The Diedre*** E2 5b
[The Diedre E2 5b at Kilnsey, 3 kb]2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The large open corner gives the best mid-grade trad route on the crag, which can be climbed if a little seepage is present. High in the sky and low in the grade. 1) 5a, 27m. Follow the corner to a bulge. Move onto the right wall and climb up before stepping back into the corner and a ledge on the left. All a bit floral but very pleasant. 2) 5b, 20m. Climb above the belay to a bulge. Pull around this awkwardly to gain a rest (thread). Move left and climb up to a tree. Traverse back into the corner and follow it to the top and a bolt belay/lower-off. A direct finish up the corner System of a Down, E4 6b gives a technical and equally good but hard alternative. © ROCKFAX

FA. J.Sumner, D.Alcock 1956. FFA. Pete Livesey, J.Sheard 1972

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Photo: The Diedre E2 5b at Kilnsey © Karl Walton
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This climb is in 109 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

lead p2
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/15 with Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/15 with Matt Nuttall

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/15

Led top pitch, reminiscent of Coronation St, essential tick but not sure David enjoyed it that much. Topped out as it felt totally wrong to ab off the shiny LO on such a traditional route.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/15 with David Gainor

robman - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/15 with Pete Hart

PeteH - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/15 with Rob Boyle

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/15 with rachel slater

Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/15 with Tim Newton

robertmctague - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/15 with Theodore

theomoore - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/15 with robertmctague

Hidden - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Nick Clement - AltLd - 27/Jul/14 with Paul Figg

Great climb, don't be put off by the grass.
Paul Figg - AltLd - 27/Jul/14 with Nick Cement

P2. Awesome route!
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Anne Peale

Harry Holmes - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Alex McMillan

alexmcmillan - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Harry Holmes

P1. Seeping in places but dry enough. A great line, regardless of the vegetation.
annep11 - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Liam Ingram

Bob - 2014

Fantastic route! Led second pitch. Made climbing through the bulge harder than it should have been. Final traverse excellent.
mugglewump - AltLd - 04/Sep/13 with John c

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/13 with chris todd

CragDog - AltLd - 29/Jun/13

papashango - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Stu

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12

Led as a single pitch, great route.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Dan Mckinley

Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/Aug/12

Jonathan Hall - AltLd - 04/Aug/12 with Rob Middleton

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Class trad line. Led both pitches as one. The first half was a breeze but still great climbing, second half was more taxing. Still far easier than anything else at this god-forsaken crag though! ;)
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

felt a bit out of place clanking around with my trad gear! great climbing, especially the two traversy bits on the 2nd pitch. led both.
w.pettet-smith - May/11 with simon kimber

Hidden - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Warm-up for Claws! Still a superb route in its own right.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 07/Aug/10 with David

simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Rob Sandercock, Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Simon Kimber

middlevern - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Mike Blood

Dave Warburton - AltLd O/S - 21/May/10 with Ewan

dave did crux.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 21/May/10 with Dave Warburton

Hidden - May/10

Led both pitches.
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2010 with Richard (Broughton)

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2010

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

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

Tremendous outing this in an old fashioned sort of way - you get to climb a tree half way through the top pitch too! I recommend topping out rather than abbing off for the full experience.
DSM - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Andy Gittins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/09

mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/09 with James Gray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

First pitch fine, ballsed up 2nd pitch rather a lot :oS
gingerkate - 2nd dog - 23/May/08 with I

Hidden - 2008

No E-points; Daniel led the crux pitch.
Dave Lacey - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Daniel Justice

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07

joe larner - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07

Hidden - 2007

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2007 with mick

I did easy 1st pitch
Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/06 with Alex

i led second pitch which proved too be quite a pumpy struggle on both the forearms and the calves, trying to rest under the bulge wasnt happening. good traversey bits though
Alex Mason - AltLd - 07/Jun/06 with Steve Ramsden

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06 with Richard Sharpe

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Brown - AltLd - 16/Jul/05 with Neil

chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/05 with Tom from D.R.

Hidden - Lead - 2005

nige - Lead - 27/Jun/04 with mark hounslea

shoulders - AltLd - 10/Jul/02 with AL

GuyM - 2002 with will

Roget - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/00 with jim

uphillnow - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/95

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/95 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/95 with mik

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/95

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1995 with Matt

L,2. Again 24/7/04 with Dave Fooks.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/94

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 01/May/94 with George MacIntyre

D Tempest - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/93 with Rick

Lead P2
Mick King - AltLd - 13/Jul/93 with Simon Walsh

Pitch 2
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/93 with Neil McCallum

rob.grafton - AltLd - 14/Mar/93 with Bruce

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 12/Jul/92 with Paul Fatti

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/92

Andy Say - Lead - 17/Jun/92

derek tried the lead but took a biggish fall i took over and did the route good cold day out
mik1miller - Lead - 1992 with derek johnson

WB - Lead O/S - 1992 with Guy

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1992 with Neil Molnar (Noddy)

Nearly managed it.
andy@ark - Lead dnf - Jul/90 with Ian Paterson

seconded myself (to many spiders for my partner)
Steve Crowe - Lead - 24/Jun/90

Hidden - 1990

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 24/May/89 with Dad

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 17/May/89 with David

Rich Kirby - Lead - 1989 with Will (S. Williamson)

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 24/Apr/88 with Bill Williamson

I led top pitch
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 16/Jul/87 with Rupert Wyard

Neil R - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/86 with Sharon

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/85

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 25/Apr/85 with Kim Greenald

Hammy - 2nd - 12/Mar/85 with Fai Kwong

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/82

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