Turtle*** E1 5b
[Embarking on the crux traverse, 2 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
18m. Climb rock and two veg into the open groove (ancient bolt runner) and exit right around the capping overhang. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Suffered from rockfall approx May 2013 - possibly E3 5c now

FAA. Bill Birch 1969. FFA. Steve Bancroft 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Embarking on the crux traverse © chrishedgehog
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This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Pleased to get up this, don't think I've climbed for over a month.
Stig - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/15 with Chris

Very enjoyable route. More gear than expected, none of it fantastic. Made for an exciting finish.
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/15 with James Rees

Whats this about a Rockfall in 2013 maybe E3 5c rubbish??, typical rockfax miss information, didnt seem any different from when i last did it 3 years ago. Unpleasant start but you know that from looking at it, followed by good solid climbing, the gear and holds reveal themselves as you climb, top end E1 due to the run out from the overhang but its all there, just have faith!!
a pedley - Lead - 18/Jun/14

Frank the Husky - 2013

An EXCELLENT CLASSIC GEM on a par with many millstone classics. Think the poor start may have been cleaned recently as not too bad. Thought there was plenty of gear and the crux coming out from under the roof is particularly well protected and not too hard either. E1 5b*** Beta as abseil the line first as a bit concerned about the gear which is impossible to see from the ground. Wish the guide book description and comments on here were accurate as i wouldn't have needed to blown the on-sight. Also seconded as Jim led after me.
Graeme Hammond - Lead β - 24/Mar/12 with Jim

Nice climb, good gear when you need it. Felt fairly soft for the grade but I did get a bit of beta.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Graeme Hammond

Pretty stiff for an E1. It would be a lot better if it was a bit cleaner and didnt have the chossy start.
disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 28/Sep/11 with Wee man

Crap rock, crap gear and not that easy. Seems tough for E1.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 28/Sep/11 with Mark Williams

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/11

ste_d - 2nd rpt - 11/May/11 with mik

mikedelderfield - Lead rpt - 11/May/11 with Steven Delderfield

hilty - Lead O/S - 2011

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Greg

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with goi ashmore

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/08

nige - Lead - Jul/04 with mark hounslea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/00

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/97 with mik

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/97 with Steven Delderfield

Roget - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/95 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/95

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 04/Mar/83 with Paul Clark

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 18/May/82 with Chris Calow

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