Piccadilly Circus** E2 5c
[Andy on Piccadily Circus, 3 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
The middle finger-crack leads to the cave - worthwhile at solid HVS 5b. A tricky traverse left and technical wall gain a ledge on the arete. Trend rightwards more easily to finish. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Steve Bancroft 1976

Ticklists: Monopoly.

Photo: Andy on Piccadily Circus © Mr. K
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This climb is in 267 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

The lower crack is fairly stiff at HVS 5b. Got some good gear in at the left end of the cave before teetering out into the unknown. Got half way through the crux sequence and decided I didn't want to go much further without placing some gear. I faffed around for ages on the poor finger locks placing a nut and getting quite pumped in the process. I then instantly regretted this when I made one more move up into a much better balanced position. Realising how pumped I was I spent a while here shaking out on the half rest before making one more easy move to the ledge and hands off rest. The climbing was great but an epic faff for me today.
David Kay - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/15 with Ric Elliott

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/15

P2 only
max_chan - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Graeme Hammond

Via Oxford Street this time
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/15 with Matt Fennelow

ian d f - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Mark S, Tor

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

bigdrew - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Eve

tim newton - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/15 with rachel slater

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Tim Newton

Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Sam hamer

Led the 5c pitch (first E2?). Found the step out worrying, but relatively mild. The crux for me was pulling on the finger jam through the crack - still not sure of my technique. Good, but not great, climbing.
MYox - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/15 with Trevor

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 15/May/15 with Richard Snow

On the second and found it hard but got it clean. The lead would be another matter
fifth - 13/May/15 with Gav

Great route. Fell off on my first attempt on the crux as I lost my composure due to the exposure; so close too. Feels run out on the crux but totally safe to fall from with a bomber nut at the start of the traverse. Got the crux moves on the next attempt but still a little scary until I managed to place a nut in the crack. Did in 1 pitch. Part 2 was clean following the fall; So if it's a 2 pitch route effectively an onsight of p1 and a ground up of pitch 2.
gavinpeach - Lead - 13/May/15 with Scott

Great jamming on lower followed by tricky pull out on top wall
phil64 - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with mike cox

afern - 2nd O/S - 10/May/15

Challenging with cold hands! Sheltered from the wind but below 10 degrees so had to keep trying to warm the fingers up on the HVS section. That has two hard bits and seemed pretty hard for HVS, didn't climb it very well, limited finger functionality is my excuse! According to the guide book, I did it to the cave in 2007 but couldn't remember anything about it. Great exposed section going out of the cave, short but exciting and packs some good moves in. I dropped down to foot traverse a little below the level of the cave, then moved up into the thin finger crack. Struggled to fiddle in a couple of micros from a tricky position then made a fairly straightforward move up and got a good hold, typical! Andrew seconded in the drizzle and it got worse after that so we ran away to Chee Dale.
Misha - Lead O/S - 02/May/15 with Andrew

Fantastic never get tired of this:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 22/Mar/15 with Kevin Rasin

mapperley samurai - 2nd - 22/Mar/15 with Andy Gardner

Really fun!
ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/15

Pitch 1, HVS.
robertmctague - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15

soph - Lead rpt - 18/Nov/14 with Karel Snoek

M_Robinson - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/14 with Ian Robinson

Hard work on crack but solid jams. Traverse quite scary out left, got a bit shaky. Final moves on vs great fun and relief!
rurp - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14 with bill farmer

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Sep/14

pearson9596 - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with Dave Brock

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Lena, Ben Corbey, Sky

lena.drapella - 2nd dog - 27/Aug/14 with Sky, dannyboy

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Phil

French Erick - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Alex Heude

Tried this before but wimped out at the cave, this time all the way to the top, good route.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

Good effort ry
Mattlamb90 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Ryan

spidey - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with mat lamb

P1 only
jonleighton - 2nd dnf - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

mrteale - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with MrBlond

MrBIond - 2nd - 21/Jun/14

Serena Lambre - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/14 with mrteale

Poor choice for a warm up route, hot, greasy and midge but it went ok. couldn't place gear at the crux as I was greasing off so had to crack on to the arete. Didn't feel like it deserved two stars to me but perhaps in nicer conditions it'll feel better. Ran away from the midgies for a solo/boulder on Owler Tor.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd β - 06/Jun/14

awesome crack section, surely the crack is E1? Sustained and at least 2 5b moves on it. A new ab point has been installed in the cave
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

Mark Grist - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Paul Tanton

Led this in one pitch. Quite tough for the grade. Getting established on the top crack is a tricky sequence and then there's a balancey move up the wall. Hard for E2 I'd say.
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Mark Grist

Found this v hard work, lots of falls and rests
alp79 - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/14 with Jonny Ashton

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/14

phil64 - 2nd - 16/May/14 with dave

Hidden - TR - 03/May/14

WillDoyle - Lead - 17/Apr/14

tim newton - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with patrick green

Hidden - TR - 13/Apr/14

irish paul - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Sarah Black

nai - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/14 with Mark

uphillnow - 2014

Brown - Lead - 2014 with James T

Led both pitches but brought Alex up to the cave after the first. 2nd pitch is outrageously good, just ignore the slight spoiling by the ledge on the arete.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Alex McCann

P1 only, really good, didint fancy second pitch.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

I did first pitch but freaked out seeing rusty peg to protect hard bit. Roger found bomber nut pro ! Made all the difference! Note to self - keep calm and use your eyes!
cobweb - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Roger Waterworth

P2 only, after (HVS) crack of Oxford Street.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13 with James O

After Masa struggled to reach the holds on Oxford St (hence did 1st pitch of Oxford St). The climbing on the crack was tough.
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13 with Masa

WillDoyle - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Mike

Pulled on gear twice.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/13 with Peter Harris

WB - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Guy

Kept pumping out at the top of the crack I need more stamina! Fell again at the crux as it was a tad damp!
JakeWShaw - 2nd dog - 10/Apr/13 with Ben Kelsey

as a warm up. dirty cave, wet crucial holds. sorry to jake pulling him about on the second.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/13 with Jake Shaw

Nick Sillem - 2013

John Gale - 2nd β - 2013

ejected - 2013

jshields - 2nd - 27/Oct/12 with Jeff Ingman

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/12

1st pitch only
Helen Gibson - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/12 with Paul

SPD224 - 2nd - 20/Oct/12 with Jim Hardwick, Martin Smith

Harder than it looks!
Dizz - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Ali, David B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/12

climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

DavidR - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Andy Asaam

In one pitch
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/12 with Jim

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/12

completely messed up and fell off as i clipped the gear after the crux. Bugger will have to come back and this is really soft for e2 as well :o
Graeme Hammond - Lead dog - 11/Jul/12 with Pete Wimbush

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 09/Jul/12

tuftynick - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/12 with miles gibson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - 20/May/12

Led 2nd pitch
Dave Turnbull, BMC - AltLd - 24/Apr/12 with Mick Ryan

Howard Lawledge - Lead - Apr/12

Shauna - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Jules

JulesV - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12

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

mwatson - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/12 with johnny

pmurdy - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Jonny Reay

JRae - Lead - 19/Feb/12 with M Watson, Paul M

Started snowing when I got to the cave!!
drcorbasisgod - Lead dnf - Jan/12 with Marc Weisner

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

Mr Wild - 2nd - 2012 with Greg

Placing a nut in that thin crack was a bit intense.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Olly

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/11

Joughton - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/11

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Mark R

mark20 - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/11 with gaz

richiebongo - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with Gwen Thomson

Managed first HVS section cleanly this time, but like the Robert the Bruce's spider needed six attempts at moving from the cave to the arete
rd20 - 2nd dog - 11/Sep/11 with Gareth H

GarethHall - Lead RP - 11/Sep/11 with Robert Dufton

Came off first HVS section, then came off first attempt at coming out of the cave
rd20 - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/11 with Gareth H

Hidden - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11

Hadn't slept.
WillDoyle - 2nd dog - 20/Aug/11

Coel Hellier - Lead - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/11

tonanf - Lead - Aug/11

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with nicky, loundsy

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

Very good.
jamiev - 2nd β - 26/Jun/11 with Audrey Seguy

Great route in three distinct sections, hard HVS, delicate crux e2 then super bold vs. Did in one pitch.
simon1965 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Tim L

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

Shauna - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/11 with Jules

JulesV - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/11

steve_yo - 2nd - 13/Apr/11 with smooth

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

P1 only, at HVS
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/10

nice moves out of cave.
Milne - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with dave saxby

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Sep/10

Led in 1 pitch! Thought the bottom crack was stiff for HVS. The moves on the face and the unprotected romp up the arete are awesome!
al99 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Nick Record

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/10

just the hvs to half height
pete87abs - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Richard Clarke

highrepute - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

First pitch only, with Scotts gear preclipped.
mattwyles1 - Lead β - Aug/10

Lead P1 previously, ran it all into one today. Top section was all a bit gripping, would've ended up at Higgar Tor if I'd've blown it near the top.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Andy

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 11/Jun/10 with Jane Rigby

JRigby - 2nd - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

John Pickles - 2nd - 27/May/10 with Kieran Hodgson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/10

markalmack - 2nd β - 28/Apr/10 with gregg capon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/10

Scary coming after the cave
Adam Potter - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/10

Lead it one pitch so ran it out to prevent rope drag. Thought the top was pretty good value for HS?
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Franco Cookson

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

with gear in
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/09

Jamie p1 me p2
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/09

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Oct/09

BrettB - Lead - 23/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/09

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Brilliant route. Starting crack has easy to read but pumpy moves up to the cave. Nice rest. The traverse out left and up the finger crack is obvious but fingery asnd committing - not exactly a hand rail! Reward is an easy romp to finish. A good route to try if you are pushing your grade as very safe gear.
LoopyLou - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Helen Lear

Hidden - TR - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/09

slipped on first pitch and fell rushing the 2nd pitch, reversed it and did it clean
mike lawrence? - 2nd - 26/May/09 with FatRob

Led as one long pitch
Boy - 08/May/09 with Nige Kershaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09

Clee - 2nd - 18/Apr/09 with Steve

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/09

P1 only - very sustained!
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Clio & Tom

1st pitch only at HVS 5b. Learning to finger jam. went better than expected...
overexposure - TR dog - 05/Apr/09

First section/pitch is nails, second went fairly easily.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - 2nd - 01/Apr/09 with Tom

Quite hard until you step down, nice route
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/09 with andy gravestock

i good route to get warmed up with although couldnt feel my fingers tops moves fairly hard.
andy gravestock - 2nd β - 24/Mar/09 with alex mason

1st pitch only at HVS 5b.
JWB - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Mike278

First pitch only
mike278 - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with JWB

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Mar/09

To Cave: HVS
Michael Ryan - 2009 with Donna Claridge

P1 and ab'd off. Great climbing, tough final moves.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Andy

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/08

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Works Frasier

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/08

Went ok. First crack needs respect but came easy compared to top half, which was scary to start (despite good friends in cave exit), became insecure and then produced solid wires for top moves to shelf. Got caught out by some bad rope drag. Very pleasing ascent for me
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08

Got a little bit scared on this. Lat bit of really solid gear was at the top of the hvs and eventually fell off onto a poor nut that I sketched into the traversing finger crack, as I was trying to rock up poorly onto the ledge. Get back on it Matt.
mattyork2 - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/08 with Pete Ellis

first pitch only. found this as hard as Regent Street, Probably was just tired. still enjoyable though
BenJacobs - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/08 with Dave and Nick

morganator - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Ivan Green

Tommy G - 2nd dog - Jun/08 with Tom P

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/May/08

Too Cave only
Creep_pea - TR O/S - 14/May/08 with Andy

alaan - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with Oli

Oli - 2nd O/S - 09/May/08 with Alan

Hidden - Lead - 08/May/08

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/08 with Nicos

first pitch warm-up.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Andy Reeve

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Mike Todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/07

Toby Dunn - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/07 with Tom Randall

lukea - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Rich

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/07

UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/07

Nicos - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/07 with dan woolnough

Southern Mark Smith - 2007

datoon - Lead O/S - 2007 with MJ

Andrew Sloan - 2nd dog - 29/Oct/06

lukea - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with dan

lukea - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with dan

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/May/06

1st pitch only
AJ007 - 2nd dnf - 14/Apr/06

lead the 1st pitch
feilx - AltLd O/S - Dec/05 with Ben Darvill

shark - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/05 with Karl Telfer

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/05

Hidden - 2005

Did 1st pitch only to the cave (5b)
nickdonohue - Lead - May/04 with Jim Barradale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/02

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/01

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/May/01

Hidden - 2000

tlr - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Carl Smethurst - Lead dog - 21/Aug/99 with Ian Pickles

ChrisJD - AltLd - 28/Apr/99 with AlB

Rained halfway up the route.
chris sm - AltLd dnf - May/97 with Andy Gill

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/96 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/95

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 14/May/95 with mik

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 02/Sep/94 with David

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/94

andybirtwistle - AltLd - 02/Oct/93 with Steve Brewis

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 12/May/93 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/93

Pitch 1
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/93 with Bob Marks

NickJH - Lead β - 1993 with JOwen

Hammy - 2nd - 19/Apr/92 with Fai Kwong, Mandy Kwong

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/92

craig d - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/91

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 12/May/91

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/90

Hidden - AltLd - May/90

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 18/May/89 with Nigel Boothroyd

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1989 with The General (P.Henderson)

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/88

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 01/Nov/87 with Dave Simmonds

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/87

1st pitch only
John Marsland - Lead dnf - 13/Jun/87

Hidden - 1987

sadams - AltLd - Sep/86 with Mark Bonham

keefe - 03/Aug/86 with Johnny Adams

andy gittins - 1985

GuyM - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 1985

TonyF - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/82 with Steve Andrews

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 22/Feb/82 with Bill McKee

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

Date a guess
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 2nd - Jul/80 with Phil Smith

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Robmwatt - 1980

Robmwatt - 1980

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