Rockfax Description
The arete above the initial wall of Prisoner of Conscience extends the quality climbing. Start just right of the large block.
Follow Prisoner of Conscience to the good break. The hanging arete above has some perplexing moves that gain easier but bold climbing rightwards to a lower-off. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From the resting ledge on Prisoner of Conscience climb the bulging arete on the right to jugs. Pull on to a juggy wall and traverse right to finish at the Bullworker lower-off.

M J Crocker, F Haden 13/Aug/1994

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, West Country projects, 20 Routes For 2017, Brean Down Sports Climbs.

Luke Dawson 04/Dec/17 Lead β

done the start before, onsight on the top, getting to the chains was exciting..

Tom Corras 02/Dec/17 Lead β

Flashed the top, had climbed prisoner start already

blaza1 26/Nov/17 Lead RP

2nd go

with Lizzy
Hidden 19/Nov/17 Lead dog
tommccluskey 12/Nov/17 Lead RP

Second go - so nice to be back climbing! :)

with blaza1
brices 23/Sep/17 Lead RP

Pretty stiff

with Llinos
quiffhanger 02/Jan/17 Lead RP
with Adam Ryan, Rachel
W d c ??/2017 Lead RP


with BILL G
Wendy 11/Dec/16 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Nov/16 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Oct/16 Lead dog
nickmoulden ?/Aug/16 Lead β

Link up

with zoe bidula
Rosea Day 30/Apr/16 Lead RP

First rp

drcorbasisgod 29/Apr/16 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Nov/15 Lead RP
Kris suriyo 09/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Gary
eddieclimb 28/Jun/15 Lead RP

Oh yeah, BOOM! 2rp today after previous day working.

Nick Russell 01/Feb/15 Lead RP

Third go of the session (after dropping it from the last hard move on the second). Pleased to get it done - it's taken me longer than any other project to date but the process was mostly enjoyable! As expected, it all just fell into place on the successful attempt, leaving me wondering what all the fuss was about.

Hidden 31/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 30/Jan/15 Lead dog

Undercut on Prisoner was seeping. Still managed to link through it shortly after thorough drying but fell off upper crux. Discovered a minor beta tweak and climbed all the way to the (Bullworker) chains to avoid any surprises.

Nick Russell 10/Jan/15 Lead dog

Progress... Climbed through the upper crux to jugs above final bolt but too low on skin/energy/psyche to get through start of Prisoner.

Nick Russell 02/Jan/15 Lead dog

I have a plausible sequence, but it's not easy!

Nick Russell 19/Dec/14 Lead dog

The perplexing moves are in fact perplexing. Got some ideas though.

Holister 15/Nov/14 Lead RP

Didn't like it at first but then ending up loving it, apart from the lack of belay bolts. using bullworker makes it a bitch to strip.

with tomar
Hidden 30/Mar/14 Lead RP
Ellis Butler-Barker 16/Mar/14 Lead RP

Hardest 7c at Brean in my opinion!

Ramon Marin 16/Mar/14 Lead RP

send 2nd go, proper good route, maybe the most under rated route at Brean. Unlike most Brean routes, this is solid at 7c. fantastic moves at the top and exciting run out

with viki harvey
Jon_Warner 11/Jan/14 Lead dog


with Jenni
peaches69 12/May/13 Lead RP

2nd rp, good finish for prisoner

with luke
pezzerrr 17/Mar/13 Lead RP
brices 03/Mar/13 Lead dog

To the last bolt then floundered

with Tomar
olliebenzie ??/2013 -

Done with the start of Chulilla (yeah another brean link up) - 'Chuli Did It' - 7b+

brices 09/Jun/12 Lead dog
with james marshal, rupert
Tom Heslam 23/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Rosea
_m.cox_ 29/Oct/11 Lead RP
James Marshall 07/Aug/11 Lead RP

Better than prisoner of conscience

with Tom Ball
Ricky Rocks 09/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead RP
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead RP
Billg 05/Mar/11 Lead RP
with James Kauntze
Hidden 08/Jan/11 Lead RP
Kev Little ??/2009 Lead RP
Paul Robertson 28/Aug/08 Lead dog

A layaway has broken, making the first moves a little harder.

Paul Robertson 08/Aug/08 Lead dog

Linked the crux of Prisoner twice. Linked the top section with the top bolt clipped.

with Mark Courtiour
Paul Robertson 22/Jul/08 Lead dog

linked in two overlapping sections.

Paz 18/Jun/06 Lead dog

Well, lead it with the top bolt preclipped. Linked the crux (of Prisoner of Conscience) again though

with PS
guy xavier percival 17/Mar/06 Lead RP
with paul
Hidden ??/2006 Lead RP
Ally Smith ??/2006 -
jfletcher 29/Oct/95 Lead RP
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