Beaker Route* HVS 5a
[Beaker Route 2, 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
Sections of good climbing on a snaking line up the slab to the left of the corner of The Armchair. Start at a layback crack directly under the corner of The Armchair.
1) 5a, 14m. Climb the layback crack with conviction and make tricky moves left and up into the base of the corner. Traverse left to ledges and belay.
2) 4c, 15m. Climb the slabby wall leftwards, and then up to a belay on a grassy ledge.
3) 4a, 15m. Traverse 10m rightwards to a steep black corner and finish up this on good holds. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Beaker Route 2 © Mark Glaister
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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/15

Crux traverse on p1 was wet but well protected. Took ages trying to work out where p2 goes - started off going up obvious cracks above belay then left but suddenly blanks out with no gear so came back down again. It actually drops down and a long way left across some grassy ledges before heading boldly up some slabs. Took ages and much too hot.
Alison Cairns - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Andy

Felt powerful, might be me!
Robin Brooke - Lead - Jul/15 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - 2nd - Jul/15 with Robin Brooke

daxtari - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/15

Hidden - 13/Jun/15

Maywood96 - AltLd - 13/Jun/15 with Chris lucas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15

jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Ally Hurst

Pitch 2 a 4c?
nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 15/May/15 with Henri

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Aug/14

MD - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Sean, Jo

Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Shaun, Mike D

Senna - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/13 with Ted Roggers

First pitch easier than expected. The psychological crux is pitch2.
francois - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Ben

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with David

Nick Biven - 2013

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Graham Charman

Spearos - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Riggo

DOVEY - AltLd - 06/Apr/12 with Joe, Budd

Joel Perkin - 2012 with Simon Hammond, Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Sustained first pitch, bold but easy second pitch - good climb
jon bradley - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Huw Howells

difficult 2nd pitch
Kirill - AltLd dog - 30/Apr/11 with Chris Smith

CrispsSmiths - AltLd - 30/Apr/11 with Kirill

Led p1, which felt a bit polishd/greasy in places.
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Jim Croft

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/10

Em66 - AltLd - 16/Jun/10 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09

Interesting route. I did the first pitch and pumped my way across to the belay point rather than making delicate moves as the guide describes. Second pitch seemed way above the grade given in the guide.
rockferret - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Pete

Led pitch two, had an epic heading up to0 soon...E3?? retreated and tried again. Headed further left and up the slab at the end. Still felt very bold with a deck out possible!
JPGR - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Steve Ahern

I found this unpleasantly bold on 2nd pitch; keep traversing from belay to arete, avoid going up early (though it looks tempting) otherwise gets into harder ground
nickdonohue - Lead - 2009 with Alan Dovey, Andy March

very bold second pitch. It's quite hard too!
chris.griffiths - 2nd - 2008

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 2008 with Beckholland

Bob Peters - Lead O/S - 2008

Rob Kennard - 2007

Cracking 1st pitch, layback then traverse then another layback. 2nd pitch had NO gear at all, Simon Chetwynd came to th rescue fortunately.
Mark_RMC - 2nd - 27/Aug/06 with Rich Laid

wojt - Lead - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Minor epic! - CC guidebook grade & description rather wanting...
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Caroline Goldsworthy

Minor epic! Led P1 & some P2!
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Caroline Goldsworthy

5a, 4c, 4a - lead pitch two
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/04 with James D

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/04

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Dan

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/02

Stone Muppet - 2001

VPJB - 2000

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

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 24/May/80 with Steve Portnoi

Hidden - 1980

petemeads - Lead - 1974

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Rassapotimus, SurferStan

Total votes cast 44
hard E10 of 16
E10 of 16
easy E14 of 16
hard HVS6 of 16
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hard 5b0 of 15
5b0 of 15
easy 5b3 of 15
hard 5a2 of 15
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easy 5a1 of 15
hard 4c0 of 15
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