The Crocodile** E3 5c

Rockfax Description
A bold route; another of Gardom's fine E3 ticks. It is pushy in its central part, the runners and holds are there, though both take some finding, before moving left to finish. The even bolder direct finish is Old Croc, E4 6a. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gabe Regan 1975

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/12/The New Golden Age.

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This climb is in 74 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Apr/15

Something worth doing on a cold day when none of us was feeling up to much, I suppose. Clean on 2nd attempt.
cem - TR RP - 11/Apr/15 with Kirill Spiridonov, Paul Bolton

Kirill - TR RP - 11/Apr/15 with Paul Bolton, Charles Moreton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14

highrepute - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/14

bwestwood - 2nd - 05/May/14

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Hidden - TR β - 03/May/14

markfairbank - TR O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Phil Wadsworth

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/14

Very nice climb, tried this years ago, felt easy today!
dannyboy83 - Solo RP - 01/Dec/13

Couple of nice pulls, feels short. No point in the flared horizontal cams, just don't fall.
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13 with oli

Brown - 2nd - 22/May/13 with James T

Nick Sillem - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Nov/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Oct/12

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - TR - 22/Jul/12

eel - TR O/S - 29/May/12

Hannes B - 2nd - 03/Feb/12 with Sam H

Good moves, felt very urgent once above the average gear.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 27/Aug/11 with Will Ward

Tamati - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

Tried to lead but bottle it. Good job as i fell off seconding ali. pretty tough i would have been brickin' it if i'd pushed on.
Mattyk - 2nd dog - 13/Aug/11 with Ali K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - TR β - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/11

Fell twice on crux sequence
howlingbaboon - TR dog - 26/Apr/11

Rested before the crux
howlingbaboon - TR dog - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

mwatson - 2011

Brilliant and quite bold little number, sequence is obvious and not too difficult but the gear is low for the last move, wouldnt wana fall from there.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with George Ulrich

Nice line. Waited around on the good foothold for a while (only a half rest on crimps as it's quite steep on that bit) before committing to the moves leading to the break. The sequence proved to be surprisingly easy. Wouldn't have wanted to fall off at that point.
Misha - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ian B

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Anna

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Neil Pope

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with nathan lee

Boy - 25/Oct/09 with Fiona Fullwood

Ground up. 1 fall
metal arms - Lead - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/07

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd rpt - 21/Oct/07 with Ed Brown

wolverine - 01/Jun/07 with Iain Mount

excellent, took 3 about 5m falls - stopped just above the deck :-)
v.jester - Lead rpt - Apr/07 with alex

harder than waterloo sunset i thought. pushy once the gear is placed. great sustained climbing.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/07 with Vash

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with dan cheetham

pauldr - Lead RP - 2007

Hidden - Sep/06

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Tom Greenall

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/04

A bit disappointed with the runners
Ropeboy - Lead - 21/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/02

Billg - Lead O/S - Sep/00 with Dave Gregory

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 01/May/00 with Dave Slater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/97

Hidden - TR - 15/Sep/96

mattnuttall - Lead - 05/Mar/94 with Ian Vickers

Roget - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/92 with JT

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/91 with Andy Mackay

Chris Ellis - TR - 27/May/91 with Dave Battye

Hidden - 1986

sadams - Lead - 03/Nov/85 with Mark Bonham

Hidden - TR - 05/Oct/85

mark-abz - TR - 18/Aug/83

Mark Kemball - Solo - 08/Jan/83

Mark Kemball - TR - 29/Oct/81

Hidden - TR - 21/Jun/81

Hidden - TR - 09/Sep/79

rogerskews - Sep/76 with Ray Shaw

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