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The Wine Dark Sea* E1 5a

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[Soloing the final pitch of Wine Dark Sea on a hot summer's day, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Culm - When the tide's in., Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

Photo: Soloing the final pitch of Wine Dark Sea on a hot summer's day © alexjz
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This climb is in 11 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

A great route. Done at high tide on a flat calm and super hot day. First pitch is worrying, which is dodgy in places. Pitch 2 follows and changes the character of the climb, from serious to fun and interesting. Pitch 3 is brilliant up the ramp of flakes. I'd well recommend doing this then it is absolutely flat calm or at low tide, else you will get wet!
Joel Perkin - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Simon Hammond

First proper climb with Joel for quite a while. Big step onto the first face and then calm and steady progress. By the second pitch I was really enjoying it. Beautiful day with a calm high tide. Perfect.
simonhammond1966 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Joel Perkin

Epic! Led the crux pitches but bigger waves than anticipated forced a retreat. Reversed the crux and Alex led the escape up terrifying choss. Good day!
Stone Muppet - Lead - 05/May/13 with ap

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Jul/12

Bit disappointing; some good climbing but some poor descriptions in the guide. Tide went completely out during climb so lost atmosphere, traversing above a boulder beach!
nickdonohue - AltLd - Jul/11 with Andy March

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10

MGrock - 2010

First pitch only - the sea was getting too high!
Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Apr/05 with Stu Bradbury

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/05

Hidden - 04/Aug/92

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
oscaig, Ropeboy, Hidden, alexjz, Hidden

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