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Ocean Passage VS 4c

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[Friend on Ocean Passage, VS 4c, 2 kb]45m. A grand and engaging little adventure, with a comfortable half-height belay option. Climb out of the lower cleft, and continue past two bulges; continue up the wall above, to reach a rest (possible stance) below a corner in the right side of the upper arete. Climb the superb, balancy corner to a steep exit. © ROCKFAX
S Titt & R Crewe 28/May/1978

Photo: Friend on Ocean Passage, VS 4c © nutallovertheface
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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 20/Aug/14 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/14

RachelP - 2nd - 26/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Excellent position above the waves - steep and easy up to the ledge, then steep and tricky climbing up the wide crack to the top - take lots of large gear - felt quite run-out as i had none and beware of loose blocks on the left hand arete!
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Tom Pitchforth

Barry D - 2nd - 15/Sep/12 with Jules_L

Superb. A big route with a real sense of adventure. The Ab down was fun as the wind had carried the rope sideways over a spike so I had to tension traverse above a large drop to remove it. I did it as one long pitch and found typically nice climbing with the crux as described being the top corner, very high above the crashing waves. Cool !
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Mynydd Barry

louby - AltLd - 25/Aug/12 with Chris Burn

chris_B - AltLd - 25/Aug/12 with Lou Atkin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/12

excellent top corner quite stiff
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Rob

A hard corner finish but very good climbing!
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Mark Davis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12

Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Craig

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Floris

Brannock - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/11

The upper groove isn't balancy, but it is very pleasant. A good route once you've worked out where it is.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

Leelogs - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with SCC

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

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Sarah

DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Lee

feilx - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Heather

heather rogers - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Felix

Em66 - Lead - 02/May/10 with Ben, Mat

Hidden - 2010

ollyhorst - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Tom Boeckx

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Couldn't make it over the bulge, backed down (shouted 'take' but in the end downclimbed without weighting the gear), then climbed around on the left. Done second pitch as per guidebook but could not enjoy it cause the tightness of new shoes got absolutely excruciating by that point. Called it a day after that.
Kirill - Lead dog - 24/Aug/08 with Mark O'Neil, Pete Horn

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/03 with Cathy Woodhead

Howard J - 2nd - 25/Aug/01 with Alan Kemp

Mathias took a more direct (and harder) line to the first stance. Will followed up the original line.
jim_randell - 2nd O/S - 03/May/98 with MW, WW

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 09/Apr/85 with Kenny Winkworth, Richard Crewe

Nigel Bond - Lead - 29/Aug/83 with Charlie Leverton

tapley - AltLd - 24/May/81 with John Sumner

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
elhix, Ed morris

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Style of ascent

Lead18 of 39 (46.2%)
Followed13 of 39 (33.3%)
Alt Leads6 of 39 (15.4%)
Unknown2 of 39 (5.1%)

'Climbed'16 of 39 (41.0%)
clean O/S22 of 39 (56.4%)
dogged1 of 39 (2.6%)