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The Sorcerer (full route)*** E1 5c

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12m. Short boulder problem underneath the roof about 5m left of "The Spell" (E1). Big reach to a sinker then pull around the roof and up the groove to finish on the flutings.
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This climb is in 116 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Richard Fletcher - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Ben Watson

Couldn't get the move under the roof
watson.b - 2nd dog - 23/Apr/14 with rich

stugreen75 - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/14 with Matty Ray

Superb!
Callum_Johnson - Solo - 14/Mar/14 with Dayni_

samwillo - Lead - 12/Mar/14 with Malin Kvist

malinkvist - 2nd dog - 12/Mar/14

Gus - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Souljah, andi elizabeth turner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/13

Few goes to get the span, and another couple to get the mantle, wobbled to top feeling v pumped.
salix - Solo β - 22/Sep/13 with Jules, Frazer

Possibly not the smartest thing I've ever done, but boy if that rockover wasn't exciting!
Shea - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Ieuan, Valerie

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jul/13

Made the big reach easily (probably because of my height) but found the rock up hard. The 23 degree heat probably didnt help the friction. Easier after getting established on the main wall.
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Phil Marsh

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/May/13

Couple of goes to get the big span at the start. Great route
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead β - 05/May/13

Runnels!!
Alex Mason - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Charlie Torrance, tim peck, kieran king, Laura Perry, Mikey G

Mike Goldthorp - Sent - Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 15/Feb/13

SamWimpenny - Lead O/S - 2013 with Matt Gibbings

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead - 07/Nov/12 with Charl

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Meg

stugreen75 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Jase

le t - Sent x - 02/Sep/12 with ross

yarbles - Lead - 29/Jul/12 with Francis

Lovely route.
peterp - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Ally Corbett

Ginger McGrath - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/12 with peter, ally, nat, thom simmons

tlmarjot - Lead RP - 04/Jun/12 with Tom Baker, Ben Lea

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

tomB - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Ben Lea

Russell Birkett - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/12

Jordan - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/12

I have done the start as a boulder problem before and then it was made harder witha full rack on so didn't manage to hold the jug at first
naffan - Lead RP - 10/Jan/12 with Joanna

Powerful start, balancy finish
petegunn - Lead - 09/Dec/11 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Dec/11

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Patch

Gus - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/11

Fultonius - Solo β - 20/Nov/11 with Dougie, Ross Barnes

dougs1232 - Solo RP - 20/Nov/11 with Ross Barnes, Alasdair Fulton

Ross Barnes - Solo - 20/Nov/11 with Dougie Harvey, Ally

wilsonmackenzie - Solo RP - 12/Nov/11 with RdC, Nicolas duboust, ChrisCSC89

ChrisCSC89 - Solo RP - 12/Nov/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

RdC - Solo RP - 12/Nov/11 with Team Beast

Nicolas Duboust - Solo β - 12/Nov/11

took me a few goes to get the big lunge under the overhang, nice moves
Bill Lawrence - Solo RP - 22/Oct/11 with Harry

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11 with bert, Dave Warburton

The Big Sender - Lead - 07/Oct/11 with clement hutin

Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Chris with webbed feet

JRae - Lead - 11/Sep/11 with A Saul

Andy Moles - Solo rpt - 13/Aug/11 with Tom HS, Adam, Ferdia

Mark D - 2nd RP - 01/Jun/11 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Ewan Irvine, Mark D

MDowson - Lead - 07/May/11 with oli warlow

lukehunt - Solo - 10/Apr/11

Had a couple of pads for the start, then decided to cruise on up to the top.
duncman - Solo - 03/Apr/11

Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/11 with emily roo

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2011

not an E1 5c. Awesome route but won't bother with ropes next time I, looks like it's much easier to boulder out!
whistler - Lead dnf - 17/Oct/10 with Anna

Popped off ater the big throw due to poor footwork. Error.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Ruth Colston

Took a while to get over the lip but just takes some comittment, then easy climbing after that.
David Bulley - Solo RP - 22/May/10 with Leon Cole, Andy Chisholm

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with Mhairi Thorburn, James Dunn

took me 4 goes to get the big span to the jug (damnn my smal arm-span)- ended up having to go dynamic-laybacked the mantle, and VS climbing after that - awesome route!
Woodiee - Lead β - 08/May/10 with Matt Dowson

Took many goes to work out laybacking was easier than jamming the crack (damn beta). Nice problem need to come back for this one.
odox - 2nd RP - 08/May/10 with Karl Wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Well reachy boulder start which took a couple of tries, but then a cruise to the top. Much fun.
Dr Toph - Solo RP - 02/Mar/10

scott gibson - 2010

Steve Crowe - Lead - 2010

westaway - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/09

none of us managed to second this after welshy lead it, leader had to ab to take the gear out fail:(
kitP - 2nd dnf - 14/Nov/09 with Welshy, Mark, Kate

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

burto - Solo β - 17/Oct/09

Fell off the mantel a couple of times before i stopped trying to jam the straight crack and laybacked it instead. Annoying.
Will Hunt - Lead dog - 17/Oct/09 with Dave Warburton

Managed the start much more statically this time.
Dave Warburton - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/09 with Will Hunt

Quality route!
willackers - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09 with lots of scottish people

Thought getting the Jug was hard!
Dave Warburton - Solo - 08/Jul/09 with Franco Cookson

the real dave - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/09

oliwarlow - Lead - 10/May/09 with Dave S

dodfoster - Solo β - 02/May/09 with jake rogers

Boy - Mar/09 with Fiona Fullwood

Bouldered the start a few times before linking into the rest of the route.
Andy Moles - Solo - 24/Jan/09 with -

j0shwyatt000 - 2nd dog - 2009

ed woods - 2nd - 14/Jun/08 with Marshall

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Eddie

mshorter - Lead - 14/Jun/08

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Chris Thain

Hidden - Solo - Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Felt very alone.
andi turner - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/06 with alone

Fell off on the lead
ArnaudG - 2nd - 27/Aug/06 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 27/Aug/06 with Arnaud Garcon

Jon Read - Solo O/S - Feb/06 with Clarky & Trev

jim robertson - 2006

shark - Solo rpt - 12/Nov/05

Dave Kerr - Solo - 12/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/04

ali_robb - Solo O/S - 2004

nice route. a bit similar to eye of faith at gardoms
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2003 with Dan Holdsworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

Marti999 - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with lorna

gypsy3006 - Solo O/S - Aug/99

Hidden - Lead - Jun/99

Roget - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/98

craig h - Solo O/S - May/98

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 1998

tlr - 2nd - 14/Apr/95 with Rupert

whispering nic - Solo - May/94 with andy farnell

whispering nic - Solo - May/94

cam1401 - Lead O/S - May/94 with Lee Collier

Rich Kirby - Solo - 07/Sep/92

Tony Little - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/92 with DK and SG

Hidden - Lead - Apr/92

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Style of ascent

Soloed47 of 116 (40.5%)
Lead50 of 116 (43.1%)
Followed12 of 116 (10.3%)
Bouldered2 of 116 (1.7%)
Unknown5 of 116 (4.3%)

'Climbed'39 of 116 (33.6%)
clean O/S44 of 116 (37.9%)
clean β7 of 116 (6.0%)
clean rpt6 of 116 (5.2%)
clean RP14 of 116 (12.1%)
dogged4 of 116 (3.4%)
dnf2 of 116 (1.7%)