The Baldest*** E4 5c

Rockfax Description
Immaculate granite climbing and a stunning line is tempered by serious situations. Start as for Chlorophyll Cluster.
Follow Chlorophyll Cluster up the layback flake to the possible belay ledge. Take the wide crack directly above to a point where moves out right and up on crystals gain an easing just above a small overlap and a small micro nut on the left. Move up the steep slab and then reach up left to a thin seam which widens to a crack higher up. Move up the seam on improving holds before stepping left to a final finger-crack. Thread belays in blocks well back. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

ian bryant - 2015

very powerful thin move at the crux
dready - TR rpt - 29/Jun/14 with shunt

Rosyk - TR O/S - 28/Nov/13 with Jay astbury

certainly not 6a as my wife on sighted it. and frankly she just isn't that good. great route though
Jay-Ast - TR O/S - 28/Nov/13 with Rosyk

a good start leads to a tough middle section I just didn't work the moves out before my energy was gone
dready - TR dog - 16/Aug/13

tried hard to do the crux,damaging elbow tendon in the process
whiteexplorer - TR dnf - 16/Aug/13 with joe, Kieran

Would be a spicy lead. Prob more like E5 5c
morganator - TR - 18/May/13 with International Meet Guest

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2nd O/S - 2013 with Siebe Vanhee

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

A totally unexpected find 10 mins from the family camp. Sneaked in one hot morning before the beach beckoned. A brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable pitch which is definitely bold though struggles to reach 6a. Martin made a clean 2nd whilst Ollie took photos - mostly of himself. An excellent crag to explore given more time.
KRB - Lead β - 05/Aug/11 with Martin Bridges

Harald - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/10

feilx - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with Andy L

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

yee ha!!
jgclimb - TR - 02/Apr/09 with moe tom

Master Chief - TR O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Nick

Rusty2406 - TR O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Master Chief

Rusty2406 - TR - 24/Mar/09 with Mike and Dan

jfletcher - Lead - 17/Oct/08 with James Strongman

robbo157 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/06

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2005 with nick warren

Gus - Lead - 2002 with luisa giles

Tim M - 2nd O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - TR - 18/Jul/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/88

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Total votes cast 18
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