Gruel Brittania*** E3 6a
[Henward at full extension at the cruxy start, 2 kb]15m. Another brilliant climb up the pillar in the centre of the East Bay. Bold and bouldery, but thankfully not at the same time. Crank up the thin crack to a rest on the left, then swing back right and follow the thin crack to an impasse below the top. Take a deep breath and fridge-hug up the pillar to finish.

Ticklists: Central Belt - Local Classics.

Photo: Henward at full extension at the cruxy start © Dr Toph

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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

A really great route with a balancy, technical start. Sweaty today! Top actually quite well protected- certainly better than I had feared.
Alastair R - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Bong

Hard work. Fell off the starting moves twice, both times when my foot slipped. Tricky step off the ledge and then both sketchy and necky to finish!
JamieSparkes - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14 with Liam Ingram

Nails start!
Liam Ingram - 2nd dog - 05/Jul/14 with Jamie Sparkes

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/14 with Adele Chabert

Good to get this done clean and ground up. A bit greasy at the top after the rain, but not too hard with prior knowledge of what to do.
salix - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Frazer

One little fall down climbing from the top section. Then after attempting to recover back up only to take a lob nearly all the way down. Biggest lead fall to date, so hopefully good for the head. Left the ropes in and finished it. Need to come back.
salix - Lead dog - 21/May/14 with Topher

Good lob by Will! The route is clean and much improved by the recent gardening work in the bay.
Dr Toph - 2nd rpt - 21/May/14 with Will

Hidden - TR RP - 21/Aug/11

MonkeyDawson - 2011

Sam the Butcher - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with andy latta

kevg - Lead dog - 01/May/10 with Fraser

Fraser - 2nd - 01/May/10 with Kev

make - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

after watching the others get this no problem, couldn't get off the ground!
JamieSparkes - TR dnf - 10/Apr/10 with Chris, Claire Holland

squidgebob - TR dog - 10/Apr/10 with Chris BL, jamie

First moves up to the ledge seemed the hardest, pretty grunty. Upper arete is great necky fun!
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Ally Hill

Don't know whats happened in last four years but felt utterly desperate today, greasy, dirty and damn hard on the top arete...
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 24/Apr/09 with Duncan

Pulled off hold
whispering nic - Lead - Jun/06

Excellent steep quarry climbing, got very pumped!
Chad123 - Lead O/S - May/05 with Huw

mgeek - Jul/00 with rab anderson

Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000

Solo'd because the gear was too fiddly to place. Nutter.
greenroom - Solo RP - 1997

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 22/Jul/83 with Rab Young

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
David Woods, HaddRoots, martinmckenna, Ian Jones, andymoin

Voting
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