Solstice Direct E2 5c
26m. Start as for Solstice and just after halfway from the curved flake line a thin groove leads directly to the top.

A George, T Taylor 23/Jun/1985

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15

If solstice original gets two stars this should get two stars. The direct makes the route better and straightens out the line. Feels scary on the lead it is hard to commit to the crux which is a slippery smear and is 5c. The gear at the crux is a joke its just there to slow you down the only good gear is on solstice original. It would be a nasty fall if you blow the crux bouncing off the ledge.
Dale - Lead O/S - Jul/15 with john

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd rpt - 14/May/15

polish stops as soon as you step off the hvs
admackie - Lead O/S - 14/May/15 with andy

damob123 - TR O/S - 18/Mar/15

Tim Sparrow - 2015

kez1 - Lead O/S - 2015 with conor forshaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2015

Thought I was climbing a HVS until just before the crux Doug tells us it's actually the E2 variation. Still, great climb!
Jamie Everitt - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/14 with Flavio Don Liyanage

First E2 as a surprise warmup
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/14 with Jamie Everitt

climbEdclimb - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/14 with Eeva-Maria Puska

Terrifying and character building! Very worth while to get back on top with head game!
tomwright1509 - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/14 with ian stevens

morganator - 2nd - 28/Sep/14 with John Roberts

andy75 - TR O/S - 26/Aug/14 with bethan

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Ben Crofts, Sarah Acheson, Luke Cullum

SarahA - 2nd - 24/Aug/14

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Ben Crofts, Sarah Acheson, Ky Aizawa

Run out at the top
adamre12 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Dan Hale

Matadoors - 2nd - 06/Jul/14

Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

the power - 2nd O/S - 28/May/14 with Andy

Hardest Trad Lead to date. Better than Solstice. Bomber gear untill the run out top bit. Ran out the Direct finish. excellent route
richy85 - Lead O/S - 28/May/14 with Paul

darcan - TR O/S - 25/May/14

Seconded with dan some time last year was good to lead. the starts probably the hardest bit to be honest
JamesWilliams - Lead rpt - 02/May/14 with Dan Hale

Lovely climbing, nice and harrowing (character building) in the upper section with some delightful 'slow me down' gear. Probably hard 5b/soft 5c, and far more fun than Solstice.
ianstevens - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Adam Bloch

JamesLloyd - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/14

Barrez - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/13 with Rob

Mario Grabinski - TR - 26/Aug/13 with Tom Williams

Seconded Ben on this a while ago. Decided to lead it today, great finishing moves but not hard-a few snappy/ hollow gear placements which you wouldn't want to test perhaps justify the E2 grade.
Dan724 - Lead RP - 01/Jul/13 with James Williams

ItsHuwHaribo - 2nd O/S - Jul/13

Nice finish
Lloyders - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Air

air - 2nd - 07/Jun/13 with Lloyd

In no way is this 5c not even hard 5b!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 10/Apr/13 with Will

Freezing cold, literatly. Hot aches in toes and hands. Slipped at the bottom before the 5c bit.
Zoomer - TR dog - 12/Feb/13 with A Student

BenRyle - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/13 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/13

ad111 - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/12 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Worrying gear
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Gwen Thomson, Jon Didymus

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Debbie

ryangibson92 - Lead β - 30/Jul/12

SamuelHarris - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12

dswansonlow - 2nd β - 07/Jul/12 with Sam Harris

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Ben Rigby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

HodgePL - TR - 2012 with Dan Mcgonigle

SimonMarcYoung - TR dog - 25/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/11

Hidden - 03/Jul/11

dan ely - Lead O/S - 18/May/11

Toproped on a rock leader training course
Daniel Heath - TR O/S - 22/Apr/11

Good... only 3 moves
Yong_Welsh - Lead RP - 06/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 04/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/10

John Brayshaw - TR O/S - 24/May/09 with Erica

RachubAndy - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Iwan

Gear poor on top section of this from good ledge.
ritchierich - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/09 with Owen Jones

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

roo22 - 2009

tumbling wizard - Jun/08

PaulHermes - 1991

Hidden - 1990

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