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Kyrie Eleison*** A1

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[Tom on Kyrie Eleison, 1 kb]60m. The longest roof climb in the Peak and a fun introduction to aid climbing as it is fully bolted. From the back right corner of the cave, climb into a niche then follow the fixed gear across the undulating roof, even downhill in places until Thormen's is joined. Lower off at the lip. Great wet weather sport. Be aware that if you let your belay ropes dangle to the floor of the cave, people will walk all over them. can be done in a couple of hours. FFA. Dream on! © ROCKFAX
FA. Bob Dearman, K Bridges, Bob Toogood 1972. The first ascent was spread over three days though with all the gear in place the route can be done in a couple of hours. FFA. Dream on!

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This climb is in 48 logbooks, and on 22 wishlists.

First aid climb. Being a roof found it very strenuous, and at points whilst doing the leading and cleaning it felt hard. On lead there are few big steps and pulls, and a fairly technical rope crux. I really ache now!
fifth - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Dave

Finally we completed the challenge of doing the route in the dark after work. 6.5 hours finishing at 4am to celebrate with a bottle of very cold ale on the floor of the cave!now its done I won't be rushing back!
jon_gill1 - AltLd β - 06/Dec/13

managed to get to the second belay at 1.30am but decided we needed some kip before work so went home....to be completed.
jon_gill1 - AltLd dnf - 20/Nov/13 with chris Lyness

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

Yes, didn't enjoy it quite as much at the time due to difficulties with releasing tension from one sling to the other when traversing, but in retrospect it was good fun and a fine adventure for a rainy day. Won't be repeating the route any time soon though...
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/13 with Moritz Lesserman

we went up after work to try it out and all led to the first chains.looking forward to doing the whole route!
jon_gill1 - Lead dnf - 30/Oct/13 with ross garfoot, chris Lyness

esther - Lead - Aug/12

Jim Slater - AltLd - 01/Jan/12 with Trevor

Hidden - 07/Nov/11

Good company. Good mucky messing, Two pitches and lots of spectators; and a dog.
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 28/Oct/11 with Dom, Adam

quality day out. Swinging around with plenty of spectators. Bonus fininshed before it was dark! Found that there were 2 big reaches to retrive gear, wish I had a sky hook for them. completed in 6hrs ish brilliant
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Sep/11

Good banter. Gear is sound as you like, none of the bolts blew! Best served with a Bombay Bad Boy Pot noodle!
tskelhon - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/11 with John_Warner

Tamati - 12/Jun/11

First aid climb, found it pretty physical although it got easier as I got going. The other pair finished at 11pm!
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 11/Jun/11 with Jane Rigby

This Aid climbing malarky is knackering. It took us hours and we finally finished in the dark at 11pm. Interesting experience to say the least.
disturbed_one51 - AltLd - 11/Jun/11 with Will Ward

JRigby - AltLd - Jun/11

andrusht84 - 07/May/11 with gary binns

rikbattye - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/10

ACE :D Though bit of a epic to say the least, getting lost mid roof and then reverse aiding back to do the exact correct line in the centre of the roof and then finishing way after dark, but a good experience on a wet day!
Graeme Hammond - Lead - 20/Mar/10 with Andy Winter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 16/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

howlingbaboon - Solo RP - 28/Nov/09

Spent 10 hours on this route, what an epic!
Harry Thorpe - 2nd dnf - 23/Jul/09 with Phil, Em

Got to the first ab point and bailed - my abs were pumped! Great fun on a wet day, hilarious random guys turned up, skinned up and played tuns in. Boney M, The Specials and The Doors....
bridget143 - Lead dnf - 16/May/09 with Mike Pike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Dan Wicks

Awesome route, first climbing aid route!
riddle - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/07


general - 12/Aug/07 with Rampant

feilx - 2005 with Ian Lovatt

Exhausting
rogerskews - 2nd - 2002 with Steve Walker

with a back rope
frost - Solo - Oct/97

Stoney Boy - AltLd - Jan/97 with Bob Marks

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Nov/96

Very old bolts!
phardman - AltLd - 23/Mar/96 with Mark Incles

nai - Lead - 1992

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 1992 with Pom

Ian McNeill - 1991

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/90

mark-abz - 2nd - 26/Dec/86 with Andy W

shark - 2nd - Mar/85 with Phill Dickens

Not A1 in 1985! At least A3 because of the poor condition of the gear.
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1985

Mark Kemball - Lead - 26/Nov/83 with Martin Askey

L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/83

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Voting
Total votes cast 13
hard A20 of 5
A20 of 5
easy A20 of 5
hard A14 of 5
A11 of 5
easy A10 of 5
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 48 (4.2%)
Lead17 of 48 (35.4%)
Followed9 of 48 (18.8%)
Alt Leads13 of 48 (27.1%)
Unknown7 of 48 (14.6%)

'Climbed'26 of 48 (54.2%)
clean O/S13 of 48 (27.1%)
clean β1 of 48 (2.1%)
clean RP1 of 48 (2.1%)
dogged1 of 48 (2.1%)
dnf6 of 48 (12.5%)