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Sticky Fingers* E2 5c

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[Simon Walker enjoying Sticky Fingers, Ilkley. 1984., 3 kb]13m. The right-hand crack is followed with a short loop out left in its central section. The direct version is 6a. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Simon Walker enjoying Sticky Fingers, Ilkley. 1984. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

What a battle.
Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Louise Hall

eugh
Louise Hall - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/13 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Lawrence Furse

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Andrew Cooke

6a version
Patrick Hill - Lead RP - 27/Oct/12

Nice little route, safe and quite short but pumpy! Should've given the top section a brush, pretty lichenous.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with James Parkinson, Chris Moxon

mega dogged
thetradlad - Lead dog - 31/Jul/11 with Harry Thorpe

will be back
Harry Thorpe - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/11 with Jake Lodge

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/11

Peter Holder - 2nd - 03/May/11 with Connor Cussel

Hidden - May/11

andy mcc - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/11 with Robin Nicholson

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/11

pie_eater_pete - Lead - 14/Oct/10

Really good sustained route. Went much better than the last time I was on this when I got a total beating. Up and down a few times to place the lower gear then straight to the top. Ihad the top three wires pre-selected on my harness.
petellis - Lead β - 16/Aug/10 with mattyork2

...and pre placed runners after Pete. Effort chap! Felt very tough. First proper stint of trad in a whileat start of a good long siege!
mattyork2 - Lead β - 16/Aug/10 with Pete Ellis

An entertaining and protracted fight, took about 5 or 6 falls off it and eventually the route won when the guns ran out of ammo. Maybe just an off day but this felt more like 6a. I gave the route a good clean and brush beforehand so its worth getting on it.
petellis - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/10 with Rock and Dole

Couldn't get the body position right moving up to the big hold in the crack, miles out of balance and couldn't get feet to stick where they were needed. One to come back to.
AlistairB - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/10 with Lisa

Mat bailed from this after a few moves so I lead up on his gear. Made some progress (passed the crux?) only to find the upper crack obscured by grass. Tred to clean with nut key but lobbed off and gave up :)
lrandall - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/10

JSA - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/96

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/96

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/95

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/92

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/90

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 27/May/90 with Andy Joyce

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 17/Sep/88 with Mike Boyle

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1987 with barry maybank

Dave Musgrove - 24/Jul/84 with Kim Greenald

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Voting
Total votes cast 18
hard E30 of 5
E30 of 5
easy E32 of 5
hard E22 of 5
E21 of 5
easy E20 of 5
hard E10 of 5
E10 of 5
easy E10 of 5
hard 6a0 of 7
6a0 of 7
easy 6a4 of 7
hard 5c0 of 7
5c3 of 7
easy 5c0 of 7
hard 5b0 of 7
5b0 of 7
easy 5b0 of 7
3 Stars0 of 6
2 Stars0 of 6
1 Star6 of 6
0 Stars0 of 6
Bag of .....0 of 6
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Style of ascent

Lead23 of 31 (74.2%)
Followed4 of 31 (12.9%)
Alt Leads1 of 31 (3.2%)
Unknown3 of 31 (9.7%)

'Climbed'8 of 31 (25.8%)
clean O/S10 of 31 (32.3%)
clean β2 of 31 (6.5%)
clean RP1 of 31 (3.2%)
dogged4 of 31 (12.9%)
dnf6 of 31 (19.4%)