The Gladiator*** E4 6a

Rockfax Description
An unequal battle for many. Climb the rib, then the sustained pocketed crack with difficulty (old peg) to an eventual breather on a ledge on the left. Pull up and right, through the bulge, then swing rightwards to the lower-off. © ROCKFAX

FA. Rock and Ice members early 1950s FFA. Ron Fawcett Chris Gibb 1976 1952

Ticklists: Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

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This climb is in 19 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

I went up to the first slopey pocket a few times, trying to get in some gear but it felt really strenuous and couldn't get anything really good. After climbing up a few times then half committing, I just downclimbed and had a mini meltdown - gave up and Justin had a go. He managed to get in a few more pieces and somehow convinced me to have another go. Definitely didn't want to but went for it anyway and managed to reach the crack where I frantically stuffed in loads of poor nuts and cams but didn't feel like I had any of the sizes I wanted... Kept going higher with more dodgy gear until I was almost at the top of the crack/rest where I completely freaked after I couldn't place more gear and fingers slipping out. So pumped! One to come back for... never?!
Rachel Slater - Lead dog - 06/Aug/14 with Justin Timms

Seconded clean by the skin of my teeth after a sort of team up/down climbing session to get the first gear and moves sorted which went on much longer than either of us would care to admit!
Justin T - 2nd - 06/Aug/14 with Rachel

ejected - 2013

fell off, shut down at the top
dan gibson - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/12 with michael porter

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/11

An unequal battle indeed! Description to follow.
Misha - Lead dog - 05/Jun/11 with Tom

previously seconded 04.07.09
Brown - Lead β - 09/Apr/11 with Henry

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with Bob Smith

Move right off ledge and direct over nose until it is possible to climb the right side of the hanging rib.
andi turner - Lead - 26/May/08 with Mark Sharratt

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/08

Toby Dunn - 2007 with JulesV

The Rockfax mistakenly shows this finishing right at the top to a bolt belay which actually belongs to a new route/project/open project. The original finish is to the ledge on left then right rib of groove. Going the Rockfax way is E56B.
shark - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/06 with Steve Mac

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/98 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/98 with mik

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/90

shark - Lead - 22/Jul/89 with Stu Bolton

5 falls plus 3 on the walk in!
stp - Lead - 09/Apr/83

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
paulpitcher, Michael Hood, Dan Lane
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