North Crag Eliminate** E1 5b
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fulton333 - AltLd - 08/Aug/15 with Charms, Joe Fennel

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/15

We didnt see the warning signs on the way in. The first pitch was very wet and vegetated, to the (dead) belay tree. The tree at the 2nd belay has got a lot of dead wood in the root system, but the tree itself is alive to climb for P3. The first 4 meters of the final pitch has falen off, this was not a fun experience cleaning off all the loose rock while leading. We found the gauge at the top of the crag. Comparing it to the picture taken in 2013 the face has slipped a lot! DO NOT CLIMB THIS ROUTE!!
dobby 200 - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Will

jcw - 2015

Scooter Young - 2015

phil64 - Lead - 2015

Lead 2,3 and 4. Loved every bloody minute of it. One of my favourite routes. Please don't fall down to soon!
David_Gledson - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/14

j.buckley87 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/14

Moss, chose and trees. Classic.
sparkass - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Stuart Inchly

stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/14 with duncan

Led P1 & 3. P1 was a soggy ordeal. But 3 and 4 were in better condition.
Matthew Ferrier - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Alex McCann

amccann - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Matt Ferrier

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 19/May/14

P1 felt distinctly costal, but pleasant enough. I led P2: 9m of bushwacking. Luke linked 3 + 4 fantastically - superb lead. What followed was truly traumatic. 'Controlled' pendulums, heinous rockovers, rope manoeuvres, brutal, pumpy, steepness, bird attacks, rope management concerns and challenging communication all added up to a fairly emotional ascent. Memorable route, good lead Luke!
mcglenr25 - 2nd dog - 17/May/14 with Luke Armitage

Hidden - 2014

mike mo - 2014

prcleary - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

James Thacker - 2014

P 2+3. Only one climb today, but what a climb.
Climbster - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Ian

What a awesome climb! Really wanted to tick this while its still in one piece. Lead P1 and P4, P1 was soaking wet as the moss was holding water i 'styled' up it in my hiking boots! This was defo the scariest pitch, then P3 and P4 were a joy to be climbing, proper classic!
Bloke on a Rope - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Matt

steven - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Ade

joe_lancs - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Apr/13

captain - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

Callum Anderson - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

with Stuart post alps 3 routes before 2 pm from edinburgh
alasdair19 - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

JonG - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Nick Sillem - 2012

Dave Searle - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/11

Peter Reynolds - AltLd - Aug/11 with tom o'shea

nickcj - AltLd - 11/Jul/11

I did airy tree pitch and Dom the crux
klipkabouter - AltLd - 11/Jul/11 with Dom frm heskit

Haydn's first E1 and done in fine style. A well protected,steep, strenuous, sustained and superb top pitch. I got the tree! Actually very straight forward and easier than many 4c pitches on this crag.
DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 28/Jun/11 with Haydn Keith

cmars89 - AltLd - 14/Jun/11 with Olly P

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11

In 2 pitches, Nick led first two and me the second two. What a stupendous route, from the incredibly exposed step off the holly tree, to the balancy traverse up the gangway, to blind moves above bottomless drops, and the pump keeps coming... great, one of the all time classics!!!
msoldn - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/11

L P1
daWalt - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with John McD

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

KevB - AltLd - 05/May/11 with Tony P

Petarghh - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with NickoClimb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Led 1st and 3rd pitches.
Robin Warden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11 with rob weston

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

I led P1 & P4
jl - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Martin Young

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11

decs - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Bart

martrin - AltLd - 27/Apr/11 with John

Led 2nd, 3rd and 4th pitches. Brilliant route.
tatz45 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Amy Illingworth

climbalive - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/11

tk1991 - 2nd dnf - 10/Apr/11 with Nick Michel

cat22 - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Mike

Lead every pitch, terrifying though of falling on the move off the tree!!! Lovely final pitch to finish too :-)
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Nia

Lead every pitch, terrifying though of falling on the move off the tree!!! Lovely final pitch to finish too :-)
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Nia

nia - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with pete hutchinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

alkira - 2011

Hidden - 2011

alkira - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

rurp - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

thebigfriendlymoose - 2011 with Stephen

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/10 with harri melhuish

tmawer - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/10 with Maz

MazElden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10

twright180 - AltLd O/S - Jul/10

tjmillen - Lead - Jul/10

A tricky wee beastie. Strenuous, sustained and awkward. And really bloody nice, done on far too hot a day and sweating all over it.
greenroom - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Dave Sharpe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10

the yew tree is still there...
ed edwards - AltLd O/S - Jun/10 with tim bateson

p1 and 3
Maz J - AltLd - Jun/10

I did the direct start, P1, Jonny bushwacked P2, then I got to climb the tree - brilliant and terrifying.
ablackett - AltLd - 23/May/10 with Jonny Taylor

Great route. Found the top pitch very taxing - I don't think the technical difficulty was more than 5a after the first few moves, but found it outrageously strenuous, particularly given the blind moves to be worked out.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Andy B

First E1 lead!
Chrismoore94 - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10

Liam got the crux pitch, but felt v exposed on second! The pitch past the yew tree was bizarre but brilliant!
Ahab - AltLd O/S - 16/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10

Phil's first E1 lead done in good style!
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 29/Apr/10 with Phil Wilkinson

Led pitches 1 & 2
stimpey - AltLd - 14/Mar/10 with Pete, Davina

led tree pitch! and last pitch.
petegunn - AltLd - 14/Mar/10 with Davina & Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 12/Oct/09 with Simon Blyth

tmawer - AltLd rpt - 19/Sep/09 with little andy

in the rain!
Little AndyH - AltLd - 19/Sep/09

MMarsden - 2nd dog - 15/Sep/09 with Joe Holden

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/09

No wonder why it's nicknamed North Tree Eliminate. Very hard 'tree pitch'; 5b I'd say. Top pitch nowhere as hard. Shame about 1st pitch moss.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Clare Galland

I led top pitch - brilliant
Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Chris Michalak

1st pitch was wet. Last 2 pitches were brilliant.
Conan - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jul/09

lead second pitch (tree pitch), one of the fionest routes I've ever done.
andrew sandercock - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/09 with jon armstrong

lamma_hippie - AltLd - 10/Jul/09 with Jon Lawton

gripped01 - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Si Moore

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/09

Hidden - 02/Jun/09

Retreated from the yew treeat the start of pitch 3. Rain was torrential.
stuartmunn - AltLd dnf - 25/Apr/09 with Shane

Spence22 - AltLd O/S - Apr/09 with Jo

Christian Beck - Lead O/S - Apr/09

j_turner023 - 2nd - Apr/09 with Craig spence

Seymore Butt - 2009

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 2009 with Kyle Pattinson

prcleary - 2009

Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Mark

Alan lead the first pitch of Zigzag instead of this as it looked horribly wet. I led the tree pitch (great fun, and as someone else said the tree's much shorter now than in that picture!) onsight, fell on the crux pitch at the blind move after the ramp, swung back roung to the belay ledge and led it clean. Really good climbing, wish I hadn't fallen!
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 15/Nov/08 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/08

Brilliant route, led the first pitch of an adjacent route which was green slimey and wet but not quite has horrific as the start of this looked! Had to scramble up some mud and rotten lichen, whipped a sling around a tree, swang round it to get the rope straight, climbed up it a bit and bridged out to access the ramp. Romped up this slowly until near the top where theres a bit of a trickey move across a corner. Second pitch was brilliant fun, climbing up trees, a precarious step out onto a worryingly wobbley tree, and reach out to jugs on the main face. Scared myself when I realised there was a 4m traverse with swing-into-wall potential! But easy monkey swinging across the jugs into the corner and up onto the ledge. Tom took a fall off the crux top pitch, and I'm not suprised, pumpy moves up a ramp until you can reach out blindly to a corner in a very hard move. From here swing round left until you get a bit of a rest in a recess. Moves out of the recess are again very pumpy and quite odd but very fun. Its routes like these which make me think I will never pluck up the courage to lead E1, stopper pitches like the 3rd which I could only do as I didn't have to put in the gear and had beta on the hardest routes. It's also routes like these which make me want to lead E1... Absolutely flawless apart from the first pitch which turned out to be brilliant fun anyway!
Reaver2k - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Tom Dixon

Pitches 2,3 and 4. The pitch up the tree and move onto the buttress made me giggle like a wee girl. Last pitch was very nice, steep sustained and exposed. AWESOME ROUTE! Sure there was a few 5c moves on the last pitch tho and it was pretty steep and sustained for e1, Maybe I was just climbing crap.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Warren

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Andy Main

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 15/Aug/08 with Loz

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/08

Led 1st pitch and 3rd pitch 5a. Fantastic last pitch! Felt hard for 5b!
Andy S - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Nick

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 10/Jun/08 with Vicki

martrin - Lead - 05/Jun/08 with Sarah Kekus

westaway - Lead O/S - Jun/08

centurion05 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Stu Harth

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Stu Harth

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

Darkness came at tree. Abseil off.
troutbeck - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/08 with A.M.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Nicos - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with rich mansfield

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/07

First pitch was mosschops.Tree pitch was fun, last pitch was nice and exposed and off balancy.good climb.
Sean Bell - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with neil, ali

tomhull - Lead - Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/07

and with Al Hinks
Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 31/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Big Ian, IanJackson

Fun Route
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Big Ian

Oceanic - 2nd - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/07

derico - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Mat B

John Pickles - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/07 with Nigel Hooker

kevg - AltLd - 12/Apr/07 with Malc, Craw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/07

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Dan Platt

greylag - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/06

bfreeman - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Jon Freeman

Lead the tree pitch.
Sankey - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Luke

P1 2nd 4b; P2 lead; P3 2nd 5a (tree); P4 lead 5b
thebigfriendlymoose - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Stephen

Chris Wright - AltLd - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/06

Led all but the crux pitch. Awesome route
AJM - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Alex Gaastra, Elsa Knoetzer

jim robertson - 2006

Bern - 2006

ewen - 2006

Hidden - 2006

GPN - AltLd - 2006 with Sam Clifford

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2006 with john d

stoptheclocks03 - 2nd dog - 2006 with Lester Smith

Justin Tracey - Lead - 2006 with Jimdanson

C coldwell-storry - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Si Kimber

Last pitch is diffinatly the crux. The tree pitch is fun!
craigswoods - AltLd RP - Sep/05 with Al Montieth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/05

buzby78 - Lead - 18/Jul/05

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 16/Jul/05 with Chris Boutell, Jim Holt

With Vic Belshaw
steveboote - AltLd - Jun/05

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 03/Apr/05 with Shaw Brown

Shaw Brown - AltLd - Apr/05 with peter metcalfe

Stone Muppet - 2005

John Kettle - Lead - 2005

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

a_radiohead_fan - 2005

Pete Graham - AltLd - 2005 with Rick Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2005

WB - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/04 with Guy

Led crux pitch. Fantastic exhilerating climb and situations
Cragrat Rich - AltLd O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

GuyM - 2004 with will

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Aug/03

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 14/May/03 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/03

Great. First real multipitch E1 in the Lakes
arose - AltLd - Apr/03

RossG - 2003

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/02

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/02

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/02

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

bullybones - 2002

IanGilbertJones - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/01

rob.grafton - Lead - 2001 with Bruce Perry

BenTiffin - 05/Jul/00 with Dan Robinson

chrishedgehog - AltLd β - 2000 with Dan Bailey

Me pitch 2 and 4.
clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/99 with Chris Harling

Hidden - 1999

Hammy - 2nd - 06/Sep/98 with Pete Robinson

phardman - 20/Jul/97

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/96

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 08/Jul/96 with Emmy McCowen

Hidden - AltLd - May/96

Hammy - Lead - 19/Jul/95 with Ian Barker

mike lawrence? - 1995

alkira - 08/Feb/94

wobbly tree
Grezza - Lead O/S - Jun/93

whispering nic - Lead - May/93 with Ali W

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

Lead P1 & 3
Mick King - AltLd - 14/Aug/92 with Simon Walsh

keefe - 27/Jun/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 27/Jun/92 with keefe

mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/91 with Matthieu Mounier

craig h - AltLd O/S - Jun/91 with Martin Wilson, Luke Steer

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/91

NickJH - 1991

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/90

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/90

biggianthead - May/90 with HT

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - May/90 with Marc Bellingall

Hidden - 1990

Steve Lenartowicz - 1990

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/89 with Angel Vila

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/89

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/89

Nigel Coe - 1989 with Ray Mardon

Hidden - AltLd - 1989

Hidden - Lead - 31/Dec/88

Brilliant route
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/88 with Alan Lilley (Thug)

Nick Biven - AltLd - 20/Jul/88 with Ian Sherrington

mikej - AltLd - 08/Jul/88 with Mike Byles

I got to monkey about on the tree pitch!!
andyblain - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/88

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 01/Jun/88 with Bill Williamson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/88

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/88

Hidden - 1988

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/87 with Keith Bostrum, David

John Marsland - AltLd - 05/Jul/87 with Eduardo Martinez

Neil R - Lead - 20/Jun/87 with Sharon

Guy - 1987

Dave Rumney - 1987

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/86 with Ray Kelly

Hidden - AltLd - 1986

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - AltLd - 1986

mark-abz - AltLd - 28/Oct/85 with Andy W

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/85

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/85

MikeYouCanClimb - AltLd - 30/Jul/85 with Adam

keefe - 07/Jul/85

Five classics on one great day!
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/85 with Bob Bennett

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/85

Lone Rider - AltLd - 11/May/85 with Brian Mattock

ian caton - 1985

Mike Owen - AltLd rpt - 10/Jun/84 with Elaine Owen

Andy Say - Lead - 15/Apr/84

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 02/Aug/83 with Tom Redfern

ewar woowar - Lead - 1983

Hammy - AltLd - 22/Apr/82 with Martin James, Cedric Marsh

NUMC dinner meet
babymoac - 2nd - Feb/82 with Andy Perkins

Hidden - AltLd - 1982

Also on 26/9/1993
uphillnow - Lead - 08/Nov/81 with Andy Bennett

John Marsland - AltLd dnf - 17/Sep/81 with Tony Rex

Bob - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/81 with R. Mackenzie

Hidden - Lead - Jun/81

Hammy - AltLd - 04/Oct/80 with Rob Lawson

Mike C - AltLd - 24/Jun/80 with Brian Wilderspin

Mark Kemball - Lead - 22/Jun/80 with Wawa

intended to lead this throughout,the tree pitch was a laugh! was on the last pitch went up the gangway,then back down,then up,then down,just couldnt do the last moves! kev took over and that was that! managed ok (just) 2nding.kicked myself at the top,tough route.
mike bridges - AltLd O/S - 25/May/80 with Kevin Bridges

neil3965 - 2nd - May/80 with Matthew Priestman, Adam Kassyk

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 08/Apr/80 with Dave Page

KRB - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/80 with Mike Bridges

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1980

The "Hard Rock" photo of Ed Grindley in a hurry worried us, then we two hurried along the ramp and round that corner and understood why, and then the fun finish!
rogerskews - 16/Jun/79 with Keith Jenkins

Nigel Bond - Lead - 08/Jun/79 with Andy Brown

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/79

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/79

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1978 with Mike Wright

redjerry - AltLd O/S - Sep/77 with Spaz

The scene of my longest fall (so far) - having wrestled with the tree and climbed to the belay ledge I managed to snap a small flake off that was just keeping my balance. Dave had paid out enough rope for me to reach the belay and was surprised when I reappeared almost level with him, cursing. No problems on the second attempt. A fine climb.
petemeads - Lead - 01/Aug/77

Pedro50 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/77 with Peter Douglas

Nic Robinson - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/77 with Paul Greenland

GeoffG - AltLd - 22/May/77 with tony bowker

GeoffG - AltLd - May/77

Mike Owen - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/76 with Pete White

tapley - 2nd - 16/Jul/76 with John Sumner

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/76

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/76

D Tempest - AltLd - Jan/76

Marcus - 1976

Sean Kelly - May/75 with Bob Millward

Tony Holdsworth - 01/Jan/70

mikej - AltLd - 30/Aug/68 with Wil Hurford

Dave Westby - 2nd - 1968 with Robin Greenwood

ChrisJD - Lead - 0000

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