Pleasure Dome

2 Stars
 E2 5c

Adjacent Routes
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1) 5c, 24m. Climb the crack steeply through the bulges then follow the right-trending groove to the small but comfortable stance on Pothole Wall. Quite hard work at the grade.
2) 5b, 14m. Traverse left to pass the bulges then finish back rightwards up the hanging rib and into the shrubs - exposed.
FA. Phil Wilson, Mark Walton, John Walker 1978


Tough for E2, more like E3 (as in 'On Peak Rock'). Did ground up gardening, to reveal ok ish gear and holds! A great seldom done(?)adventurous trad route.
Jules - 08/Jul/04

The line in NL pthot topo is wrong low down below the bulge - it should be further left. The description is accurate though.
ChrisC - 18/May/05

Superb moves and the gear is OK if you can find it! Seemed in reasonable condition as of today.
Chris Parson - 15/May/11

As far as I can make out, the line below the bulge in the topo is still wrong in the new Peak Limestone Rockfax. It should, surely, be further to the left, as per the old BMC definitive guide?
Charles Moreton - 17/Jun/13

I wonder how many people follow the correct line on p1 of this route nowadays? The new Rockfax topo IS also wrong: checked when at the crag last night with the assistance of the 1987 definitive guide's description and topo
Charles Moreton - 11/Jul/13

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