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[A windy day at Blackchurch, 2 kb]The inset corner on the left side of the slab. Start at the base of the corner by a rock pool. 30m. A steep barnacle-encrusted start is best attempted in dry conditions. Above, clean rock and good gear arrive and lead to the final section up the edge of the rock. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: A windy day at Blackchurch © Dave Heaton
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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Great route, despite the barnacle-encrusted start!
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Dave Linnett, David Martinez

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Nick Russell, David Martinez Majo

Top rope solo. Started just above barnacles due to sea level. Extremely wet first section. No grip - like ice. Had to aid a few moves to get to some grip. Took a further two rests on way to top. Found this very tough. Hindered slightly by carrying excess rope in bag to avoid it getting soaked in sea. Nice line. Amazing formation and location. Scramble up round back to set up ropes and downclimb are serious. There is an anchor point to abseil off but both pegs look very rusty. Great adventure route.
JamesColeman - TR dog - 20/Oct/13

Bugger of a start with the barnacles. Good climbing but a little awkward in places
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

nice lead from anna. could not get the number 7 out just below the topout. crag swag for someone?!
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Anna

gripped01 - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Rimon Than

burto - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with hertha

Used a rope from above and a self-belay device for speed. We wanted to get this climb done before getting wet feet from the incoming tide! Great and interesting climb!
HansUDes - TR O/S - 27/May/12 with JA Thomson

Tricky start with your feet on a glassy wall above a deep, evily winking rockpool. Can be outflanked on left edge of main wall but the traverse left into groove is delicate. Really nice climbing up a fine line with good gear above.
oscaig - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with R Tidy

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Heather Ogston

Davina got to the belay just as the tide was starting to lap at my feet!
petegunn - 2nd - 02/Aug/11 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/11

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Carol

Carol Goodall - 2nd - 24/May/11 with Jonnie Williams

Dave Heaton - Lead - 20/May/11 with Martin Cathrow, James Forbes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

vertically_challenged - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

vertically_challenged - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Justin T - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Crispin

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Marti999 - Lead - Aug/06

fading light and nearly cut off by incoming tide
rockpool - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with pol

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/04

colin milton - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/03 with simon murphy

cem - 2nd - 28/Jun/03 with Liam Mark, Neil Northrop

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/03

chris wyatt - 2002 with Hugh Wormington

Roget - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/00 with jim

mikej - Lead - 30/Aug/99 with Jeremy Cowen

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/96

colin milton - Lead - 28/Jul/95 with eric milton

Nick Biven - 1987

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 38 (2.6%)
Lead18 of 38 (47.4%)
Followed14 of 38 (36.8%)
Toproped2 of 38 (5.3%)
Unknown3 of 38 (7.9%)

'Climbed'17 of 38 (44.7%)
clean O/S19 of 38 (50.0%)
clean rpt1 of 38 (2.6%)
dogged1 of 38 (2.6%)