Parallel Piped* E3 5c
[Fiend on sighting "Parallel Piped" (mild E3 5c) at Froggatt, 3 kb]6m.

Rockfax Description
The reachy left arete of the smart slab, with gear in the low break. Hard for the short. A fair intro to harder gritstone aretes. © ROCKFAX

FA. Graham Hoey 1986

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes.

Photo: Fiend on sighting "Parallel Piped" (mild E3 5c) at Froggatt © Photo: Jules
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This climb is in 137 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/15

Gambit - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Giles, Cheryl, Jason, Paula

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

Wimped out of the lead and Dunc took over.. Next time!
bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Dunc

Very on-sightable only really one hard move, good route though.
Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/14

DaveB61 - 2nd - 05/Oct/14 with Jon Shields

jshields - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with David Bankard

Rather soft, as a result of top roping benign
BRoe - Solo RP - 20/Aug/14 with Millard, whitehouse_rhys

andy28th - TR O/S - 20/Aug/14

jamiev - TR O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Tim Parkinson

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/14

WillDoyle - Solo - 30/Mar/14

The E grade is probably height dependent - cool moves though.
robw007 - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/14

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Mar/14

danm - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with grimer

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Apr/13

Lovely couple of moves.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/13

Ethan - Lead - 23/Feb/13 with Sam Hamer

ashtond6 - Lead dnf - 02/Feb/13

Hannahjscott - 2nd - 11/Sep/12 with Owen Smith

Nice. Don't see why this is E3. Didn't think it would have deck-out possiblity until it' easy
Cake - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Hannah

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Nick

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Jake

thrutch - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Sven

Ram MkiV - Solo rpt - 20/Dec/11

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 02/Dec/11 with Rob Middleton

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/11 with Mark Rankine

tuftynick - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with dave musgrove

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with ewan

ewanthomson - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/11 with Ed morris

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 16/Oct/11 with Tufty

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - TR RP - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead β - 24/May/11

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with loundsy

all in the feet. quite straightforward... V nice climb.
highlux - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/11

spooked out having to place gear blindly leaning down with oaks and billy telling me if it was alright, felt like pat sharpe's fun house so down climbed from the smears and sacked it for a more serious effort
GuyVG - Lead dnf - 12/Feb/11

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Nov/10

Lovely, delicate smears see you to saftey. Just keep your head!
B-bop - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/10 with Juan

mark20 - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

A scary lead from Mark. An awesome couple of moves. Awesome route. Technical, balancey moves. Brilliant
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/10

clintos - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with jonny green

dominic lee - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/10 with nathan lee

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Dom Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Chicken out of the lead.
chris sm - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

JPGR - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Yvette

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/10 with M.Sharpe

sharpie530 - 2nd - 15/Mar/10 with ollie b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Somerset swede basher - Lead β - 25/Jul/09 with Katharine, Rich, John and Wicks

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/May/09

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Charlie Jeynes

Jez - Lead O/S - May/09 with NJSharp

All over in about 10 seconds. Sweet.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Skippy

Made a bit of a mess of the last proper move.
net - 2nd - 22/Feb/09 with George

GPN - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/09 with Annette

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Feb/09

Pete Graham - Lead - 28/Nov/08 with Luke Porter

tom.e - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/08 with Claire

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/08

tommytwotone - Lead RP - 20/Sep/08 with Matt Pidgen

mshorter - 20/Jul/08

Oddjob - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/08 with Duncan

sparkass - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Mike Shorter and Alex Woods

alaan - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Jenny

Scary reach for the flake.
joe larner - Lead β - 20/Jun/08

Short, sweet and possibly safe.
lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Danger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Chris Wall

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Rjukan - Lead O/S - 2008 with Tom P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/07

Dan 85 - 2nd dog - 11/Nov/07 with John

nacnud - Lead - 03/Nov/07

My second E3 having had a tip that this was easiest one in peak. All over in less than 2 mins, seemed very straightforward.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Max

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Aug/07

good moves with a nevre-racking reach for the flake jug.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/07 with Vash

v.jester - Lead β - Jul/07 with alex

jchenoweth - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/07 with Fat Alan

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 19/May/07 with Scott Mackenzie

Coel Hellier - Lead - 05/May/07

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 04/May/07 with james

james.f.williamson - 2nd - 03/May/07 with Simon Chevis

chrisclimber_1986 - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/07 with William Kelsall

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Oddjob - 2nd β - 25/Feb/07 with Andre

Joe Marsh - 2nd β - 25/Feb/07 with Andre

drysori - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

ewen - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/06 with dave best

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/06

Col Allott - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/06

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/06 with rhys

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Mini epic.
mattwyles1 - Lead - 2006

First E3 onsite
BruceW - Lead O/S - Nov/05 with Al. W.

really good fun leading this route. Had a bit of a wobble and couldn't quite reach flake. thought i was going to have to slap at one stage but sorted right foot out and grasped flake with satisfaction and relative control. memorable chiefly 'cos i nearly muffed it.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Alex Mason

First E3 lead. Motivation provided by Sloper saying it was only HVS
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 14/May/05 with Duncan

fizzy_elephant - Lead β - May/05 with Rob Williams

My first E3. Got it 3rd attempt, ground up. Fell off twice, so can vouch for the gear in the break being just enough to prevent serious damage. Weirdly, a guy bouldering nearby who saw me fall introduced himself as a chiropractor and insisted on manipulating the ankle I'd landed awkwardly on. Must have worked as I got it next go! Felt no pain until limping out of The Grouse later after a couple of celebratory pints. Quite a day.
Andy Clarke - Lead rpt - 23/Jan/05 with DaveR

Mr Pink 2 - 2005

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/04

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/04 with John Nightingale

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2004

feilx - 2004

Ropeboy - Lead - 23/Nov/03

Monk - Lead O/S - Nov/03

GPN - 2nd - Nov/03 with Tom Gilbert

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

I've done harder E1's.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2003 with Phil Leng

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - Jun/02

Rock Fairy - 2nd - May/01 with david

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jun/00

Hidden - 17/Apr/94

Did it when it was given HVS 4c in guide, and looking for easy HVS for Girlfriend (now wife) to do.
Dave Pritchard - Lead O/S - Jun/92 with Kate Greig

Jon Read - Solo RP - Jan/92 with Louise B.

Given HVS 4c at the time!
Michael Hood - Lead - 27/Mar/88

mark-abz - TR - 01/Sep/87 with Andy W

tapley - 2nd - 30/Aug/87

Chris Wright - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/87

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