Rockfax Description
This one follows the remains of the once-classic Vladimir and the Beast. Start right of Strap-Up up a crack, and trend leftwards to a thread. Continue to a peg near Strap-Up, then move back right and follow the gear up the steep wall to the top. © Rockfax

FA. P.Donnithorne 15/May/1993

Steve Crowe 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Abseil inspection to check out the crucial gear at the end of the bold traverse.

with KM
Greg Cunningham 08/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Bold slab protected by a couple of nuts cammed in small pockets. Great varied climbing.

with Debbie
Billg 30/May/16 Lead O/S
with Rich Millier
Ricky Rocks 30/May/16 2nd β
Misha 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with Eszter
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Great stuff. Love climbing in the leap, add to the fact that this was unchalked made it even better. Felt a little questy climbing away from the thread. I got a micro-cam and a side-ways RP a little above the thread. More excitement ensued when a foothold broke just after I got to the threads - luckily my finger was so deep in a pocket I didn't fall off! Tricky climbing by the threads.

Gary Gibson ??/2015 -
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
tim newton 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S

E4 and not soft. The slab between the thread and peg is bold (dangerous). You can get some gear just above the thread, but then I only had one poor wire half way between that and the peg. 5b/c climbing but with ground fall potential. Then a complete change in style, safe, juggy and steep. Decent route, between 1 and 2 stars.

Rachel Slater 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S
remus 17/May/14 Lead dnf

Got to the first thread and just wasnt feeling it. Tricky to read.

nathanlee 19/Apr/14 2nd
with Rob Greenwood
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Gwen Lancashire
Dave Turnbull, BMC 14/Jul/13 2nd
with Pete the Vet
feilx 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice route that needs more traffic to keep it clean.

with Andy L
owenH ??/2011 -
Toby Dunn 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Joe Bawden
Toby Dunn 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve
Steve Long ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/99 Lead O/S
michael burrows 01/Apr/97 2nd
with andy boorman
Rich Kirby ??/1991 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/87 -
Mike Owen 20/Jul/86 Lead O/S

Was called "Vladimir and the beast" before it fell down (ie. at the time we did it).

with Elaine Owen
ukb shark ?/Jul/86 Lead dnf

Orig started up Vladimir & the Beast (RIP) escaped into Down & Out dislodging a TV sized block with Grin runing back trying to pull me off.

with Grin
High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
Low E4
High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
Votes cast 10
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 10
Votes cast 10
Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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