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George*** E1 5b

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<< Destot's Gap
 
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[George., 3 kb]38m. One of the best routes in the Dale - a big pitch, steep sustained and in a superb situation. Several old pegs remain though plenty of more modern alternatives are available. Climb straight up the tricky fingery wall into the base of the slanting fault of John Peel. Follow this until it starts to lean to the right when awkward, exposed moves can be made out onto the face on the left. Climb steeply into the long crack and then follow it all the way to the cliff top. Superb. FFA. (well almost - 2pts) Paul Nunn, Jeff Morgan 1969 © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Read, Rod Leeming, D Carnell, P Brown, S Hunt mid (A2) 1950s FFA. Paul Nunn Jeff Morgan (well almost - 2 pts) 1969 1955

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, The Peak: past and Present, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: George. © caradoc
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 119 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/13

leon - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with fabricio

robgixer - Lead O/S - Sep/13

Rob lead. Last time I attempted, I missed the junction from John Peel. Today, after I abseiled from the top, a rope got stuck at the top, so I shunted up this route again to free the ropes...
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 31/Aug/13 with Aidan M, Rob G

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Martin Haworth

felt quite hard, especially for first and only climb of the night!great position though!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with chris Lyness

best climb I've done this year. I felt the crux low down before the first peg.
duzinga - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Omer

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/13

Amazing position!
ambrooker - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Tom

Brilliant. First trad route in ages and what a route
chiverstom - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Alice

GrantB - 2nd - 07/Sep/12 with El Bailos

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

Cracking. Wish I'd led it. Not too hard, just continually interesting climbing
Alex@home - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with The Doctor

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

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

Ally Smith - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Ed Brown

Fantastic sitting up on that ridge with the dale in full early autumn glory. Dovedale Church looks otherwordly from up there.
edinbed - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Fran S8 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

wolverine - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with James Graham

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Mark R

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Dizz - 2nd - 10/Apr/11 with David B

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Anna

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/10 with john Bramwell

Bit damp, but once through the initial section settled in to some awesome + exposed climbing!
Ahab - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

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

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/10

Pulled on quickdraw at crux.
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Graeme

Almost climbed the wrong route... The line in the rockfax photo topo makes it look like you should start by climbing the blank wall to the left of where the route actually goes which i was avoiding thinking it was the line of John Peel. So I was relived when Jim said that JP started further right and I could go and climb on some holds! instead being about to try to climb a new direct start to Destot's Gap! *should have looked at the hand draw topo which is much clearer. A long but excellent haul with some truly great moves!
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Jim

I used a lot of nuts on this route. Central section- http://youtu.be/IvhKXKTIAAE
caradoc - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with john b

Really nice climbing. Getting used to limestone now and this felt pretty steady. Good footholds across the crux etc
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10

Bex_M - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Duncan Dunbar

metal arms - Lead - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/10

GF - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Just how the hell do you step left? Grr!
Different Steve - Lead dog - 01/Sep/09 with Clare

Brown - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with James T

Started up George in mistake for John Peel.Just as about to pull onto ledge to join JP top 3 wires pulled out,jibbered to peg on JP and lowered off..
Barry D - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/09 with Mel

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Jul/09

Awesome.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/09 with Neil Furniss

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Jon & Paul

Rested on gear after crux..
gazfellows - 2nd - 24/Jun/09 with shaun d

gazfellows - 2nd - 24/Jun/09 with shaun d

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/09

Lead first pitch up to top of overhang then went right across to 'John Peel'
odox - Lead - 24/May/09 with Andy Birtwistle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/08

BallsofBritishSteel - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Charles

cem - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/08 with Rob Truckle

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

Excellent Route, very sustained but never desperate at the grade.
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Swain16

JDSwain - 2nd - 23/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson

Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 11/Jun/08 with Phil Leng

willackers - 2nd β - 08/Jun/08 with Tom Mills

Nicos - Lead O/S - 16/May/08 with aiden jones

Misha - Lead dog - Aug/07

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Stephen

Ropeboy - Lead - 15/Apr/07

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with adam ellwood

top quality route, huge plethora of moves and types of holds, (finger, hand and fist jams), and the odd technical move thrown in!! start from directly below the big tree and follow the flake line, i think the topo in the guide might be wrong.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/06 with Steve Ramsden

Good. A little forgotten perhaps.
andi turner - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/06 with Mark Sharratt

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

Fantastic long route, very pumpy. Nice summit !
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/05 with Simon Shaw

cem - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/05 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/04

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/03 with Simon Wren

sustained and hard sequency crux; great pitch
nickdonohue - Lead - Jun/03 with Jim Barradale

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

cem - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/02 with James Gregory

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Chris Ellis - Lead dog - 25/Apr/99 with Chris Barnes

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/97

ian caton - Lead O/S - Nov/95 with Andy

Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - Oct/95 with Olivia Horner

andy_pemberton - Lead - 12/May/95 with Aidrian Jones

nickcanute - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/94

Marti999 - Lead O/S - Apr/94 with john

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 27/Mar/93 with Perric Crellin

AlanLittle - Lead - 1993 with Rob Allen

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/92 with JT

nai - Lead - 1992

Hidden - 1992

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 1992 with Pom

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/91

leathers - 2nd O/S - May/91 with James Thomas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1991

shark - Lead - Feb/89

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jan/89

John Marsland - 2nd - 30/Aug/87 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Nov/86

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1986 with Merv Dudley

andy gittins - 1985

John Marsland - Lead - 21/Jul/84 with Dave Mould

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/83

Mark Kemball - Lead - 06/Feb/83

Hidden - AltLd - May/81

David Smith - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/69

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Style of ascent

Lead79 of 119 (66.4%)
Followed31 of 119 (26.1%)
Alt Leads2 of 119 (1.7%)
Unknown7 of 119 (5.9%)

'Climbed'44 of 119 (37.0%)
clean O/S63 of 119 (52.9%)
clean β3 of 119 (2.5%)
clean rpt4 of 119 (3.4%)
dogged4 of 119 (3.4%)
dnf1 of 119 (0.8%)