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Espolón Limaban*** 5

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[Top pitch of the "Spooky" layback, 2 kb]62m, 2 pitches. A fine route up the impressive flake crack high on the face. The original route of the crag, put up in June 1977. 1) 4, 32m. Climb the wall just right of the groove with deviations to the left as and when needed. Belay by a tree. 2) 5, 30m. Climb cracks then a short tricky wall to the layback flake. Up this - easy but spooky - then continue to higher ledges and a choice of belays. Descend by abseil. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Top pitch of the "Spooky" layback © Andy Fielding
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 276 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/14

daveclarke5 - AltLd - 15/Apr/14

I lead second pitch - brilliant
helenstuart - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Mike

lead both pitches
mikestr555 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

Dave Latimer - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/14

Chris wilson - Lead - 13/Mar/14 with Vicky

Hanky - Mar/14 with Brian/Simon/Dave/Angus

Mackinclimb - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/14

Seconded first pitch, tried lead of second pitch but tired and stopped.
pdamann - 2nd - 16/Feb/14 with Ed Russell

Led p1
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 10/Feb/14 with Nick Manasseh

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/14 with Simen

mikealexpayne - AltLd - 2014

A Mountain Journey - 2014

nacnud - AltLd - 27/Dec/13 with Ewan Panter

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Dec/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/13

Multi Pitch
adamsandy1 - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/13

The best flake crack I've climbed. Gaz led 1st and I took the second. Climbed as a three
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/13 with Tom doyle, Gary Mitchell

tdoyle - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/13 with ashsleight, Gaz Mitchell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 31/Oct/13

Katya - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/13 with Laura Reading

jacobfinn - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/13 with Jody, jjax

climb.jlr - 2nd - 21/Oct/13 with jacobfinn

jjax - 2nd - 21/Oct/13 with jason

Lou's obsessed!
Tarquin - AltLd - 19/Oct/13 with Louise

Louvet - AltLd - 19/Oct/13 with Tarquin

Tarquin - 2nd - 17/Oct/13 with Louise

Tarquin - AltLd - 14/Oct/13 with Louise

Tarquin - AltLd - 13/Oct/13 with Louise

Tarquin - 12/Oct/13 with Louise

2nd pitch up the awesome flake!
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/13 with JonnyO

bobstones - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Owen Hancock

owenhancock22 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Bob Stones

Hidden - 26/Jun/13

Pitch one (4) Zain Karim lead Pitch two (5) Lead clean onsight
NickyC - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/13 with Zain Karim

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13

Cracking route. Long 1st pitch( my lead) trending left to tree belay stance, easy enough. Emmit led 2nd pitch, not so much of a doddle, the climb round the flake is awesome, big holds and max exposure, good lead. Ab off in two pitches 5m left of route.
wishicud climbHVS - AltLd O/S - 14/May/13 with Emmit the boss Andrews

Great climb, worth the Top 50 in the guide book.
emmit21 - AltLd - 14/May/13 with Tosh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Apr/13

I led P1 Dan P2 beautiful sunny day, really enjoyed the route.
Dave Toseland - AltLd - 17/Apr/13 with Dan, Fred

Chubbard - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Michael

Theeni - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Jo Prichard

In one pitch. Nice
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Claire

Multipitch, abseil descent. Amazing climb - energetic on the layback flake especially whislt clipping!
Hotcake - Lead - Mar/13

Will AKA Dave - Lead - Mar/13

first pitch
shazza65 - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/13 with annie rowley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/13

Flake pitch is amazing - and somewhat unexpected on a popular, accessible crag in an area where steep, crimpy routes are the norm.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 05/Jan/13 with Cath Sullivan

ashtond6 - Lead - Jan/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Dec/12

Duncan Hardy - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/12 with Si Burrows

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/12

Tarquin - Lead - 27/Nov/12 with Louise

Louvet - 2nd - 27/Nov/12 with Tarquin

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Nov/12

Hidden - 03/Nov/12

crispyboy - Nov/12

chris smith - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/12

P1 now has two bolts missing and it was run out to begin with. There were teams queing to get on this route.
cactuscratch - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/12

Crowley6969 - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/12 with Ant fitzgerald

Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/12

lead p1. p2 brill.
Jonathan Emett - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/12 with orange robbie

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/12

Shelley_Watson - 2nd - 12/Oct/12 with Stuart Watson

Celia Watson - 2nd - 12/Oct/12 with stuart watson

Pitch 1 is quite nice, but pitch 2 is unreal! Steep, committing climbing on a big, endless flake. Not sure whether I would have had the bottle to lead it, but absolutely amazing climbing.
mattwilk - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/12 with Rich

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/12 with John Nesbitt

Rosie Hutchins - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/12 with Dave Button

i did first pitch of Dedi usba to reach 2nd pitch for ross to lead.much more balanced route.
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/12 with ross garfoot

Super duper...top pitch - once you work out how to 'do' the flake it is cool...a choice climb - neat.
Jeremy Wilton - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Mark Readman

Just pitch 1
DundeeDave - Lead dnf - 03/Oct/12 with Jenny Hare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/12

NeilJC60 - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/12 with Ruiaridh Finlayson, Stuart Watchorn

Andy Fielding - AltLd - 10/Jul/12 with Claire Poppett

hp8g12 - AltLd - Jul/12

Hidden - 13/May/12

great route
mdg skidmore - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/12 with clive dean

Lead both pitches, Kat's first multipitch.
UnkArl - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/12 with Kat, Debbie

Debs - 2nd - 21/Apr/12 with Karl

KatDay - 2nd - 21/Apr/12 with Karl

Andy Fielding - AltLd - 20/Apr/12 with Andy Sanders, Paul Wright

Sandrex - 2nd - 20/Apr/12 with Paul Wright, Andy Fielding

goddamm7 - AltLd - 20/Apr/12 with Sandrex

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/12

Lev - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/12 with Emma Ross

daveyji - Lead - 28/Mar/12 with Linda Williamson

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/12

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 21/Mar/12 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Feb/12

Shuttsie - AltLd - 18/Feb/12 with Andrea Sales

The first pitch is nice, makes you think a bit to find the best/easiest line; but the second pitch is just superb - one of the best pitches I've ever done (so good I did it again straight after so my Uncle could have a go). P1 = Dad P2 = me
UnkArl - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/12 with Dad

Climbed again with my Uncle straight after doing it with my Dad. Pitch 2 is just SO good! P1 = me P2 = Uncle Bill
UnkArl - AltLd β - 10/Feb/12 with Uncle Bill

Connorsgrandad - AltLd - 10/Feb/12 with Karl gregory

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jan/12

Excellent route. I was slightly offroute on pitch 1 (as usual...). Layback pitch unique
FrancescaFord - AltLd - 04/Jan/12 with MN

rovers777 - 2nd - 2012 with gingergeorge

akhutton88 - 2nd - 21/Dec/11 with Cheese

Had to drag Hutts up P2... really good climb!
honourableschoolboy - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/11 with Hutton

4, 5 (led P2)
EllieWoods - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/11 with Jono

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Nov/11

P2 only.
Will Gordon - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Geoff Burton

Found part of the second pitch a bit tricky, moves are not that hard but it feels a bit exposed.
ElBarto - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/11 with Caroline Priston

martin one - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Lucy

lgp81 - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Martin Lennon

SteWatkins - Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/11

ChrisB.19 - Lead - 28/Sep/11

TrishyP - Lead - 28/Sep/11

P1 me, P2 Alan
Rowan Mitchell - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Alan Murray

joscott - 2nd - Sep/11 with Sun and Rock

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/11

gingernick - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Dean Jones

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Al

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Anna

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Steve Goodman

Trevera - Lead - 05/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/11

Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Fiona Mellor

1st Pitch, Phil led 2nd in fading light, abseil in dark, nice view..
fatbuoybazza - Lead - 03/Apr/11 with phil

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/11

definitely worth 3*
krasavenko - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with Morgan Trigg

Really good second pitch up the flake.
rgd1977 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11

beckybray1 - 2nd - 21/Mar/11

onsight leads pitch three (3+) and five (3+) seconded pitch one (4), two (5), four (4)
matjam - AltLd - 13/Mar/11

Loved the top pitch flake!
brianrunner - AltLd - 05/Mar/11 with martina

Great top pitch!
net - 2nd - 04/Mar/11 with George

GPN - Lead - 04/Mar/11 with Annette

Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/11 with Jake

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/11

2 pitches
KDW - AltLd - 12/Jan/11 with David Bagley

solo first pitch and top rope last with help from partners
khmhau - AltLd - 06/Jan/11 with Marc Baldwin, Luke Fuggle

marcb - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/11 with Luke Fuggle, Kevin Hau

Lead pitch 1
Tom Downes - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/10 with Matt Kendal

owb106 - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/10

tomhennigan - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/10 with Oliver Brend

1st pitch only.
embob - Lead - 28/Dec/10 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/10

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/10 with liv_the_div

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 19/Dec/10

TommityP - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/10

Hidden - 21/Nov/10

timcedwards - 2nd - 14/Nov/10 with Andrew Edwards

stvredmond - Lead - 10/Nov/10 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/10

Great moves up the flake.
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd - 07/Nov/10 with Fiona

Good Climb
richardlongfils1986 - 07/Nov/10 with claire morgan

Led pitch 2, lovely lovely climb.
Fiona Reid - AltLd - 07/Nov/10 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10

P1 M. P2 J. Flake is not nearly as intimidating as it appears. Good bit of laybacking and it's all over. Lovely route to get you in the swing of multipitch. Rapped off as the sun was setting.
JimBee - AltLd O/S - Nov/10 with Matt Ellis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/10

me pitch 1, janey pitch 2. a trad head for the top flake is a good thing! scary biscuits.
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/10 with janey

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/10

P2 Excellent top pitch!
JRae - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/10 with L Campbell

Enchained with Via Valencianos
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 15/Apr/10 with Earl Gray Larty

Superb layback
rogerskews - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Nigel Bond

Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Apr/10 with Roger Skews

Series. 50m abseil off.
KevB - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Student x2

Lead the 1st pitch
chri55ie - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Peter Cripps

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10

tincann - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with James Lane

james.lane - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Tom Cann

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/10

only did the first pitch.
Tom Downes - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/10 with Chloe Billingham

Andrewbirkett - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/10

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/10

toby2000 - Mar/10

Seb - 22/Feb/10

Hidden - Feb/10

Hidden - 2010

Led 2nd pitch
John Roe - AltLd - 17/Nov/09 with Justin (Ratty) Burgoyne

Liam FLeming - Lead - 02/Nov/09 with james hayward, karen dalzell

Rich Clague - Lead - Nov/09

Fantastic Climb.
GScot38 - Lead O/S - Nov/09

melville18 - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with claire melville

john_ni - Lead - 06/May/09 with Drew Fell

JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/09 with Jay Jackson and Richard Stemp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/09

matty123 - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Tom Breakell

Alaric - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Neil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/09

Led the 2nd pitch, excellent and well protected pitch.
John Roe - AltLd - 25/Mar/09 with Connor Roe

lead the first pitch
konna - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/09 with John Roe

anyes varenne - AltLd - 06/Mar/09 with suzanne

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/09

barrington1978 - Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/09

Paulww - Lead - 26/Jan/09 with Chris wilson

Nice climbing on the first pitch followed by the fantastic flake on pitch 2.
Chris wilson - AltLd - 25/Jan/09 with Paul

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jan/09

Hidden - Lead - Dec/08

Simon Allcock - AltLd - Dec/08 with Mark

Awesome fun just loved it all the way!!!!
SamStokes - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/08 with Emily Stokes

emilyj - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/08 with Samuel Stokes

snowy owl - Lead - 02/Nov/08 with Rosie Fuller

with Glynn
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Martin Smith, Brian, Nicky, Glynn, Colin

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/08 with Robbie Smyth

TonyP - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Nic

barni - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/08 with james hayward

First pitch only so F4
Dr Rorlasaurus - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/08

tradguy - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/08

Jason Gotel - Lead - Apr/08 with Shiv

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/08

mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/08 with dave tourell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/08

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/08 with Nicky

Chris 1st Pitch, Eefu 2nd pitch
chrisjones199 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/08 with Eefu

hash - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Janette

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Andy W

Andy White - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with DafSWMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/08

roc n run - 2nd - 09/Feb/08 with H

jasonpm - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/08 with Dave, Dave.

auld al - AltLd O/S - Jan/08

led 1st. Good route & situation, watching sunset over Benidorm (surprisingly picturesque!)
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/07 with Bruce

@ndy - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/07

Hidden - Lead - 20/Dec/07

Led 1st pitch, follow 2nd.
kevinknights - AltLd O/S - 09/Dec/07 with Matt

Kev took first pitch, me second.
Matt Bill Platypus - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/07 with Kev

cat22 - AltLd O/S - Dec/07 with Mike

Awesome 2nd pitch. Teaching on Ex Ripon Rock.
Zoomer - 2nd - 16/Nov/07 with Sally Brown, A Student

Lead Pitch 1 (32m, F4). Se Pitch 2 (30m, F5)
ian_tintin - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/07 with Sally Brown

bendurance - AltLd O/S - Nov/07 with JC

DannyK - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Katie

Jakey4060 - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with Tom Silsbury

Hidden - Apr/07

Katex - AltLd - 26/Mar/07 with Simon Edwards

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/07

Wayne S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/06

timharrison - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/06 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/06 with Tim

tapley - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/06 with Alison Tapley

Peter Swift - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with seb

DM
Marq - AltLd O/S - 28/Nov/06 with Daniel Dennehy

Boogs - Lead - 23/Nov/06 with Paulo

Ld both pitches
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/06 with Chris Moor

Nick led the first pitch, we both led the second
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 18/Nov/06 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/06

Rich led P1, I led p2
CJE - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/06 with Richard Merrell

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/06

Hidden - TR dog - 27/Sep/06

Tim P1, Huw P2.
timstyles - AltLd O/S - 08/May/06 with Huw Howells

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/05

Fantastic natural feature
steve mee - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/05 with Mich Mee

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/05

Fantastic
JWB - AltLd O/S - Oct/05 with Lucy Adams

Ramon Marin - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/05 with Gavin Lim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/05

timharrison - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/05 with Dominic Holdem

GrahamUney - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/02 with Olivia Abbott

Howard J - 2nd - 23/Feb/02 with Rachel James

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 2002

Tarquin - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - Dec/00

Howard J - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/00 with Rob Dixon

tjekel - 1998

Nick Biven - Apr/94

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Voting
Total votes cast 93
hard 5+0 of 47
5+2 of 47
easy 5+17 of 47
hard 511 of 47
516 of 47
easy 51 of 47
hard 4+0 of 47
4+0 of 47
easy 4+0 of 47
3 Stars39 of 46
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Style of ascent

Lead105 of 276 (38.0%)
Followed37 of 276 (13.4%)
Toproped2 of 276 (0.7%)
Alt Leads112 of 276 (40.6%)
Unknown20 of 276 (7.2%)

'Climbed'119 of 276 (43.1%)
clean O/S150 of 276 (54.3%)
clean β1 of 276 (0.4%)
clean rpt3 of 276 (1.1%)
dogged1 of 276 (0.4%)
dnf2 of 276 (0.7%)