Left Wall*** E5 6a
[Alan fighting the pump, 2 kb]15m.

Rockfax Description
14m. The soaring left wall of the rift offers a sterling challenge. Climb the crack to its end then a thinner crack to its termination. From here poor pockets (and bold climbing) lead slightly rightwards to the top © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the initail crack, move left to a smaller crack, up this then right to better holds, from where you can gather your thoughts before committing to the finish.

Mike Hammill, Al Manson. Sep/1977

Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Trad climbs for sport climbers, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's.

Photo: Alan fighting the pump © mattyork2
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This climb is in 91 logbooks, and on 36 wishlists.

1 rest - awesome route - wish I was strong enough for the lead.
nick ferro - TR - 05/Sep/15 with Oli Birkill

Close to the onsight, found it hard to commit from the break but went easily when I got around that :) Awesome route!
BRoe - Lead G/U - 02/Sep/15 with Chief, whitehouse_rhys

Mike Todd - TR RP - 30/Aug/15 with Harrogate MC

2nd E5 onsight, first one on grit.
robertmctague - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/15 with Tom, Kirsty, Andy, Rachel

My first E5. Had a couple of tries at this in recent weeks. Managed to string it all together in clean ground up lead today. Really pleased. Excellent route! Deserves more than 3 stars!
climberchristy - Lead RP - 02/Jun/15 with Ben Cole

Hidden - Lead G/U - 30/May/15

Good kit and safe
LRob - Lead O/S - 12/May/15

Good kit and safe
LRob - Lead O/S - 12/May/15

davebrox - 2nd - 12/May/15 with Lee

GeoffG - Lead - 18/Oct/14 with tim lowe

Hidden - TR - 13/Oct/14

Too weak!
Stone Muppet - TR dog - 22/Aug/14 with ah

rested on the gear after getting flash pump, clean to the top after that. Should have warmed up!!
robman - Lead dog - 18/Aug/14

Didn't feel too hard, should probably try and lead next time.
Rachel Slater - TR O/S - 20/May/14 with Jennifer Slater

Brilliant route, rested at the hard move going up the the jug.
Olli-C - 2nd dog - 17/May/14 with Swanny

David Sherratt - Lead RP - 28/Apr/14

Ground up, 1 fall at top.
Luke Brooks - Lead - 17/Mar/14 with Delyth

An amazing route with good gear and great moves. Favourite route on grit!!!Got on second session.
Wizzy - Lead RP - 09/Mar/14

Nez - 2014

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Oct/13

ejected - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with nathan lee

a13x - TR dog - 20/May/12 with Ky Aizawa, Michael Mason

willbatho - TR - 09/Aug/11

JulesV - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/11 with Shauna Cunningham

ollyroberts - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Ben

Off top hold!
ollyroberts - Lead dog - 04/Mar/11 with Will

phil64 - 2011

Adam Lincoln - Lead β - 07/Nov/10 with Jordan Buys

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

akhughes - Lead β - 25/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - TR - 18/Sep/10

Pippa - TR - 18/Sep/10 with Jon

simon kimber - Lead rpt - 17/May/10 with Fabrizio Della Rossa

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/May/10

went for the onsight, got massively pumped, slapped the top ledge and took the lob. will be back
simon kimber - Lead dnf - 15/May/10 with Jim Rogers

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/10

markalmack - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with gregg capon

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Viginia Cooper

Another good learning experience on the way to elusive frist e5 onsight. First go - confused on traverse and didn't know where to go and didn't go far enough - pumped out and slumped! Pulled ropes. Second go - found early move off crimps even harder. Scraped it to good break clipped gear - caught jacket on a sharp pebble on the traverse and had to reverse a move to get it off - first jug - second jug -layed one on the for the top and took a 9 metre 'noooooo!' Next time - got the beta written down - fitter - less brave - place more gear - psyched
mattyork2 - Lead dnf - 31/Jan/10 with YUMC Joe, Johnny Richard, Pete Ellis

Adam Ellwood - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Dave Parton

Boy - Oct/09 with Rob Smith

last 2 cams were not the best making the slap to the top ledge feel very nice when i got it. First E5 - sweet!!! i thought it was easier than some E4's ive done, but cant compare to other E5s.
markalmack - Lead RP - 20/Sep/09 with anna baker

Rare but possibly introductory headpoint ascent. Enjoyed three short sessions of practice but the lead represented the first clean ascent throughout. Great climbing and still surprisingly adreneline fuelled!
Cragrat Rich - Lead RP - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/09

miastacey - 2nd - 25/Apr/09 with Bob Smith

Seymore Butt - 2009

Dan Mckinlay - Lead RP - 2009

great route,v.sustained
mikekeswick - TR RP - 12/Oct/08 with dunny

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08 with nigel poustie

Hidden - TR - Jun/08

Attempted this climb last year (to the day, coincidentally) but fell from the last crux. Went smoothly this time - brilliant climbing!
alaan - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/07

furry - TR dog - 06/Jun/07 with LMC

howlingbaboon - TR dnf - 27/Apr/07 with Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/06

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Sep/06

Wasn't expecting it to be so sustained. 3 distinct crux sections with semi rests/shake outs in between. Brilliant. Was pumped by the end and was quite dynamic off the final pinch to the top.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/06 with Dan and Nick

Chose a bit too warm a day for this one, had to slap the top facing a possible monster whipper!
Tony Little - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Daniel Stevenson

Brown - Lead dog - 19/Feb/06 with Paul

mikekeswick - TR RP - Feb/06 with leif

Rik Dawes - TR RP - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 2005 with Richard Kirby

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Grit masterpiece
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/02 with John Hardiman

Hidden - Lead RP - 2001

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/99 with jon

circa 1999. Classic. Looked at it closely from all angles. Above and below but not by abseil.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 1999 with KM

Jon Read - Lead RP - Sep/98 with Tanya Holdsworth

jameshiggins - Lead RP - 19/Apr/98

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/96

leathers - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/96 with Julian Simmons

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/95

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 21/May/95 with Tom Briggs

My first E5
Evoman - Solo - Jul/94 with Jon Read

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 23/May/93 with Jason ?

Took over the lead from Andy for the only time ever after he had done the hard work putting the wires in.
shark - Lead β - Mar/93 with Andy Perkins

sandbagged by one of the uni stars who led it with ease
adam carless - TR dog - 1993 with Someone from YUMC

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Aug/92

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1991 with luke steer, elliot blaylock

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Jan/90

rob.grafton - 1990 with barry maybank

With Jim Fennell
Smith42 - Lead RP - 1989

Abbed down...checked out gear placements ...prior to lead.
Rich Kirby - Lead β - Nov/88 with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly

Hidden - Lead - 1984

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