Ferdinand*** E2 5b

Rockfax Description
A classic Joe Brown jamming-crack. Steep, powerful and intimidating! Start by walking up the left-hand side of the crag until level with the base of the route. Traverse in along a terrace 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, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Cracks And Corners To Greatness, WideBoyz Crack School.

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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Gareth Hooson

Fragmod - Lead - 27/Jun/15

Excellent. I love jamming but the thin-hands crux was still 5c in my opinion. A grade harder than the Grond.
Tubs - Lead - 27/May/15 with Tim C

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/May/15

God I wish I could climb this! Hardest '5b' I've done in years and can't remember the last time I had to hang on the rope as much as this. Definitely not my style.
Alison Cairns - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/15 with anna

mike mo - 2015

mike mo - 2015

jcw - 2015

Nice crack climbing, quite featured and not as bad as I thought it was going to be
Glyn - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/14 with Amy, Trystan

Superb. Well worth seeking out.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Helen

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/14

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Anna

Still a bit midgy but the best day for this. Helena cruised it and I made a mess but great fun. Plenty of splendid jamming going on and once you find the right feet placements they are awesome moves
Sardien - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/14 with Helena Robinson

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

chrisallan - 2nd dog - 17/Jul/14

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

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

Nick Biven - 2014

Hidden - 2nd dog - Sep/13

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 - 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

hervenuttall - 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

Marcus - 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

Every conceivable method of jamming known to man, this climb has it all! I have never been so pumped in my life!!!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 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
uphillnow - 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 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/78 with Elaine Watson, Brian Jones

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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