Abbot's Way** HVS 5a
[Abbot's Way, 3 kb]18m. An exhilarating, well-positioned pitch that is steeper than first appearances suggest. Start at a belay on the ledge beneath the right-trending crack-line. 18m. Move up to the crack-line in the roof and follow it rightwards to a point level with a ledge on the right. Move out left to a thinner crack that leads steeply to the top. © ROCKFAX
An excellent steep climb on good rock taking the LH of the three corners. Climb the corner and attack the roof with gusto to gain the thin crack on the left. VS? Lol!
Dave Bassett 16/Oct/1961

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: Abbot's Way © Sue Hazel

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This climb is in 54 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Aug/14

petecallaghan - 2nd rpt - 16/Jul/14 with Josey Field, Jamie Trump

In 2 pitches due to waves scaring second :) Probably took the pump out of it a bit
Jamiet297 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Josey Field, Pete Callaghan

Jenny Dart - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

Meaty. Got pretty boxed faffing below the last roof. The top moves are amazing though. Proper HVS.
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Jenny, Robin

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/14

timreynolds - Lead - 09/Jul/14 with Dave Coley

Okecroak - Lead - 07/Jun/14 with C. Ebbutt

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 07/Jun/14 with Dave R.

misterb - 2nd - 10/May/14 with tom

Excellent. Once I actually committed to the top overhang didn't find the climbing tricky.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Chris Weight, Hamish

Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Chris Weight, Andrea

Nice climb! Well led by Andrea - best moves saved for last.
chrisweight - 2nd β - 04/May/14 with Hamish McKee, Andrea Hayslop

good climb
nickdonohue - Lead - Oct/13 with Andy Bisson

Great climb. Awkward with heavily bruised wrists and pustulated knee.
petecallaghan - 2nd - 26/Jun/13 with Chris Ebbutt

Good steep crack climbing with committing crux headwall, a favourite.
chris ebbutt - Lead - 26/Jun/13 with petecallaghan

gripped01 - 2nd - 15/Jun/13 with Jim Jarvis

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Will

Enjoyably committing moves at the top with added fun of a moving hand-hold.
Motown - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/13 with Luke

With a distinct lack of deep water.
kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2013

wolverine - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Loved this - great corner climbing
Thunderthighsontheloose - 14/Oct/12 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/12

SteveoS - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Doug Miller

incredible rock
Doug miller - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12 with steve sailsbury

steep. Took a slightly gratuitous rest on the ledge to the right
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Emily

Epic!
Kim Middlebrook - 13/Jun/12

Lyndsay Superclimber - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Mark S

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Lyndsay

rustaldo - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Alex

timreynolds - Lead - 08/Oct/11 with Matt Reynolds

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Tim Reynolds

Very well protected route if you're packing a set of Camalots. The layback above the crux overhang move is pure delight.
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/11 with Chris Ebbutt

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 07/Sep/11 with Pete

Duncan Turner - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Mick Ward

Gilster - 2nd - 04/Sep/11 with Duncan

martin clarke - 2nd - 15/May/11 with john frost, steve ashworth

stephen ashworth - 2nd - 15/May/11 with john frost, martin clarke

Frostie - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Martin Clarke, Steve Ashworth

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/10

Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with B Sosin

mr random - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Rob Laird-

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/08

Justin T - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Crispin

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/05

Boxy - 2nd - 13/Feb/05 with Vince

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jun/01 with Katharine Pemberton

Simon cook - 2nd - 1998

colin milton - 2nd - 08/Aug/95 with eric milton

colin milton - Lead - 25/Mar/95 with eric milton

Hidden - 1993

sdht - 1989

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
wezzie, Alan100

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