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Grandma's Groove** E2 5c

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[Nevil & Vince on Grandma's Groove, 3 kb]10m. Boldly climb the fingery lower wall to safe, but still hard, moves up the narrow groove. © ROCKFAX
FA. Tony Wilmott 7.65 Jul/1965

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Photo: Nevil & Vince on Grandma's Groove © JezzaCat
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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Sort of, actually started up Freda but managed to go leftwards into this.
RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

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

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

1 rest, pumped trying to place nut
Ash Sayers - Lead dog - 19/Apr/14

Rich went first and struggled, weighting the rope a lot. Thought I had no chance but it really flowed. Loved it.
Steve954 - TR O/S - 10/Aug/13

Geoffers - TR O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Tim

BenNorman - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13

brices - Lead - 10/Jul/13 with Ben Norman, Mike

You can protect the lower part of the climb but it's a bit fiddly and slightly dubious. Top part's much better protected but sustained, got pretty pumped. Hard for E2?...
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Dan Browne

mattc - 2nd - 13/May/13

ianto - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - TR rpt - 09/Aug/12

Flew up this .. but then I didn't have to place gear (thank god)
Dax - TR O/S - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12

Hidden - TR O/S - Jul/12

Pete Rigby - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/12 with Merlin March

Really nice to do this route.
manwithacam - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with Joris

Joris.Roulleau - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Dan Metcalfe

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 12/Mar/12

mark schramm - TR - 15/Jan/12 with Dave C

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/11

3 Names - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - TR O/S - Jul/11

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

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

al99 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Al Benson

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 20/Apr/11 with Brian

brian watson - TR rpt - 20/Apr/11 with Sophie Nunn

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

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/11

Sophie Nunn - TR rpt - 04/Apr/11

fell off a5 5m, both micro nuts ripped out decked, got up then did it clean silly slip
ian1234567 - Lead - Apr/11

sarpedon - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

mikespooner - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Sarp Ackay

Sophie Nunn - TR O/S - 22/Mar/11

also shunted.. on family hol - no belayer available!
GuyM - 2011

brian watson - TR rpt - 07/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Aug/10

Fingery lower section but nothing too bad.Bomber gear all the way up the really nice groove to an awesome finishing move
rob askew - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with nick brindley

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/10

colkurtz - 2nd - Jul/10 with Robb

zara bloomfield - 2nd - 06/Jun/10 with adrian paisey

Nearly fell off onto questionable #4 brass offset! Seems a bit stiff for E2 considering that all the hard climbing (for me anyway) was before any worthwhile gear.
AlistairB - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09 with Henry

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09

Gareth - TR rpt - 01/May/09 with on shunt

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Matty Marvel

Fell off
Dorset - TR - 12/Apr/09 with Mark James and Julian Taylor

davenev - TR dog - 16/Mar/09 with solo

Gareth - TR - 17/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

jake-jones - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08

Bern - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Andy Mos

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 14/May/08

did crux, got 3/4 way up, had vvvv.poor gear, escaped into freda
Matt Bennett - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/08

jamie ward - 2nd dnf - 08/Feb/08 with Marcus Harvey

2 rests
ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 27/Jan/08 with Claire Johnston

daveagriff - TR - 2008

feilx - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/07 with Nils

Bit of a struggle
garburn - 2nd dog - 24/Nov/07 with Felix Coxwell

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

used a shed load of chalk.
tonanf - Lead - May/07 with arpollard

Rob Kennard - 2007

Richard White - Lead O/S - 2007

chrisbevins - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06

Dave Kerr - Lead - 25/Jul/06 with Jill Kerr

Andy Chubb - Lead - 21/Apr/06 with Robin Nicholson

dan gibson - 2006

Quite pokey for E2, not for aspiring E2 leaders. Quite bold and tricky. Probably worth E3.
Richard White - Lead O/S - Nov/05

My highest lead. Not much pro in the lower section. Excellent feeling when at the top!
tracyclimber - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - Mar/03

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/03

JasonG - Lead O/S - 2003 with Paul Wood

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

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

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Mar/99

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/98 with jon

Budge - TR O/S - 12/Apr/97 with Mike Oates

Nigel Coe - TR - 13/Feb/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/90

kp64zl - 2nd dog - May/90 with Dave

steve taylor - Lead O/S - Jun/89 with mark grover

MoWalker3 - TR - 21/Apr/89

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/88

Moses - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/87

Nigel Coe - 29/Mar/87 with Tim Dunsby

Nigel Coe - TR - 20/Dec/86 with Brian Wyvill

Nigel Coe - TR - 04/Aug/84

Nigel Coe - TR - 08/Apr/84

Nigel Coe - TR - 22/Jun/83

Nigel Coe - TR - 20/Nov/82 with Dave Holly, Tim Dunsby

Nigel Coe - 20/Jul/82

Nigel Coe - TR - 28/May/80

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Total votes cast 63
hard E30 of 25
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easy E32 of 25
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E212 of 25
easy E26 of 25
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 100 (1.0%)
Lead44 of 100 (44.0%)
Followed15 of 100 (15.0%)
Toproped31 of 100 (31.0%)
Unknown9 of 100 (9.0%)

'Climbed'38 of 100 (38.0%)
clean O/S41 of 100 (41.0%)
clean rpt12 of 100 (12.0%)
dogged6 of 100 (6.0%)
dnf3 of 100 (3.0%)