The Bear Hunter** E1 5b
[A hidden gem, 3 kb]11m.

Rockfax Description
A direct line up the south-facing wall with a hard move to reach the short rounded crack and a bold-feeling finale. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

Photo: A hidden gem © Owen
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This climb is in 108 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Gudge - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/15 with Bob Pilgrem

Good lead by Chris-top moves above a rubbish wire.
bobpilgrem - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/15 with Gudge

Pretty steady. Bomber Rock 1 (tricky to place) protects crux.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 02/Aug/15 with Graham Parkes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/15

nick ferro - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Christine May

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 04/May/15 with Soph, CJC

Really nice. Hats off to whoever leads the top bit.
Martin Brierley - TR O/S - 04/May/15 with nick ferro

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/15

soph - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Clare Jane carter, Becky Lounds

C May - 2nd - 04/May/15 with Nick

clairejane - 2nd - May/15 with Sophie

morganator - Solo - 26/Apr/15

A really pleasant route. The crinkly rock reminds me of 'The Crease' at Bamford.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Ben Cole

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/14

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Rosh

Hidden - TR - 26/May/14

nice wel protected slab climbing
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 22/May/14 with Andrew Deckon

Nice moves. Quite bold at the top.
gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Andrew Deacon

Felt soft E1 but worthwhile. Lovely climbing.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Coel Hellier - Lead - 12/Mar/14

dominic lee - Solo - 09/Mar/14

very good!!!
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13

NickJH - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with LiamG

Good but grade dependant on which edge you us as line is not perfect.
simon1965 - Lead - 31/Aug/13

Neil R - 2nd - 31/Aug/13 with Simon

hamishjoe - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

domskezz - Lead - 22/May/13 with Si

Scary, my gear on the upper section was woeful. Hardest lead to date. Lovely delicate crux.
Duck Egg - Lead β - 05/May/13 with Tim Higgins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

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

In the rain.
Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/12 with Matthew Ferrier

Nice, technical feeling moves with what I thought to be good gear, deserving of some stars. Shame it rained on Sam.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/12 with Sam Marks

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Tom Doldon

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/12

patsaunders - 2nd - Oct/12

A wonderful climb..!! Never desperate.
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Dave

Did the secret "interlocking wires" technique to protect the crux - didn't feel too bad: soft touch if you know this or are mutant lanky, definite E1 otherwise!
Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Ian Lau

Hidden - 2nd β - 09/Sep/12

I'd go with the BMC guide's E1. The top half is pretty worrying gear-wise.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with James's mate Neil

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 02/Sep/12 with Neil

Nearly bolloxed the top which wouldn't be pleasant. Climbing like a lemon.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Si 2

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Sarah

This is definitely E1.
stuaart - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Chris Burn, Thomas Smith

Slightly contrived but still fun. Enough gear if you can reach high enough!
chris_B - 26/Feb/12 with Stuart Reeves, Thomas Smith

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Chris, Stuart Reeves

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 13/Jan/12 with Lewis Andrew

aretherenoneleft - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Jon Stewart, Kyle Wood

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Mark R

Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Adam Jennings, Jon Stewart

Tamati - 2nd - 20/Sep/11

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 19/Sep/11 with Will Ward

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11

Really nice moves. Not much gear high up unless you have tiny brass stuff(which i didn't and wouldn't expect to need at that grade), making it pretty runout and scary. Nearly messed up the top by going slightly right, foot slipped but somehow didn't fall off. E1.
catblack - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Si

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

nice route, it is E1 5b, not lots of good gear in upper parts.
al123 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with alex

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11

andybirtwistle - Lead - 02/Aug/11 with Keith Lonsdale

Great looking route, with excellent climbing. E1 5b** in the new BMC guide is spot on for quality and protection.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Matt Fennelow

max_chan - 14/Jul/11 with Graeme Hammond

DaveFidler - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Callam Knight, Arron Quinn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11

oi_now - 15/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with loundsy

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/11

Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 24/Nov/10

Whoever graded this HVS must have found some bomber gear high up that I didnt see, otherwise E1 for sure.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 16/Nov/10 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

JPGR - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

burto - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with malc

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Jamie, John

Sankey - 2nd - 26/Jun/10 with Luke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Oct/09

climber130887 - Lead - 24/Jun/09 with claire and mike

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Claire, Andy Gardner

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/May/09

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Charlie Jeynes

Martin Haworth - Lead β - 26/Apr/09 with Mick r, Andy

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - TR - 05/Apr/09

Andrew Sloan - TR rpt - 26/Mar/09

craig matheson - Solo O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/06

mikej - TR - 22/Jun/04 with Rick Naylor

nickdonohue - Lead - 10/May/03

cem - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/03 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/May/02

ArnaudG - 2002 with Tony H

Roget - Solo rpt - 09/Oct/98

Hidden - TR - 28/Jun/98

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/98

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/97

Hidden - TR - 18/Jun/96

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 16/May/96 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/95

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/93

ste_d - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/93 with mik

Stoney Boy - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/93

John Marsland - 2nd - 30/Apr/89 with Dave Mould

Tom V - 1986

uphillnow - 1980

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Total votes cast 84
hard E20 of 14
E20 of 14
easy E20 of 14
hard E10 of 14
E19 of 14
easy E14 of 14
hard HVS1 of 14
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hard 5c0 of 36
5c0 of 36
easy 5c0 of 36
hard 5b3 of 36
5b29 of 36
easy 5b4 of 36
hard 5a0 of 36
5a0 of 36
easy 5a0 of 36
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