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The Sprain* E2 5b

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[Mike Birkenstock soloing The Sprain at Black Rocks, 2 kb]8m. Access the hanging ramp from the block and climb the pocketed-wall above. Small Friend protection in the thin crack. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

Photo: Mike Birkenstock soloing The Sprain at Black Rocks © Boy
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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Did the harder direct start to the groove without using the block to the left as per the BMC guide which is much better with excellent moves and worth 2*s this way. But bolder as you can't put any low gear in the crack. Tried both ways on top rope earlier whist it was too hot to lead.
Graeme Hammond - Lead RP - 12/Jun/14 with Jim

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Graeme

Started too low, got to the starting block and stepped on to it. Then Led. Nice route but much more butch than it looks.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13

brilliant moves
dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/13 with deacon, Phil Taylor

Hidden - Solo - 12/Mar/13

tpbeckley - Lead O/S - 2013

BRoe - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with whitehouse_rhys

whitehouse_rhys - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Mark Roe

MarkRoe - Lead β - 18/Jul/12 with Rhys Whitehouse

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Alex

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/11

sasmojo - Lead rpt - 31/Oct/10 with Richard A, Daniel B

Daniel Heath - TR O/S - 26/Aug/10

bavarianGaz - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with DJ, Damian, Tom

Got 3/4 and couldnt get any further after several attempts. One for the wish list!
Tom Lee-Field - 2nd dnf - 19/Aug/10 with Damien, DJ, Gaz

Daymo - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with DJ

deejmonkey - Lead - 19/Aug/10 with Damian

And after in solo
FlorianCastagne - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Guillaume Lion

bigie bob - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/10

stephenhartley - 2nd - 2010 with Burns

drysori - Lead - 2010

One of the few dry lines on the crag on the shortest day of 2008. Quality route, quite scary.
Misha - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/08

MD - 2nd dog - 21/Dec/08 with Misha

nasty fall potential
Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Ethan Walker

Ethan - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Matt Fry

Dom Foulds - 2008

Dave Mason - TR RP - 19/Oct/07 with Trev Tatler

Boy - 2006

Dave Bond - Solo - 10/Sep/01

Chris the Tall - TR - Jul/01 with Neil Brown

Phil West - TR O/S - 31/Aug/98 with The Luton Loonies

Chris Reid - Solo O/S - 1992

Andy Say - Solo - 22/Aug/89

Michael Hood - Lead - 07/Jun/87

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/87

shark - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/86

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 21/Jun/86 with David

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 03/Nov/85 with Andy Barker

KRB - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/85

andy tetsill - TR - Oct/81 with Rob Kevan

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Voting
Total votes cast 16
hard E30 of 5
E30 of 5
easy E30 of 5
hard E20 of 5
E25 of 5
easy E20 of 5
hard E10 of 5
E10 of 5
easy E10 of 5
hard 5c0 of 5
5c0 of 5
easy 5c0 of 5
hard 5b1 of 5
5b4 of 5
easy 5b0 of 5
hard 5a0 of 5
5a0 of 5
easy 5a0 of 5
3 Stars1 of 6
2 Stars3 of 6
1 Star2 of 6
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 40 (20.0%)
Lead16 of 40 (40.0%)
Followed9 of 40 (22.5%)
Toproped5 of 40 (12.5%)
Unknown2 of 40 (5.0%)

'Climbed'13 of 40 (32.5%)
clean O/S21 of 40 (52.5%)
clean β1 of 40 (2.5%)
clean rpt1 of 40 (2.5%)
clean RP2 of 40 (5.0%)
dogged1 of 40 (2.5%)
dnf1 of 40 (2.5%)