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Notre Dame* VS 4b

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[Climbers on Blackchurch Rock, 4 kb]The jagged right edge of the slab provides an airy and impressive pitch. Start close to the arete on the reverse side of the slab. 30m. Move up steeply rightwards on good, but barnacle-encrusted holds and then pull up to gain the arete. Follow the stepped arete until a crack on the left near the top can be climbed to the summit. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Sub Extreme South West Sea Stacks.

Photo: Climbers on Blackchurch Rock © EddieBauer
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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 29 wishlists.

Robertgiddy - Lead - 25/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/14

Interesting route-finding by David! Stayed on the right hand side of the arete most of the way. New route: "Not the Dame"?
Nick Russell - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Dave Linnett, David Martinez

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

jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with chris Lyness

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - 06/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13

Expecting it to "turn nasty", but the gear kept coming. Nice airy climbing. Not worth the fluttering heart in Rock Fax
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Okecroak - 2nd - 13/Aug/12 with W. Frost

Surprisingly varied climb. Gear where you need it but bit run-out in the easier lower stretch after the steep start. One tricky move left away from the arete to gain the crack near the top.
oscaig - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with R Tidy

Smithy Smith - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Tom Kirby

good fun.well protected
misterb - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with bob

kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

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

Left the difficult step left near the top to Jonnie
Carol Goodall - AltLd - 24/May/11 with Jonnie Williams

Dave Heaton - 2nd - 20/May/11 with Martin Cathrow, James Forbes

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

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/11

Interesting -Vic was about 2/3rds up before the first decent gear
Chris the Tall - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Vic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

MGrock - 2010

TP - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/09

Very little solid protection
crobinson - Lead - 18/Apr/09 with Tom Last

Serious VS
Tom Last - 2nd - 18/Apr/09 with Chester

climbingpixie - 2nd - 16/Sep/08 with James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/08

net - 2nd - 06/May/08 with Simon Blythe

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with charlie

a_d_tru - Lead - 16/Sep/07 with Claire

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 07/Oct/06 with Christian Darr

Marti999 - Lead - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/06

the direct start is not 4b its 5a
Dale - AltLd O/S - Jul/05 with johny

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/03

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/02 with Jemma Wadham

chris wyatt - 2002 with Hugh Wormington

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/01

Roget - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/00 with jim

babymoac - Lead - 29/Nov/97 with Rob S

Hidden - Lead - 1997

snowcat - 2nd - 03/Aug/96 with Dave Morriss, Chris Schiller

kp64zl - Lead - Jul/96 with Kirsten

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/92

kp64zl - Lead - May/91 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/90

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 20/May/85 with Andy Bond, Steve Leitch

Mike C - AltLd - 02/Mar/80 with Brian Wilderspin

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 30
hard HVS0 of 11
HVS0 of 11
easy HVS0 of 11
hard VS0 of 11
VS5 of 11
easy VS3 of 11
hard HS3 of 11
HS0 of 11
easy HS0 of 11
hard 4c0 of 10
4c0 of 10
easy 4c1 of 10
hard 4b0 of 10
4b4 of 10
easy 4b4 of 10
hard 4a1 of 10
4a0 of 10
easy 4a0 of 10
3 Stars0 of 9
2 Stars1 of 9
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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 56 (42.9%)
Followed24 of 56 (42.9%)
Alt Leads5 of 56 (8.9%)
Unknown3 of 56 (5.4%)

'Climbed'35 of 56 (62.5%)
clean O/S21 of 56 (37.5%)