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Casting at the Sun 5a

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[Climbing at night., 3 kb]Climb to the large conglomerate crimps on the upper wall. © ROCKFAX
FA Historical, cleaned and equiped by John Leonard 2007

Photo: Climbing at night. © redsteve
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

TiffTiff - Lead RP - 14/Jul/14 with Tom

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Jul/14

Definitely does not feel like a 5. Does look suspiciously like an important hold has gone awol. Managed it as quite a strenuous and delicate rock over after a bit of floundering around thinking 'there must be a better option if this is only a 5!'.
HendrikTBB - Lead dog - 14/Jun/14 with John W

Most of a crucial left hand crimp has gone from this since it was first done, more of a F6b now.
johnl - 07/Jun/14

Hidden - TR - 19/Apr/14

annak - Lead dnf - 26/Oct/13 with Lee Harrison

Definitely more of a reachy 6a
dobby 200 - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/13 with lucy

mattc - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Jackwd - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Scott

Difficult climb for its grade, seems to be a hold missing at crucial point coming over ledge but unsure due to never climbing this route before. to be tried again when fresher.
meltdown34 - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/13 with Chris

amyrosemason - TR dog - 08/Aug/13 with Howett

Hidden - TR - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Aug/13

Sam Moss - TR - Aug/13 with Misha, Jill Eccles

Roger Kirke - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Sam B

Spanking Number 2
Albachoss - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/13

omniscient_penguin - TR rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/13

omniscient_penguin - TR rpt - 31/May/13

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

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Emily Stokes

scariest 5 in the world!
air - Lead RP - 26/Mar/13 with Lloyd

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/12

pdhammond - Lead dnf - 26/May/12

Radical-G - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Jonathan Emett

nails!
Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 20/May/12 with rich-subj

oodie72 - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Paul Evan

musgravet - TR - 14/Apr/12

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

Stefan_Morris - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with AndrewJamesCherry

Sebastien Gastaud - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Dave Tulloch

Still not a F5! cf to other Portland 5's I'd say about 6a. Maybe if you were taller you could reach the crimp out right. Worked all the moves on shunt, but never tied them together in clean ascent
climbingrev - TR dnf - 08/Jan/12

Doug Wilkie - 2012

reece.robinson - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/11

Matt250 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - TR - 02/May/11

Good climb. Possibly loose block at top.
GeorgeA - TR - 02/May/11

MontyH - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Lee Lander

Linc - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10

dmaldonado - 2nd β - 12/Sep/10 with Nick Blackbeard

Shunt - Hard crux - I think some of the crimps must have pulled off over time. The Johnl 2007 photo gives some weight to this wimp-out! (whatever his left hand was on, isn't there anymore!)
climbingrev - TR RP - 07/Sep/10

Alex More - Lead O/S - 2010

omniscient_penguin - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/09 with Claudio

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Dickon

nmwr - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with John, Nik

DrJon - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Pete

omniscient_penguin - Lead rpt - 2009 with Claudio

on the quarry at the top.... where the stone block are
el_Claudio - Lead RP - 2009 with Andy Richmond

vertigo - Lead β - 12/Jul/08 with Mark Ryder

Crumbly
MarkRyder - Lead RP - 12/Jul/08 with Rich

Hidden - Lead β - 03/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Mar/08

Reverse pinch and a nice rock-over move.
omniscient_penguin - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Jimbo

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/08

jl - Lead RP - 17/Feb/08 with Penny

pennyb - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Jon

Hidden - 10/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - 22/Dec/07

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/07

Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 16/Dec/07 with Matt, Tom

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 16/Nov/07

Phil Belcher - 2007

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
MichaelAzzopardi, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 18
hard 5c3 of 13
5c1 of 13
easy 5c7 of 13
hard 5a1 of 13
5a1 of 13
easy 5a0 of 13
hard 4c0 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 5
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 67 (3.0%)
Lead44 of 67 (65.7%)
Followed2 of 67 (3.0%)
Toproped14 of 67 (20.9%)
Unknown5 of 67 (7.5%)

'Climbed'16 of 67 (23.9%)
clean O/S26 of 67 (38.8%)
clean β3 of 67 (4.5%)
clean rpt6 of 67 (9.0%)
clean RP7 of 67 (10.4%)
dogged2 of 67 (3.0%)
dnf7 of 67 (10.4%)