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Hanging Crack* E1 5b

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[Graeme trying is luck on The Overhanging Crack (E2 5c) at Bowden Doors, 2 kb]Start up Blind Wall, but at the bulges head up and rightwards to enter the wide and wrigglesome crack. © ROCKFAX
A fun romp past the boss into the steady wide crack. Reachy to protect the crux!

Photo: Graeme trying is luck on The Overhanging Crack (E2 5c) at Bowden Doors © saph
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

not brilliantly protectable.
danimal88 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with charlie

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Apr/12

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 31/Mar/12 with Sam

mav - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with JS

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/12

backpack - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

jev - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with HWUMC

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Ursula, Peter Hart

PeteH - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Naomi Hart

gypsy3006 - Lead O/S - 2010

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2010

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2010

Pretty mental at E1 I thought. Getting established over the bulge and into the top crack ain't easy and hasn't really got any gear worth having. Glad I wasn't leading.
Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Dave Warburton

Bold. Crux is getting established in the crack and gear below was poor. E1+
Dave Warburton - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Will Hunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/09

Fell off the move getting into second crack.. Sling is better than it looks for protection and stopped me from decking out!
odox - Lead dnf - 16/May/09 with Tom Pitchforth

jored - Apr/09 with Rachel

Hard one to protect
yarbles - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 05/Oct/08

Top section took a while to puzzle out, but it does not need to be a squirm. A good climb.
clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Mike Nuttall

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/07 with Chris Thain

stukent - TR - 2007

Poor protection at the crux, nice though
yarbles - Lead - 2007

Wasn't happy with the gear for getting into the second carck, so down climbed.
andymoin - Lead dnf - 09/Dec/06 with sandy

ChrisJD - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with Clare

Ryan Clancy - Lead O/S - 2001 with Ben McRae

Beardyman - 2000

My guidebook notes say t'was a bit scary..
Evoman - Solo - Jul/96 with Jonny Clarke et al

Ian Jones - Solo - 1995

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1995 with Karen Ghiselli

William Robertson - Solo O/S - 1994 with Emily

Yourlead - 2nd - 08/Jun/91 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/90

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Voting
Total votes cast 24
hard E20 of 9
E20 of 9
easy E24 of 9
hard E11 of 9
E13 of 9
easy E10 of 9
hard HVS1 of 9
HVS0 of 9
easy HVS0 of 9
hard 5c0 of 8
5c0 of 8
easy 5c2 of 8
hard 5b2 of 8
5b4 of 8
easy 5b0 of 8
hard 5a0 of 8
5a0 of 8
easy 5a0 of 8
3 Stars2 of 7
2 Stars1 of 7
1 Star4 of 7
0 Stars0 of 7
Bag of .....0 of 7
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 36 (11.1%)
Lead21 of 36 (58.3%)
Followed7 of 36 (19.4%)
Toproped1 of 36 (2.8%)
Unknown3 of 36 (8.3%)

'Climbed'13 of 36 (36.1%)
clean O/S18 of 36 (50.0%)
clean β1 of 36 (2.8%)
dnf4 of 36 (11.1%)