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Ferdinand** E2 5b

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A classic Joe Brown jamming-crack. Steep, powerful and intimidating, brill. 10m. Wander a little higher up the hillside to the left of the crag and walk along a good ledge to a flat spot beneath the steep corner and crack. Leave the ledge via a boulder problem and climb the corner for a few metres until a hard move right gains the crack. Let the battle commence! © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks, Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Chris Allan

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Debbie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/14

Nick Biven - 2014

soph - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Lindy Smith

On my birthday with my mates, great day.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Rameau, Nick Smith

Holy crap! Not a good warm-up when you feel lacking in energy to begin with. Fell low down but came back to the no hand rest in the corner, then fell once more one move from the jugs. So awkward and steep. Amazing climbing though!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead dog - 26/Jul/13 with James Turnbull, Bubbles

jamesturnbull - 2nd - 25/Jul/13 with duncan

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/13

Excellent, pumpy climbing but never too hard. Could do with being about 40 meters longer
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Stuart Lancaster

There are loads of e3's easier than this.
ian caton - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Abi

guy757 - AltLd - 27/May/12

3 falls
dan ely - Lead dog - 23/Jul/11 with steve

Stunning climbing, over far too quickly. Was a bit wet but it didn't detract in the slightest. Safe as you like and a gift at E2... old-school jamming routes are supposed to be hard for the grade, not upgraded!
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Felix

feilx - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Jake

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Helen Pitt

Rory Shaw - 2011

Downclimbed.Very tricky. Tops off for power not a decisive advantage today. Will be back soon cos I love this stuff.
mynyddresident - Lead dnf - 13/Oct/10 with ben

classic struggle. bring plenty of big wires and determination. Joe Brown=legend
david morse - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with siobhan, chris todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - 30/Aug/10

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Sam D

Interesting introduction to difficult jamming...
sam820 - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/10 with Ewan Russell

Uphill but great gear
harold walmsley - Lead - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/10

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with matt b

Hidden - 2010

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

Thrashed my way up this. Must have fallen at least 5 times. Great route though. Must come back for more when my hands have healed!
climbingrev - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/09

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - 18/Apr/09

first pitch
Renegade_Pony - 2nd - 15/Apr/09 with barni

Seymore Butt - 2009

Fortunately was in the shade on a roasting day, or would not have got up it. Is in the shade until early afternoon on the summer.
Tim M - Lead - 31/May/08 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 31/May/08 with cheesesarnie

Hidden - 2008

Had to use Cam as point on aid in start of crack on second pitch,well pumpy climb.
ritchierich - AltLd dog - 05/Nov/06 with Phil Taggart

shoulders - Lead - 21/Jul/06 with chrisevans

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with John Williams

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/06 with Graham Doig

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Mar/02

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/99 with Dave the Leg

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/94

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/91

Home from home, just like being on a grit crack
David Smith - Lead - Oct/85 with Brian barker

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 1984 with Clare

mikej - 2nd - 04/Jun/80 with The Puerile Ticker

I have pencilled 'very strenuous' beside the guidebook description to this route.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 01/May/80 with Chris Astill (Shilling Rabbit)

Mike Owen - 17/Jun/78 with Elaine Watson

Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/77 with Paul Clark

Probably took 3 attempts over a period of years to get up this - really hard jamming!
petemeads - Lead - 1977

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Total votes cast 38
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 55 (1.8%)
Lead30 of 55 (54.5%)
Followed11 of 55 (20.0%)
Alt Leads5 of 55 (9.1%)
Unknown8 of 55 (14.5%)

'Climbed'24 of 55 (43.6%)
clean O/S22 of 55 (40.0%)
clean rpt1 of 55 (1.8%)
dogged6 of 55 (10.9%)
dnf2 of 55 (3.6%)