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An impressive pitch on great rock and with very sustained climbing, although the protection is less than comforting. Start at a thin right-trending crack below a tiny vertical corner at 10m.
Make thin moves up the crack to an easing. Follow the line of intermittent thin cracks 3m right of the tiny vertical corner to the top. © Rockfax

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Trickyw 16 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Quality E1 climbing on reasonable rock. Protection is hard won and lots of small wires. Micro-wires required for mid-height crux (5b) and these have to be got wherever you can find them as they tend to be flush to the rock (that’s Culm rock remember!). I think you would be ground swooping if these were to fail. Despite this it is well worth the trouble, but just take care.
 
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βeta: Quality E1 climbing on reasonable rock. Protection is hard won and lots of small wires. Micro-wires required for mid-height crux (5b) and these have to be got wherever you can find them as they tend to be flush to the rock (that’s Culm rock remember!). I think you would be ground swooping if these were to fail. Despite this it is well worth the trouble, but just take care.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
cdpuk 14 Sep 2nd β
with Rob Hinton, Peter Neden
with Rob Hinton, Peter Neden
th£wrecker 25 Aug, 2018 TR
with shunt
with shunt
Hidden 12 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 12 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S The first of three awesome routes on Blisterin' Barnacle Slab. Lovely to climb and keeps you interested all the way up... and has the best name for a climb in the Southwest. Jazz Discharge Party Hat had me chortling all the way to the top.
The first of three awesome routes on Blisterin' Barnacle Slab. Lovely to climb and keeps you interested all the way up... and has the best name for a climb in the Southwest. Jazz Discharge Party Hat had me chortling all the way to the top.
Nathan Chrismas 12 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S
with Lumbering Oaf, Laura
with Lumbering Oaf, Laura
Lizard Ollie 17 May, 2018 TR O/S Rope solo. Pretty sustained throughout but perhaps a mid-height crux section? Would definitely be a thought provoking lead above what little gear there was...
Rope solo. Pretty sustained throughout but perhaps a mid-height crux section? Would definitely be a thought provoking lead above what little gear there was...
ferdia 13 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Lou Reynolds
with Lou Reynolds
masa-alpin 10 May, 2017 2nd β Saya's first climb (lead) in the UK.
with Saya M, Naoko K
Saya's first climb (lead) in the UK.
with Saya M, Naoko K
JackM92 3 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S High HVS??? Hmmmm not sure about that. Climbing is slightly easier than on Blisterin Barnacle, but the gear isn't great, with a very run out section making a ground fall a possibility (from the crux).
High HVS??? Hmmmm not sure about that. Climbing is slightly easier than on Blisterin Barnacle, but the gear isn't great, with a very run out section making a ground fall a possibility (from the crux).
smartydh9 21 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Apr, 2015 2nd
Jelly Mould Surfer 28 Sep, 2014 2nd rpt
Jelly Mould Surfer 27 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Excellent climbing. Lots of pro, some would only slow me down though, but that's good too.
Excellent climbing. Lots of pro, some would only slow me down though, but that's good too.
J.A.Thomson ?Jul, 2014 2nd
Hidden ?Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 11 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
with Chris Becket
with Chris Becket
alexjz 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S Really enjoyed this. Nice moves, the gear could be better but there is lots of it, though very small. Definitely bring micro wires and lots of them as all the gear is tiny. Managed to lace this pitch with 13 pieces of gear! Glad the holds get better at the top as its covered in lichen and bird shite!
with Ayrton
Really enjoyed this. Nice moves, the gear could be better but there is lots of it, though very small. Definitely bring micro wires and lots of them as all the gear is tiny. Managed to lace this pitch with 13 pieces of gear! Glad the holds get better at the top as its covered in lichen and bird shite!
with Ayrton
Marti999 25 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
bigrob 15 Nov, 2011 TR
with caz neely
with caz neely
Hidden 19 Jun, 2010 2nd
Hidden 12 Jun, 2010 Lead
MGrock ??, 2010 Lead
Jon_Warner 12 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S Stiff start, not the easiest to protect. More like E1 5a/5b.
with Mark Glaister
Stiff start, not the easiest to protect. More like E1 5a/5b.
with Mark Glaister
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead
climbingpixie 19 Sep, 2008 2nd
with James
with James
Dan Shirley 8 Sep, 2006 TR O/S
rockpool ?Jun, 2005 2nd
with richard, pol
with richard, pol
Hidden 5 Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
anthony moore ?May, 2003 TR
Iain Brown 24 Jun, 2001 -
with Dave
with Dave
alan moore ??, 2000 -
andy_pemberton ??, 1999 Lead
Hidden 6 Jul, 1997 Lead
sdht 20 Jul, 1996 -
with Dave Ward
with Dave Ward
Mark Kemball ??, 1995 Lead
with Mark Soutar
with Mark Soutar
Hidden 3 Jul, 1991 -
Hidden 10 Jun, 1990 2nd O/S
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