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Be Clever** E1 5c

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[Be clever!, 2 kb]20m. Great climbing with a very thin but well protected crux to finish. This is the line to the left of the prominent square pocket in the slanting break. © ROCKFAX
FA. H.Griffiths, M.Harber, G.Lewis, C.Parkin 1985

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Photo: Be clever! © Dan Barbour
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This climb is in 122 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Edmundmorris

jcw - 2014

Neil - Lead O/S - 2014

After seconding Jon on it a few years ago. Definitely not E1, the middle section is runout 5b which may involve hitting the ground if you fall off. The top section is very hard 5c, albeit very well protected. E2. Very good climbing though. 3 stars.
James Oswald - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/13 with Jon Stewart

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Lynds, Dan Osbasabooboo

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Ed Mitchell, Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Ed Mitchell, Adam Booth

edmitchell - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with adam booth

DanOsb - 2nd - 30/Aug/13 with pat dawson

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Sam Taylor

Fell three times making crux move - tried something different and it worked.
rd20 - Lead dog - 25/Aug/13 with Sonya

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13

Andrew1 - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with Hulda

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

a13x - Lead dog - 15/Jun/13 with Matthew Keeves

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Ben Selby

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/May/13

Found the crux quite thin but loads of gear.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Dennis, John Moran

Dennis999 - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with John Moran, Darren

Scary runout in the middle and very small gear. Top move was OK.
RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with James

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 03/May/13 with Adam Knightly

Bold middle section and the crux was amazing. I found it reachy and I'm not short. Was glad to have some brass for this.
dprctr - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Robert Dufton

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/12 with David P

Aaron Lines - Lead - 02/Aug/12 with jim, Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

great route but surely E2, difficulty compounded by sweaty mitts!
r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with kyle warlow

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/May/12

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - Lead dnf - 27/May/12 with Peter Rigby

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 27/May/12

Some very thin moves at the crux - hardest I've ever tried on lead. Took a fall but got back on and finished it.
will_benfold - Lead dog - 26/May/12 with Rui Ribeiro

jossjones - Lead - 23/May/12

simonf - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with Simon

Aid@n - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

vanderz - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12 with patrick dawson

Fluffed the top move. Fingers felt pretty rank after. Harder move than Kitten Claws!
andrew sandercock - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/12 with Mark A

bad gear at the start, but a couple of sinker wires just below the crux move at the top.
markalmack - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with andrew sandercock

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Mar/12

Backed off at crux :(
Jams Crwca - Lead dnf - 25/Mar/12 with themadbrown

PAJames - 2012

Did this by accident, a true onsight as i was expecting 5b! Very runout middle section with 5b climbing, and a very hard move at top, above gear, felt like E2!
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/11 with James Taylor, Mike Wilson

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Ceri

Took a whipper off the top, and got it next try!
Ceridwen - Lead dog - 30/Sep/11 with Dan Barbour, Andy Mosienko

scorpia97 - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/11 with Caspian

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/11

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

Run out in the middle above good gear in the break. Very thin top section but good gear. Probably E2
felixthelion - Lead β - 22/Jul/11 with anthony puddy

Hidden - 20/Jul/11

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

Awesome. Bold section - may have been able to lead it, wouldn't want to fall off the bold 5b section though. Gear is reasonableish. Crux is awesome!
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11 with Jon Stewart

Anthony Allsopp - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Jon Coutts

Most of the route felt reasonably bold as the none of the gear seemed bomber (it felt adequate but I like a nice bomber piece every now & then). Gear for the 5c move is bomber.
leon - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Amanda Skeldon

alj - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with leon skeldon

Glyn - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Luke, Barni

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 28/Jun/11 with Glyn Hudson, Barni

benchwarmer - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Konrad

tricky last moves - guido took several flying lessons before heading off left
pebbles - 2nd - 01/Jun/11 with guido

Scary as! But easy climbing so not too much of an issue. Just expected more gear at the grade.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Alun

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Mark Sheridan

tobydunford - 2nd β - 11/Apr/11 with Harry Martin

Rory Shaw - 2011

jcurley - 2nd dog - 20/Oct/10 with Mike Buddle

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/10

Crackline saturated after heavy rain, might of missed out on a few foots/holds. Crux is so so thin, might enjoy it if its dry!
Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/10 with themadbrown

As thin as 5c gets at this crag. Feels run out in the middle but the gear on the crux is bomber
david morse - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10 with siobhan

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/10

awesome climb, fell on the crux.
luke1986 - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with si Hill

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

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/10

djprepie - 2nd - 07/Jul/10

Feeling wussy, lowered off after first third. Just as well, the crux (toproped when removing gear) is ridiculously hard.
Stone Muppet - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/10 with cm

spacey - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with paul evans

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

gidmord - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Ben Harper

funsized - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Gid, Ben Harper

Ben Harper - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Gideon Mordecai

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

crux move is bold!great technical climbing!
RobRock84 - TR O/S - 29/Sep/09

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

very thin moves at the top but plenty of gear.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ronan Kemp

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/09

Brown - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with John

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/08

Just lovely. Gear where you need it with some thin moves.
PenJD - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Mark Westerman

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/08

1 fall on the crux
dave657 - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/08 with Tim

Tim W - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08

BenJacobs - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Ali K

irish paul - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Mark

Mark Walter - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Paul Black

MikeT - 2nd O/S - May/08 with MS

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Luke

took fall on the crux one move away fron finishing :-(
Graeme Hammond - Lead dnf - 05/May/07 with Ben Hanson, Ben Freeman

coffeepot - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with jelaby

Greame took lead fall; delicate move at the top
benjhans - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Ben Freeman, Graeme Hammond

crag_monster - Lead - Aug/06

Boy - 2006

barni - 2nd - 2006 with Paul James

Sam and will - TR O/S - 16/Aug/05

cem - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/05 with David T

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/04

alex_th - 2nd - 10/Apr/04 with Tim Riley, Will Frost

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 22/Sep/02 with Tony Jackson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/02

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Mar/02 with david

Hidden - 2001

belay bunny turned bad - 2000

Nigel Coe - 1999 with Gordon Jenkin

Nigel Coe - Lead - 1997 with Dick Hanson

michael burrows - 2nd - 07/Apr/96 with richard parry

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1991

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 31/May/89

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Total votes cast 90
hard E20 of 33
E21 of 33
easy E220 of 33
hard E15 of 33
E17 of 33
easy E10 of 33
hard HVS0 of 33
HVS0 of 33
easy HVS0 of 33
hard 6a0 of 32
6a0 of 32
easy 6a2 of 32
hard 5c6 of 32
5c23 of 32
easy 5c1 of 32
hard 5b0 of 32
5b0 of 32
easy 5b0 of 32
3 Stars13 of 25
2 Stars11 of 25
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Style of ascent

Lead65 of 122 (53.3%)
Followed46 of 122 (37.7%)
Toproped3 of 122 (2.5%)
Unknown8 of 122 (6.6%)

'Climbed'35 of 122 (28.7%)
clean O/S64 of 122 (52.5%)
clean β4 of 122 (3.3%)
clean rpt3 of 122 (2.5%)
dogged11 of 122 (9.0%)
dnf5 of 122 (4.1%)