George*** E1 5b
[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, World Graded List, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: George. © caradoc

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This climb is in 157 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

Such a great route. Sustained and at the top of both grades. The Guano section makes for a intesresting move or 2. Gotta go back and lead this myself and a few others on this excellent wall of rock.
SGD - 2nd - 07/Sep/14 with phil wilkinson

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/14 with Anna, Jenny

One of the great Peak Lime E1s.
cem - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/14 with Graeme Hammond

must lead this again, really enjoyable.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/14 with Charles

derekb - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Rob

Pulled on peg. Also got rope stuck and had to improvise; jumared up on crappy prussiks, for 45 metres in the sun. Still, better than popping down the gym eh?
dr_botnik - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/14 with derek

Longer than it looks!
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Justin Timms

Looong route, I removed one short loop of 10mm rope which someone had added (in case the other 3 bits of 10mm rope at the anchor failed?!) which made the ropes near impossible to pull.
Justin T - Lead β - 06/Aug/14 with Rachel

Jenny Clarke - 2nd - Aug/14 with Chriswallis2

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/14

Had pulled on the peg when I seconded it 4 years ago so good to get the clean lead.
Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/14 with Maia

Amazing route. I'd say it's one of the best E1's I've ever done. Slipped initially on the lower crux but led clean ground up. Quality climbing throughout.
gavinpeach - Lead - 25/Jul/14 with Hellen

helin - 2nd - 25/Jul/14 with gavin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Jul/14

Keeps coming at you and the gear is weird. Very good though!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with Robbie

Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Duncan Campbell

Fragmod - 2nd - 01/Jul/14

Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 30/Jun/14 with Mike Lea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14

Superb :)
petegunn - Lead - 06/Jun/14 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/14

wow
admackie - Lead - 01/Jun/14 with paul

Shit mesen haha
the power - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/14 with admackie, paul29uk

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

shamelessly aided the crux section
GermanAlex - 2nd - 04/May/14 with Brannock

Brilliant, three star peak lime esoterica classic, top pretty filthy but still good climbing, tough crux but good gear all the way.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

brilliant, shame we got the ab ropes stuck!
john lynch - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Lewis Andrew

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

ejected - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

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

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

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

Bry - 2nd β - 03/Sep/11 with Fran

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

Okecroak - 2nd - 19/Sep/03 with J Teale

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

bullybones - 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

Mick King - Lead - 31/Jul/92 with Simon Walsh

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

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Hidden - 1992

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 1992 with Pom

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/91

Neil R - Lead - 26/May/91 with Ed

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

Mike? 91?
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1991 with Mike Block

shark - Lead - Feb/89

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jan/89

jasper11 - 1988

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

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Nov/86

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1986 with Merv Dudley

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 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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