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Electric Circus*** E3 5c

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[Jay on Electric Circus, New Mills, 2 kb]26m. A big scary pitch weaving its way up the wall. Climb to the top of the flake then traverse right (old peg) to a crack which leads to a rattly traverse back left to reach the upper crack. The direct link is Short Circuit - E4 5c and it is terrifying. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dennis Carr 1977 FA. (Short Circuit) Al Evans 1977

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

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This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/14

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Dan Gyi

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14

Went up on Jake's gear after he sacked it off. The move up from the ledge above the pegs required a bit of thought. Very very muggy.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with J. Iles-Smith

TraverseKing - 15/Jun/14

angus - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with rich sawyer

Easy E2? This venue a bit overgraded? Or just a friendly crag for plastic pullers? So many questions.
manwithacam - Lead - 21/May/14 with Mark, Alan

The Grist - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Lee Hamilton

Awesome route and my first E3. Committing moves throughout but with decent enough gear! Got pretty pumped by the time I got to the final crack. I had to tell myself to chill and shake out before making the final moves to top out!
Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

phil64 - Lead rpt - May/14 with tim neill

alaan - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with helen

What a faff! It was a bit wet so I was taking a cautious approach anyway and spending time getting good gear in. Then I ran out of quick draws so I hauled some up on one rope from the hands-off rest - sorry to keep you waiting Moritz! Great route with moves that feel committing but are never too hard.
David Kay - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Moritz Lesserman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/13

Really classy route with a few committing moves, definitely worth the effort. E2 in my opinion, but gets the 5c badge if just for the crux. Top out was interesting and rather strenuous, I was half convinced the big rectangle at the top was going to shift when I pulled on it.
MischaHY - Lead RP - 15/Jul/13 with Ben Cootes

On Simon's gear
Stig - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/13 with Simon

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/13

Sam Simpson - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/13 with Alan Barnes

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with John Copper

really nice rout but very easy for the grade
Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Tom Doldon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13

Loved it but barely 5c if at all
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 15/Jun/13 with Rob Middleton

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13 with Robin

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Katy Vose

Petar Samkov - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

greglad - Lead RP - May/13

sputnik - TR rpt - 05/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

gogarth comes to the peak
phil64 - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/12 with matt dean

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 27/Sep/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 27/Sep/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 27/Sep/12

sputnik - TR rpt - 27/Sep/12

vassy05 - Aug/12

mwatson - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Nick, Mike

bwestwood - 2nd - 03/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12

Fun route, varied moves, first half is easy, mostly 5a climbing though spaced gear and a spooky flake to start (best started up the front of the flake), top half has one thin move near pegs then a lovely steep crack to finish. E2 5c seems fair and low in grade due to sport like nature of crux!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with bartshaw, Sam

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

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Niall

jshields - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Paul Tretheway

sputnik - TR rpt - 16/Jan/12

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2012 with Hills

sputnik - TR rpt - 26/Nov/11

sputnik - TR rpt - 26/Nov/11

sputnik - TR rpt - 26/Nov/11

sputnik - TR O/S - 20/Nov/11

sputnik - TR rpt - 20/Nov/11

sputnik - TR rpt - 20/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 06/Nov/11 with Tony Moody

On Si's gear, which was spaced but bomber. Great route with a well protected, crimpy crux followed by a gradual pump to the top. Possibly E2 in its current state but imagine it could feel E3 with just the shite peg.
Dave Foster - Lead β - 04/Sep/11 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

Fell off with hands on top of the crag!
Stoney Boy - 2nd - 10/Aug/11 with Nick Conway

Brown - Lead β - 22/May/11 with Andy R

gregoritos - Lead rpt - 07/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

Great route. A dog came over and ate my sock while I was chillin on the flake! Funny stuff!
cliffrad - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

JulesV - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Spooky in the damp conditions, but a great climb and good pro - just a bit spaced here and there!
highlux - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/10

Good route, low in the grade, probably E3 only just because of the snappy rock. John pulled off the left hand sidepull on the crux (just above the pegs) although it is still useable. Good steep upper section, good gear i thought.
Adam Moroz - 21/Aug/10 with john (Krank)

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Phil Leng

Need to get back on this and lead it. Straight forward but steep.Felt good and took my time for the exercise. Can be treated like a sports route for 2nd.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with brian rodgers

good rests, good gear i thought.
willoates - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Ed, Chadders

pauldr - 2nd - 06/May/10 with P. Mitchell

PeteH - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Chris Fox

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08

Totally classic.
Stig - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - TR - 22/Oct/06

Hidden - TR - 23/Apr/06

phardman - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/04

nickdonohue - Lead - 2004 with Mike Thorpe

nige - Lead - 28/Oct/03 with nick colton

Can't remember the date
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/01 with tombawimba

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 27/Jun/99 with Martin Crocker

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 23/May/99 with Hugh

Marti999 - Lead - 1998

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/96 with Rick Scott

Roget - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/93 with colin

Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/92

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/90

David Smith - Sep/90

Nick Rundall - 2nd O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

yuck grim climb grim cliff
Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 1989 with AM

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Voting
Total votes cast 95
hard E40 of 34
E40 of 34
easy E40 of 34
hard E30 of 34
E39 of 34
easy E38 of 34
hard E214 of 34
E21 of 34
easy E22 of 34
hard 6a0 of 33
6a0 of 33
easy 6a0 of 33
hard 5c0 of 33
5c16 of 33
easy 5c11 of 33
hard 5b3 of 33
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Style of ascent

Lead52 of 99 (52.5%)
Followed18 of 99 (18.2%)
Toproped22 of 99 (22.2%)
Alt Leads1 of 99 (1.0%)
Unknown6 of 99 (6.1%)

'Climbed'23 of 99 (23.2%)
clean O/S43 of 99 (43.4%)
clean β2 of 99 (2.0%)
clean rpt29 of 99 (29.3%)
clean RP2 of 99 (2.0%)