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Raven Wall** E3 5c

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The large, overhanging corner is one of Bosigran's most coveted Extreme testpieces. It stays damp a lot longer than most of the other routes. Start 5m right of the large spike at a corner. 36m. Climb the corner to an overhang and pass it on the left. Move up to the main corner and make technical moves up it to an overhang. Steep climbing past the overhang is rewarded by better holds on the right wall that enable a swing right out onto the arete and a rest. Move back into the corner and follow it to its end and the top just above. Photo on page 22. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 79 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Set out to do Deja Vu but there was a seagull with a chick on the belay ledge so did Variety Show and then this as the consolation prize. Great route! Starts off easily enough (the giant flake is a lot easier than it looks!) but soon picks up the tempo. Not sure how something that looks like a patch manages to be quite as hard! To be fair, the crux is pretty steep but the rest of it isn't and yet it's still hard! A few tricky moves lead to the niche below the crux, which is a good rest but pumpy on the calves. The crux featured an awkward and slightly insecure hand jam and desperate bridging before the relief of getting a jug, followed by a perfect resting ledge. Then came the sting in the tale! Another tough 5c sequence, this time above gear. Solid at the grade, in fact found it harder than Kafoozalem the day before!
Misha - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Sue

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/14

tim newton - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with jon stewart

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Caroline

Yay!
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14 with max

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

mike mo - 2014

alice fuller - 2nd dog - Oct/13 with Woj

Sustained. Greasy. Brilliant.
AJM - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Sophie Wynne-Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/13

andybirtwistle - 2013

John Tanner - Lead dnf - 27/Oct/12 with Dave Moir

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Aug/12

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 22/Aug/12 with loundsy

2 hours on it! Then fell off. It was a good fun fight.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead dog - 05/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

1 or at most 2 moves from the top took the whipper i've been waiting for! ah well next time.
CRiddiford - Lead dnf - 02/Sep/11 with Jonny

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Graham Charman

Graham C - 2nd - 08/Aug/11 with Marti

Mental struggle throughout the whole thing. Probably one of the best and worst experiences iv had
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11 with adam cooper* super*

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 22/Jul/11

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

JulesV - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11

Graham Atkins - Lead - 25/Jun/11

tuftynick - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11 with rich cross

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/11

Should have led this
Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 27/May/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Nick Arding

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Ruth

feilx - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with Iain Hammond

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with helen gibson

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/06

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Ash

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/06

Bern - 2006

wojt - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/03

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 2002 with Shaun Derry

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/00

Another stunner
ecowaller - Lead O/S - 2000 with Wendy Sampson

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000

Tim M - 2000

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/99 with Iain Fisher

phardman - 1997

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Jun/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/95

frost - Lead - May/95

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/94 with Alan Holden

Superb
Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/93 with Rich Whitwell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/90

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 12/Jul/89 with Keith Turton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/87

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

sadams - AltLd - 28/Jul/86 with Kevin Edwards

shark - Lead dog - 24/Jul/85 with Bruce Woodley

keefe - 25/Aug/84

Hammy - 2nd - 11/Aug/81 with Rob Lawson

Mark Kemball - Lead - 20/Apr/81 with Bill McKee

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/80 with Elaine Watson

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/80

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980 with Colin Binks

petemeads - Lead - 1974

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Style of ascent

Lead49 of 79 (62.0%)
Followed13 of 79 (16.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 79 (1.3%)
Unknown16 of 79 (20.3%)

'Climbed'34 of 79 (43.0%)
clean O/S34 of 79 (43.0%)
clean β1 of 79 (1.3%)
clean rpt3 of 79 (3.8%)
dogged4 of 79 (5.1%)
dnf3 of 79 (3.8%)