Controlled Emission** 6b
[Controlled Emission (I think), 3 kb]18m. Start direct and avoid going left on to the good holds. Widely thought to be a bit of a sandbag at 6b, but really nice.
As of 22/06/11 the route has suffered a major rockfall the cruxy start has completely fallen off leaving what appears to be a even harder start
P Donnithorne, E Alsford 1993

Photo: Controlled Emission (I think) © Mark Salter
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This climb is in 49 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

When you say 6b, do you really mean something much harder? The start was very tuff for the grade, the upper section hard sustained small crimps but good.
Robin Brooke - Lead - Apr/15 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - Apr/15 with Robin Brooke

sasomsok - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/15 with Rob Heirene

Not a good warm-up on a freezing cold day in March - top section hard at the grade
Robheirene - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/15 with Tomas Pupsys

Carl Watkins - Lead dog - 31/Aug/14

Climbed the start of Sperm Wale then traversed in. Lovely climbing on the head wall. Shame the crimps were damp.
Julesthe1st - Lead dog - 30/Mar/14 with Sabrina, Andrea, Kalju, Tania

Needs a new start
Paul Robertson - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/12 with Guy Percival

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/11

Not a great warm-up, the start doesn't look doable at anywhere near this grade.
James Marshall - Lead dog - 27/Jul/11

disregarding the grade, enjoyable varied climbing
Caspian Johnson - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Dan carrol, james andrews

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with caspian

gingernick - Lead O/S - 2011 with Dean,Daryl, Chris Guest

just one more - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/10 with tony l

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/10

This is the hardest 6b in the world. Sand. Bag.
wilchivs - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/10 with Tim Ashlin

RD - Lead - Aug/10

Hard, bit of a sandbag
nutcracker - Lead dog - 10/Jul/10 with tomos

mikeshewring - Lead RP - 10/Jun/10

d_meacher - TR dog - 27/May/10 with Iskander

Sam W - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Ian Lucas

Great varied climb (top half sustained), shame i spent most of my time teaching my bro how to lead belay - he did a pretty good job for his first day climbing.
gknyus - Lead dog - 10/Apr/10 with Adam Erusalimsky

Hidden - 2010

Tim W - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/09 with Dave Ripley

al99 - Lead dog - 28/Jun/09 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Al Benson

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jun/09

difficult bouldery start, third form last clip was well out of reache, great route but difficult top section pulling on tiny invisible crimps
davesimpson - Lead dog - Sep/08 with Ian Tsang

Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/08 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Jun/08

gejones - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Sean

fell off again, keep loosing the holds
Mark Walter - Lead dog - 03/Jun/08 with Tim Wilkinson

very hard for the grade, committing second bolt and the top holds are hard to spot
Mark Walter - Lead dog - 27/May/08 with Alex Pickard

hash - 2nd dog - 11/May/08 with DafSWMC

DafSWMC - Lead dog - 11/May/08 with Steve/Hash

onlytovey - Lead RP - 09/Sep/07 with Mike Peddle

Dan 85 - Lead dog - 07/Jul/07 with Heddwyn and Lucas

Billg - Lead O/S - Apr/07

onlytovey - Lead RP - 2007

Bux - Lead dog - 14/Jul/06 with Charles Romijn

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Apr/03

drysori - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/May/02

Billg - Lead O/S - May/00

shoulders - Jul/93

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 13/May/93 with Simon Coles

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