Origin of Species* E5 6a
[Above the crux rockover on Origin of Species E5/6a, 2 kb]9m.

Rockfax Description
A deceptive slab climb in a serious position; a sacrificial belayer might save you in the event of a fall, but no slinking off right towards the top. The route sees few ascents but is worthwhile if you are psyching up for the big Great Slab ticks. © ROCKFAX


FA. Gary Gibson 1978

Photo: Above the crux rockover on Origin of Species E5/6a © MischaHY
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Almost too bold. Technical but steady slab leads to a very sketchy final move - a micro cam on the left finally assuaged my concerns, and the deed was done. Excellent.
MischaHY - Lead RP - 07/Mar/15

ned_85 - TR - 07/Mar/15 with Mischa Hawker-Yates

Managed to get all the moves pretty quick, linked them on third go but fluffed the top, would be really sketchy on lead, especially with today's conditions!
robblowen - TR RP - 21/Dec/14 with Jonny

not an expert at the grade, but felt odd for E5 - hard climbing, sustained & dangerous
ashtond6 - TR - 20/Dec/14

peteJ23 - TR O/S - 01/Nov/14

Hard, but maybe doable.
Teappleby - TR - 21/Sep/14

Two falls direct above the main break whilst trying the first rock over. Clean after the rock over.
rpinto - TR dog - 21/Aug/14

dannyboy83 - Solo RP - 05/Jun/14

WillDoyle - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/14

joe larner - TR O/S - 20/Jun/08

nathanmanc - Lead RP - 18/Feb/07 with Alex Cannon

Hidden - 2007

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead β - 2005

sadams - Lead - Sep/03 with Tom Briggs

tlr - 2nd - 2000

Jon Read - Lead RP - Jun/99 with Nick Bullock

WB - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/97 with Nicola

Daniel Wrightson - TR O/S - Oct/95

Hidden - TR O/S - 12/Nov/89

craig h - Nov/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/89

phardman - Lead β - 05/May/89

2nd go
phardman - TR RP - 09/Oct/88 with John Lloyd

sadams - TR - 14/Jul/85 with Kevin Edwards

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, gregarding, tatz45

Voting
Total votes cast 23
hard E60 of 8
E60 of 8
easy E60 of 8
hard E50 of 8
E57 of 8
easy E50 of 8
hard E41 of 8
E40 of 8
easy E40 of 8
hard 6b0 of 8
6b0 of 8
easy 6b0 of 8
hard 6a5 of 8
6a3 of 8
easy 6a0 of 8
hard 5c0 of 8
5c0 of 8
easy 5c0 of 8
3 Stars1 of 7
2 Stars1 of 7
1 Star5 of 7
0 Stars0 of 7
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