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Philatus** E3 5c

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[Aid climbing on what became Philatus, Swanage, 3 kb]10m. A real cracker of a face climb. Use the diagonal crack to reach the first overlap, move straight through and pass a second overlap on its right to gain a small niche. The final wall gives a fitting finale. © ROCKFAX
FA. Tony Wilmott 7.65 Jul/1965

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, SW Climbs - Swanage.

Photo: Aid climbing on what became Philatus, Swanage © Wessex MC
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This climb is in 137 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

brian watson - TR - 30/Aug/14 with shunt

Shunt solo
Sam4242 - TR RP - 28/Aug/14

Would love to lead this one day
katiep - TR rpt - 24/Aug/14 with Callan

brian watson - TR rpt - 09/Aug/14 with shunt

LJC - 2nd rpt - 03/Aug/14 with George, ben.richards

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

tash - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with ali k

AlexD - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Marti

mc fifi - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Ed Hastrop

First E3 lead, climbed last year on TR so not an onsight but still chuffed :)
Stroppy - Lead rpt - 18/May/14 with Fiona Adie

Gareth - TR rpt - 16/May/14 with on shunt

Hidden - Lead β - 14/May/14

one go on top rope then clean lead. pretty steady and good gear
will moy - Lead RP - 14/May/14 with tom thorne

paultaylor - TR - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Mar/14

brices - 2nd RP - 08/Mar/14 with Remus

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 29/Dec/13

brian watson - TR dog - 06/Oct/13 with shunt

brian watson - TR rpt - 06/Oct/13 with shunt

Luxulyan - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - Lead RP - 06/Aug/13 with Richard

Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Richard

Luxulyan - Lead RP - 17/Jul/13 with Sophie

brices - 2nd β - 10/Jul/13 with Ben Norman, Mike

Great climbing!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Simon, Ben Norman

Luxulyan - TR O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Martin

Hidden - TR - 23/Apr/13

TR just for fun as we had to rush. Got up it no problem.
Stroppy - TR O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Roger Kirke

Roger Kirke - TR O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Edward Hastrop

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Feb/13

ianto - 2013

LukeyG - TR - 06/Nov/12

MontyH - TR - 13/Oct/12 with brian and lee

Hidden - TR - 13/Oct/12

Ian JL - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/12

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 19/Jun/12 with Darrel, Alan

patrickc - TR rpt - 22/May/12 with oli

Dripping!
Sophie Nunn - TR dog - 01/May/12 with Scott

billb - Lead O/S - May/12 with Mark Warnet

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 19/Mar/12

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 12/Mar/12

Minor epic. Definitely not E2 5b as according to CC guide.
LJC - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/12 with Jack, Tom

Sustained, no real stopper moves, but anybody can climb well on a top-rope. I would not have the stamina to stand around fiddling with gear.
Stewart Armstrong - TR - 2012 with Tom Shimell

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 19/Nov/11

nick hawkins - TR - 21/Sep/11

jtree03 - TR - 19/Aug/11

3 Names - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Sumee Holloway

riddle - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

Hidden - May/11

The guide made it sound like a bit of a nightmare but gear was ample (I placed 9 pieces) and the climbing was at the bottom end of the 5c grade. I think it might be closer to E2 5c.
al99 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd dog - 25/Apr/11 with Al Benson

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 20/Apr/11

Gareth - TR rpt - 15/Apr/11 with on shunt

sarpedon - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 04/Apr/11

unfortunately on shunted on family hol - good route though..
GuyM - 2011

Shunted
steve taylor - TR - 07/Nov/10

brian watson - TR rpt - 07/Nov/10

Gareth - TR rpt - 12/Aug/10 with on shunt

natalietanzer - TR - 07/Jul/10 with marcus

Hidden - TR - 07/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/10

colkurtz - 2nd - Jul/10 with Robb

katiep - TR O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ceri, Robin Head

Fantastic moves! But looks like gear would be sparse and hard to place, maybe one day!
Ceridwen - TR rpt - 20/Jun/10 with Robin Head, Katy Preston

Robin Head - TR O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Katie

tscoobydoo - Jun/10

brian watson - TR β - 18/May/10 with Pete Frost

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/10

patrickc - TR rpt - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Jan/10

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Harry

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Sarah Wysling

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/09

benkelsey - TR β - 11/Sep/09 with Remus Knowles

Sophie Nunn - TR - 08/Sep/09

Got dark, rock wet, we bailed onto the severe to the left. Had to 2nd with a head torch, did more than half philatus clean before falling just below the last piece of gear.
Ceridwen - 2nd dnf - 16/Aug/09 with Andy Mosienko

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/09 with tio

Hidden - Lead β - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/09

feilx - 2nd rpt - 22/Mar/09 with Crazy Tom

jchenoweth - TR O/S - 21/Mar/09

Gareth - TR - 17/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

sdht - 2nd - 2009

Hidden - TR dog - 26/Apr/08

tobydunford - TR dog - 26/Apr/08 with Lisa Paling

trevor macalonan - TR dog - 2008 with pete swift

daveagriff - TR - 2008

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/07 with Sion

Bern - 2nd - Aug/07 with Steve Pearson

Took this little number much too lightly, it gets the E3 for sustaindness I guess, and finding protection worth anything was hard. Every time I spent ages trying to find pro, which was rubbish, then I commkited to the next move and immediatly spotted what would have been much preferable gear., A lesson in reading the whole climb and not just the climbinbg
tonanf - Lead dog - May/07 with arpollard

Tom Gadsden - TR dog - 15/Apr/07 with Will

steve taylor - TR - Feb/07 with marti hallett

Rob Kennard - 2007

feilx - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Ian Lovatt

dan gibson - 2006

Hidden - TR - 24/Jun/05

Richard White - Lead O/S - 2005

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/04

Nigel Coe - TR - 27/Jul/03 with Scott Titt

JasonG - Lead O/S - 2003 with Paul Wood

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Ian Jones - Solo O/S - 2000 with Karen Ghiselli

NickP - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/99

akamini - TR - Mar/99

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Harry Massey

Hidden - Lead - 1999

kp64zl - TR - Jul/97

nacnud - 2nd - 15/Mar/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/93

OMSKB - 2nd - 05/May/93 with Richard Winfield

Nigel Coe - 13/Feb/93

Tim M - Lead O/S - 1992

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/91 with jon

steve taylor - Solo - May/91 with mark grover

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1990 with Alison Dorey

kp64zl - TR dog - 1990

MoWalker3 - TR - 19/Nov/89

Nigel Coe - Lead - 29/Aug/88 with Ray Mardon

Clipping in to knotted rope
Nigel Coe - TR - 26/Jul/88

Noticed that the block at three-quarter height was gone.
Nigel Coe - TR - 07/Feb/88

Barefoot as I'd forgotten my rock shoes.
Nigel Coe - TR - Oct/87

Three reps
Nigel Coe - TR - 27/May/87

Nigel Coe - 29/Mar/87 with Tim Dunsby

Nigel Coe - Lead - 20/Jul/86 with Brian Wyvill

Nigel Coe - TR - 21/Aug/84

Nigel Coe - 08/Aug/84 with Tim Dunsby

Nigel Coe - TR - 21/Jul/84

Nigel Coe - TR - 08/Apr/84

Nigel Coe - TR - 08/Jan/84

Nigel Coe - TR - 26/Jul/83

Nigel Coe - TR - 10/Oct/82

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
RFWilkie, Owen W-G, Ash Sayers, Alex Hallam, givemetea, JonBrown, Ezy Ryder, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 77
hard E40 of 25
E40 of 25
easy E40 of 25
hard E35 of 25
E311 of 25
easy E35 of 25
hard E24 of 25
E20 of 25
easy E20 of 25
hard 6a0 of 26
6a0 of 26
easy 6a0 of 26
hard 5c5 of 26
5c16 of 26
easy 5c4 of 26
hard 5b1 of 26
5b0 of 26
easy 5b0 of 26
3 Stars6 of 26
2 Stars19 of 26
1 Star1 of 26
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 137 (1.5%)
Lead39 of 137 (28.5%)
Followed20 of 137 (14.6%)
Toproped65 of 137 (47.4%)
Unknown11 of 137 (8.0%)

'Climbed'60 of 137 (43.8%)
clean O/S28 of 137 (20.4%)
clean β6 of 137 (4.4%)
clean rpt25 of 137 (18.2%)
clean RP5 of 137 (3.6%)
dogged10 of 137 (7.3%)
dnf3 of 137 (2.2%)