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Cow Udder* E1 5a

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[the udder, 1 kb]Spaced and small chipped holds up the shallow groove give a worrying pitch. Another VS from way back when. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 90 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Wizzy - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/14

papashango - Solo rpt - 30/May/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/13

jshields - Lead - 05/May/13 with Jonathan Harrison, Ed James

loads of slippy bird shit at the top of the chips..
papashango - Solo - 15/Apr/13

Sophieeee - TR - 09/Feb/13

Seymore Butt - 2013

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Joanna

horsefeathers - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Lukas, Harry

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

a13x - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Henry Hakkinen

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Fell from the top of chipped holds onto a couple of pads. Stiff back this morning, ow.
RossKirtley - Solo dnf - 13/May/12

jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/11

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11

vanderz - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Graham Plant

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/11

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Connor Cussel

fricking freezing! had to brush snow off holds. we left for an indoor wall shortly after!
markalmack - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/10 with gregg capon

Hidden - 2nd β - 27/Nov/10

Hidden - Solo β - 06/Nov/10

Luumc honour restored. After dan decked and got lifted to hospital.
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Myself!

jonny taylor - TR rpt - 17/Sep/10 with James

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

Easy but for the first move...just keep going and its fine. Watch for pigeon poo on reaching A climb
farmus21 - Solo - 08/Aug/10 with Jo

Fingery and pumpy with no gear, hope to solo during 2011.
specialboy - 2nd RP - Jun/10 with Will Atkinson

Not having much luck with this route. Second ground up attempt. Felt solid all the way up the chipped ladder and got into the cave but lost focus and lobbed off before I got the obvious bit of pro off my harness. Decked out from 25ft perhaps. Compressed one of my vertebra and spent the night in hospital. No climbing at all for a indetermined period. B*lls! At least it's winter.
lrandall - Lead dnf - 07/Nov/09 with Matteusz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09

Lobbed off a couple of moves shy of the cave and the first placement. Sore heels and a bruised ego. Not having a good day!
lrandall - Lead dnf - 14/Oct/09

Ground up. First go on a rope, climbed first few moves to sort head!
Martin Davies - Lead β - 07/Sep/09 with Ed Lemon, Noel Walker

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/09

tomB - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with John walton

robman - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with John mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

melonmike - 2nd - Apr/09 with Jack Metcalfe

Dale Comley - Solo O/S - Apr/09 with alex blaza

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Mar/09

vertical worm - 2nd - 2009

Downclimbed it twice before committing to the moves at the top of the chipped ladder
robert10507 - Lead β - 12/Nov/08 with Sam, Esther

spam - 12/Nov/08 with Esther Seddon, Rob Humphries

esther - Lead - Nov/08

I'd give the first couple of moves 5b, then 4c maximum until the moves onto the shitty ledge which must be pot luck depending on the guano situation.
jonny taylor - TR O/S - 04/Jun/08

Quite a shit chip-ladder route covered in shit.
Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/08 with Al

JSA - 2008

Hidden - 2008

With mats and with a hangover so i wasn't thinking straight. Mats not that much use higher up but pretty easy climbing on positive chips.. was a little trickier than expected getting onto the ledge because it was caked in bird poo...
Mattyk - Sent O/S - 07/Oct/07

Tim W - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Matt Kilner, Jamie Moss

Hidden - Solo - Oct/07

Toby Dunn - Solo - 20/May/07

northernneil - 2007

dj_brigham05 - TR O/S - 14/Aug/06 with John Jones

chris2451 - TR O/S - 14/Aug/06

Nick Taylor - Lead RP - 20/Jul/06 with Will Grange

the guano make's it a bit more exciting at the top
reg_measures - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/06

Karl Bromelow - 2006

Hidden - Solo β - 10/Aug/05

Brown - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/04

Hidden - TR - 16/Oct/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/03

Hidden - 2003

HVS,5a Graded at the time of ascent?
stevo smith - TR O/S - 06/May/02 with Mark Hargreaves

Hidden - Solo - May/02

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/02

Hidden - Solo - Oct/01

johnboyrevel - Solo O/S - Apr/00

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/99 with Paul Gummy

innes - Solo O/S - Sep/98 with CJ

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/96

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Jun/96

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/96

Dave Musgrove - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/94 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 21/Mar/94 with Dad

whispering nic - Solo - Apr/92

mik1miller - Solo - 1992

Hidden - 1992

Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/90 with jim

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Mar/87

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/86 with Mark Gray

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 08/May/85

Nic Robinson - Solo - 21/Jun/81

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/81

dsgibson - Solo - 1980

GeoffG - 2nd - 12/Oct/77 with tony bowker

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 05/May/73

Had to reverse from the bottom of the niche
mikej - Solo dnf - 04/May/73 with Stewart Grant

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
alexspurling, tomhull, Ropeboy, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 46
hard E20 of 16
E20 of 16
easy E21 of 16
hard E11 of 16
E111 of 16
easy E11 of 16
hard HVS2 of 16
HVS0 of 16
easy HVS0 of 16
hard 5b0 of 16
5b0 of 16
easy 5b0 of 16
hard 5a3 of 16
5a13 of 16
easy 5a0 of 16
hard 4c0 of 16
4c0 of 16
easy 4c0 of 16
3 Stars2 of 14
2 Stars7 of 14
1 Star5 of 14
0 Stars0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed39 of 90 (43.3%)
Lead19 of 90 (21.1%)
Followed14 of 90 (15.6%)
Toproped9 of 90 (10.0%)
Bouldered1 of 90 (1.1%)
Unknown8 of 90 (8.9%)

'Climbed'36 of 90 (40.0%)
clean O/S39 of 90 (43.3%)
clean β5 of 90 (5.6%)
clean rpt4 of 90 (4.4%)
clean RP2 of 90 (2.2%)
dnf4 of 90 (4.4%)