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Oceanid** E2 5b

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50m, 2 pitches. The dominating central crack-line. Steep, strenuous and intimidating and with some loose rock on pitch two. Start 5m right of Tudor Rose on a boulder pile. 1) 5a, 20m. From the top of the boulders, move out left across a slab to the base of a broken crack-line. Follow the crack-line, past a niche, and move right to a thread belay on a ledge on the slab. 2) 5b, 30m. Climb up left to the fault-line and gain the wall passing a bulge on the left. Follow a steep groove direct, stepping left at its top. Pass a big wedged-in block to gain the exit corner. A couple of large cams are useful on this pitch. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pat Littlejohn, K.Goodman 05/Aug/1972

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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13

Led 2nd pitch, nice climbing, a tad dusty and fragile, big block still there but avoidable
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Richard

Luxulyan - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Sophie

In one. Dusty, from lack of traffic i think, but a good pitch. Jenni had a good go at breaking off that loose bock at the top but its still firm. Looks solid enough for the minute, but take care.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/12 with Jenni

Hidden - 2nd β - 21/Jan/12

brilliant route. well worth 3 stars. even the loose blocks arent that bad. easy for e2
WB - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Guy

GuyM - AltLd O/S - Sep/11

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with James Richardson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/10

Did this in one pitch belayed by Ollie (10). Not as good an experience as I was hoping for - the climbing was alright, the protection was poor (I had no Friends)and the rock was crap - extremely dusty all the way up. Otherwise a lovely hot evening in a great position.
KRB - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Oliver Bridges

P2 - good thuggy fun with an incredibly precarious looking jammed block at the top of the groove - step left to avoid it
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Lee Mercer

Bottom of the first pitch pretty unprotected great thread belay. Second pitch steady, apart from the hanging block. Now on less than 10mm but still wouldn't fall. Low in the grade (apart from the block ;-))
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Ed Babington

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/08

haydng - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Will

feilx - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/06 with Mike Soldner

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/06 with jamie evans

Bern - 2006

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Andy Reeve

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 18/Aug/02

ellis - AltLd O/S - Sep/00 with Pete Collins

Tim M - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/95

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

jasper11 - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/93

keefe - 1990

Good, steep climbing. Proper E2.
steve taylor - Lead O/S - Aug/89 with Rich Brookes

steve taylor - Lead O/S - Aug/89 with steve kerr

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Feb/89

Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/87 with Richard Crewe

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1987 with Gary Crocker

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

I fell at top of groove on pitch 2 when the block I was hauling on swivelled outwards.
Nigel Coe - AltLd dog - 04/Jan/80 with Steve Bartlett

Uh oh, Nigel Coe's note sounds all too familiar. I was on the other end of the same rope. I remember laybacking a car-sized flake; I mantled onto its top and the whole thing was rocking gently back into place. In all the excitement (wild lead, wild cliff, hungover, poor belay on top, etc, clean forgot to warn my poor second ... Bad, bad. Nigel went spinning into space, dwarfed by the monster flake he was still laybacking. So, my, umm, belated apologies Nigel!
crusherbartlett - Lead - 04/Jan/80

turnerk - Lead O/S - Aug/78

Falko - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Howard Lancashire

Third ascent (Richard Crewe present to confirm).
Falko - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/75 with Howard Lancashire

Hidden - 1973

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Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard E30 of 15
E30 of 15
easy E30 of 15
hard E20 of 15
E215 of 15
easy E20 of 15
hard E10 of 15
E10 of 15
easy E10 of 15
hard 5c0 of 15
5c0 of 15
easy 5c0 of 15
hard 5b0 of 15
5b14 of 15
easy 5b1 of 15
hard 5a0 of 15
5a0 of 15
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3 Stars6 of 17
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Style of ascent

Lead12 of 38 (31.6%)
Followed1 of 38 (2.6%)
Alt Leads19 of 38 (50.0%)
Unknown6 of 38 (15.8%)

'Climbed'8 of 38 (21.1%)
clean O/S27 of 38 (71.1%)
clean β1 of 38 (2.6%)
dogged1 of 38 (2.6%)
dnf1 of 38 (2.6%)