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Pocket Symphony** E1

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[Final few moves on Pocket Symphony, 2 kb]38m, 2 pitches. From the ledge, head left to a diagonal break/crack then climb direct up the excellent pocketed wall (threadable surprises aplenty) to pass right of the ivy and escape into the Ivy Gash. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dave Jones R.Cope 1978

Ticklists: The Peak: past and Present, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: Final few moves on Pocket Symphony © James Thacker
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 236 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

Redemption for being a slag
the power - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Andy

Very good slab climbing , completely focused on climbing to the tat that terns out wasn't on my route , mised the perfect thred infront of my face :-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 11/Apr/14 with Rob stokes

dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/14

jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with chris Lyness

Theeni - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Will McEvoy, John McEvoy

Great route, guy called Andy took some pics of me on it, would love to get a copy if they're good. Cheers
Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

Bob - 2014

Hidden - 2014

sazmaz - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/13 with Dan Lanchester-Wright

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/13 with Bram

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Tony

easy climbing but the fact you cannot spot the gear until you on top of it adds an edge. started the day at dove dale but when i left the guide book in the car we decided to try here instead.
leon - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with fabricio

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/13

Merlin - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Polly Withers, Jimmy James

CJEFF - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Jack

Alex@home - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with The Doctor

JEP - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Rachel, James

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jonathan P, Rachel B

Some tat in situ
Batt - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jonathan Prager, James Hoyes

keith leonard - 2nd - 08/May/13

amazing climbing
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

alp79 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Jonny Ashton

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/13

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Dale

HB1 - Lead rpt - 28/Feb/13 with KB

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/13

BoulderyDave - 2nd - 26/Oct/12

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Mark R

mark20 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Jake Young - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Mark R

Really great. The grade of the route is heavily dependent on how solid the threads are.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Fred

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/12

All threads in place. Takes the experience away somewhat.
wolverine - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/12 with Thunderthighsontheloose, Iain Mount

Loved this - great pocket climbing. VERY hot in the sun!
Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with iain mount, Mike Hayes

lead second pitch. found gear fidly but climbing steady.
catblack - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Andy Barker

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/12

Good pocket-pulling climbing.
David Kay - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Jonathan Prager

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

Did this great route much better than 2 years ago.
Julian Lane - 2nd O/S - Jun/12 with Dutch Mel

phardman - Lead rpt - 12/May/12 with Guy Maddox

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Ian Milward

Led 2nd pitch..Excellent climb..!
Mike Hegarty - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Dave

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with andy lole

2nd Pitch, 3 stars, if only it was a longer.
GuyVG - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Steve Ramsden

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Mark Almack

The second pitch is mint
Souljah - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with andi turner

MDowson - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with sam webb

cem - Lead rpt - 18/Dec/11 with Kirill Spiridonov, Natalia Male Alcalde

led p1 (4b)
Kirill - AltLd rpt - 18/Dec/11 with Natalia Male Alcalde, Charles Moreton

Led P2
MD - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Ed

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/11 with James

robinsi197 - Lead - 09/Sep/11 with Nick

simeclimb68 - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/11 with Phil Wilkinson

Maybe I missed something but I thought the gear in the crux sequence was quite poor. View at- http://youtu.be/P_BV2lrharE
caradoc - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with nick yapp

Access pitch to the Thorn
petellis - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Sloth

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/11

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11

Lovely climbing, I found Evensong to be harder but perhpas I was tired & emotional!
Pete Nugent - 2nd rpt - 16/May/11 with Will Pettet Smith

w.pettet-smith - Lead - 16/May/11 with pete nugent

Wicked route, good pocket pulling all the way. Lead 2nd pitch.
thomasadixon - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Becca

Led 1st pitch. 2nd pitch is very cool!
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Tom

odox - Lead - 16/Apr/11 with Andrew Birtwistle, Tom Pitchforth

GrantB - Lead - 25/Mar/11 with El Bailos

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Charles Moreton

cem - Lead rpt - 09/Jan/11 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

simonp - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Kyanouche

Coel Hellier - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10

decs - 2nd - 04/Sep/10 with Bart

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/10

wolverine - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with James Graham

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/10 with Adam Long

spacey - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Tom

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

chrisbussell - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Tim O'Neill

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Martin Cleaver

Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Dom Selers

Awesome route, led both pitches and found the 2nd pitch quite hard, but only because it is fairly hard to thread the threads, some of which are worryingly thin, although others are bomber. Thank god i had a Beeston Broddler.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Dad

Julian Lane - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/10 with Dan

Hidden - TR - 19/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10

GF - 2nd - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

igneouscarl - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Robert Jones

Excellent.
Silum - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Carl, Tom

Dave Mason - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/09 with Adam Gill

Misha - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

Pete Randall - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Pete Neden

Barry D - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with Ian W

Compo - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Kev Faux

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd RP - 07/May/09

godusty - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09 with GARY WINTER

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Mar/09

Ketu - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

Brown - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Henry

following the pockets helps in finding the gear - wrong line makes for long run-out...
trekkie - Lead β - 13/Sep/08 with Wendy

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 25/Aug/08 with Karen Roberts & Guy Reid

Stig - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

stemill - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Mark

Diggler - Lead O/S - May/08

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

sdht - 2008 with Jill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/07

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 03/May/07 with Phil Leng

philhilo - 2nd O/S - 03/May/07 with brian rodgers

Led P2. Hungover from Anthony & Nancy's wedding on a v hot day.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Jody

Hidden - Lead - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2007

Placing the threads is the hardest part
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Jamie V

i lead the first pitch, then 2nd-ed Chris up the 2nd pitch. excellent.
jamiev - 2nd β - 05/Nov/06 with Chris the Tall

Backed off from the huge juggy pocket on the top wall, didnt trust any of the gear at all.
Si dH - Lead dnf - 13/Oct/06 with Neil Furniss

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/05

Stig - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Jonathan Teale

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/05 with Erwin Bottomley

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/03

nickdonohue - Lead - 15/Jul/03 with Joe Brown

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/02

The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - May/02 with Fiend

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/02

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2002 with Adrian Whitehall

Nicky lead the first pitch
CrashMat Rob - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/01 with Nicky

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/01 with Cam, Graham Dolman, Miles Butteriss

Julian Wedd - 2001 with D. Body

Hidden - Lead - 13/Feb/00

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Mel

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/99

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 04/Jun/97

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Mar/97

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1997 with gaz

Budge - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/96 with Brian Ottewell

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/96

andy_pemberton - Lead - 27/May/96 with Noel

craig h - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/96 with Janet Hannah

Hidden - Lead - 10/Dec/95

daprince - Lead - Aug/95

Colin Edwards - 2nd - 07/Apr/95 with Dave Fleet

SteveRi - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/94 with Dave

mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 27/Nov/94 with Rupert Gladstone

Roget - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/94 with jon

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/94

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/94

Backinthegame - 2nd - Mar/94 with John Wright

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/93

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 11/Apr/93 with Bill Kemball

Roget - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/93 with JT

nai - Lead - 1993

rogerskews - AltLd - 1993 with Phil

neilh - Lead - 19/Sep/92 with sara hyde

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/92

rob.grafton - 2nd - 26/Jul/92 with Bruce

tlr - Lead - 18/May/92 with Cal

superb route
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 16/May/92 with Woz

Loved this climbing!
Sean Kelly - Lead - May/92 with Keith Bolton

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Apr/92

AlanLittle - Lead - 11/Mar/92

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/92

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/91

Clive's first E1:)
adi bryant - 2nd - 05/Oct/91 with Clive

tlr - AltLd - 03/Aug/91 with Cal

Too hot for Beeston
Ena - Lead β - Aug/91 with Martin Trouse

whispering nic - 2nd - 21/Apr/91 with Graham Iles

leathers - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/91 with Hilary Gott

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/91

paulpaint - Lead - May/90

NickJH - Lead - Apr/90 with D Picker, J Airey, I Smith, D Townsend

tlr - AltLd - 03/Mar/90 with Nick

Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1990 with Duncan Martin

Nick Rundall - 2nd O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/89

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/89

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 29/Apr/89 with Grahame Nicoll, Rab Young

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 02/Jul/88 with Fliss Butler

mark-abz - Lead - 04/Jun/88 with Andy W

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/88

My first proper E1 lead.
BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/88 with Claire Redman

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/88 with Mark Gray

Lone Rider - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/88 with Sheila Lockhart

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 20/Feb/88 with Bill Williamson

Michael Hood - Lead - 07/Feb/88

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Nov/87

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 01/Nov/87 with Frank Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/87

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/87

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/87

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/87

surfbish - Lead O/S - Mar/87

shark - 2nd - 10/Oct/86 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 04/Oct/86

sadams - Lead - Aug/86 with Colin from Stoney

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/86

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/86

Ian Clare - 1985

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/84

stp - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/84

AlanLittle - 2nd - 1984 with Dave Hall

REPEATED REG
David Smith - Lead - 1984

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 12/Nov/83 with Dave Abbey

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 18/Sep/83 with Charlie Leverton

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/83

Gezzer - 1983 with Andy Towne

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/82

Had seconded the previous month
Andy Stephenson - Lead rpt - 16/May/82

Nic Robinson - AltLd O/S - 07/May/82 with Irish George

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/82

Mark Kemball - Lead - 06/Feb/82 with Sian Calow

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E20 of 54
easy E20 of 54
hard E10 of 54
E135 of 54
easy E117 of 54
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 236 (0.4%)
Lead132 of 236 (55.9%)
Followed65 of 236 (27.5%)
Toproped1 of 236 (0.4%)
Alt Leads28 of 236 (11.9%)
Unknown9 of 236 (3.8%)

'Climbed'107 of 236 (45.3%)
clean O/S104 of 236 (44.1%)
clean β3 of 236 (1.3%)
clean rpt19 of 236 (8.1%)
clean RP1 of 236 (0.4%)
dogged1 of 236 (0.4%)
dnf1 of 236 (0.4%)