Green Cormorant Face** E2 5c
[Jump to start of Green Cormorant Face (...aaaah), 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
The front of the Seaward Face is taken centrally by this well-positioned and popular line. Start by negotiating 'The Crevasse' and then traversing 7m to a stance in a small corner.
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1) 5a, 20m. Move up steeply leftwards through a small overhang to a flake in the wall above and then on up to a horizontal break. From the horizontal break climb up either on the left or right to a good belay ledge..
2) 5c, 10m. Above the stance is a corner with a thin black crack in its right wall. Gain the crack, either direct, or from a ledge on the left, and climb it to a ledge and belay..
2a) E3 6a, 10m. A good variation up the corner to the left..
3) 4a, 20m. Finish up the groove and broken ground above. © ROCKFAX

FFA Henry Barber & Frank Cannings 12/Sep/1974

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Photo: Jump to start of Green Cormorant Face (...aaaah) © Mike S
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This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Led P1 and grotty top pitch, took all day to locate, access and climb, dehydrated and sun stroked at top, nails crux, how many 5c cranks do you need to make for it to be 6a? All v memorable
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Purple Sue

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

Dave Turnbull, BMC - AltLd - 13/May/13

Nick Biven - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/12

Nick Wallis - AltLd - Sep/12 with Martin Cooper

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

billb - AltLd O/S - Jul/11 with Graham A

Had rest at crux; regretted this, should've pulled through 1st time.
nickdonohue - Lead dog - Jun/11 with Ashley Hold

Graham Atkins - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with will boxen

Hidden - 2011

Felmar got Mat, I couldn't stop laughing until it tried to do the same to me. E3 variation.
alaan - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Mat

Alan led alternative E3 pitch
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Alan Royle

The leap of doom is ball tearing!
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with max

Seymore Butt - 2010

Fab. Jack led the E3 variant, perfect corner. In situ seagull on the belay ledge so we took a haniging belay five feet below and placated it with some bread!
lukehunt - 18/Jun/09 with Jack and Nick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/09

wojt - Lead O/S - Feb/08

e3 6a variation - very good
feilx - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Bern

2nded hard pitch, fell off 3 times. Jump to the starting ledge is scary but very do-able (with a rope)
chris j - AltLd dog - 05/Sep/07 with Ben Bradford

Felix did the E3 6a version, it was drier.
Bern - 2nd - Sep/07 with Felix

abbed in to the ledge, glad we didnt make the jump. first pitch poorly protected 4c/5a good climbing though. got to the belay ledge to find a young seagull, couldnt leave the ledge so carried on while being under constant attack from the parents, steve came up to the ledge and the seagull chick jumped to a watery death, we came under abuse from some climbers with megaphones (soft sods). then i found the moves off the belay ledge desparate as it was raining and i couldnt be arsed, had to make the crux 3 times as well to strip all the gear.
Alex Mason - Lead - 22/Jul/06 with Steve Ramsden

Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/06 with Alex Mason

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/04

alex_th - 2nd - Aug/03 with Tim Riley

Tim M - AltLd O/S - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/99 with jim

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 29/Jul/99 with Mike Mowbray

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1999 with Lee Clement

Hamish Leslie - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Ste Lawler

Hidden - Lead - Apr/96

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/90

andy gittins - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 1987

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/86

keefe - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/84

Ivan Machin - 13/Apr/82 with Jon Mellor

Hidden - Lead - 1982

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 20/Apr/81 with Bill McKee

Paul Clarke - 1980 with FMC

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/78

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jul/69

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