Cave Eliminate** E2 6a
[Fiddling in crucial pro before the exquisite upper crux sequence on Cave Eliminate., 2 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
Full on at the grade! A boulder problem start f6A+ up a leaning rib leads to a ledge at 5m (or traverse from the left reducing the grade to 5c). Pull through the notch in the roof with difficulty and finish up the wall on sloping holds. © ROCKFAX

FA. John Allen 1973

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Fiddling in crucial pro before the exquisite upper crux sequence on Cave Eliminate. © Photo: Duz Walker
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This climb is in 125 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

failed on the first hard move, weighted the rope and got it second try. only really skipped the first easier move.
strudles - 2nd dog - 15/Aug/15

Bit of a fight and fright on this. Fell from pocket of boulder problem first attempt, cam in hole too low and decked onto pad, shaken but unhurt. Few minutes of regrouping and calming down then tried again and got it. Spent about 20 minutes on ledge trying to work out next move through notch, up and down a few times, trying to stay calm. Facing large lob if failed move. Finally decided on move involving high heel in break and left hand on nobble, and got the gorgeous hold above fairly easily. Rest of route as Rockfax describes, placed one undercammed no.3 Camelot. Took about another 20mins to set up belay, faffing around due to all the excitement. Thanks to Stephen for his patience and encouragement. Can't claim onsight but I'm still quite please with how I did on it, it's clearly a stout challenge for E2!
manwithacam - Lead - 15/Aug/15 with Stephen

drysori - TR - 20/Apr/15

Hidden - 2015

Its all about the rock over
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 30/Sep/14

dr_botnik - Lead dnf - 30/Sep/14 with Andy

Gudge - Lead dnf - 16/Jul/14 with Charles Moreton

ashtond6 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14

seemed bold to do roof at the top, ankle smasher?!?
ashtond6 - Lead dnf - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Dan Arkle - 2014

Always been intimidated by this one but got inspired watching some chap demo the crux and it looked totally doable. Also got some essential gear thrown up when he pointed out I'd need a really big and a really small cam (I was glad for it) so didn't feel at all onsight. 5c start too but wouldn't fancy direct without pads. Classy crux move.
Owen W-G - Lead β - 06/Oct/13 with Preston Matt

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/13

Too scared to do the first moves so traversed in. To scared to go up from the ledge so moved onto the climb next door.
MikeLeeds - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/13 with John McMahon

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/May/13

Ground up - fell off the start a few times. Seemed hard for V3/6a. Upper crux was steady when I committed.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/13

Rad. onsight although did climb up and down the boulder problem before committing. No pads
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

saffy - Lead O/S - 2013

Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2013 with Cat Black

Tough bouldery start, in the end solved by getting a heel on the potruding lump and using a pocket that avoided detection on the first two goes, which I was a little annoyed about... good route.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/12

V3 start - brill
soph - Sent - 19/Oct/12 with Rocio, Andy Reeve, jon morgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/12

previously backed off 2nd crux for want of a small cam. did fine this time but felt well stiff for want of the good regosity for left hand. lovely climbing
w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with pat

A battle all the way to the top!
shed_hed - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/12 with Alun Freem

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/12

maddy.c - 31/Mar/12

Billg - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Dave Gregory

missed boulder start
john lynch - 2nd O/S - 29/Feb/12 with adam harrison

Avoided boulder start due to damp
Apharri - Lead O/S - Feb/12 with John Lynch

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 28/Oct/11 with nelil

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Little Chris

markalmack - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with shiobhan

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/11 with Tom

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

geddicakes - 2nd - 25/May/11 with Mike Hayes

hard and bold move up from the ledge
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

uphillnow - 2011

Tophe - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Oct/10

batterj2 - TR dnf - 19/Jul/10 with Will Ceuppens

Will_Maxwell - Lead dnf - 30/May/10 with Debbie Armstrong, Tim Lewis

Jumped off the start a few times, then manned up and did it. Second crux felt fine. Didn't have any decent gear for the upper section, so escaped onto Cave Arete.
withey - Lead dog - 19/May/10 with Nick Mattia

Alex@home - Lead rpt - May/10 with The Doctor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/10

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/10

Hidden - Sent O/S - Apr/10

First E2 2nd
peppermill - 2nd - 07/Mar/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Boy - Oct/09 with Nige Kershaw

frost - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with N Griffiths

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 23/Aug/09 with Simon Frost

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Apr/09

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Alan

Annoyingly I fell on the first few moves! I was holding the wrong hold with my right hand for my rockover onto the horn! Really big reach up for the pocket and then an awkward move onto the ledge. The next section is probably even harder but managed to stay on this. Really big reach for a poor hold up right, small rockover move for another poor hold for left hand, right hand out right, right foot out right, then rockover and up onto another poor hold! Awesome, but I thought very hard!
Reaver2k - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/09 with Tom Dixon

Boulder problem to ledge. Should have flashed it but had a lack of commitment on he first go.
Oli - Sent x - 06/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/08

andyebbens - 2nd - 17/Aug/08 with Steve E and Luke

Skell - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Kelvin

craig d - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/07

Hidden - Sent x - 12/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/07

jamesturnbull - 2007

boulder start at v3 i think
jonnyboy - Sent x - 02/Jan/06 with Paul A

dan gibson - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/05

alicia - 2nd - Nov/05 with Ali K

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2005 with Dave Morris

Couldn't fit on the 6a, did the 5c version
LankyPaddy - 2nd β - 23/Sep/04

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/03

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 31/May/03 with John Nightingale

Hidden - TR - 08/Aug/02

DubyaJamesDubya - Jun/02 with Martin Flint

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/May/02

Hidden - TR - 22/May/01

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/00 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - TR - 19/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Chris the Tall - TR - May/99 with Bill G

DavidEvans - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/99 with adam ellwood

Simon Pearce - 1999

Hidden - TR - 15/Feb/98

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/97 with mik

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/97 with Dave Plummer

Jon Read - Lead O/S - 1997

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 09/Apr/96 with Robert Durran

Rich Kirby - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/95

Hidden - 27/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/95

nai - Lead - 1995

ChrisJD - Lead - 1995 with AlB

NickJH - Aug/94

Hidden - TR - 19/Jun/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/94

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/94

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/May/93 with Steven Delderfield

Roget - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/91 with jon

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 18/May/91 with KM

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

steve taylor - 1987

Hidden - Lead - Sep/86

Hammy - Solo - 26/Apr/86

Hidden - Lead - 1986

6a start only
John Marsland - Solo dnf - 08/Jun/85

sadams - 2nd - 17/Jun/84 with Pete Herrod

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/84

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1982 with Phil Burke

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/81

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 05/Oct/80 with Paul Clark

Mike Owen - 28/Sep/80 with Dave Ellison, Elaine Watson

andy gittins - 1979

Upper crux depends on how well you can use the finger pocket - easy second time I tried, impossible the first (some time earlier).
petemeads - Lead O/S - 1977

Canyak - 1973

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