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Freddie the Frog Hits Torquay* 6a+

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[...and failing miserably, 3 kb]The first line 'off' the traverse in, and a brilliant intro to the great game of DWS, with easy access, a mid-height crux and a solid top-out. Try to avoid a cheating sequence rightwards at two-thirds height; the top finishing groove is damn good! © ROCKFAX
Martin Crocker 31/Mar/1997

Photo: ...and failing miserably © francois
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This climb is in 54 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Tried this ages ago and wimped out, felt really easy today though :)
EdGS - Solo RP - 20/Sep/13 with Elliott Worsey

Sophie Nunn - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/13 with Rich B, Sarp, Sion, Phil

I_hang_dog - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/13

Pajamas Tom - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/13 with andy south devon

Hidden - Solo - Aug/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/13

timreynolds - Solo - 24/Jul/13

andy south devon - Solo RP - 23/Jul/13

dparsons - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/13

tedj234 - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Kate

First DWS - Went fine after getting scared for ages.
Jamiet297 - Solo β - 20/Jul/13 with Dan Woolnough, Simon Kitchin, Reece Wotton

Twice :-)
Dan 85 - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Jamie T, Reece W, Si

Hidden - Solo dnf - 10/Jul/13

dmoir - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Lauren, James and Derwood

2nd go
dbrooks - Solo RP - 10/Jul/13

Very cool route. Covered in jugs.
Tom Last - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Billy

Motown - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/13

Last jug on the right has broken. Its a bit harder now 6b?
Bristoldave - Solo rpt - 01/Jul/13

First taste of DWS, got it 2nd try after first taste of a splashdown! (Ground up, wetpoint)
Dale Turrell - Solo RP - 05/Jun/13 with Dave

KDhruev - Solo β - 31/May/13 with Ed

Great fun, first DWS fall :)
Edward Hastrop - Solo dnf - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12

Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/12 with paul

Watched Chris climb it flawlessly, then did the same. Great route. The water was considerably higher than the last time I attempted it, which helped reduce the feeling of exposure. Still, I wouldn't have wanted to fall off the top.
petecallaghan - Solo β - 18/Jul/12

chris ebbutt - Solo - 18/Jul/12 with steveprice.exmouth, petecallaghan, Stuart

Two footholds disintigrated, a tough 6a+ and a bit crumbly I thought.
Mr Tickle - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Solo - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11

Looks like the second big jug has broken off! It's a bit harder now.
francois - Solo - 30/Jul/11 with Tammy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/11

timreynolds - Solo - 13/Jul/11

got to the crux then made a very large splash soaking the climb and making it hard for anyone else to climb
DCIGadget - Solo dnf - 13/Jul/11 with Dr Fox, chris sdmc, tim sdmc, Dave Coley, chris ebbutt

chris ebbutt - Solo - 13/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo dnf - 13/Jul/11

Marky B - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11

Motown - Solo rpt - 06/Jun/11

alaan - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/10

Superb, great introduction to DWS with a very safe landing.
Shaw Brown - Solo - 08/Aug/10 with Loz

John Mcshea - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/10

DWS - fell off 3/4 of the way up.
petecallaghan - Solo dnf - 07/Jul/10

thomb - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo β - 24/May/10

Cool little climb - popped of two moves from top due to being pumped from faffing around! I will have you next time, Freddie!
BelayBunney - Solo dnf - 22/May/10

First go
francois - Solo rpt - 22/May/10 with Catherine, Chris, Doug

Hidden - Solo dnf - 22/May/10

James Mitchelmore - Solo O/S - 21/May/10

lukewilliams - 13/Sep/09

Motown - Solo - Jul/09

harvie - Solo O/S - 28/May/09

dws. i pulled off a hold and took a plunge. on second attempt got tre pumped at top and wedged myself in the crack before topping out. great fun.
w.pettet-smith - Solo - 04/Aug/08

6a+ S0
francois - Solo - 09/Sep/07 with Anna,Hugo and Lorna

feilx - Solo - 13/Aug/06

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Style of ascent

Soloed53 of 54 (98.1%)
Unknown1 of 54 (1.9%)

'Climbed'13 of 54 (24.1%)
clean O/S22 of 54 (40.7%)
clean β4 of 54 (7.4%)
clean rpt4 of 54 (7.4%)
clean RP4 of 54 (7.4%)
dnf7 of 54 (13.0%)