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The Trial*** E3 5c

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[Local climber informs bystanders that "they might be as good as him when they are 50", 2 kb]The centre of the wall gives a classic pitch, sustained climbing on generally good holds leads to the highest break, then move left and sprint up the flake to the top. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Local climber informs bystanders that "they might be as good as him when they are 50" © shark
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This climb is in 76 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

benj_d - 18/Jul/14

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 17/Jul/14 with Ted Lister

Really pleased, and not quite as hard as I'd expected. Just high!
salix - Solo β - 18/May/14 with Neus, Topher

samwillo - Lead - 11/Mar/14 with Malin Kvist

malinkvist - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/14

petegunn - Solo - 29/Oct/13 with Davina

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jul/13

no gear though!
cooperman - Lead β - 07/Jun/13 with Shelley Barlow

Pretty ok, the top is good fun ^^
Shea - Solo O/S - 05/May/13

Dr Toph - Solo rpt - 17/Feb/13

Matt Harle - Lead - 21/Oct/12

robertmichaeladams - Solo - 07/Oct/12 with Bex, Bethan

Got 7 meters up and figured that this would be a solo and not a lead! Got to the break after the undercling then had to jump off due to a worried Belayer and lack of gas due to hanging around trying to look for placements. Will return with a bouldering mat i think!!
williamsd79 - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/12

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Joanna

poor gear, prob better to solo.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Dave West

Russell Birkett - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/12

got much higher than last time, bottled it twice at the hold above the last break. although jumping off from near the top is completely fine onto pads.
The Big Sender - Solo dnf - 31/Mar/12 with Fergus Cuthill

Finally committed and topped out
Fergus Cuthill - Solo RP - 31/Mar/12

Scampie - 17/Mar/12

Yes! committed to it at last and topped it out : )
petegunn - Solo - 08/Mar/12 with Davina

gaz.marshall - Solo β - 19/Feb/12 with Richie

Hidden - Sent O/S - 10/Dec/11

Bottled it up high - feels positively stratospheric! Down-climbed a fair few moves to take the drop back to earth.
Fraser - Sent dnf - 19/Nov/11 with Rich, Burnsie, Pete Roy

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Myself!

The Big Sender - Solo dnf - 01/Oct/11 with Fergus Cuthill

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Jun/11

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

andi turner - Solo - 14/Apr/11 with Jon Read

To the top break only.
kingholmesy - Sent O/S - 2011

backpack - 2011

Not nearly as tricky as I thought it might be.
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/10

just bouldered first half
jamiefoxen - Sent dnf - 03/Jul/10

got to the 2nd break and began to wish that the ground was closer - maybe next time ill try find some gear and get a bit closer to the top before chickening out- moves felt easier today
Woodiee - Sent dnf - 15/May/10 with Rob Clark

very dynamic moves fell a couple of times but well placed mats helped easy once i worked out the sequence
mantle87 - Solo RP - May/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Solo β - 09/Dec/09

Dave Warburton - Solo rpt - 17/Oct/09 with Will Hunt

buzby78 - Solo β - 11/Oct/09 with McGeek

I am rubbish. Been up this four times now to the same point and just haven't had the balls to commit.
Andy Moles - Solo dnf - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo β - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo β - 04/Oct/09

chickened out on the "commiting move" to the break
Woodiee - Solo dnf - 17/Sep/09 with Dave Smith

dj_brigham05 - Solo rpt - 27/Aug/09

wolverine - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Len Cole

dj_brigham05 - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/09 with Emily Ward

easiest E3 i've ever done.
Dave Warburton - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Franco Cookson

mshorter - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo - Jun/08

Jon Read - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Bunch of lankies

westaway - Lead O/S - Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

gforce - Solo - 15/Sep/07 with The beach boys

mgeek - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/07 with Tony Stone

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/07

5c tech grade, pretty tricky and high!
dodfoster - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/07 with heather muirden

akhughes - Solo O/S - Jan/07

Locals beta: Laying away with your right hand on the layaway is better than the more obvious rocking up using it with your left hand. Traditionally graded HVS now gets E3 I think.
shark - Solo β - 13/Nov/05

ewen - Lead - Jun/05 with clare-dev

ali_robb - Lead - 2005

gypsy3006 - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - Oct/02

Hidden - Solo - Mar/02

Hidden - Solo - Aug/01

Beardyman - 2000

whispering nic - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 10/Oct/98

Roget - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/98

Should've been doing my dissertation, great summer's climbing tho'
Evoman - Solo - Jul/96

whispering nic - Solo - 31/Mar/96

mattnuttall - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/95

Hidden - 1995

cam1401 - Lead O/S - May/94 with Lee Collier

John Southworth - Solo O/S - Oct/93 with Andy Fowkes

Led with ample encouragement from below - necky but it's worth digging deep and going for the break. Excellent route but not E3!
allmag - Lead - 01/May/89

Bruce Kerr - Solo - 28/Aug/88

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Voting
Total votes cast 46
hard E40 of 18
E40 of 18
easy E40 of 18
hard E31 of 18
E311 of 18
easy E34 of 18
hard E22 of 18
E20 of 18
easy E20 of 18
hard 6a0 of 12
6a0 of 12
easy 6a0 of 12
hard 5c2 of 12
5c10 of 12
easy 5c0 of 12
hard 5b0 of 12
5b0 of 12
easy 5b0 of 12
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Style of ascent

Soloed45 of 76 (59.2%)
Lead17 of 76 (22.4%)
Followed1 of 76 (1.3%)
Bouldered5 of 76 (6.6%)
Unknown8 of 76 (10.5%)

'Climbed'27 of 76 (35.5%)
clean O/S25 of 76 (32.9%)
clean β8 of 76 (10.5%)
clean rpt3 of 76 (3.9%)
clean RP2 of 76 (2.6%)
dogged1 of 76 (1.3%)
dnf10 of 76 (13.2%)