Waterloo Sunset*** E3 5c
[Waterloo Sunset E3 5c, 3 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
The last of the classic Gardom's E3s is a bold arete climb which is often green. Start on the right and climb to a break where runners protect the moves up and left to easier ground. Oddly the route doesn't climb much like an arete. © ROCKFAX

FA. Martin Boysen 1977

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Photo: Waterloo Sunset E3 5c © north country boy
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This climb is in 61 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Exciting with great at only two places (four bits of gear in total). The second of the classic E3's for us to climb.
RosePearson - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Harry Fogg

Just went up to check the gear whilst waiting for a belayer, then kept going. Felt steady, easiest of the classic Gardoms E3's.
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Jasmine, Kamil

bwestwood - 2nd - 05/May/14

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

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/14

definitely easier for the tall - still some great moves up there above your gear though!
thomb - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Jess

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13

danoflynn - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Andy Barker

Took a whipper off this from just below the mega sized ledge, greg did very well to keep me off the ground. I escaped with a ropeburned nose and a bit of whiplash! Got greasy, got scared, got sweaty , weeeee!
Adam Moroz - Lead dnf - 20/May/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 06/May/12

Kyle Rance - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Ollie Hoffman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

catblack - 2nd dog - 19/Mar/11 with Skippy

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Oct/10

Dunk-RB - 2nd β - 20/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Sep/10

Excellent little climb that typifies the brilliance of short gritstone routes. Seconding, Ian found a different way of reaching the good hold on the arete - he approached it from the right hand side, thus avoiding the precarious snatch that I had to do to get to it from the left. The sequence from the good hold is no push over either and goes into increasingly dangerous territory. First tried this back in September 2007 when I was leading E1 - it looks deceptively easy but, unsurprisingly, proved to be too hard for me at the time so I got some air time and bailed. Nice to now make amends.
Misha - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ian B

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/10

Belayed Mark - declined second to ,ahem, save on sight ;-)
tiga271 - 15/May/10 with mark20

First E3
mark20 - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Seconded then led. First E3
nathanlee - Lead RP - 28/Apr/10 with Dom Lee

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Jules

JulesV - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/10 with Shauna Cunningham

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with nathan lee

migs493 - 2nd β - 17/Apr/10 with LO

Boy - 25/Oct/09 with Fiona Fullwood

Led clean o/s by Pete. Rockover from the break proved too hard for me on a warm evening. Topped out in the dark.
Dinger - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/08 with Pete Davies

Brown - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Bridget

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

Previously top-roped in Nov 06.
Stig - Lead RP - 20/Oct/07 with Jonathan Teale

Coel Hellier - Lead - 21/Apr/07

v.jester - Lead β - Apr/07 with alex

good moves. felt well protected and easy really. like a 5+ boulder problem above bomber cams
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/07 with Vash

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

Stig - TR O/S - 02/Nov/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

got cold hands. found the crux okish but then got colder hands just after and got scared going to ledge off incut pocket. Class in a glass route.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/05 with Alex Mason

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

bigphil - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/04 with Nick

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/04 with Erwin, Snod et al

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

ste_d - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/98 with mik

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

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 15/Sep/97 with James Tracey

phardman - Lead - 03/Aug/96 with Guy Maddox

Yourlead - 2nd dnf - 12/Jun/95 with Graham Penny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995

Roget - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/92 with Jonathan T

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

Nick Rundall - 2nd dog - 1990

Carl Hamer - 2nd dog - 1987

sadams - Lead - Sep/86 with Mark Bonham

andy gittins - 1985

mark-abz - TR - 18/Aug/83

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 08/Jan/83 with Paul Clark

Hidden - Lead - 1982

Hidden - TR - 23/Aug/80

Hidden - TR - 30/Mar/80

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, rurp, Batt, The Bad Cough, Jonathan Hall

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