Spanner Wall** E2 5b
[Spanner Wall, 2 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
14m. From Dead Dog Crack traverse to the spanner (its base is a bit thin, but threading it is better than nothing) then balance up the precarious shallow groove above and right. © ROCKFAX

FA. Dougie Hall 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Spanner Wall © craig h
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This climb is in 72 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Neal Jobling - Lead RP - 27/Jun/15 with Jon

Amazing!!!!! worth the wait (wet on previous visits)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Richard Williams

al123 - Lead - May/15 with Henry

Fell off pumped. Good air.
BenedictIEP - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/14 with Eleanor Jones, Jam Avery

BenedictIEP - TR RP - 03/Sep/14 with Ian Carr, Sam Carey, Alex Thompson

1st go on top rope after previously playing on abseil, surprised by the crux move halfway up the grove...
Alex Thompson - TR β - 03/Sep/14 with Ben Powrie

An excellent route but tough for the grade. Getting to the spanner is a tricky sequence and falling off the the top section wouldn't be much fun. But I guess it all depends on how far up the crack you place gear.
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Dennis Gleeson

Well the spanner has held a 15-20ft fall. .
adi bryant - Lead dnf - 29/Jul/14 with ian Wignall, Jimmy

WillCass - Lead - 06/Jul/14 with Monika

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/14

phil64 - Lead - 16/May/14 with matt dean

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 02/May/14

Acoustic_Olly - Lead β - 02/May/14

Climbster - 2nd β - 24/Mar/14 with Ian

What a top route! Technical runout crux sequence with a massive spanner randomly thrown in for good measure! It actually seems quite solid now its been re-attached.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14 with Matt

Hidden - Lead β - 2014

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Andrew Cooke

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Debbie

WillCass - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/13 with Monika

g1m147 - TR - 07/Apr/13 with Mick.

Frank the Husky - 2013

stepped left too late.
ben1987 - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Adam Coles

akhughes - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Pete Harris

Spanner now reinstated. 2ndeed after failing to lead it. Found the traverse to and the move up from the spanner very hard
harold walmsley - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Mark Hounslea, Colin Struthers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/May/12

Jonathan Hall - Lead dnf - 26/May/12 with Rob Middleton

Jonathan Hall - TR - 26/May/12 with Rob Middleton

david morse - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with parker, lole, nathan lawrence

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/12

Awesome.. very scary moves at the top!
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Christian Turford

alias dave - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Sam.EB

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

Matt Reid - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/11

So scary now that the spanner is a 5cm cone that larks footed slings look like they will fall off. what i really needed was gum or tape to keep the sling on. instead weighted in down and on with a no.4 Camelot.
Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with Mike Borg-Costanzi, Liam Brown

pulled the spanner off whilst abbing for gear. a sad day.
Steeve - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11

gw3285 - Lead - 06/May/11

rob.s22 - Lead O/S - May/11 with S.B

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Phil Craven

Viki - TR dog - 29/Apr/11 with jamesgodwin64

stevebarratt - Lead - 28/Apr/11 with Rob Sandercock

gw3285 - TR - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

nice crux.
ojp - 2nd - 09/Jul/10 with Dave, Andy

Shouldn't have fallen off, still not sure what happened. Spanner's been tested from crux by fourteen stone, it wobbles but it's good. Pulled ropes and got it second go. Disappointing but great route. Probably not quite 5c (for the tall anyway), but all of E2.
Dave Foster - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/10 with Andy and Si

ian caton - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with steve w

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/May/10

JoEglington - 2nd - May/10

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Apr/10

pie_eater_pete - 2010

dave mann - Lead O/S - 2010

ste_d - TR rpt - 24/Sep/09 with shunt

E2 5c, after Andi Stewart, Rucksack Meet
HansUDes - 2nd RP - 05/Aug/09 with Andi Stewart

craig h - TR rpt - 26/Jun/09 with Shunted

Hard and scary. Not helped by freezing fingers.
Stig - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with Greg

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Alan Holden

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Sharon R

Ben1983 - Lead dog - 17/Apr/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 01/Apr/07

nige - Lead - 28/Jun/05 with adam ellwood

JerryD - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Craig Barton - Lead RP - 1997

ste_d - Solo - 04/May/94 with mik

Hidden - TR - 30/Aug/93

Dan led
Chris Ellis - 2nd - 07/Sep/91 with Mike Wardle, Dan Morgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/91

craig h - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/90 with Duncan Martin

Rich Kirby - Lead - Aug/90 with Will (S. Williamson)

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