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Pod Crack E1 5c

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10m. Climb the thin cracks past the pod to a final groove. © ROCKFAX
E1 5c in BMC Kinder guide
FA. Jim Rubery 1984

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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Joe-98 - Lead dog - 2014

jshields - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Roman Jivkov

eddiem1 - TR β - 26/Oct/12

nic42 - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12 with mike

gw3285 - TR - 08/Aug/12

gw3285 - Lead - 08/Aug/12

Tom Doldon - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/12 with John Doldon

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/May/12

Hard and sustained. Might have got it second go if I hadn't nearly de-gloved a finger in a jam.
Alex Winter - Lead dog - 20/May/12 with C. Prescott

a fall at the beginning, then and almighty hail storm came in just as the climbing got easy at the top, lost my hat and had to stand pointing away from the hail for about 5 mins, then beautiful weather just after that! an experience
timmyhobby - Lead dog - 03/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Tough beasty.
riddle - Lead dog - 14/Aug/11 with Yasmina

tough! feet popped off trying to get into the pod but just held it.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Nick

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11

I had a rest before the crux. Surprised to find it was still pretty hard a few years after my first attempt, when I was spanked. To be fair my arms were still tired from the previous day, but nevertheless... I shall come back! Good value for the grade!
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 12/Jun/11 with Ed P

Felt a bit 'ard for HVS 5B (Western Grit) had trouble getting intop the niche, maybe i'll try it when I can lead harder than E1
Ketu - Lead dnf - 08/May/11 with Charles M

got to the crux (the flare crack) and fell glanced the floor was lucky to a point, gear is good but its pumpy climbing and theres a point u need to place gear and go for it, pretty harsh jamming crack will prob avoid unless with a mat next time
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11 with Phil Craven

Need to get better a finger cracks!Very Desperate and took very big fall!
samsimpson - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11 with JNewbiggin

Hidden - TR dnf - 15/Jul/10

Hidden - TR - 15/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Top section desperate. If you stick to the two thin cracks and don't reach out far left or right then its neither E1 nor 5c in my opinion! I've done far easier E3's!
John_Hat - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/09

Stoff - TR - May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/09

deejmonkey - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Tom

tomparrott - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with DJ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/08

one rest, not E1
John Marsland - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/08 with Goi

A bit dirty. Undergraded as well.
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 23/Aug/08 with John Marsland

dennett - Lead dog - 10/Aug/08 with calvin dennett

dennett - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with calvin dennett

Hidden - Lead dog - 2007

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 17/Jun/06

Utterly desperate!
Stig - Lead dog - 20/Sep/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd RP - 02/May/04 with John Nightingale

adamwesthead - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/00 with Taylor

phardman - Lead O/S - 14/May/00 with Teresa

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Total votes cast 54
hard E20 of 17
E20 of 17
easy E211 of 17
hard E11 of 17
E14 of 17
easy E10 of 17
hard HVS1 of 17
HVS0 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
hard 6a0 of 16
6a0 of 16
easy 6a10 of 16
hard 5c1 of 16
5c3 of 16
easy 5c0 of 16
hard 5b2 of 16
5b0 of 16
easy 5b0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Lead23 of 38 (60.5%)
Followed9 of 38 (23.7%)
Toproped5 of 38 (13.2%)
Unknown1 of 38 (2.6%)

'Climbed'11 of 38 (28.9%)
clean O/S4 of 38 (10.5%)
clean β1 of 38 (2.6%)
clean RP2 of 38 (5.3%)
dogged11 of 38 (28.9%)
dnf9 of 38 (23.7%)