Right Eliminate*** E3 5c
[Jeff came to party but somehow ended up being sent up this!, 2 kb]17m.

Rockfax Description
Do this and Great Slab (in a pair of pumps!) on the same day to get a measure of the skill of the Master. An exhausting struggle on which upward progress is always too tenuous. The rotating chockstones that used to both help and hinder have now gone. © ROCKFAX

FA. Joe Brown 1951

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, World Graded List, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Thrutch and Clutch, WideBoyz Crack School.

Photo: Jeff came to party but somehow ended up being sent up this! © Dave Musgrove Jnr
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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 50 wishlists.

Bruised, clothes shredded and still a bit queasy, feels like I just fought a bear. I dragged up the only useful cam I had but left it halfway when it no longer fit and had to ranout the 'swim' to the top. Very traditional.
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/15 with Raj Bisht

rajeshwarbisht - 2nd dnf - 23/Aug/15 with Flavio

Tried it years ago: desperate. Tried it 10 years later: still desperate.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead G/U - 21/Jul/15 with Fat Boy

A good fight. Great fun with slowly rising difficulty and effort the higher you go. Used a cam 4, 4.5, 5 then 6 for the top. You'd probably be fine with just a 5 and a 6
morganator - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/15 with James Hall

lost balance and fell twice about 1 foot. Didnt rest on gear. great route! funny enough i found using the small footholds the hardest which made it not to pumpy as theres rests on it
dan ely - Lead dog - 27/Jun/15

Tophe - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15 with Nick P

Nearly threw up at the top of this, must. learn. to. offwidth!
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/15

phil64 - 2015

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Ian Faulkner

Cool route!
ian d f - 2nd O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Michael P

lots of difrent jams lots of face holds just amazing
Andy Peak 1 - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/14

soph - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Tony Stone

Third go today, knee too wide to fit into the crack above overlap, top section desperate, couldn't get anything to fit so resorted to almighty cranking on some awful holds for what was thankfully a bucket at the top.
JamieSparkes - Lead RP - 26/Sep/14 with Clement Hutin, Claire Holland

Last route of day 100 :)
andi turner - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Aniseed Dave

Lead to the crux by Josh with only stacked hexes and a monkey fist, tr'd it in the end. So exhausted at the top i nearly became a skeleton-chockstone.
Albachoss - TR β - 27/Jul/14 with josh

Finally just went for it. A few falls. So sustained! Nice butterfly jams on the crux.
Dan Geh - Lead dog - 29/Jun/14 with ifletcher, Adam Jordan, Thomas Geh

tgeh - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/14 with adam jordan, dan geh

AMJ098 - 2nd dnf - 29/Jun/14

funsized - Lead dnf - 16/May/14 with Alex Halllam, Danny Boy

LJC - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/14 with George

Hidden - 2014

One rest, will climb again very soon
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 05/Oct/13

Fell twice before sending
Apharri - Lead RP - 09/Sep/13 with Jim Gayler

Jamming fine. Upwards progress not fine. Need to engage that outside leg.
Simon Davis - 2nd dog - 27/Aug/13 with Tim P

Got mangled but will be back. The hand/fist stack method worked fine but just couldn't muster enough udge to get my legs through the overlap. No sign of a chockstone at the moment.
Tubs - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/13 with AJM

Pretty pleased to get up this - had low expectations but determination won over. Never climbed anything like it.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Peter Hill

Fell off this repeatedly years ago, 1st time today, almost cried at the frustration of trying to make upwards progress!
dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 14/Oct/12 with Floris

Brilliant fun. Writing this the day after doing it... I feel completely beaten up! Will go back and lead it clean but after the second fall from the crux I couldn't be arsed to lower back down again.
Adam Booth - Lead dog - 28/Oct/11 with David Rose, Ed Booth

Thrutch scenes!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Adam Booth

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/11

hmmm, hard work....
JamieSparkes - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/11 with Nick

markalmack - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with james marjot

Climbed after minimal sleep and maximum alcohol for maximum grimness. I highly recommend this technique. It was ace.
Pete Graham - Lead - 19/Mar/11 with Malcolm Scott

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

tonanf - TR - 2011

walts4 - 2011

Got beasted by this badboy!
tallsop - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/10 with Dave Saxby

Hidden - 2nd β - Jul/10

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd - 27/Mar/10 with Jeff Hollenbaugh

Tough struggle, harder to get up than many E4s, some E5 and alot of 7a+'s.
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Ian Carr

Seymore Butt - 2010

TonyF - 2010

Hidden - 2010

What a tussle, climbed with shoulder in the crack method, turning the lip is strenuous. got stood on the chock then reversed 2m to bring the cam up for the top then fell on it less than a foot from the top, pulled back on and finished it. Savage.greasy.
Alex Mason - Lead - 31/Oct/09 with Tom Ripley

Hidden - Lead - 18/Oct/09

No laybacking
stevebarratt - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with Cliff

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/09

DavidEvans - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/09 with Helen Garrett

Nicos - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with nick willis, ryan edwards

More than one friend 5 would be handy and the getting through the overlap requires a bit of laybacking facing right.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead dog - 21/Feb/09 with Dan

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Nov/08

Toby Dunn - Lead - 30/Aug/08 with JulesV

Climbed to the crux, butterfly jams ????
jcurley - 2nd dnf - 24/Aug/08 with Mike Buddle

What a fight!!!!
IanJackson - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/08 with Adam1973

Nicos - Lead dnf - 09/Apr/08 with james tunbull

Brown - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Henry

tuftynick - 2008

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2008

joe larner - 2nd - 17/Nov/07

angleseykayaker - Lead - 01/May/07 with Sean Malone

I'll be back
feilx - Lead dog - 14/Oct/06 with Dan Barbour

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Well...at least I tried!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead dnf - Nov/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

shark - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/04 with Gav Pike

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2002

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

no big cam. Absorbing!
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/94 with Jon Sykes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/93

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 15/Jun/93 with Martin Veale

Nick Rundall - 2nd - 1990

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Dave Musgrove - 13/Sep/81

John lead it easily without the use of modern pro, almost no pro in fact!
uphillnow - 2nd - Aug/81 with john stanger

Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 1979 with Dave Greenald

Andy Say - 2nd - 1972

mikej - Lead - 28/Jun/69 with Mike Browne

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