One Step in the Crowds** E1 5b
52m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A worthwhile trip up the left-hand side of the buttress. It gets a bit squeezed at the top, hence the name.
1) 5b, 30m. Start up the groove (as for Creagh Dhu Wall) but move left into the steep groove and up it to a roof. Move right and up to the big overhang then traverse out left to get stood on a rib. Above, the main roof beckons, but the moves are perplexing. Pull right, then back left to a small stance below a crack a little higher.
2) 5b, 25m. Cracks and a groove lead to the roof. Pull over the right-hand edge of this, then move left round the arete for an independent finish, or join Creagh Dhu Wall. © ROCKFAX

Al Evans, S Tansey, S Beresford 01/Jun/1979

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SAF - 2nd - 24/Aug/15 with Phil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/15

Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Cal

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/15

martrin - Lead - 07/Jul/15 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/15

steveboote - Lead dog - 27/Jun/15 with Hidden

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/15

P1. First pitch is great with good gear on the second crux, but could take a bit of a swing round the first roof. Don't think the second pitch is 5b, unless it's the very top
Cake - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Matt

Ace steep climbing!
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/15 with benkelsey

p2. great p1 wth painful quartz jam to finish.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Good first pitch but feels a bit pointlessly eliminate in parts.
stemill - Lead - 21/Jun/15 with Graham

Calder - 2nd - 21/Jun/15 with Ste

davebrox - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Stuart L

Led p 1.
cem - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Charles Moreton

paul79 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15

greglad - 07/Jun/15

Alt lead, second P1, led P2.
KeenClimber - AltLd O/S - 26/May/15 with Jim

Led first pitch. Possibly Got a little lost on the second.
Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/15 with Coel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/15

First pitch is an awesome 5B, lots of good gear. Second pitch is an eliminate and is not 5b feels more like 5a at most.
joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 17/May/15 with Micheal Dobinson

I led P2. Pitch 1 was awesome, but pitch 2 is an eliminate with barely a 5a move on it
dobby 200 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/15 with Joe Doherty

jamestaylor92 - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15 with james slater

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15

alt lead with chris. lead 1st /2nd second pitch
jimxxx - AltLd O/S - May/15

j.buckley87 - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/15

Pitch one, which I seconded, is pretty intimidating, but very good. Pitch 2 a bit false.
tmawer - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Bram

Excellent 1st pitch through some intimidating territory.
BTphonehome - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Tony

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15

southern_smit - AltLd - 2015

jcw - 2015

ian bryant - 2015

Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Tom Nichols

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Oct/14

Good first pitch through the overhang. Ed and I agreed that the second pitch was a bit of an eliminate and only had one 5b move, the rest is about VS. With well extended runners under the roof this would go in one pitch. I led the first and Ed the second.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Ed

Got a little confused about where to go after the roof.
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Harry Wickham

jon22 - AltLd - 09/Aug/14 with Dave Garry

Led P1, finished up Creag Dhu Wall Direct so clean repeat ascent p2
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Martina

John Nuttall - 2nd - 15/May/14 with Andy H

maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 01/May/14

Neil - Lead O/S - 2014

Si - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Justin Shiels - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Chris

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Pete Macpherson

dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Pete

pitch 1, steady E1, good quality, nice semi hanging belay in good position
Mark Warnett - AltLd - May/13 with Jim Duthie

led p1, funky climbing around the bulges.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Florence the Machine, Bubbles

khawk - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with DT

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with adam booth

Second pitch was a lot easier than the first
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Ed Mitchell

simonp - Lead O/S - Mar/13 with Jules Vulliamy

wi11 - AltLd rpt - 28/Feb/13 with Brian

Led P2. A few moments before I could commit to the hard move as I couldnt reach to place good gear, but then it was al ok. Great effort of Helena leading the roof pitch
Sardien - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Helena Robinson

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

tcn_2002 - AltLd - 11/Nov/12

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/12 with Tom Doldon

attempted to led 2nd pitch but the crux slab was very wet, a long way above gear and uninspiring so finished up craig dhu wall. First pitch has some exciting moves through the overhang, pitch two is crap - better to finish up craig dhu wall direct i reckon
catblack - AltLd - 28/Sep/12 with Andy Barker

some good moves but a bit too contrived to be a good route
Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with RW

wi11 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Ben

Led P1
JonnoP - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Chad

Much tougher E1 than Tantalus, most of the hard climbing is on the first pitch, some tricky moves getting past the two overlaps. Top pitch is really only one thin move with either no gear or bomber wires if you can reach them. Worth a star but not as good as Tensor for one...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with JonnoP

J1PEF - 2nd - 06/Jun/12 with Neil Mackay

Fine climbing on P1, particularly the crimpy moves onto and up the rib. P2 is tamer but with a good finish. Led P2.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Dale

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 15/May/12 with B.Alsford

1st Pitch
Lenny - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Phil .N

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12

A great route if only the 2nd pitch was as good as the 1st. 2nd pitch good but 1st pitch awesome. I had 1st pitch very intricate rope work, I thought hard 5b moves moving across and under 1st overhang, took me a while little disco leg on wall. Then moves threw 2nd overhang think I made it slighly harder than it should of been using worong cracks doing abit of O key Ko Key, eventually nice heal hook to stop the barn door. Andy took the piss and got me back for earlier in the wkend :) All fun
Dale - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Andy

Turned up just in time to second this. One crux section, the rest felt HS. Good fun though.
Alex Mason - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Andy Scott, Jon Ratcliffe

Hidden - 2012

heather rogers - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Feilx

feilx - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Heather

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - Aug/11

I lead pitch 1, Roz pitch 2
3 Names - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Roslyn Mckendry

5b, 5b - led P2. Great route with really contrasting pitches.
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Vince

dan ely - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with tony (army)

Led P1, deserves a star.
harold walmsley - AltLd - 23/Jun/11 with Paul Evans

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - 01/May/11

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Adam Lincoln

Adam Lincoln - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Rick Kirby

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Harry Martin

Tim Sparrow - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Piers Nesbitt

nige - AltLd - 03/Apr/11 with mark hounslea

dan ely - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with jon (ukc reading)

escalade - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Glynne Andrew

Hidden - 2nd β - Nov/10

MikeLeeds - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Kevin Bowser

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/10

went straight through roof via quartz crack. does anybody really go out left at that point to groove as per description? nul points!
ian caton - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Abi

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Ian

Sandy Simpson - 11/Aug/10 with Ross Hewitt

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd β - 15/Jun/10

barni - AltLd O/S - 16/May/10 with luke

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 16/May/10 with Barni

Led P2, great route.
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Tom R

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10

phil64 - AltLd - May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/10

Rapped off after first pitch due to a Tornado
david morse - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/10 with Al blackshaw

The Green Giant - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10 with Heather

Lead up to the overhang, tried it a few times, got scared, Alex lead on. Found a different way of doing it on second that worked
HeatherF - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/10 with Alex

metal arms - Lead - 30/Jan/10

mr mills - 2010 with Gareth

simeclimb68 - 2010

alasdair19 - 2010

soph - 2010

wet and easy ... but really good rock!
bertos - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09

Carly - AltLd - 14/Oct/09 with Richard

good over hang size 3.5-4 cam helpful
Liam FLeming - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Dan Jackson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09

Good route though the midway belay could be more comfortable
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Kirsten

a heavy downpour pushed us onto the top pitch of creg du wall to finish.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with mick

First pitch TW, Second pitch PB
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Paul Black, Dave Ripley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09

spum - 2nd - 12/Jun/09 with ben jones

Managed to stray onto Creagh Dhu Wall Direct for the 2nd pitch.
DavidR - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

nai - AltLd - 12/Jul/08 with Tim

tlr - AltLd - 12/Jul/08 with Pom

Led P2. Thought provoking crux with gear out of sight... quite memorable. worth seeking out and almost deserted here..
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 17/May/08 with Caine

great little route - fantastaic jamming on pitch one around the roof in crack with crystals in it - mad!
viking - AltLd - May/08 with wilbur

Led both pitches. Holds under roof v wet, made the crux feel hard! Final slab sopping too, so clipped insitu gear before committing to final moves (hangs head in shame). A decent route - needs a star or two.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08 with Simon Denison

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Marcus - 2008

Lead the 1st pitch.
yuha - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/07 with Luke, Dave

Lead P2
jake-jones - Lead O/S - Dec/07 with David Gent

garythomas - 2nd - Dec/07 with Ian Bryant

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Oct/07

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 29/Jul/07 with Dad

MikeT - Lead O/S - May/07 with MO

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/07

ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/07 with Bob Dickson

Seconded each pitch
davidgent - 2nd O/S - Jan/07 with Luke and Uha

davetigger - 2007

Resting below hte crux big roof on pitch 1 (pitch 2 according to PW) was the one blot on a whoel week of great clibming :( I thought this move hard (read it wrong originally) but the rest quite straightforward. Would be an excellent route but for the closeness to Creagh Dhu Wall at the top, which makes it feel very eliminate (hence the name...?)
Si dH - AltLd dog - 04/Aug/06 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

michael burrows - AltLd - 24/Sep/05 with steve ward

spidey - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/04

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Apr/04

a_radiohead_fan - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/00

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/98

Hidden - Lead - Jun/98

nice top. soft touch for 5b on 2nd pitch
nickdonohue - AltLd - 14/Mar/98 with Dave Chapman

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Feb/98

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/97

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/96

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 14/May/95 with brian jones

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/95

Budge - Lead O/S - 1995 with Richard Teed

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/93

Hidden - Lead - 1993

mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/91 with Alan Holden

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/90 with Andy W

Nick Biven - 1990

Nick Biven - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 18/Dec/88

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/88

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/88

ChrisJD - Lead - 04/Jul/87

Hidden - 1987

steveboote - AltLd - 1986 with Phil Sampson

Hammy - AltLd - 13/Jun/85 with Colin Struthers

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1985 with Bill Williamson

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/84

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 12/Feb/84 with Alan Little

AlanLittle - AltLd - Feb/84 with Mark Kemball

Hidden - 1984

Hidden - 1984

mikej - AltLd dnf - 07/Sep/83 with Mike Byles

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 02/Jul/83 with Robert Barton

AlanLittle - 1982

? possible second ascent
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/80 with Gabriel Regan

Ian Clare - 1980

Tom V - 1973

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