The Snivelling Shit** E5 6a
[Th Snivelling Shits, 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
The polished razor-edged iron bits (above a lurking flake) lead left then back right to the top of the slab. Escape via Great Slab. The only gear is a large cam above all difficulties. Stiff boots are a great help. © ROCKFAX

FA. Jonathan Lagoe 29/Aug/1977

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Consumed.

Photo: Th Snivelling Shits © HamishD
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This climb is in 123 logbooks, and on 44 wishlists.

Ed morris - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/15 with -

adi bryant - TR rpt - 18/Jul/15 with ian Wignall

Bit grim and sketchy up to the decent footholds but worth it for the move to the slot
Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/15

3 pads. I found the last move to the pocket the hardest/most improbable, probably just scared though.
Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 11/May/15 with speedy, Tom A

DanielGyi - TR RP - 15/Apr/15 with Gareth Hooson

Got it first go but subsequent attempts were poorer.
Tommy Moore - TR O/S - 26/Oct/14 with Olly, Ash Sayers

A few slips on the same move in the middle. Got it after about 4 tries
DavidPC - TR - 22/Jul/14 with Jamie Lilley

Jack Loftus - TR RP - 01/Jul/14

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Jun/14

mike mo - 2014

Awesome route, first E5 (is it?) really glad I went for the onsight instead of top roping it- wouldn't make much difference anyway. Resoled and clean shoes definitely helped!
spidermonkey09 - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/13

Thin... wierd how well you stick to the slab though
Chris Redding - TR O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Jack Knight

Jack93 - TR - 02/Sep/13 with Chris Redding

Volunteered to go first. Didn't get anywhere as anticipated and scared the others off trying in the process even with all the pads!
JakeWShaw - Solo dnf - 14/Mar/13 with Ben Kelsey, Pete, Nick

Tony Kartawick - Solo O/S - 2013

Ethan - Solo - 23/Sep/12 with Ted, Ed, Don Walker

didn't get scared today. felt fine.
markalmack - Solo RP - 15/Sep/12 with gregg capon

efrance24234 - Solo rpt - 15/Jul/12

Jen Crook - TR dog - 12/Jun/12 with Rob Patchett

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Jun/12

jumped off from good handhold, quite a leap, looking forward to the return, 7A (!!!)
GuyVG - Sent dnf - 12/May/12 with chris

Adam Coles - Solo O/S - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

bleddynmawr - 2012

first E5 physced!!, climbed with no mats till half height, then decided they were a good idea!!, decided to bum slide off just before the crux first go, then got it clean second time
Ginger McGrath - Lead RP - 17/Sep/11 with pete abernethy, dave brigham, emily roo

Ben Taggart-Ryan - TR dog - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 30/Apr/11

no pads ,soft for e5 .
misterb - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with sim

rikbattye - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/11

jimmyrua - Lead β - 09/Apr/11 with Glaswegian folk

Epic, scary...
Chris J Houston - Lead β - 09/Apr/11 with The Dumby Team

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Chris Houston, James Connolly, Thom Simmons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Apr/11

cliffrad - Solo β - 11/Mar/11

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

C coldwell-storry - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/11 with Adam Gill, Phil Vickers

Maxim2023 - TR dog - Mar/11 with Morgan Preece

harvie - Solo O/S - 2011

mwatson - Solo dnf - 2011

got to trust your feet and have super stong finger nails for the edges. Safe with a spotter, as long as you don't mind sliding down a slab.
Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10

First attempt at an E5 onsight.6a slab easy I thought!!! Until I realised that it wasn't smearing but climbing on 3mm edges. 1/4 of the way up to the pocket bailed off tried again got no further then gave in. Back after some practice on slate possibly!!!
Diggler - Solo dnf - 16/Oct/10 with Calder

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/10 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/10 with nathan lee

blew onsight from 8m up when rubber came off shoes edge. Got it next go.
akhughes - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/10

pete87abs - TR O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Richard Clarke

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/10

rclarke - TR β - Aug/10 with pete87abs

DKclimb - 2nd β - 04/Jul/10

Really good if a little high.
Chris_barr - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Oli

Gazleah - Lead RP - Jul/10 with adam radcliff

first e5, pretty scary but not too ridiculous
jowgli - Solo RP - 16/Jun/10 with nai

with rich b, 20 years after doing it on site, it stills feels thin but great
AB1965 - 31/May/10

Flashed on a top rope. REALLY wish I'd just gone for the onsight. Next time I'm there will be jumping straight on it. Great moves.
John 'B' Hutchinson - TR O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Kev Shields

Hidden - TR - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 09/Apr/10

Boy - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 27/Mar/10

Easy, but also easy to fall off!
drysori - TR - Mar/10

My hardest route. Fantastic moves on tiny edges, requiring the best of footwork. Recommended to me by Si. My sort of route. Felt so alive on the hard crux and let out a yelp of excitement as I latched the jug 6ft below the finish. Please don't top rope this route.Its going to wreck it!!!!!Go for the onsight and get a spotter!!
Trefo - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Si Litchfield

smallerrich - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Ollie Wragg

Should have led it but it looked harder than it was. Plus no mats :(
belay bunny turned bad - TR O/S - 10/Sep/09

Hidden - TR dog - 10/Sep/09

Damned hard, but very nice if you have the courage! The bottom half (to the big pocket) is very slippery, the top half not so much - is that where everyone falls (or backs) off??? lol
ebf - TR O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Paul Stephenson

Got to last move and reversed it. WTF?
DaveFidler - Solo dnf - 14/Jun/09

Climbed this clean on a top rope then did the solo.
HamishD - Solo RP - 23/May/09

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Apr/09

Soft. bit sketchy. Quite nice.
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead O/S - 2009 with David Warburton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Not that bad if you trust your feet. Crux is easier for the tall.
liamoloughlin - Solo RP - Oct/07

Somerset swede basher - Lead β - 16/Jun/07 with Aly Robertson

I thoought I'd cruise this as its a slab and my speciality. Not a chance!!!!
thrutch - TR dog - May/07 with helen

Hidden - Solo RP - Apr/07

dannyboy83 - Solo RP - Apr/07

danrhodes1987 - TR RP - 2007 with Craig Burgan

Could I do it again after 3 years cleanly? No, and it's really odd how the memory changes the holds!
Pythonist - TR RP - 17/Sep/06

Good route!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo RP - 15/Jul/06

co1ps - Solo β - May/05 with Dave O'farrel

Hidden - 2005

Pythonist - Lead RP - 05/Sep/03

Gus - Solo O/S - Apr/03

Hidden - 2002

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/01 with Sandra and M. Gill

Lepista - TR - 23/Jul/00

Ropeboy - Solo - 17/Oct/99

Obi-Wan is lost... - Solo - 24/Sep/97

1st E5
tuftynick - Lead O/S - 1997 with ciaran troup

Davros the Psyched - Solo O/S - 1997

cornishben - TR O/S - 1996 with Lee Anderson

Hidden - 2nd - 1995

mattnuttall - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/93

adi bryant - Solo O/S - Jun/93

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Jun/93

Chris the Tall - TR - Jun/92 with Bill G

Cowflinger - TR - 12/Apr/92 with Andy Sharp

craig d - 1992

mik1miller - Solo - 1992

charlesmfrench - 2nd - 29/Apr/90 with Pog

Gambit - Solo RP - Sep/89 with Rob, Barney

bullybones - Lead O/S - 1988

mark-abz - TR - 02/Sep/87 with Andy W

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Solo RP - 08/Jul/87

Billg - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/87

steve taylor - TR - 1987

Hidden - 1987

bleddynmawr - 1987

Hidden - TR - Aug/86

AB1965 - Solo - 09/Jun/86

mark mcgowan01 - Solo - 1986

Ian Clare - 1986

John Marsland - TR - 10/Jun/84

steve L - Solo - 27/May/84

Ian Clare - 1984

Mark Kemball - TR - 28/Aug/82 with Dave Abbey

Mark Kemball - TR - 26/Jun/82

AlanLittle - TR - 1982

Chris Craggs - TR - 1980

Chris Craggs - 1980

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

The true first ascent and called "Slideshow" MXS 5c. Toproped once before leading it. After work one evening.
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Lead RP - 29/Aug/77 with Phil Smith

Very early ascent possibly 2nd repeat?
Sean Kelly - 1977 with Bob Millward

Al Evans - 1976

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