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Ascent of Man*** E3 6a

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[Ascent of Man Boulder, 2 kb]10m. A mini-classic, intense and varied, packing a lot of climbing into a short distance. Gain the undercut flake with difficulty and follow it to its end where scary friction moves lead leftwards up a ramp to easy ground. Best climbed when the boggy area below the route is in prime condition, making falling off even more undesirable than normal. © ROCKFAX
FA. Andrew Woodward 1974

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

Photo: Ascent of Man Boulder © Birdo
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 103 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

willmurphy - Solo RP - 12/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

Fantastic varied climbing! Lead after bouldering out the crux start.
AndrewJamesCherry - Lead - 01/Mar/14 with stef morris

ianstevens - Lead - 24/Feb/13

Samuel Wainwright - Lead dog - 24/Feb/13

Ky - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Dave H

Had climbed to the bottom of the flake previously when bouldering in the cave at the bottom
Matt Cooke - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with Rosh

above some pads.
jacobjacob - Solo rpt - 25/Feb/12

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

maddy.c - 2012

James82 - Sent x - 02/Oct/11

robman - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Amazing! Must admit i was shaking a bit even before i committed to the slab :P
fennerz - Sent O/S - 08/May/11 with Sean Grady

above a couple of small pads
grady - Solo O/S - May/11

Hidden - Solo dnf - 26/Mar/11

Had to get a rope thrown down to me whist standing on the jug. Next time I'll read the description, rock over on pebbles...
The Green Giant - Solo dnf - 19/Jan/11 with Dan with the van

infected mushroom - 2011

adie84 - 2011

awesome!!
phil64 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with tim hunter

will randall - TR O/S - Aug/10 with sarah

Sam Simpson - TR - 06/Jul/10

Really sketchy - well done Pip!
DorsetGareth - 2nd RP - 04/Jul/10 with Pip

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10

i_a_coops - Lead β - Jun/10 with Jacob

Fell 1st time on the rock over... second time fell from the last move over the top, ended up about a 1 meter off the floor thanks to lawrences quick feet... cheers loz
willoates - Lead dnf - 30/Jan/10 with lawrence

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2010

Ebarnes - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Malcolm Scott

Hmmm..... just bottled it really.
chris sm - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/09 with Pippa Froggatt

mic_b - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with James Blake

quiffhanger - Lead - 26/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/09

DannyK - TR O/S - 04/Apr/09 with pep

nige - Lead - 20/Feb/09 with john reti

couldn't make the left move onto pebbles, well tried but ended up in the cave. gears good, ran out of time to finish....will be back
Tobes - Lead dnf - Feb/09 with Alex

northy1983 - Solo RP - Feb/09

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Tom Wild

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd β - 14/Sep/08

couldn't make the step left onto the pepple, i think its a winter route lol
Mr Wild - Lead dnf - 10/May/08 with olly

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/08

daveagriff - TR - 2008

John Roberts (JR) - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - TR β - 07/May/07

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/07 with dave evans

Rob Kennard - 2007

Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 2007 with Phil Leng

Remember spending a long time fruitlessly looking for some more holds at the top!
philhilo - Lead O/S - 2007 with brian rodgers

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/06 with helen gibson

Failed to step out onto the upper scoop... again!
Pythonist - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/06 with Dave

feilx - 2nd - 29/Jul/06 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/06 with Felix Coxwell

shark - 2nd - 05/Mar/06 with Dan Arkle

shark - 2nd rpt - 28/Jan/06 with Mike Garton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/06

Tried earlierin 2005, downclimbed from last gear as I didn't trust the footholds with a hole in my shoe!
Andrew Barker - Lead - Oct/05 with Jack Symmons

Ropeboy - Lead - 20/Feb/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

mark s - 2005

mbutton - Lead β - Sep/04 with Gus Hudgens

Hidden - Lead dnf - May/03

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Viv

sadams - Lead - Apr/01 with Eric Hildrew

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2001 with rob seward

petekeron - TR RP - 2001

Gus - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/00 with andi elizabeth turner

tlr - Lead - 2000 with Pom

philhilo - 2000 with brian rodgers

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/99

tuftynick - Lead - 1999 with ciaran troup

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 01/Jun/97 with Mike Dawes

1 fall
switch - Lead - 1997

shark - Lead O/S - 10/May/96 with Pete Cole

WB - Lead O/S - Apr/96 with Stu

robtrooper - 1996

nai - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/94

Mark Kemball - Lead - 15/Apr/93 with Bill Kemball

ste_d - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/93

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/92

andrew300169 - Lead dnf - 05/Jul/92 with Tim

Hidden - TR - 27/May/92

adi bryant - Lead RP - 02/Oct/91 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/91

Rich Kirby - Lead - 06/May/91 with Andy Mackay

Duncan I - 2nd - May/91

Roget - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/91 with jon

channinga - 1991

Billg - Lead O/S - Sep/90 with Dave Gregory

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/90

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/89 with Ken Padgett

Hidden - TR - 23/Jun/88

Tom V - TR - 1986

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 03/Nov/85 with Sean Myles

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1983

Andy Stephenson - TR O/S - 1982

Hidden - Lead - 1982

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Voting
Total votes cast 151
hard E40 of 55
E40 of 55
easy E411 of 55
hard E318 of 55
E322 of 55
easy E32 of 55
hard E22 of 55
E20 of 55
easy E20 of 55
hard 6b0 of 49
6b0 of 49
easy 6b0 of 49
hard 6a13 of 49
6a28 of 49
easy 6a7 of 49
hard 5c1 of 49
5c0 of 49
easy 5c0 of 49
3 Stars41 of 47
2 Stars6 of 47
1 Star0 of 47
0 Stars0 of 47
Bag of .....0 of 47
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Style of ascent

Soloed9 of 103 (8.7%)
Lead61 of 103 (59.2%)
Followed11 of 103 (10.7%)
Toproped10 of 103 (9.7%)
Bouldered2 of 103 (1.9%)
Unknown10 of 103 (9.7%)

'Climbed'41 of 103 (39.8%)
clean O/S37 of 103 (35.9%)
clean β4 of 103 (3.9%)
clean rpt3 of 103 (2.9%)
clean RP8 of 103 (7.8%)
dogged1 of 103 (1.0%)
dnf9 of 103 (8.7%)