The Ocean*** E1 5b
[Photo shows the line of the Ocean, 2 kb]128m, 4 pitches. Tried to climb in late August 2012 - first pitch is fine but all the other pitches are completely overgrown making the climb 'impossible'.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, West Country Climbs, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: Photo shows the line of the Ocean © Derek Kenyon
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This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Sep/15

Cleaned by members of the MoB and climbed on the same day. Lead P1,3&4. Any other parties visiting the island this year could easily improve the condition of the route even more and tick a neglected south west classic.
Climbster - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/15 with Barney, Derek Kenyon, Ian

P2 & P4. Great adventure.
Nick Wallis - AltLd O/S - Sep/15 with Coops

As said afternoon spent cleaning the route by 4 members of the Bury Mountaineering club, I had backed off it in 2012 so was keen to get back on it. Pitch one and two well cleaned but due to the very overgrown condition of the top two pitches they were cleaned enough to climb them. I though in its present condition it's a good E2. I would hope that another team would take the time to finish off the top two pitches to bring this classic route back up to condition. Well worth doing.
Derek Kenyon - AltLd - 2015 with Matt Henderson

Led P1. We abbed off the P2 belay as it was a garden and not a route.
Tom Livingstone - AltLd dnf - 14/Sep/14 with Dan Lane

P2. We suspected it had been climbed maybe once in the last couple of years - the UKC logbook agrees with that. We abbed off the 2nd belay (about the only trustworthy gear up to that point...). It's gone back to nature, a real shame!
cymjt - AltLd dnf - 14/Sep/14 with Tom L

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Apr/13

Kevster - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11

Paul Eckton - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Aug/11

timtimpeggy - AltLd - Aug/11

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

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Michelle Mee

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07

datoon - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Richard Toon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/06

HughM - AltLd - Sep/06 with notgnarly

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/04

LC - AltLd O/S - Aug/04

Digger - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/03 with James Latham

Martin led the top pitch
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Aug/00 with Martin Hore

so good I did it twice. 1st scray 2 pitch abb.
Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2000 with Carl & Chris

Top pitch only.
alan moore - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/97

lead p2,4
colin milton - AltLd - 03/Sep/96 with eric milton

Led p1&3. Took a long time to lead p3 as cleaned in situ
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/96 with Ian Makin

A great climb building to a solid 5b slab finale after easier lower pitches.
eroica64 - AltLd O/S - Sep/95

NickJH - 1991

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/86 with Angel Vila

2nd bona fide ascent. Some other climbers claimed the second ascent in the Marisco log but it was pointed out to them that having a rope thrown down the top pitch to help you didn't really count.
Tom V - AltLd - Aug/86 with Richard Lewis

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hutchay, oliverk, Ian Jones, iceaxejuggler, Peter Metcalfe, Chris the Tall

Total votes cast 13
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