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Central Sadness*** E5 6a

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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

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

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 31/Oct/10

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

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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Dan724, Ed morris, Hidden, DavidR, richiebongo, Hidden, Billg, rustaldo, Dan Lane, Mike Goldthorp, Hidden, Alex Mason, Hidden, IOAN D

Total votes cast 25
hard E60 of 9
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hard E50 of 9
E55 of 9
easy E53 of 9
hard E41 of 9
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easy E40 of 9
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Style of ascent

Lead10 of 29 (34.5%)
Followed5 of 29 (17.2%)
Alt Leads5 of 29 (17.2%)
Unknown9 of 29 (31.0%)

'Climbed'12 of 29 (41.4%)
clean O/S15 of 29 (51.7%)
clean rpt1 of 29 (3.4%)
dnf1 of 29 (3.4%)