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Mental Mantles* 6a

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[The Crux on Mental Mantles F6a, 3 kb]16m. 20th route. Follow a wide crack (often seeping) on it's right side to a slanting ledge, pull up to the next ledge, crux, and the one after that. 7 bolts to a lower off.
Paul Bowen and Julian Steer 24/Mar/2008

Photo: The Crux on Mental Mantles F6a © Paul Bowen
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This climb is in 320 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Trinder - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14

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

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jul/14

ElliotHale - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Parisa

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/14

CaptLing - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with JoshuaLewis

Trisha Murphy - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/14 with Sam Robinson

RobRocks - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Roz Cooper

simo - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14

afrosam - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with DaveX

DaveX - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Afrosam

Alex Wade - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/14 with Tim Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/14

matjam - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/14

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Kirsty Kerr

BoHeMlo - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14

First of the day.
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with andrew(willy)wilson

mattgrange - Lead - 21/Jun/14

deano - Lead - 18/Jun/14 with stacey parker

andrewmcleod - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Chris Sergent, Rosa Williams

deano - Lead - 13/Jun/14 with stacey parker

matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/14

Great fun in torrential rain to retrieve gear!
tskelhon - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Bez

DampRice - Lead - 26/May/14

Neil - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

VPJB - Lead - 26/May/14

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Nick

Brian Moseley - Lead dog - 06/May/14

Hidden - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/14

TomJ - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with TomT

Hidden - 18/Apr/14

Jon Thorne - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14

Alex Wade - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Tim Smith

Miss_Mands - TR - 09/Apr/14

slugger5uk - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - Apr/14

Nice enough warm up
Nick Sherring - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Javier, Paul Borland

psborland - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with Nick

HannahC - Lead dog - 16/Mar/14 with Steve Collard

Good fun!
Jon_Warner - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

i.fish2000 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Steve Lewis, Josh Lewis

vickydavies - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/14 with Jim Tovey

philli - Lead - 13/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14

JoshuaLewis - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/14 with Neil Murphy

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14

Lovely
gingernick - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Richard Nicholson

Slick - Lead - 08/Mar/14 with Alastair Begley

K Dawg - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/14 with Beth Oates

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/13

matjam - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/13

Giles Davis - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/13 with Graham Ellis, Anita Davis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

rare dry start :)
sianabanana - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/13 with Merten

Zerocks - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Sian

kirky_p - Lead - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

Nix33 - 25/Aug/13

Alex Norman - Lead β - 24/Aug/13

K Dawg - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

monsteratt - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/13

birge55 - 2nd - 07/Aug/13

birge55 - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - Jul/13

Tom92 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

W111 WJG - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Tom Williams

CLedden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Rosie

kickwce85 - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

jayyaj - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Alex Herbert

Top roped this but will definitely lead it next time. Nice route- watch out for the odd loose rock and the wet gunk right in the best hand holds on the crack.
AlexHerbert79 - TR - 09/Jun/13 with Jason Harris

BoHeMlo - TR dog - 09/Jun/13

chrisg90 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Ryan Smith, Bruce Danby

Robheirene - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

chrispymocha - Lead rpt - 25/May/13 with Tom

Giles Davis - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Vince Brown

philmcf - Lead β - May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13

donuthead8 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

monsteratt - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/13 with Philippa

riff156 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Jo Smith

cjohn62 - Lead - 06/Apr/13 with keith

Matt_Hardy - Lead O/S - Apr/13

good fun
thom1202 - Lead O/S - Apr/13

Mostin3 - Lead RP - 10/Mar/13

Giles Davis - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Mattdix

dawesbub - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with rob pugh

Pughymonster - Lead dog - 02/Mar/13 with Dawes

Viks - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/13

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Nick Smith

Gibbo - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with Pete Milner, Ollie Keynes

mikedevcole - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/13

jon clayton - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with jason williams

Gibbo - 08/Feb/13 with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/13 with paul

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/13 with Guy Percival

clarky_two - 2013

meanderthal - Lead - 2013

justaddpowder - Lead - 2013

Carl Watkins - Lead O/S - 2013

kickwce85 - 2nd dog - 2013

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 01/Dec/12 with Sam Clarke

mikedevcole - TR - 27/Oct/12

ring476 - Lead - 15/Oct/12

sianabanana - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/12 with Anna, Merten

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Rob Horler

little nervos on the last mantle before the bolts
lucyh - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with James Pomeroy

bonoid - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Kyle87

matjam - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/12

5 in my topo, but clearly wasn't a 5 ... nice warm up.
Phil Murray - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Liz

callumdavey92 - Lead β - 14/Sep/12 with Kris Manning, Brennen Page, Sam Stokes

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Kris Manning, Emily Stokes

One of the better holds on the crux is loosening, easily avoided tho.
climbojimbo - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

khalidq - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Imelda McLoughlin

sianabanana - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Rowan

Zerocks - Lead dog - 26/Aug/12 with Kathryn

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/12

mattparratt - Lead - 19/Aug/12

Tom Packer - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Sasha

Liz Wakelin - TR - 11/Aug/12 with Chris Gilbert, Katie, Bruce Danby

sivy - TR dog - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/12

sianabanana - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Merten

Zerocks - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12 with Anne, Sian

Best climb of the day
khalidq - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/12 with Cameron McLoughlin

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with tl

cjohn62 - TR - 01/Jul/12 with keith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Jun/12

Viks - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

Gareth T - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/12 with Tim Popplestone

chrispymocha - Lead rpt - 31/May/12 with Siobhan, Seb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/12

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with monsteratt

Exciting fall from the lower offs after pulling block off
monsteratt - Lead rpt - 30/May/12 with Nick Whimster

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/12

gingernick - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Dan the Man, Daryl

AndrewP - Lead O/S - 23/May/12

WestcountryTom - Lead β - 16/May/12 with Neil X Murphy

tweedcore - Lead rpt - 15/May/12 with Leo

james2011 - Lead - 13/May/12

Phoebus - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

kitl101 - Lead - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/12

Gareth T - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Rus

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/12 with Ben Matthews

Anoetic - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

Mattrock - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

Bottom 2 bolts missing!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Emily Stokes

jcj - 2012

davehumphries - TR - 2012 with steve siviter

tommytom - 2012

tommytom - 2012

dkilner - 2012

dkilner - Lead - 2012

rockychic - 2nd - 14/Sep/11 with Stuart Jamieson

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/11

chrispymocha - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/11 with Chris, Rob

James_86 - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with Neil

JONLIKE - Lead β - 09/Aug/11 with Harri Francis

philmcf - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11

A feel good climb.
karoo88 - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/11

m296mux - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11

Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Tracey

JoshuaLewis - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with James Taylor, Neil Murphy

owlman - Lead - 03/Jul/11

BB1 - 2nd - Jul/11 with Alex Roberts

huwmjames - Lead - 27/Jun/11

leigh - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Ed

Pete_the_Teapot - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

monsteratt - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/11 with John Munro

Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Mo, Rich

johncorber - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Yay, mantles!
RedFox - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Steve B

spbond - 2nd rpt - 14/May/11 with Stef

huwmjames - Lead - 08/May/11

Nicola - Lead rpt - 03/May/11 with Piers

stevespar - Lead β - 26/Apr/11 with alex jay

alex jay - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with stevespar

SamWhiting12 - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/11

jon clayton - Lead - 21/Apr/11 with rob jones

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 06/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11

used knee on second mantle
chrispymocha - Lead dog - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/11

Swamp murphy - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Beth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11

Nicola - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Jess

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Stewart

Fran82 - TR dog - 13/Mar/11 with Nicky

Claire S-J - 2nd - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

AmyR - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Charles Romijn

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

deano - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/10 with Martin Lewis

Jordan4D - Lead - Oct/10

Herron - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Steph, Suzanne Richards, Shane Underwood

Tim W - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Claire Shep/Sanderson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10

jon clayton - 02/Sep/10 with Ben

brynteg - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

benvowles - Lead - 05/Aug/10 with Andrew Mason, JayLewin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/10

Listed as an F5 on sportclimbs and was the fist time I'd tried that grade. Got there in the end, so pleased to find out it's actually F6a!
Quad - Lead dog - 04/Aug/10 with Jayne

Rock Lizard - Lead - Aug/10

Doey - Lead - Aug/10

very commiting move for second mantle, but overall nopt to hard a route.
Webster - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10

bluesharper - Lead RP - 03/Jul/10 with Rafal

Rafash - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Szymon

cammi - Jul/10 with rich ashton, Pete Rich

Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Amy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with R.Horler

shazza65 - Lead β - 19/Jun/10

Claire S-J - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

owlman - TR O/S - 11/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jun/10

Danos - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Zoe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/10

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with Tim Ducker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/10

Mary K - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10 with Steve Kivell

bormuf - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - Apr/10

stu1981 - Lead - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Feb/10

Elizabeth Noyes - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/10

njlyons - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

walty666 - TR O/S - 04/Oct/09

Nigel R Lewis - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Lowri Roberts

AlexDexter - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with anthony nichols

Arcarn - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Graham

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

James_86 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Sylvia

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09

Danhan - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with Carwyn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09

Seconded before with Alan Clouth. 2 other routes also, to be added
dave1 - Lead - 07/Jun/09 with Keith Anderson

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

bbrowne - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Kelly Atkin

tweedcore - Lead rpt - 28/May/09 with Jack Turner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

chrisg90 - 25/Apr/09 with Alan Rosier

chrisg90 - 25/Apr/09 with Alan Rosier

Nicobains - TR O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Bertie Jones

hilled101 - Lead - 21/Apr/09 with Paul Williams

Days on Rock - Lead β - 05/Apr/09 with Piers

Loved it, truly mental!!
Mark Batey - 2nd dog - 05/Apr/09 with Eefu Thong

d_meacher - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Owen Tweedy

beachboy680 - Lead - 01/Apr/09

Second outdoor climb ever =]
bert.jones - TR O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Nico Bains

Rock Lizard - Lead - Apr/09

monsteratt - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/09 with Jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

chrisg90 - Lead O/S - 2009 with Alan Rosier

gramee - Lead O/S - 2009 with Chris

Brucifer - Lead O/S - 2009 with Chris Gilbert

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2009 with Jake Day, Rosea, Ed Heslam

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Luke & Paul

Luke Marsden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Keith Marsden

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/08

First 6a onsight
Ade7 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Jess

d_meacher - Lead dog - 18/Sep/08 with Trisha Murphy

mikeshewring - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/08

monkeyjumper - Lead - Jul/08

Hidden - Jul/08

HannahW - TR dog - 29/Jun/08 with Nathan Parfitt

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Sarah Jenkins

thelittlejo - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/08 with Jon Crane

Sam W - Lead - 01/Jun/08 with Nina Jenkinson

monkeyjumper - Lead - Jun/08

deano - Lead - Jun/08 with tunnel morgan

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with I. Withers

Griff87 - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Sammy Davies

Griff87 - Lead - 20/May/08 with Sammy Davies

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Xavier Dupla

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/08

grumpyoldjanner - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Xavier

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/08

wilchivs - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Liv Pearson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/08

Cardi - Lead dnf - 06/May/08

Mark Walter - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with Gareth James

irish paul - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with Saz and Mark

Mark Salter - 06/May/08 with Chris Shorrock

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Steve B

spbond - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Daf Jones

dave657 - Lead O/S - 01/May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/08

Lois - Lead O/S - May/08 with Jamie Maddison

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Beesley

Hidden - Lead - Apr/08

Billg - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Susanne Richards

thelittlejo - 2nd - Apr/08 with Jon Crane, Matt Thompson

Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Julian Steer

deano - Lead - 2008

Christian Reynish - TR - 2008 with Paul Bowen, Hash Popat, Daffyd Jones

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ropeboy, Hywel Daniels

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easy 6a16 of 43
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Style of ascent

Lead268 of 320 (83.8%)
Followed18 of 320 (5.6%)
Toproped16 of 320 (5.0%)
Unknown18 of 320 (5.6%)

'Climbed'94 of 320 (29.4%)
clean O/S153 of 320 (47.8%)
clean β11 of 320 (3.4%)
clean rpt43 of 320 (13.4%)
clean RP2 of 320 (0.6%)
dogged16 of 320 (5.0%)
dnf1 of 320 (0.3%)