The Flakes Direct*** E2 5c
30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Adds a good beefy finish to improve the original effort.
1) 5c, 20m. Follow The Flakes to a pleasant hanging stance.
2) 5c, 10m. Pull direct through the roofs then finish more easily. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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This climb is in 91 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

had seconded the regular version before. good exposed pull over the roof.
theomoore - Lead β - 15/Jul/15 with Deacon

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Tom Doldon

Not as good as Armageddon but it'll do :)
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/15

Loss of foot holds and peg means it is a Fair bit harder and bolder for the start. rest is as good as always
bigdrew - 2nd rpt - 21/May/15 with Ian Milward

markalmack - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with little tom

Hidden - 2015

Canyak - 2015

Lead both pitches. ACE :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with Trevor Wilson

Pitch 1
Brannock - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/14

Lead pitch 2. Felt hard on my tired arms!
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Justin Timms

Led P1 with a shameful pull on tat at the end of the traverse, otherwise clean.
Justin T - AltLd dog - 07/Aug/14 with Rachel

drysori - AltLd - Aug/14

I got P2, the stiff pulls through the roof. Felt hard, especially in the heat of the day. Was dripping with sweat. Great route though. not sure why this gets 2*, while the version with the easy finish gets 3*....
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Alan PD

Nice climbing, only two 5 c moves one at the bottom and one at the end of the flakes :-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Good in one pitch but you do miss out the balance/reach move just before the belay.
Brannock - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/14

Led 1st pitch, great route, good line, 50th e point of the year.
Brannock - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14

MartinPL - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/14

now that's what I call a crux, great pull
GuyVG - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Ben the rollerblader

Had previously onsighted first pitch, seconded first pitch today and led the top pitch.
James Oakes - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Tim Newton

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with james oakes

Beta being having done the start twice before on the other routes.
nai - Lead β - 27/Sep/13 with Andrew

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Aug/13

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13

Andrew Barker - 2nd - 09/Aug/13 with Si

Hidden - AltLd dog - 22/Jul/13

Hidden - Jun/13

mwatson - Lead β - 22/May/13

led 2nd pitch, really good
blaza1 - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13 with Mike Watson

Hidden - 2013

Seymore Butt - 2013

simon kimber - 2nd - 2013 with Gabriel Morrison

Si led in a oner, thank feck. Couple of tough bits on second pitch.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12

david morse - AltLd β - 24/May/12 with todd

Superb. Upper crux is tough. Andy led in one pitch.
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Andy

In one pitch
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Si

mark20 - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 23/Oct/11

seconded oaksey clean and was going to lead second pitch but had to ab off due to oakesy's douchebaggery...
Bill Lawrence - AltLd dnf - 01/Aug/11 with oaksi2

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Oct/10

I led first pitch, glad Will took the second as I thought it felt pretty full on for E2! Good gear but quite a hard pull around the roof. Worth 3 stars, don't be so stingy UKC!
smudge - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Will Kelsall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd β - 15/Jun/10

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

TonyF - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/09

1st pitch. intended to do as a one-er but forgot slings, belay plate, enough quick draws and general trad competancy. Cracking route though
Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with al m

2nd pitch, good quality route, sketchy rock and 3 hard sections. Best done as 2 pitches (or do the traverse anyway).
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Steve R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/08

In one pitch (after a quick sit down at the stance)- quite a bit of exposure!
alaan - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Fran, Ben and Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/08

Nicos - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with henry

Brown - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Henry

jamesturnbull - AltLd - May/08 with aiden

IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/08 with Luke Hunt

lukehunt - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Ian Jackson

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 29/May/07

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Tim Banton

2nd first pitch,lead 2nd pitch
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2007 with mick

JulesV - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with toby dunn

Boy - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/04

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2000

ChrisJD - Lead - 09/Aug/97 with rc

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/96 with jon

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/93 with Andy Elliot

leathers - AltLd - 12/Sep/92 with James Thomas

keefe - AltLd - 14/Jul/90 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - AltLd - 14/Jul/90 with keefe

John Marsland - 2nd - 18/Jun/89 with Dave Mould

Chris Wright - Lead - 23/Aug/88

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/88

Hidden - 1987

andy gittins - 1983

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 04/Dec/82 with Andy Gittins

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/82 with Alan Bennett

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/81

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Steve Bell - 1979

Falko - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/75 with Howard Lancashire

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