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Blackball* E3 5c

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Doris Direct >>
15m. Start up Sinister Rib but shuffle right then pad up the bald, bold slab. A bit blinkered but very engrossing. © ROCKFAX
Climb the slab direct from the 1/3 height break, mid way between Sinister Rib and Doris. Good quality smearing.
Chris Bray Huw Jones 1978
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BeckyPayne - TR O/S - 18/Jun/12 with David D'Arcy, Adam Collinge

Top-rope practice on the way back from Gordale. Went very easily indeed. It's really only 4 hard moves from the break before you're in a good position and able to make the final couple of moves to the handhold. The poor quality of the gear if you did slip is the questionable factor.
ebf - TR O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Paul Stephenson

Hidden - 2012

PeteH - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Noel Peatfield

Soooo much harder than Sinister Rib. I reckon it's worth E4 for the very real deck prospect. If you slip from the hard slabby moves, your gear will almost certainly rip and if that happens you will hit the floor from a long way up.
ebf - TR O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Paul Stephenson

sketchy smearing! Scared everyone when my foot slipped a bit - intakes of breath - but E3 ticked. Job's a goodun. Can't remember the date. Matt was very happy when he led it!
steve_hoey - Lead O/S - 2010 with Matt Murphy

More scary on the lead than Sinister Rib. Do it with two ropes and put some gear on one rope at the bottom of Sinister Rib and some more gear on the other rope at the bottom of Doris. It won't help you much, but you'll probably feel a bit better about making the moves. hehe
ebf - Lead RP - 16/Sep/09 with Paul Stephenson

Will lead it next time I'm there. Much harder than Sinister Rib, maybe easy 6a.
ebf - TR O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Paul Stephenson

Felt easy, but then again I didn't fall off. Go figure....
Sean_J - Lead O/S - 2008 with Timmy

Hidden - 05/Aug/07

John_Hat - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/07 with LMC

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

Karl Bromelow - Lead RP - 2006

chrishedgehog - Lead RP - 2005 with Drew

chrishedgehog - Lead β - 30/Mar/04 with Mark Gill

Saw John Dunne!
MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - Sep/98 with William Wilson

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1987 with barry maybank

c8 - May/78

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