Oiseaux** E1 5b
[Pete on Oiseaux HVS 5a/b, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The central line of the slab is an excellent climb that has just about adequate protection as long as care is taken to seek it out. Start in the centre of the slab below rusty twin pegs at mid-height.
Follow a thin crack on good holds, slightly rightwards, to the twin pegs. Step right and climb the sustained upper wall on shallow dishes and thin seams to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Culm - When the tide's in., Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

Photo: Pete on Oiseaux HVS 5a/b © Kafoozalem
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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Beni, joe c

Gear was fiddly after the first part, luckily there were some good positive holds along the way. Top section was well balanced. Nice climb overall
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Beni Szlivka, Wendy Matthews

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

Thin gear (best at the top :) ) but an enjoyable route once the pockets are reached.
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Stuart Fox

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Richard

Really tough and run out. Unless we got the line wrong this is way harder than HVS.
Jelly Mould Surfer - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/14

burto - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with rowena, hertha

The peg is now missing, I stepped right and clipped the pegs on "Walking on the Moon".
Mark Kemball - Lead - 22/Sep/13 with Mike Virtue

This is an E1
Skip - 2nd dog - 22/Sep/13 with Mark Kemball

No peg. Headed towards rusty stain (from peg remnants), placed some reasonable wires, then ran it out to a good hold. Take some micros - a really good route.
Motown - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/13 with Mark

cwildblood - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Lovely climbing. Gear was ok? HVS 5a.
ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Wildblood

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Mike Guttridge

david morse - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with lole

Pegs have snapped off. TR to speed up, the tide was coming in!
Zoomer - TR - 28/Apr/11 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - TR - 28/Apr/11 with glenn bloomer

Bold with poor gear (secound peg is ready to go). E1 due to boldness.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with hadyn and ewan

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with ed morris

ewanthomson - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Ed morris

djromberg - 2011

E1 5a. Single rotten peg, some very small gear to back it up.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Tom Thorpe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/10

great fun working out route and moves. Gear a bit marginal!
manwithacam - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/10

bold top section but the holds are all there!
coombs - Lead - 15/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Brown - 2nd O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Lily

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Mike

Mike W - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with matt

Very clear and direct line up crips - great friction. E1 5b?? Nah.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09 with Jon Thompson

jon thompson27 - Mar/09 with Alex Thompson

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/08 with Mark Glaister

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/08

Ali3735 - TR dog - Feb/08 with Andy M

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

eley1 - 2nd - Apr/07 with graham

very nice climbing - quite tricky above the peg with dubious spaced gear - would probably give this E1 5a
Urgles - Lead O/S - 05/May/06 with Laura

chris sm - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/02 with Pippa Froggatt

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/02 with Myles Jordan

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/97

kp64zl - Lead - Jun/97 with Kirsten

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1997 with Mary Goddard, Mat Goddard, Steve Gooberman Hill, Katharine Pemberton, Rik Meek

alan moore - 1996

GAtkins - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/94 with Jonny Baker, Tim Noble

sdht - 1990

Andy Say - Lead - 04/Nov/89

mark-abz - TR - 12/Aug/89 with Phill R

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