The Spire** E3 5c

Rockfax Description
The hairline crack in the rib to the right of Diocese's corner gives a fine pitch with a difficult initial wall. Start above a trench at the foot of the very thin crack.
1) 5c, 20m. Climb the thin, technical crack with difficulty to a ledge at 8m. Move left and follow the thin line up the wall right of the arete to a steep narrow corner. Follow the corner to a semi hanging stance just above.
2) 4c, 22m. Climb the cracks directly above the stance to a break and continue easily up cracks and blocks to ledges. Either belay here and then scramble off to the right or move left and continue easily for a further 15m to the top of the buttress. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

On the hard side of e3 and probably 6a i'd say. brilliant varied climbing
Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/15 with Josh

First pitch was hard and bold, pleased I led the easier one. Definitely should have split the second pitch in two, the rope drag was horrendous and I couldn't hear anything from Sam.
Jmpollard - AltLd - 09/Sep/15 with Sam Marks

Bold start, placed a side runner in bishops rib at the first ledge, was getting scared unsuccessfully trying to place micro wires (ground fall potential). Enjoyable and well protected climbing after the bold start
dbrooks - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with gidmord

Lead easy pitch
gidmord - AltLd - 23/May/15 with dbrooks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/12

Fulmar issues
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Rowansb - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10 with dave

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 11/May/10 with Mick Walsh

feilx - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Andy L

Classy, varied climbing.
Paz - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with TS2

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/04

jfletcher - Lead - 12/May/01

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/99

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1999 with Steve Gooberman Hill, Rik Meek

bullybones - Lead - 1999 with KD

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 26/Sep/98 with Lee Bartrop

Mike Owen - 19/Aug/89 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/89

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/84

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1984 with Gordon Jenkin

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/80

Hidden - 1976

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
EyebrowTom, johnpr, nickstephens

Total votes cast 22
hard E40 of 7
E40 of 7
easy E40 of 7
hard E35 of 7
E31 of 7
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hard E20 of 7
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hard 6a0 of 8
6a1 of 8
easy 6a0 of 8
hard 5c4 of 8
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