The Tempest** E5 6a

Rockfax Description
The centre of the face has a big rattling flake, a hand-placed peg runner and hard moves on rounded breaks. It is slightly escapable and also easier for the tall. © ROCKFAX

FA. Graham Hoey 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Did it on a top-rope beforehand, quite glad I did too. Despite the fact it's easy those flakes are a long way below AND - most importantly - highly suspect. If you did come off I'd imagine that they'd be coming with you too! Easier for the tall.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Solo RP - 28/May/15 with Paul Phillips, Fat Boy, Jack Geldard

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - TR rpt - 28/May/15 with Jack Geldard, Rob Greenwood

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 21/May/15 with speedy

technically not bad but wouldn't want to fall. never 6b
theomoore - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with Roisin

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/15 with Nic Sellars

MysteriousCeorl - TR - 20/Mar/15

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with nathan lee

Awesome, stupidly fell onto the hand placed peg first attempt
ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 06/Dec/14

Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 01/Mar/14 with Mike Todd

Dodgy gear throughout, glad I didn't have to test it!
Mike Todd - Lead RP - 01/Mar/14 with Brian Rodgers

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Feb/14

clean first go. good gear can be arranged. don't fancy the hand placed peg much but sideways nuts to the left seam to protect the lower section well, 1/2 cam top brake
Andy Peak 1 - TR - 03/Feb/14

Had to slap for the good hold, could feel the inertia of my body falling off before I realised I'd latched it! great moves, bit too bold for the lead today though, especially with how rattely that flake sounded
dr_botnik - TR O/S - 03/Feb/14 with Andy, Paul Hy

ashtond6 - 2nd - 09/Nov/13

Kim M - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/13 with Nige

Hidden - TR - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 09/Dec/12

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 25/Aug/12 with Dad

Katya - 2nd β - 22/Aug/12 with Paul

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead RP - 22/Aug/12 with Katya Sourkova

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Mar/12

Easier for the tall, esp on 2nd.
davesykes - 2nd - 20/Nov/11 with eric

mwatson - TR - 03/Oct/11 with shunt

Ground up, 2nd go.
dodfoster - Lead O/S - Dec/10 with tom

oliver.ghill91 - TR RP - 10/Oct/10

Alkis - TR dog - 10/Oct/10 with Oliver Hill

Felt more like 6a. Would still be a scary scary lead though...
BeccaSnowden - TR O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Andy

Hidden - TR β - 09/Mar/10

Bit greasy and blustery - took a long time to commit. Top crux is worrying as you really aren't going to get away with coming off...
alaan - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with bex

Weasled right of the first crux.
Becky E - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with Alan Royle

Some dynamic moves and some disgracefully sloping holds. Way too hard for me really but I did make it all the way to the top with just two falls.
jugglingeek - TR dog - 26/May/08

Andrew Sloan - TR O/S - 02/Mar/08 with Martin Haworth

Top class route. Very nervous even with the success yesterday
martroberts - Lead RP - 03/Jan/00

Only climbed E2 before trying this on toprope but got it first time. Did it another 5 times without falling and came back the day after to lead with Dad
martroberts - TR O/S - 02/Jan/00

tuftynick - 2nd O/S - 2000 with James Ibbotson

Jon Read - Lead RP - Aug/99 with Nick Bullock

Top roped first
Stoney Boy - Lead - 14/Mar/93 with Andy MaCallum, Neil McCallum

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