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Red Wall* E1 5b

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[Red Wall, 2 kb]18m. A worthwhile climb though with a fearsome finish. Climb the lower wall rightwards and a short corner to a sandy ledge and belay - VS 4c to here. Make a desperate mantelshelf up the wall on the left at the back of the ledge (holds to the right should be avoided but usually aren't) to finish. Alternatively, grub up the corner groove - lowering the grade to VS 4c! © ROCKFAX
FA. Don Morrison 1956

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This climb is in 128 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Brown - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with Lily

Karl Wooffindin - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/14 with Bryce Rigler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

Mantleshelf finish: scary, with thin moves to get stood up. Would have run away up corner, but did that last time! Relieved to cross it off the unfinished business list.
Andy Clarke - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Tim

Matt Marsh - AltLd O/S - 17/May/13 with James Swainston

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/13

Guy Wilson - 2nd - 23/Apr/13 with Gavin Moy, Rick Cotgreave

bclifton - Lead O/S - 2013

HVSJames - Lead O/S - 2013 with Matt Marsh

stefie c - 2nd - 17/Oct/12 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/12

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/12 with Deacon

Climbed the left hand finger crack. Good but possibly would be better if combined with the start of the Delectable Direct.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Richard Williams

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/May/12

robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12 with Si

Used flake out right (didn't know it wasn't in...)
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with tim

Lenny - Lead dog - 15/Mar/12 with Steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Michael Ryan - 2nd - 25/Feb/12 with Tom Robbins, Tom Cain

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jan/12

Really hard, spent ages hanging around getting a piece of gear in at the top.. Was pretty intimidated and didn't completely trust the wire. Lowered off. Then did it, hard and really superb.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Kyle Wood

Mantleshelf finish - scary and desperate feeling, especially with an alarming lack of gear. Its a good thing the ledge has good holds on it
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with Luke Goddard

Lxaddison - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Adam Jennings

Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 29/May/11 with Ian Holtby

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Will Ward

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/10

Direct up crack, seemed hard.
Luke Brooks - Lead - 12/Oct/10 with Liam, Barni

barni - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with luke, Liam fleming

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/10

Think it would be better described as using both the crack and the ledge on the top wall, rather than one or the other as in the definitive. To be clear having read some of the comments below, you can place a nut in the crack with your hands on the good ledge just right of it (ie before the top crux) but it is a bit awkward and blind.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Chris Foster

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/10

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Lisa

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/10

Finished up crack. Delicate technical moves - think I might've threatened an Egyptian at one point, 'til I came to my senses.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Andy

Seconded second pitch
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - May/10 with Freddie

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Jasmine Taplin

vanderz - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with patrick dawson

arunthomas - 2nd dog - 10/Apr/10 with Shawn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd RP - 2010

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Phil Leng

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/09

cem - 2nd - 11/Oct/09 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd RP - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

tigertim - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Dave Reeve

Clee - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/09 with Chris

Bob - 2nd O/S - 26/May/09 with M. Bullough

robin heath - Lead O/S - 16/May/09 with kim

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09

Mantle was easy, crux felt getting to the hold.
Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Lewi & Rich

Lewis Andrew - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Dan, Rich Armour

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Apr/09

simonp - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Nicki Hearne

in the rain
peter myers - Lead - Apr/09 with Matt Eyre

scullymammoth - 2nd - 03/May/08

Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 02/May/08 with Jonothan Skully

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/08

BenJacobs - 2nd - 01/Mar/08 with Dw

lead to the ledge then got winched to the top. VS 4c
tomboyle - Lead dnf - 13/Feb/08 with mark boden

AndrewJenkins - 2008

mppearson - 2008

The wall is a rather hard E1 if gear is used in the left-hand crackline. E2 is that's eliminated. ... Or you could just climb the crack at hard E1.
Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/07 with DaveDJ

set up belay on the ledge, and followed will across the traverse. Vs 4C
frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with will points

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Apharri - 2nd β - Jun/07 with Andre Hedger

climbingrick - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Unprotected moves to finish the climb. A bit tasty.
dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07

climbingpixie - 2nd - 14/Jan/07 with Mark Stevenson

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

UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/06

A Crook - 2nd - 07/Oct/06 with Dom Stockton

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

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/06

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/06 with martina

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Nov/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/04

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/04 with Neil Henson

I thought the top pitch of this was absolutely desperate and completely unprotected for the leader. Felt very tough for the grade. Had to be winched up.
Neil Henson - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/04 with Mark Collins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/03

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/03 with Andy

Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 05/May/02 with Brian Law

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/01

Hidden - TR - May/00

tlr - Lead - 2000

took a fall on this from where the crack runs out back to the ledge absolutely brilliant
sean0409 - Lead - 2000 with dad

nickcanute - 2000 with led or solo -various dates

Billg - Lead O/S - 1998

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1997 with chopper

Trobbo - 2nd - 04/Oct/96 with john blower

NeilGriffiths - Apr/96

BlueJohn - 2nd - 1996 with Dave

Mantleshelf finish
iskra2000 - 2nd - 25/Jun/95 with Mark Leach

astrecks - Lead β - 18/Mar/95 with Rod

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/93

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/93

OMSKB - 1993

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/92

Neil R - 2nd - 19/May/90 with Richard W

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/89

NickJH - Lead O/S - 1989 with CAirey

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

GuySummers - Lead - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/85

andy gittins - 1985

Ian Clare - 1984

ewar woowar - 1982

Hammy - Lead - 30/Oct/81 with Kate Knight

mark-abz - TR - 17/Sep/81

babymoac - 2nd - 15/Jun/80 with MTW

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/79

Mark Kemball - Lead - 11/Dec/77 with Sarah Bridge

KRB - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/77 with Mike Bridges

Nigel Bond - Lead - 27/Feb/77 with Dave

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 16/Aug/75 with Richard Gatehouse

rogerskews - 1975

greenbuoy - 2nd - 06/Feb/72 with Bob Lister

Peter Main - 2nd - 10/Oct/71 with Bill Cheverest

mikej - Lead dnf - 11/May/69 with E

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hard E20 of 23
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easy E211 of 23
hard E16 of 23
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easy E11 of 23
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hard 5c0 of 24
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easy 5c15 of 24
hard 5b7 of 24
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Style of ascent

Lead65 of 128 (50.8%)
Followed46 of 128 (35.9%)
Toproped2 of 128 (1.6%)
Alt Leads3 of 128 (2.3%)
Unknown12 of 128 (9.4%)

'Climbed'57 of 128 (44.5%)
clean O/S52 of 128 (40.6%)
clean β3 of 128 (2.3%)
clean rpt6 of 128 (4.7%)
clean RP2 of 128 (1.6%)
dogged5 of 128 (3.9%)
dnf3 of 128 (2.3%)