The Muzzle** HVS 5a
[The Muzzle, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The handsome corner in the front face of the Promontory. Start from a small ledge in a corner on the right side of the prow.
1) 13m. Climb the low-angled corner to its top and then move left and down to a good ledge and belay below the central corner.
2) 5a, 15m. Nip up the crack to below the final overhanging section which is climbed via a move out onto the left wall. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: The Muzzle © Grahame N
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This climb is in 48 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

steve p1 me p2
pebbles - AltLd - 09/Jul/15 with steve crossley

Andrea lead P1, I lead P2. An excellent route.
Hamish777 - AltLd β - 05/Jul/15 with Andrea

Done prev. Lead P1 this time, lead P2 last time we did this route.
andrea83 - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/15 with Hamish

A repeat but I hadn't led it before.
cem - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/14 with Peter Murphy

Done in a single pitch. The steep move near the top was excellent.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Loz K

crimpylewis - 2nd - 01/Aug/14

Mark Kemball - Lead - 31/Jul/14 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Spearos - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Riggo

Best hvs I have done in a while. Amazing grunyy jug pulling the whole way
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ian H

Helen Boothman - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Andy Lole

A good route, nice moves on generally good handholds and an exciting finish through the steepening. The Alpinesque approach ridge scramble was fun and you get to do it in reverse as well!
Misha - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Ed

Lead as one pitch so didn't place gear until at the top of the easy starting corner. Fairly pumpy but well protected, felt solid HVS to me (although I was a bit burned out after a week long climbing road/sea trip)
eduardo - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Misha

Slight delay to starting this-abseiled down but forgot our climbing ropes! Hamish shunted up the the curtain raiser (HVS) to bring them down! I lead P2, Hamish P1. Good gear. Quite nice climb, lovely location.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Hamish

I can't believe that the first pitch does merit a technical grade! Maybe I missed something obvious. The second pitch was a little strenuous but wonderful.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Andrea

jhb0510 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Alan Dovey

mat cooper - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

arandall - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 08/Nov/12 with arandall

dready - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12

jezb1 - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Steep and fun climb, great position on the end of the promontory. Good gear.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Jez

Good well protected climbing with positive holds. Second pitch is great although the move under the nose is tricky.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 18/May/12 with Tom M

nice climb with plenty of good protection
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 18/May/12 with Dilwat

SurferStan - Lead O/S - 18/May/12 with Dave Piper

Ribbit - 2nd O/S - 18/May/12 with Chris

guy757 - 15/Apr/12

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Guy Buckingham

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/11

Norman_P_W - 2nd - 27/Aug/11 with Bob M

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 09/Aug/11 with nick arding

amyb - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Jack, Rubber boy Kev

Lead p1. Was a very nice route, climbed at highish tide by abbing straight down to ledges at base of nose. Vs 4c would be a more fair grade
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Dad

Great route- ab straight down nose was fun.Top crack pitch very steep- but good positive holds and good gear. Felt more like VS 4c grade.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Bob/Tom

Amazing, Lead the 2nd and best pitch!!
Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/11 with jgclimb

erinbastian - 2nd - 26/Dec/10

Danos - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Jamie

joehanks61 - 2nd - 12/Apr/09

Excellent 2nd pitch on huge jugs
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Joe

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/08

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - May/08 with Tim

Rob Kennard - 2007

Ashley Hold - AltLd - 26/Jun/05 with Laurence North

cem - 2nd - 27/Mar/05 with Graham Dolman

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1998

colin milton - Lead - 15/Jun/96 with eric milton

malc - AltLd - 16/Apr/92

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 04/Apr/77 with Patrick Radford

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Alex the Alex, Mayo, Ropeboy, neilstubbs, johnpr, Ian Jones, Urgles

Total votes cast 52
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