Gillian** E3 5c
["Gillian" (E3 5c) Sennen Cove, Cornwall, 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
Enthralling wall-climbing, tempered by the need for careful gear placement. Start just left of the thin crack of Golva.
Climb the thin left-slanting crack and then move up to a pocket. Continue slightly right and up to the first large horizontal break. Finish up the cracks and breaks. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, West Country Climbs.

Photo: "Gillian" (E3 5c) Sennen Cove, Cornwall © Gus
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This climb is in 133 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/15

andrea83 - TR O/S - 08/Jul/15 with Hamish

Hamish777 - TR O/S - 08/Jul/15 with Andrea

2nd go
LJC - Lead G/U - 25/Jun/15 with Nathan

awesome climbing but felt like it would be a bold lead! didn't fancy it.. maybe with a couple of mats....
dbrooks - TR O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Alex, Michael, Gareth

Rested on the rope to get gear out that lewis fell on! needed another rest near the top of the crack and all
Jackislav - 2nd dog - 17/May/15

Solo top-rope. my first go was shocking, just got pumped too quick and put it down to climbing the day before. It was much to my surprise that I got it cleaned on the second attempt. Stoked!
manbat - TR RP - 27/Apr/15

Solo top-roped. Had three goes. Fell off several times on my first go and/or took rests. Second go went much better, but still couldn't get it clean and needed a couple of rests. The third go started great - got past the first crux fine, but ran out of steam from there on and was basically knackered. Took many long rests after that, and my climbing suffered due to fatigue. The move up pasts the pods is quite perplexing!
manbat - TR dog - 16/Apr/15

Cheese Monkey - TR O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Peter

pheotleyr - TR O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Ben

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Oct/14

Cracking route, shame about the bad gear.
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead G/U - 18/Sep/14 with Ola Stępień

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/14

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Tom Nichols

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

A bed down and then top roped the route placing gear. Will lead one day
islandlynx - TR dog - 29/May/14 with TomRiddelsdell

Hidden - TR - 07/May/14

Skyhook(?s) useful- spotted this abbing off golva
Bristoldave - Lead β - 12/Apr/14 with Caroline

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Dave

got a little further than last time
whiteexplorer - 2nd dnf - 18/Mar/14 with Dave Piper

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/13 with Dan Lane

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/13

Tom Last - 2nd - 04/Apr/13 with Billy

aljezurusrf08 - TR dnf - 31/Mar/13 with Willow

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Colin

Hidden - TR O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead RP - 2013

Johnny Baker - 2013

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2013 with Dave

Jen Crook - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/12 with Rob Patchett

A great route, lovely sunny day. ground up. So pumped 1st go.
Ricky Rocks - Lead - 20/Jul/12

gg4419 - 2nd rpt - Jul/12

MinHazeldine - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

burto - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12 with tom powell

Mr Powly - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/12 with Ian B

Pete Graham - Lead - Apr/12 with Rick Graham

gg4419 - TR RP - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

alice fuller - TR β - 2012 with woj

colesy - Lead O/S - Oct/11

Came off first attempt. Managed second time round. Brilliant climb and something for me to aspire to on a lead.
Dilwat - TR rpt - 16/Sep/11 with SurferStan

SurferStan - TR dnf - 16/Sep/11 with Dilwat

somewhat beyond my ability couldnt get past the first crimp hold
whiteexplorer - 2nd dnf - 16/Sep/11 with SurferStan, Dilwat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

Superb cornish wall climbing.
John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Nick Arding

nick arding - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with rob pitt

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Nick Arding

requires good faith to keep ploughing on to the jugs and gear then a well protected hard pull. pretty steady for the grade but high quality
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Remus Knowles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11

Soft? Didn't seem that bold, harder than Golva though.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11

first moves past the jugs on the small crimps hard, really pumpy route even the easy moves at the top felt strenuous! will be back to lead at some point!
mbradberry2008 - TR dog - 07/May/11 with Samuel Chessell

leohl - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

One rest. Nice route well protected. Just wasn't psyched for it!
Jez - Lead dog - 26/Apr/11 with Joe Marsh

Pretty steady.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Ian S

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/11

several goes up on top rope made the route fairly easy on lead. good gear where you need it
jakenichol - Lead RP - 25/Mar/11

Hidden - TR - 13/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

very soft if your tall enough to reach the good wire over right before commiting to the crux
mwatson - 2011 with thomasadixon

Dave Heaton - TR - 02/Nov/10

Bobby Gilbert - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Dan from St Ives, Heather Clark

Didnt get the onsight. 2nd go Ground up.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead RP - 11/Sep/10 with Tom Thorpe

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/10

An fantastic route with lovely flowing moves through the first black part. definatly rewarding jugs and good gear in the middle
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 27/Aug/10 with Andy Woolston

Master Chief - TR dog - 15/Aug/10 with John

3 Names - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - TR - 28/May/10

Harald - Lead O/S - 11/May/10

Philippa Arding - 2nd - May/10 with nick arding

williamsd79 - 2nd - 2010

superb - first Cornish E3. climbed it much smoother on lead than on the top rope. definitely easier than Golva.
Dan_Carroll - Lead RP - 01/Sep/09 with Beckholland

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/09

JPGR - Aug/09 with Steve Ahern

jominator - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with daraghpoynter

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/09

tomB - 2nd - 18/Jun/09 with Alex Cannon

JackMountains - TR O/S - 04/May/09 with Ben Snook

Ben Snook - TR O/S - 04/May/09 with Jack Milton

came,tried, failed. lost a rock 1. will be back.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dnf - 03/Sep/08 with claire jane carter

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08

bfreeman - Lead β - 10/Jun/08 with Tom Laurence

jfreeman - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead β - 07/Jun/08 with Jon Freeman

Dan_Carroll - TR O/S - 30/Aug/07

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/07 with Ash

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/07

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Ruth

Sidekick - Lead dog - Jun/07

My first E3! Climbing style really suited me and it felt OK.
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 18/May/07 with Bez

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Heather Rogers, Dave Moir

mankrambler - TR O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Harry Low

Jus - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - TR - 2007

drysori - 2007

feilx - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/06 with Natalie

Dave Kerr - Lead - 01/Aug/06 with Jill Kerr

bronsonite - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/06 with Andy Lole

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Vicky Munn

lukea - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/03 with Al

Urgles - Lead RP - Jun/03 with Laura

Gus - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/02

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/02 with Roy Thomas

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/02

Mark Kemball - Lead - 20/Oct/01 with Nic Dill

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/00

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Jon Read - Lead O/S - May/97 with Noel Curtis

andy_pemberton - Lead - Apr/97

ecowaller - Lead O/S - 1997 with bunny

frost - 2nd - May/95

whispering nic - Lead - Apr/91 with noj

Hidden - TR - 10/Sep/90

BigHairyIan - 2nd dog - 27/Aug/89 with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/88

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 29/May/88 with Mick Green, Gordon Jenkin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/87

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/86

Mark Kemball - Lead - 21/Jun/83 with Dave Abbey

Hidden - 1978

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