Clotted Cream** E4 6a
[Clotted Cream, 3 kb]21m. A thin, steep crack-climb up the headwall. Start left of the arete.
21m. Climb a left-leaning groove to the base of the crack. The thin crack proves to be a well-protected challenge, right until the very end. © ROCKFAX
The former aid route Rainy Day (A1) provides a superb energy sapping test piece with positive holds and good protection. Belay at a detached block beneath the arete which bounds the right side of the crag. Gain the sharp arete via a groove to its left and layback up it's left side. Purists will avoid holds on Hermeda and plough on direct to meet cracks leading to the diagonal break and good gear. A stiff pull on wilting arms should gain an awkward top out, or not
Chris Nicholson, Mark Courtier 28/Apr/1984

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Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14

Brian H - Lead β - 16/Mar/14 with Kafoozalem

Fell off with my hand on the top of the crag on my first attempt due to flash pump. Went OK as a clip-up second go.
kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2014 with Colin

Nice climb. Easy for E4 as the others suggest, but I go by the usual rule of accepting the grade in the most recent guidebook unless it is lower.
andy_pemberton - Lead - 30/Dec/13 with Steve Gibson

burto - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with steve

Hidden - 2012

perhaps E2 if you thought it was all solid, but this is Torquay (so it isn't). Quite steep as well.
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Pete Saunders

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

feilx - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Heather

Justin T - 2nd - 22/May/11 with Cherry

Bristoldave - Lead dnf - 23/Jan/11 with nick

Steep, steep, steep. Felt steep.
Steerpike - Lead dog - 10/Sep/09 with Bish

Rob Pitt - Lead dog - 17/Aug/09

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/08 with sim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

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