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Ghost Ship*** E3 5c

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45m. A magnificent route up groovy rock. The protection is good, after the start, but the climbing is steep and sustained until you get to the headwall. Start on a ledge right of the recess and traverse left to reach the left-hand of two grooves above the pool. Contort up the groove to reach a wide crack, follow this then traverse right and up across the steep wall. Step around the juggy arete, in a superb position, into another groove. Climb this and the bulge above with difficulty. Finish more easily up the razor sharp headwall. © ROCKFAX
P Littlejohn 11/May/1978

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This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Ali Kennedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

V fun but with a wet tricky crux. Thought I was going to have to do a full-on-rescue to retrieve my in-situ second.
quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14

bigie bob - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd dog - 25/Aug/13 with Adam Booth

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Quality route, Amazing!
Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Edmundmorris

Pure class, expecting the top section to be as good as the first half would just be greedy!
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with stefan

Amazing. Very greasy but with some traditional skills it was fine!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Ollie B

Tide came in soon after we started. I got a bit wet on belay ledge, so leader (Hugh) had to belay at top of initial groove. I then hurriedly did first few moves in trainers, to escape advancing sea. Groove above was greasy and wet. Move around arete was superb. I found bulge (crux?) was difficult and strenuous. Memorable!
gravity - 2nd dog - 26/May/13 with Hugh Thomas

Had to belay 30 foot up the route as the sea was big. Adam got wet! Brilliant route...
colesy - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Adam Mullholland

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Emma Twyford

drysori - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with matt

afternoon sun coinciding with lowish tide required
Johnny Baker - 2013

Brilliant route.
dav - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Gill B

burto - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12 with hertha

very greasy start made it interesting. Great route
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with rich

andrew sandercock - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Mark A

markalmack - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12 with andrew sandercock

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/12

EagerAndy - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/11

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Charles Moreton

Brilliant, and not as sustained as the guidebook would have you believe.
cem - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Chris Parson

Great climbing, slight shame about the rambly top but it didn't bother me at the time! Best E3 I've done maybe.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Mike

Superb with a very hard crux bulge. Only just made it.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')

mwatson - 2011 with thomasadixon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

datoon - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10

soph - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Dan McManus

Great route - not as continuously sustained as the guide makes out.
Tim M - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 30/May/10 with cheesesarnie

irish paul - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Andy F

Down climbed as it was wet.
Paz - Lead dnf - 13/Apr/09 with R?

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Al

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Dave Taylor

feilx - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Mike Soldner

haydng - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rob

Initial groove and crack was wet, I probably went right a little early. Oops :)
Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Steve

Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/06 with C Godfrey

Awesome route, nice steep, airy moves and the route just keeps going. Not bad first E3 as all hard moves are well protected.
Chad123 - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Huw

Gus - Lead β - 29/May/05 with andi elizabeth turner

Billg - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/03

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/98

sadams - Lead O/S - 02/May/98 with John Boyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/98

Si Clapham - Lead - 1998 with Moggs

Hidden - 2nd - 1995

Dave Rumney - 2nd - 1994

Hidden - 28/May/89

steve L - Lead - 19/Jun/88 with Clive Curle

andy gittins - 1988

Mike Owen - 22/Apr/84 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1982

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Style of ascent

Lead39 of 60 (65.0%)
Followed16 of 60 (26.7%)
Unknown5 of 60 (8.3%)

'Climbed'13 of 60 (21.7%)
clean O/S42 of 60 (70.0%)
clean β1 of 60 (1.7%)
clean rpt1 of 60 (1.7%)
dogged2 of 60 (3.3%)
dnf1 of 60 (1.7%)