Ximenes*** E2 5c
36m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A classic crack-line which is sustained, athletic and protectable all the way. Start 10m right of the big corner below the line.
1) 5c, 18m. Climb the crack and strenuously gain an overhanging corner which leads to the fault-line.
2) 5b, 18m. Pull through the roof above and move up to another one. Step right and over the roof then continue up the right-hand of two grooves. At the top step left to an exit scramble. © ROCKFAX

FA. G.Smith, Richard Crewe 4.9.71. FFA. Kevin Turner, Nick Buckley 1977 04/Sep/1971

Ticklists: Swanage A-Z, West Country Climbs, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, SW Climbs - Swanage, Dorset weekender.

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This climb is in 53 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/15

LJC - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/15 with George

This would be top 50 at any area in the UK. Its so steep and exposure is amazing. You go from 0 to pumped stupid in no time, and the moves are easy to get wrong. Total brawl but a fun one.
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - Jun/15 with Andy O'Conner

Led in 1 pitch, brilliant route.
Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Floris

Yes, yes that is harder than I can climb. Ed valiantly dogged us through P1 and we both found P2 quite easy. Serious but undoubtedly brilliant for those strong enough to do it!
Sam Husband - 2nd dog - 05/Apr/15 with Ed

Had a bit of a fight with the crux
Stroppy - Lead dog - 05/Apr/15 with Sam Husband

ian bryant - 2015

led p1 and yep, not as hard as it looks! p2 great fun.
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Ed

Led the first pitch. Brilliant climb and not as hard as it looked!
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/14

Luxulyan - Lead dog - 30/Mar/14 with Tim

tim.fairhall - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Richard

ianto - 2013

Strenuous for most of the way.
Kevster - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Tony Johnson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12

mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12

mwatson - Lead O/S - Jun/12

pigeonslipper - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

colkurtz - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Robb

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/11

first attempt at leading an E2, didn't manage to get the crux clean, but loved the route!
Helen Gibson - AltLd - 11/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd dog - Jul/11

Seconded first pitch - jealous of the lead I confess, but one must be gracious! Fantastic pitch. Really good fun. Topping out in the rain proved the crux, as usual...
jacobjlloyd - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with nathan

Hidden - AltLd dog - 05/Jun/11

In one pitch
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Led p2. We did p2 cleanly but neither of us distinguished himself on p1
cem - AltLd dog - 25/Sep/10 with Graham Dolman

in 1 pitch - superb + Alt Leads with AlexD 16/05/14 (P2)
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Harry

timharrison - 2nd - 03/Jun/09 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09

Hidden - 2009

DDDD - Lead O/S - 2009

Rob Kennard - 2007

chrisbevins - AltLd - 2007

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with AJ

hailtryfan - 2nd - Apr/06 with Daniel

must go back and lead this
beanfingers - 2nd - 19/Mar/06 with felix

AJ007 - 2nd dog - Mar/06 with Mike H, Dan

Bern - 2006

Marti999 - AltLd - 2006

feilx - 2005

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Andy Reeve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/04

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - Jun/00 with Simon Oliver

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/98 with jon

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

steve taylor - AltLd - May/90 with Joff Cook

Nigel Coe - 29/Aug/88 with Ray Mardon

DDDD - AltLd - 1986

Falko - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/77 with Howard Lancashire

Falko - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/77 with Howard Lancashire

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Sam Husband, Sam4242, stevoland, Stroppy, Ash Sayers, LJC, nigel pearson, RFWilkie, wi11, Master Chief, pigeonslipper, LJKing, givemetea, Mr Tickle, tobydunford, Kyuzo

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