Only Just* E2 5b

Rockfax Description
Start up Eartha then head up the delicate and poorly-protected scoop to tricky final moves. Low in the grade when 100% dry. © ROCKFAX

FA. Ernie Marshall 1959

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

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This climb is in 90 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

DeanD - Lead RP - 02/Aug/15

DeanD - Lead RP - 02/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/15

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/15

Ben had led this first and abbed off to strip it. So can't claim an onsight as I knew what gear to take. Fairly soft for E2 but probably just deserves it as it is very run out and any higher gear is marginal RPS or tiny microcams none of which you'd really want to fall on.
climberchristy - Lead β - 31/May/15 with Ben Cole

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 11/May/15 with speedy, Tom A

Matt Groom - Lead - 11/May/15

j.buckley87 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/15

very green
Webster - 2nd - 05/Apr/15

DavidH89 - 2015

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14

dont do it ;-)
drsdave - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/14 with Mat

instead of seconding eartha
Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14

went up to have a look and got most of the way up the top slab before getting very scared especially with an ominous looking cloud approaching and had a top rope dropped, top moves are not easy!
pete1993 - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/14 with Jem

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Jul/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/14

john lynch - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14 with Ed Austin

aking12 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/14 with john lynch

Very run out with small albeit probably good gear on the moves up to the scoop (not sure as I only look, I didn't place anything). Easy enough for the grade though, so I'll lead it another time.
ebf - TR O/S - 30/Mar/14

felt e2 with no side runners and lots of green. Not well protected with RPs
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

alp79 - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Jonny Ashton

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

Wayne S - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Deacon

Very pleasant, and the coolest part of the cliff on a hot sunny afternoon
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/13

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Lee Stanley

Used the big foot hold at the top on the left i think this makes it e1, needs a good clean
Andy Peak 1 - 30/Apr/13

little bit bold!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Henry

JulesV - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/12

al123 - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/11

good good moves on small positive holds, should have waited for my small wires back, had a sizzling run-out instead.
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 31/May/11 with Becky E, james pcc

Becky E - 2nd - 31/May/11 with Graeme Hammond

green and slippery!!
Tom Redmond - TR O/S - 20/Mar/11 with jake young

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

PanzerHanzler - TR O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Dan Simmonds, Mike Hams

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 28/Jul/10 with Max Richardson

it was E1 in our guide book
nigel pearson - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Robin

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 30/Jun/10 with Jane Rigby

Can't see where 5b comes from. Technically The start of Hacker (4c) was similar. Maybe E2 because of the runout but the hardest move is at the start where gear is good. Would be a different matter in less than perfect conditions!
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Colin Struthers

JRigby - 2nd - Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

Run out at the top of the pitch
dickie01 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Dave Lister

Listy - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Richard Glazzard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/09

Should have led this, as crux moves more positive (and less steep) than looks from top of Earetha.
LoopyLou - TR O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Helen Lear

Very soft - pretty well protected with RPs.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Graeme

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 07/May/09 with Thomas Dixon

Good climb, turned up late to the crag because I had nothing else to do with the rest of my day! Got here and Andy had just led up the connecting route so I decided to do this whilst I had the chance! None of the moves are too bad, but could just imagine them being frightening given RP's to rely on! None looked that promising to my untrained eyes! Top wall is a little bit green.
Reaver2k - 2nd O/S - 07/May/09 with Tom, Graeme, Michael, Andy

Oli - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Stu

mikej - TR - 20/May/08 with Rick Naylor

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Dan Bradley

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/08

daveagriff - TR - 2008

hang_about - 2nd - 30/Sep/07

And also Mark Hudson
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07 with Louise Rodgers

thrutch - Lead O/S - May/07 with helen

Hidden - Lead - May/07

Sam and will - TR O/S - 15/May/05

Ropeboy - Lead - 15/May/05

This isn't E2
cem - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/03 with Graham Dolman

With a side runner
Roget - Lead rpt - 2003

Hidden - 2002

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with john d

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/01

cem - TR O/S - 29/Apr/01

Gambit - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/99 with Paula

cragspud - 2nd O/S - 1998

Scott McRae - TR O/S - 07/Jun/97 with Mark Rennie

Date is a guess - low side runner, so possibly only E1
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with Bill G

My first real E2!
BruceW - Lead O/S - 1996 with Keith S.

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/95

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/95

Roget - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/93 with colin, baccy

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Jun/93

Hidden - Solo - 1993

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/92

leathers - Lead O/S - 1991

NickJH - Lead - Apr/90 with D Townsend

mark-abz - Lead - 26/Mar/82 with Andy W

KRB - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/81

Nic Robinson - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/81

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/81

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Al Evans - 1976

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Aug/73

Hidden - 2nd - 1967

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