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Illustrated Man* E2 5c

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[Harald S. climbing Illustrated Man, Carn Barra - BMC International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet 2010. Foto Stefan L., 2 kb]An enjoyable exercise that follows the thin crack and small corner/groove in the arete right of Ra. Start as for Ra. 17m. Gain the first ledge on Ra and move right to, and climb a crack to the next break. Pull through the overhang into the small corner/groove from the left and finish up this. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Harald S. climbing Illustrated Man, Carn Barra - BMC International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet 2010. Foto Stefan L. © Harald
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This climb is in 76 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

alice fuller - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Brian Hannon

Brian H - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - TR - 05/Jun/14

very good climb lots of different moves required and very challenging
dready - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with whiteexplorer

got so pumped climbing the lower parts that when i reached the top overhang i couldn't pull through it a slipped off,had to sit in my harness for a minute to let my arms recover.
whiteexplorer - 2nd dog - 04/May/14 with joe

howlers - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/14 with Steve seal

howlers - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/14 with Steve seal

Led to half way and fell off, twice. Andy M finished it off.
gowla - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with Andy, Sara, Andy March

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Mar/14

Really good
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/13 with AlexD

AlexD - 2nd - 16/Sep/13 with Ed

chris j - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with Nick Saunders

Justin T - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Nick S

oakapple - 2nd - 16/May/13

Master Chief - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/13 with Mark, John Spear

Spearos - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/13 with Riggo, Master Chief

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12

really good - e2 5b though.
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Jon Stewart

Elaine Budden - 2nd β - 16/Apr/12 with Tristan Sherlock, tom bunn

Pete Graham - Lead - Apr/12 with Rick Graham

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

colesy - Lead O/S - Oct/11

Quite strenuous from the start and steep, found it hard going. 5b in my guidebook?
domskezz - Lead - 21/Sep/11 with Jamma

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11 with Chris the Tall

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11 with Dave R

Very good climb, suited to the indoor climber. Make sure you look around the arete at the overlap.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Tom Thorpe

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Matt Fry, Lisa

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Ben Snook

Almost didn't get on this as the day was wearing on but am glad I did. I would say benchmark E2 5b, with no real difficulties but sustained well protected climbing and ample pro. Well worth 2 stars imho.
lrandall - Lead O/S - 17/May/11 with Foglet

Had a rest on the rope before getting the top crux! Great route that I would like to lead!
Master Chief - 2nd dog - 15/May/11 with John

Spearos - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Master Chief

Very steep and strenuous. Couldn't hold on.
Ant Man Bee - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/11 with Charles Mason, Charles Moreton

cem - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Charles Mason, Paul Bolton

mbradberry2008 - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/11 with Alex French

Dilwat - TR O/S - 04/Mar/11 with SurferStan

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/10 with James Raitt

tommytuffa - 2nd - 11/Aug/10 with ollie b

3 Names - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

metal arms - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10 with Dave Taylor

Harald - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

With Luis from Portugal on BMC international meet. Bit wet. Hard pulling through the overlap but fortunately got a hands free rest just before with a head lock under the overlap!
Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with Luis Fernandes Silva

Seymore Butt - 2010

Richard Horn - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09

Swotson - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Tony Madden

Quite straight forward other then the pumpy gear fiddling whilst standing on the break.
chris sm - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Pippa Froggatt

riddle - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Mike Stephenson

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Sinbad

chris j - Lead dog - 25/May/08 with Alan & Jeremy

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/08 with Rebecca Holland

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/07 with Ash

Dave Kerr - Lead - 05/Aug/06 with Jill Kerr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead β - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/05

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/04

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/02

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/01

Tim Sparrow - 2001

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1999 with Brian Hannon

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/97

Definitely not "high in the technical grade" - easy for 5c. Good pro.
Charles Arthur - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/97 with Debbie Matthews

Mark Kemball - Lead - 15/Mar/97 with Paul Marshall

GAtkins - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/95 with Jonny Baker

Cowflinger - Lead - Aug/94 with Andy Sharp

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/93 with Ray Jenkins

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 1993 with Gordon Jenkin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/85

keefe - 1985

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Total votes cast 70
hard E30 of 23
E30 of 23
easy E30 of 23
hard E22 of 23
E219 of 23
easy E22 of 23
hard E10 of 23
E10 of 23
easy E10 of 23
hard 6a0 of 25
6a0 of 25
easy 6a0 of 25
hard 5c0 of 25
5c10 of 25
easy 5c6 of 25
hard 5b9 of 25
5b0 of 25
easy 5b0 of 25
3 Stars11 of 22
2 Stars8 of 22
1 Star3 of 22
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Style of ascent

Lead45 of 76 (59.2%)
Followed24 of 76 (31.6%)
Toproped3 of 76 (3.9%)
Unknown4 of 76 (5.3%)

'Climbed'22 of 76 (28.9%)
clean O/S41 of 76 (53.9%)
clean β2 of 76 (2.6%)
clean rpt2 of 76 (2.6%)
dogged8 of 76 (10.5%)
dnf1 of 76 (1.3%)