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[Finishing Erb, 3 kb]28m. From the cave, climb left then right to pass the central overlap awkwardly by finger jamming, laybacking and a tough mantelshelf. Finish up the wide gritty crack splitting the boulders. © ROCKFAX
FA. Alan Clarke early 1960s. FFA. Tom Proctor 1975 1962

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Finishing Erb © John Arran
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 283 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

bwestwood - Lead - 19/Apr/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

Matthew Ferrier - 2nd rpt - 15/Nov/13 with Alex McCann

amccann - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/13

A gazillion no-hands rests with some good moves between them, kept on wanting to be surprised by a sustained sequence but it never came.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Micki

MSchobitz - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with matt

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/13 with Gill

Jus - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

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

A really varied and interesting route. Good move through roof and excellent crux mantle on the top slab. Really enjoyable.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Ben Cole

You get to have a proper look at all three hard bits in safety and rest before you commit to them. First proper-length-E2 I've done in ages. Massive epic abbing for gear
Cake - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/13

lissymanners - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Chris Reid

Dan Bates - 24/Sep/13

Nice move at the top
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 21/Sep/13 with Dan bates

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with jon stewart

Joughton - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13

Wayne S - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with John

Seconded before but forgot where the crux was and what gear the upper slab needs. Good route, varied climbing.
Brannock - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/13

Blew the crux mantelshelf which was followed by some airtime. Wires in the upper crack were disappointing having used the crucial cam lower down!
markfairbank - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/13 with Anne Gumbley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13

slacky - Lead - 04/Jul/13 with Ben

Simon Davis - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Tim P

way too hot... nearly fluffed the crux but just about shakily made it to the top!
Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with nick

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

With ridiculous amounts of beta
Siderunner - Lead β - 06/May/13 with Andrew P

good route.
henry peter jenkins - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with jake mcmanus, robbie jenkins

Easier than a thought it was going to be and really safe :D
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Jack

jwpil - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Jake

ashtond6 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/13

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13

Fear face
alp79 - 2nd dog - 20/Apr/13 with Jonny Ashton

Nick Sillem - 2013

ejected - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

Shauna - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Jules

Not really a soft touch imo. the first mantle onto the ledge is hard, followed by a harder mantle into the crack on the upper wall. The holds get fairly small. Super
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Kyle Wood

Really pleased to second this without too much fuss. Strong lead by young James.
Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with James Oswald

robinsi197 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Nick

Not quite the soft touch I was expecting! Very good route with lots of varied climbing - I loved the juxtaposition between the really powerful moves pulling over the roof and the technical slab moves above.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 13/Sep/12 with Marti999

A lad from Sheffield seconded me as Ste didn't fancy the look of it. When we got down someone was on the e3 to the right. He took a whipper off the crux, including gear ripping. Very exciting to watch and made my route & effort feel very very tame.
leon - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Steven Davidson

Kevster - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

Paul Eckton - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with kevin faux, steve read

esther - Lead - Aug/12

After backing off Twikker... DMM Offset nut No.11 (light-blue) got stuck and we failed to retrieve it.
masa-alpin - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/12 with Lee P, Andy Rich

sshandy - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/12 with Masa - Avalanche Valley

Some lovely moves between good rests, found the crux to be the second mantel, especially as i had already placed the crucial cam that would have protected the move!
catblack - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Skippy

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Katya Sourkova

It went biblical.
Katya - 2nd dnf - 05/Jul/12 with Paul Phillips

simon1965 - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/12 with john nuttall

John Nuttall - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Simon

jwpil - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/12 with Deacon

Dave Foster - Lead rpt - 20/May/12 with Si

ojp - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Dave

Hidden - TR β - 06/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/12

bigdrew - Lead O/S - Apr/12 with Ian Milward

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with John Brannock

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

CJEFF - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Thomas Ramsdon

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/12 with paul sheppard

Very enjoyable. If I can get up this without falls, why on earth did I back down of that HS4b last week?
treg - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Will

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Nick Sillem - 2012

Si dH - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/11 with Olly

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Oct/11

Matt Cooke - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Tom Jagger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11

Previously fallen off at the break, but cleanly this time. ground up
Ollie B - Lead β - 18/Sep/11 with S.Bennett

M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Jonny Rae

JRae - 2nd - 08/Sep/11 with Martin Court

Dave Rumney - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Tanya Milner

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/11

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Carston

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Tom Wild

On Mike's gear. Really good mantle moves.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Tom

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/11 with Mike, Becca

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Nick

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Jamie

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with sam read

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Gordon

gordonday - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/11 with Jack, clive

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/11

JRae - Lead - 01/Jun/11 with M Rankie

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Darren Pallett

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/May/11

belay bunny turned bad - Lead β - 02/May/11 with Ian, loundsy

should have saved right size friend for top. made do with what i had left. Good climbing
Ian Broome - Lead β - 02/May/11 with Becks, Tim

Rick hard Rock - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with steve_yo

steve_yo - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Rick hard Rock

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

ojp - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

spidey - Lead - 03/Apr/11 with Jimmy

slacky - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Andes, Ben

Crazy fluttery
busdriver - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Neil

Milnes - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/11

The upper face was harder than the overlap. Nice moves and very well protected.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Doug S

cat22 - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Really good route, i ended up humping the first overlap into submission by sitting on the spike, harrowing.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 30/Oct/10 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/10

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Jack Metcalfe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

mark20 - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/10

Abevan - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with james walker

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10

Thought it was longer since I 2nded this. I didn't have the right size cam for the mantel so a little worrying. Good rests between some excellent but taxing moves :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/10 with Richard

nice and steady enjoyable climbing
mark s - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with andi t

chris j - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/10 with Doug

3rd E2. Marvellous, a great position to be in!
DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Pip

lukea - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with dan, Al

robw007 - Lead β - Jun/10

Onsight except for knowing the crucial friend size to reserve for the final horizontal. Nice moves, good gear and not too much effort required, milder end of E2 and plenty easier than Regent St.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Max

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/10

tom.e - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10 with Malcolm

Really good climb. Found getting past the overlap bloody desperate, long legs or lack of technique. Mantel higher up was easy by comparison. Brilliant position on top slab.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Andy

Ahab - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/10

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Lewis Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10

vanderz - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Graham Plant

katyvose1 - 2010

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2010

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09

Sankey - 2nd dnf - 27/Sep/09 with Luke

felixthelion - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with T. Brookes

tommytuffa - 2nd O/S - Sep/09 with Luke A, Felix

Nicos - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with rich howels

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/09

DavidR - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Rachel Hassall

three controlled rests and one rest on the rope and then went OK but slow!
Tony Holdsworth - Lead dog - 03/Jun/09 with Peter Harris

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/09

mbutton - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Alex Adgar

good route, good gear remeber that all important size cam.
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with steve, ian

Felt soft, crux moves probably easier if you're tall (not that I am).
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Graeme

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

Great route, really enjoyed it, quite easy for the grade though. Thought the overlap was the crux; the mantel was much easier than Id expected, definitely didnt feel 5c. Was glad of the right size cam for the mantel though.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

metal arms - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09

alicia - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Thea

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/09

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09 with Tim

kingholmesy - Lead rpt - 2009 with OffshoreAndy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

roberto18 - Lead - 27/Sep/08 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Pete Graham - Lead - 23/Sep/08 with James Fleming

PenJD - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Jim Walton

Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Penny Longstaff

Brown - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/08 with Henry

quite easy for the grade
WB - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/08 with Guy

Popped off 2nd crux sequence - Sooo close!
Different Steve - Lead dog - 27/Aug/08 with Guy Reid

Attempted 2years ago, got to the top break (pre-crux) and had no gear to fit, inducing a top rope dropped. Not suprised i didnt do it in hindsight, good climbing.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/08 with Steve Ramsden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/08

joe larner - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/08

alaan - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

petellis - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with mattyork2

Coel Hellier - Lead - 04/Jun/08

spacey - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Clive

good climb with tricky finish
ksjs - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with goosebump

Will_he_fall - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with katy vose

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Neil Hillis

After tom on his gear
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 06/May/08 with Tommy M

bfreeman - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Tim Marjot

Brilliant. Really good fun.
Chubbard - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with J Robinson

JimR - Mar/08 with Charles H

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Brian

jude s - Lead - 2008 with N champion

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/07

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 22/Aug/07 with Tom Randall

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/07

Hidden - 2nd - May/07

Liam Dangerfield - Lead O/S - 2007 with Dave Johnson

datoon - Lead O/S - 2007 with MJ

datoon - Lead O/S - 2007 with JB

feilx - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/06 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/06 with Felix Coxwell

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/06 with Thea Williams

1st clean E2 lead!
Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/06 with Tony Ball

Martin Haworth - Lead RP - 2006 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

cem - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/05 with David T

johnboyrevel - 2nd O/S - Sep/05 with Karren

Stig - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/05 with Karl Walton + Chris

Dropped gear!
BruceW - Lead dog - Aug/05 with Al D.

chrishedgehog - 2nd - 05/Jul/05 with James and Karl

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/05

Hidden - 2005

shark - Lead - 01/Sep/04 with Jon Winter

Hardest onsight to date (2006) on paper during a really good spell of form. Enjoyably varied and technical
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/04 with Jim

Apharri - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Dave Wharton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/03

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - Aug/02 with Chris Read

nickdonohue - 2nd - Aug/02 with Joe Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/02

Lovely climbing :)
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead - Jun/02

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Viv

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/01

Boy - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Ben

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000

craig h - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/98 with Janet Hannah

Rich Kirby - Lead - 22/Feb/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/96

Hidden - 2nd - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/95

ChrisJD - Lead - 21/Jun/95 with rc

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/94 with jon

nai - 2nd - 1994

Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/93 with Bob Marks

ste_d - Lead O/S - 12/May/93 with mik

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 12/May/93 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/92

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/92

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/92

craig d - 1992

neilh - Lead - 12/Jul/91 with Tom Shenton

gordonday - Lead rpt - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/89

phardman - Lead O/S - 20/May/89 with Bill McKee

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1989 with Andy williamson

NickJH - 2nd O/S - Jun/88 with NGillman

Billg - Lead O/S - 1988

John Marsland - 2nd - 25/Jul/87 with Dave Soles

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 23/Jul/87 with Nigel Gregory

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 17/Jun/87 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/87

Hidden - 1987

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1987 with Richard French

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/86

Mike Owen - 18/Sep/85 with Simon King

andy gittins - 1985

GuyM - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 1985

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 1984 with Steve Hartland

Tom V - Lead - 1984 with Glenn Watson

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/82

mark-abz - Lead - 07/Sep/82 with Eric P

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 28/Aug/82 with Dave Abbey

Ian Jones - Lead - 1982 with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc

nbotting - 2nd - 1982

Hammy - 2nd - 04/Oct/81 with Rob Lawson

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/81

nbotting - 1981

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

jasper11 - 1980

jasper11 - 1980

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 11/Aug/79 with Paul Clark

Excellent climb - one of my favourites. Did in the very short period of time when I was a better climber than Martin
KRB - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/78 with Martin Veale

Al Evans - 1976

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Aug/75 with Phil Smith

Hidden - 2nd dog - 1967

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Style of ascent

Lead174 of 283 (61.5%)
Followed80 of 283 (28.3%)
Toproped1 of 283 (0.4%)
Alt Leads3 of 283 (1.1%)
Unknown25 of 283 (8.8%)

'Climbed'96 of 283 (33.9%)
clean O/S142 of 283 (50.2%)
clean β7 of 283 (2.5%)
clean rpt26 of 283 (9.2%)
clean RP1 of 283 (0.4%)
dogged8 of 283 (2.8%)
dnf3 of 283 (1.1%)