The Ocean*** E1 5b
[The Ocean, E1, Big Zawn, Lundy. 'like climbing a field', 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: The Ocean, E1, Big Zawn, Lundy. 'like climbing a field' © Alastair Hudson
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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

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

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
hard E20 of 5
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