Great Central Route** E2 5c
2 pitches. A popular climb with two worthwhile and contrasting pitches. 1) HVS 5a, 25m. Follow a flake/groove then move right past a tree to gain a bigger flake/corner. Climb this to the break. Often done in its own right and pleasant enough. 2) 5c, 15m. Struggle desperately past a peg on the bulge and thrash up the groove above and on into the trees. © ROCKFAX
FA. R.Brown, A.Wright (aid) 12.63. FFA. Unknown Dec/1963

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This climb is in 120 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

P1
Sidekick - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14

As one long pitch, quality E2
Adam Long - 2nd - 09/Aug/14 with Harry Pennells

P1
JEP - 24/Jun/14

First pitch only. Very good but quite strenuous.
Jules Lane - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Dan

p1 only. i found it a real struggle to work out the moves, think i had exactly the same problem last time. i'm no good at chee tor grooves.
leon - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Alex

P1 only, second time round, I forgot how good this pitch is!
madasten - Lead - 18/May/14 with Anna, Miquel, Steph, Mike

Hidden - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hannes B - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/13 with Debbie B

pitch one only
Colin Scotchford - Lead - 21/Jul/13

First HVS pitch only.
jshields - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Jeff Ingman

davewsargent - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with roman vj

1st pitch only.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

p1 only
Si dH - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Andy

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/13

P1 only
Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/13 with leon

P1 only
leon - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Alex

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Jun/13

First pitch only.
Stig - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Simon

HVS pitch only
JaseSSDD - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Ian Barker

Tony Kartawick - 2012

EagerAndy - 2012

metal arms - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11

both pitches in conjunction with 'Of Youth' top .. memorable!
Hannes B - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Sam M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11

w.pettet-smith - Lead - Aug/11 with greg

First pitch only, good climbing with a goey crux.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Jake Oughton

1st pitch
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Simon

First pitch only
Martin Haworth - Lead β - 09/Jul/11 with Tony

Just the first HVS 5a pitch
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Tom Reed, Martin Haworth

First Pitch.
Reedymc - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Tony Holdsworth

hvs pitch only loved it though leader had a hardtime going past the crux but got up there in the end :)
jamesgodwin64 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with chris fox

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/11

Brown - Lead - 01/Jun/11 with James T

P1 only.
nickmattia - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with bartshaw

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/May/11

Pitch 1 only. Got phsyched out by P2 as this was only meant to be the warm up route. The crux didn't look too physically difficult though, just committing.
madasten - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Miquel, Shaun

Superb route! I did in a mega single pitch, and I think that is the best way as you can avoid a factor-2 fall from the crux!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Ed P

keith leonard - AltLd - 2011

cymjt - 2011

First pitch only.
jeffsheard - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Aengus

First pitch
Cake - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Jeff, Angus

LittleClimbingMaria - 05/Sep/10

P1 only
cem - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/10

P1 only. Hard for HVS, very bold lower section before tree, fell going round arete into top flake, not too hard, just pumped. Nice climbing though.
Sam1991 - Lead dog - 18/Jul/10 with Andy J and Andy T

Backed off the lead.
bigdrew - 2nd RP - 18/Jul/10 with Andy T, Sam Dixon

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Backed off, then followed Bart up it. Didn't fall off it, just not committing and being a fanny!
bullwinkle - 2nd RP - 26/Jun/10 with Bart, John

Second pitch start good & well protected, found getting out of the niche higher up strong and then sustained to the top with not much chance to place gear, had to brush off dirt on a crucial hold too.. But good climbing
Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Steve Cousins

greenclimb - Lead RP - 13/Jun/10 with Sarah

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jun/10

P1 - tough HVS
mark20 - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

LittleClimbingMaria - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09

Nicos - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with matt bates

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/09

P1 only (HVS 5a supposedly, but felt hard)
Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 16/Aug/09 with Charles Moreton

P1 only
cem - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/09

Just like your mum, nice cracks, good jugs and really dirty.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Thomas Martin

Ian Jones - 2007

Coel Hellier - AltLd - 28/Jul/06 with Pat

Stig - 2nd dog - 10/Feb/06 with Karl Walton + Chris

I led pitch one. It was Baltic.
chrishedgehog - Lead - 2006 with James Rees

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/02

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/02

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/01

Roget - AltLd rpt - 24/Jul/01

1st pitch
Ropeboy - Lead - 23/Jul/01

skygodley - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/01 with Ja

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2001

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000

Much harder than 5c
Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - Jun/97 with Martin Hore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/96

Billg - Lead O/S - 1995

steve taylor - 1995

Pitch 1
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/93 with Neil McCallum

Roget - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/93 with JT

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/91

NickJH - AltLd dog - May/91 with N Hancock

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/91 with Chris wiles

Hidden - 1991

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/90

mattnuttall - Lead - 07/Jun/90 with Alan Holden

Paul Clarke - 1990 with Leeds Crew

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

rob.grafton - 1987

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/86

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 10/Jul/86 with Jim Worthington

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/86

Derek Furze - Lead - 1986

sadams - 2nd - 16/Jun/85 with Kevin Edwards

andy gittins - 1985

Neil R - 2nd - 24/Jun/84 with Richard W

Graded HVS then
shark - AltLd - 11/Jun/84 with Stu Campbell

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 25/May/84

Gezzer - 1984

Ian Jones - 1983 with Rich Lewis, Robert Kieske, Mick Ward, Karen Ghiselli

Hammy - Lead - 27/Mar/82 with Fai Kwong

Hidden - 1982

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/81

Onto the rope a couple of times.
Andy Stephenson - AltLd dog - 04/Apr/81 with Chris Plant

Andy Say - Lead - 12/Oct/80

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/79

Nigel Bond - Lead - 21/Apr/79 with Andy Brown

David Smith - Lead - Sep/78 with Al Bennett

Used a peg for aid on the second pitch.
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 22/May/77 with Paul Clark

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/76

petemeads - Lead - 19/May/75

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