Rockfax Description
14m. Strange name, good route! The right side of the Elegy slab is at the limit of friction and the grade varies from E4 to E6 depending on how high you put the side runner in The Bulger.
A wire in Elegy can also be used to reduce the swing potential. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Clive Coolhead Realises the Excitement of Knowing You May be the Author of Your Own Death is More Intense Than Orgasm.

Do the crux of Elergy then pad your way straight up the slab using the best smears you can find.
Graded for a gear placement on the elergy flake and as high as you can reach from the ledge on The Bulger.

FA. Nick Dixon 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

MSchobitz 26/Mar/17 2nd β

Thought I'd be off every move! Good lead by Tom!

Teappleby 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S

With side runner, but the fear is still large as you go for the top. First time I'd tied in for grit in 5 months. Bit of a babtism of fire for remembering how to use friction after all the limestone!

Andy Peak 1 27/Feb/16 Lead RP

Side Runner the same height as the elegy runner, fell from the last moves going up to the pebbles first try, slitley twisted ankle:-( clean second try after lowering to the lege, didn't pull ropes, 70s style accent:-) Will return to this one with a lower side runner and do it justice. Bad Andy Bad:-)

Ky 08/Feb/15 Lead RP

Thrilling stuff. In the bubble, the whole route flows lovely :)

with Wales
Hidden ??/2015 -
Andrew Abraham 28/Oct/14 TR dog

Set up a top rope to try the route, hard moves on thin smears, but wasn't really in condition today - bit damp and skrittly

with Paul Deane, Ky
Ky 30/Apr/13 TR RP
with Pete Bridgewood, Dave H
Ky 16/Nov/12 TR RP

First time managed to link all moves, felt secure. Awesome, eases with height. To lead soon....

with Stevie Hammond, Dave H
Ky 16/Aug/12 TR dnf
with Dave H
mark s ??/2005 -
northy1983 ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S

my first e5

with dom
mark s ??/2003 -
mark s ??/2003 -
justin c ??/2002 Lead

Should be E4 5c really - super low in the grade at E5 and only get this tick if you onsight it.... Amazing slab climbing

Gus 04/Sep/01 Lead RP

so good!

Hidden 08/Aug/99 TR O/S
pauldrew ??/1992 TR
with Dominic Leggett
Hidden 10/Jul/85 TR
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