Pioneer Cracks* E1 5b
[Chris Doyle on Pioneer Cracks (E1 5b**) Fine View Wall, Castle Inn., 3 kb]13m.

Rockfax Description
A steep and well-protected line passing the wide crack and a deep horizontal slot. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Chris Doyle on Pioneer Cracks (E1 5b**) Fine View Wall, Castle Inn. © rockcat
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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/15 with Gareth Hooson

Fragmod - Lead - 21/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/15

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15 with EeFu Thong

Tony7553 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/15

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 03/May/15 with Cherelle

Hidden - 2nd β - 15/Mar/15

Broke a hold off the top, surprised I managed to cling on!
M_Robinson - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Jon Lavi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/15

Couldn't feel my fingers, so cold! Quite blind at the top and some of the gear wasnt very inspiring.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/15 with Al Willman, Clare Mayfield

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Nov/14

Dave Rumney - 02/Nov/14 with Phil Moore

Got to the finishing jugs but had completely run out of steam and took a lob. had another go with the rope still in the high runner but took another lob from the same place. Individual moves aren't difficult, I just didn't have the stamina for it.
Glyn Davidson - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14 with Stephen Hobdell

Both of us: spanked!
useful - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14 with Glyn Davidson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/14

My first E1 onsight,a sustain climb with lots of gear placements[green,red & yellow camalot C4)].Beware of the loose flake. Unfortunately, saw a guy take a fall above the loose flake(7m) and both of his gears popped out and decked. Ambulance was called and hope he is alright.
stanleynkk - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Jack will

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/14

Beware the loose flake just above the crack - it won't be there forever.... Top tip: if you can, get a wire in above the break before you launch out over it because the headwall is sustained and steep. A couple of medium cams would go in quick on the top section.
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/13 with Kin Choi

Fine to the overlap and then very steep moves. Pumps you up very quickly.
Rampikino - Lead - 30/Aug/12 with Cat

georgedunton - Lead dog - 07/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 05/Aug/12

Darron - 10/Jun/12

Got pumped and fell above roof.
The Bad Cough - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/12 with Philip Ralfs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with Hannah Renshall

sunshine.hannah - 2nd - 29/May/12 with James Sanders

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

Tough finish.
Tim Sparrow - Lead - 17/Mar/12 with Geoff Thomas

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Jan/12

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Jonesdben - 2012

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 10/Oct/11 with Doddy

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Halla

Darrengold - TR O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Michelle

vinspin - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/11 with andy mcque

Strenuous at the top
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Mark Hounslea

climbing son - 2nd dog - 02/Apr/11

Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Dan Wrightson

Daniel Wrightson - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Oli sherman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

petellis - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Ally

vinspin - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/10 with sammy

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Alaina Beacall

Alaina - 2nd β - 28/Jul/10 with laurence_ev

My first E1! very happy it went down onsight. Tech grade is right, wouldnt say the gear is amazing but very good, particularly before the roof.
partz - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Homer

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/10

vinspin - Lead rpt - 09/May/10 with jay

vinspin - TR RP - 07/May/10

Good climbing but confidence destroying rock.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Laura Perry

Hidden - 2nd β - 25/Apr/10

jaymarpre - 15/Apr/10 with viney splaine

hepitt - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Rob Pitt

michael burrows - TR - 10/Sep/08 with mike doyle

michael burrows - TR - 01/Aug/08 with mike doyle

michael burrows - TR - 29/Jul/08 with mike doyle

Sean Kelly - Lead - 1992 with Duncan Lee/Keith Bolton

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1991 with Therry Cooper

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