The Irrepressible Urge** E1 5b
8m.

Rockfax Description
The scary front face of the square buttress, trending right - neat. © ROCKFAX


FA. Colin Banton 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

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This climb is in 155 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Pretty tough but enjoyable climbing, few obvious holds
gpcomps - TR dog - 07/Jun/15 with miketong, Andrew

No gear I could see, a layback from a small hold in the middle after the bulge helps getting to the final moves. Very balancey and crimping. I won't be leading this any time soon.
miketong - TR dog - 07/Jun/15 with Andrew, Greg Partridge

above pads. Highball V1? had backed off this a few years back, not too bad, just committing and the top is a little flatter than you'd like.
JamieSparkes - Solo β - 09/May/15 with franhammond92, Claire Holland

finished on jug at the arete
Bernie L - Sent x - 01/May/15 with Alex Skates, John, Aiden

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Laura G

rylstone comes to the peak
theomoore - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/14

benlatham07 - TR O/S - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jul/14

ashtond6 - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jun/14

Pretty nice, above pads.
Calum Wadsworth - Sent O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Nick P

franhammond92 - Sent β - 06/Jun/14 with Nick Priestley, Calum Wadsworth, David Robinnette

Nick1812P - Sent O/S - 06/Jun/14

cragsman9000 - TR O/S - 15/May/14 with Neil

bob_cbr - TR dnf - 15/May/14 with cragsman9000

NeilGriffiths - 13/Apr/14 with Dom, Adam

Good!
deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/14

amccann - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/14 with Matt Ferrier

Matthew Ferrier - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/13

James Oakes - Solo rpt - 23/Nov/13 with Gareth Hooson

with mats
Fragmod - Solo - 23/Nov/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo - 09/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/13

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/13

took a rope and assortment of small gear expecting to find some as the guide had no fluttery heart, ended up slapping the top which was slopey and shouting "watch me!" and then realised i had no pro...fun times!
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with the captain

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 16/May/13 with George, Courty

M_W_Court - Solo - 16/May/13 with ian sutcliffe

georgedunton - Solo rpt - 16/May/13 with Ian J F Sutcliffe

peteramsden - Lead O/S - May/13

alistairdaish - 2nd - 14/Apr/13

Matt Cooke - Solo rpt - 17/Feb/13 with Rosh

mark20 - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/12

ash longreach - Lead - Jul/12 with jim

monkeyman79 - TR O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Dan Giblin

mbradberry2008 - Solo O/S - 12/May/12 with Alex French

flyinfrenchy - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

Still felt very much like a solo even with one pad, cool moves :)
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Richard Williams

Prof. Outdoors - TR dog - 27/Mar/12 with Lorna

Matt Cooke - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Rosh

Hidden - 2012

Very nice
Ewano - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Luke Addison

Lxaddison - Solo dnf - 16/Oct/11 with Ewan Prior

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/11

lozowen - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/11

Skell - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/11

seems to be the done thing at the moment
Ollie B - Solo β - 19/May/11

sharpie530 - Solo O/S - 05/May/11

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 06/Apr/11

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 06/Apr/11

DeanD - 2011

DeanD - 2011

Second go after failing in august, great micro route
GuyVG - Sent - 12/Dec/10

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/10

Martin Haworth - Sent O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Mick r

getting scary near the top nice moves though
Mick r - Sent β - 12/Dec/10 with Guy, Martin, steve ramsden

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Nov/10

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Solo - 07/Nov/10

AndyFrank - TR - 22/Oct/10 with Mike Burton

stella1 - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10

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

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/10

Top roped to see if it might make a feasible solo (being that there is no gear!). Not for me yet. Fantastic route though.
bullwinkle - TR O/S - 16/Aug/10

James Oakes - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Bill Lawrence, Guy Van Greuning

Bill Lawrence - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Guy VG, oaksi2

Good route. Right foothold hard to see when stood up after low crux.
JRae - 2nd - 31/Jul/10 with Oli H

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

hard!! - very small holds, diffcult to reach for the shorter (i.e. me!)
jonathan watt - TR - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Jun/10

hellboundblr - TR - 18/May/10 with Danny Smudge

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/May/10

Hidden - Sent dnf - 15/May/10

burto - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/10

joese7en - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/10

Mr Sparkle - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/10

Diggler - Solo - 28/Mar/10

adam 24 - Sent β - Jan/10

Hidden - TR RP - 17/Oct/09

Took a couple of go's to work out the first two moves, but then made a clean ascent up this balancey slab. As I'm only 5'7", this was quite a tricky E1 - nightmare lead I would imagine - 1 piece of gear(ish)?
climbingrev - TR RP - 22/Aug/09

A lovely micro route. Mat & spotter.
Andy Clarke - Sent O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Rob

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/09

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Katharine

v man - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

Ram MkiV - Solo rpt - 26/Feb/09 with guy vg

Hidden - Solo RP - 25/Jan/09

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

Mr Wild - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/08

Hammy - TR - 30/May/08 with Matthew Derbyshire

Jethro - Solo - May/08

AJ007 - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Tobias

Lovely micro-route
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 06/Mar/08

Hidden - 2008

sadams - Solo - 16/Nov/07 with Catherine Adams

What a lovely route. Really nice moves and totally commiting.
Monk - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/07

Ian Broome - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/07

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/07 with Teddington

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/07

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/07

Jack Symmons - Solo - Feb/07 with Dave P

nai - Solo - 2007

Pete Graham - Solo - 2007

derico - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/06 with Jack

Brown - Solo O/S - Nov/06 with Henry

JonBray - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/06

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 27/May/06 with Reeve and Alex

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/06

Boy - 2006

was ok when i realised all the holds were pretty reasonable and just within my reach
Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Andrew Barker - Sent β - 2006

Effectively ended up as a solo as the gear looked rubbish.
Oli - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/05 with Tim Randall

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/05

Will Gordon - TR - Mar/05

Hidden - Lead - 2005

willackers - Solo O/S - 2005 with Rob Napier

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/04

Hidden - TR - 11/Jul/04

Hidden - 2004

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/03

bigphil - Solo - 24/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 01/Sep/01

Hidden - TR - Jun/00

Urgles - TR O/S - Apr/00 with Laura

tuftynick - Solo - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Feb/98

ste_d - Sent - 12/Feb/98

mikedelderfield - Sent O/S - 12/Feb/98 with Steven Delderfield

ChrisJD - Solo - 25/Oct/97

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/96

r0b - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/96

Roget - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/95

Gordon Stainforth - TR - 26/Jul/95 with Chris Thorp

cragspud - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Solo - 24/Apr/94

Hidden - Solo - 07/Jul/93

NickJH - Solo O/S - Oct/92

Rich Kirby - Solo - 23/Apr/91

NeilGriffiths - 1991

Hidden - Solo - 25/Oct/87

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/87

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jun/87

Hidden - Solo - 26/Oct/86

John Marsland - Solo - 02/May/85

Thought I had done a 1st ascent
KRB - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/80

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