Beasts of the Field* E4 6a

Rockfax Description
A reasonable route on pockety rock, although tricky for shorties. Start just down from the high point of the grass rake at a step. Climb up to a small tree, thread. Move diagonally up rightwards to another thread, before climbing the slab direct to the overlap. Move over this to easier climbing above. © ROCKFAX

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wi11 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/15 with Derw

jamestaylor92 - Lead β - 09/Aug/14 with Ed morris

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Jerry Handren

Too hard for a warm up. Two rests after the 2nd thread, not to mention the tree bar.
R2B - Lead dog - 24/Jul/14 with Justin

Didn't get as pumped this time.
shed_hed - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/14 with Andrew Cherry

A steep wet start and then a good long rest by the tree - I tend to agree with the general consensus of E3/4 assuming the threads are good - but are they? Perhaps only E5 if you were placing the threads yourself on lead.
AndrewJamesCherry - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Shed_hed

Fun clip up..
wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with nic

mynyddresident - 2nd rpt - 02/Jul/14 with wolf

Gotta trust those threads, but I thought this was E3?
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with AlexD

got too pumped. only just made it seconding.
AlexD - Lead dnf - 29/Jun/14 with Ed

AlexD - 2nd - 29/Jun/14 with Ed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14

Felt about the same grade as Weasels, just a different style of climbing.
Rachel Slater - Lead β - 23/Jun/14 with Anna Gilyeat

funny story
nathanlee - Lead - 20/Jun/14 with Oli Grounsell

wi11 - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/14 with Will S

Rob Pitt - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Nick B

oliverpcain - Lead O/S - 2014

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/13 with gwen lancashire

More like hard E3?? hard moves protected by threads?
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 26/Jul/13 with James Turnbull

jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13 with duncan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13

E4 in Ground Up, didn't feel E5.
Justin T - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with John Mcshea

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with sam read

dswansonlow - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/13 with Darren McMaster

Felt steep and like a scary sport route to me. Didn't hang around too long before committing which I'm glad of. But even so, I've not done much steep stuff recently so still got a bit pumped. Not E5.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

redjerry - TR O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Oli

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jul/13

I replaced the threads today. Either a retro flash or ground up with 1 fall (the fall taking place 3 years ago). I really enjoyed this but it isn't even E4 let alone E5 - it's a few moves between threads (Fr 6b/+). For me there is no way this is harder than Stroll On, Foil or Pulsar for example all of which are E3. Worth taking a medium cam (not essential) on this for the break where the wall becomes a slab. There's an abseil station up and right from where you top out.
ksjs - Lead β - 10/Jul/13 with Rich

Started off what became a team smash of a fairly bouldery trad route!
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

LRob - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead β - 28/May/12

clipped second thread and was pumped out of my mind. Couldnt get the sapling out of mind was convinced was going to land in it.
Ewan Russell - Lead dnf - 28/May/12 with Connor

flashed on Jo's gear, would have been able to find and place it all. quite a good route with some proper pulling involved. not E5
willoates - Lead β - 24/May/12

soph - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Dave Evans

Seconded a while ago, good moves. E3 assuming the threads are good?
mynyddresident - Lead β - 13/Jul/11 with Dan ukc

dan ely - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with nick

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with Marshy, Ben Alsford

al99 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Ben Jones

Not E5. E3 or E4 depending on how good the threads are? Really enjoyed this nonetheless
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Ben Jones

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 19/Apr/11 with Gareth E

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

ewen - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with neil stabbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

barni - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Nic cot

mynyddresident - 2nd - 15/Jun/10

nige - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with mark hounslea

Great climb, interesting features. Had a fanny wobble at the 2nd thread. Gets easier with height.
farmus21 - Lead - 28/May/10 with Ben Allsford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

cheeky! 5th route of the day so bit tired, also bit sweaty in evening sun and slightly algae-tainted. those are probably all just excuses: i thought this was going to be 'connect the jugs' climbing but it isnt and i was caught out. up and down about 5 times before thoughts of the sapling/tree, increasing pump and the wrong approach got the better of me. fell onto the 1st thread from just below 2nd and ended up quite far down. not sure how this can be E4 given the threads, style and length but i didnt do it so cant really comment. never E5 though. next time...
ksjs - Lead dnf - 24/May/10 with pete

Really cool pocket pulling, though not as positive as I expected. Quite steep.
farmus21 - 2nd - 24/May/10 with Sam Hamer

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with John Orr

No way E5. Good.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Ewan

E3 6a (hard)
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - May/10

zero six - Lead O/S - May/10

miastacey - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Bob Smith

Horrible route and too hard for me.
mattyork2 - 2nd dog - 30/May/09 with Andy Reeve and Robin

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/03 with KM

sadams - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/98 with Andy Bowie

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

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