Dawn** E4 5c
[Dawn, 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
An exciting and slightly bold headwall is the main attraction of this pitch. The top pitch can be gained easily by abseil if the tides are not favourable. Start on sea-level ledges below the main buttress.
1) 4c, 16m. Traverse left and climb a crack in a slab to a ledge and belay below the steep headwall.
2) 5c, 18m. Climb up the headwall to a horizontal break and move right. Boldly climb the wall above to better holds and protection before finishing up a short lichen-covered wall. © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Dawn © Justin T
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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

AlexD - 2nd - 31/Jul/15 with Ed

Fell off the lichen covered top wall, pulled the ropes and finished on the right next time.
Ed Babs - Lead G/U - 31/Jul/15 with AlexD

papashango - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/15 with PJ

Line in new Littlejohn select guide is Dawn Direct (E5).
pete johnson - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/15 with Conor Shepherd

ferdia - 2nd - 04/Jul/15 with Misha

Not particularly bold if you take offsets and lots of cams but the moves at the top are quite hard, getting to the undercuts in the last break and moving off them with a long move for the top took some thinking. No chalk so not entirely obvious exactly whic way to go, always better that way! Hard E3 - not bold or puppy enough for E4. Abbed into the ledge as the tide had come in.
Misha - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Ferdia

Hidden - TR - 16/Oct/14

Only did top half of route due to tides/swell, but didn't find a move harder than 4c. Looked like there was adequate gear, too.
manbat - TR O/S - 16/Oct/14 with Tom Palmer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14

Just made it!
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with Colin

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 16/May/13 with PJ ( Belgium)

Bad gear, good climbing. Reminiscent of North Stack Wall
morganator - Lead - 15/May/13 with International Meet Guest

Justin T - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Cherry

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/11

Lead Pitch 1
gg4419 - AltLd O/S - Jul/11

Rowansb - TR O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Mr Shunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/09

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Oct/03 with Nic Dill

Tim M - 2nd - 2000

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/99 with KM

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/99

Hidden - TR - 31/Mar/95

Al Evans - 1995

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/94 with Alan Holden

With Steve Bell
Simon cook - Sep/87

Steve Bell - 1986

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Total votes cast 14
hard E50 of 5
E50 of 5
easy E50 of 5
hard E40 of 5
E43 of 5
easy E41 of 5
hard E31 of 5
E30 of 5
easy E30 of 5
hard 6a0 of 4
6a0 of 4
easy 6a0 of 4
hard 5c3 of 4
5c1 of 4
easy 5c0 of 4
hard 5b0 of 4
5b0 of 4
easy 5b0 of 4
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