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Purple People Eater VS 4c

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[Purple People Eater, looking a little out of use.  , 2 kb]The twin cracks just left of the centre of the slab. Take care with the finish; a short (2m) tail from your abseil rope could prove useful here. © ROCKFAX
Thin crack just left of centre of the grey slab

Photo: Purple People Eater, looking a little out of use. © Alex the Alex
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/14

left the ab rope in, extremely necessary to finish the climb
musgravet - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/14 with Chantal Edwardes

RachelP - 2nd - 25/May/14

MrJWilliams92 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14

Steve Lenartowicz - TR - 14/Sep/13 with Clare

The Pylon King - TR - Aug/13 with Mr Shunt

An OK climb, but not as interesting as I'd expected, and spoiled by the loose ground at the top. (I used a dangling rope to get over the gravelly edge.)
cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Jen Booys

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/13 with Luke Cullum

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/13 with Ky Aizawa

Chossy top out. Ab rope recommendead to be used for safety.
RUDIN.J.D.H - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/13 with Mike Mason

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Chris Vanderz

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

gw3285 - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Definitely no VS! HVS is about right. Set up ab rope (on stubby stake and gorse bushes) to protect the top-out (loose and chossy), but actually approached by abbing down the other slabs and scrambling round the bottom - which was good fun in its own right.
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Matt Fennelow

max_chan - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Becky Ellis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

djromberg - Lead O/S - Apr/12

Alex the Alex - 2nd - Mar/12

pad-rat - 2012

Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Libby Blundell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

MichJ - TR - 27/Aug/11 with Andy Miller

Rob Hirst - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Michelle Hordern

climbingchica - 2nd - Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/11

Little AndyH - 2nd - 01/May/11

jtree03 - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Dan

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/10

Not much gear to 2/3rds height, if I've got the right route - twin cracks as described in the latest Rockfax.
Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Matt Reed

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Dominic Turner

needs new belay stake would benefit from more traffic then.. good route HVS 5a in new rockfax is better grade
Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/10 with Rebecca Hayes

Claire Taylor - TR O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Nick Weston, Ken Weston

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 24/Aug/07

new stakes at top of climb - removed some of the vegetation and lose rock on climb - this is a good climb definately worth one star and possibly HVS 5A (it is harder than Armorican)
The Pylon King - Lead β - 07/Sep/06 with Laura

'80' slab'
HazelMacLean - TR - 30/Jun/03

Hidden - 12/May/01

krishewz - Jul/00

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 2000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ropeboy, mullermn, gareth r

Voting
Total votes cast 42
hard HVS0 of 16
HVS5 of 16
easy HVS10 of 16
hard VS1 of 16
VS0 of 16
easy VS0 of 16
hard HS0 of 16
HS0 of 16
easy HS0 of 16
hard 5a0 of 14
5a0 of 14
easy 5a11 of 14
hard 4c3 of 14
4c0 of 14
easy 4c0 of 14
hard 4b0 of 14
4b0 of 14
easy 4b0 of 14
3 Stars0 of 12
2 Stars2 of 12
1 Star8 of 12
0 Stars1 of 12
Bag of .....1 of 12
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Style of ascent

Lead20 of 42 (47.6%)
Followed12 of 42 (28.6%)
Toproped5 of 42 (11.9%)
Unknown5 of 42 (11.9%)

'Climbed'18 of 42 (42.9%)
clean O/S22 of 42 (52.4%)
clean β1 of 42 (2.4%)
clean rpt1 of 42 (2.4%)