Hellbound*** E6 6b
[Hellbound at the belay, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The huge blank-looking, steep slab above the arching overhangs is the spectacular setting for this bold and very thin climb. High in the grade. The route sees very few ascents and may need to be cleaned before an attempt. Stakes in the steep grass slope above the slab may need replacing. Start as for Creeping Flesh, just to the left of the largest arching overhang.
1) 6b, 34m. Climb Creeping Flesh for 8m and then continue in the same line to a peg above on positive shallow pockets. Move up a thin seam to a small nut-placement and make hard moves up and right to a thin crack. Take the thin crack to a final difficult sequence of moves to reach a narrow belay ledge. Peg belays.
2) 6a, 20m. Above is a peg, climb very boldly to this and continue on the same line to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Pitch 1: The peg is only needed as a guide to show the line of the route, ( Belay pegs are old and in poor condition) Pitch 2: The 1st peg was replaced (poor) the 2nd peg was removed, it was climbed in this state by Stu Bradbury in June 2012

Ticklists: Best slab climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs, 100 or so good E6s - aye Caff.

Photo: Hellbound at the belay © Mike Waters
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 3 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

First pitch with 1 fall. Brilliant hard slab climbing. Declined 2nd pitch due to state of the belay pegs and the lichen/runout above.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead dog - 12/Apr/12 with Guy Miller

GuyM - 2nd - 12/Apr/12 with dave musgrove

Hidden - 2012

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