Rigor Mortis*** E2 5c
[Third Pitch  Rigor Mortis. Castle Rock of Triermain, 2 kb]A brilliant route with a demanding main pitch and exposed finale. P1. Up the crack to the tree or the wall to the left is better than it looks. P2. Up the tapering groove (bold but steady) until it tapers out, then crimp left and up (safe but exciting) to the sloping belay shelf. P3. Wild walking along the exposed shelf and grooves to an awkward chimney finish around the rib.
Paul Ross Bill Aughton 1959

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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/15

bwestwood - 2nd - 13/Aug/15

Beautiful route. Good gear where it matters
fatboyblim - AltLd - 02/Jul/14

went wrong way at top. finished up the ghost. Idiot.
WB - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Charlotte

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

P1+2. Seconded main pitch. Finished up Thirlmere Eliminate
david morse - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with chris todd

went a bit off piste
markalmack - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Al Blackshaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd dog - 14/Aug/13

Hard E2. Led P1 and 3.
Stig - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Jon Stewart

Gudge - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/13 with Matt "Fiend" Thompson

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/12

Andrew Wilson - AltLd - 12/Sep/10 with Ben Scraggs

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/10

lead 2nd and 3rd pitch, brilliant!
tomhull - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with matt harris, adam noble

Quite tough for grade,defo E2+, as bold and tricky moves with a run out finish. Nice climbing though and the 5a traverse pitch is in a great position....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Sam

sgl - AltLd - 04/Jun/10 with chad

Natalie feather - May/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/09

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Neil Chelton

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Bottled the crux after the bold bit after a lot of up and downing failing to find any holds at the top of the white cone thing. Lowered off some runners and then abbed for them :-(.
Paz - AltLd dnf - 14/Sep/08 with TS

Led the P1 (4c) and P3 (5a - bold traverse). Pat led P2 (5c) and then the final pitch of May Day Climb. Great route, steep and fingery
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 15/Jun/08 with Pat LJ

burto - AltLd dog - 08/Jun/08 with calum

led p2
middlevern - AltLd O/S - Jun/08 with Mike Blood

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2008 with Abi

Hard start, then a bold finish.
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Fran

there's apparently discusion over weather this should be and E2 or an E3 but seen as i seconded the crux pitch, it is pritty irrelavent for me. i did 1st and 3rd pitch. was sufeerin badly after hangin around takin gear out- not a good first E2 second- severe swing.
Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd - 22/Sep/07 with Ian Jackson

gforce - AltLd - 07/Apr/07 with Jason

jim robertson - 2006

ewen - 2006

Pete Graham - AltLd - 2006 with Ben Smith

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/05

John Kettle - Lead - 2005

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Roget - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/00

jonka - AltLd - 2000 with mark

Led 1 (4c)
DavidEvans - AltLd - 24/Apr/99 with Oliver Forrest

Steve Crowe - 2nd - 09/Aug/95 with KM

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 18/Apr/94 with Nick Ashton

Lead P2
Mick King - AltLd - 05/Sep/93 with Simon Walsh

This seemed tough for E2.
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 26/May/91 with Simon Baker

whispering nic - Lead - 27/Apr/91 with noj

Hidden - 1991

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/90

Andy Say - Lead - 19/May/90

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1989 with Ray Mardon

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 09/May/88 with Andy Prickett

Rich Kirby - Lead - 1988

Hidden - 1988

keefe - 1987

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/86

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/85

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

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 04/May/85 with Ian Cropley

Bob - 2nd O/S - 11/May/84 with al phizacklea

Hammy - 2nd - 04/Apr/84 with Ian Cooksey

Mark Kemball - Lead - 31/May/82 with Chris Calow

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1977 with Alan Walmsley

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/76

ChrisJD - Lead dnf - 0000

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