Freddie's Finale*** E1 5b

Rockfax Description
14m. Fist jamming at its best (not the contradiction none gritstoner's might imagine) up the bulging crack and curving flake above. Large gear is a must. Climb through the initial overhangs to an uncomfortable niche then fist jam and squirm through the bulges to a final easier section. © ROCKFAX

FA. Joe Brown (& Fred Ashton) 1948

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List.

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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Drew a little blood. Felt good. And reasonably straightforward if you can just blank out the pain. As for my second: After several falls just trying to get established, resorted to aiding the entire way with a cam in each hand!
Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/15 with sam kendrick

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

JimboWizbo - Lead dog - 26/Jul/14 with Beth

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Delighted to get this, was s******* myself as I knew it would be a battle. Took about 15mins under roof trying to work out what to do, jammed in the end, felt bit desperate but not too bad on reflection. Once in the niche the rest is steady away on lovely jams and great gear. A jamming milestone!
manwithacam - Lead - 05/Jun/14 with Mark, Alan

last route of the chewe chalinge, shold of worn a t shirt!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 18/May/14

dominic lee - Solo - 14/Sep/13 with nathan lee

jshields - Lead - 18/Aug/13 with Paul Tretheway

Used my camalot 4 in 3 places, and only lost a little blood via my elbow.
MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Clive Greenwood

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Bicky

Brilliant route, managed to do the start without jamming. Had to jam on the top crack.
Sam Simpson - Lead β - 18/Jun/13 with Mark Grist

Mark Grist - 2nd β - 18/Jun/13 with Sam Simpson

andi turner - 2013

Frank the Husky - 2013

Wasn't the easiest introduction to grit HVS!
HarryB - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/12 with Al

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 27/May/12 with Joanna House, Tom Reed

Ranks with The Vice as an iconic grit crack struggle although it seems much less bold with big friends. Done in rain. It stayed dry but the sides felt slippy.
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 05/May/11 with Colin Struthers

Decided to back off after pulling huge block and loosing my psyche...
Alex Thompson - Lead dnf - 17/Apr/11 with Dreadlocks Chris

TomPR - Lead - 09/Apr/11

walts4 - 2011

Excellent, though almost disappointed I didn't really have to try very hard, jamming heaven :D think tough HVS is just fair for this and E1 for The Trident.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Jools

awesome... good old fashioned hvs?
phil64 - Lead - 28/Jun/10

Only proper grit thugs need apply!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 21/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/10

Fell of first time - the first of much skin loss today -right cut up now - full body bruising - quality
mattyork2 - Lead - 13/Sep/09 with Ben Heason

jonka - Sep/09 with gareth

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Andy Stewart, Alan Holden

towdman - Lead dog - 24/May/09 with Graham Armitage

Graham Armitage - 2nd - 24/May/09 with towdman

Pete Graham - Lead - 11/May/08 with James Fleming

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/07 with ben bransby

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/07

Brown - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07 with John

nige - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with sven rowan

Daniel Armitage - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/06 with Paul Armitage

towdman - 2nd - 21/Sep/06 with Daniel Armitage

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead dog - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - 2005

Duncan I - Lead dog - Aug/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

sadams - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Eric Hildrew

All about the entry moves
uphillnow - Lead - 17/Sep/03 with Mark Gray

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/03

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/02

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2000 with John Kirk

Boy - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 28/Aug/99 with Dad

craig h - 11/Jul/99

Nigel Coe - Lead - 26/Jun/99 with Martin Crocker

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/89

charlesmfrench - Lead - 18/Jul/82

Seymore Butt - 1965

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