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The Exorcist*** E4 5c

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[Photo comp! 
Ben on the wall, ascending the exorcist to shape up his moves.  , 2 kb]An excellent line, steep and compelling on good clean rock. (5c). A hard pull onto a ledge leads up to a peg at 5 metres. Move out with trepidation to a pocket on the right. A sequence of strenuous and technical moves lead back left then straight up. Rising doubts as to the peg's solidity urge one upwards to a good ledge. From the sanctuary of the ledge a bulge is climbed into the top groove. It is best to exit on the left. It may be wise to give the top ledges a brush before an ascent!

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Photo: Photo comp! Ben on the wall, ascending the exorcist to shape up his moves. © simonpeterward18
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

A gorgeous evening swinging about above the river!
petegunn - TR - 06/Apr/14

Hidden - TR RP - 14/Mar/14

yarbles - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Jo

Blackthorn - 2nd - 31/Aug/13 with Ollie

MarkRoe - TR RP - 06/Jun/13 with Charlie Delorie, Robert Ashcroft

craig naylor - Lead RP - 27/Apr/13 with emily shaw

Worth the 3 stars. Thought was more 6a (like the guidebook says, rather than 5c). Good climbing, good gear when you need it. Very dirty top out.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/13 with T.Ripley

a13x - 2nd dog - 10/Mar/13 with James Stokes

Very dirty top section. Forced to finish as for Blast Off.
craig matheson - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13

Felt pretty easy but didn't look like there would be much gear. Dirty towards the top
Lord_ash2000 - TR O/S - 03/Mar/13

attempted to find an absolutely nails start which end up being hoisted up. middle was okay then another nails finsh.
andyhitchings - TR - 14/Sep/12 with Ollie footit

Danny Crump - TR - 15/Aug/12 with James Delarre

Very sandy in places but good steep moves. Should I lead?
Rachel Slater - TR O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge

can't do steep :(
Olli-C - TR dnf - 20/Jul/12 with Rachel Slater

tmawer - TR rpt - 06/May/12 with Jaime Robertson

MilesHickey - TR RP - 17/Apr/12 with Nia

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

matt bimson - TR - Apr/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12

got to the pitton worked a few times but was too pumped to get to the next gear placement
GeorgeWoodward - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/12 with William Bovington

Moves seem easy for 5c,Protection is plentifull but not great. Top out is rounded and sandy. Ended up clutching on to shrubs. Lots of ledges for rests.
Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11

Did most of it but couldn't quite bring myself to do the rounded top out so retreated to my last gear. Gets increasingly dirty and sandy as you get higher. Clearly not led very often as the cracks are full of cobwebs!
gforce - Lead dnf - 20/Aug/11 with Emma

tmawer - TR rpt - 07/Jul/11 with Jaime Robertson

barni - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Tapper

good dry climb, took a few falls trying the move below the in situ bolt but once i cleared it i made it up. :)
chrisjacks - TR dog - 14/Mar/11 with Sam M

Hidden - TR β - 03/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - TR dnf - 18/Oct/10

Up to just below the bolt before taking a lovely swing out across the river ;-p
Krys81 - TR dnf - 18/Oct/10 with Pete Hill

Hidden - TR dnf - 09/Apr/10

Hidden - TR - 20/Mar/10

Christopher Roberts - 2010

oliverthomp - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/09 with danny williams

westaway - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - TR dnf - 2006

petegunn - TR - 04/Nov/00 with Ian, Steve, Matt Wilkes

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1984

never forget this,what a fight!
DPaul - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/80

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 24
hard E50 of 8
E50 of 8
easy E52 of 8
hard E40 of 8
E43 of 8
easy E40 of 8
hard E33 of 8
E30 of 8
easy E30 of 8
hard 6a0 of 9
6a0 of 9
easy 6a4 of 9
hard 5c3 of 9
5c1 of 9
easy 5c1 of 9
hard 5b0 of 9
5b0 of 9
easy 5b0 of 9
3 Stars3 of 7
2 Stars4 of 7
1 Star0 of 7
0 Stars0 of 7
Bag of .....0 of 7
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Style of ascent

Lead15 of 39 (38.5%)
Followed2 of 39 (5.1%)
Toproped20 of 39 (51.3%)
Unknown2 of 39 (5.1%)

'Climbed'11 of 39 (28.2%)
clean O/S10 of 39 (25.6%)
clean β1 of 39 (2.6%)
clean rpt4 of 39 (10.3%)
clean RP4 of 39 (10.3%)
dogged2 of 39 (5.1%)
dnf7 of 39 (17.9%)