The Indy 500*** E1 5b
[Alex on The Indy 500, Lundy, 3 kb]35m. From part-way up the huge corner, follow the crack line on the left wall all the way to the top, via a well-earned ledge at half height and a steepening finale, breaking left to top out. Pumpy, exhilerating and with loads of gear, a 3 star pitch if ever there was one.

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Photo: Alex on The Indy 500, Lundy © AJM
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This climb is in 224 logbooks, and on 30 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Sep/15

Dizz - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/15 with EJ

Nick Wallis - 2nd β - Sep/15 with James Hall, Stan

tim.fairhall - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Sachi

Start of the route was a bit of a waterfall, bridged up the wet chimney a little to get to the dry stuff (think this was the line in the guidebook anyway) Really good climb that is well protected, quite a hard E1 I think, it's so sustained but very well protected. I plugged in a ton of cams and offset nuts. There's a brilliant rest directly before the grand finale. Loved it!
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/15

Climbster - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with MoB, Ian

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Aug/15

Did Formula 1: 1st pitch Indy 500 2nd pitch. Due to rock fall.
kennythescot - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/15

barrowclough - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15

Kaiser999 - 2nd - Aug/15 with Adam Richardson

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with James Hoyes, Rach Batt

Another awesome route. Just enough ledgey bits for shaking out the pump in the first half.
Batt - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Matt Box, James Hoyes

Hoyes - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/14 with Matt B, Rachel B

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Dan Lane

Perhaps my best route of 2014
rd20 - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/14 with Patrick

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14 with Richard W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

khalidq - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with James Hall

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/14

Andy Moles - 2nd - 09/Sep/14 with Pimpy

pimpy - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with andy moles

Pretty sustained. Tough moves at the top with great finger locks in the crack.
Nick Russell - 2nd - 07/Sep/14 with Alex Winter

Brilliant, sustained climbing. High in the grade.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Nick

ferdia - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Hertha

burto - 2nd - 03/Sep/14 with malc

Cool climbing, holds just appear when you want it! Fantastic
Shea - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Andy Latham

AndyL - 2nd β - 01/Sep/14 with seamus

As good as I remembered, great sustained climbing.
James Oswald - Lead - Sep/14

Mr Powly - 2nd - Sep/14 with Rozzy

Fantastic dynamic climbing on great holds. The last part did not seem the hardest as although its the steepest part, the holds are most adequate.
Jules Lane - 2nd O/S - Sep/14 with Mark Proctor

Tom Brierley Gore - Lead O/S - Sep/14 with Shijing Hu

AndyL - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Calum cuthill

guy757 - 20/Aug/14

What an amazing route, quite sustained but super well protected.
RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with James, Bec

A Superb and well sustained pitch.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Dave Platt

Godd effort Sam! We agreed that the guidebbok seemed a little misleading when it says hard start and finish, it all seems about the same difficulty throughout, albeit with a few good rests on small ledges. Very well protected.
Stroppy - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Sam Husband

First legit E1 (Cenotaph Corner seeming too easy, the Amone Slab being bolted and Strapiombante having been a repeat). Swore a lot. There are miny cruxes everywhere so don't place your gear expecting the bits the guidebook says are hard to be there. Lots of places to rest though so I managed to place tonnes of gear. The climbing is three stars but it's not as spectacular as other 3 star routes being tucked up the side of a gully.
Sam Husband - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Ed

adie84 - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Great route, didn't have much left to give by the top
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/13 with Sarah Flint

fishinwater - 2nd - 23/Sep/13 with Al Begley

Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/13 with Ed

tonevert - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/13 with Patricia, jeremy

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Sep/13

Brian Rodgers - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Esther Bott, Simon Pape

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 11/Sep/13

Gutted I ended up on the left of the crack and used a hand jam to move across but not the correct way around so it slipped out. Great route though.
Tala M - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/13 with Mike Brookes

Justin Shiels - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/13

The holds were not obvious, when looking up, but they were often better than my expectation. Brilliant route.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Ingrid C

Nick Biven - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Great climb.
gibsond - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with James Bisset

Great climbing up the cracks. No jamming needed. Hard sections between rests on perfect rock. 3* status deserved.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/12 with Gwilym

*$!t I found that hard to second!
Happy Wanderer - 2nd dog - 15/Sep/12 with Rob Tresize, Mark H

Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/12

Tried leading. Went way off course. Fell. Dan got gear.
rd20 - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/12 with Dan G

Kevster - 2nd - 10/Sep/12 with Will T

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/12 with robert dufton

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

First route on Lundy. A bit harsh as a warm up as it's a tough E1 but F1 is no more (I belayed on it...). Good moves and pretty sustained apart from a couple of ledges but not really a 3 star line, particularly as very close to the VS grotty corner in its lower section, so I'd say only 2 stars.
Misha - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Phil

Good climbing if a bit close to the dirty corner.
philhilo - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with misha

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

Nick Wallis - 2nd - Sep/12 with Martin Cooper

Excellent :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Richard Williams

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/12

After failing to finish the route on two previous attempts (down-climbed rather than falling off so not lot the onsight) i finally got up it this year. Really hot though, only the top 15 feet were in the sun but i was dripping with sweat at the top. we ate ice cream for the rest of the of the best routes I've ever done. even if it was a bit of a battle!
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Ruth Taylor, Andy Turner

Harder than The Strand
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Colonel Sir Timothy Clarke C.E.O., Brigadier Sir Roger Benton

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/12

timmsy - AltLd dog - 24/May/12 with David_Gledson

Kaiser999 - 2nd - 2012 with Jim

cymjt - 2012

Nice moves, steady E1, felt soft for the grade.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Will Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/11

Steep and positive. Classic.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/11 with SGD, Tim

Great route, steep but always with a good hold nearby
SGD - 2nd - 06/Sep/11 with Andy Clarke

best route of this hol, took me 4 attempts to climb this, first attempt it starting raining after doing a wet road runner. Second there was a que after doing formula 1. Third andy abbed in down hot rod, and had to go up rope to get out staring raining hard hot rodded out of there. When I eventually got to climb it big seas ment it was very greasy, made it more fun for me
Dale - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

Glyn - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Luke, Barni

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Glyn Hudson, Barni

kdalzell - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - Lead - 20/Aug/11 with karen dalzell

spondulix - 2nd β - 19/Aug/11 with Carol, Ben

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/11

givemetea - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with Craig Jenkins

Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Gary Lewin

Guy Wilson - 2nd - Aug/11 with Gavin Moy

soph - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Dan McManus

timtimpeggy - AltLd - Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/10

very pumpy - not my style but gave it a go placing loads of gear. ended up being in the top 5 climbs i've ever done, it is so good!
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10 with Remus Knowles

Kevster - Lead - Sep/10

Homes - 2nd - 27/Aug/10 with Shaun M

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/10

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Richard

3 Names - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10

irish paul - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Dave Ripley

Jess Christley - 2nd - 31/May/10 with Sarah Joyce

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Mike Thomas

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/09

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

had seconded it a few days earlier. Put too much gear in, got pumped
Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/09 with Chris F, Mike Redmayne

fchris - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/09 with Joris R, Mike Redmayne

dicky79 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Andy Sloane, Mark Nicholson

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Sep/09

richw2k2 - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Tom

brilliant brilliant wall climbing
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Misread the final moves - damn it.
PanzerHanzler - 2nd dog - 19/Aug/09 with Martin Hore, Steve Culverhouse

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Andy Hansler & Martin Hore

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

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/09

good exciting fun
gazlad - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with wetton

Spillers - 2nd - Aug/09 with Stavvy

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Stew Boyce

Jillybean - 2nd - 08/Jul/09 with Tom Dixion and Steve Franklin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/09

lukea - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/08

chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Nik Goile

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08

AJ007 - 2nd - 30/Aug/08 with Dan

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with AJ

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with douglas

zero six - Lead O/S - Aug/08

superb crack climbing; one the best E1s I've done
nickdonohue - Lead - Jul/08 with Andy Neath

No need to go off right to the wide crack as stated earlier, top is clean and good.
Shaw Brown - Lead - 10/May/08 with Jeb

Coel Hellier - Lead - 03/May/08 with Richard

Tim Steward - 16/Mar/08 with Helen Alderson

Al Evans - 2008

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/07

Needs a clean as hard to get onto top headwall, most people seem to finish up the dirty wide crack instead.
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/07 with Jo

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

circa 2007
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 2007 with KM

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/06

HughM - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with notgnarly

Hidden - Lead - Aug/06

Bern - 2006

feilx - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Neil Ireson - Lead - 20/Sep/05 with John & Jane

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Tony Payne

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2005 with Abi

My first extreme! At the time it was definately the best route I'd ever done. 9am no warmup.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/04 with Craven MC

cem - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/04 with Dave Amos

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/04

leadmat - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Dr James Armstrong

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/03

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/02

cem - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/02 with Graham Dolman

cem - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/01 with Chris Thorpe

Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/01 with jim

LC - Lead O/S - Aug/01

Hidden - 2001

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/00

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Aug/00 with Paul Tanton

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2000 with Carl

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Seymore Butt - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/99

WB - AltLd O/S - Sep/99 with Guy

Frostie - Lead - Aug/99

Derek Furze - Aug/99

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 1999 with Jo Bertalot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/98

Paul-Michael - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/98 with Steve Newman, Nick Hanie

andy_pemberton - Lead - Aug/98 with Rik Meek

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1998

VPJB - 1998

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/97

Pete Nugent - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/97 with Kath Brannigan, Phil?, Tony Madden

Hidden - Lead - 1997

colin milton - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/96 with eric milton

Bold, big holds, big pro and fun!
eroica64 - AltLd O/S - Sep/96 with Denis Crampton

snowcat - 2nd - 29/Aug/96 with Chris Schiller

Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/96 with Tom Phillips

Simon cook - Aug/96

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 1995

RichardMc - 2nd - 12/Sep/92 with John Evans

whispering nic - Lead - 07/Sep/92 with Ali W

Hidden - Aug/92

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/91 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/91

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/91

NickJH - 1991

Steve Bell - 1990

Magnificent route! One of the best that I have done!
BigHairyIan - Lead RP - 26/Mar/89 with Alan Lilley (Thug)

ChrisJD - Lead - 19/Sep/88

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 09/Aug/88 with Dave Simmonds

Mike Owen - 31/Jul/88 with Elaine Owen

andy gittins - 1988

steve taylor - Lead - 1987 with Mike Beresford

shark - 2nd - 17/Aug/86 with Grin

Tom V - Aug/86

Hidden - Lead - 1981

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/69

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