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Five Finger Exercise*** E2 5c

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[FFE2, 2 kb]22m. A great route up the right wall of the gully with a wild finale that trips up many a suitor. Pull rightwards over a narrow overlap and climb the wall on small sharp holds (looks harder than it is) and continue to ledges. Fill the horizontal with runners then swing around the rib and power up the hanging flake. Only the weak are spurned, though the timid may have a hard time too. © ROCKFAX
FA. Andy Edgar 1976

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/11/Gritstone in the Seventies., Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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This climb is in 295 logbooks, and on 62 wishlists.

simon1965 - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/14 with James

Stig - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Simon1965

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd O/S - 07/May/14 with Jonny

Climbed by a tramp.
thrutch - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Sven

PaulTanton - 2nd rpt - 04/May/14 with Alan Barnes, Mark Grist

Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with sam corbett

The Grist - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Lee Hamilton

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/14

Classy
Gus - Lead - 15/Mar/14 with Neil "Nige" Kershaw, ben rouse, simon "the horse" wilson

silly tiny dog at top, break was wet so didn't trust my feet on layback! best route on grit?! the face climbing crux is superb
ashtond6 - Lead - 24/Feb/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

Dan-Cheetham - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Took a few falls working the lower crux
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 07/Dec/13 with Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Ross Cooper

Ethan - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/13 with Don Walker

Dirk Uhlig - 25/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/13

switch - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/13 with Vun, Ben Couch

dominic lee - Lead - 28/Sep/13 with daniel lee

Jack.H.92 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Great stuff.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with J. Iles-Smith

nickdonohue - Lead - 27/May/13 with Ian Bryant

mega
mgeek - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Neill Busby

sgl0jd - Lead - 22/Apr/13

Si dH - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/13 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/13

Awesome awesome awesome. The lower crux is super.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Huw Goodall

Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 07/Feb/13 with The Doctor

andybirtwistle - 2013

climbingsheep - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Mike Watson

mwatson - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/12

what a lovely lower section! top is allright too. easier and better than fern hill i think
w.pettet-smith - Lead - Nov/12 with ben

Superb route. The climbing is simmply sublime and superbly varied. Simply ace
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Kyle Wood

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/12

soph - Lead - 12/Oct/12 with John McCune, Annelies Sarrazyn

Jethro - 2nd - Oct/12 with Mark Watkins, Richard Sharpe, Adam Lindley

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Tom Jagger

barni - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Merlyn, Bob

Seconded this last year. Powerful moves
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 07/Sep/12 with Coel

caught a 5 metre wipper off the top move on belay, got lifted 10ft off the deck!
dr_botnik - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/12

tonanf - 24/May/12 with andy

highrepute - Lead β - 19/May/12

Immense! Back in the game after too long away!
Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with James

Powerful!
david morse - Lead rpt - 17/May/12 with nathan lawrence

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Went up on lead, fell off the first crux - think I got the sequence slightly wrong, ended up crimping on nothing with my right and the nothing broke. Got through it second go but then didn't have te psyche to go for the top properly after I'd already blown the onsight, so just tried the move in to the flake then escaped off. Then seconded Olly up it afterwards, who cruised it. Think the first crux is way harder than the top for me, was very surprised.
Si dH - 2nd rpt - 12/May/12 with Olly

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

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

This route is SO good, possibly my new fav on grit. Ryan also led suicide wall in a one-er and fern hill, all in perfect conditions.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Ryan

Trevera - Lead - 25/Feb/12

Bob - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Couldn't do the first crux so lowered off in the hope of increasing subsequent route time!
Mr. K - 2nd dnf - 2012 with James Oswald

Nick Sillem - 2012

Sketchiest I've felt in a very long time. Such a good route though.
Gallant - Lead rpt - 20/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Dave Sargent

sooo hungover could barely put my own shoes on. (sobering up all day until we tried this just before it got dark. cracking lead from john though, very impressive, although kinda cold hands from belaying. Sacked it off before the flake, just could not summon any enthusiasm.
benkelsey - 2nd dnf - 20/Nov/11 with HPC

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Oct/11

took a while to work out the lower mantle move (kept stepping up too far left), but otherwise all good. a stunning route!
thomb - Lead dog - 23/Oct/11

phil64 - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11 with nick gillett

Great route. Had a bit of trouble with the mantleshelf at the start, but the bit in the flake was awesome. One to lead when I'm up to that level.
Adam_42 - 2nd β - 04/Oct/11 with Jon

Hidden - Lead - 04/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Brilliant! Slab at bottom felt like the technical crux. Layback sequence at top well protected, if you can muster the strength to hang about that is.
msoldn - Lead β - 24/Sep/11 with Sam

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11 with James

Unfortunately had one quick rest before the layback, tried to go up onto flake too soon. Got it easily once traversed slightly further left. Still scary for me though.
simon1965 - Lead - 03/Sep/11 with dom

domskezz - 2nd - Sep/11 with Si

Brown - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with Tim

Hidden - 07/Aug/11

I have a new favourite route on gritstone! This is pure joy climbing.
M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Pagey

Layback is committing but fine if you keep moving and don't faf. Such a good route, one of the best ive done on so far on grit i reckon!
JRae - Lead - 30/Jun/11 with M Rankie

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Andrea Nicholson

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Mike Hayes

AMAZING, well pleased to get this and fairly easily too, thought the fantastic crux sequence to gain the rest ledge was reasonably hard but the rest of the route felt about HVS 5b. One of the best E2s I've climbed.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with james pcc

akhughes - Lead O/S - 04/May/11


JRae - Lead dnf - 04/May/11 with P Latham

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/May/11

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

ok once you go for it!
Mark Warnett - Lead β - 01/May/11

billb - Lead O/S - May/11 with Mark Warnet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11

Souljah - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Mark and Andi

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

excellent!
spidey - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Jimmy

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/11

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Feb/11

Hidden - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Dave Parton - 2011

Thought layback ok but getting up to it hard.
Chubbard - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/10 with C Godfrey

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Oct/10

petegunn - Lead - 20/Oct/10 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/10

Gazleah - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with paul jones, tom ireson

Fun technical start and burly finish.
Andrew Barker - 2nd - 06/Oct/10 with Si

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/10

Paul D Jones - 2nd dog - Oct/10 with Gaz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Dave Foster - 2nd rpt - 18/Sep/10 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/10

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Tim

Stunning route, will lead next time.
riddle - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Mike Stephenson

Would love to repeat on lead, though quite delicate in middle section.
tigertim - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Mike McEwen

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Emmsi

One stupid fall when I muffed getting into the flake at the top, think I tried to go too far right rather than starting at the base and greased off the hold. Annoying as I'd spent five minutes resting/psyching up on the ledge so felt really fresh. Went fine second go.Wouldn't want to lob off the top though, it's a matter of get gear in and fail or press on and risk a monster. Surely one of the best E2s on grit, so varied and excellent throughout.
Dave Foster - Lead - 27/Jun/10 with Andy

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with David Gilling

Lead on Ivan's gear
Tez29 - Lead β - 21/May/10 with Steve, Ivan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/May/10

nacnud - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with Natalie Tanzer

natalietanzer - 2nd O/S - 05/May/10 with Duncan

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 06/Apr/10 with Rich Cross

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/09

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

Tony Little - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/09 with Simon

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/09

wolverine - Lead - 11/Sep/09 with Matt Sparkes

I've never, ever been so pumped and close to falling off as I was at the top of this route... seriously - it's a full on buzz!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/09

MONKEY78 - 2nd - 15/Apr/09 with Jules Vulliamy

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Geoff

tuftynick - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with ben winston

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/09 with daniel lee

metal arms - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09

DannyK - Lead dog - 20/Feb/09 with pep

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Nov/08

Rested on the gear in the horizontal break as the crux looked really hard, then just went for it, turns out it gets easier the higher you get. Should put this as 'led with falls' but just put 'lead' so it would count for Extreme Rock ticklist!
Misha - Lead - 18/Oct/08

Onsight given I'd read 17 online articles about the route.
Paz - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/08 with TS, SC

Tim Steward - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/08 with James Parrot

quite tired as last route of the day, having fallen off top lay-back before and flicked upside-down it felt scary. awesome route though.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/08 with Andy Reeve

raining heavily
Dave Rumney - 2nd - 31/Aug/08 with Sean Roberts

mark s - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with andi t

Will_he_fall - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Amy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08

Julian Mowbray - 2nd O/S - 26/May/08 with Richard

TomHaigh - 2nd dog - 03/May/08 with Fraser

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Luke Hunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08

Tim Steward - 2nd O/S - 2008 with James Parrot

lukehunt - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Ian Jackson

Hidden - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

tuftynick - 2008

willackers - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/07 with Tom Mills, Dan Walker

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/07

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/07

frost - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with N Griffiths, Adam

Made it to the traverse under the layback. Faffed until i needed a head torch - it didn't help me!
russonly - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/07 with AndyN

Classic route with some very cool moves. Not too hard if you just keep going when starting the top section.
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with Rik and Viv

Rob Kennard - 2007

haydng - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rob

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2007 with Malcolm Scott

Toby Dunn - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/06

cem - Lead dnf - 08/Oct/06 with Miles Butteriss

Hidden - 2nd β - Oct/06

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/06

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Adam

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/06

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/06 with AJ

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

mbutton - Lead O/S - 2006 with Laurie Saxton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/05

ellis - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Simon Witcher

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/04

WB - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/04 with Guy

Apharri - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Dave Wharton

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/04

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 12/May/04 with Rich Hatton

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 01/May/04 with daniel lee

cornishben - Lead O/S - 2004 with Gavin Edwards

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/03 with Guy Tooth

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/03

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Mar/03

CrashMat Rob - TR - 22/Feb/03 with Martin Whelan

prob my best onsight of the year
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2003 with Dan Holdsworth

Obi-Wan is lost... - Lead dog - 2003

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/02

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/02

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/02

nickdonohue - 2nd - Jun/02 with Andy Neath

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

Got pumped at the top and felt a bit freaked momentarily. Cool cool route.
highlux - Lead O/S - Mar/02

Brian Rodgers - Lead - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/01

andyblain - Lead rpt - Jul/01

Classic Grit E2
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/01 with Dave Taylor

CrashMat Rob - Lead β - 09/Sep/00 with Nicky

CrashMat Rob - TR - 26/Jul/00 with Miles, Martin Whelan, Nicky

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

CrashMat Rob - TR - 26/Feb/00 with Martin Whelan, Brian, Nicky

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2000 with Matt

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/99

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/99

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/98 with Jim Hall

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/98

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Feb/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

JulesV - Lead O/S - 1998

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/97 with James Tracey

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/97

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/97

phardman - 1997

sadams - Lead - 27/Jun/96 with John Boyle

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/96

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/96

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead - 30/Mar/96 with Neil Foster

Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/95 with Olivia Horner

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/94

Hidden - 2nd RP - 30/May/93

Stoney Boy - 2nd - 09/May/93 with Andy Elliot, Bob Marks

NickJH - Lead O/S - Sep/92 with J Hirst

Superb climbing! Repeated with Keith Bolton
Sean Kelly - May/92 with Duncan Lee

Hidden - Solo dnf - 12/Apr/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/90 with jim

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/90

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 20/May/90 with Andy Mackay

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/90

gordonday - 2nd O/S - 1990 with clive

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/89

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 27/May/89 with Dan Morgan

Hidden - 1989

A superlative route, superbly led by Fliss. I found top very exciting and exited like a cork out of a bottle on the very last reserves of strength!
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 03/Jul/88 with Fliss Butler

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/87

Steve strolled up it on lead, I was jolly puffed and chuffed by the top!
rogerskews - 1987 with Steve Walker

Tom V - 1987

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

John Marsland - Lead - 21/Sep/86 with Dave Cousins

shark - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/86 with Phill Dickens

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/86

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/86

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 03/May/86 with Neville Elstone

jasper11 - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/85

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/85

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1985 with Andy Cave

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1985 with Bill Williamson

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - 2nd - 1984

Hidden - 2nd - 1984

Mark Kemball - TR - 08/May/83 with Paul Clark

keefe - 05/Mar/83

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Steve Burns

mark-abz - TR - Jul/82 with Brian W

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/82 with Alan Bennett

Think I've lead this too sometime.
stp - 2nd - 25/Apr/82

Ian Jones - Lead β - 1982 with Rich Lewis

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/81 with Andy Nicholson

jonathan shepherd - Lead O/S - Jun/81

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/81

Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/May/80 with Jim Paxman

Nice climb
KRB - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/80 with Mike Bridges

Some say the Tiger Traverse ledge spoils the route,I beg to differ,it give me a welcome rest! I was at full stretch for the hanging flake,but once established romped to the top.Another Top lead Kev.
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/80 with Kevin Bridges

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Mike Owen - 15/Apr/79 with Keith Robertson

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jan/77

petemeads - Lead - 1977

FIRST ASCENT !
EagerAndy - Lead O/S - 1976

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 295 (0.3%)
Lead179 of 295 (60.7%)
Followed70 of 295 (23.7%)
Toproped5 of 295 (1.7%)
Alt Leads2 of 295 (0.7%)
Unknown38 of 295 (12.9%)

'Climbed'117 of 295 (39.7%)
clean O/S121 of 295 (41.0%)
clean β9 of 295 (3.1%)
clean rpt25 of 295 (8.5%)
clean RP3 of 295 (1.0%)
dogged12 of 295 (4.1%)
dnf8 of 295 (2.7%)