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Pillar Rib*** VS 4c

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[Pillar Rib, Eastby, 3 kb]A great climb. The right arete of the buttress is reached by zig-zagging through the overhangs, followed by well positioned and sustained climbing, until it is possible to move out left to the finish of Pillar Front. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

Photo: Pillar Rib, Eastby © Robin Nicholson
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 331 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/14

Shaw Brown - Lead - 20/Jul/14 with Judith Neaves

maria85 - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/14 with Neil

Trobbo - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with martin dale

lovely little route, bex shot up it too!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with becky chadwick

Hidden - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

rbrookes2 - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Sonam Norbu

jessericson - 2nd dog - 10/Apr/14 with Rob Boyle

robman - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/14 with Erica

Andy Hudson - 2nd - 01/Apr/14 with Andy Barton

erica - 2nd - 01/Apr/14 with John

joemallia - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/14 with Mark Sinclair

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14

jason smeeth - Lead - 22/Mar/14 with hotfeet

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Andrew Cooke

scott quinn - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14 with Tom Priestley

Easy for the grade
Tom.Priestley - 2nd O/S - 19/Jan/14

BnB - 11/Jan/14

Nez - 2014

Hidden - 2014

madtoclimb - Lead O/S - 2014

andy gittins - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 14/Sep/13 with John

Lovely route that is only a little tarnished by the opportunity to escape right onto the diff finish. Stick with it - its an excellent finale.
Charlie Staincliffe - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Stuart Myatt

and Jon
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Dan McKinlay

garywalker147 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Mob

Danny Crump - Lead - 16/Aug/13 with Martin Bagshaw, Tony Wood

Martin Bagshaw - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Tony Wood, Danny Crump

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/13

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Harrogate club

rob.grafton - AltLd - 13/Aug/13 with Martin Smith

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Wizzy - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/13

Jenni Myers - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/13

charley - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Ange, Kev

3rd up, Charley's lead. Lovely climb with some really nice moves on it.
valentinesbabe - TR O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Nigel Bond - Lead - 30/May/13 with Bern Hardman

SteveM - Lead - 27/May/13 with Tobs, Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd rpt - 27/May/13 with Toby J, SteveM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Not completely sure I followed the exact route all the way. Felt a bit easy for a VS, though I had been climbing at Almscliff the week before!
ralphio - Lead - 16/May/13

Absolutely delightful.
oddtoast - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Gav, Karl

timbo58 - Lead - 10/Apr/13 with John Kilburn

jamie d - Lead - 01/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/13

maria85 - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Andy H, Jules

climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Hazel

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Nov/12

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with climbingpixie

petekeron - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/12 with Chris Wright

Made a right mess of this, failing to trust myself at the top. Needn't have worried and eventually managed it.
Mr Fuller - Lead β - 27/Oct/12 with Ally

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 27/Oct/12 with Phil

Alfuller18 - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Matthew Fuller

Phil Mercer - 2nd - 27/Oct/12 with John Brayshaw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/12 with liv_the_div

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/12

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

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/12 with Gareth

tobyk - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Emma Akam

dave657 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Tim

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 17/Jun/12 with Simon

simon1985 - Lead - 17/Jun/12 with Steve Wilson

al jackson - 2nd - Jun/12

mzchambers - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Al ~York

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/12

markfairbank - 2nd - 06/Apr/12 with Ian Moore, Ray Sharples

Gerry_Doncaster - 01/Apr/12

David Wynne - 2nd - 16/Mar/12 with Adam Burt

Jim Brownlow - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Mike Hayes

wolverine - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Jim Brownlowe

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with John Seed, Chris Ashton

petegunn - Lead - 23/Feb/12 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/12

lovely rock - need to come back and do some more routes here
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12

jac.c123 - 2nd rpt - 28/Jan/12 with andyc123

minT(HUN) - Lead - 2012 with PaulHermes

minT(HUN) - Lead - 2012 with PaulHermes

Hidden - 2nd β - 2012

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11

spitfirerick - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11

PaulHermes - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with Tibor

PaulHermes - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with Tibor

erica - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/11 with Erica

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

akhughes - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/11

David Wynne - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Adam Burt

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/11

Just as it started to rain...
kitkat78 - Lead β - 30/Aug/11 with Bruce

jac.c123 - 2nd - 20/Aug/11 with andyc123

Not much more difficult than the VDiff next door!
eldre070 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Neil

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/11

simon kimber - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with Max Harms

Hidden - TR - 22/May/11

Shaw Brown - Lead - 22/May/11 with Judith Neaves

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 21/May/11 with Ann S

Ann S - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Adam

luke harper - Lead O/S - 12/May/11 with mal

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/11

Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Oldrid

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/11

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/11 with Erica

Vikki Haydock - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/11 with Dave Collier

Andrew Wilson - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/11 with Chris Vernon

erica - 2nd - 29/Mar/11 with John

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/11

Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Titi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/11

ebf - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Paul Stephenson

pastep - Lead - 29/Jan/11 with ebf

adie84 - 2011

pratty25 - 11/Dec/10

Adam Coles - Lead - 28/Nov/10

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 14/Nov/10 with Josh

jcurrie93 - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/10 with john brayshaw

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Peri

pebbles - 2nd - 13/Nov/10

Neil Pacey - 2nd rpt - 07/Nov/10 with Tanya Savage

Really good but might have taken the easy way - ducked round under first little overhang rather than step up onto it
Tanya Savage - Lead - 07/Nov/10 with Neil Pacey

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/10 with Ann S

Ann S - 2nd - 07/Nov/10 with Adam

wolverine - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Sarah Marks

PaulHermes - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with Paul VCCC

dazwan - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with Paul S

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Pete aka Dad

Nice route
Diggler - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Calder

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/10

Calder - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Mark

stimpey - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Tom, Cas

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/10

roberto18 - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/10

failed on padder. I think my grit days are done!
ian caton - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/10 with Anna, Abi

Lovely climb,some great moves. Good 3* route
mike bridges - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Robert Bridges

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Anna, Ian

alisonk - Lead - 14/Aug/10 with Kay

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Natalie Treadgold

nice
lithos - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10

Not the most obvious line but good climbing.
Will Smith - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Rob

erica - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/10 with John

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/10 with Erica

v man - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/10

amazing! love this crag, bold finish for leader katy
soph_the_loaf - TR O/S - 06/Jul/10 with lewis vaughan, ekaterina sigida

Hanski - 2nd - 01/Jul/10 with Jack

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Hannah

OriginalGeckoboy - Jun/10

al99 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Al Benson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/May/10

DanH9883 - Lead - 02/May/10

peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd β - 02/May/10 with DanH9883

SteWatkins - May/10

Andrew Wilson - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/10 with Erica Berry

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 23/Apr/10 with Dan

erica - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with Andy Wilson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/10

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Mark Kitching

tmawer - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Glynn

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/10

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with Jon Lury

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Gav

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Bottom a little loose, a little scary as no gear fr a couple of metres at the top. but pleasant climb.
ekaterina sigida - Lead - 2010 with Lewis Vaughan, Sophie Malone

Hidden - 2010

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 31/Oct/09 with Matt Jones

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/09

doogstrue - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/09 with phil & andy

Dave Warburton - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Ewan

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Dave Warburton

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Oct/09

sgl - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with ben

Nice warm up, Emily not so impressed!!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Emily

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09

briar4012 - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Marti

Donal's lead. A good route but too easy to wander rightwards. The difficulty depends on how rigorously you keep to the rib.
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/09 with Carmen and Donal

climbed twice each, first my lead then katies lead as both wanted to lead. exact line a bit confusing.
pebbles - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/09 with katie

Katie Marshall - Lead - 07/Jul/09 with Peri

sjdg5 - TR - 28/Jun/09 with trish1968

trish1968 - TR - 28/Jun/09 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/09

lucasp - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Welsh Neil

Went off to solo around while Kev led it, so as not to blow the onsight. Sad!
KeithW - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with Kev Bowser

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/09

TR'd it and feel guilty about it, would have been a cracking lead. Just a bit too spooked by the severe I'd done earlier.
jeffsheard - TR O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/09

timbo58 - Lead - 05/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/09

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Dad

reinschgm - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Ben

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

timmsy - 2nd - 15/Apr/09 with David_Gledson

andy mcc - Lead - 13/Apr/09 with Robin Nicholson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/09

daveclarke5 - Lead β - 12/Apr/09 with Andy

betamonkey - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/09 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - 2nd - 31/Mar/09 with Rob Nelson

mattcyp88 - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with Dad

David Wynne - 2nd - 01/Mar/09 with Rob Nelson

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/09 with Matt Jones

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Adam

Seymore Butt - 2009

Timothy Greenhalgh - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/08 with Ste A

erica - 2nd - 22/Nov/08 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/08 with Erica

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Nov/08

Lovely climb, nothing hard but good positions
gazbonutter - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Pete MacDonald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08

Peter Smith - Lead - 21/Sep/08 with Mick Leather

One from my wish list. Great route.
erica - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/08 with John

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 19/Sep/08 with Erica

Dave Lacey - 2nd rpt - 10/Sep/08 with Gareth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/08

Excellent, though quite soft for VS and 4c
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/08 with Tom

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/08 with fergus, catriona

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/08

retreated on to VDiff with rain
sparra - 2nd - 02/Jul/08 with Holly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/08

betamonkey - Lead β - 14/Jun/08 with Jonny Baker

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with JoeL 90

joe larner - 2nd - 11/Jun/08

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Ben

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 29/May/08 with Chris

betamonkey - 2nd rpt - 24/May/08 with Jonny Baker

Excellent, good gear throughout.
Zoomer - Lead - 17/May/08 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 17/May/08 with glenn bloomer

jimorothy - 2nd - May/08 with Scott Barnett

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Jon Lury

With waist tie !
John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/08 with Andy Blakely

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Feb/08

ewen - 10/Feb/08

McDan - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/08 with dan miller

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

fifth - 2008

PaulHermes - 2nd - 07/Oct/07 with VCC

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/07 with Ed Drake

erica - 2nd - 22/Sep/07 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/07 with Erica

Started on the E2 in the dark using a headtorch and then bailed out onto the VS.
pdisney - 2nd - 11/Sep/07 with Alastair

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/07

VS4b - 2nd - 01/Aug/07

debbien1 - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Mattyk - Lead - 29/May/07 with Ali K

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/May/07

leighjepson - Lead - May/07 with Alison Dawson

Darrell Read - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with Ian Baker

bob3141 - 2nd - 21/Apr/07 with Oliver Mentz

Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Joe Worsnip

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/07

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/07 with Mark Kitching

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/07

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Tanya Savage

erica - 2nd - 01/Oct/06 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/06 with Erica

brilliant route
alicia - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/06 with Jamie

reg_measures - 2nd - 17/Dec/05 with Paul

erica - 2nd - 13/Nov/05 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/05 with Erica

Brown - Lead - 07/Nov/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/05

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/05 with Chris

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/05 with Steve Foster

VS4b - 2nd O/S - Aug/05

Trobbo - Lead - 07/Jul/05 with caroline webb

chris sm - Lead - Jun/05 with Pippa Froggatt

Shaw Brown - Lead - 22/May/05 with cliff brown

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/05

Hidden - Lead - Feb/05

Stone Muppet - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/04

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/04 with Carmen

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/04 with Paul Godwin

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/04 with Mark Gill

sdht - 2004

spoony84 - Lead - 2004

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/03 with Pete Twist

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/03

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Mar/02 with Fiend

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/00

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/99

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/99

rlrs - 2nd - 1999

nickdonohue - Lead - 18/Oct/98 with Richard Jasicki

Andy Say - Solo - 04/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/96

hard start!
nickdonohue - Lead - 23/Sep/95 with Dave Chapman

rob.grafton - 02/May/95 with Bruce

Neil R - Lead - 17/Jul/94 with Mark

Iain Thow - Solo - 02/May/94

rob.grafton - 2nd - 20/Sep/92 with Bruce

Graham Kennedy - 2nd - 21/Oct/91 with Graeme Hill

Tom V - Lead - 30/Jun/90 with Glenn Watson

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 01/May/90 with John Evans

thinair48 - Lead - 1990

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/88 with Chris

Hidden - Solo - 19/Oct/85

Nic Robinson - 1980

Dave Musgrove - 05/Nov/78

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
LauraC567, Hidden, StuartP, Puma, David Wynne, mattwilk, Hidden, robman, alexyoung, Ropeboy, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 149
hard HVS0 of 52
HVS0 of 52
easy HVS0 of 52
hard VS0 of 52
VS19 of 52
easy VS25 of 52
hard HS7 of 52
HS1 of 52
easy HS0 of 52
hard 5a0 of 49
5a0 of 49
easy 5a0 of 49
hard 4c0 of 49
4c20 of 49
easy 4c8 of 49
hard 4b18 of 49
4b3 of 49
easy 4b0 of 49
3 Stars26 of 48
2 Stars19 of 48
1 Star2 of 48
0 Stars1 of 48
Bag of .....0 of 48
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Style of ascent

Soloed9 of 331 (2.7%)
Lead170 of 331 (51.4%)
Followed126 of 331 (38.1%)
Toproped6 of 331 (1.8%)
Alt Leads2 of 331 (0.6%)
Unknown18 of 331 (5.4%)

'Climbed'145 of 331 (43.8%)
clean O/S132 of 331 (39.9%)
clean β6 of 331 (1.8%)
clean rpt47 of 331 (14.2%)
dogged1 of 331 (0.3%)