45m. A quality climb, with a bold start, which takes a rightward-rising line across Rob's slab. Climb the smooth slab just left of Rob's Crack to a good handhold at 4m and continue through a steeper area to a concretion. Gain a standing position on this and traverse rightwards across Rob's Crack; then move up on thin holds (the crux of Four Steps to Heaven)to a thin horizontal crack. Follow this rightwards to a good horizontal break (on Volume Eleven), step right again, and follow a line of concretions to the top.

I Butterworth, P Clarke 27/Apr/2002

Ticklists: Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20.


ClimberDateStyle
Puckle 29/Jun 2nd dog

Greased off a foot hold on the lower section which I was a bit miffed about, it had been raining, then got back on and did the rest clean, if pulling off two of the handholds in the 'concretion' section is acceptable (I stayed on)

with Jeffo
mjeffery 29/Jun Lead O/S
with Ando
SGD 11/Jun Lead

Reading my log book comments on when I followed Dale up this and how it felt today is some contrast. The start is now quite polished and was fairly harrowing as I couldnt get any gear in by the hold at 4m and the concretetions in the later part are slowly disintegrating.

Hidden 19/Apr Lead
Hidden 19/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/16 TR
Hidden 09/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Felix Ottey 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S
markfromstoke 13/May/16 2nd
with Ian, Steve N
ian d f 13/May/16 Lead rpt
with Mark
Hidden 02/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Matt Smith 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Got a fair bit of gear in and the crux of Fours Steps... didn't feel as bad as when I did that. Only my second lead of the grade though so can't comment on difficulty. Start was bold though.

clipskipper 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Very thin start. After that, everything seems easier

Sophie Nunn 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Scott
AlexD 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Goes off on a bit of a wander after the cruxy unprotected start!

Hidden 18/Jul/15 -
MoWalker3 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Lead o/s to update the hardest route thingy. All "" are lead onsight

with Cormac
Paul Baller 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with matt stevens
felixizzy 13/Apr/15 TR dog
with shunt
pablosordo ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/14 TR
evhall 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

A very enjoyable excursion

with Mike B
Hidden ?/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hidden 16/May/14 Lead O/S
riddle 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
zadurrani 14/Sep/13 2nd
with riddle
petegunn 02/Aug/13 Lead

An excellent route taking in the whole slab.

with Davina
Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Dawlish 01/Jul/13 Lead
with Sasa
SGD 26/Aug/12 2nd

The start is the hardest move, not another 5c move on it. Very nice climbing though, it's a bit fragile towards the top.

with Dale
thomasadixon 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Tricky move (I'm sure I had good gear...) and then a bit of a romp. Nice climb but soft.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 19/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 12/Aug/12 TR dog
Hidden 12/Aug/12 TR O/S
Dale ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S

A good route start not as run out as I thought it was going to be. There's a good micro nut at the first good hand hold. Easy E3 felt like I was climbing very well all flowing nice.

with stu
Pete Rigby 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 15/Jul/12 2nd dog
Didymus 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Expecting to solo the start but found some hard to place micro-wires

with Rich
gripped01 ?/Oct/10 Lead
with Rimon Than
Phil PBC ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with henry castle
Huntlyfiddler 16/Aug/10 2nd
bpmclimb 16/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Worth E3 for the serious start.

with Clare
upontop 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Julie
Neil Tucker ?/Sep/08 Lead
with Andras Pinter
ian d f ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Mark Davies PK 14/Oct/07 Lead O/S

A good adventure - worth 2 stars

with Paul Robertson
Paul Robertson 14/Oct/07 2nd rpt
Huntlyfiddler 07/Oct/07 2nd
bpmclimb 07/Oct/07 Lead β

Good climb. Not sure if it's worth three stars though.

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 24/Sep/07 2nd
bpmclimb 24/Sep/07 Lead dnf

Got up the bold start to the pancake, then down came the rain. Had to retreat.

with Clare
bpmclimb 24/Sep/07 Lead dnf

Slab dried off so had another go - got a few moves further, then it rained again. I'm not going back to FCQ unless the forcast is fantastic.

with Clare
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Lead O/S
guy xavier percival 28/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with paul
KRB 21/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Chris & Martin
JamieAyres 29/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
cornishben ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S
with Ian Butterworth, Richard Nadin
Hidden 26/Jul/04 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
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