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Wombat*** E2 5c

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[Dave Knighton on Wombat in the 70's, 3 kb]23m. As good an E2 as you will find anywhere with a hard start and a Ôgo for itÕ finish. Start below a corner at the left-hand end of a long low roof. Climb steeply up into the corner (hard). Follow it for a while then step right. Easy climbing leads up to the roof then steep moves up the groove lead to some breaks. Pause only briefly before aiming for the fence posts above before your money runs out! © ROCKFAX
FA. Robin Barley, Dennis Gray 1964

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Dave Knighton on Wombat in the 70's © Al Evans
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 158 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

Wow! Brilliant route. Top of the grade and pumpy as it gets.
toddm - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with jhardwick

mattnuttall - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/14 with Andy Wilson

rob.grafton - 2nd dog - 17/Jun/14 with Phil Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Apr/14

Bob - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Start is very polished but after the first 5m gets a lot better. Fantastic route but wasted a lot of energy on stuck nuts.
odox - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/13 with Sam Webb

Took a small fall at the start when my foot slipped in 2005. Went back in 2013 and tried to warm up on it. All going well until the last move when I got a flash pump and took a really big fall. At third time of asking I led it clean. Great route but polished at the start.
The Grist - Lead β - 03/Aug/13 with Jim Rogers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

markalmack - 2nd rpt - 16/Jul/13 with chris todd

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

Nick Clement - 2nd - 15/Jun/13 with Paul Figg

Nick Clement - 2nd - 15/Jun/13 with Paul Figg

Well protected all the way, and maintains interest. Definitely deserves to be on the hit list.
Kevster - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Jon C

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

first bit was not that hard, but the top... exciting!
WB - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Chris

A hard start then very nice climbing.
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Rachel Stater

Found start ok. Slapped for the top and took a monster. Ripped gear, smacked arse, belayer nearly unconscious and bleeding after tonking his head on the wall. Epic.
Dave Foster - Lead dnf - 10/Jun/12 with Si 2

wolverine - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Matt Sparkes

Found the final move tough, until I found the crimper. Excellent route!
Mr Sparkle - Lead dog - 27/May/12 with Mike Hayes

Tip top (Graham). Impossible (Emma).
gforce - Lead - 15/Apr/12 with Emma

An amazing climb. Fell off the start when a foot popped (polish).
greenroom - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/12 with Matt F

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Mar/12

Seconded Mr Turnbull 26 years after I first led this. Definitely got harder!
airborne - 2nd - 12/Mar/12

One fall on the last move due to wet holds, weak arms and ineptitude.
kingholmesy - Lead dog - 2012 with Andy S

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11

Ahhhhh! So close to getting this clean, just not enough juice to pull through the final crux. Almost popped off the sketchy polished start...
Hardonicus - 2nd dog - 31/Jul/11 with Aidan Maguire

John Brayshaw - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/11 with Dan

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Mick Lovatt

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/11

markalmack - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with gregg capon

What a route, stunning. Loved the top section especially.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Andy

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11 with Si

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

Classy route. About the best that Yorkshire Limestone has offered me so far at the grade. I found the start the hard bit, central section was a fair romp and the top went (in the end of course) way steadier than the impression the guidebook gave.
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

fantastic!
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with mick

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Apr/11

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11 with John Walsh

Hidden - 2011

escalade - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

dave mann - Lead O/S - 2011

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

Awesome. Tough first 2 moves. Last couple of moves felt ace (nice and fingery - hard but rewarding route.
robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Jim

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10

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

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead rpt - 08/May/10 with Nic Sellars

Near perfect route.
Phil79 - 2nd β - 01/May/10 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/09

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Rob1988 - 2nd - Jun/09 with Luke Porter

One rest at top.
Sankey - 2nd dog - 03/May/09 with Luke

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

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/08 with Pete

howlingbaboon - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/08 with Pete

simonfife - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/08 with Alex

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Andy Price

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/07

woop. top route! good moves all the way, and a sting in the tail, not too bad when you find the holds!
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/07 with tom rockcity

Look forward to leading this route - sustained and very hard for the grade though, I felt.
alaan - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Aly

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/06

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

jim robertson - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

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

Stone Muppet - Lead dog - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 02/Aug/03 with Simon Reid

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/03

second time first in seventies
ian caton - Lead O/S - Sep/02 with Don't know

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/98

sustained quite delicate too
nickdonohue - 2nd - 04/Jul/98 with Derek Ashworth

nige - Lead - Jun/98 with sven rowan

Dave Musgrove - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/97 with Andy Wild, David

craig matheson - Lead - 1997

jameshiggins - Lead O/S - 1997 with Tom Eveleigh

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/96

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

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

innes - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/95

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/95

Richard White - 1995

steve taylor - 1995

Did it earlier with Andy Robinson I think, in 87?
charlesmfrench - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/94 with Cliff

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/94 with jon

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Jul/94 with Hugh

mattnuttall - 2nd rpt - Aug/93 with Ian Vickers

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/93

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/93

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 20/Mar/93 with David

Wicked!!!
KingM - Lead - 20/Sep/92 with Pete Hankinson

Three hard right wing classics climbed on a superb evening after work. Free pie and chips in the Vic as it was quiz night.
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 17/Jun/92 with Nigel Baker

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/91

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/91 with Alan Holden

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

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/90

rob.grafton - Lead - 24/Jul/90 with Bruce

Andy Say - Lead - 17/Jun/90

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/90

Andy Hyslop - Mar/90

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Mar/90 with Andy Hyslop

Hidden - 1990

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1990 with keefe

David Smith - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/89

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Sep/89

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

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/89

Hard, polished start then great moves all the way to the top - strenuous by the end and a great route - total classic.
allmag - Lead - 21/Jun/89

Dave Musgrove - 15/Oct/88 with Pete Finklaire

Neil R - 2nd - 11/Sep/88

shark - Lead - 1988

andy gittins - 1988

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily

cam1401 - Lead - Apr/87 with Ronnie Bruce

Rich Kirby - Lead - Oct/86 with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly

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

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead - 27/Jul/86 with Adam

sadams - 2nd - 12/Jul/86 with Kevin Edwards

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 10/May/86 with Grahame Nicoll

keefe - 05/Apr/86

scree - Jul/85

Mike Owen - 19/May/85 with Elaine Owen

malc - 2nd dog - 17/Mar/85

PaulHermes - 1985

stp - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/83

Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 1982 with Mike Wright

Hidden - Lead - 1982

Nic Robinson - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/81 with Dave Oddy

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 17/May/81 with Kim Greenald

Failed on 2nd pitch - seemed hard for HVS...
Nigel Coe - AltLd dnf - 04/Apr/80 with Frank Farrell

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/79

Hidden - 22/Oct/77

When it was HVS
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/77 with Paul Greenland

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Style of ascent

Lead84 of 158 (53.2%)
Followed43 of 158 (27.2%)
Alt Leads3 of 158 (1.9%)
Unknown28 of 158 (17.7%)

'Climbed'67 of 158 (42.4%)
clean O/S50 of 158 (31.6%)
clean β2 of 158 (1.3%)
clean rpt16 of 158 (10.1%)
dogged21 of 158 (13.3%)
dnf2 of 158 (1.3%)