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Adjudicator Wall*** E3 5c

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[Adjudicator wall 1983, 3 kb]40m. 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

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Extreme Rock "Wall" Routes, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Peak Rock/10/White Life.

Photo: Adjudicator wall 1983 © tmawer
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This climb is in 107 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

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

Awesome!One of the best.Blind moves with hidden holds. Sustained all the way.
wolverine - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Iain Mount

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

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Ed Brown

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

mark s - Lead O/S - 2006 with andi t

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

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

excellent
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

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

cam1401 - Lead O/S - Jul/89 with Bob, John

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

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

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

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

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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Voting
Total votes cast 86
hard E41 of 29
E40 of 29
easy E40 of 29
hard E315 of 29
E312 of 29
easy E31 of 29
hard E20 of 29
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easy E20 of 29
hard 6a1 of 29
6a0 of 29
easy 6a5 of 29
hard 5c8 of 29
5c14 of 29
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Style of ascent

Lead68 of 107 (63.6%)
Followed16 of 107 (15.0%)
Unknown23 of 107 (21.5%)

'Climbed'49 of 107 (45.8%)
clean O/S44 of 107 (41.1%)
clean β1 of 107 (0.9%)
clean rpt2 of 107 (1.9%)
clean RP1 of 107 (0.9%)
dogged8 of 107 (7.5%)
dnf2 of 107 (1.9%)