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[Bolg S 4a, 3 kb]Classic laybacking up a short steep crack.

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Lewis201 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14

Massive ants nest at the top! Best option for belay is the tree to the right (above Legolas).
Nick Russell - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with Emily

Hesitated for a while over one tricky section, but eventually got past it. Pretty impressed by the quantity of ants at the top but didn't feel like sitting in them to belay, went back down and right to a tree instead.
Emily - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Nick

Big hexes and cams required.
Deary65 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Georgia

Hawkgirl - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/14

Lay back fun, thought I could stop half way to place gear - changed mind and just went for it! Nice climb.
Footiemadhannah - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Leon Troake

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/14

badgerjockey - 2nd O/S - 11/May/14 with Pete

felixizzy - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/14

nicknicely - 2nd - 24/Apr/14

Sophie started the lead but wasn't happy with the layback so came back down. I completed then brought both her and James up on top-rope. They both had a go at removing the stuck cam but failed. Easy descent down the gully off to the left of the crag.
wilsers - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Sophie Rolls, James Wilson

Slick - 2nd - 22/Feb/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Feb/14

James Jackson - 2014

In boots again.
zcsharp - 2nd - 24/Nov/13 with Jamie Macleod

jammy4536 - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

bradholmes - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Chris Bonner

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/13

George Frisby - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

JWard1 - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/13

Quite strenuous for a severe I thought but I'm probably just unfit! Cam lurking insitu somewhere
George.Rowland - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Ellie

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 16/Sep/13 with Ben

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/13 with Mike

sheelba - 2nd - 07/Sep/13

scooted up after the new climbers for fun.
kirsten - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Brian

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Jul/13

skippington - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

gobbledigook - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

alice_l - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Geoff

clams - Lead - Jun/13 with Catherine

CatMc - 2nd - Jun/13 with clams

rdpounder - 26/May/13

Gibbo - 2nd - 19/May/13 with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison

Hidden - Lead β - 12/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Gibbo - Lead - 03/May/13 with Ollie Keynes

Poco Loco - Lead rpt - 02/May/13 with R. Horler, Bald Eagle

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 02/May/13 with James Pomeroy, Rob Horler

Luke Davies - 2nd - 01/May/13

beth_may - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Will Pope

becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 01/May/13 with Beth Mc

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

jayyaj - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with David Minshall

hairy51 - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Joe Andrews

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/13

Slick - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/13

Brian Moseley - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

JamesBrowning - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/13 with Nick Roberts

good & safe laybacking.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with Peter

Dan_Staff - 2nd - 16/Feb/13

richardsavill - Lead - 2013 with Beth Logan

Hidden - 2013

second outdoor lead climb, loved it! ;)
bigtimematty - Lead - 28/Nov/12

Eagertom - 2nd - Nov/12 with Laurence Falconer

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Oct/12

stafford101 - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/12

R_W_M - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Steve G

HarryB - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/12 with UBMC

In boots.
zcsharp - 2nd - 13/Oct/12 with Harry

Griff1990 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Olivia Ewing

On/Off rain made the lead a bit trickier.
TomGudgeon - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12 with James Clark

zcsharp - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Jay

lazzaw - Lead rpt - 27/May/12 with Jason Wilber

madasabloke - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Will Gordon - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Geoff Burton

lazzaw - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12 with Jonathan Cook

ape1980 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Jason

JamesBrowning - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Alice

Steep for a severe, but great laybacking.
stafford101 - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

Josh_West - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

robbiek - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Josh West

jon_ridley - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Paul Poudevigne-Durance, Mungo Nash

Dan_Staff - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with David Claire

Cornish Cream - Solo - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

davidclare - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Dan Staff

HarryB - 2nd rpt - 03/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/12

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12

mgonz - Mar/12

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 22/Jan/12 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12

SGD - 2nd - 22/Jan/12 with Jonny WMC

Got really pumped on the steep layback - bit sketchy. Great first climb of the year.
stoneback - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with Dean

Deano100 - 2nd - 07/Jan/12 with Nick

laurence_falconer - 2012

pffft - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Kylie Richards

Quite a nice route even though I don't really like laybacking. There are places to straighten out and it's narrow enough towards the top to not have to layback. The blue Camalot was still there!
Katherine Ross - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Clara Horswell

jack36987 - 2nd β - 15/Oct/11 with Johnny Raines

Someone's managed to remove the stuck cam!
maresia - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/11 with Tim Sanders

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/11

TommityP - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/11

EmilyElouise - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

colinkeb - Lead β - 29/Aug/11

Immense ant's nest at the top, worth climbing just to see this!
Bobling - 2nd - 10/Aug/11 with Joe

fun, but I interupted the laybacking trying to get an old cam out.
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Emily Cropton

Emily Cropton - 2nd - 03/Aug/11 with Jon Ridley

Nicely done by martin considering his massive fall about 30 min earlier on Gollum. definitely a 2* S.
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/11 with Ellie Stanfield, Martin Stanfield

Stanley - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/11 with Robster666

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

hairy51 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

colinkeb - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11

gingerking - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with James Hadley

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with gary burgess

Moving, creaking flake with a loose block on top did not inspire confidence - shame, as it interrupted the laybacking
jalien - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

will909 - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11

bonoid - TR O/S - 25/May/11

TommityP - 2nd O/S - 20/May/11

nice climb!
dale1968 - Lead O/S - 20/May/11 with Tom

Gregthebadger - Lead - 14/May/11

Ruth ND - 2nd rpt - 05/May/11 with Mike Demenis

mikeydee135 - Lead O/S - 05/May/11 with Ruth Naughton-Doe

Messners Yeti - Lead rpt - 03/May/11 with Ruth Naughton Doe

Ruth ND - 2nd β - 03/May/11 with Pete Swan

Kap - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

beetleb00 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Matt Ivory

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11

repeated for photos. Sling around tree and cam before final move, thought I'd run it out a bit to spice things up.
Stanners - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Loose block made me climb quickly, got me over the crux
sofe13 - Lead - 08/Apr/11 with Lisa

Stanley - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Robster666

spent a while trying to get out nice big cam lost deep in a crack halfway up. failed. great climb!
Stanners - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Sticky Gecko

becoming-stranger - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Josh West

Josh_West - 2nd - 06/Apr/11

MGrock - 2nd - 28/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 13/Mar/11

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Charlie Burbridge

fleapitfan - Lead rpt - 05/Mar/11

31770 - 2011

JamesRich - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Paul Rich

Mainly to check best belay/abseil.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/10 with Clare

Hidden - Lead - Nov/10

Thoroughly enjoyable, not an easy climb though!
Bobling - 2nd - 31/Oct/10 with Helen, sredmond

Helnorris - 2nd - 31/Oct/10 with Robert Duerr, Steve Redmond

nice use of laybacks and jams. hardish for the grade but well worth the effort
stvredmond - Lead - 31/Oct/10 with Helen Norris, Robert Duerr

Clay C - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/10 with Guy, Jay

Second time climbing outside (first time in Le Pied Noir.) Found reasonably easy with my new climbing shoes and new chalk bag. Lovely setting at Goblin Combe with the trees.
Guy Conlon - 2nd - 27/Oct/10 with Clay Conlon, Jay Conlon

Jay C - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/10 with Guy Conlon, Clay C

RobbieT - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/10

fleapitfan - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

HarryB - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10

aipattison - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with UBMC

Nice easy warm up climb. Nice crack work. :D
Gaijin - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10

Messners Yeti - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Rich

sweenyt - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with UBMC

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10

Still a little damp when we climbed this one
SharonC1604 - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 10/Sep/10 with Helen S

hms - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/10 with Brian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10

Laura_S_C - 2nd O/S - Jul/10 with Adam Jones

Committing. The polished move at the bottom of the impending crack is the hardest bit.
jmr - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with Cristina Gardiner, Ian Atkins

Adam_Jones - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Laura

Lovely warm up. Very loose but seemingly well wedged hold about 1/3 up the crack. Watch for the branches whilst abbing down.
Chris Parsons - TR O/S - 27/May/10

sbc - 2nd β - 23/May/10 with Joe M

joeym - Lead - 23/May/10 with sbc

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/May/10

Trebbers first ever outdoor route good fun
Quarryboy - Lead rpt - 08/May/10 with Jack Treble

trev_f - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Mick Ward

JamesBurton - Lead - 14/Apr/10 with Robbie King

timofy - Lead - 12/Apr/10

G's 1st outdoor climb. Never heard so much swearing.
Shonkhor - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with George, Jim

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Rose Williams

luke13 - 15/Mar/10 with Meg

mol - 2nd - 14/Mar/10

good route worth doing
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Dave Elder

Jimmyjimjim - 2nd - 2010

bonelessivar - Lead β - 2010

ryan_naked24 - Lead O/S - Nov/09

KarlH - Lead - 30/Oct/09 with Gemma

Zygoticgema - 2nd - 30/Oct/09 with KarlH

Zygoticgema - 2nd - 30/Oct/09 with KarlH

lovely looking line! Easier than it looks at first glance. Ended up climbing well above first piece of gear in the crack - doh!
gilbert - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Greg Kemble

Poco Loco - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/09 with James Gray

Down climbed
Matt Bennett - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/09

luke13 - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Gary

Started to chuck it down, fell >: / But was ace to climb with Juls again. :)
sofe13 - 2nd - 16/Jul/09 with Juls

maresia - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/09 with Yvonne

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

maresia - 2nd rpt - 29/May/09 with Annabel Canaven

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/09

First lead after falling last summer was a scary experience on a route I would have strolled up this time last year.
Humpty Dangler - Lead RP - 29/May/09 with Jordan Lane

Lead until fall then top roped
roc n run - Lead - 09/May/09 with Scott

GeorgeArmstrong - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with Heather Loosemore

deklan - 2nd - 08/May/09 with dad

gjchurch - TR O/S - 07/May/09 with Paul

jon bradley - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Tim Styles

timstyles - Lead - 03/May/09 with Jon Bradley

Seconded a year ago. Now lead.
Thony - Lead β - 22/Apr/09 with Dan Staff, Kea Archibold

Emma Whittaker - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with James Turner

Dan_Staff - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with Anthony Moore, Emma Whittaker

Darrell Read - Lead - 22/Apr/09 with James Burton

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Poco Loco - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/09 with James Gray

Ill today, should have lead it. Layback in the top section is nice and worth doing. ps - I saw a size 3 camalot stuck behind the flake!
Poco Loco - TR O/S - 15/Mar/09 with James Gray

Kenemo - 2009

webs_69 - Lead - 2009

Dunx - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/08 with Joe M

joeym - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/08

Good Layback crack. Should have lead it!!
phildavies84 - TR O/S - 25/Oct/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Oct/08

MagnusL - Lead β - 11/Oct/08 with A gaggle of people

spent ages trying to fiddle out a large cam lost by previous party!
chockstone - Lead O/S - Oct/08 with Karl Stockham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/08

luke13 - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Andy

guy xavier percival - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/08

upontop - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08 with Chris

CarolineH - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/08 with Lizzie and Pete

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/08

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 09/Apr/08 with James Turner

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/08

Alistair Everett - Lead - 09/Apr/08 with Sam Cruickshank

CarolineH - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/08 with Tash and Olivia

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Thony - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Rob Head

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

RossT - Lead - 03/Nov/07 with Adam

Adam Girling - Lead - 02/Nov/07 with ross t

amandaking - 2nd O/S - Nov/07 with Jim Wright

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/07

cliffy - Lead - 16/Sep/07 with Debbie Roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07

Mark Walter - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/07 with Tim Burton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07

Mat's first outdoor climbing (did Hobbit first).
jayne-bravo - 2nd - 10/Aug/07 with Mat

gfoster - 31/Jul/07 with Tim Holloway

a_d_tru - 2nd - 05/May/07 with Carol

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07

littledave - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Ian Parkhouse

maresia - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/07 with Duncan McNair

CarolineH - 2nd - 11/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Matt Tranter - 2007

Protheroe - Lead - 09/Dec/06 with Aled Davies

thomasadixon - 2nd β - 16/Sep/06 with Matt, Christian

Hidden - 08/Sep/06

Tom Last - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Cordelia Molloy

Simon lead
Shezzer - 2nd β - 15/Jul/06 with Simon Brown, Jamie O'Hare

bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/06 with Clare

Salsicha - 2nd - 26/Jun/06

maresia - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/06 with Claire Tranter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06

rotsoscooper - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Karen

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 20/May/06 with Nick Eaton

dpmUK - Lead rpt - 07/May/06 with Dunks

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/06

bob3141 - Lead O/S - 03/May/06 with Adam Gayton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/06

Really nice layback crack
Sarah Bough - Lead O/S - 03/May/06 with Jo Burke

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

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/06 with Bryony

buglow - 2nd - 02/Apr/06 with Gareth

kyt341k - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/06 with Tim Rolfe

leonjones - 2nd - 05/Mar/06 with Norman Wright

mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Miserable Chris

Tamlyn - Lead O/S - 2006

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Epic Ebdon - 2nd - 12/Nov/05 with James Wasiak

Jen79 - 2nd - Sep/05 with Matt Tranter

Tamlyn - Solo rpt - Jun/05

KarlH - Lead O/S - 01/May/05 with Tom Hales

dpmUK - 2nd - 16/Apr/05 with Mike Dixon

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/05

sam coward - Lead O/S - 2005 with Helen

Hidden - 2005

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 28/May/04

al99 - 2nd O/S - Oct/03 with Alex Wainwright

Lev - 2nd rpt - 24/Sep/03 with Claire Durant

sammoore - Lead O/S - May/03 with Russ Tong

Clucky - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/03 with Rich Ayles

liz j - Lead - Jul/02 with Ian Brown/Rob Johnson

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/01 with Katie

James Moyle - 2nd - 01/May/01

Hidden - 2nd - 2001

First climbed as part of my SPA training. You can climb the crux of this route on jams making it a fair amount easier, but either way it's no push over at the grade. I agree this route is a two star classic, would probably get 3 stars on grit!
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2001

T ny - 1999

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 1997

jim_randell - Lead rpt - 05/Dec/93 with FW

MoWalker3 - 19/Sep/93 with Joe

Tarquin - 1993

Jon Didymus - Lead rpt - 01/Nov/92

Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/92 with Jeremy

jim_randell - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/92 with LS

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/92

babymoac - Lead - 12/Sep/87 with MTW

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Voting
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HS0 of 38
easy HS1 of 38
hard S4 of 38
S33 of 38
easy S0 of 38
hard HVD0 of 38
HVD0 of 38
easy HVD0 of 38
hard 4b0 of 35
4b0 of 35
easy 4b0 of 35
hard 4a7 of 35
4a22 of 35
easy 4a6 of 35
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 307 (2.0%)
Lead161 of 307 (52.4%)
Followed117 of 307 (38.1%)
Toproped8 of 307 (2.6%)
Unknown15 of 307 (4.9%)

'Climbed'105 of 307 (34.2%)
clean O/S155 of 307 (50.5%)
clean β10 of 307 (3.3%)
clean rpt36 of 307 (11.7%)
clean RP1 of 307 (0.3%)