Eskimo Nell** E1 5b

Rockfax Description
An excellent pitch. Climb onto a huge block just right of Pearly Gate, then head up and follow a groove just left of the half-height overhang. © ROCKFAX

FA. H.Evans, P.Deketeleare 16.2.69 16/Feb/1969
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This climb is in 118 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Kevster - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Tony Johnson

tonevert - 2nd - 22/Mar/15 with Kevin Faux

cheeky - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Andreas

mark4344 - 2nd - 03/Aug/14 with Matt Payne

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14

Good climbing. Finished on this one after taking Ollie up a few VSs on this scorching morning. Jumped in the sea straight after to cool off.
KRB - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Oliver Bridges

Not the quickest of ascents. Last route of the day, I was knackered and the rock was very greasy/soapy: I don't think I've ever chalked up so much.
cem - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/14 with Peter Murphy

petegruf - 2nd - 12/Jul/14 with charles m

uncontrollable - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Daj

Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/14 with DAJ Johnson, Frodo Stickel

Great route with sustained difficulty, but nothing desperate and no real crux. Good gear. Good bet for a first E1 lead.
wild_nomad - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/13 with Paul Day

Sparsely protected so elected to go for top rope
Andre Clarke - TR O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Tom Thorne

andrzej kierzek - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Tara

Sophie Nunn - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Phil

Stroppy - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Tom Bushell

tombushell - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Ed Hastrop

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Ali Taylor

Small loose block 2/3rds height on the right of the groove - perfect for putting nuts behind but not so perfect for falling onto (I'd imagine). Took the nut out and gunned it to the nice jugs above. Other than that, it was very nice climbing on adequate holds all the way.
ben.richards - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Luca Celano

LJC - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/12 with ben.richards

maffujones - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with David Fisher

Good gear when needed.
LJC - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Theo

theocelano - 2nd - 23/Jun/12

A great route. steep but with good gear, mainly nuts.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Brian Mead

Cool Aesthetic route. Reminds me of a mini-Wall of the Worlds.
Alex Mason - 2nd β - 11/Apr/12 with Luke Tickle

Nice route with nice moves through the crux, nice to be back at the steepness of Swanage.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/12

Amy Kilpin - 2nd - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/11

risby - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/11 with Alan Blanchflower

Nice route, good gear throghout.
Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Ris Wright

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with stef mesch

First E1 at Swanage! Lovely moves and good pro.
Helen Gibson - Lead - 20/May/11

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 20/May/11 with helen gibson

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - May/11

London Luke - Lead - May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/11

colkurtz - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Robb

Rhys Jones - Lead - 16/Apr/11 with bonita

garywong - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Jason Kleine

kleinej - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Gary

Ceridwen - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/10 with Andy

clipskipper - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Dave Wing

davewing - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

A hell of a climb. Started well but the crux had two very slippery finger holds which I fell off, twice. Then couldn't get a piece of gear out and dropped the nut key. Ended up using everything to get up, even my chin. Pretty damn desperate!
KateBolton - 2nd dog - 19/May/10 with Tom Boeckx

The Ivanator - 2nd - 07/Apr/10 with Stewart

Carly - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Richard

davenev - TR O/S - 10/Sep/09 with solo

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/09 with Clare

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Lee

Result! My first E1.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Sean

Perryman - Lead - 25/Jun/09 with Ivan Bicknell

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with d_meacher

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Trisha Murphy

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/09

lyneux - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with Chris Bull

Really liked the route. My first clean onsight E1, bit soft in the grade?
jezb1 - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

dannymoo99 - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Jez Brown

Ceridwen - Lead dog - 25/Apr/09

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09

Shona H - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09 with Charlie Moore

Soft for the grade.
Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Rebecca Holland

Beckholland - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/09 with Dan_Carroll

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Lisa Paling

lisapaling - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Toby Dunford

tumbling wizard - Mar/09

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Trevor

trev_f - 2nd β - 22/Aug/08 with Ed

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08

Nice but seemed quite short.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - Aug/08 with Carl

Good route but very awkward for me to get gear out and Marcus to place! Climb the steep groove strenously, 2 in situ wires above groove.
jamie ward - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Marcus Harvey

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

Fab route, The crux is cheeky, great climbing.
riddle - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Yasmina

Matt Bennett - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Mark Beecher

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/May/08

SGD - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Marq - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Andy Livingstone

Tobes - Lead O/S - May/08 with Chris

brian watson - Lead O/S - 2008 with Paul Milton

Kirill - 2nd - 01/Nov/07 with Charles Moreton

cem - Lead rpt - 01/Nov/07 with Kirill Spiridonov

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Theeni - 2nd O/S - Oct/07 with Matt Kemp

MontyH - 2nd - 25/Aug/07 with Brian and Paul

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07

kenneM - Lead - Jul/07 with Booby Hewitt

feeko - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/07

JDSwain - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Alex Balch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/06

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

AJ007 - 2nd - Mar/06

Stone Muppet - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/05

My first extreme on mainland Britain. Led by skin of teeth.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/04 with Dan & Tim

cem - 2nd - 19/Jun/04 with Graham Dolman

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - Jun/04

feilx - 2004

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/03 with Caroline Waterhouse, Ian Waterhouse

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

CMacD - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/90

steve taylor - Lead - May/90 with steve kerr

kp64zl - 2nd - May/90 with Dave

MoWalker3 - TR - 18/Sep/88

Nigel Coe - Lead - 31/Oct/81 with Jerry Hawley

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 02/Sep/79 with Frank Farrell

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