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Chisel*** E4 6a

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[Chisel in the April sun, 2 kb]One of the 'must-do' routes of the quarry. Follows the striking crack, on less than natural holds, to half height before continuing on decent (for the grade) holds and a worrying top-out. Pumpy!

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics, Great Wall Climbs of the UK.

Photo: Chisel in the April sun © euanryan
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This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

3 tries, quite a hard crux
redjerry - Lead - 19/Aug/14 with Stevie Weir

gurumed - TR RP - 09/Aug/14 with Brian

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/14

JonnoP - TR dog - 29/Jun/14 with Rick H

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Jun/14

Brendan - Lead RP - 17/Jun/14 with Del

Climbed up and down a bit trying to figure out the start, gets easier after that move. Fun wee climb, top out was a bit grotty but really worth it
Shea - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Christine, Andy Latham

Kazza91 - Lead - Jun/14

Awesome route!
Willismorris - Lead RP - 25/Apr/14 with euanryan

Top-roped clean first time, lead straight after. Great route in the sun!
euanryan - Lead RP - 24/Apr/14 with Willis

martinmckenna - Lead - 17/Apr/14 with Luke

Popped cam and a deck out... I will be back!
euanryan - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/14 with Willis

top roped before, not sure how far i got. went smooth so have to lead next time
jamiefoxen - TR β - 10/Oct/13

First E4. Brilliant.
Tim Hamlet - Lead - 02/Sep/13 with Bruce Hood

Abseiled down next to it to have a recce.
richiebongo - Lead β - 07/Aug/13 with will roper

Ross Barnes - Lead dog - 14/Jul/13 with James

cat22 - TR O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Mike

allyrocke - TR RP - 10/Jul/13 with Andrew Latham, Matt King

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 28/May/13 with Doug

Ri - Lead O/S - Apr/13 with mike

Macleod - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/12 with anthony, dominic

2nd go - chisel in the drizzle
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 11/Jun/12 with Andy H

Vicki M - Lead β - 26/Apr/12 with Natalie Feather

My fingers really hurt!
GraemeDiack - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/12 with Keith Alexander

I pulled a big jug off on the last move and subsequently fell off. clean up till there though. pretty annoyed at that
Harry Holmes - Lead dog - 21/Mar/12 with James Lismore

first e4 stoaked!, although made a hash of placing cams low down in the crack and came off, cruised it after i manned up and stopped clogging it with gear
Ginger McGrath - Lead dog - 08/Aug/11 with euan strachan

Euan Strachan - 2nd - 08/Aug/11 with Graham McG

Clean on second go after changing the sequence at the bottom crack. Perhaps I should try to lead next time.
jamestheyip - TR RP - 29/May/11 with Andy Laing

Macleod - 2nd - 14/May/11

jimmyrua - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Magnus, David Brigham

Peter Rhodes - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with John Stevenson, Gemma Gwynne-Stevenson

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Thom Simmons

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Mar/11

Self-belay. My fingers could not cope with it lol.
Denpov - TR dnf - 07/Mar/11

Good route, glad I went for the lead, as much as I didnt think I was ready.
SeanB - Lead RP - 01/Mar/11 with Neil Carnegie, Tim

Score! Lead it next time. No nasty finger-locks, just super balancey laybacking & bridging!
Alejandro S - 2nd RP - 31/Oct/10 with Dr Toph

Slipped off the start a year back, so blew the on-sight. Today it went down smooth first go. Quality route, interesting all the way to the top.
Dr Toph - Lead RP - 31/Oct/10 with Alec

gard bit went fine - shat myself on the dirty top part; especially when I'd used all the right cams low down. Note to self - double rack of cams for Cambu!
Cassidy - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Will Atkinson

mshorter - Lead - 07/Aug/10 with greg

MonkeyDawson - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/10

Sam the Butcher - Lead O/S - 11/May/10 with charlie mackie

CharlieMack - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/10 with Sam Clarke

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/10 with Adam Hughes

Fell just above the crux when I found a nice rail covered in grit and sand. Not enough left in the tank to cope with that too!
MonkeyDawson - Lead dog - 15/Apr/10 with Liz Brooker

Did it twice placing gear as a recce for Pete.
MonkeyDawson - TR O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Pete Reynolds

Peter Reynolds - Lead - Apr/10 with graham dawson

Greg Boswell - Lead - 2010

SeanB - TR β - 26/Oct/09 with Neil, Scott

Tricky moves low down but pretty straight forward and very well protected, happy to have on sighted it.
willackers - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Ali

Felt pretty easy today - couple of cranks on perfect finger locks and a dirty top out but rest is fine. Loads of bomber gear all the way up...best tip at bottom is limit yourself to a couple of pieces of gear!
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 24/Jun/09 with Kiwi Steve

The working begins, felt bloody hard!
andymoin - TR dnf - 24/Sep/08 with Sean

SeanB - TR dnf - 24/Sep/08 with Andy

Not so bad this time, still nearly off about 3 times though! Pretty annoyed I fluffed the onsight, but happy to make it through the finger crack! 2nd Go, no toproping!
Fultonius - Lead RP - 25/Aug/08 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - 2nd RP - 25/Aug/08 with Ally F

Neil Adams - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/08 with Ally F

Lawrie Brand - TR dog - 09/Jun/08 with Jamie Wilson

One silly rest that I didn't need, excellent climb, tricky finger lock section then sustained easier top half with one final tricky move near the top. Thought provoking top out but fine if you trend left....
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 04/Jun/08 with Konrad

jaybob - TR dnf - Jun/08

Tried the bloody thing 3 times before on the lead, and followed it as my 4th ever trad route 5 years ago.... ahhhh, I finally got it. bitter sweet victory as it is as far removed fron o/s as it can be.
French Erick - Lead β - 30/Sep/07 with Steve Richardson

Lawrie Brand - TR RP - 18/Jun/07 with Richie

akhughes - Lead rpt - May/07

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Apr/07

nice. low in the grade?
pete dd - Lead RP - Mar/07 with Iain Swan

Very pleasant - just burn throuh the start!
sparkass - Lead β - Mar/07 with Mike Shorter and Pete Dolman

figfour - Lead - 2007

Dave Kerr - Lead - 18/Jun/05 with Steve Richardson

French Erick - Lead dog - 08/May/05 with Severine

mgeek - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Colin Greg

ali_robb - Lead O/S - May/04

French Erick - 2nd O/S - Apr/03 with Postie Craig

whispering nic - Lead - Sep/01 with Tweedley

cam1401 - Lead - 1993

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Voting
Total votes cast 55
hard E50 of 18
E50 of 18
easy E50 of 18
hard E41 of 18
E411 of 18
easy E46 of 18
hard E30 of 18
E30 of 18
easy E30 of 18
hard 6b0 of 20
6b0 of 20
easy 6b0 of 20
hard 6a5 of 20
6a11 of 20
easy 6a4 of 20
hard 5c0 of 20
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Style of ascent

Lead47 of 72 (65.3%)
Followed7 of 72 (9.7%)
Toproped16 of 72 (22.2%)
Alt Leads2 of 72 (2.8%)

'Climbed'15 of 72 (20.8%)
clean O/S15 of 72 (20.8%)
clean β6 of 72 (8.3%)
clean rpt4 of 72 (5.6%)
clean RP14 of 72 (19.4%)
dogged11 of 72 (15.3%)
dnf7 of 72 (9.7%)