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Forbidden Fruits** E3 5c

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[Forbidden Fruits, 3 kb]30m. A great route up the centre of the square buttress to the left (looking in) of the abseil line. Start in the centre of the buttress, below a left-leaning ramp. Climb the ramp to a good flake on the arete - lace this with gear, then make a tricky traverse back right to a hard move past an old peg. Finish strenuously right or left. © ROCKFAX
FA. J.deMontjoye 17/Jul/1982

Photo: Forbidden Fruits © Dave Foster
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This climb is in 89 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Tubs - 2nd β - 09/Apr/14 with Dave M

metal arms - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

After messing up the lead at christmas.
Ed morris - Lead β - 04/Jun/13 with Adam Bevan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Rachel Stater

wolverine - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Mike Hayes

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Chi Huo Cheng

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

soph - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Alex Hughes

Hidden - 2nd - May/13

felt tricky but not hard right untill the last 2 metres. Rested on a nut. recovered and finished. Very pumpy.
Ed morris - Lead dog - 01/Jan/13 with Adam Bevan

jcw - 2013

I thought this was nails for E3. Perhaps I got it wrong. I traversed with feet on Quartzite footholds (not calcite as the book says) using tiny crimps and weird side pulls. Perhaps I did it wrong but it felt pretty close to 6a with gear way out left on the arete.
al99 - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd - 13/Oct/12 with Al Benson

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12

robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Si

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Si 2

soph - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/12

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 09/Mar/12 with Gareth E

john nightingale - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with fran santos

barely made it, arms felt like lead
redjerry - TR O/S - Aug/11

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Jake

jacobjlloyd - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Dan Barbour

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Jun/11

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with richard lade

tried the direct alternative but confused the line and ended up on this. Excellent route - traverse is wild, got rock throughout.
feilx - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Heather

Took over the lead from al. Brilliant exposed traverse moves, peg is a bit poor but other gear available, great stuff!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 03/Apr/11 with alex mason

a real pleasure: the lower part is a delight and the traverse looks tricky but is fine and then, when you think its over, the finish takes a bit of effort. i headed right at finish - left looked unlikely and like it doesnt get done despite RF description. also, the tricky move isnt getting the peg its the traverse - if you do the traverse you should get the peg no problem. the peg can be backed up easily with a good wire (peg looked fine though). do it!
ksjs - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with phil

frost - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with N Griffiths, D Garry

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 29/Aug/10 with Dave Garry, Simon Frost

Rob Pitt - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Mike Todd

simonp - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Garan Comley

First E3
Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with GF

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

mux - 2010 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths

Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/09

datoon - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with K

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Gus - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07

Escaped up the HVS mud chimney. I had an attack of the shits/ nausea before hand (as if that's any excuse). I think you traverse R quite low on this route, though the CC description says go high on calcite foot holds, by which I presume they mean the quartzy blobs.
Paz - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/07 with TS

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

A pleasant route with a puzzling crux (at least it was for me) and nicely safe, although I found the pre-crux gear fiddly to place. Only worth one star as there's really only 15-20 foot of E3 climbing the rest being HVS/E1.
Neil Ireson - Lead - 21/Jul/06 with Jane

Bern - 2006

Fun steep moves to finish, think it's worth E3, harder than the butcher and ghost ship. You gotta keep moving on this one!
Chad123 - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Huw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 22/May/05 with Tuffty Nick

Easy E3. Good gear out left then a tricky traverse and up to the ancient peg.
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 20/May/05 with Gareth Hallam

Billg - Lead O/S - 2005

The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Jack G

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/04

steady e3
ian caton - Lead O/S - May/03 with stewart

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/99

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/98

Marti999 - 2nd β - 1998 with Rich White

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/97

sadams - Lead - 22/Jun/97 with Team Midlands

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/96 with mark ryan

ChrisJD - 2nd - 16/Sep/95 with PaulOr

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 29/May/94

whispering nic - Lead - Aug/93 with Graham Iles

David Led
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 12/Apr/93 with Pete Finklaire, David

felt bold
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 12/Apr/93 with Pete Finklaire, Dad

Roget - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/92 with colin, baccy

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Apr/92 with Paul Tanton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/87

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 05/Apr/87 with Sandra Graham

andy gittins - 1987

keefe - 06/Sep/86 with Johnny Adams

Mike Owen - 27/May/86 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/86

shark - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/86 with Geraldine Taylor

Mark Kemball - Lead - 21/Jul/83 with Dave Abbey

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/82

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Total votes cast 66
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Style of ascent

Lead57 of 89 (64.0%)
Followed23 of 89 (25.8%)
Toproped1 of 89 (1.1%)
Unknown8 of 89 (9.0%)

'Climbed'33 of 89 (37.1%)
clean O/S44 of 89 (49.4%)
clean β4 of 89 (4.5%)
clean rpt1 of 89 (1.1%)
clean RP1 of 89 (1.1%)
dogged3 of 89 (3.4%)
dnf3 of 89 (3.4%)