Ricochet** E2 5c
[Shaking out on the bottom section of ricochet, 2 kb]A superb climb which leads you on with a lazy lower groove and then smacks you with a savage finishing crack. Start below the open groove and stroll up this to the left-hand of three cracks which sprout from its end. Arrange plenty of gear then attack the crack with everything you’ve got. Traverse right and finish easily above. © ROCKFAX
FA. P.Whillance 2.1.78 02/Jan/1978

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Photo: Shaking out on the bottom section of ricochet © Stefan_Morris
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14

Top crack pumpy but on surprising good holds. Lower half better than it looks too.
tash - 2nd - 31/Aug/14 with ali k

Pippa - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/14 with Jon

Found getting into the groove unexpectedly hard, whereas starting the final crack was unexpectedly easy as the handholds are really good - they soon get worse though, thus earning the grade. A bit pumpy placing fiddly gear at the top of the crack (didn't have the right size cam to stick into the crack so faffed around with the break), easier to just traverse right but the second won't appreciate that!
Misha - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Nic

stevorobs3 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Ian Faulkner

ian d f - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Steve Robinson

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Ben Ochner

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Pulled the block off at the base of the groove, fortunately not hurting too much and no affecting the route.
john lynch - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Lewis Andrew

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 07/May/14 with Justin Timms

Last route of the day, climbed in down jacket over four layers as the wind-driven spray from a fair swell heckled me up. Top crack felt fine, stopped and laced it with gear from reasonable jams and footholds.
Justin T - Lead O/S - 07/May/14 with Rachel

Climbed up and down the crux what must have been three times!! The gear was great, just I felt nervous about landing back on the ledge. Great looking crack from the ab in.
mountain_jay - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Pippa Froggatt

Pippa - 2nd rpt - 05/May/14 with Jamie Thornley

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14

PaulTanton - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/14 with Mark Grist

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/13

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Richard Lade

John Nuttall - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Jon

Nice face climbing into a groove, followed by a cool steep crack.
charles-green - Lead O/S - Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/13

one barn door move on top crack
cooperman - Lead β - 05/Jul/13 with Greg Foster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Will Harris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Alice Thompson - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Michael Porter

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Paul Black

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Too hard the first route of the day, got pumped out and fell
Dennis999 - 2nd dog - 05/May/13 with Remus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Steady for E2 if you can jam.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Dave M

barni - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Oates

irish paul - Lead O/S - 2013 with Sarah Black

dswansonlow - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/12 with jacob loyd

jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/12 with Dougie

mikeshewring - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12

shoulders - Lead β - 10/Aug/12 with mikeshewring

drysori - 2nd - Aug/12 with Dunc

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12

Billg - 2nd - 19/May/12 with Ollie

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with B.Gregory

Also fell off, backed off and rested on some other objectives...
ellis - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Alan Willoner

david morse - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Josh,Nath+Mikey

Stupid foot slip on the crux, on the rope before I knew it.
Luke Brooks - Lead dog - 15/Apr/12 with Glyn Hudson, Konrad Doyle

Glyn - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Luke

2 Falls on the headwall
Oddjob - Lead dog - 07/Apr/12 with Markus

haydng - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/12 with Dave

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/12

Lenny - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/12 with John

Ciro - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Ramon

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with ciaran tracey

Greasy/damp in the finishing crack. Looked for alternative holds mid way, fell off. Reclimbed, committing to the crack. Fine and well protected.
TommityP - Lead dog - 25/Sep/11

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 25/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/11

drysori - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Jon L

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Becca

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

tonanf - AltLd - Aug/11 with john sun

Tomar - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Harry, Rafael

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

Top crack was excellent, not as hard as it looks from below
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Charlotte

Well protected and quite easy for E2 if you find the hidden hold quickly. Direct (well slightly diagonally right) finish from the break is pretty easy and more logical than traversing the break.
mountain.martin - Lead β - 14/Jul/11

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with stefan

Awesome top section!
Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Edmundmorris

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with richard lade

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/11

Potential solo romp for me to the top crack and despite huge anticipation otherwise, fair old romp from there too. Running out from good high gear was the best strategy it would seem
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 27/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/11

Pippa - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Jon

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

good climbing, especially the top crack, which i managed to layback all but one move, where i had to rest, and switch to jamming.
Dan Lane - 2nd dog - 02/Sep/10

frost - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with N Griffiths, D Garry

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 27/Aug/10 with Dave Garry, Simon Frost

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/10 with Loz

savage crack indeed!
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/10 with Al

Cool exposed finishing crack.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Laura Perry, Mikey G

some gear was preplaced
London Luke - Lead - 14/Aug/10 with si Hill

ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 14/Jun/10 with Cocky

adam coxsell - 2nd - 14/Jun/10 with ant

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Mike Gadd

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with James Kay

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10

nick arding - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with rob pitt

Rob Pitt - 2nd - 24/May/10 with Nick Arding

nick arding - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with rob pitt

El had given up by then, so had to top rope it.
Adam Booth - TR - 22/May/10

Richard Hall - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Adam M

TiffTiff - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Crazy Tom, Phil

Seymore Butt - 2010

cymjt - 2010

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Andy Reeve

pleased to get this clean - ish. although I'll confess to a bit of a tight rope.
Shauna - 2nd - 15/Aug/09 with Steve

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Owen Davies

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

DafSWMC - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Chris Wyatt

A 'go for it' move nearly had me doubting.
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Daf

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/09

Shauna - 2nd dog - 24/May/09 with Jules

Bad choice of warm up, cold and damp and hung around on crux for too long putting gear in....doh...
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 18/May/09 with James Humble

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/09

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/08

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2008 with A. Howarth

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2008

Ooooooooh,hard work, 8m whipper after running out crux, oops
irish paul - Lead dog - 04/Nov/07 with Steinar

Docent - Lead dog - 06/Oct/07 with stecu

feilx - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Heather

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/07

Very good. Well worth doing
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Dave Taylor

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 28/May/07 with Rebecca Holland

Beckholland - 2nd dog - 28/May/07 with Dan_Carroll

Rob Kennard - 2007

RichS-Bristol - 2007

haydng - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rob

Billg - Lead O/S - 2007

Neil Ireson - Lead - 20/Jul/06 with Jane

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/06

chris j - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with James & Doug

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Apr/06

The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - Apr/06 with Fiend

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

belay bunny turned bad - 2006

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2006

Brown - 2nd - 30/Jul/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd - 22/May/05 with Tuffty Nick

Bella - 2nd O/S - 17/May/05 with Helen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/05

daveayton - Lead O/S - 2005

a_radiohead_fan - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

shouting "awesome dude" at the top to make sarah feel at home!
GuyM - 2005 with jim

alex_th - 2nd - 09/Apr/04 with Tim Riley

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/01

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2001 with Andy

dickypips - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/00

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

John Southworth - Lead O/S - May/99 with Stone Elworthy

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - Aug/98 with Robin

superb, my first E2
nickdonohue - Lead - 24/Aug/97 with Caley Latham, Dave Chapman

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/97

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Jun/97 with Stewart Lancaster

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Hidden - 2nd - May/96

Andy Say - Lead - 14/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/93

whispering nic - Lead - Aug/93 with Graham Iles

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 24/Jul/93 with Lewis Grundy

innes - Lead O/S - Aug/92 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/91 with jon

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/91

steve taylor - Lead - May/91 with steve kerr

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/90 with Will (S. Williamson)

jasper11 - 1990

Hidden - 30/May/89

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 24/Mar/89 with George MacIntyre

Hidden - Lead - 1989

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 19/Sep/87 with Doré Green

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/87

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Feb/87

andy gittins - 1987

keefe - 18/Feb/86

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/85

given HVS at the time
John Marsland - Lead - 27/May/85 with George Shaw

shark - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/85 with Triss Kenny

shark - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/85 with Steve Aisthorpe

Neil R - 2nd - 07/Apr/85 with Mark

tapley - 2nd - 26/Apr/84 with John Sumner

Mike Owen - 08/Apr/83 with Lew Brown, Elaine Owen

Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Mar/83 with Simon Yates

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 10/Apr/82 with Mike Butler, Andy Wild

Hidden - 2nd - 1982

Hidden - 1982

steve L - Lead O/S - 1982

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jan/78

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