The Shelf*** E2 5b
[The Shelf, 2 kb]A classic bold outing, now tamed somewhat with modern cunning. Climb the groove to its top and a good pocket. A long stretch reaches The Shelf and a steep and awkward rockover/mantel on this provides a memorable move. © ROCKFAX
Steep moves in the scoop on cracks which look better than they are. Up to the big pocket, and onto the sloping shelf.

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: The Shelf © Chris McDaid

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 128 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/14

I have some commitment issues that i need to sort out.
Alex the Alex - Lead dnf - 05/Dec/14 with Rog

Rock over, not mantle!
Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with rachel somerville

robman - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/14

dig - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/14 with rob

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with Graham

tried to lead and fell off twice, not the best session!
papashango - 2nd β - 03/Jun/14 with Phil

CallumSmith - 2nd - Jun/14

fjg123 - Lead - 31/May/14

Mike Todd - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Nez - 2014

Bob - 2014

madtoclimb - Lead O/S - 2014

morganator - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Rachael Spraggs

spragglerocks - 2nd - 28/Sep/13 with Jon Morgan

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jun/13

pebbles - TR - 02/Jun/13 with ali

Slipped off, rock was sweaty bit gutted, should've got the onsight!
Jackwd - Lead dog - 26/May/13 with Scott

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Apr/13

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Mar/13

Fell off after crux, sloper was greasy and I was pumped. First E2 attempt.
Rachel Somerville - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/12 with Ian W

Hidden - 2nd β - 21/Oct/12

Really good, with a big cam(camalot 4 or something, this would be pretty much p1, felt rather runout on the crux without it though. Pleased to get it.
David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12 with Tom

TRFrost - 2nd β - 09/Oct/12 with D. Gledson

Hidden - TR - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - TR - 09/Sep/12

DaveAtkinson - TR - 09/Sep/12

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Alex Minshall, Daffydd(LUUMC)

Got pumped and weighed the gear near the top.... good though!
Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead dog - 12/Jun/12 with Ewan Russel

It was sopping wet, and i made it harder than it should be climbing the line between the VS and this, all in all why did i do this.
pie_eater_pete - Lead dog - 03/Nov/11 with Niall

djprepie - 2nd dog - 23/Oct/11 with John

petekeron - TR O/S - Oct/11 with Dickon Morris

Nigel Bond - TR - 11/Jul/11 with Bern Hardman

Hidden - 03/Jul/11

TR then led later in the day.
pastep - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with ebf

robman - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

akhughes - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/11

HVS with a size 1 friend and you use your head.
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/11 with HuwGoodal

Took one 10 second rest but then finished it off. Didn't feel to bad really.
Mitch1990 - Lead dog - 01/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Becky E - 2nd dog - 30/Oct/10 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Becky E

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/10

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Andy

Got to the shelf OK but not able to continue - retreat. Ian did the same and finished up the Forager.
Tony Holdsworth - Lead dnf - 12/May/10 with Sweary Ian

Lead on Tonys gear, got to the shelf and F**ked off left to the chimney and up the jugs on the right wall!
NorthernRock - Lead dnf - 12/May/10 with Tony

Sustained but no hard moves.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Noel Peatfield

DanH9883 - Lead - 16/Apr/10 with Joe Bawden

yarbles - Lead - 2010 with Francis

stay cool!
cobweb - Lead - 26/Sep/09

ollyroberts - 2nd - 16/Jul/09 with Jack

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/09 with Olly

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

had to pull on cam in the pocket over the shelf..it was in the way!
JonathanJones - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/09 with JoeT

Hidden - AltLd dog - 02/May/09

Hidden - AltLd dog - 02/May/09

after martin & ian - gear in
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 29/Mar/09 with Martin & Ian

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Ian, Steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

GPN - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Annette

net - 2nd dog - 15/Mar/09 with George

Seymore Butt - 2009

vertical worm - 2nd - 2009

French Erick - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with LAK, Burnsie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08

v man - 2nd - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

tough moves for 5b!
betamonkey - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/08 with Jonny Baker

Bennykr - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Jonny

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Big Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

Got up to slopers after resting on gear, fiddled around trying to get a cam in pocket, couldn't, lost nerve, decided to back off, sliped off hold and took massive winger as last gear at feet ended up 6ft off ground, good fall though 'cos you fall into space and don't hit anything. Then did it on top rope and found move fairly straight forward, think i used the pocket though that i was trying to put gear in.
MikeLeeds - Lead dnf - 26/Oct/07 with Andy May

Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Emily

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Feb/07

Brown - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/06 with Tom Evans

Nick Beckett - Lead - Sep/06 with various

design crisis - Lead - 26/Jun/06 with Tom W

Sean_J - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/06

Pete Graham - Lead - 2006 with Rick Graham

spoony84 - 2nd - 2006

Mark led it in fine style, then the heavens opened and I slithered up the route. Done fairly clean, but a bit of a tight rope on the wet slopers.
adam carless - 2nd - 2005 with Mark Stevenson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/04

One of my earliest E2 leads. Proud to get the onsight. Stacked it with gear and just had enough left for the top mantle. Was buzzzzin
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with jonathan t

cem - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/03 with Sally Dipple

Hidden - 2nd - 2003

Laramadness - 2nd - 25/Aug/02 with The Duke

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/02

phardman - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/02

Roget - Lead O/S - 12/May/02 with jon

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with wayne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/00

sadams - Solo - 23/Apr/00 with Kathryn & Nic

Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/99

GeoffG - Lead - 25/Apr/99

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/98

innes - 2nd - Aug/98 with Debbie

sustained
nickdonohue - 2nd - 28/Mar/98 with Steve Corcoran, Dave Chapman

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/97

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 12/Aug/97 with Tim Lowe, Julian Cooper

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/96

one rest
crater - 2nd - 23/Jun/96

John led.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/96 with John Sykes, David

rob.grafton - 2nd - 13/Jun/95 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/95

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/95

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/94 with Dee Herbert

rob.grafton - Lead - 04/May/93 with Bruce

Mick King - Lead β - 19/May/92 with Andy "Pie" Wilkinson

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/92 with Luke

whispering nic - Solo - 05/May/91 with Jerry

craig h - Lead - Mar/90 with Matt Ford

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 21/May/89 with Andy Say

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 02/Nov/88 with Frank Wilkinson

Neil R - 2nd - 1988

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1984 with Tim White, Nick Dalzell

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/83 with Andy Wild

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/83

Nic Robinson - 1982

Nic Robinson - Lead - 18/Jun/81 with Dave Oddy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1978

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