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E1 5b in new guide.

FA. C.Pound 13.8.78 13/Aug/1978

Hidden 20/Sep 2nd rpt
arthur_de_briton 19/Sep Lead
with cat mckenna
arthur_de_briton 05/Sep Lead
with cat mckenna
MD 01/Aug 2nd

A lot of 5b moves on this but really well protected.

with Mark H
Didymus 18/Jul 2nd dog
with Paul
Ramon Marin 23/May Lead O/S

wet, felt desperate, had a harder time on this than the E5 in the leap

with viki harvey
sheelba 16/May TR

Both of us failed miserably to lead it, as below hard, sustained and brutal

with Kevin
gripped01 16/May 2nd
with Jim Jarvis
mike lawrence? 08/Apr Lead
with Metal
elliptic 05/Apr Lead O/S
with Tom R.
Nick1812P 05/Apr 2nd O/S

In approach shoes.

with Tom A
Teappleby 05/Apr Lead dog

I'm pretty sure I had sun stroke by this point...

PaulTanton 03/Apr 2nd O/S
with Dennis Gleeson
Sam4242 21/Sep/14 Lead
BenTiffin 24/Aug/14 2nd

Mmm. Typical gnarly 5b jamming crack.

with Bob Currie, Dan Robinson
partz 17/Aug/14 Lead dog

Holy shit. How is this 5b? Would say its more 5c. Good logical line though

CLyus 17/Aug/14 2nd


with Leah H, partz
Hidden 17/Aug/14 2nd dog
LucasHarazin 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
matt.woodfield 22/Jun/14 Lead dog
steve_gibbs 15/Jun/14 Lead dnf
with Ollie Stevens
SHONAJONES 26/May/14 2nd O/S
Gingerdarren 04/May/14 Lead O/S
with tom blight
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd O/S
Cardi 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Well gnarly. Brutal for HVS!

with Andy F
Stuart Johnston 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S


adam 24 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
hutchay 19/Apr/14 Lead dog

Very hard work, fell after I panicked and dropped gear.

with Beth Kendrick, Matt Hutch
Pathological_Climber 18/Apr/14 2nd
Oliver Tilbury 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
will_benfold 12/Apr/14 Lead dnf

Lowered off a couple of nuts - wasn't enjoying it and didn't fancy committing to some beefy moves on slimy holds!

gjd 27/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Hutch
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone 11/Aug/13 2nd β
hands solo 05/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
khalidq 06/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Ian Lau
Ed morris 03/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Adam Bevan
Hidden 02/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Alice Thompson 02/Jul/13 2nd O/S
dan gibson 02/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with alice thompson
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Glyn Davidson 05/May/13 Lead dog

Rested on gear half way

Hidden 05/May/13 2nd dog
riddle 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Derek
RKirke 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/13 TR
hutchay 31/Mar/13 2nd

Was raaly very pumped seconding this, didn't fall though which was good - felt harder than HVS.

with Tom
Hidden 31/Mar/13 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 31/Mar/13 Lead RP

Froze up in sub zero conditions on the first attempt!

with Roy Thomas
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Thunderthighsontheloose 29/Mar/13 2nd
Anthony Dixon 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Alan
Alan Dixon 24/Feb/13 2nd
Cailean Harker 01/Jan/13 Lead O/S
nickstephens 21/Sep/12 Lead O/S
gg4419 21/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Nick
Kirill 26/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Clean lead this time.

with Joshua Richardson, Graham Dolman
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd RP
Jonners 18/Aug/12 2nd dog

Very sustained

Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 13/Aug/12 2nd O/S
robin_hackney 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Si
nickdonohue ?/Aug/12 Lead
with Emma Grant
Paul Robertson 28/Jul/12 Lead rpt

Worth a star

with Rob
Stanners 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Found this a real struggle but well worth a star!

with Paul Robertson, Mark Davis
Ed morris 24/Jun/12 Lead rpt

put the beast to bed

with Dickon
steve.warrington 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Sally Haines
Bry 04/Jun/12 2nd β
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Leelogs 02/Jun/12 2nd

Thoroughly enjoyed the fight and realised my jamming technique is getting better!

with Pagan
dj hannaford 13/May/12 Lead O/S

First E1 was amazing :D

with Jasper
JamieSparkes 07/May/12 Lead O/S
with PaulG
pembrokeshirecaver 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Sustained but not particularly desperate. Great rest in niche at half height.

with Martin
tobydunford 08/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Rachel Slater 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S

hard for hvs!

Chi Cheng 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
LardClimber 02/Oct/11 2nd
Dibdawg 01/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Miguel Marra
annetweddell 29/Aug/11 Lead
with Tony
Ketu 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Andy F, Charles II
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Kirill 27/Aug/11 Lead dog
Paul Baxter 27/Aug/11 2nd
with Kirill
tonanf ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with john sun
benchwarmer 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Brutal crack! Just keep chugging on up...

with Konrad
mountain.martin 26/Jun/11 2nd dog

One rest due to damp crack

Hidden 25/Jun/11 2nd rpt
pearson9596 22/May/11 2nd
ian d f 22/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead rpt
belay bunny turned bad 21/May/11 2nd rpt
with loundsy
Hidden 06/May/11 2nd
tomB 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Tim Griffin
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
dj hannaford ??/2011 TR O/S
cheesey959 ??/2011 -

this is an epic climb

Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
Ed morris 04/Sep/10 TR β

After failed lead. Solid at E1

with -martin
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd
Mark Kemball 13/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/10 TR dog
themadbrown 28/Jul/10 2nd dog

stamina-sapping and pumpy

with james
Jams Crwca 28/Jul/10 Lead dog

Yes, caught dogging on a minging crack!

DanH9883 29/May/10 Lead O/S
with Lee
Hidden 08/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Dr Caterpillar 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S

great crack climbing

Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Aaron Lines ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/09 2nd
LC ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs 24/Aug/09 2nd

Excellent. Definitive E1 - burly, should be on Ramshaw!

with Colin Binks
Shauna 15/Aug/09 2nd dog

hard actually!

with Steve
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead dog
feilx 04/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Heather
Sophie Nunn 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Bux 30/May/09 2nd
with Dave Simpson
garywong 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Jayne Jackson
Ed Babs 06/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Hawkins
cem 02/May/09 Lead O/S


david morse 01/May/09 Lead O/S

Well worth doing

with Juan
davidgent ?/May/09 2nd
with Kunal and Jonny
davesimpson ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with charles ramadan
Hidden 28/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
RobRock84 02/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Robin neath
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead
mrtom 05/May/08 2nd dog

Wet, minging and requires jamming - something which I've still to perfect. Very, very glad Mike convinced me he'd rather lead it :)

with Mike Stephenson
stuc ??/2008 2nd
Docent 07/Oct/07 2nd
with stecu
spacey 29/Sep/07 2nd O/S
misskebab ?/Sep/07 2nd

E1 in guide book. Fun, pumpy in places, some jamming. Hope to lead one day.

with Edd Reed
Hidden 20/Jun/07 2nd rpt
SecretSquirrel 20/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Paz 17/Jun/07 2nd β
with TS
Andrew1 28/Apr/07 Lead
with Andy Lewington
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
chris wyatt ??/2007 2nd O/S

Hard jamming (I hate jammng)

with Tucker
janegallwey ??/2007 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/06 Lead dog
hailtryfan ?/Mar/06 TR
NeilGriffiths 31/Aug/05 -
Ramon Marin 06/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Dave Reaney
gonggashan 28/May/05 Lead
with Mike, Elise
Phill Mitch ??/2005 Lead O/S
with wayne
Hidden ??/2005 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 19/Jun/04 TR O/S
with Tim
Hidden 12/Apr/04 Lead
Cowflinger 02/Jun/02 Lead O/S
shoulders 02/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with dai
orb ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S
with ?
Hidden 30/Jul/00 2nd O/S
Billg 29/May/00 2nd
with Roy Ruddle
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
jfletcher 30/May/99 Lead O/S
Roget 26/May/99 Lead O/S
with jon
Rob Kennard ??/1999 -
with Rich White
chris sm 27/Oct/98 Lead dog
mikej 02/May/98 Lead
with Paul Sheridan
nickdonohue 23/Aug/97 Lead
with Dave Chapman
auld al ?/Apr/97 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 28/Mar/91 2nd
with Pete Finklaire, David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/Mar/91 2nd
John Marsland 27/May/90 2nd
with Dave Mould
andy gittins ??/1987 -
keefe 16/Feb/86 -
Mike Owen 30/Apr/83 -
with Alison Simpson, Al Simpson, Elaine Owen
Mark Kemball 24/Apr/83 2nd
with Dave Kenyon
Hidden 28/Dec/82 -
Hidden 02/May/81 Lead
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