Creeping Flesh*** E5 6b
[Seconding first ascent of Creeping Flesh (E5 6a), 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
The long line of weakness on the left of the face is a very difficult but high quality climb that is high in the grade. Start on a raised ledge left of the largest arching overhang.
Climb a thin crack and slab to meet the left-trending thin crack-line at a peg and better gear. Follow the line all the way, passing two pegs at two-thirds height where the most difficult climbing is encountered. The top section of rock, past a final peg is slightly loose. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The pegs have now been removed on creeping flesh (Oct 14) It has now been without them...It now offers a bolder proposition requiring a more sustained effort... For any aspirant leaders it should now be approached as hard E5 (E6?) 6b the crux is much bolder without its 2 pegs and more airtime awaits those who fluff it! A good stash of rps plus 3 sets of small to med nuts up to no6 are advised along with plenty of QD's (No cams needed) Stu

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's.

Photo: Seconding first ascent of Creeping Flesh (E5 6a) © Ken Palmer
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This climb is in 15 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - TR dog - 27/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Oct/14

Hidden - TR dog - Sep/13

Hidden - TR dog - 25/May/13

Onsight, just- called for a tight rope but didn't need it. Can't imagine leading this, definitely the most mental route I have ever been on!
Stone Muppet - TR O/S - 04/May/13 with wangy

Hidden - TR dog - 04/May/13

Hidden - TR dog - May/13

Finished up abb rope
Brown - Lead dog - 03/Sep/12 with Andy R

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/06

Harder and more sustained than I anticipated. Should have been right up my street but I don't think I could/would have led this.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - Sep/05 with David

Mark Kemball - Lead - 31/May/03 with Nic Dill

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2003 with Tidy, James Ibbotson

Fell twice from the crux trying to lead it! Got it first go seconding
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 1999 with Nic Dill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1989

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6c0 of 8
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easy 6b5 of 8
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