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Linden*** E6 6b

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[Early history of the new Alpine Club president, 2 kb]18m. Brilliant climbing, despite the dodgy drilled holds. Make a very hard move to leave the block and gain the dodgy flakes (gear includes a spike, lassoable from below, which protect the moves). Then 6a crimpy wall climbing gains better holds and the top before the pump catches you. Finish up and right (5a) or escape off left. © ROCKFAX
FFA. Mick Fowler 1976. Climbed by Ed Drummond in 1973 with two skyhooks for aid. The tiny holes he drilled are still there.

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies..

Photo: Early history of the new Alpine Club president © John Stevenson
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

cherad - TR dog - 08/Jun/13 with Louise Bell

Dave Parton - Lead - 07/Oct/12 with Ben

Jumped off to test the fall onto the pad at the first crux so maybe doesn't count as an onsight... The line in the rockfax is slightly wrong, the line goes about two meters straight up from the gear before going left.
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12

Hidden - TR RP - 28/Oct/11

Adam Booth - TR dog - 28/Oct/11 with David Rose, Ed Booth

Glad didn't leave it. really enjoyed working it out on a rope. found it a hard boulder problem too. Took quite a few tries to work out. Would have ended up flat on my ass trying onsight. Want to come back to lead it.
Ed Booth - TR RP - 28/Oct/11 with Dave Rose

pipof747 - Lead RP - 06/Jun/11

Brown - 2nd - 21/Jul/10

should have done this years ago.
dominic lee - Lead RP - 17/Oct/09 with nathan lee

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 16/Oct/09 with Nils

Apharri - Lead RP - Sep/09 with Andre Hedger

Watched Reeve on it last year so not onsight but not far off - used a different (sketchier) method on the crux and didn't have any knowledge of post crux apart from reeve cruised it. I certainly didn't today though! The crux start was in ok nick, the rest of the route however was pretty dirty and lichenous. Should have definitely abbed down and cleaned it and put some chalk on the holds. Oh well, scrabbled my way to the top with a few mightily exciting foot pops and a couple of very tenuous feeling hand swaps. Glad I wasn't belaying or watching! Al thought I was off every move apparently....
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 16/Apr/08 with Alex M, Alex B, Toby W

Nah don't agree with being pumpy or desperate!! Soloed this onsight in 1982 no big cigar but it hadn't even been led then!! Regards Parker
Parker550 - Solo O/S - 2008 with Jim jewel as witness

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/07

Watched Dan Walker on it a few weeks before so had the knowledge.
willackers - Lead β - 20/Nov/07 with Chris Cubitt, Dan Walker

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - Feb/06

Checked gear on abseil.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead β - 2005 with Dave Ferguson

Abbed down the line first. On the ab you realise that the holds are actually very positive. Brilliant route
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead β - Feb/04 with Mike Weeks

awesome!
Gus - Lead RP - 11/Dec/02

No mats.
Jon Read - Lead RP - Mar/99 with Nick Bullock

craig matheson - Lead RP - Sep/97

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Sep/95

Hidden - 2nd - 1983

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 25 (8.0%)
Lead16 of 25 (64.0%)
Followed2 of 25 (8.0%)
Toproped4 of 25 (16.0%)
Unknown1 of 25 (4.0%)

'Climbed'4 of 25 (16.0%)
clean O/S3 of 25 (12.0%)
clean β5 of 25 (20.0%)
clean RP10 of 25 (40.0%)
dogged2 of 25 (8.0%)
dnf1 of 25 (4.0%)