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Beatnik* E3 5c

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[Steve Brown powering up Beatnik, Brimham. 1983., 2 kb]12m. Climb the right edge of the yellow wall then the bulges until it is possible to escape leftwards. © ROCKFAX
In the cave is a yellow wall containing a hanging crack. From this it is possible to access a thinner crack and pull over bulges to rounded ledges. Move left to a sloping ledge from where it is possible to climb off using the easier upper slabs.
Robin and Tony Barley. Aug/1963

Photo: Steve Brown powering up Beatnik, Brimham. 1983. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 21 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Ed carrigan - Lead RP - 23/Jun/14

Minor miracle that I got up this - was persistently in the act of falling off. Massive and powerful reach to surmount the bulge and then some crabbing leftwards to easier ground. Took Matt a few tries so it must be hard.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with M. Gibbings

Fell off at the bottom first try. Did next go.
Jack00 - Lead RP - 22/Apr/11 with Andy Graham

Jordan - Solo - 15/Nov/10

Hidden - 11/Jul/10

Granted, tried it towards the end of a hot day, and I should've worked it out a bit more before leaving the ground, but feels hard...
PeteH - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/10 with Naomi Hart

Seymore Butt - 2009

Boy - Nov/08 with Toby Dunn

Repeatedly failed on the crux moves.
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead dnf - 02/Mar/08 with David Warburton

Brown - Lead RP - 06/Jan/07 with Paul

ian caton - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Abi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/03

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/02 with Rob Muirhead, John Hardiman

Roget - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/97 with jon

shark - Lead - Mar/93 with Andy Perkins

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 29/Sep/90 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/90 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/81

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1976

This was my first gritstone 'Extreme' as a guidebook grade.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/73 with Bob Knapton

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 21 (4.8%)
Lead15 of 21 (71.4%)
Followed2 of 21 (9.5%)
Unknown3 of 21 (14.3%)

'Climbed'7 of 21 (33.3%)
clean O/S9 of 21 (42.9%)
clean RP3 of 21 (14.3%)
dnf2 of 21 (9.5%)