Lichen*** E2 5b
35m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 5a, 2) 5b, 3) 5b. A great girdle, tough and well-named, following the right-to-left line in three short pitches. Lots of sloping holds and a superb exposed finale. High in the grade(s). Start up Sloping Crack - see next page. © ROCKFAX

FA. Keith Myhill 1971

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

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This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Well named, very dirty but Excellent. Led all pitches after Jim backed off the first. -P1- felt 5b to pass the arÍte with poor gear but much easier across the slab, poor and dirty despite a quick clean on abseil. -P2- The climbing starts to get much better but felt 5c on more lichenous holds and big swing potential glad to get clean. Topo line is wrong in rockfax and BMC guides hands should traverse the break above. Also cleaned a bit on abseil but not enough. -P3- Excellent, would be a great pitch in its own right by starting up Cave Climb. Much cleaner than the other pitches but took a small fall after my foot slipped on lichenous smears (should have cleaned this pitch too). Was not possible to get back on route so swung right and up to the belay and started the pitch completely again and did clean. Probably be back sometime just to do this pitch again as is ACE!!
Graeme Hammond - Lead RP - 28/May/12 with Jim

Well named, sloping holds covered in lichen...what fun. Good lead, Mr Hammond!
Jim Slater - 2nd dog - 28/May/12 with Graeme Hammond

Last pitch only, surprisingly pumpy!
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11 with Mike

mwatson - 2011

Boy - 2006

Dave Bond - AltLd - 2004 with Simon Wren

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/Jul/98

All pitches
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/97 with James Tracey

Missed the first two pitches by traversing the easy low break
Roget - Lead dnf - 31/May/97 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/96

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/91

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/89

Hidden - 1989

Tom V - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/86

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/85

andy gittins - 1985

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