The Grasper*** E2 5c

Rockfax Description
The approach is a little awkward, but the final groove is well worth it. Scramble up a steep vegetated path through the undergrowth to a sloping ledge below the steep wall.
1) 5c, 25m. Climb up a shallow groove to a tiny ledge. Move round the rib on the left to a niche. Pull out left again round a rib, then climb a groove to a small roof. Heave round this then use a crack on the left to move up to a well-positioned stance below the intimidating groove.
2) 5c, 20m. Move right and climb the brilliant and very sustained groove with a hard pull to finish. © ROCKFAX

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What a route. unfortunately we both got it slightly wrong. I lead the 1st pitch felt I was going well had to work abit. Did all the hard moves just one last move to do and somehow got my self into a position I could not get out of. I knew I was off so I jumped for the hold which obviously didn't work and fell. Shud of been a small fall but with brand new skinny ropes ment I fell around 10m. Got on it again and did it fine second go. Tim had the infamous top pitch Super bridging leads to a awkward exit. Tim did the same thing as me on the last hard move he was off. Again a small fall turned into a 10m rope stretch fall new ropes for you. He got on it again and using the arÍte behind him got up it fine. All in all a fun experience
Dale - AltLd dog - Jun/15 with Tim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/15

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/15 with Esther Bott

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

jcw - 2015

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

pmurdy - 2nd - 12/Oct/13 with Mike W

Ended up on valor for last 8m. Leader had a fall and peg snapped on final section. Really fun stuff and a Great climb though!
damob123 - 2nd - 01/Oct/13

Lead P1. P2 less desperate than the guide made out!
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 20/May/13 with Dave Ogden

dave o - AltLd O/S - 20/May/13 with Andy Inglis

Led both pitches.
DavidR - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Holly Adamthwaite

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/13 with rich gentry

Led P1, still flipping mega!
Tom Livingstone - Lead rpt - 16/Nov/12 with Gwen Lancashire

Awesome!! Slightly awkward start but with really good sustained climbing on the face up to the crux crack at the end. Had to sprint the last couple of moves on this to get it without falling as the pump suddenly set it. Very happy to get this clean!
shed_hed - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Dougie Swanson-Low

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/12

Lead P1, stunning route!
owain86 - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Livingstone

Led P2, flipping mega!
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Owain Atkins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12

excting approach, amazing top pitch
david morse - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12

In a one-er!
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Will

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Mike led. I had one rest on the rope in P1
Katex - 2nd - 13/Sep/11 with Mike

myoung - 2nd - 07/Aug/11 with Mat E, Tom Sampson

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

lead 2nd pitch, last climb on a long day felt hard
feilx - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Jake

Led the first pitch. Both pitches felt similar in difficulty, though different in character. Pitch 2 is basically Zukator but with holds! I bet you cant climb this without smiling.
jacobjlloyd - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Felix

adam06 - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Ryan

spidey - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with adam

kdalzell - 2nd - 27/May/11 with Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - Lead - 27/May/11 with karen dalzell

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/11

Dave Turnbull, BMC - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Crag Jones, Dan Donovan

lead the top pitch. was awesome. easier than it looks from below.
samrad - AltLd O/S - 29/Jan/11 with james G

Lead P1. Exciting and unlikely line, steep but juggy. Suits the name. Top pitch was excellent but numb hands made for a Grasping finish.
farmus21 - AltLd - 29/Jan/11 with Sam Radcliffe

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

George led first pitch of zukator, i had quick go at 2nd pitch but had low psyche and uninspired by the gear, reversed and finished up the grasper.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/10 with George Ullrich

dominiclincoln - 04/Sep/10 with attirechimps, griffon

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

Hidden - Jul/10

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with James Dear

Led p.1, awesome, lots of hard sections on it...was pretty hungover and retching whenever I put wires or krabs in my mouth! 2nd pitch is cool, sustained bridging with good gear and a tough move at the top.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 12/May/10 with Bubbles

robw007 - Lead O/S - May/10

simeclimb68 - 2010

Hidden - 2010

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Dec/09

lead 1st pitch
feilx - AltLd O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Andy L

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/09

Mike leads first pitch of Zukator to get to main pitch
steveb2006 - AltLd - 01/Aug/09 with Mike Pycroft

switch - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/09

Ri - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Anja Jones

Fecking great route ..what more could you ask for at the grade..? bit of gardening on the aproach maybe!
mux - AltLd - 25/May/09 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths

frost - AltLd - 25/May/09 with N Griffiths, D Garry

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with john nuttal

Lead 1st pitch. A bit of poor rock and in places poor gear on the first pitch. Second pitch is pure quality. Awesome route. Approach is in much need of gardening
Glyn - AltLd - 02/Apr/09 with Zion

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/09

Brown - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/09 with Nicos

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Led in 1 pitch.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Ewan

nige - AltLd - 2008 with adam ellwood

Marcus - 2008

Brilliant. led P2
joe larner - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

barni - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Paul James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/06

Hidden - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Julian Wedd - Lead - 10/Jun/04 with A. Howarth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead rpt - May/02 with Viv

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/01

WB - AltLd O/S - 24/May/00 with Jez

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 13/May/00 with John Bunny

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Unstable bowels made the wide bridging pitch rather trying for Rod! Touche!
Tim Sparrow - Lead - 1999 with Rod Eddies

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999

Hidden - Lead - Jun/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/97

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 02/Mar/97 with Muir Morton

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/96

michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 03/Mar/96 with steve ward

Hidden - AltLd - 1996

Cowflinger - Lead rpt - Apr/95 with Craig

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/94

mattnuttall - AltLd - 30/Mar/94 with Alan Holden

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/92 with jon

ChrisJD - Lead - 23/Jun/90

Led 2nd pitch with 2 rests
Neil R - AltLd - 06/May/90 with Ian

Hidden - Lead - 1990

DDDD - 1990

Bob - 1990

Hidden - 1990

John Marsland - 2nd - 17/Aug/89 with Dave Mould

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/89

Chris Wright - Lead - 31/May/89

In one.
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 25/Jul/88 with Nigel Boothroyd

Richard Weller - 2nd - 02/Jul/88 with John (from KMC)

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/88

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/87 with pete roberts

Led top pitch
steveb2006 - AltLd - 09/Sep/87 with Andy Towne

ChrisJD - 2nd - 30/May/87

Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 24/May/87 with SimonGee

steve taylor - AltLd - Jul/86 with Matt ????

shark - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/85 with Seb Grieve

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/85 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - 1985

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1985 with Duncan Bond

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

nigehughes - AltLd - Sep/84 with Phil James

sadams - Lead - 19/Aug/84 with Chris Thwaites

keefe - 15/Apr/84

Found the second pitch desperate.
Simon2005 - 2nd - 1984 with JimB

jasper11 - 1984

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - Jun/83 with Phillippa Mathews

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/82

redjerry - AltLd O/S - 04/May/82 with Bruce Kerr

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 04/Apr/82 with Jerry Handren

stp - Lead - 1982

andy gittins - 1982

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/80

Hammy - AltLd - 04/Apr/80 with Tony Mitchell

Ian Jones - Lead RP - 1980 with Neil Plant

Steve Bell - 1978

ian caton - Lead - 1977 with steve lane

Mike Owen - 05/Dec/76 with John Roberts

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 13/Nov/76 with Ian Milward

Bolt Phobia - 2nd - 15/Apr/76 with Martyn Hurn

about 1976, several times since.2/5/83 with C French, 30/8/85 with Neil McNab
uphillnow - Lead - 1976

One of my favourite climbs, especially the top pitch
petemeads - Lead - 1975 with Mick Brady

granitbahn - AltLd - 1975

RichardMc - 2nd - 06/Jan/72 with Roger Everett

mikej - Lead - 19/Apr/67 with Mike Byles, Geoff Williams

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