Adjudicator Wall*** E3 5c
[Adjudicator Wall 1983, 3 kb]40m.

Rockfax Description
Judge, jury and harsh taskmaster. A magnificent climb; the best in the valley. From the toe of the buttress, trend up and left following good finger holds and a line of threads. Swing down and left to access a steep groove and sprint up this to an old peg at its top. Swing left and, before gravity takes over, layback up into the welcome shade of the capping yew tree. © ROCKFAX

FA. Jack Street, Geoff Birtles (one rest) 1969

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Photo: Adjudicator Wall 1983 © tmawer
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This climb is in 129 logbooks, and on 29 wishlists.

Kipper-Phil Smith - Lead - 30/Aug/15 with Shaun

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/15

jimbonfire - 30/May/15

Brilliant! had to fight a bit, almost came off when the foot slipped near the peg!!
spidey - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Jimmy broomhead

Very brilliant, cruised the traverse but tactical error coming off into the groove and peg , got pumped and lost psyche and lowered/fell onto peg. Still a long way to go from there but best climb in Peak for me so far.
benw681 - Sep/14

Fell off this two years ago but went fine today. I did get a bit pumped in the top groove though. Outstanding route
david morse - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/14 with KT

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/14

Adam Long - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Ben Bransby

Tricky! A lot of good handholds but poor feet a lot of the time on the hard sections. Very well protected for the most part though and you get really good rests in between the hard sections. Have wanted to do this for a while, it didn't disappoint!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Robbie

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with Duncan Campbell

Fell off first crux a few weeks ago and lowered off there from the thread. Felt good this time despite the rain. Great route, worth the hype.
Chriswallis2 - Lead RP - 29/Jun/14 with Anna

Amazing :-)
belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with al

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/14

Dan-Cheetham - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Super hard - a hard crux (6b?) followed by very sustained 5c. Fell off at the crux, when a tiny hold broken off. After getting up again and somehow managed the crux this time, I needed a rest at the peg. Utterly pumped. Hardest route for me to day among those I attempted onsight and topped out.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 31/Aug/13 with Aidan M, Rob G

markalmack - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with chris todd

So so hard. Fell off passing the peg to reach the top, not even on a very hard move. Was on the route about 2.5 hours. Gutted.
Si dH - Lead dog - 25/May/13 with Andy

captain - 2013

ejected - Lead O/S - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

Fell off the traverse - much prussicing ... next time!
Dizz - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/12 with Hugh T

surprisingly good, went wrong way at first
mwatson - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/12

next time, top notch route though with cool moves.
Jake Young - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/12 with Mike

Missed the good bit by the peg. Nails hard to read this route! Classsssic.
david morse - Lead dog - 13/May/12 with todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Bob - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2nd - 2012 with Tim Hill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/11

Great route but fell on last few metres- tried to go straight up instead of left.
HamishD - Lead - May/11 with Chris Clarke

Dizz - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/11 with David B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Brown - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Henry

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

switch - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/10 with James

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

The best route i have ever done, amazing from start to finish even the easy moves provide interest :D
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Tom Martin

switch - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09

By the end i was pumped and had no gear. It was getting dark and was raining. Memorable.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Phil Leng

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/08 with Matt Dalby

What a quality route.
willackers - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Tom Mills

seemed to take quite a while over it but got there in the end!
fizzy_elephant - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Lloyd Betsworth

Apharri - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with Dave Wharton

Toby Dunn - 2007

Good gear, never desperate, very enjoyable. semi-cruised.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/06 with Alex Mason

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

ian caton - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with steve w

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2003 with ben winston

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Sep/02

skygodley - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/02 with SarahM

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Martin Peters, Ian Smith

Marti999 - Lead β - Jun/00 with lorna

Unquestionably superb. In a heatwave!
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/May/00 with Iain Fisher

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000

philhilo - 2000

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Tim M - 2000

ste_d - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/97 with mik

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/97 with Steven Delderfield

phardman - 1997

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/96 with Ed Morgan

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/96

andy_pemberton - Lead - 12/May/96 with Noel

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/95

Very good.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1995 with Karen Ghiselli

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

steve taylor - 1995

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - Aug/94 with Andy Sharp

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/94

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/94

shark - Lead - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/93

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/92 with Paul Tanton

Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/91 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/91

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - Jun/91 with KM

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 17/Mar/90 with George MacIntyre

keefe - 1990

Best climb on limestone this year!
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/89 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 09/Aug/89 with Dad

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/89 with Colin Hughes

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/89

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/89

Johnny Baker - 1989 with Derek Toulalan

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/88

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/87

John Marsland - 2nd - 11/Jul/87 with Dave Soles

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/87

Billg - Lead O/S - 1987

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/86

sadams - Lead - 31/Aug/86 with Kevin Edwards

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jul/86

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/85

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/85

TonyF - 01/May/85

andy gittins - 1985

Led clean 21-8-1984
charlesmfrench - 2nd RP - 12/Apr/84

Hidden - 1984

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Steve Burns

Ivan Machin - 26/Jul/82 with Jon Mellor

steve L - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/82 with Alan Dance, Alun Richardson

Mike Owen - 16/May/82 with Phil Ralph

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/81

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/81

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 11/Apr/81 with Bill McKee

Excellent route, hard to avoid putting your toe on the top peg!
Andy Edgar - Lead O/S - 1981

Hidden - Jul/80

redjerry - Lead O/S - Jun/80 with Roy Williamson

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/80

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980 with Colin Binks

An early free ascent - Livesey had claimed the first some time before. Exquisite, meandering route with pockets & threads, strenuous around the crux. Climbed with no information as nobody I knew had done it, probably because of its reputation at the time.
petemeads - Lead O/S - Aug/78 with Steve Taylor

Hidden - 1973

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