Scoop Connection* E2 5b
[Nick Mattia on Scoop Connection., 2 kb]22m.

Rockfax Description
Mild but scary! Climb the slabby wall rightwards to an indifferent set of small runners on the arete, then teeter left away from these along the shelf to join and finish up Pulpit Groove. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Photo: Nick Mattia on Scoop Connection. © nickmattia
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This climb is in 89 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

pete1993 - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/15 with Micki, Tom

Teappleby - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/15 with Pete Briggs, Micki Schobitz

on toms gear
MSchobitz - Lead β - 27/Sep/15 with Pete Briggs

Low (quite difficult) hand traverse across the ledge with 1 fall, would have been much easier to walk across the top!
MysteriousCeorl - 2nd - 29/May/15

Low traverse method, will be back to do the scarier but easier walk method with a couple of small cams
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 29/May/15 with Nick Higson, Ben

Walking yet precarious
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15

Brown - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with John

Felt good to 2nd clean, very sandy at the end of the traverse. Rob led with a cool head.
mike bridges - 2nd β - 30/Aug/14 with Robert Bridges

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/14

Nice and balincy all over to soon:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14

Scary traverse. Enjoyed the focus required. Take small cams.
ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with John Inkpen

Pretty cool, crux is pulling onto the ledge then it eases. Plenty of holds when you need them after that, just not necessarily at the right level.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Will

amccann - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

willsm11 - 2nd β - 16/Nov/13 with matt

In the dark without a headtorch on, made the traverse abit sketchy
Teappleby - 2nd - 16/Nov/13 with Alex McCann

So i thorte this wuld be a nice worm up for better things! It wasent!! Spent the rest of the day pumped! I may of climbed a difrent route to scoop conection by staying low and climbing out to the flakes on the left and then mantaling up on the left most part of the ledge!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Dan bates

Wayne S - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Deacon

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

Scary, nearly barndoored off trying to chalk-up mid move. Insecure.
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/13

Si dH - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Apr/13

A small cam in the slot is useful.
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Liam Brown, Gareth Hooson

bclifton - Lead O/S - 2013

Not E3, but nicely delicate and balancy!
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12

PAJames - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 2012

nickmattia - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with stephenhartley

stephenhartley - 2nd - 23/Aug/11 with nickmattia

Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

crimpy69 - TR - 02/Jul/11

The lower wall was harder than the traverse. Overgraded.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Simon Pape

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

Tamati - 2nd - May/11

Definitely a thought provoking traverse! Not so bad I couldn't enjoy it though.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with Will Ward

too easy for E3 and a little sandy, not particularly nice
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Chi Huo Cheng

the traverse is awful on the second, was going to swing into Great Harry if i came off.
Chi Cheng - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Rachel Stater

First E3! It was E2 in my guide and looked easier then Suspense hence this instead of Suspense. A little scared getting on the ledge and then traversing but apart from that fine. Bomber micro-cams on the arete, had to abb for gear
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Kate Slack, Sarah Harrison

Coel Hellier - Lead - 17/Sep/10

Good route, fear wise E3 is the right grade. quite an easy 5b move though. Would be nasty if you fell from the left of the ledge.
robin heath - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

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

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with michael porter

Never E3 just too easy, especially since the hard moves are near the start of the traverse. V Good though.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Tom

AJ007 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Dan

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/09 with AJ

Nicos - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with matt bates

smudge - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/08 with Dan Poulter

djp1 - 2nd - 25/Oct/08 with Dan Smith

smudge - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/08 with Jude and Rob

Thought the runners on the arete were pretty good to be honest. I think you would deck from the far left of the ledge but the moves there arn't hard.
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Laurence Davis

r@bag - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Dom Sellars

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/08

Similar to 'thank god ledge' on halfdome - Looks like you can walk along the ledge on first appearance but a shuffling crawl seemed more appropriate when up there. Grade depends on what gear youve got. i would imagine a micro-cam in the last slot would make it feel much less bold. The cams in the flared incut on the arete didn't seem solid enough to hold the directional wires in place - in the event of a fall. If these fail the resultant fall ont to the good wires in the dubious block would be very big and scary. Soft E3 without the right micor-cams?
joe larner - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08

roberto18 - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/08 with Matt Burdekin

Sean Kelly - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/07

BenJacobs - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/07 with PeakDJ

Bloody hell, it didn't look that scary from the ground! One good nut, a motley collection of micro-cams borrowed off some randoms and pretending the sloping ledge was 2ft from floor level helped enormously.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/07 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd RP - 12/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Jus - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/04

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Jul/02

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

nickcanute - 2000 with led or solo -various dates

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/97

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/92

Hidden - TR - 11/Jan/92

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/91

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/86

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 26/Jun/85 with Kim Greenald

GordonHart - TR β - 1985

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1985

andy gittins - 1985

Mark Kemball - TR - 22/Oct/83

mark-abz - TR - 14/Apr/83 with Andy W

ewar woowar - 1982

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/79

was HVS 5a in Nunns guide so since Kev had done it in walking boots 2 years before,thought i`d have a go! Nervy but made it ok,
mike bridges - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/79 with Kevin Bridges

I think this has turned out to be my first ever extreme though it was graded HVS 5a in the Paul Nunn guide at the time. Did it in my old walking boots protected by one small chock threaded with string.
KRB - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/77 with Tank

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