Simba** E1 5b
The obvious crack and groove in the front face of Lion Rock.

Ticklists: Cheddar Intermediate, Bristol 1st E1s.

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gazhbo - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/15

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

Started to back off because of the rain got to the ground and told myself to stop being stupid, found the crux difficult but didn't even have the decency to fall on the frankly solid gear so down climbed again retrieving the gear as I went, should get back on it in cooler and less humid weather
Wendy Watthews - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/15 with arandall

Tricky! Couldn't get into balance after crux and so ended up below it again :)
Dizz - Lead - 05/May/14 with si_pro_83

si_pro_83 - 2nd - 05/May/14 with Liz

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Sep/13

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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/12

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 (halfwaythere)

just one more - Lead - 13/Jul/11 with Svenn G

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.
beardy mike - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Ian Butterworth

JimR - 2nd - 13/Sep/09

just one more - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Max B

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

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

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