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Illustrated Man* E2 5c

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[Crux of Illustrated Man, 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

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Crux of Illustrated Man © Brian H
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

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

wojtt - 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

Superb!
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

beauty
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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 67
hard E30 of 22
E30 of 22
easy E30 of 22
hard E21 of 22
E219 of 22
easy E22 of 22
hard E10 of 22
E10 of 22
easy E10 of 22
hard 6a0 of 24
6a0 of 24
easy 6a0 of 24
hard 5c0 of 24
5c9 of 24
easy 5c6 of 24
hard 5b9 of 24
5b0 of 24
easy 5b0 of 24
3 Stars10 of 21
2 Stars8 of 21
1 Star3 of 21
0 Stars0 of 21
Bag of .....0 of 21
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Style of ascent

Lead43 of 68 (63.2%)
Followed19 of 68 (27.9%)
Toproped2 of 68 (2.9%)
Unknown4 of 68 (5.9%)

'Climbed'20 of 68 (29.4%)
clean O/S39 of 68 (57.4%)
clean β2 of 68 (2.9%)
clean rpt1 of 68 (1.5%)
dogged5 of 68 (7.4%)
dnf1 of 68 (1.5%)