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Central Sadness*** E5 6a

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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

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Dan Vaj - 2nd β - 09/Jul/14 with Khalid, James Machaffie

Actually I came off whilst struggling to down climb to unhook some gear, but it was close enough for me to claim. The line was amazing. A couple of hard moves.
khalidq - 2nd β - 09/Jul/14 with James Mchaffie, Dan Vajzovic

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Will N

really good. Didn't notice any particularly hard moves all route, seemed very soft for 6a to me, but the whole route felt like an easy e4, even leading the first pitch, so maybe I was just having a good day. I was surprised how good the gear on the first half of the 1st pitch was (with a run out towards its end, but steady climbing). Did it quite late in the evening and finished in the was a bit tricky to find small slate footholds seconding the top pitch in almost complete darkness! maybe i'll remember a head torch next time...
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13 with gwen lancashire

cameronmcloughlin - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Henry Cowan, james mchaffie

Awesome route. Happy to have got the second pitch lead rather than the first as it is bold off the deck
morganator - AltLd - 02/May/13 with Calum Muskett

I lead the second pitch. If you can get of the ground you can definitely climb the route. an absolutely brilliant route that is never desperate, the crack looks brutal from below, but is easy enough once your there. will do this many more times.
willoates - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Murdoch

Bob - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/11

This route never disappoints. Soft for E5 by slate standards
Steve Long - Lead - Jun/11 with MIke Pycroft

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

phil64 - 2011

2nded 1st pitch, felt appehensive about the 2nd pitch but went for the lead....steady but bold up to the crack...hard moves into the crack, but felt good, then chilled at the large flake, placed some gear and went up the crack, brilliant climbing, got a cam in but felt super-committed due to the lack of footholds, kept going but fell as I was going to the jug! Awesome route, seconded Mason up it but was cold so plled on a couple of cams in the crack.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd dnf - 31/Oct/10 with Mason

Brilliant route, led both pitches. !st pitch, i started across to the right up a vertical crack to gain big ledge. From here the climbing is bold, there is gear but no inspiring pieces, even the spike looks like it could rip, However, the climbing is brilliant, sustained, but never goey. 2nd pitch is more straight forward with some superb finger jamming.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Duncan Campbell

barni - 2nd rpt - 17/Jul/10

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Andy Reeve

Lead both pitches.
barni - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/09 with Liam fleming

Liam FLeming - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/09 with barni

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/08

Hidden - 2006

Davros the Psyched - AltLd O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/04

Dringo - 2003

PaulHermes - 1997

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/96 with Nick Ashton

keefe - 21/Sep/91

chrisdavies - Lead O/S - Sep/91

Steve Walker - Lead - Sep/89 with jason cain

Mike Owen - 31/May/87 with Bob Drury

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Total votes cast 31
hard E60 of 11
E60 of 11
easy E60 of 11
hard E50 of 11
E57 of 11
easy E53 of 11
hard E41 of 11
E40 of 11
easy E40 of 11
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6b0 of 10
easy 6b0 of 10
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hard 5c0 of 10
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Style of ascent

Lead10 of 32 (31.2%)
Followed7 of 32 (21.9%)
Alt Leads6 of 32 (18.8%)
Unknown9 of 32 (28.1%)

'Climbed'12 of 32 (37.5%)
clean O/S16 of 32 (50.0%)
clean β2 of 32 (6.2%)
clean rpt1 of 32 (3.1%)
dnf1 of 32 (3.1%)