Cook's Rib* E1 5c

Rockfax Description
Climb the square-fronted buttress direct with the crux passing the low bulge by a fingery stretch. Using either arete lowers the grade a bit, not a bad effort for an ancient Severe. © ROCKFAX

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kermit_uk - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/15

Found this very soft for the grade.
MTL - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/15

cmars89 - Lead dog - 07/Jun/15

Tcampbell390 - 2nd dnf - 07/Jun/15 with Craig marsden

PaulHermes - 2nd - 25/May/15 with Paul VCCC

Felix Ottey - Lead RP - 18/Apr/15

George Killaspy - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Emma Fairlie

Used the left arete...didn't really help! Still, happy to take 5b for my first E1 tick.
Blueso - Lead β - 20/Mar/15 with Anna

Mr first E1. Fell off a couple of times at first as found it a bit pumpy placing gear in the first two breaks, then sorted the beta, got off it and did it smoothly ground up. Straight forward once you know how!
B4tgirl - Lead RP - 20/Mar/15 with Tony

laurence_falconer - 07/Mar/15

Zolly Whitaker - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Laurence Falconer

No arete.
Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 02/Dec/14 with Jemma

loco wilko - Solo - Oct/14

Quite pumpy placing gear so climbed down after placing the gear to protect the crux. Led clean without using the arÍte for the 5c tick. Crimps on the face are just big enough to haul yourself up. Definitely a good first E1 as very well protected around crux.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/14 with Maumau

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Sep/14

Came down for some DEET before doing the crux. Crimps felt greasy so used right arete.
nick ferro - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Sonam Norbu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14

Radical-G - Lead RP - 31/Aug/14

nation1 - Lead - 27/Aug/14

OllyT - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/14

too bloody hot!
Angus Taylor - Lead dnf - 26/Jul/14 with mark duncan

No arete. Quite tough 1st part to be fair, using poor crimps and sloopers, gear good though and easier after that
Mark Duncan - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/14 with James Rogers new

Well over graded more 5a! Than 5c.
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

Jonny Harrison - TR dnf - 29/Apr/14 with Hugh smith and scotty maylead

With arete and some reach 5b is fair
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with liv_the_div

Jonny M - TR O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Barry McRobb

Hidden - TR rpt - 21/Apr/14

phildawson - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Magda Bo

Nice 5c flash.
James rogers86 - Lead - 2014 with Mark Duncan

andy.smythe - Lead - 02/Jul/13

adamashcroft - 2nd - 02/Jul/13

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Trev Tatler

First e1
antdav - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

gazfellows - Lead - 02/Jun/13 with Nic

A lot of up and down placing the cams. Guidebook says left arÍte in, I used it, felt easy for 5c
freemanTom - Lead - 31/May/13 with Paul Davies

daviesp2 - 2nd - 31/May/13 with Tom

Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Paul Hazell

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12

Tried this a few times on previous visits, finally got brave enough.
adam carless - Solo RP - 15/Sep/12

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Tor Nockles

Without aretes. Slight wobble pulling over the crux. First E1.
Thony - Lead O/S - 08/May/12 with Charlotte

cammi - TR - 02/Apr/12

Ross.Cooper - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Nathanie1 - Lead rpt - 25/Feb/12 with Ross Cooper

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Dec/11

belay bunny turned bad - Sent - 14/Oct/11 with loundsy

spacey - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with jo macey

I was the only person at the crag at the time, which was both nice and a bit unnerving.
Brian Rodgers - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/11

waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Antony Davies

antdav - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Wayne

Hidden - Solo - 28/May/11

lozowen - Solo - 24/May/11

Did the 5b arete
edmitchell - Lead β - 02/May/11 with Emma Rowe

emmarowe - 2nd - 02/May/11 with ed mitchell

Sam..Oliver - TR - 26/Apr/11

stpauliblade - TR - 26/Apr/11

shepman - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

Jokysparrow - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with shepman

No aretes - thought it was quite gentle for the grade
Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/11 with Dave Saxby, Terry

RHarding - 2nd - 05/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

Fell off which still hurts!
peteJ23 - Lead dnf - 20/Jun/10 with Scruffster

Half a star.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Max

1 nasty move but a bit of nerve would give you a good first E1 lead.
Dhcol - TR O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Glynn Dignum

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/10

The Mountain Goat - 2nd dnf - 21/Mar/10

r@bag - Lead RP - 21/Mar/10 with Dan Wicks

phil stubbs - 2010 with Matt Wilson

Fluffable crux, slightly dirty top slab.
Dave Warburton - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/09 with LUUMC

great first E1 climb Stretchy middle section
maxkellock - TR O/S - 08/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09

rubygem - 2nd - 07/Aug/09 with toby schofield

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/09

Fell from the hard left crimp onto the slab. Descended to the floor and repeated clean on second attempt.
Ben_Bullbridge - 2nd RP - 16/Jun/09 with Milne

good moves and solid gear for grade. no use of either arete.
Milne - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with cooper

Got over the bulge with a struggle using the small crimp the blew the 5C by instinctively reaching for the arete! I'll take the 5B with the arete with a smile though. :-)
boulderholder - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Paul Taylor

paul76 - 2nd - 18/Apr/09 with Phil Mews

BicepAndrews - Lead dog - 13/Apr/09 with Adam Self

Hidden - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 2009

tom.ireson - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Jens Verhagh

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead RP - 04/Oct/08 with Mac

Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - Sep/08 with Rob Richards

Used the arete.
donkster - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Simon Davenport - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Brian and Dave

mulletcocktail2000 - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/08 with john and chris

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/08

john lynch - TR - 09/Mar/08 with rich armour, Bo Robertson

Hidden - TR O/S - Feb/08

The arete is even harder to keep your toes off the your hands!
Pythonist - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/07 with Steve

Oceanic - 2nd - Aug/07

Rampikino - Lead - 22/Jul/07 with Cat

Hard to place solid gear then one good move over the bulge
Marvino - Lead - 11/Jul/07 with Rach

Had a couple of attempts at the crux.
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 11/Jul/07 with Marvino

tallsop - TR RP - 11/Apr/07 with andy

dicky79 - Lead RP - 14/Oct/06 with Pete

Iggy_B - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/06 with Shane

Rampikino - 2nd - 23/Apr/06 with MMC Various

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/05

Alex Mason - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with andy g

crag_monster - Lead - May/05

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04 with SUMC

Adam Potter - 2nd - 22/Aug/04

Stefan - TR O/S - 13/Jun/04

m675bowsl - Lead O/S - Apr/03

phardman - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/02 with Teresa

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/02

CrashMat Rob - Lead RP - 04/Apr/99 with Nicky

ajoliver - TR - 29/May/98

Hidden - TR - 22/May/90

tapley - Solo - 24/Jul/82

Mark Kemball - Solo - 26/Nov/78

mikej - Solo - 17/Apr/71 with E

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