Censor*** E3 5c
[Censor E3 5c, 3 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
Intimidating and memorable. From blocks, enter the leaning groove (poor wires) then climb to the roof. Swing right and scale the bulge - strenuous then delicate - to stand on the nose. Easier climbing remains - finishing up the centre of the face is the best option though the terminally harassed can escape left. © ROCKFAX

FA. Jim Perrin 1967

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Sweet-Ass Stanage E3's.

Photo: Censor E3 5c © north country boy
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This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Great fun. Certainly gear if you have tiny cams... I didn't. Super fun.
MischaHY - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

Better gear than looked from the ground, small wires and cams. Pumped out on the nose, gutted as it was one pull then into balance. Good lead from Andy.
dr_botnik - 2nd dog - 04/May/15 with Andy

Not Bold with the rite gear.
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

Great lead from Jim, amazing moves low down
M_Robinson - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Jim Hulbert

Nice! Pleased with this after a recent spate of falling off E3's. Gear is nowhere near as bad as has been suggested but by no means well protected either. Small cams helpful.
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Michael Robinson

rested on the gear before crux move- will get it clean next time! awesome route though
Tom Redmond - Lead dog - 08/Mar/15 with sasha doyle, kelly campbell

Louishmouis - Lead O/S - 2015 with Felix

on sams gear
Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/14 with Sam hamer

markalmack - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14 with little tom

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/14 with Jon Box

Brown - Lead - 24/Apr/14 with James T

Dan Arkle - 2014

Steep! luckily for me the gear had already been stripped from the crux section by an unsuccessful second.
Jimbo C - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with dave

Intimidating but ultimately relatively easy
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Dougie

dswansonlow - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Dan Barbour

Bark is much worse than it's bite! Holds are all there and quite positive - soft for 5c. One to lead next time.
Gudge - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Jon Stewart

Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12

phil64 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/12 with tim neill

Harry Chaplin - Lead O/S - Oct/12

Harry Chaplin - Lead O/S - Oct/12

redjerry - TR O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/11

Milnes - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/11

jfane - Lead O/S - 2011

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10

I'd be very wary of Franco's comments (naughty)... There's lots of worthwhile gear, particularly and crucially before the main difficulties, but also post crux. (beta on request ;) Very nice middle section.. Committing as hell, but felt brill!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Emmsi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/10

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/10 with Franco Cookson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/10

A brilliant route. Year a guess.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2010

natalietanzer - 2nd - 01/Oct/09

wow, great climbing. that nose is a great feature and has lovely holds.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Al

Psyched to have done this! great route, one of my favourites on grit. was all dry despite recent rain, gear adequate.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/09 with mick radford

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/08

TomHaigh - 2nd O/S - 01/May/08 with James Turnbull

jamesturnbull - Lead - 01/May/08 with aiden

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with John Nightingale

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

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

shark - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/04 with Jon Winter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/03

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 12/May/01 with Viv

Hidden - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

dominic lee - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/97 with Pete O'Donnovan

Roget - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/96 with jon

Seconded a number of times
uphillnow - 2nd - 1996 with john stanger

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/93

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 18/May/87 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Mark Kemball - Lead - 12/May/82

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/80

Canyak - 1973

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