Mad Hatter** E2 5c
[Another neglected gem, 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
Start up a groove on the left-hand side of the wall (or the harder wall to its right). Climb up and then left to the top break finishing with a desperate rounded mantel moves over the capping roof. © ROCKFAX

FA. John Gosling 1966

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

Photo: Another neglected gem © Patrick Daniel
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This climb is in 44 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

andy33 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15

horrendous top out!!
Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 22/May/15 with joe cossey

Joey C - 2nd - 21/May/15 with Tom Redmond

Really dirty at top and a hard last move made this an epic top-out with a bit of beached whaling! This last move is hard for 5c. Rest of route is steady enough though a bit run out in the middle. Nice moves on lower wall.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Ben Cole

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/14 with Lena, Ben Corbey

dominic lee - Solo - 09/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

A great climb but with a very hard crux that leaves you with a (clean) 10-12 foot lob (onto v good gear) if you fluff it as I did the first time. It also quite bold in the middle - all in all much more like E3 than E2, especially compared to other Peak Grit E2s/E3s.
Mark Leicester - Lead dog - 29/Sep/13 with Royston

Legs - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Nearly had it, belly was over the top and right foot popped off. Good clean fall. Lowered off and got it second go. Lovely sequence to top section.
Dave Foster - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/12

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Chris Hindley

Climbed the lower section clean but couldn't do the final rockover so escaped off left.
Mr. K - 2nd dnf - 16/Oct/11 with Jon Stewart

previously 2nded
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/11 with Becky E

green and crusty! spooky stuff....
tom.ireson - Lead dnf - Jun/11 with Emilio Bachini

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/10 with Rob Middleton

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 22/Oct/10 with Rob Middleton

thrutch - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with helen

vanderz - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Andrea

Really hard! Couldn't dream of leading it. The rounded top out was horrific, managed to do it with a not so graceful belly flop. My hardest second so far.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Chris

'fell' on last move!
gknyus - TR dog - 14/Jun/10

top move was a beast!
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Tony

hard. mental finish.
tonanf - Lead dog - Apr/10 with graeme

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/09

Fell on last move. Got it second time.
Martin Haworth - Lead dog - 25/Aug/08 with Marek

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/08

After Al. Nice route.
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 16/Apr/08 with Alex M, Alex B, Toby W

scary, rounded, hard, talk about ideas above stations!!
Milne - TR dnf - 20/Oct/07 with Steve poole

BigToe - TR - 20/Oct/07 with Milne

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Feb/07

Hidden - TR - 07/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead - 2003

original version
Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/00

Andy Say - Solo - 23/Jul/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/90

Hidden - TR - 09/Mar/80

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/79

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 09/Jan/75 with Charlie Cook

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