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Cracked Actor*** E2 5b

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[cracked actor, 2 kb]27m. A superb pitch up the thin right-to-left slanting crack system that sprouts from low down on Aladdinsane. Well protected on the hard section. © ROCKFAX
FA. Alan Evans, Dave Parker 1976. Previously aided.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 278 logbooks, and on 30 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/14

lissymanners - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Chris Reid

danm - 2nd - 27/Jul/14 with Dan Arkle

amccann - 2nd - 01/Jul/14

Climbed it terribly, sweaty, slow, pumped. . .
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Alex McCann

Nick Clement - 2nd - 15/Jun/14 with Paul Figg

tsl42 - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/14 with Gaz Hooson, Lizzy

Boom. Sent it finally. Runners galore.
BigTone - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Nick Verney

awsome
john lynch - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Joe Holden

climbalive - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with mike norbury

Frank the Husky - 2014

rob.grafton - 2014

Bob - 2014

ejected - 2014

mike mo - 2014

silly dog in the middle, nowhere near as classic it is dubbed
ashtond6 - Lead - 23/Nov/13

alp79 - 2nd - 23/Nov/13 with Jonny Ashton

Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Rachel Antill

Great route. It was more like Elvis than Bowie for me though...
manwithacam - Lead - 13/Oct/13 with Alan

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/13 with Woody

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13

Justin Shiels - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Chris

foostu4 - Lead dog - 26/Sep/13

Had a rest on gear after crux - Pussy! Over-gripping perhaps?
yarbles - Lead dog - 29/Aug/13 with Francis

Danny Crump - 2nd - 28/Aug/13 with Ben Humphris

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/13

Feels like Mother Careys
david morse - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with chris todd

DaveAtkinson - Lead dnf - 04/Aug/13 with M.Lawton

ben8522 - Lead - Aug/13

Felt very low in the grade, possibly a couple of 5c moves but gear is bomber all the way. Wouldn't have complained at E1.
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/13 with Dan Gyi

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/13

Andrew1 - Lead - 28/Jul/13 with Hulda

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/13

Failed on the lead. Didnt know where crux was so only had one piece of gear heading into crux. Messed the move up and at same time kicked gear out. Managed to hang on and place more gear, lowered off. Seconded clean no probs. Lessons- if it feels thin don't ignore a gear placement; if a crack is going right to left climb on the left of it not the right, doh!!
Lessworkmoreclimbing - 2nd - 03/Jul/13 with Kev

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Joe Mann, Nick Valente

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/13

Awesome climb! found it very sustained, fingers didnt fit in a few cracks. Bomber gear definately 5c for me...
scott quinn - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

Tom.Priestley - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/13 with Scott Quinn

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

erictant - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13 with Ian, Paul

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with Niall

joeflan - Lead O/S - 20/May/13

CJSuttz - 2nd O/S - 20/May/13 with DMU Climbing

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 17/May/13 with Ellen Spencer

liam.ashton - Lead O/S - May/13

shunt-Repeat
beds74 - 23/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/13

Hidden - TR rpt - 03/Apr/13

Charlie Zephyr Booth - 2013 with tim millen

adie84 - 2013

Repeat. Rained.
beds74 - TR - 17/Nov/12

pretty cool climbing, bit polished but otherwise nice and spicy
Paul Tanner - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

direct start
ewen - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with soupy

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Oct/12

Awsome!!!
arrang - Lead RP - 12/Oct/12

well done to my little bro for only resting once on 2nd.
samrad - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/12 with david (bro)

First E2 Lead!!
Chrismoore94 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

Mackinclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/12

Superb, so hot in the sun, great moves with bomber gear!
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Alice du Preez

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/12

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

Really good! Much less pumpy than I'd expected - the route was full of amazo finger locks and good but small footholds. Small fingers a definite advantage!
climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Andy

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge

My fingers didn't fit in the crack :( made for some long moves and high feet. cool
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Rachel Slater

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jul/12

Great route, sustained but well protected. Felt like it had a 5c move and lots of 5b moves.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12 with John Brannock

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/12

cox - Lead β - 16/Jun/12

petekeron - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Dickon Morris

Dickon151 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Peter Keron

guy757 - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/12

riddle - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12 with Keith Jones

I've been wanting to do this one for a while, It didn't disappoint!
MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 11/May/12 with Woody

Bob Windsor - AltLd - 02/May/12 with Harry Salisbury

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Andrew (bing), Stuart Paton

foostu4 - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Gus McKendrick

gw3285 - 2nd - 28/Apr/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

samrad - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/12 with james G

efrance24234 - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/12

gb05 - Lead rpt - 15/Jan/12 with Adam Mackintosh

aerobiee - Lead dog - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

done this a couple of times on 2nd. definitely time to give it a go on lead.
Jelly - 2nd O/S - 2012

Spanner - 2nd - 16/Nov/11 with tom keaveny

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/11 with verity

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/11

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Mike

Sustained good lead by beds
J1PEF - 2nd - 06/Nov/11 with beds

Sustained well protected climbing. More like e1 gear maybe e2 for the if you can hang around to place. To quote my strong 2nd (who did pull on a quick draw...but which 2nd?) you had to engineer your rests on that one.
beds74 - Lead - 05/Nov/11 with David gracie, Jon Peffer

gw3285 - 2nd - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

gb05 - Lead β - 29/Jun/11 with Ben Robinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - 2nd dog - 30/May/11 with will9911

petegunn - Lead - 29/May/11 with Davina

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Been on my list for ages. Given 5b on here and described in the guide as 'low in the grade'??? I was in gale force winds, but to me it made Regent Street feel like a walk-in! Top, top quality climbing, unrelenting, tenuous, technical and pumpy. Phew-eeee! Buzzzzin :)
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Excellent climb, no move harder than 5b if you can finger jam but lots of interest all the way. Took the longest on the 5a move on the E1 bit of the route! Rock a bit snappy near the top, maybe should have moved left...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/11 with Sam

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/11

Exodus - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

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

djprepie - 2nd dog - 03/May/11 with John

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/11

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with dad

Graham Iles - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Neil Cooper

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

1st trad lead of the year and just back from Sport trip - felt steady away.
cooperman - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Graham Iles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Si

Hidden - 2011

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 2011 with max

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Very comfortable second.
chipdidychip - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/10 with dan miller

Brilliant and sustained and for me easy 5c but not 5b.
simon1965 - Lead - 08/Oct/10

ran out of steam both times I tried
mbambi - Lead dog - 24/Sep/10 with will williamson

JYates - 2nd - 17/Sep/10 with Paul Coxon

maria85 - 2nd O/S - Sep/10 with Gareth

j_turner023 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Craig spence

Great climb, very safe, absolutely bomproof wires all the way, really nice moves.
greenroom - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Harrington Melhuish

Superb and sustained climbing
Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Chris Michalak

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Johan

johang - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/10 with Ali Brash

A great pitch!
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Paul Farrish

Pulled the ropes after Loz had done his fall practice, that was scarier than the climbing. Did a right hand variation at the top.
Shaw Brown - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with Loz

gr8 route route very sustained
Dale - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

daveclarke5 - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Andy

what a great route!!!!!!
samrad - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/10 with micky

Compo - Lead dog - 04/Apr/10 with Kev Faux

Leelogs - 2nd - 14/Mar/10 with Chris

KMoeckell - 2nd - Mar/10 with Tom Kingston

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Feb/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Joe Holden lead
David Woods - 2nd - 2010 with Joe Holden

Climbed in the impending gloom after work - finished with minutes to spare before nightfall.
DSM - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/09 with Andy Gittins

a13x - 2nd - 23/Sep/09 with James Stokes

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Sep/09

tmawer - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with chris wilson

Chris wilson - 2nd - 16/Aug/09 with Tony

fallingrocks - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Mike "Oz" Osmund

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/09

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Sion

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Jul/09

khawk - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with DT&RT

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/09

elegant cheddar - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/09 with adam hughes

sustained 5b climbing. No real crux, just good climbing.
akhughes - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Emma Hughes

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/May/09

John Pickles - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/09

cem - Lead rpt - 17/May/09 with Steve Gould

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/May/09

DavidR - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/May/09

one fall due to a hold breaking gets E2 5c in the rockfax guide
John Pickles - Lead - 29/Apr/09 with Kieran Hodgson

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Apr/09

Hot and sweaty, stopped to take my fleece off!Plus did Lonely wall E1 o/s lead which doesn't exist on this site but does in Lancashire rock
mbambi - Lead dog - 14/Apr/09

petegunn - Lead - 12/Apr/09 with Davina,Matt&Steve

GPN - Lead - 07/Apr/09 with Annette

net - 2nd - 07/Apr/09 with George

Felt under pressure as it was going dark!
Shaw Brown - Lead - 31/Mar/09 with Loz and Philippa

Tom Phillips - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09 with leo

spam - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/09 with Esther Seddon

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

Jo seconded in fell walking boots, crazy bastard!
Spence22 - Lead O/S - 2009 with Jo

Shaw Brown - TR - 12/Oct/08

tomhull - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08 with adam noble

GPN - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/08 with Simon

derico - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Cal

steven - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Brian Hull

nutty_didz - 2nd - 22/Aug/08 with Herve Nuttall

Hidden - TR - 16/Aug/08

very very nice, hard for english teck 5b, more 5c
nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/08 with Didier Nuttall

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08

Shaw Brown - Lead - 08/Jul/08 with Loz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08

First clean E2 seconding
simonfife - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Simon (LCCC)

Diggler - Lead dog - 07/Jun/08

Trobbo - 2nd - 22/Apr/08 with andy ??

Tom Phillips - Lead - 04/Apr/08 with dick

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08 with John Bramwell

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/08

Did the e3 finish! woops
TomKingston - Lead - 27/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

ewen - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

had a rest in middle of tough 6m section
wheelo - 2nd dog - 22/Sep/07 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07

alaan - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Grant

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Apr/07

climber130887 - 2nd - 21/Apr/07 with dan mathewmann

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

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/07

TomKingston - 2007

middlevern - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with Mike Blood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 03/Aug/06 with Jeb

Andy Chubb - TR - 30/Jul/06 with Bill Wheeler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 27/May/06 with Martin Hore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Mar/06

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/06

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jun/05

datoon - Lead O/S - 31/May/05 with DS

Phill Mitch - Lead β - 2005 with dave

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2005 with various

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 08/Oct/04 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/04

Justin Tracey - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Dan Hinton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/04

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/04 with gary wood

Shaw Brown - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/03 with Craig

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/03

John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Aug/02

cem - Lead O/S - 31/May/02 with James Gregory

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/02

Got benighted
Dave Westby - Lead dnf - 2002 with Rob Lewis

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2002

2 rests
John Marsland - Lead dog - 27/Aug/01 with Ant Williams

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

alpinismo.uk - Lead dnf - 2000

craig h - Lead O/S - May/98 with Janet Hannah

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/97

Jody - Lead O/S - Jul/97 with WW

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/95 with jon

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 21/Aug/94 with Dee Herbert

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Aug/94

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/94

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/94

NeilGriffiths - 1994 with Duncan

neilh - 1994

super route
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - Jul/92 with Alan Holden

Date a guess.
andy farnell - Lead O/S - 1992 with Jerry

PeteCheung - Lead - 1992 with Bill

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 1992 with Martin Doyle

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/91

whispering nic - Lead - 21/Jul/91 with noj

nige - Lead - Jun/91 with bryan pearson

jim robertson - Lead β - 1990 with Flute. G Coverdale.

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/89

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/89 with Tim Newton

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1989 with derek johnson

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/May/88

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1988 with Phil Delthwaite

JamieAyres - 2nd RP - Aug/85 with Graham Aveyard

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1983 with Andy Cianchi

ewar woowar - Lead - 1983

Hammy - AltLd - 02/Jun/82 with Mark Lowe

Hammy - AltLd - 10/May/80 with Rob Lawson

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1979 with Dorothy Bogg, John Bogg

Mike Owen - 13/Sep/78 with Pete Craig

Hidden - Lead - 1976

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jul/69

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Voting
Total votes cast 210
hard E30 of 82
E30 of 82
easy E32 of 82
hard E24 of 82
E265 of 82
easy E29 of 82
hard E11 of 82
E11 of 82
easy E10 of 82
hard 5c0 of 58
5c2 of 58
easy 5c35 of 58
hard 5b13 of 58
5b8 of 58
easy 5b0 of 58
hard 5a0 of 58
5a0 of 58
easy 5a0 of 58
3 Stars66 of 70
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Style of ascent

Lead159 of 278 (57.2%)
Followed88 of 278 (31.7%)
Toproped5 of 278 (1.8%)
Alt Leads5 of 278 (1.8%)
Unknown21 of 278 (7.6%)

'Climbed'104 of 278 (37.4%)
clean O/S118 of 278 (42.4%)
clean β7 of 278 (2.5%)
clean rpt19 of 278 (6.8%)
clean RP2 of 278 (0.7%)
dogged23 of 278 (8.3%)
dnf5 of 278 (1.8%)