Blinding Flash*** E4 6a
[Calm? No....Fiend on the crux, sketching like Rolf bloody Harris..., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Intense, thin moves up the centre of the slabby wall. Protection is good on the really thin bits. Start 4m right of the big tree at the base of the crag.
28m. Move up past an easily-missed nut placement with increasing difficulty to a thin crack at 16m, good small wires. A very thin sequence up and then left gains a good peg in a diagonal crack. Move up the crack for 2m and then break rightwards across the wall, on tricky ground, to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Littlejohn South West Climbs, West Country Climbs.

Photo: Calm? No....Fiend on the crux, sketching like Rolf bloody Harris... © Photo: Nolan
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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - TR dog - 19/May/15

Very good route. Wimped off mid crux 1st try. Then lead after Johnny boy.
R2B - Lead G/U - 21/Mar/15 with John Mcshea

John Mcshea - Lead β - 21/Mar/15 with Russ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/14

Got spat off multiple times. Tricky to read sequences. Hard.
Richy boy - 2nd dog - 19/Jul/14 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Jul/14

Fell off crux after hanging around for 40 minutes trying to figure sequence out - tough to read! Hard to commit as slightly dubious gear though one good nut placement. Very thin through crux and top part is no pushover. Beautiful climbing.
Luxulyan - Lead dog - 25/Jan/14 with Tom Murrell

Repeat ascent. Climbed direct!
Sean Kelly - TR - 19/Aug/13 with Harry Pearce

Climbed very direct. No harder than Flashdance, but so much more of it. Very taxing on the feet!!
Sean Kelly - TR - 02/May/13 with Harry Pearce

One silly preventable fall early on, the rest clean.
Dale Turrell - 2nd dog - 25/Apr/13 with Dave

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Dale

Nick Biven - 2013

One rest, when it rained. Otherwise clean, gear is there but some might not be bomb proof.
Kevster - Lead dog - 14/Oct/12

very direct straight line up the centre of the slab with no pegs clipped would be very nervy but possible.the climbing is reasonable and easy with a rope above.all small gear and some definitely untrustworthy so e5 6a would sum it up
misterb - TR O/S - 20/Sep/12 with bob

Shynnagh - TR - 13/May/12

Felt smooth on lead once gear was trusted. Much much harder to onsight i reckon. every move is amazing.
Ed morris - Lead RP - 02/May/12 with Jack

Took Some serious assistance from Ed, but a great climb. Need to have another crack with some broken in shoes!
Jack J Keogan - TR dog - 02/May/12 with Ed Morris

burto - Lead β - 31/Mar/12 with jerome, hertha

JeromeT - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

One to lead next time.
Ed morris - TR β - 27/Nov/11 with ewan

probably should've gone for the lead, but was already a bit jittery after flash dance - lamo
feilx - TR O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Matt Perks

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Alex Hughes

Dave Searle - 2nd - 22/Jul/07

climber sim - 2007

hayleylouise - TR - 13/May/01

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/87

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
darcan, Motown, Justin T, misterb

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