Noonday Ridge*** E1 5b
[Red, green, and blue, 2 kb]A Yorkshire classic. Climb right of the arete until it is possible to move awkwardly left - runners can be poked in before you commit, though they are tricky to place. Once established, the slabby groove gives fine climbing to an exit on the right. This upper section is often wet in the winter. © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Red, green, and blue © Simon Caldwell
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This climb is in 129 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Running_Board - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14

Tom Peeper - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Rich

interesting lichen coated finish
Tom Peeper - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Rich

Superb lead by Mr Davison, very green on the top slab...will be back to lead this one!
richardw87 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Tom

swoosh - Lead - 09/Jun/14 with Will Smith

Teappleby - Lead - 24/Apr/14 with dad

fjg123 - Lead - Mar/14

Nez - 2014

Took a big fall from the top - it's really dirty/green up there, wouldn't recommend it at the moment. Will be back.
theomoore - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/13

David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Tom

Out of condition, made it feel a feck of a lot harder than 5b! Came off after going round the arÍte, missing the obvious (from below) pocket.
Bertbee - Lead dog - 20/May/13 with Ben

Andrew Wilson - TR - 22/May/12

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Rosh

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/12

vanderz - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/11

akhughes - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Meg

robman - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11

Jack00 - Lead β - 14/Aug/11 with Andy Graham

Got on the lead after Haydn backed off. Took a while to commit as I thought the route went up the arete! Slab was pretty dirty for a *** E1.
Alex Thompson - Lead β - 29/Jun/11 with Nick ?, Haydn Martin

Excellent! First E1 lead in 10 years. I'm back! Zeb dogged it haha Was wet as well on the first ledges but just had to do it. Used the 3 and 4 Black diamond micros and the funny italian thing for the first time
adamwesthead - Lead RP - 08/Jun/11 with Zeb

zebster - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/11 with Adam

3 ascents with the shunt.
adamwesthead - TR rpt - 06/Jun/11

Quite tough, quite scary.
pastep - Lead - 15/May/11 with Chris V, Woody

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/11

markalmack - 2nd β - 11/May/11 with chris todd

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/May/11

Steff007 - 2nd O/S - 2011

adi bryant - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Jake

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Richard Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/10

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Ruth Colston, Pete Ellis

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Lee Rodgers

Third trip to Caley before I could get on it, either busy or raining. Worth the wait. Tough for E1.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Si

top harder then the lower half
ojp - 2nd - 04/Jul/10 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Zeb

zebster - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Adam

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/10

led off guys gear
Bill Lawrence - Lead β - 15/Jun/10 with Bradley Cowley, Guy VG

braders94 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with GuyVG, Billy Lawrence

what a return to trad, nearly fell off. great.
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with anne, Tom Walker

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/10

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with Huw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10

Spongeclimber - 2nd - 16/Mar/10

roberto18 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10 with ben finley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Feb/10

RossG - 2010

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Oct/09

scary!
Dave Warburton - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/09

PaulHermes - 2nd - 01/Jul/09 with woody vcc

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/09

At last no major problems - in fact surprisingly easy this time considering the mess i made of it 2 weeks ago
lithos - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/08 with cef arch

Had to rest and then pull on gear for the crux move over the bulge. Did the rest cleanly.
Will Smith - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/08 with Rob

just got too knackered to do the pull by pissing about with gear and traversing back and fwd *loads* of times
lithos - Lead dog - 12/Jul/08

Nice route, much better gear low down than id have thought.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

design crisis - Solo - 04/Apr/08

Was out bouldering on my own but carrying my rack and got a belay off chris, intended to do high noon, but time and commitment did not allow, great route though.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/08 with Chris Kay

JSA - 2008

Sean_J - Lead O/S - 2008

feilx - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with Heather

MeMeMe - Lead - 05/Jun/07 with Andy

Very, very, very green at the top, and at the start, the middle was ok though!
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/06 with Rob Grant

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/06

3rd ever E1!
Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/06 with Will Grange

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/06

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 09/May/06 with timmy elson

only because high noon didnt get sent
jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/06 with Jordan Buys

Karl Bromelow - 2006

Led free, 2 years after seconding. Bit of a leap of faith job round the corner which turns out not to be very stressful... or does it? Sorry
Cragrat Rich - Lead - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

a bit scary
WB - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/05 with Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/05

Brown - Solo O/S - 20/Feb/04

Hidden - 2004

Stone Muppet - 2004

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead β - Apr/03

Hidden - 2nd β - 2003

3rd ever e1
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/02 with Neil

Paul Figg - Lead - 10/Jun/01

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - Jun/01

Hidden - 2000

gypsy3006 - Solo - 2000

Hidden - TR O/S - 2000

chrishedgehog - Lead β - 03/May/99 with Paul Gummy

jfmchivall - 1998

innes - Lead - Sep/96 with CJ

Good route which was tough at HVS
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 15/May/96 with Climbing Club

craig h - Lead rpt - 04/May/96 with Jim Mellor

bottled it but was expecting easy HVS
andrew300169 - Lead dnf - Sep/95

leathers - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/95 with Charlotte Evans

Hidden - 16/May/94

Andy Say - Solo - 07/May/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/93

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/93 with Kenton Cool

rob.grafton - Lead - 30/Mar/93 with Bruce

Roget - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/91 with JT

ewjudge - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/91 with Dave Broughton

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

lithos - 2nd - 1991 with john byrne

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1991

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/90

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Aug/90

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 31/May/90 with John Byrne

craig h - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

Colin Matheson - 2nd - Aug/86 with Euan Cameron

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/85 with Mark Gray

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 05/Jun/85

Hidden - TR - 29/May/85

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 18/May/85

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1985 with Various

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 14/Nov/84

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1982

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/79

GeoffG - 2nd - 18/Apr/79 with tony bowker

Soloed but with a sling and nut attached to my harness to protect the crux!
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 10/Sep/78

GeoffG - Lead - 31/Oct/76 with tony bowker

Howard Dixon - Solo - 1976

mikej - TR - 06/May/75 with Geoff Williams

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