Dragonflight** E3 5c

Rockfax Description
A super little route which is quite tricky for the short. The climbing is delicate and exposed but never quite as serious as it feels. Climb to the flake and lace it, and the break, with wires. Make a tricky step up to stand on the holds on the flake, commit to some slopers and reach the upper groove. Finish more easily to a single-bolt lower-off. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
There is now a good double bolt lower off.

FA. Chris Jackson, Dave Sant, Rod Haslam 1976. Given HVS originally because Chris didn't think he was good enough to lead extreme. The grade stuck for 13 years!

Ticklists: Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

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This climb is in 62 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/15 with Simon W

Couldn't figure it at all on the lead. Still hard after watching Misha lead it. So polished - ended up in the bushes on 1st attempt. Topped out 23.00 ish. Not a great evening for me, but considering the downpour good going.
philhilo - 2nd dog - 02/Jul/15 with misha

On Phil's gear to the flake. At the end of an evening session, racing against encroaching darkness - lowered off at 10.15pm, then Phil top roped by head torch! Tricky technical 5c sequence getting stood up in the break at the top of the flake - took a while to figure it out. Worrying moves up the slab above, fortunately half decent handholds soon materialise but still some 5c there as the footholds are poor. E1ish from the gear in the small groove. Good route.
Misha - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/15 with Phil

mike mo - 2015

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/14

Hidden - 2014

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Phil

Apharri - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Steve Franklin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

kristian - TR O/S - 08/Feb/12

Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/11 with Nick Conway

Hidden - TR dnf - 30/Jul/11

Great route despite the cobwebs from lack of traffic!
PeteH - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with John Cooper

John Cooper - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11

Underestimated this at the end of a day's climbing and made a poor effort on the first attempt. Pulled the ropes and went OK 2nd go.
kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2011 with Steve Mount

sparkass - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/10 with nathan lee

nathanlee - Lead RP - 08/Jul/10 with Dom Lee

Seymore Butt - 2010

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Alex Hughes

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Sam Dixon

good e3 it gets your heart pumping nice climbing.
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with alex mason

Quite thin and scary for bottom end E3, but very satisfying.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/08 with Alex Barrows and Ed Booth

Had Cragdog Al's gear already in but moved some around to make it feel like i was putting it in ha! NIce route.
Ed Booth - Lead β - 05/Mar/08 with Alex Mason

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Had a go after Mark fell off but with cold fingers and no enthusiasm. Reversed the crux and stripped the gear
shark - Lead dnf - 15/Dec/05 with Thurg

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Dec/05

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/05 with Andy Price

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/96

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 19/Sep/92 with Brian Wilderspin

Backinthegame - 2nd - Jul/92 with Bryn

Roget - Lead O/S - 24/May/92 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/91

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/91 with Bruce woodley

Billg - Lead O/S - 1990 with Keith Sharples

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/89

shark - Solo rpt - 27/Jul/89

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/89

Hidden - 1989

phardman - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/88 with John Lloyd

keefe - 11/Sep/88

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/88

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/87

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/87

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/87

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - Mar/87

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 27/Jul/86 with Andy Barker

sadams - Lead - 31/Aug/85 with Kevin Edwards

shark - 11/Jun/85 with Seb Grieve

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - 29/Sep/84

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/83 with Andy Pollitt

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/83 with Alan Bennett

Mark Kemball - Lead - 28/Aug/82 with Bill McKee, Dave Abbey

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/82

nbotting - 2nd O/S - 1982

Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 1979 with The great Mark Stokes

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
deacondeacon, Nick1812P, Peakphil, Owen W-G, danwaters

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