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Paradox*** E2 5b

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[Paradox, 2 kb]12m. Climb the fine slanting crack in the south-facing wall passing a juggy niche until a short traverse right leads to airy but easy ground. © ROCKFAX
FA. Hank Pasquill 1968

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Classic Wilton Workout, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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This climb is in 117 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Adam Coles - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Stu

Failed on the hard move low down by the little flake. Weird move as it tries to throw you off.
BigTone - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/14

cox - Lead - 12/Jun/14

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14

Stig - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/14 with Greg

Frank the Husky - 2014

StuartCJones - 2nd - Oct/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Sep/13

Gear behind blocks didn't trust the blocks, couldn't do first hard move rested, pulled on gear then did the next move wrong and had to rest again, found the traverse ok. Probably won't rush back to try this one again.
MikeLeeds - Lead dog - 27/Jul/13 with Kevin Bowser

switch - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Pete M

cooperman - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Greg Foster

pie_eater_pete - Lead β - 10/Jun/13 with bwestwood

bwestwood - Lead - 10/Jun/13

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Tom Doldon

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Andy Hobson

Somehow missed out the jug out right by the top bit of crack so jammed the crack instead!!!
Diggler - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Johnny, Calder

Calder - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with Mark

g1m147 - 2nd - 22/May/12 with Mick.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

What a route! Beatifully tricky safe moves up to the top then an elegant reach out on the rock over to finish.
nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 14/May/12 with pete

Excellent, hard move low down, but traverse unexpectedly straight forward great end to a top day :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Richard Williams

Olli-C - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with chi

Chi Cheng - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/12 with Olli Crudge

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/12

bwestwood - 2nd - 26/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

bigbirdflying - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/11 with Dean

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/11 with Peter Harris

long reach from the good holds to the jug!
petegunn - Lead - 26/Jul/11 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/11

Failed on the last traverse moves
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd dog - 27/May/11 with John Proctor

stevebarratt - Lead O/S - 11/May/11 with Rob Sandercock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

I must be getting hard... Felt like HVS. Liked it alot though. The top traverse move is sweet
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

khawk - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/11 with DT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Alastair Whittaker, Matthew Tink Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Chi Cheng - 2nd β - 09/Sep/10 with Jack Metcalfe

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Jo

Adam Lincoln - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10 with Arran Deakin

akhughes - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10

Andrew1 - 2nd - 11/Jun/10 with Tom N

mickJ - 2nd dog - 13/May/10 with nick

PeteH - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Noel Peatfield

dave mann - Lead O/S - 2010

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Alice

Mr Wild - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with jon m

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/09

very good moves and climbing
mattish2000 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/09

Top move fel;t 5c - think I moved right a bit too high, involving a slightly blind slap at the limit of my reach. Got it though - the hold was good! Neil had traversed a bit lower on lead which was easier but missed out the top bit of gear by the jug at the top of the crac - so v run-out
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

Jacob Bloodworth - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

khawk - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Jul/08

bit dirty but very good, traverse at top seems tricky but straightforward when you get it
ksjs - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with goosebump

Andrew1 - Lead - 23/Jun/08 with Jake Surman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08

tlmarjot - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Ben Freeman

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

bfreeman - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Tim Marjot

joe larner - Lead O/S - 15/May/08

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with leo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/08

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Brian

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

dhdaveuk - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Leo

Previously seconded with one rest in October 2003. Brilliant route.
Stig - Lead rpt - 01/May/07 with Maciek

Alfie - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/06 with Dave Toon

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/06 with Alan Holden

Hidden - 2006

Failed seconding this route and then lead it clean
Mark A Humphries - Lead RP - 10/May/05 with Karl Walton

phardman - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/04 with Teresa

Trobbo - 2nd - 08/May/04 with martin dale

I rest to remove gear
Stig - 2nd dog - 03/Oct/03 with Fiend

datoon - Lead dog - 07/Sep/03 with RT

Iggy_B - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with Dave Hammond

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/00

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 05/May/00 with Nick M

Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/99 with baccy, jon

Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 10/Apr/99 with Ian Pickles

nai - Lead - 19/Aug/97 with PrestonGang

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/97

A good steep route.
BillyDavies - Lead rpt - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Neil R - 2nd - 10/Jul/94 with Mark

Hidden - 1994

mattnuttall - Lead - 03/Aug/90

nige - Lead - Jun/90 with sven rowan

whispering nic - 1990 with noj

jlancashire - Lead - 1990

chev1n - 2nd - 1990 with dave hibbert

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1989 with Sean Coffey

Hidden - 1988

Bob - 2nd O/S - 25/May/85 with S. Stean

neilh - Lead O/S - 24/May/84 with kevin glass

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/83

Hammy - AltLd - 26/May/81 with Rob Lawson

Mark Kemball - Lead - 13/Apr/80

Hidden - AltLd - 1973

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Voting
Total votes cast 94
hard E30 of 30
E30 of 30
easy E30 of 30
hard E23 of 30
E225 of 30
easy E21 of 30
hard E11 of 30
E10 of 30
easy E10 of 30
hard 5c0 of 33
5c1 of 33
easy 5c4 of 33
hard 5b9 of 33
5b18 of 33
easy 5b0 of 33
hard 5a1 of 33
5a0 of 33
easy 5a0 of 33
3 Stars16 of 31
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Style of ascent

Lead74 of 117 (63.2%)
Followed32 of 117 (27.4%)
Alt Leads3 of 117 (2.6%)
Unknown8 of 117 (6.8%)

'Climbed'33 of 117 (28.2%)
clean O/S61 of 117 (52.1%)
clean β2 of 117 (1.7%)
clean rpt10 of 117 (8.5%)
clean RP1 of 117 (0.9%)
dogged8 of 117 (6.8%)
dnf2 of 117 (1.7%)