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Tom Thumb** E2 5c

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[Tom Thumb E2 5C Cratcliffe Tor, 1 kb]18m. A thin crack in a shallow groove leads to a ledge on The Giant's Staircase (possible belay). Climb up left to a ledge then lean back rightwards to enter the spectacular, but short-lived, jamming crack. Once round the roof (it is best to get your left hand in the highest jam) finish easily. A real battle for most. © ROCKFAX
FA. Tom Proctor 1971

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

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 75 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Aug/14

morganator - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Stan Halstead

switch - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with John S

jon22 - 2nd - 30/Mar/14 with si witcher

TonyF - 2014

Ethan - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/13 with Don Walker

soph - 2nd - 12/Oct/12 with John McCune

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Manbeast

Apparently I can climb e2
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 31/Aug/12 with Andrew Deckon

Great route, found the lower crack the most tricky bit, top bit just brutally hard work :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Becky E

tonanf - 24/May/12 with andy

Graham C - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Marti

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Graham Charman

lead up the giants staircase for the first pitch as i did the other one yesterday, second to attempt the top pitch, did it without falling today
timmyhobby - AltLd - 01/Mar/12 with saul

i lead the first pitch, we both failed on the second
timmyhobby - AltLd dnf - 29/Feb/12 with saul

EagerAndy - Lead - 2012

JRae - 2nd - 20/Nov/11 with M Watson, Paul M

Dirk Uhlig - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11

Brown - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with Tim

Hidden - 07/Aug/11

Pretty much aided the crux..
bigdrew - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/11 with Ian Milward

Mr Sparkle - 2nd dog - 31/May/11 with Mike Hayes

not too bad apart fro the serious rope drag slowing me down..
wolverine - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Matt Sparkes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/11

Old skool!! I was ever so slightly intimidated pre crux-crack :/ Naturally... a mesmorizing display of jamming style and technique had to be deployed! :)
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 17/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Andy S

Fell off the crux a few times but eventually got it.
MeMeMe - Lead dog - 05/Sep/10 with Tim

Knackered and really need to practice my jams!! Hopefully get it by the end of the year.
tigertim - 2nd dnf - 05/Sep/10 with Mike McEwen

First pitch, got to crux and wimped out.
DaveFidler - 2nd dnf - 30/Jun/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Not my kind of route so wasn't expecting to get up it clean but almost pulled it off - unfortunately pumped out when it was almost in the bag. Getting back onto the ledge from mid-air was quite difficult! Tried it a couple more times but didn't quite have enough gas so had to resort to aiding it with a foot in a sling.
Misha - Lead dog - 18/Oct/09

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

mbutton - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Gareth Williams

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/09

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with michael porter

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/09

sonnenstern - 2nd dog - 13/Oct/08 with Rob Greenwood

Pete Graham - Lead - 20/Sep/08 with Rick Graham

jamesturnbull - Lead - May/08 with aiden

Hidden - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Boy - 2008

willackers - 2nd β - 06/Nov/07 with Tom Mills, Dan Walker

Quite a nice route - the only problem being the rope jam that you only discover once you have pulled round!
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Murry

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with JulesV

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/04

tuftynick - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/00

Horrorshow!
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 22/Apr/00 with Roy Thomas

Tim M - 2nd O/S - 2000 with Phil T

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/97

Hidden - TR - 24/May/92

Roget - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/91 with colin, baccy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/91

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 24/Mar/90 with Perric Crellin

Hidden - 1989

Fail at crux on second pitch.
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd dnf - 19/Oct/88 with Guy McClelland

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/88

Hidden - 1988

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/87

jasper11 - 1986

andy gittins - 1985

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/84

keefe - 05/Mar/83

Done at end of day with no appreciation for tiredness etc. Lots of falls but got it eventually.
stp - Lead - 25/Apr/82

Ian Jones - Lead β - 1982 with Rich Lewis

jonathan shepherd - Lead O/S - May/81

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1980 with John Bogg

Hidden - Lead - 1980

petemeads - Lead - 1977

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Voting
Total votes cast 43
hard E30 of 15
E31 of 15
easy E34 of 15
hard E27 of 15
E22 of 15
easy E20 of 15
hard E11 of 15
E10 of 15
easy E10 of 15
hard 6a0 of 14
6a0 of 14
easy 6a0 of 14
hard 5c9 of 14
5c3 of 14
easy 5c0 of 14
hard 5b2 of 14
5b0 of 14
easy 5b0 of 14
3 Stars4 of 14
2 Stars10 of 14
1 Star0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Lead40 of 75 (53.3%)
Followed19 of 75 (25.3%)
Toproped1 of 75 (1.3%)
Alt Leads2 of 75 (2.7%)
Unknown13 of 75 (17.3%)

'Climbed'35 of 75 (46.7%)
clean O/S26 of 75 (34.7%)
clean β2 of 75 (2.7%)
clean RP1 of 75 (1.3%)
dogged5 of 75 (6.7%)
dnf6 of 75 (8.0%)