Magical Mr. Mephistopheles

2 Stars

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Good climbing, heading for the open scoop right of The Bad Seeds. Swing left at the top to shared lower-off with The Bad Seeds.
FA. Pete Oxley 1.11.1994


The original grade of 6b+ seems about right for this route - it is certainly no harder than The Watchman. Better than Glamour Cat or 1789 - the rock in the top half is excellent.
tom rainbow - 14/May/01

Wonderful interesting climbing.
stone - 17/May/01

Excellent climbing but if felt like 6c to me. The 2nd clip is a bit dodgy as you have to hang on a friable hold to reach the staple.
Chris Shorter - 01/Oct/01

Felt a lot harder than Glamour Cat to me, but it was a hot muggy day. Great route, definitely 2 star if it wasnt for the bird shit at the break.
Al Evans - 23/Jun/03

Ah yes, the bird shit encrusted break - reminds me of Swanage somewhat... I though the climbing above half height was superb and better than anything on Glamour Cat.
Ben Stokes - 19/Oct/04

Excellent climbing, but finding a good hold to clip the 2nd bolt off is quite trying if nothing is chalked. The crux is enjoyably technical and you need a little bit of umph left for the move to the last runner.
John Alcock - 23/Apr/07

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