Picnic** E2 5c
[finishing the picnic, 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
12m. A good route, though not the stroll in the park the name suggests. Climb the thin crack and the groove above, at its top move right to a small cave. The pullover from here is taxing. © ROCKFAX

Syrett, Hankinson, Kitson. 07/Jun/1973

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Photo: finishing the picnic © cobweb
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This climb is in 63 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

couple of good lobs from the top
robertmichaeladams - Lead dog - 26/Sep/15 with Sarah, Mark C

Excellent route. The top, crux, move is all in your feet. But you cant see what your doing. Safe
PaulTanton - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/15 with Tom Doldon

Absolutely bloody awesome!! Fantastic experience. Really safe, and really not too hard. Gear is wires up to a 5, gold camalot and a number 6 hex in the best placement ever.
David_Gledson - Lead β - 20/May/15 with Rich Timms

very good gear, but helpful to kow what the gear 'could' be. Very clean. One of those top moves that suit or not but even if not i.e. me, still doable.
timmsy - 2nd - 20/May/15 with David_Gledson

Climbster - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/15 with Vick, Ian

hard top out!
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with Krzysztof Czechowicz, Gavin Singleton

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with ian Wignall, Jimmy

Jonathan Richardson - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Sam Watson, Emma

papashango - 2nd β - 07/Aug/14 with Paul Tanton

The top move felt really awkward. Hade a few goes but kept down climbing. Then when I was boxed I sat on the top cam for a couple of minutes. Didn't think I could do then instantly sussed out the move. It was easy really. Ha!
PaulTanton - Lead dog - 07/Aug/14 with Connor Shepherd

Didn't work out the final move quick enough so needed to sit on the rope once then cracked it, will be back for the clean ascent(which could be tricky as the tops fecking filthy!)
Bloke on a Rope - Lead dog - 15/Mar/14 with Jake, Henry, Matt

Needed 3 goes at the top move :(
Climbster - 2nd dog - 15/Mar/14 with Luke

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Debbie

Dervey - 2nd - 04/Aug/13

Wonderful route! Great climbing from first move to last. Steep but never desperate until a hard finish. Crazy top out moves above gear. As the guide book says, a classic!
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Ben Cole

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Done lots of times before. Still a great line.
Malcolm Bass - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Adrian Mellor

PeteH - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Naomi Hart

lanky and weak - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13 with Katie

strenuous and sustained, crux is the topout
pebbles - 2nd dog - 21/Apr/13 with paul s

Excellent, easy climbing to an horrendous, but quality top out : )
petegunn - Lead - 23/Nov/12 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Nov/12

ian storey - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/12 with jake galley

markalmack - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with ian

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Rosh

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/11

UrbanSteve - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11

Great route, fantastic moves on suprise big holds. Claiming the OS but climbed the route whilst it rained and then found the topout totally untenable when wet, lowered off and waited for the rain to clear then yoyo-ed back to the top and the top-out, pragmatic more than puritan I guess. Might have to go back and lead in a one-er sometime though.
petellis - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Cleric James Koran

More like an aid ascent once I realised a nut required cutting free. Physical crux is surely shared with the HVS!
jkarran - 2nd - 11/Sep/10 with Pete

cobweb - Lead β - 29/Aug/10 with Roger Waterworth

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 08/Mar/10 with Rob

Kirks01 - 2nd rpt - 08/Mar/10

One of the best experiences I have ever had on grit! Fantastic moves out through the tufaesque flutings. A bit like black hawk bastion at Stanage but even better. Go climb it!
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Johnny Richard

Boy - Oct/09 with Rob Smith

top was dirty which added to the brimham tops!
markalmack - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/09 with gregg capon

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Sep/09

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Will Ward

Tamati - 2nd dog - Apr/09

Got to top out move, fell off. lowered did it 2nd go, memorable.
rob.s22 - Lead - Mar/09 with J.C

Top was rather dirty, but a fantanic finish, best route ive done at brimham.
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08 with Robeverybody

joe larner - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Karl Bromelow - Lead RP - 2006

markalmack - Lead RP - 2006

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/05

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2004 with Chris Brockbank

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/03

Nigel Coe - TR - 24/Aug/02 with Tim Dunsby

craig h - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/99 with jon

GeoffG - Lead - 04/Apr/99

John Southworth - Lead - 21/Sep/97

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

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/94

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1994 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Rich Kirby - Lead - 11/May/91 with Andy Mackay

rob.grafton - 1990 with barry maybank

Pete Pozman - 1990

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/89

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 10/Jun/83 with Paul Dawson, Kim Greenald

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