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Silica** E2 5c

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12m. To the right is a thin flake in an undercut slab. Gain the slab by using the flake (wires) and then continue precariously up the flake also utilising the right arete. Hard and scary. © ROCKFAX
FA. John Fleming 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Stanage Routes Graded List.

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This climb is in 103 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Baffled! After many attempts going back and forth I had to give up. Could not find any decent finger locks or footholds to get over the overhang with.
dprctr - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/13 with Fiona McFarlane

one fall, then clean. nails!
deacondeacon - Lead - 01/Sep/12

Gudge - 2nd - Aug/12 with Cliff Shasby

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Jun/12

Tony Little - Lead rpt - 05/May/12 with Merk

Found this really hard, I wouldn't have complained if it got E3. And definitely hard for 5c. Crackin' route though, could do with better gear at the top of the crack. Got pumped fiddling a crap wire in.
Ewano - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Tough, good climbing, backed off previously. Well pleased to get up this :) Abseiled for gear as getting dark.
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/12 with Jim

Hard
thetradlad - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/12 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - 2nd dog - 05/Mar/12 with Jake Lodge

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

top rope with a few mates, felt realy stiff for the grade. joe didn't get it clean and i did ha!
LukeP LCC - TR O/S - 20/Nov/11 with joe brown, pete pounds, steve kirman

Desperate.
stuaart - Lead - 12/Nov/11 with Neil Redgrave

Matt Cooke - Lead dog - 29/Oct/11 with Tom Skelhon

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 23/Sep/11 with Thomas Renshaw

Was very windy so gave it a quick blast on top-rope. Felt desperate.
Alex Winter - TR - 19/Sep/11 with Doug

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

geddicakes - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with John Bramwell

Got established on the slab twice but could not see how to proceed and fell onto gear. Rigged up a top rope and did the moves. This is a great climb but definately beyond me to lead clean onsite. Could it be E3?
chris wyatt - TR RP - 16/Apr/11

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11 with Adam Gill

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/10

Hard and scary, especially as I didn't have the right gear for the higher part of the crack.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Cat Black

helios - 2nd - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

met the floor
GuyVG - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

mark20 - 2nd dog - 04/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

burto - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with hertha

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Dec/09

think it was 2009. definitely hard for 5c. and for e2. did this the same day as seconding fern groove and thought this a lot harder. very good though
Alex@home - Lead dog - Sep/09

JulesV - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Shauna Cunningham

Shauna - 2nd dog - 05/Aug/09 with Jules

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/09

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Dave Parton, Alistair Shore, Nige, adam ellwood

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/09

Felt really hard for E2, had to try quite hard!
sparkass - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Rob Lovatt

Only gear I could find was at the bottom of the flake crack! Potentially messy
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/09 with Ollie

Several lobs from the flake - then suffered hot aches. One to come back for. On a warmer day.
jibberingwreck - Lead dnf - 02/Jan/09 with Bolehillbilly

fell on overhang more than once,nearly got it
Martin Haworth - Lead dnf - 30/Nov/08 with Andy

Yeh...bit tricky this one!
wilchivs - Lead dnf - 18/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08

Apharri - 2nd - Jun/08 with Andre Hedger

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

feilx - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with john

possibly hardest E2 ever done, stiff pull followed by increasingly scary tenuous climbing, brilliant!
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with mick radford

Hidden - TR - 10/Apr/07

Nicos - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/07 with pete graham

JonBray - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/06 with John Nightingale

Finally got up something clean after struggling with multiple failures. Brilliant little route, bit thuggy through overlap then technical and a little bold.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Alex

Ropeboy - Lead - 22/Apr/06

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/06 with martina

Boy - 2006

oldmanrivers - Lead - 2006

shark - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/05 with Karl Walton

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/04 with Iain Mount

Daniel Armitage - Lead RP - 14/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/03

Duncan I - Lead - Apr/03 with Al Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/02

Hidden - 2002

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 16/Feb/01 with Muir Morton

Obi-Wan is lost... - 2nd - 20/Feb/00 with Adam

Hidden - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

r0b - Lead dnf - 16/Oct/99

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99

chris sm - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/99 with Jon Pearson

sadams - Lead - 10/Jun/99 with Hugh Cottom

Simon Pearce - 1999

Billg - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/98 with Duncan Poole

MONKEY78 - 2nd - May/98 with SCUM, William Wilson

bigphil - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/98 with Calum

Chad123 - Lead - Apr/98 with Will

Hidden - Lead - 15/Feb/98

Mark Riley - 2nd - 1997 with Richard Ibberson

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/95

John Southworth - Solo O/S - Jul/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/95

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 02/May/94 with Anne Arran, Tim Gould

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/May/94 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 03/May/93 with mik

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/93

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/92 with Gavin, Martin, Sam and Simon

NeilGriffiths - 1992

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Oct/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/91

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

phardman - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/89 with John Lloyd

Rich Kirby - Lead - 1989 with Will (S. Williamson)

John Marsland - Lead - 15/Jun/85

Mark Kemball - Lead - 04/May/83 with Paul Clark

andy gittins - 1982

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1980

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 103 (1.0%)
Lead66 of 103 (64.1%)
Followed21 of 103 (20.4%)
Toproped4 of 103 (3.9%)
Unknown11 of 103 (10.7%)

'Climbed'44 of 103 (42.7%)
clean O/S38 of 103 (36.9%)
clean rpt5 of 103 (4.9%)
clean RP2 of 103 (1.9%)
dogged6 of 103 (5.8%)
dnf8 of 103 (7.8%)