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Spanner Wall** E2 5b

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[Spanner Wall, 2 kb]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 54 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

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

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

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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - TR - 07/Apr/13

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

John Roberts (JR) - 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!
samsimpson - 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

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

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

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)

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Just Another Dave, BenedictIEP, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, vix, willworkforfoodjnr

Total votes cast 75
hard E30 of 26
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easy E34 of 26
hard E218 of 26
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easy 5c16 of 27
hard 5b6 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 54 (3.7%)
Lead28 of 54 (51.9%)
Followed13 of 54 (24.1%)
Toproped8 of 54 (14.8%)
Unknown3 of 54 (5.6%)

'Climbed'19 of 54 (35.2%)
clean O/S23 of 54 (42.6%)
clean β2 of 54 (3.7%)
clean rpt3 of 54 (5.6%)
clean RP1 of 54 (1.9%)
dogged3 of 54 (5.6%)
dnf3 of 54 (5.6%)