Eliminate 1*** E1 5b
[Tom Greenall, mid-crux on Eliminate 1 E1 5b, Helsby, 2 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
16m. The other great classic of the crag. Climb the pillar and a short pocket wall to the break and some rounded spike runners. Traverse out left into ever-more exposed terrain then make a tricky move (elusive finger holds) to easy ground. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Suggested routes stripes should do....

Photo: Tom Greenall, mid-crux on Eliminate 1 E1 5b, Helsby © Mark Riley
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This climb is in 145 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Jack2222 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/15

A top class route loved it! A thought provoking move up for the 1st reachy mantel-shelf. Helsby never fails to delivery
rob 528 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/15

joedean - Lead - Aug/15

Daz8477 - TR O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Phil Davidson

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Kirsty Kerr

Hidden - TR rpt - 09/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14

Nice, with some cheeky mantels!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 05/Sep/14 with Bubbles

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14

jon22 - Lead - 15/Jul/14 with Adam crook

A Crook - TR rpt - 15/Jul/14 with John Sealey

Jay-Ast - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Rosyk

Rosyk - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/14 with Jay astbury

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/14

Very Bold Finish, hold your nerve!
Welly Matt - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14

tegan726 - TR O/S - 06/Jun/14

michael burrows - TR O/S - 26/Aug/13 with tony shelmadine

Great if you go the right way at the top instead of trying the harder traverse.
Nicole Almond - 2nd - 18/Jul/13 with Dad

Amazoniangirl - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with James Turton

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Paula lockett

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13

Lovely jugs across the break, and two great mantles
sev - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

really cool upper half
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Sean Grady

dicky79 - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with James D

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 22/May/12 with Dom

switch - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Pete M

almost backed off, had word with self, engaged overdrive and up i went... lovely route!
Dom Whillans - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with neil

mux - 2nd - 22/May/12 with Adam

Felt pretty smooth through out. Was a little worried about the top moves but in the end no problems 3* as always
A Crook - Lead rpt - 22/May/12 with Dave Garry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/11

Lunar25 - 2nd rpt - 29/Nov/11 with Dave LE

Hidden - TR - 18/Sep/11

Jen Crook - 2nd - 19/Jul/11 with Jimmy James

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Jim

Definately the route of the crag. A bold lead without a doubt in the days before friends. 3* and some done in the evening glow of bright red rock tremendous
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Neil Griffiths

Simply great. A classic anywhere. Really enjoyed this. Adam floated up with a grin on his face.
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 30/Jun/11 with Adam

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Brilliant climbing, plentiful gear and exhilerating positions, top climb!
msoldn - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/11 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/11

gw3285 - Lead - 04/May/11

spidey - Lead - 29/Mar/11 with adam

bbangbala - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Tom Greenham

PAJames - 2011

Julian Wedd - TR - 2011 with A. Brierley

Had forgotten how good this is. Avoided the chipped holds this time, finishing slightly right using slopers - a touch harder.
Alex Winter - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10 with M. Spencer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10

Top sandstone frolics. Gets rather interesting upon reaching the top shelf. Had to retreat a few moves back to fetch up some appropriate gear. It wasn't fun up there with a load of shite marginal gear below me feet!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Vicky Hoolohan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10

hardoreVdiffBen - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Remus

First E1, Top roped prior to leading
Bumblebee Biggs - Lead RP - 05/Jul/10

ndraper1 - Lead - Jul/10

Hidden - TR rpt - 30/May/10

willson - TR - 25/May/10 with ben

si_green99 - TR O/S - 20/May/10 with Owen Raybould, mike morgan

Best climb of the week. Adequate protection and sustained climbing in a brilliant position. Very soft at 5b tho.
lrandall - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with Sam Cook

Loved this climb! Lots of variation - vertical, overhanging and slab climbing as well as a traverse. Hardest bit is at the top on the slab mantling your way up. Can't imagine being able to lead it though.
samcook - 2nd β - 19/May/10 with Luke Randall

alimckay - Lead β - 02/May/10 with goodstuff

Superb route, first E1! Couple of reachy moves up to the breaks with wonderful exposure. Gets quite run-out, but bomber gear and no nasty surprises.
Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - TR rpt - 28/Apr/10

dan-8990 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with NM

The Green Giant - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Dan with the van

Hidden - 2010

Accidently carried on around the arete due to missreading the guidebook and ended up on some sketchy moves to the top!
HeatherF - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09

Dave Rumney - TR - 05/Aug/09 with Stewart Leitch

Gazleah - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09 with elizabeth broadbent

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 28/May/09

Next cover of Hard Rock?
Jon Read - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/09 with Tuesday nighters

lead after seconding previously
nia - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Richard

aeaton69 - TR O/S - 16/Feb/09

joe bailey - TR - 03/Feb/09 with Dave Roddis

afrouk - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

PeteH - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Chris Moxon

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Sep/08

andi turner - 2nd - 20/Aug/08 with Mark Sharratt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/08

themax16 - 2nd - Aug/08 with Tom Makin

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Jul/08

jiles - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/08 with Alex Winter

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with J. Iles-Smith

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/08

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Ben Lea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08

hookface - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with raz

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Lee Bonner

Jon Read - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Martin Boysen

nige - 2008

Hidden - 2008

steve mee - TR - 18/Sep/07

Return to a great climb - a bit easier this time with prior knowledge but did it in the near darkness !
jandyd05 - TR rpt - 13/Sep/07 with Ian Warren

Hidden - TR rpt - 04/Sep/07

Hidden - TR dnf - 04/Sep/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Aug/07

adam06 - TR - 22/Aug/07 with ian ashey

tommakin - TR O/S - Aug/07 with James Maxwell

themax16 - TR RP - Aug/07 with Tom Makin

Scary at top but great climb
Tom Eagle - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with Nick Owen

1st lead...very fun!
Wils - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/06 with Chris Addinsel

Wow ! My hardest climb a real feeling of exposure on the traverse & move up. most of our climbs at Helsby are top roped due to sandstone.
jandyd05 - TR O/S - 20/Sep/06 with Ian Warren

Amazing climbing
Tommy G - Lead O/S - Sep/06

Si dH - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Neil Furniss

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/06 with Andy

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Jul/06

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/06 with Simon Cook

John Marsland - TR - 03/May/06

Jamie Light - TR dnf - 22/Apr/06 with Phil Baker/Steve Gilbert

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Apr/06

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

wirralclimber1984 - TR O/S - Jul/05 with Dan Parker, Matty Harrison, Jerry Lewis

Mike Parker - TR - Aug/04 with Dan Parker

phardman - TR - 05/Jun/04 with Teresa

John Marsland - TR - 19/May/04

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2004

jimshrimp - TR - 20/Jul/03

matt0759 - TR - 2003 with Matty Harrison

matty harrison - TR - 2003 with Rich Matthias

Hidden - TR O/S - 2002

Peakology - Lead O/S - 2002 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 2002 with Dom Rich Sarah

nige - Lead - Jun/01 with mark hounslea

Had no idea how far you're meant to traverse before searching for those elusive finger holds to mantel... I went at least twice as far, risking a ground-sweeping pendulum! Eventually gave myself a talking-to and padded back to find the spot. Phew!
Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 2001 with cathy?

Tim W - TR - 11/Sep/00

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Aug/00 with Stuart Greenall

Roget - Lead rpt - 16/May/99 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/99

Neil Conway - TR O/S - 1997 with Adam Lincoln

John Marsland - TR - 10/Aug/94

whispering nic - Aug/94 with Kat

Roget - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/90 with jim

Hidden - TR - 15/Jun/80

Hidden - TR - 1980

Ian Jones - 1975 with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Newton, Dave Greenald, Huw John

Ian Jones - TR O/S - 1974 with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Newton, Dave Greenald, Huw John

lump'o'lead - 1970

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