Strapadictomy*** E5 6b
[strapadictomy, 1 kb]9m.

Rockfax Description
A real classic and rite of passage which is hard work but well protected. Climb the short arete to runners, then lean out (large wire in the flake) and layback onto the flake. About face, and finish briskly. © ROCKFAX

FA. John Allen 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, Extreme Rock, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Hard Grit history, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist, 50 of the Best, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

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This climb is in 176 logbooks, and on 129 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Oct/15

So happy to have it done 1st go on second session trying. Felt so much better this time. Thanks Marcus for all the encouragement and the belay:)
karol dubas - Lead G/U - 03/Oct/15 with Marcus

Got my right hand into the final crack, then fell.
MichaelGallimore - Lead dnf - 02/Aug/15 with Jenny

Joedt - 2nd - 16/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/15

got onto the layback and struggled to make progress fell of 3 times and called it at that, found a video which shows an obvious move that I wasn't even looking at maybe next time...
scott quinn - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/15 with Tom Priestley

AsleepOnBelay - 2nd dnf - 11/Apr/15 with ian

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/15

westaway - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/15

Long time coming
gazhbo - Lead RP - 27/Mar/15

phil64 - 2015

phil64 - 2015

Next time!
morganator - Lead dnf - 02/Nov/14 with Ross Mckerchar

So pleased to get a surprise flash of this. Had a bit of gear beta but pretty much figured out the moves as I went.
quiffhanger - Lead β - 02/Nov/14 with Jon M

fricking hard. took multiple lobs before finally getting it...just.
markalmack - Lead G/U - 26/Oct/14 with will, little tom

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/14

had a flash go after watching footage, placing gear on lead, got to the layback position and rested. had 1 more go after which was equally disappointing. will be back, ace route
spidey - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/14 with mat lamb

got pumped placing gear out right, went after 1 rest.
robman - Lead dog - 23/Jun/14

Made the stretch move out right 1st go (thanks to Tim's beta after he'd led it!), but blew the top move of the top crack..brilliant route though
jamiev - TR dog - 05/Jun/14 with Tim Parkinson

Ground upped this nine years ago. Glad to get it first go today, placing gear on lead.
JulesV - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/14 with Shauna

Ethan - Lead β - 13/Mar/14 with Jon Clark, Don Walker

oliver.ghill91 - Lead dog - 22/Feb/14 with Zardoz

Dan-Cheetham - 2014

Hidden - TR - 23/Nov/13

Dan Bates - 13/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Oct/13

took a while to commit to the stretch out right, through a nut in the flake, climbed above it and kicked the nut out. let out a feminine yelp before sprinting over the top.
BillyRidal - Lead O/S - Aug/13

mshorter - Lead RP - 17/May/13

Ground up. The only soft thing about this is falling. Felt really hard, really glad to have done it.
sparkass - Lead G/U - 17/May/13 with Mike Shorter

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/13

Ground up
sgl0jd - Lead RP - 15/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/13

sgl0jd - Lead dnf - 16/Feb/13

Peter Holder - Lead - 14/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jan/13

Ground up, awesome line.
BRoe - Lead G/U - 18/Nov/12 with whitehouse_rhys

Michael Allday - Lead RP - 14/Nov/12 with Bruce Houston

Ground up, first session.
LJC - Lead dnf - 11/Nov/12 with Tom

Harry Chaplin - Lead RP - 05/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/12

flip me that layback felt desperate! Just watched Hard Grit and now I have a much better sequence though. About face... now there's an idea!
jacobjlloyd - Lead dnf - 14/Oct/12 with Ben Corbey

harvie - Lead - 03/Oct/12

Chi Cheng - Lead dog - 23/Sep/12 with Craig Bailey

TR DNFBGRPAWMRRDTTC. (rr=rigging rope). Toprope tough guys!
Stone Muppet - TR dnf - 12/May/12 with sd-l, md

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/May/12

Apparently getting onto the flake isn't the hard bit!
pmurdy - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/12 with Mike W

Alex@home - Lead dnf - 23/Mar/12 with The Doctor

Did the big press into the crack but got psyched/pumped out.
Daniel Heath - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/12 with Remus

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Failed to onsight it so dogged to top, rested for 20 mins then bashed it out next go. Happy
dj_brigham05 - Lead RP - 03/Jul/11 with Rob Tyler, Pete Abernethy

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/11

stephenhartley - 2nd dog - Jun/11 with Burns

Fell off multiple times from the top layback. Couldn't finish it!
markalmack - Lead dnf - 17/Apr/11 with james marjot

2nd go,ground up
steve_yo - Lead RP - 02/Apr/11

Ground up
Brown - Lead RP - 02/Apr/11 with Oska

Kyle Rance - Lead RP - 26/Mar/11 with Scott Purdy

ScottPurdy - 2nd dnf - 26/Mar/11

3 tries. Felt tired.
GPN - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/11 with Annette

Awesome movement and climbing. Took 3 shots, and did the RP with the gear in.
highlux - Lead RP - 02/Mar/11

Took a lot of attempts to get the sequence at the crux that would work for me. Will defo be back to lead it.
PeteH - 2nd dog - 02/Mar/11 with Mark Watson

malx - Lead G/U - Mar/11

ground up. Had a day in the past and realy struggled. Took 3 falls today, then did it. Felt not too bad on the actual go when you get everything in the right place. A cool sequence.
Ed Booth - Lead - 23/Jan/11 with Sean Grady

Not too hard, though I do it a different way to everone else it seems...
Harry Thorpe - TR RP - 21/Jan/11 with Sarah Wright

fell a few times from the layback, next time
grady - Lead dnf - Jan/11

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Ben C - 2011

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/10

A Downing - TR dnf - 24/Oct/10 with Ben Monkton

3rd or 4th go ground-up stylee.
Joe Costello - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/10 with Alec, James

Fell off last move, about 3 times and gave up. Grrr
DaveFidler - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/10

Kevster - Lead dnf - 09/Oct/10

What Mat said.
alaan - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/10

AdamjBailes - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/10

Ground up at my second go
FlorianCastagne - Lead dog - 13/Aug/10 with Guillaume Lion

Got a dodgy nut in the crack, fell off, thought nut would pop so filled the crack with gear then had no room for fingers, swore at myself and then TP'd it in one time!
richiebongo - Lead dog - 11/Aug/10

geddicakes - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/10 with Paul Phillips

It's a retro flash really since it's been 4 years since I last tried. Chuffed to bits with it though!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead β - 26/Jun/10 with Ben Burns

St0neMonkey - Lead β - 10/Jun/10

A few attempts, couldn't get feet into crack.
HamishD - Lead dnf - 14/May/10 with pete graham

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/10

Lovely moves, nice to finally get on and try it!
irish paul - Lead dnf - 2010 with Dave R + Mike D

kingholmesy - Lead dog - 2010 with Andy S

jeffmcd56 - Lead RP - 2010 with Wez

Ross Kirkland - Lead RP - Oct/09 with Neil McGeek

Found upto the vertical crack pretty straight forward, but couldnt reach across far enough to get established into the crack! Just need 2 grow an inch or two.
CharlieMack - Lead dnf - 23/Sep/09 with mgeek

ground up 3rd go. Awesome powerful safe climbing!
mgeek - Lead G/U - 23/Sep/09 with adam hughes

Hidden - Lead - Sep/09

barni - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/09

DaveFidler - TR RP - Jul/09

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with Nic and Katherine

nige - Lead RP - 05/Apr/09 with richard kirby

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/09 with Nige

failed onsight missed a foothold, loser.. done second attempt. short and sweet.
dav - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with Gill B

only new tick today but a good 'n! (had belayed the count on it back in '07)
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 24/Jan/09 with Guy, Tez, Stead, Sean & Tez's mate.

koopa - TR dnf - 2009

Jacob Bloodworth - Lead G/U - 2009

Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead RP - Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jun/08

a lot of hard work but its well worth it.
andy gravestock - Lead RP - 25/May/08 with dad

I'll be back!
Nom - TR dnf - 16/Apr/08 with Joe Bream

This climb pisses me off so much! I don;t even like it, i'm just going to headpoint it one day when i have nothin better to do.
Ed Booth - Lead dnf - 04/Mar/08 with Matt Pickles

Fell off the top when I was about 15. Cruised it this time.
willackers - Lead - 20/Nov/07 with Chris Cubitt, Dan Walker

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

Fell off numerous times reaching crack
Mr Wild - Lead dnf - 13/Nov/07 with Andy Richards

Hidden - Lead - 04/Nov/07

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

dan gibson - Lead RP - 08/Oct/07 with AJ

Managed to reach the vertical crack but found it hard to move my body for the layback
sam8oy - Lead dnf - 07/Oct/07 with John

btc - 2nd - 27/Aug/07 with keith daly

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/07

fizzy_elephant - 2nd dog - 26/Mar/07 with Lloyd Betsworth

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/07 with Ruth

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Fell off on final crack and then finished the route. Absolutely awesome though, can't wait to try again when I'm a bit fresher.
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead dog - 12/Aug/06 with Dan Bradley

redjerry - Lead - May/06 with Josh Horniak

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Tricky move moving rightwards
dannyboy83 - Lead RP - Dec/05 with Dad

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 2005 with Jody Vallance

Ground up
JulesV - Lead β - 2005

ground up 2nd go
ali_robb - Lead RP - Jul/04

johnboyrevel - 2nd O/S - May/04 with Spider

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - TR dnf - 2004

rapidrich - Lead dnf - Nov/03 with Andy McCluskey

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/03

Found it ok with the hard part being reaching the last holds. Maybe F7a+ if youre not into bouldery routes.
Jeff25 - Lead β - 01/Mar/03 with Oliver

Hidden - Mar/03

gear preplaced
lx - Lead - May/02

lovely route
justin c - Mar/02

sadams - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/01 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - 2nd - 2001

Hidden - Lead - Jun/00

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/99 with Paul Tanton

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Mike Owen - 17/May/98 with Elaine Owen

2nd go
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - 24/Jan/98 with Chris Ranner

Year a guess
shark - Lead - 1998

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 1998

Jon Read - Lead RP - Nov/97 with Dave Edmunds

Just missed the on sight when my boot toe rubber ripped!
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 12/Apr/97 with Dave Banham-Hughes

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/97

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/96 with mik

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Dave Pritchard - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/94 with Bryn Bardsley

mikedelderfield - Lead rpt - 01/May/93 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - Lead β - 14/May/91

Hidden - Lead β - 1991

Hidden - Lead - 1990

circa 1990
Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 1990 with AJ

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 1990 with Steve Crowe

Billg - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/89

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/89

Hidden - 1989

mark mcgowan01 - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Hidden - 1985

ewar woowar - 2nd - 1982

Many falls over two weekends before I got it. Back then it was my second E4 lead!
Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Jun/80

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1980

Chris Craggs - Lead O/S - 1980 with Graham Parkes

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 1973

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