38m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The more direct version misses out the difficult initial wall but gives a more balanced climb. This start was originally an alternative start to Excavator.

1) 5b, 24m. Climb a vague crackline to a bulge and peg and join the original version.

2) 5b, 14m. As for Pleasure Dome. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
This is the modern direct version of Pleasure Dome which misses out the initial wall. If you climbed the E3 original version then you may need to re-log your ascent on the new logbook entry called Pleasure Dome.

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Katya 18 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The line in NL pthot topo is wrong low down below the bulge - it should be further left. The description is accurate though.
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βeta: The line in NL pthot topo is wrong low down below the bulge - it should be further left. The description is accurate though.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Gympaul 18 May AltLd
with Dale
with Dale
Edale 18 May AltLd
with gympaul
with gympaul
steveb2006 2 Sep, 2018 Lead Now even better without its crown of thorns. Best done in one pitch. Oddly given E3 in new BMC guide - it isn't. Easier than Wind Of Change which still gets E1 in that guide.
with Pete Carter
Now even better without its crown of thorns. Best done in one pitch. Oddly given E3 in new BMC guide - it isn't. Easier than Wind Of Change which still gets E1 in that guide.
with Pete Carter
Brannock 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Wayne S 8 Jul, 2018 2nd
Alkis 5 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
OliverRoss 5 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Alkis
with Alkis
SGD 3 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Dale lead p1. All very nice lots of gear and good climbing. I did p2 which we both thought was harder but brilliant climbing.
with Dale
Dale lead p1. All very nice lots of gear and good climbing. I did p2 which we both thought was harder but brilliant climbing.
with Dale
Dale ?Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S I lead first pitch. Nice climbing very safe didn't find it very hard. Stu lead second pitch which had some brilliant exposer at the top traversering groove, going threw the overhang and arrete. Gets E3 in new guide. We both thought it was only E2. Great route
with SGD
I lead first pitch. Nice climbing very safe didn't find it very hard. Stu lead second pitch which had some brilliant exposer at the top traversering groove, going threw the overhang and arrete. Gets E3 in new guide. We both thought it was only E2. Great route
with SGD
Hidden 3 Aug, 2017 2nd
James rogers86 3 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S great climb the crux moves are defiantly from the peg to the tat the top half is fine just exposed so you have to have a cool head on you.
great climb the crux moves are defiantly from the peg to the tat the top half is fine just exposed so you have to have a cool head on you.
Hidden 21 Aug, 2016 2nd
Alkis 21 Aug, 2016 Lead G/U Pumped out at the crux after placing the gear and got cross-handed downclimbing to the rest, falling off. Pulled the rope through and did it. The end of the second pitch is overgrown, especially if you follow the Rockfax line.
Pumped out at the crux after placing the gear and got cross-handed downclimbing to the rest, falling off. Pulled the rope through and did it. The end of the second pitch is overgrown, especially if you follow the Rockfax line.
will9911 21 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
twildingsteele 21 Aug, 2016 2nd
with Alkis
with Alkis
dr_botnik 21 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 21 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Ace!
Ace!
steveb2006 24 May, 2015 Lead Val belayed and Martin Lancaster seconded as a break from his traversing. Took secateurs to snip the thorny wild roses at the top but they broke on first snip - cheap wilko ones!!!
Val belayed and Martin Lancaster seconded as a break from his traversing. Took secateurs to snip the thorny wild roses at the top but they broke on first snip - cheap wilko ones!!!
steveb2006 5 Sep, 2014 Lead Find an easier way to do crux using a pinch/layaway on right.
Find an easier way to do crux using a pinch/layaway on right.
Hardcore Pat 3 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Did as one pitch and felt really easy. Must have been in god form.
with Dan Osbasabooboo
Did as one pitch and felt really easy. Must have been in god form.
with Dan Osbasabooboo
eel 15 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ian
with Ian
bigdrew 19 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
jon_gill1 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S What a fantastic route.felt really good value,almost like it was harder but was not quite!A lovely evenings climbing in the sun with lots of commitment!
with chris Lyness
What a fantastic route.felt really good value,almost like it was harder but was not quite!A lovely evenings climbing in the sun with lots of commitment!
with chris Lyness
Mr Sparkle 11 Jul, 2013 2nd
Mike_Hayes 11 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Simon Davis ?Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Tim P
with Tim P
ejected ??, 2013 -
crossleysm ??, 2013 Lead
Wayne S 2 Aug, 2012 2nd
catblack 29 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S First proper e2, did as one pitch and created a little rope drag. some crumbly loose holds on the first pitch. no really hard moves, but the top pitch feels quite committing esspecially with the overgrown rose bushes and slightly damp top out! great position.
with Skippy
First proper e2, did as one pitch and created a little rope drag. some crumbly loose holds on the first pitch. no really hard moves, but the top pitch feels quite committing esspecially with the overgrown rose bushes and slightly damp top out! great position.
with Skippy
Speeddemonsi 15 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 1 Aug, 2011 2nd One of my favourite E2s. The brambles aren't too bad at the moment.
with Tom Ramsden
One of my favourite E2s. The brambles aren't too bad at the moment.
with Tom Ramsden
Hidden 30 Jul, 2011 Lead
Hidden 19 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 11 Jun, 2011 -
Dave Bond 11 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S in 1 pitch
in 1 pitch
drcorbasisgod 15 May, 2011 AltLd O/S Lead 1st pitch
with cem
Lead 1st pitch
with cem
steveb2006 31 Mar, 2011 Lead dog Have to rest after crux move. Val doesnt second
Have to rest after crux move. Val doesnt second
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Misha 22 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S Led in one pitch, ropedrag wasn't a problem, brambles on the last few metres were! If you're reading this ahead of doing the climb, please take some secateurs! The traverse felt very airy. Excellent route.
Led in one pitch, ropedrag wasn't a problem, brambles on the last few metres were! If you're reading this ahead of doing the climb, please take some secateurs! The traverse felt very airy. Excellent route.
Hidden 12 Jul, 2009 2nd
mic_b 12 Jul, 2009 Lead rpt
Hidden 2 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 9 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S Nice climbing on P1. Good gear for exposed part of P2, but the moves felt disappointing... Horrid overgrown topout
with Sam1991
Nice climbing on P1. Good gear for exposed part of P2, but the moves felt disappointing... Horrid overgrown topout
with Sam1991
Sam1991 8 Sep, 2008 2nd dnf Craaazy! leaders top gear all fell out, leaving me with no gear between me and him on the second pitch, didnt fancy the bulge as would have swung very hard into opposite face if i fell, so climbed up an evil green groove on the left, dodgy!
with Matt
Craaazy! leaders top gear all fell out, leaving me with no gear between me and him on the second pitch, didnt fancy the bulge as would have swung very hard into opposite face if i fell, so climbed up an evil green groove on the left, dodgy!
with Matt
Hidden 2 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
Neil McA 23 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Mick Fowler
with Mick Fowler
steveb2006 29 Jun, 2008 Lead Afterwards rain forces a cafe break
Afterwards rain forces a cafe break
Luke Brooks 9 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S Done in one pitch.
Done in one pitch.
steveb2006 2 Jun, 2007 Lead
with Roland Smith
with Roland Smith
steveb2006 16 Aug, 2006 Lead
with Paul Ramsden
with Paul Ramsden
Ram MkiV 3 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with Alex
with Alex
Alex Mason 3 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S i did second pitch, great exposure, not as hard as it first seems, shame about the thorn-plastered top out.
i did second pitch, great exposure, not as hard as it first seems, shame about the thorn-plastered top out.
Boy ??, 2006 -
steveb2006 9 Jul, 2003 2nd Roland leads
with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
Roland leads
with Angela Pingram, Roland Smith
steveb2006 3 Sep, 2002 2nd Dave leads with 1 rest
with Paul E, Dave Taylor
Dave leads with 1 rest
with Paul E, Dave Taylor
nickdonohue ?Jun, 2002 AltLd dog Lost my nerve and pulled on in-situ thread near top 1st pitch. Nervy gear....thought it was desperate!
with Mike Peak
Lost my nerve and pulled on in-situ thread near top 1st pitch. Nervy gear....thought it was desperate!
with Mike Peak
steveb2006 1 Aug, 2001 2nd Roland leads main pitch after I fail on Aurora Borealis - vegetated. Lead top pitch.
with Roland Smith
Roland leads main pitch after I fail on Aurora Borealis - vegetated. Lead top pitch.
with Roland Smith
steveb2006 18 May, 2001 Lead
with Pete Carter
with Pete Carter
DubyaJamesDubya 12 Aug, 2000 Lead G/U
with Adrian Casey
with Adrian Casey
steveb2006 31 Mar, 2000 Lead
with Gareth Williams
with Gareth Williams
sadams 20 Aug, 1996 AltLd
with Hugh Cottom
with Hugh Cottom
andrew300169 ??, 1995 AltLd O/S
with nai
with nai
nai ??, 1995 AltLd
charlesmfrench 30 Jun, 1993 AltLd O/S 2,L.
with Dave Booth
2,L.
with Dave Booth
andrew300169 4 May, 1993 AltLd O/S
with nai
with nai
steveb2006 3 Apr, 1993 Lead
with Simon Mee
with Simon Mee
nickcanute ??, 1993 Lead
uphillnow ?Sep, 1992 2nd
with Mark Gray
with Mark Gray
steveb2006 20 May, 1992 Lead In one pitch
with Brian Hamilton
In one pitch
with Brian Hamilton
Roget 12 Apr, 1992 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
steveb2006 10 Sep, 1991 Lead Simon leads top pitch
with Simon Mee
Simon leads top pitch
with Simon Mee
jcw ?Jun, 1990 -
with Martin Harris
with Martin Harris
Neil R 20 May, 1990 2nd
with Mark
with Mark
Hidden 1 May, 1990 2nd rpt
Billg ?Mar, 1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1990 Lead O/S
ajtay ??, 1990 -
with Various
with Various
steveb2006 16 Aug, 1989 Lead Good climb doing it one long pitch
with Simon Mee
Good climb doing it one long pitch
with Simon Mee
Hidden 24 Jul, 1988 2nd β
steveb2006 25 Apr, 1988 Lead Do in 2 pitches. Lead first pitch
with Gez Morgan
Do in 2 pitches. Lead first pitch
with Gez Morgan
Hidden ??, 1983 Lead
Andy Nicholson ?Jul, 1978 Lead O/S
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