Illustrated Man** E2 5b
[Harald S. climbing Illustrated Man, Carn Barra - BMC International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet 2010. Foto Stefan L., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
An enjoyable exercise that follows the thin crack and small corner/groove in the arete right of Ra. Start as for Ra.
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: 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 101 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/15

ferdia - 2nd - 15/Aug/15 with Burton

burto - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with ferdia

Spearos - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/15 with Riggo

So pumpy I just couldn't keep my arms going
Wendy Watthews - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/15 with Beni

soph - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/15 with Michaela Tracy

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/14 with Pete Cresswell

Done twice.
Hamish777 - TR O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Andy Hunt, Andrea

Twice, lovely.
andrea83 - TR β - 06/Sep/14 with Andy, Hamish

clean second go. first go, loads of rests and very pumped.
monkeytennis - TR RP - 06/Sep/14 with Hamish, andrea83

david morse - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14 with KT, Andy Lole, helen, chris todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - TR - 20/Aug/14

Top was wet and it started raining steadily about half way up.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 05/Aug/14

andrea83 - TR O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Hamish

Done twice. Great moves but it's hard to imagine how anyone can lead climbs like this.
Hamish777 - TR O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Andrea

Hidden - TR - 04/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14

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

LisaA - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Matt Fry, Alistair

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/11

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/09

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

jfletcher - Lead - 04/Mar/00

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

Gregory - Lead - 1997 with andy mcarthy

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

Cowflinger - Lead - Aug/94 with Andy Sharp

NickJH - Aug/94

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

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 1993 with Gordon Jenkin

andy gittins - 1990

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/89

Bitterly cold day
jcw - 2nd - Mar/87 with Alex Renshaw

bullybones - Lead - 1987

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

keefe - 1985

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