Improbability Drive* E3 6b
[Improbability Drive, 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
Start in the centre of the wall and climb a short crack and thin flakes to a good break. Use a small pebble to pull up the wall to a break. Finish more easily up right. E2 6a for technicians? © ROCKFAX

FA. John Hart 1978

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests.

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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

So nearly onsighted!! Got my hand in the break but just couldn't quite stick it. Got it second go with a bit more technique than the "just yard on the pebble" that I used first time. Still hard pebble pulling but really fun!
Teappleby - Lead G/U - 15/Apr/15 with Hannah Richardson, Nick Priestley, Calum Wadsworth, Matt Ferrier

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/14

First onsight of 6b. easy start and finish so i'ts only a couple of moves of 6b but what a brilliant crux! Had to 'pop' from pebble to the good break above. A hot day was starting to really warm up so touch and go whether I could hold that pebble. A lovely route!
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Keith Swainson

mark20 - Lead O/S - 11/May/14

Pete Rigby - Lead dog - 28/Sep/13 with Raff

samt - 2013

Harry Chaplin - Lead rpt - Oct/12

E2 6a surely
Apharri - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/12 with John Lynch

john lynch - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with adam harrison

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Jan/12

Dirk Uhlig - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11

Fergus Cuthill - Lead dog - 17/Apr/10

JulesV - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/09

Coel Hellier - Lead - 24/Apr/09

tuftynick - 2nd O/S - Apr/09 with Dean

galpinos - 2nd dog - 21/Feb/09 with Ben

ellis - Lead O/S - 2009 with Rob Gibson

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Dec/08

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Chris Wall

Good fun pulling pebbles
fizzy_elephant - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Lloyd Betsworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/02

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2000

buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 30/Aug/99

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/97 with Roy Thomas

ste_d - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/97 with mik

Hidden - Lead - Jul/96

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/95

Hidden - 01/May/94

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 01/May/94 with Steven Delderfield

year a guess
shark - Lead - 1994

Hidden - 1994

Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/93 with Bob Marks

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

Hidden - TR - 21/Sep/89

sadams - Lead dnf - 12/Sep/86 with Mark Bonham

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
islandlynx, Graham Booth, Oddjob, Owen W-G, martroberts, Batt, Dr Caterpillar, JonBray

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