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Evensong** E1 5a

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[Nice above shot! , 3 kb]38m, 2 pitches. The right-hand side of the face gives a fine pitch. Climb the shallow scoop/groove directly above the stance then continue up the pleasantly sustained wall and bulge above to cross Central Wall into the Ivy Gash. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dave Jones R.Cope 1978

Ticklists: Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

Photo: Nice above shot! © Shortarse.Crowley
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 136 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/14

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with chris Lyness

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

wolverine - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with ian mount

Lead first pitch.
kermit_uk - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Andey Janezko

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/13 with Lee

tmawer - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Bram

BTphonehome - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Tony

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/13

Nice warm up- Clean!
Shortarse.Crowley - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Justin Critchlow

Alex@home - 2nd β - 04/Jul/13 with The Doctor

JEP - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/13 with Rachel, James

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

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/13

JP lead.
Batt - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jonathan Prager, James Hoyes

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

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

Fantastic.. lovely pockets all the way and a fab thumb-sprag move
Souljah - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Andi T

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

Dizz - 2nd β - 02/Mar/13 with Dale

HB1 - 2nd rpt - 28/Feb/13 with KB

On Jake's gear
mark20 - Lead β - 15/Sep/12

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

esther - 2nd - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/12

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Had gear left in up to a wet-muddy pocket (crux?). Nice climb, must go when it's not as damp.
David Kay - Lead β - 12/Jun/12 with Jonathan Prager

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

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

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

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

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

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Ian Milward

Abseiled in from Central Wall
MD - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Ed

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

Noodles30 - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

E1 5b? But soft.
Stig - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/11 with Chris

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with James Rees

Martin did not second, lowered off to retrieve gear.
Andrew Sloan - Lead 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

very good route, loved it. Very nice pocket pulling and good threads. I couldn't be bothered faffing around with gear on the last bulge so i just ran it out...
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Dan Lane

feilx - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Heather

must get better. fell twice seconding. im rubbish.
lukas richardo - 2nd dog - 30/Oct/10

First E1. Awesome!
jayrenegade - Lead - 30/Oct/10 with Luke

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10

decs - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Bart

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dog - Jul/10

spacey - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Tom

chrisbussell - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with Tim O'Neill

lead 1st pitch
Oliver Houston - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10

Wicked climbing
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Ollie Houston

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Katharine

Katharine.eaton - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Dom

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/09

Felt about the same or even a little harder than Pocket Symphony, I'd give it 5b.
Misha - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

Would have said HVS.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Phil Leng

philhilo - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with brian rodgers

Wimped off right before bulge onto Central Climb. Seemed steep for 5a..
Barry D - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with Ian W

Dave Rumney - 26/Apr/09

Probably the best E1 i've done.. (brilliant)
gazfellows - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with shaun d

gazfellows - AltLd - 22/Apr/09 with shaun d

simonp - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Kevin Bradbury

metal arms - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08

Brown - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Henry

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

Diggler - Lead O/S - May/08

cem - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/08 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/08

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

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Feb/07

Felt harder than the other two
Chris the Tall - 2nd - 05/Nov/06 with Jamie V

No hard moves but sustained 5a. A very very good route.
jamiev - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Chris the Tall

Coel Hellier - Lead - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

Benjones45_99 - Lead O/S - 2006 with Sam Cookson

Hidden - Lead - 2006

rob1 - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/05 with Dave Williams

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/05

Stig - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Jonathan Teale

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/04 with Bryony Weathers

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/04 with Simon Wren

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/03

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

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/02

And several times since
cem - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/01 with Graham Dolman

Julian Wedd - 2001 with D. Body

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

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

EddieA - 2nd O/S - 06/May/96 with Mark

phardman - Lead - 03/Mar/96

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Backinthegame - 2nd - Mar/94 with John Wright

AlanLittle - 2nd - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/93

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/93

leathers - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/93 with Martin Vimpany

nai - Lead - 1993

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

Roget - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/92

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

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 04/May/92

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Apr/92

Ena - Lead β - Jan/92 with Gavin

tlr - AltLd - 13/Sep/91 with Pom

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/91

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 25/Mar/90 with Rab Young

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

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

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 28/Nov/87

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/87 with Gareth James, Neil Binns

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 01/Nov/87 with Paul Dawson, David

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/87

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/87

surfbish - Lead O/S - Mar/87

Ian Clare - 1985

David Smith - Lead - 25/Nov/84

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

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/84

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 24/Oct/83 with Willie Todd

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Voting
Total votes cast 110
hard E20 of 37
E20 of 37
easy E20 of 37
hard E11 of 37
E120 of 37
easy E115 of 37
hard HVS1 of 37
HVS0 of 37
easy HVS0 of 37
hard 5b0 of 36
5b0 of 36
easy 5b18 of 36
hard 5a3 of 36
5a14 of 36
easy 5a1 of 36
hard 4c0 of 36
4c0 of 36
easy 4c0 of 36
3 Stars7 of 37
2 Stars24 of 37
1 Star5 of 37
0 Stars1 of 37
Bag of .....0 of 37
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 136 (0.7%)
Lead75 of 136 (55.1%)
Followed47 of 136 (34.6%)
Alt Leads10 of 136 (7.4%)
Unknown3 of 136 (2.2%)

'Climbed'55 of 136 (40.4%)
clean O/S62 of 136 (45.6%)
clean β5 of 136 (3.7%)
clean rpt11 of 136 (8.1%)
clean RP1 of 136 (0.7%)
dogged2 of 136 (1.5%)