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Pig's Ear*** none 5c

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[Arran on Pig's Ear, 2 kb]Make a tricky move to gain the central crack which can be jammed or laybacked, and move up on improving holds for a rest under the overhang. Attack this using the obvious crescent-shaped hold, pull over with difficulty and finish more easily up the cracks above.
Unknown 1960

Photo: Arran on Pig's Ear © Mike Parks
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This climb is in 247 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

BIgYeti86 - TR - Jun/14

alex thackway - TR dnf - 30/May/14 with Tim

Antony87 - TR rpt - 18/May/14 with Fay Done

Tried the route last year and chickened out trying to get over the roof. Much stronger this year and got up the first section without too much difficulties. Getting over the roof was hard as I mantled over the wrong way and was off balance. Classic climb!
jsmcfarland - TR rpt - 05/May/14 with Neil from Wiltshire

Done off a fist jam in the lower crack. Found the whole climb surprisingly straight forward just one fingery move really.
CurlyStevo - TR - 23/Apr/14 with Rob

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Apr/14

matt.jj - TR β - 05/Apr/14 with Sue Paddon

couldnt get onto the ledge
kp64zl - TR dnf - Apr/14

matt.jj - TR rpt - 08/Mar/14 with Dave Mahon

elyben - TR - 23/Feb/14

pete1185 - TR dog - 07/Dec/13 with Dom Koole

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/Sep/13

Munch - TR β - 03/Sep/13

Hidden - Jul/13

Hidden - TR - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Jun/13

Emma Reynolds - TR β - 16/May/13 with Alex Newton

mrteale - TR - May/13

Rested halfway after the crimpy section
jsmcfarland - TR dog - May/13

Chris Sieradzki - TR O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Hooo

Hidden - TR O/S - 21/Apr/13

Ian Ackerley - TR - 14/Apr/13 with Mervyn Lamacraft, Martin Hore

leonr23 - TR rpt - Apr/13

martin one - TR rpt - 30/Mar/13 with HMA

Faffed few starts & managed to struggle round the roof!
torsok - TR RP - 16/Feb/13 with Steph, Tim

Steve Dunton - 2013

tomendean - 2013

RamblingRyan - TR dog - 08/Nov/12 with Col

Hidden - TR rpt - 07/Nov/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 29/Sep/12

HassenBali - TR dnf - 18/Aug/12 with Jon Kwan, Eoin Parker

tradguy - TR rpt - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - TR - 28/Jul/12

jh123 - TR rpt - 28/Jul/12

did the nasty crack on the second attempt and then did not realise the finish goes over the roof which may be a bit easier than the crack apparently
Stewart Armstrong - TR dnf - 28/Jul/12

adam 24 - TR O/S - 28/Jul/12

NathanW - TR O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Laura

Antony87 - TR rpt - 30/Jun/12

tradguy - TR rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Mark Hazell

Almost clean on sight if it wasn't for the overhanging bit, because I didn't grab the right hold!
BarefootCeds - TR dog - 20/Jun/12 with Dave Mahon

matt.jj - TR rpt - 13/Jun/12

nic42 - TR - Jun/12

Hidden - TR RP - 19/May/12

Matt250 - TR O/S - 17/May/12

sparkass - TR O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Ian Stronghill

Graham C - TR rpt - 13/Apr/12 with Derek

tunaficiency - TR O/S - 08/Apr/12 with kate surry

tex.ryan - TR O/S - 01/Mar/12 with jib jib

IanMulvany - TR O/S - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Jan/12

Cat G - TR - 2012

Hidden - 2012

SandyB - 2012

Mike Parks - TR dnf - 27/Nov/11 with Todd, Ean, Cess

Hidden - TR rpt - 27/Nov/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 27/Nov/11

Ian Bell - TR β - 26/Nov/11 with Tania T

kiks - TR O/S - 01/Oct/11

Managed the bottom, failed on the roof a couple of times.. will do it clean next time... Didn't find the knee bar.
dunky - 10/Sep/11

Mike Parks - TR dnf - 27/Aug/11 with Sue, Kendra, Debs, Cess

Hidden - TR RP - 24/Aug/11

mattshort - TR O/S - 20/Aug/11

CurlyStevo - TR - Aug/11 with Rob, Matt

PowerPigtails - TR O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Duncan Cantor, Lorraine Pope

Hidden - 09/Jul/11

Rich K - TR dnf - 04/Jul/11 with Wayne Cheung

littleluke - 02/Jul/11

Jon Read - TR - 02/Jul/11 with Matt Gallagher

Jon Read - TR - 02/Jul/11 with Matt Gallagher

patsaunders - TR - Jul/11

Hidden - TR - 21/Jun/11

wi11 - TR β - 06/Jun/11 with Marcus, Nat

Tru - TR RP - 30/May/11

Hidden - TR RP - 29/May/11

Andy37 - TR dnf - 29/May/11

Hidden - TR β - 12/May/11

Jim Malo - TR dnf - 10/May/11 with Mark

Hidden - TR - 08/May/11

Hidden - TR - 07/May/11

Climbed a couple of years ago onsight (I think).
finchelata - TR rpt - 06/May/11 with Mark

Hidden - TR rpt - 06/May/11

alan1234 - TR O/S - 29/Apr/11

dan gibson - TR rpt - 10/Apr/11 with anna barnes

barfani chita - TR rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Saurus

Guy Atkinson - TR dnf - 09/Apr/11 with Dick, Nick Briggs

Antony87 - TR rpt - 03/Apr/11

steve2006 - TR O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Andrew Pearson

feilx - TR O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Heather

barfani chita - TR RP - 13/Mar/11 with Saurus

Antony87 - TR - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 04/Mar/11

climber46 - 2011

Hidden - TR - 2011

JIMJIM - TR - 2011 with Tex

keith leonard - 2011

Hidden - TR - 2011

james.pilbeam - 2011

michaelcolledge - TR β - 2011

Hidden - TR β - 2011

timmyhobby - TR - 2011

Alex Munnery - TR β - 2011 with Jake Shreeve

Hidden - TR dnf - 2011

First time back in a while and chuffed to get this clean after getting so close but in bad style last time. Did it a couple of times and in good style after working the moves out.
royal - TR RP - 24/Nov/10 with rob

matt.jj - TR O/S - 09/Nov/10

benscarter - TR RP - 09/Oct/10 with Rich Marmoset

too much chalk
Graham C - TR rpt - 02/Sep/10 with Derek

givemetea - TR rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Craig Jenkins, Hannah Heywood

cayteye - TR β - 03/Aug/10 with Kevin Faux

Kevster - TR - 03/Aug/10

Danny Crump - TR dog - 26/Jul/10 with Michael Hyde

barfani chita - TR dnf - 24/Jul/10 with Saurus

davidrblakeman - TR β - 11/Jul/10 with Oli Ryan

tscoobydoo - Jul/10

Awesome route but another wasted onsight. Fell a couple times on the overhang before getting over in awful belly roll style! looking forward to doing it again in good style. Should have done more routes at the grade before attempting it. Going to save the good 6a routes until I've practiced on the not so good ones!!
royal - TR dog - Jul/10 with Karen

tex.ryan - TR - Jul/10 with jib jib

Hidden - TR RP - Jul/10

quite tricky mantel, heel hook above overhang
nigel pearson - TR O/S - 13/Jun/10 with lucy

dan gibson - TR rpt - 24/May/10

zombie_pat - TR dog - 22/May/10 with Lewis

Radical-G - TR O/S - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 19/Apr/10

Quiddity - TR β - 18/Apr/10 with Curious Yellow

Hidden - TR β - 18/Apr/10

givemetea - TR dog - 18/Apr/10 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Apr/10

davidrblakeman - TR rpt - 13/Apr/10

Simon Bowyer - TR β - 11/Apr/10 with Nik

Alexandre Buisse - TR - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Mar/10

Danny Crump - TR - 06/Mar/10 with Sarah Pentelow

LiL Saz - TR dnf - 06/Mar/10 with Danny Crump

Hidden - TR - 2010

Simon Bowyer - 2010

vid - 2010

Unclejona - 2010

sachichas - TR - 2010

stuartberg - TR O/S - 31/Dec/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 07/Nov/09

Hidden - 12/Sep/09

patrickc - TR - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Aug/09

Ade7 - TR O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Jasmina

Anthony Allsopp - TR O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Olly Ryan

JPGR - TR - Aug/09 with Steve Ahern

Jevans - TR - Aug/09

Hidden - TR RP - 28/Jul/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 28/Jul/09

Monk - TR rpt - 18/Jul/09

Hidden - TR - 05/Jul/09

Hidden - TR dnf - Jul/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 30/Jun/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 19/Jun/09

Graham C - TR rpt - 06/Jun/09

Monk - TR O/S - 06/Jun/09

must have cheated because I can't climb 5c. Otherwise well done my first 5c. Beers are on the sweaty bloke covered in sand.
mikehenesy - TR O/S - Jun/09 with Tom Boeux

Teemo - TR dnf - 23/May/09

martin one - TR RP - 19/Apr/09 with Sue

RFWilkie - TR rpt - 04/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 22/Mar/09

riddle - TR dog - 22/Mar/09 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2009

hippo xx - 2009

olipab121 - 2009

davidrblakeman - 2009

Hidden - TR O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2009

flashypants - 2009

Hidden - TR dnf - 09/Oct/08

Marti999 - TR O/S - 26/Sep/08

too much chalk
Graham C - TR rpt - 26/Sep/08 with Marti

breed - TR O/S - 01/Sep/08

Eoinparker - TR - 30/Aug/08 with Gaby Amiel

Al Franks - TR O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Luke and Nicki

cool route
lukehodson - TR O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Al Franks, Nicki Morris

Alasdair88 - TR O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Luke hodson, Nicki

pete_fewings - TR - Aug/08

Luke Marsden - TR - Jul/08 with Jonathan Plumridge

Hidden - TR β - 30/Jun/08

mr random - TR - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Jun/08

Hidden - Jun/08

Graham C - TR O/S - 21/May/08 with Paul Skinner

Hidden - TR - 05/May/08

PKR - 12/Feb/08

strapless - 2008

dickie01 - 2008

jimmay - TR O/S - 2008

mrthehud - TR - 2008 with Tom Hudson

Groveled a bit, as I got the sequence a bit wrong on the overhang, not the most stylish ascend, but up we went.
timo.t - TR O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Ben

mikeyfield - TR O/S - 25/Aug/07

Sean Cunliffe - TR rpt - 04/Aug/07 with Tim

manwithacam - TR - Aug/07 with Alex

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Jul/07

martin one - TR - 07/Jul/07 with sue and dave

davidwright - TR RP - 26/May/07

kendogcatchy - TR RP - Apr/07 with prof vague

tyler vacher - TR β - Mar/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Feb/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Nathan Kemp - TR - 2007

Hidden - 2007

chrisrogers - TR - 2007

themidnightninja - TR - 2007

Graeme Hammond - TR dog - 10/Sep/06 with Pete aka Dad

Hidden - TR O/S - Sep/06

Dhonny_Jaws - TR RP - Sep/06 with Andrew Porter, Michael Porter

Hidden - TR β - 20/Aug/06

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Aug/06

Hidden - TR rpt - 30/Jul/06

BoulderMonster - 21/Jul/06

Rob Laird - TR O/S - 16/Jul/06

with richey tramp
finter22 - TR dog - 26/Jun/06

dan gibson - TR - 07/May/06 with AJ

Simon Webb - TR RP - 26/Mar/06 with Adam

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Jan/06

MikeC59 - TR - 23/Jul/05

Hidden - TR O/S - 21/Jul/05

Wilbur - TR dnf - 10/Apr/05 with Iain

Hidden - TR - 2005

Rokmunky - TR - 2005

Jacob Ram - TR - 25/Jul/04 with elisa best

KarlH - TR - 05/Jun/03 with Phil Lilley

Ab Wilson - TR O/S - 16/Mar/03 with Georgina Turnbull

Hidden - 2003

clive-greenwood - TR - 2003

danieljmarsh - 2003

Brown - TR - 14/Apr/01

chris wyatt - TR - 2001

Hidden - TR - 30/Sep/00

Lepista - TR - 11/Jul/00

Lepista - TR - 15/Jun/00

Jon Read - TR - 2000 with Matt Gallagher

NickP - 2000

Jacob Ram - TR - 21/Nov/99 with mike taylor

Jacob Ram - TR - 13/Jun/99

Richard White - 1997

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Sep/95

Hidden - TR - 1995

andy gittins - 1990

Hidden - TR O/S - 1989

craig h - 1989

ChrisJD - TR - 31/Jul/88

Gordon Stainforth - TR - 03/Apr/83 with David BA Jones

'One of the best sandstone days ever. Going very well. 32 routes.'
Gordon Stainforth - TR - 06/Aug/78

Gordon Stainforth - TR - 13/Mar/77 with Sam Whimster

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Style of ascent

Followed1 of 247 (0.4%)
Toproped211 of 247 (85.4%)
Unknown35 of 247 (14.2%)

'Climbed'97 of 247 (39.3%)
clean O/S53 of 247 (21.5%)
clean β17 of 247 (6.9%)
clean rpt29 of 247 (11.7%)
clean RP15 of 247 (6.1%)
dogged13 of 247 (5.3%)
dnf23 of 247 (9.3%)