Pickering's Overhang* E1 5b

Rockfax Description
The flaky groove requires some hard work to pass the bulge. The wall above (old pegs) is also tricky. © ROCKFAX

FA. Joe Brown 1950s 1955
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This climb is in 15 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Would be a very good route if it finished where the good rock (and gear) ends. Instead you get 5m of steep grass with occasional loose rock which brings onto the summit. Which is grassy, loose and unpleasant and from which you have to descend slightly to get to the shocking pegs and thread which looks like it's stuck behind some mud. Richard fell seconding just after crux when a hold came off in his hand. Should be a lower off where the good rock finishes. There, I said it
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/15 with The Doctor

Fell of an E1 lol!spent a while looking at The Flake, got pumped. Went at this got even more pumped. Top 7m tottering pile of lethal rubble and grass. PEG BELAY SHOCKING, BACKED UP WITH BLIND THREAD.
philhilo - Lead dog - 16/Sep/14 with Roger Fanner

what an ace route, take 2 stars from me, its a shame its not longer, and the top is on suspect rock if it wasn't for that it would be 3 stars. ANCHOR IN REALLY BAD SHAPE.
Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with pep

Really enjoyed this route, steep climbing through the overhang and a strenuous exit.The belay/Abseil anchor needs replacing urgently!
jamie ward - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with Marcus Harvey

riddle - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Mike Stephenson

mikeyjbs - Lead - 30/Jun/12 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2010

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

I thought it was a good route when I lead it in '96- enjoyed it enough to do it twice that year. Belayed by throwing one rope down to the gully on the other side and geting Mark to tie it to a tree, i.e. there wasn't any good gear on the summit (a manky peg or two, in the wrong place). Worth doing if only for the summit experience.
djones66 - Lead β - Jun/95 with Mark Jones

Rested on gear.
Michael Hood - Lead - 10/May/92

uphillnow - 2nd - 15/Oct/89 with Mark Gray

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/87

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/85 with Ian Milne

andy gittins - 1985

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Roget, Michael Hood
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