The Ghost*** E3 5b
[The Ghost, 2 kb]Wildly exposed moves in an outrageous location mark out the top pitch of this intimidating line. Start at an easy-angled line of weakness that runs up rightwards to beneath a black wall known as the Coal Face.. 1) 5a, 30m. Follow the line of weakness rightwards for around 10m until a direct line can be taken past a groove, ledge and corner to a stance on the arete at a large block - the Pedestal stance. The left arete of 'The Coal Face' can also be climbed to the stance and belay, at the same grade.. 2) 5b, 28m. Climb up a thin crack in the Coal Face to the first overhangs. Traverse left and move up a groove to a slab that leads to below the upper overhangs. Make committing and very exposed moves out rightwards past an old peg to a sudden easing and a stance above.. 3) 10m. The easy wall above to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, West Country Climbs.

Photo: The Ghost © Mike C

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 109 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/14

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 08/Aug/14 with Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14

Fantastic!
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Jemma Powell

Lead 2nd which was nearly as greasy as my face. URGH
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Tom Nichols

Anusky - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/14

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

mike mo - 2014

Led p1 & p2. A cold and windy but beautiful November day.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2014 with Colin

P2 + 3. Ace
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/13 with AlexD

AlexD - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Ed

Led p2
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with justin

P1
Justin T - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Dave

Pitch 2 was wet so we down-climbed Suicide Wall.
Nigel Coe - Lead dnf - 28/May/13 with Tim Dunsby

With Davor on the BMC international meet - he led the business pitch. Perhaps it's the difference between leading and seconding but I didn't think it warranted more than the top end E2 5b that Bow Wall's main pitch gets. Great climbing all the way. Davor did P2&3 in one.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 15/May/13 with Davor

Great route.
drysori - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with Viktor

Pieterjan De Roo - AltLd O/S - 13/May/13

andybirtwistle - 2013

2nd pitch, wild wild wild!!! wet undercuts and smeary polished footholds made this airy travers feel very much touch and go. Fabulous outing!
msoldn - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Johannes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12

belay bunny turned bad - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with loundsy

Jen Crook - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Rob Patchett

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/12

Mike W - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12 with bigrob

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 29/Jun/12

Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Alex Haslehurst

Pete Graham - AltLd - 28/Feb/12 with Ben Silvestre

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11

great!
CRiddiford - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Tom, Mike

Lead the crux pitch. Pure class, felt soft for the E grade tho long legged Mike said it was nails. Best route I've done on this crag.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Caroline, Mike

colesy - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11

tuftynick - 2nd rpt - 30/May/11 with rich cross

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/11

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Marcus - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

mwatson - 2011

nick arding - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/10 with rob pitt

Led 4c pitch
Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Nick Arding

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

Brown - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/10 with Ben Lepesant

first pitch
Little AndyH - AltLd - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10

lead the middle pitch, the traverse puts you in an amazing position!
jacobjacob - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Lots of long slings and cams form small to size 2 useful. Grand.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with max

Harald - Lead O/S - 14/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09

Can't remember exact date but summer 2009
Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Alan Dovey

Bern - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Andy Mos

HughM - 2nd dog - Jun/08 with David Barlow

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/08

tuftynick - 2008

2nded 5b pitch, awesome route!
chris j - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/07 with Ben Bradford

Great positions - looks harder than it is
KRB - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/07 with Martin Bridges

climber sim - 2007

Kyuzo - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Hal Watts

hal - AltLd dog - Jun/06 with Virgil Scott

feilx - Lead rpt - 13/May/06 with keith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/06

leadmat - Lead - 2006

wojt - Lead - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/05

Andy2 - 2005

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 2005 with Mark Calver

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd dog - 2003

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/02 with Chris Reid

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/02 with Paul Tanton

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - 03/Jun/00

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000

Si Clapham - Lead - 1998 with Moggs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/97

phardman - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/95

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/94 with Alan Holden

sdht - 2nd - 1994 with Andy Stotesbury

whispering nic - May/92 with Graham Iles

Rich lead crux pitch
Nick Biven - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/91 with Rich Whitwell

keefe - 25/May/91 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 25/May/91 with keefe

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/91

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/90

bullybones - 1990

andy gittins - 1990

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

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/88 with Mike Waters

Billg - 2nd - 10/Aug/87 with Keith Sharples

Neil R - 2nd - 24/May/87 with Ian

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

S,L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/85 with Ian Milne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/85

Hidden - Lead - 1982

Roy Stuart - Lead O/S - 1982 with Billy Bones

Hammy - 2nd - 13/Aug/81 with Rob Lawson

Mark Kemball - Lead - 23/Apr/81 with Bill McKee

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Paul Clarke - 1980 with Others, FMC

Mike Owen - 26/May/79 with Gavin Peat

steve L - AltLd - 27/Nov/76 with sharpie

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