Purgatory | E8 Trad climb at Back Bowden Doors


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Adam Watson
Added at 17:02 on 25 February 2021
Angus Davidson
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Added at 19:04 on 22 April 2024


3 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Adam Watson Lead | worked Jan 2014
First ascent.

The day I did it was cold and I managed to top rope it first try so had no excuse other then to go for the lead. The landing isn't too bad and if you fall from low you'll be fine. The wall is so steep, and it has a nasty slab underneath, so the higher you climb the more the fall will hurt, but I luckily never had to test the landing! [1]


[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/01/adam_watson_climbs_into_purgatory_e8_7b_back_bowden-68671

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvRYIUMQlII

David Murray Lead | worked 25th Nov 2017
Second ascent.
Angus Davidson Lead | worked 14th Apr 2024