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Red Tape** E2 5b

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[The Crux on Red Tape - E2 5b - Brimham, 5 kb]11m. The centre of the face has a nice combination of long reaches and rounded holds. The apparent escape route to the right arete turns out to be a bad idea. © ROCKFAX
Centre of wall with a reachy move in the middle. Finish with a hard mantleshelf.
John Syrett. 15/Apr/1971

Photo: The Crux on Red Tape - E2 5b - Brimham © Jack00
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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Cracking route, sustained and well protected. Was also nice and shady on a very hot day.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Emma Jackson

fjg123 - May/14

A really good route. Protection pretty good. Interesting top out! E2 with hard 5b about spot on I'd say.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Alex

Ed carrigan - Lead - 23/May/13

Wizzy - Lead β - 2013

much better than it looks and a good struggle
Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Matthew Ferrier

Great climb to end the day on. Found the final mantle much easier than it looked.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Sam Marks

Fell off 3 times before i figured out what to do. cracking gear if you have 2 size 4 cams
robertmctague - Lead - 2012

Steff007 - 2nd dog - 2011 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Jun/10

petellis - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/10 with mattyork2

Up, down, up, fall, whimper then dogged my way to the top. Pathetic.
jkarran - Lead dog - 15/Apr/10 with Jim

Jimmy57 - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/10 with James Karran

Bouldered the bottom section a few times then gave up.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 30/Jul/09 with Team

Hidden - 12/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/09

IanJackson - Lead - 27/Jun/08 with Peter

GrantB - 2nd - 17/Jun/08 with Alpha Red

Wanted to do this since i saw the line above the boulder problem start. Had to wait a while to be good enough to do it though. Even better - Franco Cookson can't do it!!
petellis - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Alpha Blue

DavidR - TR dog - 04/Jun/08 with Holly, Mike and Clive

MikeLeeds - TR O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Holly, Clive & Dave

clive-greenwood - TR O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Dave

this is turning in to an addiction now. It isn't even very hard, but i was forced to rest on gear in the top break. Going to go for the solo next time. It had rained and was green and was ridiculously humid, but that's no excuse. At lest i toped out, after getting so much rope drag I had to untie. Jack was right about the doubles.
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead - 29/May/08 with jack

So hot and sweaty. Crux felt easy using the undercut and then the hard bit began, slopers in warm weather! Top-out not too bad today.
Jack00 - Lead rpt - 07/May/08 with Jono

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/08

Led up to the crux, but then had nothing left afeter a hard windy day's climbing.
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead - 02/Mar/08 with David Warburton

Couldn't seem to do anything with slopey break so reversed to ground and didn't weight the gear. Good lead from Jack.
joe larner - Lead dnf - 13/Feb/08 with Jack

One fall at crux. Lowered and led clean.
Jack00 - Lead RP - 13/Feb/08 with JoeL 90

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/07 with ShaunL

mje1398 - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/07 with John M

Rob Kennard - 2007

Karl Bromelow - 2006

straightforward moves but pumpy and hard won gear. good 'squatting' rest eventually in final big break beneath top out. Resorted to using heather hand holds over the top.
Ram MkiV - Lead β - Oct/05 with Tony Holdsworth

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/05 with Karl

Hidden - Lead dnf - Jul/04

With rests
cem - Lead dog - 26/Oct/03 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd β - Oct/03

Stone Muppet - Lead rpt - 2003

PaulTanton - Lead rpt - Feb/01 with Helen Fawcett

craig h - 2000

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/98 with Suzy

sadams - Lead - 20/Sep/97 with Team Midlands

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/96

nai - Lead - 1996 with PrestonGang

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/95

Rich Kirby - 2nd - Apr/95

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1995 with Andy

Bruce Kerr - Solo - 23/May/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/93

rob.grafton - Lead - 07/Jul/92 with Bruce

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Lead O/S - 1992 with Paul

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Rich Kirby - Lead - Mar/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/90

Dave Musgrove - 15/May/82

Hidden - Lead - 1982

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Graham Booth, Hidden, Mike H

Total votes cast 23
hard E30 of 7
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 59 (1.7%)
Lead37 of 59 (62.7%)
Followed12 of 59 (20.3%)
Toproped3 of 59 (5.1%)
Unknown6 of 59 (10.2%)

'Climbed'23 of 59 (39.0%)
clean O/S17 of 59 (28.8%)
clean β3 of 59 (5.1%)
clean rpt5 of 59 (8.5%)
clean RP1 of 59 (1.7%)
dogged7 of 59 (11.9%)
dnf3 of 59 (5.1%)