Sunsmoke** E2 5b
[About to launch into the steep section, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A superb crack in the wall right of Crithmum which is better now that Crithmum is further away! Climb Crithmum to the base of its upper corner then step up right into the crack. This gives sustained and interesting climbing with one tricky section. A gem! © ROCKFAX

FA. G.Gibson 28.5.87 28/May/1987

Photo: About to launch into the steep section © msoldn
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This climb is in 134 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/15

Richard Kendrick - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Nick Loc

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/15

At high tide while waiting (in vain) to get to Zeppelin.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/15

anguskille - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/15 with Mike Grant

Dan724 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/15 with Dan Ely

Happily climbing this thinking it's VS (my guide is from 1985) until it got rather tougher near the top......glad it's not VS!
tmawer - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Bram

Tony: "I'm fairly battered, fancy this VS to finish the day on?" And so we found out the hard way that things have changed a bit since the 1985 guidebook! Good route with a fairly tough crux saved for the top.
BTphonehome - 2nd - 21/Jun/15 with Tony

cruxy finale, made a meal of it.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15 with KP

james1978 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with pam

VPJB - 06/Jun/15

Lovely climb that just builds the whole way! Great
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Ric E

Lovely route, sustained climbing up to an interesting crux which felt top end 5b/bottom end 5c. Overall felt soft for E2.
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/15 with Becky Bagnall

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/15

Kev Little - Lead O/S - Jun/15

markfromstoke - 2nd - 31/May/15 with Ian

ian d f - Lead O/S - 31/May/15 with Mark

The crux move beat me - escaped off to the right.
hotfeet - Lead dog - 26/May/15 with jason smeeth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/15

climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15 with Andy

long move on crux though Jo seemed to climb it without
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Jo Stadden

Don't understand how this gets E2 unless a 5c move at the crux? It's not that pumpy.
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - May/15 with Princess Diana

Very enjoyable, seemed soft for E2
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Chris Hindley

Worth 3 stars. One hard section near the top.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/14 with Andy

Got pumped trying to work out the crux, one short rest.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd dog - 29/Sep/14 with Martin Haworth

Cardi - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Irish, Sarah Joyce

irish paul - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Sarah Black

Steven Carter - 2nd - 06/Aug/14 with Trythallj

Nice long climb, with lots of cool jamming. Spicy crux, was pumped topping out.
charles-green - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Adam24B - Lead dog - Aug/14 with Christopher Bowman

Dizz - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/14 with rob p

Great little route
brices - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Mike

Thought I was on the VS to the right and wondered why I was finding it 'ard. Well happy when I found out it was E2.
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Coatesy

Richard P Coates - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/14 with ianjfsutcliffe

Richard P Coates - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/14 with ianjfsutcliffe

guy757 - 14/Jul/14

couple of moves at top
Helen Gibson - 2nd - 19/Jun/14 with dave

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Edmundmorris

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

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/14

Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Dan Geh, Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Dan Geh

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Paddy, Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/14

Justin T - 2nd - 02/May/14 with Rachel

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 02/May/14 with Justin Timms

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/14

andy_pemberton - Lead - 10/Apr/14 with Richard Woods

Andrew1 - 2nd - 08/Apr/14 with Hulda

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/14

Tubs - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Ian L, Liz F

Dizz - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Tom, Ian l

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/13

Clean this time round.
cem - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/13 with EeFu Thong

great top crack
cooperman - 2nd - 20/Sep/13 with Graham Iles

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13 with bwestwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/13 with andy elliot

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Climbingsheep, Mike

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

Daniel Heath - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Remus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

skippington - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Tom Vassen

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/Jun/13

lovely hand jamming in lower half with jugs for brief rests, and sudden stopper sequence at top that almost spat me off. felt more like 5c to me.
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Pete (tree surgent), Sam (tree surgent)

burto - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with hertha

nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Robin

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 01/May/13 with pep

Lovely jamming with an interesting (and well protected) crux on the face. Felt pretty pumped after the crux though.
Alan100 - Lead - 20/Oct/12

Jam Jam Jam Jam, Crimp, top out!
al99 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Al Benson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/12

Ed morris - Lead β - 19/Aug/12 with Dickon

James Marshall - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Pete Shepherd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/12

The_Boy_ODwyer - 2nd - 05/Jul/12 with Colin Harvey

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/12

all fairly simple apart from stopper move near the top
pembrokeshirecaver - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Adam

roughly this route after freeing stuck ab rope
HarryB - TR O/S - 11/Jun/12

Ciro - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/12 with Ramon

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/12 with ciaran tracey

Lovely crack and face climbing,very safe
just one more - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/11 with Svenn G

david morse - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with markalmack

markalmack - 2nd β - 02/Sep/11 with Dave morse

Fred_Richard - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with bill turner

Superb jam crack. ** surely?
Ian Jones - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')

steve.warrington - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Nik Goile

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Oliver Sherman - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with Emma Alsford

mountain.martin - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11

pipof747 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11

Phil PBC - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with henry castle

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

robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Si

A gem. Great interesting HVS climbing to a technical crux. A beauty.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Tommy Cole

tim20 - 2nd - 09/Jun/11 with pabs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

Joughton - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11

Billg - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Will Calvert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Rich bennet

Rory Shaw - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Emma A

didnt find this that straightforward, not so happy with the gear even though its fine. some nice moves on great rock
ksjs - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with phil

alright route, but i just couldn't work out the crux at all.
Dan Lane - 2nd dog - 01/Sep/10

drcorbasisgod - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10 with Johan Piper, Charles Moreton

cem - Lead dog - 30/Aug/10 with Johan Piper, Chris Parson

catblack - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/10 with Andy Barker

Much better than it looks.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Cat Black

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10

clipskipper - 2nd O/S - 21/May/10 with Davey Boy

spacey - 2nd O/S - 17/May/10 with paul evans

mattyork2 - 2nd - 07/Apr/10 with Mia Stacey

cymjt - 2010

drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/09

feilx - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Heather

Brilliant crack climb made much better since Crithmum fell down.
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 05/Jun/09 with Mick Ryan

LC - Lead O/S - Jun/08

chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with hadyn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/07

janegallwey - Lead - 2007

dan gibson - 2006

NeilGriffiths - 01/Sep/05 with Paul Morgan

Marq - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/05 with Daniel Dennehy

By mistake
drysori - Lead dnf - 2005

Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/04 with KM

ellis - Lead O/S - May/01 with Chris Ranner

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
gurumed, Dean177, Ropeboy, Owen W-G, andy dunn

Total votes cast 123
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easy 5c13 of 42
hard 5b19 of 42
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