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Simba** E1 5b

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The obvious crack and groove in the front face of Lion Rock.

Ticklists: Cheddar Intermediate, Bristol 1st E1s.

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This climb is in 44 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

My sole ascent of the weekend. Led in pissing wet conditions with half an inadequate rack, followed by a gear-retrieval mission... Unnecessarily exciting.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13

Tough move into the groove but found good intermittent rests all the way up.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with max railing

max railing - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Luke Rooker

pulled on lots of gear - hard stuff!
evhall - Lead dog - 22/Sep/13 with goat

just one more - Lead - 19/Jul/13 with john smith

Pulled through the bulge on second attempt after being told to stop being a girl about it
morpcat - TR - 28/Apr/13 with wilkinscl

Great line, physical route and a tough crux section.
The Ivanator - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Pete

Dave Ing - Lead dnf - 30/Mar/13 with Pete

Lead with some of the gear pre-placed, after Hutch's outstanding fall. Enjoyable climb.
TommityP - Lead β - 19/Feb/13

A gem.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Tom

Good climb and good line.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Becca

Great route. Strenuous getting over the bulge, then keeps throwing up another hard move just when you think it's all over. Jammed all the way up the crack. Must come back and lead it. It was tough enough getting all the gear out without resting.
Hooo - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Nevil

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/12 with Matt Breakell

matty123 - 2nd - 10/Apr/12 with Mark Roe

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with ah

shoulders - Lead β - 19/Nov/11 with mart, andy sharp, dai

Fairly sustained although the crux is definitely the initial bulge. Brilliant route but fairly hard for the grade. Make sure you have perfected your jamming skills before taking this one on.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Rob Stanfield

started on lead, but down climbed before the first crux. Leading head just wasn't on. What's wrong with me at the moment!?!
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Jack Bradbrook

Very hot day (26 degrees!) and Lion Rock in full sun. Downclimbed from first roof for a rest after putting in gear but still couldn't get through the crux - miffed.
Jon Didymus - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/11 with Rich

Very good, well worth doing. Great gear all the way.
ericinbristol - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Pete

brought my friend flash pump to help me get through the first roof. other than that solid climbing with bomb proof gear all the way.. felt soft for E1 and for 5b
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Phill Butler

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Jim, douglas

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Sep/10

Awesome looking line when viewed from down on the road. Wasn't expecting the lower crack to be as pumpy as it was. Pulled up out of it, couldn't get balanced and promptly fell off. Straight back down and climbed it ground up.
andy dunn - Lead β - 23/Aug/10 with Big Gay Jordo

Hidden - 2nd RP - 23/Aug/10

Tomar - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Tom

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with tomar

Hidden - Solo dnf - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 11/May/10 with Anna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10

JimR - 21/Mar/10

Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Derek

With Wendy and Geof
colesy - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

richiebongo - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Gwen Thomson, Nick Smith, Jon Didymus

Wendy - 2nd O/S - 2010

Great pitch, although dirty and a touch loose to start - this can be avoided to the right of the groove. The crux is brutal, but protected if you are strong enough to stop and put in gear. I just had to plough on to better holds. Onc past the entry to the grrove it relents a bit, getting easier as you get higher.
mike kann - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Ian Butterworth

JimR - 2nd - 13/Sep/09

Paul Robertson - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Guy Percival

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/09 with paul

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
chrisweight, gazhbo, Hidden, Hidden, alexanderjwatts

Total votes cast 53
hard E20 of 17
E20 of 17
easy E20 of 17
hard E16 of 17
E111 of 17
easy E10 of 17
hard HVS0 of 17
HVS0 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
hard 5c0 of 19
5c0 of 19
easy 5c2 of 19
hard 5b8 of 19
5b8 of 19
easy 5b1 of 19
hard 5a0 of 19
5a0 of 19
easy 5a0 of 19
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 44 (2.3%)
Lead29 of 44 (65.9%)
Followed12 of 44 (27.3%)
Toproped1 of 44 (2.3%)
Unknown1 of 44 (2.3%)

'Climbed'6 of 44 (13.6%)
clean O/S29 of 44 (65.9%)
clean β4 of 44 (9.1%)
clean RP1 of 44 (2.3%)
dogged1 of 44 (2.3%)
dnf3 of 44 (6.8%)