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Calvary*** E4 6a

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[Calvary Area, 3 kb]18m. An immaculate test of nerve and ability; protection is just adequate. Start up a crack then swing out left and make a fierce mantel to reach a creaking flake. Up this then move left up a shallow scoop to a ledge (crucial small Friend). Layback up and teeter right, or move right and climb the headwall direct - harder. © ROCKFAX
FA. Gabe Regan 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Stanage Routes Graded List, Good E4s, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties.

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This climb is in 171 logbooks, and on 68 wishlists.

What a great route! My second E4 onsight and what a belter! Protection is surprisingly good bearing in mind the guide calls it a 'classic gritstone frightener' and all of it can be placed from relatively comfortable positions'
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Ben Cole

jamesturnbull - Lead - 13/Mar/14

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/14 with dave turnbull

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/14

Awesome, first E4. So chuffed with this, mantel was hard but the move at the top from the good hold felt hard as well. Held it together topping out on slopey pinchey holds. Super pumped! Size 1 friend is the one you need!
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Tom Frost

TRFrost - 2nd dog - 2014 with J. Hulbert

One fall, one preplaced bit of gear. A tainted ascent but one I am very proud of since I couldn't do it on a top rope. Thanks bill
rurp - Lead - 12/Nov/13

fell off the mantel first go, quite a swing...nearly took out Will! Lowered, pulled the ropes and did the route 2nd go. The crux is the lower mantelshelf, found the upper crux easier than i expected.
tim newton - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13 with will goldsmith

Dan Bates - 27/Sep/13

Cud not do the top slab used to much energy on the bottom part!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/13

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Haydn

had no gear for the top moves fashioned something together that i didn't want to even sit on the just went for it, brilliant route!
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with deacon, duncan

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/13

went up with first gear at top of easy start in place. onsight apart from that, absolutely amazing climbing. it just keeps coming at you! i now realise the handful of other grit e4s i've done where soft.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 18/Feb/13 with sean

mikeski - Lead O/S - Nov/12

sparkass - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Rob Lovatt

Hidden - TR - 13/Oct/12

Hidden - TR dog - 07/Oct/12

Fell off the rockover then lead. First proper E4. (Ground up)
deacondeacon - Lead - 01/Sep/12

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with Andrew Deckon

barni - TR rpt - 26/Aug/12

Apharri - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with John Lynch

top class.
john lynch - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/12 with adam harrison

1 rest
mark schramm - TR dog - 24/Mar/12 with si

Failed on the mantle!
Sean Kelly - TR dnf - 24/Mar/12 with Simon ?, Mark Scramm

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/12

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/12 with Mark

wi11 - Lead RP - 16/Jan/12 with Marcus, Nat

Bob - 2012

Hidden - Lead β - 2012

A little apprehensive as hadn't climb grit or trad for a while but after backing off the mantle first go, went pretty easily. Top crux felt easy and pretty safe with a couple of small cams.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11

Found the mantle easy, moving left took some time and then had placed the "crucial small friend" as my first runner so frigged some gear in the break and after an age went for it but fell...defiantly one to come back for!
wi11 - Lead dnf - 12/Nov/11 with Meg

First E4 and probably the best single pitch climb i've done. Very exciting moves at the top!!
roberto18 - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Top lead by Rob!he literally ran up the 1st section and completed the mantlshelf on pure adrenaline!,suitably rested he cruised up the next section to the ledge,bit of gear in, then "went" for the top. his best onsight to date. I on the other hand struggled like mad on the mantleshelf,(just not supple enough)and was pumped for the next section,and glad to reach the ledge and a rest,then just managed to top out clean,fingers uncurling with every move.Great climb,4 stars.
mike bridges - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with Robert Bridges

happy i didn't try on sight, was still a bit damp. Hard mantle
pipof747 - Lead RP - 13/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

akhughes - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

Jack Loftus - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/11 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/11

Stunning.. Led after Paul.
JRae - Lead - 24/May/11 with P Latham

Tried first but couldn't commit, came back down then led it after Mike. Well chuffed, wicked route.
thomasadixon - Lead β - 08/May/11 with Mike

Brilliant! managed to get 3 rps in the final break which I think would have just about held a fall. Pretty gripping at the top..
billb - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Mark Warnet

Rachel Slater - 2nd β - 27/Mar/11 with Jon Fane

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Adam Gill

David Smith - 2011

onsight! first e4 as well. amazing moves. crux move pumped me out so badly (even after the good rest) i climbed to the top shaking like hell with only the gear before the crux below me! intense times! bomber 0.5 cam though!
masonwoods101 - Lead O/S - 2011

jfane - Lead O/S - 2011

phil64 - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/10 with Sam M, Rik

Brannock - 2nd - 13/Nov/10

Sweet move off the undercut but I think the mantelshelf near the start is the crux.
HamishD - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with John Brannock

Been waiting for this one for a while. Classic climb and didn't think the pro was too bad. Found the mantle to be the single hardest move.
highlux - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

The crux rockover/mantel near the start took me two goes, the rest was just about ok, although I couldn't feel much and it was going dark. Really good route, good lead by Neil on a lot of small gear.
Si dH - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/10 with Neil Furniss

Dogmusher - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Marc Weisner

Jethro - Lead - Aug/10 with Richard Sharpe

A brilliant route, been wanting to do this for years. I found the mantel the hardest bit but it felt well-protected. The finish was fine once I committed but I was a little worried by the gear in the break! Climbed the direct finish up the headwall.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Cat Black

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

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

thought I was gonna die. very fiddly gear to place.
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Fell from the crux on the flash...just! Got 2nd go. Brilliant.
Tez29 - Lead RP - 28/May/10 with Tom, Ivan

willoates - TR β - 04/May/10 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/10

pie_eater_pete - Lead β - Apr/10

first time on an E4, very good experience
Rowansb - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Brown - 2nd - 19/Dec/09 with Harry Westaway, Simon Westaway

westaway - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/09

Hidden - Dec/09

Jonathan Hall - TR - 10/Oct/09 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - TR - 10/Oct/09 with Wee man

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/09 with Malcolm Scott

natalietanzer - 2nd - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/09

craig d - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Simon Kincaid

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - TR dog - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Apr/09

Amazing!
Nom - Lead RP - 18/Apr/09 with Joe Bream

Harald - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09

michaelja - 2nd - Feb/09

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jan/09

Hidden - TR - 03/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

stephenhartley - 2nd dog - 2009 with Burns

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/08 with Steve barrat

jamesturnbull - Lead - Dec/08 with steve h

Not very sustained, couple of hardish moves between rests.
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/08 with Neil Pope

First E4 onsight :) Felt pretty steady too, need to try some E5s now!
Sean_J - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Matt

Boy - Oct/08

Hidden - TR dog - 31/Mar/08

Took two attempts to get the mantel. Lovely route.
alaan - Lead - 30/Mar/08 with Ian

led on Al's gear, 2nd go after failing on mantel, a bit touch an go. One to do again. Brilliant climbing
Ian Broome - Lead - 30/Mar/08 with Al

Awesome route, good technical moves with a spicy atmosphere.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/07

the perfect grit trad climb. butch start and mantle followed by slightly bold, sustained grit shuffling moves between the breaks. glad i waited for a cold day.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/07 with Steve Robinson

Awesome route, continuously interesting, spent more time worrying about failing than i did climbing as ive wanted to do it for so long, crux felt 5c.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Vash

willackers - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Tom Mills, Dan Walker

Found the mantel shelf very hard since i have pretty long legs. Fantastic climbing above, can't wait to be able to lead it.
sam8oy - TR dog - 22/Sep/07 with John

Got very pumped placing the first bit of gear in the initial crack which made the rockover very tough
sam8oy - Lead dnf - 14/Sep/07 with Paul

Joe Dove - TR - 22/Jul/07 with paul

Hidden - Lead - Jul/07

feilx - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Dave M

craig matheson - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/07

Hidden - 10/Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/06 with martina

JonBray - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/06

Awesome route, can't recommend it highly enough.
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Jon Box

Lex_2004 - 2nd - 08/Feb/06 with Will Harris

Will_he_fall - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/06 with Amy

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/05

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Oct/05

3rd or 4th attempt over a number of years! The mantle is not very pleasant for the taller gentleman.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2005

very hot day
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 01/May/04 with Viv

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/03

Gus - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/02

onsight, 1st e4 onsight
lx - Lead O/S - Mar/02

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 09/May/01 with Joe le Sage

tuftynick - 2001

Ropeboy - Lead - 30/Apr/00

nickdonohue - 2nd - 26/Mar/00 with David ?, Sue Pinner

1 fall near top, then clean. very scarey route for leader
ellie macpherson - 2nd - Sep/99 with matt smith, Ian Holmes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/99

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - Sep/98 with Paul Tanton/Suzy

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/98 with Dad

MONKEY78 - 2nd O/S - May/98 with Dave Ferguson

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - Apr/98 with David

ellis - Lead O/S - Feb/98 with Sam Chinnery

JonBray - Lead dog - 1998

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Nov/97 with Parish Chauhan

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 09/May/95 with mik

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/May/95

Maybe with Simon Marsh
shark - Lead - 10/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/95

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 15/Oct/94 with Julian Cooper

mikedelderfield - Lead RP - 01/May/94 with Steven Delderfield

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/93 with jon

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/93 with Phil

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

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 20/Sep/92 with Rick Kerr

Hidden - Lead β - 20/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/90

Hidden - TR - 24/Apr/90

Billg - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/89

Hidden - TR - 21/Sep/89

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/89

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Hidden - Lead - 1988

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

shark - Lead dnf - 27/Apr/86 with Paul Hempstock

Mike Owen - 27/Oct/85 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/84

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

Mark Kemball - Lead - 23/Oct/82 with Andy Gittins

mark-abz - TR - 03/Oct/82 with John S

andy gittins - 1982

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

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Style of ascent

Lead102 of 171 (59.6%)
Followed33 of 171 (19.3%)
Toproped20 of 171 (11.7%)
Unknown16 of 171 (9.4%)

'Climbed'64 of 171 (37.4%)
clean O/S71 of 171 (41.5%)
clean β6 of 171 (3.5%)
clean rpt4 of 171 (2.3%)
clean RP8 of 171 (4.7%)
dogged12 of 171 (7.0%)
dnf6 of 171 (3.5%)