Hades** E1 5c

Rockfax Description
The slanting V-shaped groove gives a well-protected battle that is a complete nightmare if at all greasy, and it nearly always is. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gerry Rogan early 1960s 1962

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/15

Budge - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/15 with Ade

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Jun/15

jonhowson - Lead dog - 16/Jun/15 with Maia

Agree with below, the crux sneaks up on you just when you think it's going well!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Claire Holland

JasonK - 17/May/15 with Dan Shacklock

cragsman9000 - Lead dog - 17/May/15 with Neil

Most of the time I was pulling on gear and dean was taking in the rope one inch at a time.
bob_cbr - 2nd dog - 17/May/15 with cragsman9000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15

Fell grabbing the mantleshelf ledge as I was pumped and it was covered in owl pellets/shit. Brushed some of said pellets/shit down onto belayer who was not best pleased for some reason. Then went for it and desperately mantled into yet more pellets/shit. I was kind enough to leave some behind for my second to enjoy. Still 2 stars though, amazing route and gear aplenty. Recommend it to a friend and when they've cleaned the owl detritus from it - have a go yourself.
jonhowson - Lead dog - 18/Apr/15 with Chris

The crux hit me just as I was wondering what all the fuss was about.
Tubs - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with Simon P

si_pro_83 - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Tubs

RKirke - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Dan Barbour

lena.drapella - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Benjamin Corbey

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jul/14

KamilJ - 2nd dnf - 2014

I agree with Rockfax about the grade E1 5c ... tough
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Ben T

My first E1 lead so it will always have a special place. Feels technical and strenuous at the same time. Crux is not as expected.
mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with David Alcock

Took a couple of fifteen footers trying to get onto the desperate ledge. Pulled ropes and Kevin led - great effort. Lovely little route - get it while it's dry. P.s. if this is hvs 5b then Congo Corner is vs 5a!
davidalcock - 2nd - 17/Jul/13 with mapperley samurai

First proper fall and first E attempt. Placed my yellow cam just before the mantel shelf, went for the ledge then found myself hanging by my rope half way down the climb, probably took 2m in total. Tried it again just couldn't get the move so left it to John.
MPSBunny - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/13 with John Brannock

More like E1.
Brannock - Lead - 14/Jul/13

Dom Cordner - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Sam Wimpenny

treg - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/13 with Patrick

Definitely E1, possibly 5C. No pushover.
Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Matt Tregellas

greenclimb - Lead dog - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/13

bclifton - Lead - 2013

samt - 2013

Dom Cordiner
SamWimpenny - Lead - 2013

WillDoyle - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Mike

Milnes - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

soaking, but just added to the fun of it 2 star route!
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with pep

sopaz - 2nd - 26/May/12

WillDoyle - 2nd - 01/Sep/11

Excellent, if you find it in condition do it!! probably closer to the E1 5c ** in the latest Rockfax guide.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Richard Williams

markalmack - 2nd β - 16/Apr/11 with james marjot

geddicakes - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Fraser

psronan - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/10

ed woods - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Ben

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

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Shaun

Took one drop trying to get established on the mantel. Thought id best try the route as it was actually dry and cleanish for a change.
Jonathan Hall - Lead dog - 31/May/10 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/10

TonyF - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2010

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2010

The crack was FULL of slugs.
nadeem - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/09 with Tom Foote

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/09

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Dad

Apharri - Lead O/S - May/07 with Andre Hedger

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - May/06 with Richard

cem - 2nd - 03/Aug/03 with Liam Mark

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/03 with Rich Hatton

Hidden - Lead dog - Apr/02

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/98 with HUMC

Hidden - Lead dog - 1998

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/97 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/94

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Apr/93

NickJH - 2nd - Jul/90 with I Smith

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

John Marsland - Lead - 29/Apr/84 with Dave Cousins

Andy Say - Lead - 12/Jun/83

mark-abz - TR - 07/Apr/80 with Mick D

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/79

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/79

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/78

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Total votes cast 74
hard E20 of 27
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