 each of sizes 3-6 dmm cams. Some sections felt very run out. Just had to throw a size 2 near the bottom of the last pitch and run to the top, just as it says in the guide!
matthewjames - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Chris Davis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12

led in one
gregoritos - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12

GarethHall - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Patrick Goodwin

paddygoodwinlondon - AltLd - 09/Jun/12 with Gareth Hall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12

Hard HVS, Maybe even E1, Really good route though, Strenuous but loads of good gear
Paul Collins - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Trish

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/12

Plinton - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Reyer

KKilroy - Lead - 2012

metal arms - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11

owenmcmurray - 2nd - 18/Apr/11 with Eddie Hawkins

chillax - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

janegallwey - Lead - 2011

P1, P3
dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Mark Nicholson

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with victim of mathematics

Led P1, awesome
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with crossdressingrodney

2nd pitch
barni - AltLd - 24/Aug/09 with Paul James

I led the easier P1. A good lead on P2 by Pete, utilising well the largest couple of cowbells I've ever seen.
Siderunner - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Pete C

liz77 - Lead dog - 24/Jun/09 with HRC

Second HVS lead - I lead the 2nd pitch
saundera - AltLd - Jun/09 with Richard

What an amazing line, and route. Best route on our trip after the even better Hurricane.
danm - AltLd - 30/May/09

Dirty. Lots of hard moves - E1 5b?
Dave Rumney - AltLd - 10/May/09 with Tanya Milner

Ri - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/08

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Rose Williams

Rose Williams - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Gareth

argh - proper traditional climbing - all cracks and jams and suchlike
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 30/May/08 with Helen King

twright180 - AltLd - 2008 with John McCune

twright180 - AltLd O/S - 2008 with John McCune

georgec - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Peter McConnell

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 16/Jun/06 with Amnon

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Smax

cornishben - AltLd O/S - Jun/04 with Ian Butterworth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/03

Chris Ellis - AltLd - 25/May/97 with Louise Pellett

auld al - AltLd O/S - 1992

Jams made in Paradise!
rogerskews - 27/May/90 with Bryn and John

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/89

John HW - AltLd O/S - 1986 with Dave Evans

nigehughes - AltLd - Jul/85 with Martin Kydd

Hammy - AltLd - 26/Jul/80 with Rob Lawson

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