Pool Wall*** E5 6b
[Reaching the safety of Suspense, 1 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
At low water, the direct start to Suspense is technical and bold. Small wires and cams protect sparingly - remember to leave room in the slots for your fingers. Above the crux, a bold sprint leads to the crux of the regular route. © ROCKFAX

FAA. Alan Clarke 1958. FFA. Roger Greatrick early 1980s.

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush.

Photo: Reaching the safety of Suspense © Rik
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This climb is in 49 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Went left after the "crux" via desp moves and avoided the bold sprint mentioned in the guide. Hard and bloody brill.
nathanlee - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/15 with Dom Lee

Worked on a TR years ago, lead with 1 fall off the first crux.
WillDoyle - Lead dog - 30/Jul/14

Interesting, maybe for the headpoint??
Gambit - TR dog - 28/Sep/13 with Tom

Ground or rather 'pool' up. Very reachy, couldn't reach between the crux holds so ended up getting a thumb sprag with my right and crossing over with my left to the hold. 6b for sure. The move after is reachy too. 1 fall
Apharri - Lead - 24/Jun/13 with Dave Wharton

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 28/Apr/13 with Dan McManus

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/Apr/13

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

First legitimate E5 onsight! Gear was better than expected (two cams in the slot before the crux) crux was sketchy, with a small pop/deadpoint for the right handhold. Must be much harder for the short. The "bold sprint" was not too hard after the crux, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Hannah

soph - 2nd - 16/Sep/12 with Andy Reeve

stephenhartley - 2nd β - Sep/12 with Burns

Hidden - TR - 29/Mar/12

Pete Graham - Lead - 02/Mar/12 with Mike

Bob - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

rockaddiction - Lead RP - 05/Jul/11

Topped with one rest. Gear did not inspire me to ever even dream of trying this one.
simon1965 - TR - 02/Jun/11 with paul

Hidden - Lead β - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/09

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/09

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with francocookson

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Ed and Cavey

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Aug/08

Ben Wolstenholme - 2nd - 25/Aug/08 with John Roberts (JR)

Forgotten how to climb slabs - really fun, mind!
alaan - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/08 with bex

Hidden - 2007

chrishedgehog - 2nd - 17/Mar/05

Gus - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/04 with Rob Clifton

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

Roget - Lead rpt - Jun/02

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Jan/00

tlr - 2nd - 2000 with Adrian

tuftynick - 2nd - 2000 with Aide Jebb

PaulHermes - 1997

fell off once
Roget - Lead dog - 08/Oct/95 with jon

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/94 with Adrian Berry, Alan Holden

Okecroak - 2nd - 15/Apr/94 with I Butler, M Mercy

AlanLittle - TR - Apr/94

Hidden - 2nd - 1994

Hidden - Lead RP - 1993

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1992 with elliot blaylock

Hidden - 1992

Sean Kelly - May/90 with Duncan Lee

Hidden - 1990

Billg - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/89 with Dave Gregory

GordonHart - TR dog - 1985

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 27/Feb/82 with Bill McKee

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, ashtond6, LJC, maybe_si, Nick1812P, whitehouse_rhys, drcorbasisgod, web10steelj, Peakology, derekb, Chris_barr, mic_b, Kyuzo, Mr Wild

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