Gumshoe*** E2 5c
[Gumshoe Area, 2 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
14m. Excellent climbing up the middle of the face, being steep and stretchy although with plenty of buckets to swing about on. The finish feels a bit bolder and a long way off the ground. © ROCKFAX

FA. Martin Boysen 1977

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Gumshoe Area © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 74 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Stoff - TR dog - 04/May/15 with Andrew, gpcomps

Out of my comfort zone, but very pleased to have made the crux despite the rests
gpcomps - TR dog - 04/May/15 with Andrew, Chris Bridgland

tim newton - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with huw goodall

dunnyg - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with mikey mumc and others

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Andrew Deckon

Very good! Quite tricky to route read, although I should have just read the guidebook properly
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

Ground up
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 06/Sep/14 with Ruth Buckberry

ldadams - TR O/S - 02/May/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/13

andybirtwistle - TR - 03/Aug/13 with Keith Lonsdale

pipof747 - Lead O/S - 20/May/13

saffy - Lead O/S - 2013

RFWilkie - TR RP - 26/Jul/12

Agreed with the comments below. The friend placement is fairly poor now due to erosion and probably best not tested.
Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Nick Conway

very enjoyable, despite the crux being above truly awful gear!
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12

WillDoyle - 2nd - 25/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12

Mike W - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Sarah Rudd

Got the numbers from Niels and Jake, so I had it more or less wired before leaving the ground. Great climbing. Fell off the back down a hole somehow.
Alex Winter - Lead β - 13/May/12 with Jake and Niels

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Matt Harle - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/12

backed off cos i couldn't trust committing to the side of a load of gear in a sketchy slot!
timmyhobby - Lead dnf - 22/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Jonny Nick - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11

andrew hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with Phil Davies

phildavies84 - 2nd dog - 22/Oct/11 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/11

lukea - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with dan

Nice climb. First E2 climbed. Marked for a possible future lead when I'm ready for E2!
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/10

EXCELLENT!! with good moves between good holds. the cam slot is very rather worn though there is possibly a good small wire below if the rock doesn't crumble but the top isn't run-out as per rockfax and it felt soft not hard at the grade
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Darren McMaster, Andy Winter

Bloody excellent. Crafty hex beta ( ;
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Rob Highland, Ruth Colston, Jimmy Highland

ciaran1999 - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with jacob

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2010

resorted to using a knee :)
sgl0jd - Lead - 09/Jul/09

Jez - Lead O/S - May/09

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Floris

HamishD - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Luke Lindsay

Boy - Mar/09 with Ryan Edwards

maffujones - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/08 with Adam Quinn

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Neil Macdonald

Pete Graham - 2nd - 05/Jun/08 with Malcolm Scott

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Jon Read - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/07 with andi turner

Pythonist - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07

switch - Lead O/S - 2007 with Leanne

Hidden - TR - Jul/06

stevieo10 - TR - Jul/06 with gritrashgraham

dominic lee - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with daniel lee

Great climbing on brilliant holds.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/04

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 02/May/04 with Hugh

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Oct/03

Hidden - 2003

The crumbly hole gives a (dodgy?) crucial runner for the crux stretch and rockover to a good hold. Another blind tricky move to gain teh top - good route but crumbly rock at the hole is a bit worrying
steveb2006 - Lead - 15/Jul/01 with Roland Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/01

nige - Lead - May/00 with mark hounslea

Billg - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/98 with Phil McAllistair

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/97 with mik

uphillnow - 2nd - 22/May/97 with Mark Gray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/95

ian caton - 1995 with Martin

HVS in Mark's guide!!
sadams - Lead - 31/Aug/90 with Mark Bonham

Roget - Lead O/S - 1989 with jim

Hidden - Lead - 1982

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hutchay, gavinpeach, RFWilkie, Michael Hood, AndyM-LVB

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