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Drizzle** E3 6a

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[Ian Milward cruising Drizzle, 2 kb]14m. The groove on the right leads to a break from where technical and strenuous moves (try a left-hand pinch) allow the wall to be climbed rapidly. Originally given a hard HVS. © ROCKFAX
FA. Loz Francomb 1979

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Ian Milward cruising Drizzle © nickcanute
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Only took three months to get on it
JimboWizbo - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14 with gaz, Beth

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Apr/14

Went up to contemplate the crux move a couple of times before committing, not too bad once I got my feet in the right places.
David Kay - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Moritz Lesserman

Fell on first go. Hopefully this was due to having to belay myself through the crux.
JimboWizbo - TR - 28/Feb/14

Self belay. Very wet today. Got it clean second go. Can't wait to come back and lead.
JimboWizbo - TR - 17/Jan/14

Hidden - TR - 29/Dec/13

Mike W - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13

Nick1812P - Lead rpt - 19/May/13

leon - Lead dnf - 19/May/13 with Steven Davidson

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Apr/13

gw3285 - Lead - 17/Apr/13

Quite easy this time round.
Chi Cheng - Lead RP - 08/Sep/12 with Bill Smith

akhughes - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12

MeMeMe - 2nd - 12/Aug/12 with Cliff

Wet
david morse - TR - 12/Jul/12 with rampant

Olli-C - 2nd β - 27/Jun/12 with chi

Rachel Slater - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Fell off try to get to the pinch. Got it 2nd go.
Chi Cheng - Lead RP - 27/Jun/12 with Olli Crudge

Piss when you don't miss the crucial hold!
Dave Foster - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/12 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Jun/12

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 14/May/12

One tricky blind move to get foot in the break. Easy when your foot goes in but failure to do so means you fall off and test the gear which is solid!
Joe Costello - Lead - 23/Aug/11 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/11

all went a bit sketchy when I forgot what to do mid crux. oops!
JamieSparkes - Lead β - 14/Aug/11 with Nick

Nick1812P - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/11 with Jamie

First go. First time clean.
Nick1812P - TR rpt - 08/Jul/11 with Jamie

JamieSparkes - TR rpt - 07/Jul/11 with Nick

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with Martin Daley

w.pettet-smith - Lead - May/11 with pete nugent

jamesgodwin64 - TR RP - 19/Apr/11 with Phil Craven

Hidden - TR - 20/Nov/10

Did this really well, once I got the pinch and foot in the break the moves flew past me like a train. It was over before I knew it. Rain stopped play, I want another go though, soon.
bradscorner - TR - 15/Oct/10 with Danny Vaughan

Met Mike and Mike, tagged along with their ideas- found this really hard and right on the edge. Had watched it being led the day before, I am no-where near this yet.
bradscorner - TR - 12/Oct/10

petellis - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/10 with Alpha Blue, Ally

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Pete Ellis, Grant Brewer

GrantB - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Alpha Red, ally smith

good route with only 1 hard move. up & down twice after placing gear. felt really hard but have since found beta to make the move easier
Jim the Baker - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Stoff - TR dnf - 01/Jun/10 with gpcomps

gpcomps - TR dnf - 01/Jun/10 with Chris Bridgland

felt hard and greasy today.
JamieSparkes - TR dog - 05/May/10 with Nick

just about got this now, should probably get on the lead.
JamieSparkes - TR β - 27/Apr/10 with Nick

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/10

simonp - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

pauldr - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with P. Mitchell

Climbed upto the break, stuffed it with gear, down climbed, climbed up again, had a look at the next move, down climbed, went up again, and had to take. After a very short rest, did the crux. Came back about 30 mins later and did the route clean.
Dan Lane - Lead RP - 19/Mar/10 with James Godwin

Attempted lead, t/r to retrieve gear. I now know the move over the break!
bradscorner - TR - 2010 with Danny Vaughan

Interesting to see this is now E3 6a, maybe... It certainly felt well harder than any E2 I've done before. I'll be back.
PeteH - Lead dnf - 01/Oct/09 with Brad

Jez - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Nick1812P - TR - 09/Sep/09

nice strong move over the overlap provide the only real difficulty, 4c above and below this with what looks like bomber gear in the break. one to lead in the future.
JamieSparkes - TR dog - 09/Sep/09 with Nick

climber130887 - TR - 21/Jun/09 with nathan

ste_d - TR rpt - 29/May/08 with shunt

Hidden - TR dog - 13/May/08

tried to lead it (after SS back off). Eventually commited to the crux, totally fluffed it. So we set up a toprope to get the gear - did it first go. Bum. There will be a rematch.
adam carless - TR RP - 11/May/08 with SecretSquirrel

Backed off the crux on lead then toproped to retrieve gear.
SecretSquirrel - TR - 11/May/08 with adam carless

maybe_si - TR - 10/May/08

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 06/May/08

Mancunianimport - 2008

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Ben

kingholmesy - Lead rpt - 2008 with felixthelion

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with John

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 20/Apr/07 with fiend

Bern - 2006

Hidden - TR - 16/Nov/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - TR RP - Jun/04

Roget - Lead O/S - 19/May/01

mikedelderfield - Lead RP - 01/Aug/96

phardman - 2nd - 11/May/96 with Guy Maddox

Sean Kelly - Lead - Jun/93 with Pete Carmichael

Tony Little - Lead β - 27/Apr/92 with Martin

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ropeboy, Hidden, bradscorner

Voting
Total votes cast 79
hard E40 of 25
E40 of 25
easy E41 of 25
hard E31 of 25
E36 of 25
easy E39 of 25
hard E28 of 25
E20 of 25
easy E20 of 25
hard 6b0 of 28
6b0 of 28
easy 6b0 of 28
hard 6a2 of 28
6a23 of 28
easy 6a2 of 28
hard 5c1 of 28
5c0 of 28
easy 5c0 of 28
3 Stars1 of 26
2 Stars22 of 26
1 Star3 of 26
0 Stars0 of 26
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Style of ascent

Lead32 of 73 (43.8%)
Followed13 of 73 (17.8%)
Toproped26 of 73 (35.6%)
Unknown2 of 73 (2.7%)

'Climbed'25 of 73 (34.2%)
clean O/S15 of 73 (20.5%)
clean β5 of 73 (6.8%)
clean rpt7 of 73 (9.6%)
clean RP8 of 73 (11.0%)
dogged8 of 73 (11.0%)
dnf5 of 73 (6.8%)