Central Wall*** E5 6a

Rockfax Description
A classic Yorkshire E5 with excellent but unnerving climbing. Ascend the grassy ramp and move up to good holds. Stand on the good holds and climb to the main break via a flake - peg. There is a bush at the break with a peg and old bolt above and to the left. Gain a shallow groove on the left which leads to a ledge. Climb over the bulge and then pull round the roof to finish up a groove - peg. Lower-off. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Gomersall, Duncan Drake 1980. Pete Gomersall starts his Blue Scar campaign. The first route to tackle the main challenge of the crag.

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's.

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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Good. Soft. f6cish with a few run outs between good gear. Not dissimilar to right wall
markalmack - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with will

On Marks gear.
WB - Lead - 15/Aug/15 with Mark

Hidden - 07/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/09

had watched/belayed al & andy last time here but was too cold/dark for a go that night. amazing route. tired and fighting!
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 22/Sep/09 with Guy

first e5 onsite felt amazing got slightly scared but still got to the top.
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with steve,allex

On andys pre-placed gear, plus more of my own. Dissapointingly after crossing the bulge i clipped some of andys gear (which i wouldnt have reached to place) in a moment of worry. Should do again though, amazing route, safe run-outs and no really hard moves.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 13/Sep/09 with andy gravestock, Steve Ramsden

Seymore Butt - 2009

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/08 with Eddie

D Tempest - 2nd - 01/Jul/08 with Rick

mgeek - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Trevor Woods

Suddenly kicks in near the top.
Tony Little - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/05 with Ed Brown

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Aug/03

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2002 with Steve Adams

Hidden - Lead - 2001

craig matheson - Lead O/S - 1999

innes - Lead O/S - Jul/98 with Craig

phardman - Lead O/S - 1998 with Bill McKee

shark - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/97 with Dave Marsh

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/96 with mik

uphillnow - 2nd - 1996 with Graeme Smith

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/95 with Nick Ashton

Roget - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/94 with jon

I had tried this a couple of times earlier in the summer but bottled it below the crux. No problems this time though. Very satisfying.
Dave Musgrove - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/94 with Nigel Baker

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/94 with Ian Vickers

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/94 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/93

Billg - Lead O/S - 1993 with Keith Sharples

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/92 with Paul Tanton

Hidden - Jun/92

Took a fall on my first attempt. Lead it clean next go.
Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 27/Jul/91 with Colin Murley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/90

Bob - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/89 with al phizacklea

Hidden - 30/Aug/87

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/85 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/84

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Dan Lane, Boy, ian caton, chicken88

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hard E60 of 13
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