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Alison** E1 5b

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[Si on 'Alison', Dinbren, 3 kb]16m. The best E1 at Dinbren. A difficult start, crux, gains the huge juggy flake. Place some good wires then move right into the corner and bridge up this with a testing move to reach the top. © ROCKFAX
FA Stuart Cathcart, J.Dee 12.5.80 12/May/1980

Photo: Si on 'Alison', Dinbren © Will Nicholls
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This climb is in 101 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

GrantB - 2nd - 05/Jul/14 with Curly

thought i was on hyperdrive.. wondered why it was so cruisey.
Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/14 with GrantB

First flaky handhold, below the hard move, has now disintegrated, presumably due to someone lobbing on to a wire behind it. Doesn't make the moves harder, but may mean less chance of a runner.
switch - Solo rpt - 26/Jun/14 with Sion, Leanne

Hard start, nut popped when I fell off, thanks to Matt catching me I didn't deck out!
spragglerocks - Lead dnf - 15/Jun/14 with Matt

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/14

chriswood - 2014

Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with C Godfrey

KiaranR - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/13

Swampy167 - 2nd - Sep/13

mark20 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Adam Booth - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/13 with Rich Pickford

Ally Smith - Solo rpt - 10/May/13

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Craig Bailey

Joughton - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12

david morse - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Katie W

marky - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Sharon

fell off
Templeton Adams - Lead dnf - 20/May/12 with Darren H

Hidden - 24/Mar/12

Lenny - 2nd β - 10/Mar/12 with Simon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 23/Feb/12 with Jim MEC

GazzerM49 - 2012

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Andy S

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Oct/11

wolverine - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/11

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with loundsy

rockjedi - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Keith Sharples, Julian Heath

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Ed Jenner, Dave Rose

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Andy Reeve

Lenny - Lead dnf - 17/May/11 with John

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Ally Smith

Ally Smith - Lead β - 03/May/11 with Curly Chris

sgl0jd - 08/Mar/11

thrutch - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/10 with Sven

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

Lead with gear in, tough at E1, good route though
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Aug/10

tedj234 - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with David Liu

soph - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with Helena Robinson

spidey - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with gaz

Gazleah - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/10 with adam radcliff

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jul/10

started out on coner's gear
Laurence Everitt - Lead β - 23/Jul/10 with neil mackie

richardr - Lead O/S - 18/May/10

Pete Horn - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Charles

cem - Lead β - 26/Sep/09 with Pete Horn

richardhopton - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Lee Richards

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Bridging the corner is much harder than it looks from below.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09 with Tony Seale

Dan had led this before, so gave me some beta. No rests though. Awsome route :)
Sam1991 - Lead β - 14/Jun/09 with Dan

dts - 2nd β - 14/Jun/09 with Sam Dixon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Matt Todd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

mattyork2 - TR - 01/Mar/09 with James Gray and Pete Harrison

farmus21 - Lead - 01/Mar/09 with Matt Maynard Pete Harrison

Lee Proctor - Lead - 2009

Trobbo - 2nd - 25/Sep/08 with mark humphries

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08 with Terry Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Dai Morris

Good swing from the corner on a bit of gear in the flake after feet unexpectedly slipped off. Gritstone friction it ain't! Nice route though.
Misha - Lead dog - 10/Aug/08

MD - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/08 with Misha

dts - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/08 with Andy Taylor

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/08

phil stubbs - Jul/08 with James Hanley

Hidden - 11/May/08

dts - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08 with Andy Taylor

good
Tom Eagle - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Simon Witcher

Mark Riley - TR - Mar/08 with Simon Witcher

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/08

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/08 with Andy Nicholson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/07

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Ed Booth

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07

Ed Booth - 2nd - 22/Sep/07 with Adam Booth

John Marsland - Lead dog - 28/Apr/07 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/07 with John Marsland

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

nige - Lead - Jul/06 with colin struthers

Hidden - Lead dnf - Apr/06

IOAN D - Lead - 18/Feb/06 with gareth

Hidden - 2006

michael burrows - 2nd - 07/Jul/05 with dangerous dave

jasper11 - Lead - 2000

phardman - Lead O/S - 22/May/97 with Bill McKee

Shaved Atom - Lead O/S - 1997

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/94 with jon

whispering nic - Lead - Jul/94 with Kat

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/94 with Bob Marks

John Marsland - 2nd - 01/May/94 with Allen Newby

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/91

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/87

Hidden - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 1985

wynaptomos - TR - Jul/84

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 03/Oct/82 with Charlie Leverton

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 101 (2.0%)
Lead62 of 101 (61.4%)
Followed25 of 101 (24.8%)
Toproped4 of 101 (4.0%)
Unknown8 of 101 (7.9%)

'Climbed'31 of 101 (30.7%)
clean O/S47 of 101 (46.5%)
clean β6 of 101 (5.9%)
clean rpt8 of 101 (7.9%)
clean RP1 of 101 (1.0%)
dogged3 of 101 (3.0%)
dnf5 of 101 (5.0%)