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Digitron*** E2 5c

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[Digitron, 3 kb]38m. An immaculate pitch and one of the best for its grade anywhere with technically varied and absorbing climbing. The difficulty gently escalates with height to a challenging finale. Climb easily to a peg then make a tricky move up and right to good holds by a small sapling, continue up a slight groove following cracks to a second peg. Move left and step up to a good resting ledge beneath an overhang. Undercut rightwards beneath the overhang then pull around the slight arete to reach another good rest beside a small niche. Pull up and leftwards on small holds to reach bigger holds beneath a peg. Four feet above the peg is a good jug and reaching it is the crux, once gained pull up slightly leftwards to a small sapling then finish easily to the right. An outstanding route. © ROCKFAX
FA. Stuart Cathcart, Gerald Swindley 11.6.73 11/Jun/1973

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This climb is in 88 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13

A great route which seemed a bit more solid than the others we did.
Andrew Barker - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with Si

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

chriswood - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13

Misha looked comfortable all the way. I was pleased to it clean.
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Misha

A great route with good climbing throughout but not very hard for E2. Technical and slightly bold in places but not particularly physical. After going up and right from the massive undercuts, not sure I went right as far as the guide book suggests but the line I followed was logical. A nice technical sequence to gain a mini jug, followed by enjoyable face clibing and another great technical sequence to gain THE jug - which wasn't as tricky as the guide book made it out to be. Unless I'm having a mind blank, there is no peg below the sequence to the mega jug but it's well protected with wires anyway. A really windy day, got a bit cold while Ed was trying to retrieve the last nut before the mega jug, in the end he gave up so I ended up abbing down for it and managed to get it out :-)
Misha - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Ed

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/13

switch - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Leanne

ian caton - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/12 with Abi

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Ian

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ally Smith

Ally Smith - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Curly Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Calders first E2 :-) well done
Diggler - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Calder

First E2 and what a route. Had a moment after traversing round the roof, but pulled it together for the grand finale. Cheers Diggler.
Calder - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

luke384 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12

Great route to get back into the trad!
marky - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Sharon

Top move is escapable but it is a superb climb. horrifically windy today mind!
Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11 with Rosie, Nick

wolverine - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Matt Sparkes

Mr Sparkle - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

A cool trip with technical non pumpy climbing. Went wrong way at the top mind, out left into a flake instead of up from the peg. Tricky all the same. There's a photo of the top move in the guide somewere I later discovered.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/11 with gareth

Rob Pitt - 2nd - 19/Jun/11

I've not done too many trad routes better than this
Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Harry Thorpe

Absolutely brilliant
Harry Thorpe - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Laurence Everitt

Lovely route
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Jun/11

zero six - Lead O/S - Jun/11

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with Sarah

barni - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/10 with Liam fleming

DomWatson - 2nd dog - 17/Oct/10

Billg - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Will Calvert

Justin T - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Cherry

Really involving experience. The move up to the final peg in particular quite committing, then well-pro crux to the jug with a massive stretch. As 3 star as routes get. 2 and half hour round trip from car park just about doable if you send your partner to sprint back just before gates are locked at 5pm.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Preston Matt

Ed Booth - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/10 with Sean Grady

phil64 - AltLd - Aug/10 with rachie

phil64 - 2nd - Aug/10 with rachie

grady - Lead O/S - Aug/10

sadams - Lead - 24/Jul/10 with Eric Hildrew

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

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Graham Charman

Graham C - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Marti

Hidden - 20/Aug/09

Love this climb so much. Found the crux more reachy than last year!
Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - Lead - 16/Aug/09 with Adam Booth

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/09

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Emily Goodman

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/09

richardhopton - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Lee Richards

took sixtyfive minutes one fall off the crux and garry gibson taking the piss but got there in the end. only to have my mate rich hopton(billy big guns) trot up it in fine style.ba******.
lee richards - Lead - 28/May/09

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Andy S

cem - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Graham Dolman

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Roel

metal arms - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08

awesome route, slightly polished and wanders about a bit, but nice mixed styles of climbing
anguskille - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Tom Fenwick

Abosolutely fantastic! Best E2 i've done, havn't done that many but it's still utterly awesome!
fennerz - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with anguskille

mux - Lead - 22/Aug/08

NeilGriffiths - 22/Aug/08 with Dave Garry

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Lee

lee richards - 2nd - 26/Jul/08

not as brilliant as made out or maybe i just wasnt into it. got mired down in gear selection towards top. a good route with varied climbing and an interesting finish
ksjs - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07 with paul

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with C Godfrey

Rob Kennard - 2007

feilx - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Felix Coxwell

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/06

Richard White - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Lee Proctor - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/06 with Paul Bolger

spidey - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/05

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Hugh

nige - Lead - Jul/05 with mark hounslea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05

Brown - Lead O/S - Jan/05 with Laurence King

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 24/Jul/04

phardman - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/03

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2001 with A. Howarth

Shaved Atom - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/97

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1995 with Andy

Roget - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/94 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/86

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Style of ascent

Lead61 of 88 (69.3%)
Followed22 of 88 (25.0%)
Alt Leads2 of 88 (2.3%)
Unknown3 of 88 (3.4%)

'Climbed'23 of 88 (26.1%)
clean O/S57 of 88 (64.8%)
clean rpt5 of 88 (5.7%)
dogged1 of 88 (1.1%)
dnf2 of 88 (2.3%)