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Going Underground** E2 5c

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Follows the slanting rampline to the R. of Anal Abuse etc. Start up the rib as for that route and at its top break out R. along the slabby ramp. Follow this to its end with continuous interest then make difficult moves past the last two bolts to finish. Retrobolted.
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Steven Carter - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Trythallj

the bolts are some what old and rusty and it made it definitely feel more like a trad route than a sport.and there is no way its 6a+ as it says in the frcc was 6b/+ if you were to give it a sport grade which works out as the correct translation of English 5c anyway! However it was an awesome route of great character!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with ross garfoot, chris Lyness

Very good route and technical. F6b.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Dave M

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/13

2 falls. 6a++
joe_lancs - Lead dog - 06/Sep/12

cooperman - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Tim Whiteley

Failed on the last move, but lots of really cool but hard moves to get there. Harder than 6a+ i'd say.
HIGHTOWER - Lead dnf - 01/May/11 with Lee Wales

Guide says F6a+, but at least 6b and very sustained. But since I carried gear, placed gear and scared myself, I'm claiming E2 !
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Woody

Sgt. Vest - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with chris moor

No way it's E2 5c because there's loads of bolts in it. It's actually given a sport grade in the selected guide: F6a+. I'd say it's more like F6b in my opinion. I backed up some of the bolts with wires on this ascent and also used a sling over a spike, as I didn't like the look of some of the bolts. By the way, it's a FANTASTIC climb! With many and varied weird positions and moves that you'd only find on slate! Highly recommended.
Andy S - Lead rpt - 25/May/10 with Luke H

riven - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Chriswallis2

jonti - 2nd O/S - 2010

khawk - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with DT

datoon - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with K

net - 2nd - 13/Jun/09 with George

Good route - crap bolts, felt like E2.
GPN - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Annette

Hidden - 12/Jun/09

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 03/Jun/08 with John Hollingworth

Andy S - Lead dog - 22/May/08 with Frith

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/07

Fell off on the top moves after making a bid for freedom!
Rob Rocket - 2nd - 10/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/07

John Kettle - 2nd - 2007

Should be 3 stars
Shaw Brown - Lead - 19/Jun/06 with cliff brown

Andy S - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Heather

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/98

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead - Aug/81

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Total votes cast 25
hard E30 of 8
E30 of 8
easy E30 of 8
hard E21 of 8
E27 of 8
easy E20 of 8
hard E10 of 8
E10 of 8
easy E10 of 8
hard 6a0 of 8
6a0 of 8
easy 6a0 of 8
hard 5c3 of 8
5c5 of 8
easy 5c0 of 8
hard 5b0 of 8
5b0 of 8
easy 5b0 of 8
3 Stars5 of 9
2 Stars4 of 9
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Style of ascent

Lead17 of 29 (58.6%)
Followed11 of 29 (37.9%)
Unknown1 of 29 (3.4%)

'Climbed'12 of 29 (41.4%)
clean O/S13 of 29 (44.8%)
clean rpt1 of 29 (3.4%)
dogged2 of 29 (6.9%)
dnf1 of 29 (3.4%)