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Spanner Wall** E2 5b

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[Olly, Scared, but digging in on Spanner Wall (E2 5b., 3 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: Olly, Scared, but digging in on Spanner Wall (E2 5b. © Simmo576
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This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

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 Jimmy, Wiggo

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/14

great
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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/13

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

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

Sweaty!
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

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

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

Hidden - Lead - Aug/90

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Voting
Total votes cast 84
hard E30 of 29
E30 of 29
easy E35 of 29
hard E219 of 29
E25 of 29
easy E20 of 29
hard E10 of 29
E10 of 29
easy E10 of 29
hard 5c0 of 30
5c0 of 30
easy 5c18 of 30
hard 5b7 of 30
5b5 of 30
easy 5b0 of 30
hard 5a0 of 30
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easy 5a0 of 30
3 Stars17 of 25
2 Stars8 of 25
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 64 (3.1%)
Lead38 of 64 (59.4%)
Followed13 of 64 (20.3%)
Toproped8 of 64 (12.5%)
Unknown3 of 64 (4.7%)

'Climbed'23 of 64 (35.9%)
clean O/S26 of 64 (40.6%)
clean β4 of 64 (6.2%)
clean rpt3 of 64 (4.7%)
clean RP1 of 64 (1.6%)
dogged3 of 64 (4.7%)
dnf4 of 64 (6.2%)