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The Knock*** E4 5c

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[Vinny Day focused on 'The Knock', 3 kb]8m. A superb and committing arete with the crux, and some rather battered protection, right at the top. Arguments about the grade will rage until the sun explodes and don't mention mats! © ROCKFAX
FA. John Allen 1975

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Big Rons 100 extremes in a day, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Photo: Vinny Day focused on 'The Knock' © Dan Arkle
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 142 logbooks, and on 67 wishlists.

Jay.Carr - Solo - 12/Jun/14

Didn't get any gear.
WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo β - 11/Apr/14

Ground up, somewhere between a flash and an onsight
Callum_Johnson - Solo β - 22/Feb/14 with Sam, Dayni_

Flash
samwillo - Solo - 22/Feb/14 with Callum Johnson, Jay

Couldn't commit to last few moves. Will be back
Jay C - Solo dnf - 22/Feb/14 with Sam W

Chris_barr - Solo β - 01/Dec/13 with Gus, Guy

Gus - Solo - 01/Dec/13 with chris barr

never been able to get the crimp, today I did. Saw John Allen in the evening, chuffed.
GuyVG - Solo - 01/Dec/13 with crew

Took rack and rope optimistically but couldn't find any gear that wasn't terrible. Found the lower crux pretty reachy 6a and the top necky 5c. One pad over the pointy rock.
Matthew Ferrier - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Calum Wadsworth

liamoloughlin - Solo RP - 16/Nov/13

2 big pads, 3 small. Easy for 5c.
James Oakes - Solo β - 06/Oct/13 with Kyle Wilson, Gareth Hooson

Andy Moles - Solo RP - 30/Sep/13 with -

Nice route :)
Max Lowry - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/13

Hidden - TR - 24/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Jul/13

Very damp, very sketchy.
BRoe - Solo O/S - 30/May/13 with Heather O, whitehouse_rhys

mark20 - Sent β - 02/Mar/13

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Solo - Mar/13

with a few pals and mats. steady and fairly safe. proper solo to follow
w.pettet-smith - Feb/13

Hidden - 2013

ejected - 2013

PHATSAM - 2013

ground up with 2 pads and a spotter
willsm11 - Solo RP - 30/Dec/12 with Twisty

Hidden - Solo β - 15/Nov/12

stevetheleg - TR O/S - 10/Nov/12 with Jay Conlon

Will lead it next time
Jay C - TR - 10/Nov/12 with Steve H, Jack N, Sam Cooke

etch a sketch
nathanlee - Solo - 08/Nov/12 with Ben Norman

Ground Up, 5th attempt. Got the slot as an undercut and committed to the sloper, real scary. Hard for E4 surely?
BenNorman - Solo - 08/Nov/12 with Nathan Lee

Ram MkiV - Solo rpt - 02/Apr/12 with Nathan

Ethan - Solo - 12/Mar/12 with Ted, Bailes, Ed, Kitty

Wet top-out added extra excitement.
kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

stefie c - TR - 25/Apr/11 with John Powell

powellj69 - TR RP - 25/Apr/11 with Stefie Cray

Hidden - TR - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 23/Apr/11

markalmack - Solo β - 16/Apr/11 with james marjot

lovely positive climbing, soft for the grade
simon kimber - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/11

fantastic climbing.
jimmyrua - Solo β - 10/Apr/11 with Glaswegian folk

Chris J Houston - Solo β - 10/Apr/11 with The Dumby Team

dj_brigham05 - Solo β - 10/Apr/11 with Chris Houston, James Connolly, Thom Simmons

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/11

ali_robb - Solo β - Apr/11

jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/11

cliffrad - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/11

Lovely day on my own at burbage with a couple of pads. A great route to finish off a great week! Once sussed the moves were steady 5c, but easily misread. Probably protectable in that slot, but at the cost of the best hold. Nosferatu next.
Mike Goldthorp - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/11

IMO the slot refered to below has always been there, could not get anything to fit myself so don't count on it!
Gambit - Solo RP - 29/Jan/11 with Rob

2nd go. solo soon.
Milne - TR RP - 28/Jan/11 with dave saxby

harvie - Solo - 14/Nov/10

J.Wells - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Luke Jones

pipof747 - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/10

dominic lee - Solo rpt - 09/Sep/10 with nathan lee

Really nice moves when ur not craping ur self, when i did it 2years ago there wasunt a bomber DMM 4CU cam placement at half hight, looks very chiped out, just wondering if anyone else had seen it????
MorganPreece - TR rpt - 01/Sep/10 with Jessy and Solo

Climber1806 - TR RP - 31/Aug/10

What a line! Just one gear
FlorianCastagne - Lead RP - 18/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/10

Pippa - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Jon

Jethro - Lead - Aug/10 with Richard Sharpe

Got it clean after some work, it did feel like a v long stretch for me though.
Jonathan Hall - TR - 27/Jul/10 with Rob Middleton

with pads. lovely moves at the top
7om - Lead RP - 30/Jun/10 with Jon Chittenden

Hidden - TR β - Apr/10

bigie bob - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/10

C coldwell-storry - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/10 with rob lay

the most gripped i've been on a trad climb so far. super happy afterwards
going going gone - Lead RP - 02/Feb/10

St0neMonkey - Solo RP - 10/Jan/10

nathanmanc - Solo RP - 29/Oct/09 with Dave Morse

frost - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/09 with D Garry

awesome route. Basic 5c, but serious climbing.
akhughes - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/09

mgeek - Solo β - 23/Sep/09 with adam hughes

sparkass - Lead β - 12/Sep/09 with Rob Lovatt

Boy - Sep/09 with Nige Kershaw

MorganPreece - Solo - 11/Apr/09 with Max and Monty

St0neMonkey - Solo rpt - 2009

stephenhartley - 2nd - 2009

willackers - Solo β - 07/Dec/08 with Dan Walker, Chris Houston

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/08

MYSSAK - Solo rpt - 24/May/08

maybe_si - TR O/S - 10/May/08

Hidden - Solo - 11/Apr/08

Hidden - Sent O/S - 11/Apr/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - Apr/08

Wish I'd attempted this onsight, but the thought of the landing put me off.
drysori - Solo RP - 13/Feb/08

MYSSAK - Solo β - 03/Nov/07

one mat and one spotter
lx - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/07 with neil

With mats, after watching Tom, did the top differently though. Great route.
Mark Riley - Solo - 20/Oct/07

had my pad over the sharp boulder. great, exciting route.
Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/07

Repeat
Tommy G - Solo β - Oct/07

Sidekick - Solo RP - 18/Sep/07

Toby Dunn - Solo - 01/May/07 with John

tatz45 - Lead RP - 21/Apr/07 with Aly Robertson

Hidden - 14/Mar/07

Hidden - Solo β - 11/Mar/07

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 2007

Awesome line, dodgy topout.
Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Oct/06

No mats this time :)
alaan - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/06 with Pete

With mats (sorry).
alaan - Lead β - 18/Sep/06

John Roberts (JR) - 2006

bronsonite - Lead RP - 13/Nov/05 with Nathan Lawrence

ground up, with fall from bottom
Will_he_fall - Solo RP - Nov/05

joe c ook - Lead β - Oct/05 with A. Harrison

Dave Bond - Solo - 19/Sep/05

Apharri - Lead O/S - Jun/05

Ian Broome - TR - 12/May/05 with Spence

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Solo O/S - 2005

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

Chris Reid - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/04

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo G/U - 01/Jun/03

Ropeboy - Solo - 31/May/01

Ground Up
middlevern - Lead β - Mar/01 with Toby Dunn

tuftynick - 2001

Vince Smedley - Solo β - 09/Oct/00 with Anton

Hidden - TR O/S - May/00

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Apr/00

Hidden - TR O/S - 2000

kevp - Lead RP - 17/Oct/99 with Tim Legge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/99

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 18/Apr/99 with Mike Weeks

r0b - Solo RP - 27/Mar/99

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/98 with tim russon, James Ibbertson

Hidden - Solo - 08/Mar/97

marconi - Solo RP - 1996 with Richard G, Bingham

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Jul/95

Laramadness - TR - 04/Jun/95

robyn1 - 1995

Davros the Psyched - Solo O/S - 1995

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 05/Aug/94

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 17/Jul/94

ste_d - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/94

mattnuttall - Solo O/S - 12/May/94

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/92

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Apr/92

mik1miller - Solo - 1992

Hidden - TR - 1990

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/89

fell off crux before there was mats, rolled down hill. Got back up and did it. Really stupid coz I was on my own
Nic_Sandy - Solo - Apr/88

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1985 with Steve Warwick

stp - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/84

Hidden - Solo - 1984

Mark Kemball - Lead - 14/May/83 with Chris Calow

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Voting
Total votes cast 150
hard E50 of 39
E50 of 39
easy E57 of 39
hard E415 of 39
E414 of 39
easy E41 of 39
hard E32 of 39
E30 of 39
easy E30 of 39
hard 6a0 of 42
6a0 of 42
easy 6a26 of 42
hard 5c8 of 42
5c7 of 42
easy 5c1 of 42
hard 5b0 of 42
5b0 of 42
easy 5b0 of 42
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Style of ascent

Soloed84 of 142 (59.2%)
Lead24 of 142 (16.9%)
Followed3 of 142 (2.1%)
Toproped19 of 142 (13.4%)
Bouldered3 of 142 (2.1%)
Unknown9 of 142 (6.3%)

'Climbed'46 of 142 (32.4%)
clean O/S40 of 142 (28.2%)
clean β22 of 142 (15.5%)
clean rpt8 of 142 (5.6%)
clean G/U1 of 142 (0.7%)
clean RP23 of 142 (16.2%)
dnf2 of 142 (1.4%)