Crossbones*** E2 5c
26m, 2 pitches. Great climbing with a delightful finishing ramp. Start on the raised ledges to the right of the big hanging corner. 1) 5a, 10m. Climb up to a flake then rightwards past two trees to a good belay on a ledge. 2) 5c, 16m. Move up left then back right and up to rock scar. Continue to good holds then move right. Step up to gain the ramp and follow this and the right wall to finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Tony and Robin Barley (1pt) 1967. FFA. Pete Livesey 1970s and given VS!

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This climb is in 144 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14

MONKEY78 - 2nd - 20/Sep/14 with Ste Brock

one pitch
benka - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with steve h

toddm - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with jhardwick

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Andy Wilson

Bob - 2014

PaulTanton - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/13 with Rhys McCallister

Dizz - AltLd - 29/Jun/13 with EJ

Paul Figg - AltLd - 15/Jun/13 with Nick Cement

Nick Clement - AltLd - 15/Jun/13 with Paul Figg

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/13

Hard move, lovely route
mugglewump - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with me and bro

Lead the 5c pitch.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Lead 1st pitch.
Chi Cheng - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Rachel Stater

Hard for 5c on crux...more 6a
wolverine - Lead - 27/May/12 with Matt Sparkes

Tough to cross the small roof section, feelt more like 6a than 5c. So that makes it VS 6a then. Hmmm
Mr Sparkle - Lead dog - 27/May/12 with Mike Hayes

A successful rematch in perfect conditions. Great climb.
greenroom - AltLd β - 01/Apr/12 with Matt F

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/12

Lead O/S
airborne - Lead - 12/Mar/12

As one pitch.
kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Andy S

esther - AltLd - Nov/11

Frigged it to death, totally shut down by flash pump. Gear hard to place for the crux. Pete Livesey gave it VS ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Great climb tho. I'll be back (Oh yeah and I replaced the in-situ belay thread cos it was ming)
greenroom - AltLd dog - 24/Oct/11 with Esther

gforce - 2nd - 19/Sep/11 with Dave O

dave o - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11 with Graham

hard moves through bulge on p2. felt like 6a (fat fingers)
cooperman - AltLd - 04/Sep/11 with Greg Foster

One quick hang on the rope to remove a stuck wire.
AlistairB - 2nd dog - 02/Sep/11 with Lisa

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Sep/11

Steady E2 5c, done in one pitch
akhughes - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

Think I rushed into the crux a bit on second, got pumped before I could work out the moves. The crux felt like 6a to me - significantly harder than anything on Wombat.
Si dH - 2nd dog - 31/May/11 with Andy

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Si

Hard crux. Requires crisp technique and good strategy. The last thing i'd want to do is fudge an onsight having pulled on the gear, or claim it was 6a just cos I couldn't second it! :/
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

Bloody brilliant. Done as one pitch. Seconded Crossbones/East route combo prior to leading this so had the beta for the first pitch. Took all the beta for the crux but forgot it, aswell as forgetting to clip the in situ wire. Nicely run out and technical over bomber gear and the top ramp was a delight. Steady at E2 5c.
Dave Foster - Lead β - 14/May/11 with Si 2

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/11

I think something has fallen off,felt hard for E2. D.N.F.
Phill Mitch - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/11 with mick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

escalade - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10

JulesV - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/10

Tricky crux, good gear. Rest of the route is HVS.
Dave Warburton - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Ewan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Jack00 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Stig

Stig - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Jack

Hard crux!
Sankey - 2nd dog - 03/May/09 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Stephen

duzinga - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Pete Harris and Katie

Katie Marshall - 2nd - 25/Apr/09 with Tuze, Pete Harris

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

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/08

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/08 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/08

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07

Lead in one pitch. Good route.
alaan - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Pete

As said before not very well balanced - crux seems very hard for 5c on small holds and rest is much easier. Wish I'd done Wombat instead, looks much better line.
Chad123 - Lead dog - 03/Jun/07 with Emily

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Apparently has lost holds around the crux making it half a grade harder! other than the crux its hvs.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Steve Ramsden

Brown - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/07 with Henry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/06

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/06 with Alex

jim robertson - 2006

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/04

French Erick - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/04 with Dave Kerr, Steve Richardson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 03/Aug/03 with Simon Reid

second time, first in eighties
ian caton - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with stewart

nige - Lead - 07/Jun/03 with dave parton

shoulders - Lead - 30/Mar/03 with alexis

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2003 with stewart

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/02

jhardwick - 2001 with royd brayshay

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/98

craig matheson - 1997

innes - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/96

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/96 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/96 with Steven Delderfield

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/96 with jon

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - Jun/94 with Hugh

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/94

rob.grafton - 2nd - 10/Aug/93 with Bruce

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/93

Lead P2
Mick King - AltLd - 28/Apr/93 with Steve Hill

rob.grafton - Lead - 02/Jun/92 with Bruce

Lead p1
Mick King - AltLd - 24/Nov/91 with Pete Hankinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/90

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/90

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/90 with Dad

Andy Say - Lead - 17/Jun/90

Andy Hyslop - Mar/90

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Mar/90

Hidden - 1990

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1990 with keefe

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/89

Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - Jul/89 with Ray Mardon

Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/89

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/89

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/88

phardman - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/88

Dave Musgrove - 15/Oct/88 with Pete Finklaire

sadams - 2nd - Jun/88 with Guy Townsend

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/88

shark - Lead - 1988

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily

Neil R - 2nd - 13/Sep/87

steve taylor - 2nd - May/87 with Nicky Beresford

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - May/87 with John Adams

Richard White - 1987

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/86

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead - 08/Aug/86 with Dave Dowson

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 18/May/86 with Grahame Nicoll

neilh - Lead - 05/Apr/86 with dave marsh

keefe - 05/Apr/86

neilh - Lead - 05/Apr/86 with dave marsh

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1986 with Nick Clement

Hidden - AltLd - 1986

Hidden - 2nd - 1986

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 01/Aug/85 with Kim Greenald

scree - Jul/85

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/85

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/85

Mike Owen - 19/May/85 with Elaine Owen

malc - AltLd dog - 11/May/84

stp - 2nd - 09/Aug/83

stp - 2nd - 09/Aug/83

Hammy - AltLd - 18/Jul/82 with Fai Kwong

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1982 with Neil McAdie

charlesmfrench - Lead dog - 20/Sep/81 with Andy Robinson

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/81 with Dave Oddy

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/78

It was a VS with 1 peg for aid at this time.
Dave Musgrove - Lead dog - 18/Apr/71 with Mike Butler, Dennis Gray

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