Soft Touch** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
A direct and very intense climb up the blank section of wall to the left of the long crack of Lost Horizon. There are a number of difficult passages. Start 1m left of Lost Horizon.
Climb up left to an overlap and move past it via thin moves to a horizontal crack with a small jammed block on the right. Move up left to a peg (and good small wire) in a thin crack and make fingery moves to a horizontal break. Continue more easily up to another break then move right and climb with difficulty up to a ledge in the upper break. Step left and finish up a thin crack, as for Terrapin. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - TR rpt - 24/Jun/15

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Jul/14

Hidden - TR dog - Jul/14

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - Lead dog - Aug/13

Hidden - TR rpt - Aug/13

Phileas Fauntleroy - 2nd β - Jul/13 with James Latus, Dan Gorvett

Nick Biven - 2013

not sure why i tried this was soaking wet with spray from the sea. Slippery.
Tom Seccombe - Lead dnf - 07/Dec/12 with Elliot Spooner

Bex_M - TR dog - 12/Aug/12 with Duncan Dunbar

An antidote to sharpnose. great route but not what it says on the tin....
John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Justin Timms

Justin T - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/12 with John Mcshea

Stood on peg to place nut.
Tom Seccombe - Lead dog - 04/Jul/12 with tj murry

drcorbasisgod - TR dog - 25/Sep/11

1 rest at crux. Able to do it cleanly at second attempt
cem - TR dog - 25/Sep/11 with Charles Mason, Chris Parson

Graham Atkins - 2nd - 09/Jan/11

billb - Lead O/S - Jan/11 with Graham A

Hidden - 2011

nick hawkins - TR dog - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Start was fine but messed up the crux and fell off, bit too thin in the hot sun. Shame as rest of route is enjoyable if a little vegetated at the top.....felt tough for E4....
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 08/Aug/10 with Sam

Feeling a bit sick, messed up my feet!!!
datoon - Lead dog - 06/Sep/09 with K & RT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

cornishben - 2nd rpt - 2005 with Max Dutson

tuftynick - Lead O/S - Jul/01

Simon cook - Aug/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/95

Seconded it after a fall 2/3 of the way up. Thank you small wire.
eroica64 - 2nd - 12/Jul/92

Derek Ryden - Lead dog - Feb/91 with Mark Lee

andy gittins - Lead - 1990

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 24/Oct/89 with Phil Baker

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/87

shark - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/84 with Bruce Woodley

mark-abz - TR - 08/Jun/80 with Rob S

Chris Craggs - 1980

turnerk - 1976

Hidden - Lead - 1976

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