Last Call* VS 5a
[Rich about to reach the hideous top out, 3 kb]21m. [TIGER BAY] Climbs the obvious steep crack with excellent protection. The oak mentioned in the guide is no more. An easy scramble leads to the ab station above Motion Pictures.

Photo: Rich about to reach the hideous top out © Malpractise
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This climb is in 151 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

minty1984 - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/15

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with davenev

davenev - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/15 with luke

Richard L - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

tonevert - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with yvette

alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Lailah, Assad Lahlou

TP - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15

Ironmax - 07/Jun/15 with Ben H, TP

Nice, the rock is great and the climbing is fun. The top section is a loose so be careful, also there is no in-situ tat so we used the large tree about 5m directly back from the top. Thanks again to the German team from CUCC who fished out my stuck gear, cheers guys, I hope you enjoyed the beers!
Hamish777 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with mad matt

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Hamish

Nice route - sketchy topout
Jamiet297 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Emma Grant

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/15

Steep but fun. Top-out is completely naff though.
matt1024 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15 with George Frisby

Pumpy, steep.
George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/15 with Steve Gibbs

Braintax - Lead - 14/Sep/14

_m.cox_ - 2nd β - 13/Sep/14 with no_need_for_lube_yan

petern - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Jun/14

Strenuous start. Top-out looks horrendous, but pull-up on the left of the ledge at the top, sling the tree on the left, then head up into the woods rightwards towards a more sturdy tree to belay. Ab' off from the tat on the tree over the route to the right (looking in).
wurzelinzummerset - Lead rpt - 04/May/14 with Ric

bonelessivar - 2nd - 04/May/14 with Alan

Phil PBC - 18/Apr/14 with Josh baldwin

Tim W - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Alys Rook

steve phillips - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with evhall

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/14

Matt250 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Neil

chrisscutt - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13 with tomar

sheelba - 2nd - 05/Oct/13

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Artyom Skrobov

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Xandra

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/May/13

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 03/May/13 with Helen S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13

Hidden - 2013

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with Pete

would deserve 2 stars with a better top-out, which at the moment is really crappy and unpleasant
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

easiest climb I have ever fallen on, wasn't paying proper attention while seconding...
alastairbegley - 2nd - 20/Aug/12

Will Gordon - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Mal Thomas, Rich Goodbody

Agreed - hideous top out. Candidate for a bolted lower off!
Malpractise - 2nd - 14/Jul/12 with Richard Goodbody, Will Gordon

Hidden - 2nd β - 14/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12

Nice route, spoiled by the top out.
Hooo - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Steve

The top is now far more tenuous - sturdy trees are gone, it's a delicate tip toe to the first decent one way, way up on the right. Good route tho!
Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 26/May/12 with Steve Wright

MikeLell - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Dave

My 300th VS. Really top quality route, I think it deserves at least 2 stars. Psychologically, I think it helps to approach this as a very well-protected HVS, although VS 5a is fair. Only problem is the disappearance of the "overhanging oak" in the guide. All that remains is a stump and lots of loose earth. The top out, while dirty and delicate, is protected well-enough by a dead trunk and a sturdy holly, and the scramble up the bank to a big beech is straightforward.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Andy B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Trisha Murphy - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Seb

TCarrick - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11

pro - but hard
Jeremy Wilton - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Richard Brown

will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Mary, Cameron

What everyone else said - tree at the top is missing and top-out is horrendous.
cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Mary Slingo, Will Benfold

mes32 - 2nd β - 30/Jul/11

MarkRyder - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with James P

Nice route, horrendous top out.
jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Mark

thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/11 with Mike

Tom Brierley Gore - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Shijing Hu

My first VS. It is a pity the oak on the top is gone...
karenhh - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with Tom Brierley

Tom Brierley Gore - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Shijing Hu

Tree missing at top, a bit loose & dirty. Nice climbing below.
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11

did need one rest but not dogged
twodada - Lead - 15/May/11 with Seb Fisher Green

RamblingRyan - 2nd - 15/May/11 with Col

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/11

Unpleasant loose top out
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Tim

Slick - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Isabel Evans

davidgc - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Egons Issy - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Richard Nicholson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Mar/11

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Adam Baker

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Bede - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Mark Cunnington

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/10

colkurtz - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Robb

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/10

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/10

hardoreVdiffBen - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Remus

Top roped in July 2003 with Naomi Watson
Nigel R Lewis - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with Steve Kedward

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jul/10

Julie Carroll - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/10 with Steve Rivers

Fatclimber - 2nd β - 10/Jul/10 with Jason Garnham

Spent ages awkwardly trying to get some gear in at the crux, got so pumped that I ended up resting on the gear.
suffolknick - Lead dog - 03/Jul/10 with lou, Rob Patterson

zombie_pat - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Lewis, Nick

jtree03 - Lead - 13/Jun/10 with Brother Al

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 25/May/10 with Jess Christley

Jess Christley - 2nd - 25/May/10 with Stuart Inchley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

The oak tree is no more,presumably the victim of the harsh winter. Belayed way back on the solid trees above and abbed off the sling above Motion Picture.
Postmanpat - Lead - 09/Apr/10

The tree has fallen from the top making the exit quite loose and tricky at the moment.
five - Lead dog - 04/Apr/10 with TW

Phil PBC - 2010

TP - Lead - 2010

Couple of hardish moves but good gear. Nice route. Sitting in the oak tree is a very comfortable belay!
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09 with Bob Barnes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/09

bobbarnes00 - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/09 with James Pomeroy

gingergeorge - Lead - 04/Oct/09

Sandrine - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with George

JPGR - Lead O/S - Oct/09

kleinej - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Loic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with IH

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/09

catemuir - 2nd - 13/Jun/09 with Alan Sage

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09 with IH

chrisallan - Lead dog - 23/May/09

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 02/May/09 with Rupert

Coolest Belay at top, sitting in huge oak tree. Especially considering the effort required to get to the tree.
freemanTom - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Richard Henton

Thought it was Wolf whistle!
aipattison - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Joe, Samir

cem - 2nd - 25/Oct/08 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/08

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Dave and Joe

dobrek - Lead dog - 15/Sep/07 with simon4

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Aug/07

The first lead i was properly scared on, a great feeling to complete tho
Mark Walter - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Olly Birrell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07

Eccentric - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Mark Walter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/07

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Christian

Went to climb "Touch the Fire" and "Motion Pictures" today (25/07/2014) and realised looking up and the cliff that I had seconded a friend of my dad up it absolutely yonks ago, exact date unknown.
Quarryboy - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Dave Elder

Worth a star
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/06 with Clare

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/06

Wilbur - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Morgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/06

ericinbristol - Lead O/S - 2006 with Karin Burnett

richw2k2 - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/05 with Rob Grey

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/05 with Johnny

Andrew1 - Lead - 26/Aug/05 with Rachel Smith

upontop - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Chris

drysori - Lead O/S - 2005

jmr - 2nd - 19/Oct/03 with Paul Greenhow

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/03

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 05/Apr/03 with Dick Renshaw, Don Sargeant

With Gill
Lepista - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/00

alan moore - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 09/May/98

Colin Edwards - Lead - 02/Aug/97

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/97

mikej - Lead - 02/Jun/96 with Bill Turner

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 30/May/94 with FW

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/94

Backinthegame - 2nd - 07/Aug/93 with Andy Stoddard

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
kim.mulji, mullermn, explodingsprouts, Dassie, nchammer, AsleepOnBelay, Dax

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