The Cull*** E3 5c
[I.Williams, The Cull E3 5b, Bass Point, The Lizard, Cornwall., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
A phenomenal pitch that features a steep initial section and a stunningly positioned final crack. Start on sea-level ledges below the steep corner-line.
Climb the corner a short way and then the very steep flake-line on the right to less strenuous ground at 16m. Make a short traverse rightwards to a crack-system and follow it to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Pete, bless his cotton socks, handed this one to me on a plate. Easily the best new route I've ever done. Just go and do it, it's worth the trip.

Steve Bell, Pete O'Sullivan, Sarah Bishop 16/Mar/1986

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50.

Photo: I.Williams, The Cull E3 5b, Bass Point, The Lizard, Cornwall. © Yong_Welsh
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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Steep and pumpy.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/15 with Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/15

tom s g - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/15

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

pete johnson - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/15 with Conor Shepherd

ferdia - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Misha

Great route, really fun to second. Jugfest most of the way with some good rests, though didn't really need them on second. Lots of 5b and may be some 5c at the top where the jugs run out - found that to be the hardest bit. Hard to grade on second, easy E3 perhaps but who cares, such a good route!
Misha - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Ferdia

tobydunford - Lead β - 14/Jun/15 with Harry Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/15

Ugly Mica Schist but a good route with a real pump at the top on flat holds.
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')

Hidden - TR - 16/Oct/14

P2 only because of tide and swell. Climbed a bit onto Tickled My Pink, perhaps. Again, didn't find a move harder than 4c.
manbat - TR O/S - 16/Oct/14 with Tom Palmer

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

Wicked route
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with max

Brilliant route and great to belay Colin on his first E3.
kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2014 with Colin

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/13 with AlexD

AlexD - 2nd - 16/Sep/13 with Ed

burto - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with hertha

Sarah Welsh - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with Nick Donohue

Brilliant route, looks wild but great holds and good gear. Sustained, steep 5b.
nickdonohue - Lead - 10/Aug/13 with Sarah Welsh

Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 16/May/13 with PJ ( Belgium)

Great Route. Not E3
morganator - 2nd - 15/May/13 with International Meet Guest

Hidden - TR β - 2013

adie84 - 2013

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/12 with Graham Charman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with loundsy

M govier - TR dog - 01/Jun/12

Dave Heaton - Lead - 29/Feb/12 with Martin Cathrow

Justin T - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Cherry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

Pippa - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Jon

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/11

HamishD - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with Oliver Hill

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 17/May/11

oliver.ghill91 - 2nd - 2011

brilliant, slight pose for the camera part way up!
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10 with Pete Saunders, Andrea Hayslop

Great climb! Moves fine, just too sustained and pumped at the top. Didn't have anything left to give. Had a rest and then completed. Hopefully one day I'll be back...
andrea83 - 2nd dog - 13/Oct/10 with Matt Fry, Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

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

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10

gangreen - TR - 2010

the hardest climb i have ever done to date
pielander - 2nd - 12/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/May/08

Tremendous route
KRB - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Martin Bridges

Also climbed the girdle, Blood Brothers E1 5a first while the tide went out
jfletcher - Lead - 19/May/07 with James Strongman

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

keefe - 23/Aug/06 with Tansy

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Mark Kemball - Lead - 26/Oct/03 with Nic Dill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/03

Outstanding. Best trad route I've ever done.
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/02 with Kaspar Martin

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

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

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

+ Rick and Brian
andy_pemberton - Lead - Jun/99

Hidden - Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/95

Al Evans - 1995

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/94 with Alan Holden

With Steve Bell. Guidebook checking
Simon cook - Sep/87

Steve Bell - 1986

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Bob Peters, Tom McCabe, Alex the Alex, Dean177, Dilwat, Master Chief, Ian Jones, andrea83, Owen W-G, Dr Caterpillar, Ropeboy, Yong_Welsh, bpmclimb

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