Dong* S 4b
[Sarah on Dong, Bosigran., 4 kb]A pleasant route with some good climbing on its top two pitches Start below a small left-facing corner on the first section of cliff reached on the approach. 1) 10m. Move up past a large block to the small left-facing corner and climb it to a grass fringed ledge and belay. 2) 4a, 11m. Just above the right-hand end of the overhang above, make an exposed traverse left, before climbing the steep wall to a ledge and belay on the right side of a large pinnacle. 3) 4b, 18m. Climb up the wide crack to the top of the pinnacle and gain a ledge above it by a cramped mantleshelf move. Move right and up to finish. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Sarah on Dong, Bosigran. © bored_now
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This climb is in 292 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/14

Maywood96 - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with sean mercer, Chris lucas

Led P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd - 14/Sep/14 with Abbi Louise, Max Streeton

Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/14

difficult mantlshelf
crater - 2nd - 06/Sep/14 with steve

landy813 - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14

gregclarke - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Ygraine

LozM - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with Mark J

hazeysunshine - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/14 with Joan

Loved the mantle on the 2nd pitch and the variety on this climb. Really enjoyable - just what I like.
Cherish - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Chris Hammick

Instead of going round the over hangs go over them the bottom one is harder that the top out one but the top is nicely exposed.... lovely climbing
clubmanpete - AltLd - 23/Jun/14 with surf1nal-kern0w

alt lead
surf1nal-kern0w - 23/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/14

Meinertzhagen - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Jess

Shynnagh - AltLd - 17/May/14

Nick Arthur - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Rich Corlett

I lead P2. Mantle shelf on P3 is a right bastard! Glad I did not have to lead it!
manbat - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/14 with Tom Palmer

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14

dbrooks - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Gideon

I led 1st & 2nd pitch
Lyndsay Superclimber - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Ryan

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/14

Led both pitches
gidmord - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with dbrooks

robman - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

jessericson - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/14

jhb0510 - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/14 with Mike Weare

first pitch interrupted with the rescue operation for Chris and Doug on suicide wall
s.thursz - AltLd - 12/Jan/14 with WILL MORTIMER

Will Mortimer - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14 with Simon Thursz

Alfie Conn - Lead - 2014

Horrid wet start, Hernan led P1 & P2 as one, I led P3 (the pinnacle mantel)
neilstubbs - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Hernan Chile Ibanez

Crack School. Bottom pitch, jamming only. Second pitch. No holds, chimneying, arm bars and chicken wings.
jhb0510 - 2nd rpt - 19/Oct/13 with Andy March

Slick - AltLd - 06/Oct/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Oct/13

bennevis - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/13 with paul

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/13

Maywood96 - 2nd - 14/Sep/13 with Jen George, Chris lucas

matthoey - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Fitzy

Danslingsby - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with CPL Lewis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/13

Joe led 1st and 2nd pitches together and I led 3rd pitch to top but went right around the arete instead of climbing straight up.
omaskrey - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Joe

Lead first pitch with no issues. Oli Maskrey Lead second pitch. Adam followed up both.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Kayleigh Tremaine

Big move to get onto the mantleshelf harder than 4b, much better route than ochre slab ll
benny_m - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Su

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/13

Mark Kemball - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Solly Kemball Dorey

great route.went straight up then right after the 4b move,dont see how u can do it by mantle tho.think HS fair grade,as plenty of moves to keep u interested.
minexplorer - Lead - 02/Aug/13 with grant newcombe

Peter Reynolds - AltLd - Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/13

Robin Woodward - Aug/13

Philippa Arding - Lead - Aug/13 with anna thompson, sarah saunders

John Foster - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/13 with Will, Geoff

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/13

Geoff led P1, John P2 and me P3.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/13 with John Foster, Geoff Burton

Ran Pitch one and two together, there is not a lot of room on the sloping ledge and it is very sloping!
jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Mike Weare

climbed top 2 pitches as bottom was sopping wet
Webster - AltLd - 18/Jun/13

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 18/Jun/13 with Tom Sauter

Hidden - Lead - Jun/13

climbed the second pitch nice chimney on the third pitch
thom1202 - AltLd O/S - Jun/13

James Mann - Lead - Jun/13 with nick

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/13

andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Hamish

P1+2 strung together.
Hamish777 - AltLd rpt - 05/May/13 with Andrea

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

p2
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with rockpool

led 1st and 3rd pitches
rockpool - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with wendy mathews

elbeanio - Lead O/S - Apr/13

Nick Biven - 2013

Aimee Louise - 2nd - 2013

Nice warm up......
fraserbarrett - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/12

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/12

Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Goss

Tricky moves on first pitch.
Skip - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with jarodbishop

Climb in the sun with the crag all to ourselves! Cracking old school route! Gigglesome!
leerybunny - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Stan

Mark D - AltLd O/S - Aug/12 with Dave Duggan

Log dog - Lead β - 04/Jun/12 with Henry gibson

henryisagibson - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Adam Tanner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12

max p1+2(together),me p3
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 04/May/12 with Max Streeton

Marcin78 - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Kuba

Had done this previously - back after calf pull - good fun
Jeremy Wilton - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Rick Gibbs

Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Mark Sharples

mark sharples - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Hamish McKee

arandall - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Rebecca Palfrey

dc88104 - Lead O/S - 2012

2602steve - 2012

beckybutcher91 - Lead - 2012 with Will Twigger

Hidden - AltLd β - 26/Nov/11

Led all
Joby - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Rosse Dalton Vandendorpe

chrisanderson - AltLd - 20/Aug/11

Cracking route, interesting all the way, particularly that horrible mantle above the ball mashing spike! Stiff for a S but tons of pro. Weather came in on the second pitch-spectacular. Dried off by the wind as quick as we'd got wet. Thought we'd got away with it but we got well and truly monsooned on the last-fantastic!! Beta-dead eyed dicks may be able to swing a nut on a sling in to the crack above the mantle shelf.
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Tom Hinchcliffe aka Tom M.

Hinchrn - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Michael Henesy

Krystalli - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with Luke

Homes - Lead - 31/Jul/11 with Anna K

neilstubbs - AltLd rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Stefan Parkin

A fantastic mantle shelf move on the 3rd pitch
Jimmykeenan01 - Lead - Jul/11

Did it in two pitches, led both, took the wrong route up the last part but had a good time anyway!
Dave192939 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Ilya Maclean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/11

Annegret - 2nd - Jun/11 with Gill and Derek

rfdl100 - AltLd O/S - 29/May/11 with Simon Waters

Lead all three pitches, drizzly day. Forgot the route description after doing the mantle-shelf on pitch 3 so finished incorrectly by heading left up a cramped groove rather than right up the slab.
Simon Preuss - Lead - 28/May/11 with Phil

jdgaventa - AltLd - May/11

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11

In 2 pitches, l pitch 1 running together 1+2, lovely little climb.
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Dad

Nice climb- ran as 2 pitches (combined 1/2).
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Bob/Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/11

pudding - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with mike mason

Slipperking - 2011

Hidden - 2011

callum brown - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Jack Reed

BALD EAGLE - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with R.Horler

had to solo top pich as couldnt see to put gear in gettin dark v quick.fun climb.the climbings better than it looks especially halfway up.
minexplorer - Lead - 09/Oct/10 with grant newcombe

Paragonthewise - 2nd - 08/Oct/10 with minexplorer

kat-lyle - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Jojo

Philippa Arding - Lead - 03/Sep/10 with Furtemba Sherpa

CMCM - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Heather Lewis

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Tricky but fun, particularly the mantle-shelf. FInished up the overhang of Ding instead of the slab for fun!
Martin Lilley - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Rosie Dyer

Rob84 - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/10 with Lou

Very nice climbing. Kylie did p1 and tried a harder variation of p3 but declined the crux move, so I lead it.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Kylie Richards

Kylie - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with mullermn

Led middle pitch
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Roger Lord

canis cibo - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Ivan

Hidden - 15/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10

hazeysunshine - AltLd rpt - 07/Apr/10 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/10

RichardMc - AltLd - 04/Apr/10 with Tony Williams

lead 3
Pete Randall - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Michael, Richard B

saundera - AltLd - Apr/10 with Zaheer

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/10 with Matt

Fantastic.
Freddie 1 - AltLd - 26/Mar/10 with Andyh83

Went a little off route I think :-s
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Nancy Jones

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09

neilstubbs - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Stefan Parkin

I had the crux pitch. Enjoyable route!
richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/09 with Hamish

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/09

3kidsandanorton - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Kay

Beckholland - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Dan_Carroll

Dan_Carroll - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/09 with Rebecca Holland

Slightly damp start to the day - but rock is amazing (compared to what I normally climb on!) - great route - straightforward... maybe got the middle bit wrong but found the spike and mantleshelf... nice!
richardadventurecafe - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Neil Sperrings

simoncov - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with LJ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/09

Dave Mason - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Trev Tatler

craig h - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with Sue

Great climb :)
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Piers Gudgeon

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Big John

limmer01 - Lead - 22/Jun/09 with charlie

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/09

Lead second pitch
fishinwater - Lead - 24/May/09 with Dan U

RCrockford - 2nd - 04/May/09 with Jonah and Mark C

Only first two pitches (run together) as we were running out of time
Monkey_Alan - 2nd dnf - 02/May/09 with Tim Bucknall

I lead first pitch Rick lead remaining as 1 pitch. Finished over the overhang.
Peeley.b - AltLd rpt - 11/Apr/09 with Rick Gibbs, Heather Aston.

howhard - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Martin Ford

Finshed around the right side of the overhang.
Peeley.b - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Kev Gibbs, Ash Stevens

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09

Lead all 3 pitches
lrandall - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Dave W

Confident second with competent leader.
Rich Wain-Hobson - 2nd O/S - Apr/09 with Daniel Racey

Mike Hargreaves - AltLd - 2009 with Graham Chadwick

paulh1967 - 2009

@ndy - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/08

Hidden - 11/Oct/08

Neil Pacey - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Tanya Savage

Tanya Savage - Lead - 23/Aug/08 with Neil Pacey

perranman - AltLd - 03/Aug/08

FL, SW, FL. Done this before so swapped the pitches around.
flytzen - AltLd β - 26/Jul/08 with Sean Worthington

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08

We both lead the first pitch on alternate goes. I lead the 2nd pitch and Sean the third (crux) pitch
flytzen - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08 with Sean Worthington

mad matt - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

timreynolds - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Matt Reynolds

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/08

bewildebeest - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Nick Barwick, Richard Parsons

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/07 with dready

Couldn't see any reason not to run the first two pitches together.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/07 with Clare

cliffy - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with Julian Prieto

Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Ian Clifford

Bisteris - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/07 with Jules Hargreaves

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07

Led middle pitch. Not too tricky. Crux is start of top pitch stepping up from the spike. Nice hand hold, just need to step high right on nubbin then rock over onto left.
ellentaylor - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Adam Thomas

I led 1st and 3rd pitches. Good mantle move at the top.
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Ellen Taylor

The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Nick Payne

halhorner - AltLd - 15/Apr/07 with Chris Densham, James Shand

RichardMc - Lead - 06/Apr/07 with Mary Sealey

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/07 with Katie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Stuie - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/06 with James Dell

dellboy - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/06 with Stuart Heald

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/06

chrissloan84 - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/06

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/06 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/06 with alex malins, victim of mathematics

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/06

2shortplanks - Lead - 03/Jun/06

Couldn’t do the mantelshelf on pitch 3 – too fat! Led the unprotected wall immediately to the left to get past (prob VS :-)
Alaric - Lead - 02/Jun/06 with Karen B, Neil

Zoomer - May/06 with Nobby Clarke

krikoman - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06 with Viviana Vivanco

dellboy - 2nd O/S - Apr/06 with Jon Rogerson, Alix Blockley

Runtothehills - AltLd O/S - 2006

drysori - 2006

wojt - Lead - 2006

five - AltLd O/S - Dec/05

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

Jon Read - AltLd - Aug/05 with Debs and Al Downie

Lead pitches 1 & 3.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 15/May/05 with Nick Lovell

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/05

Raggar - AltLd - 2005

Darrell Read - AltLd - 22/May/04

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Apr/04 with Debbie Wilkinson

drpeters - 2004

DanLear - Lead - 14/Dec/03 with Nicky Beaumont

Greg M - Lead - 16/Sep/03

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/03

way off route
The Mountain Goat - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with Tom Harvey

Scotsken - 2003

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/02 with Tom Harvey, Jon Miles

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/02

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - Apr/02 with KM

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/02

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/00

Hidden - Jan/00

kitkat78 - 2000

NickP - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/99

SimonN - Lead - 30/May/99

timreynolds - AltLd - 01/May/99 with David Baines, John Burnip

andy_pemberton - AltLd - 1998

Hidden - 12/Oct/97

cornishben - Lead O/S - Jan/97 with Andy Connor

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/96

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/96

rurp - Lead O/S - 1996

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - Jul/95

Ashley Hold - Lead - 12/Jun/95

Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Apr/95 with Darren Lambert

jmr - AltLd - 04/Mar/95 with Paul Greenhow

Hidden - AltLd - 1995

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/94

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/94

colin milton - AltLd - 03/Jul/94 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/93

crater - 2nd - 10/Apr/93

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/93

trisimondo - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/93

davebrox - 1993

Led pitch 2. Solo10/5/96
Iain Thow - AltLd - 27/Mar/89 with Rob Ivens

keefe - 1989

davehvs - 1986

Nigel Bond - Lead - 06/Oct/84 with Nick

Dreamchaser - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/84

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/81

Ian Clare - 1980

Paul Clarke - 1980 with Others, FMC

Mike C - Lead - 24/Feb/79 with Richard Oxlade

mark-abz - 2nd - 24/Feb/79 with John S

David Smith - 1979

tapley - Lead - 04/Oct/78 with Alison Tapley

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 08/Apr/76 with John Broadwell

Simon cook - 1976

Peter Main - AltLd - 25/Aug/75 with Les Berrow

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 22/Jun/75 with Pete Bott

petemeads - Lead - 1974

Hidden - Lead - 1971

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - Sep/69 with Andy Wild, Dennis Gray

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