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M2* E1 5b

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J Minors, R Webb 1979

Ticklists: Bristol 1st E1s.

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This climb is in 164 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14 with D.Foster

Got tempted on to Hocus Pocus by mistake and fell! Back enroute and all fine.
Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 26/Jul/14 with Richard

breaking a long climbing fast. took a couple of rests but otherwise found it surprisingly ok. other climbers when we got to the top said they thought access was still banned due to winter rockfall. oops.
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/14 with neil morbey

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/14

steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 19/May/14 with Joe Innes

yan hawkins - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Donald 'Big Boy' Birchall

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

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Martin Haworth

In a oner. Rope drag made the last pitch feel a little more frantic than it should have. Not as good as M1, but probs worth a star.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/14 with Ben Darby

Cheese Monkey - 2nd rpt - 04/Mar/14 with Alex W

With Pete
kenneM - AltLd - 10/Dec/13

HVS / E1 hard 5a. Massive block has come off from 10 meters up the groove. Still climbable at the same grade, now with a new mantleshelf move.
pheotleyr - Lead RP - 28/Nov/13 with Mike

Looks like a fridge sized block has come off from 10 meters up the ramp. Route now has a new mantleshelf move instead of an overhang ?
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 28/Nov/13 with Peter

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with max

Martas first proper trad climb lol. I really enjoyed it. Would of done M1 but the break was soaking wet
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/13 with Marta

steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/13

Better, harder and more run out than M1.
zcsharp - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Steve Gibbs

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/13

jonbwoy - Jun/13

jonbwoy - Jun/13

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Jamie Roberts

jonbwoy - 2013

Very nice, only that horizontal break was full of mud. Dan went on for the 5c clip-up of Motorway Madness at the top, which was a tad too hard for me to 2nd.
pheotleyr - 2nd β - 18/Dec/12 with Dan C

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/12 with pheotleyr

Alex Whitmore - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/12

Decent route, A little bit run out though
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/12

Led P1, very soft for E1
HarryB - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/12 with Danish

TDSvejstrup - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/12 with Harry Bloxham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12

led first pitch, awesome climbing worth 2 stars the route overall i think.
James S - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with caleb

Harder than it's neighbour m1. Lead the short second pitch, very cool climbing, same it's over so soon.
Kemics - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with James S

daverichris - Lead RP - 08/Sep/12

Phil Belcher - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Rich

mikeshewring - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12

P1 for Adam, P2 for me.
riddle - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Adam Ryan

adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12

Much easier than M1 - great route, impressive territory for the grade
SGD - 2nd - 09/Jul/12 with phil wilkinson, Jonny WMC

Lead P1; Chris lead P2
simonf - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Chris and Jane

j miller - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12

although the conditions greatly improved I still didn't have my head quite in the right place. Great route but personally found it a bit spicy. Hard E1 soft 5b in my opinion but since no one else agrees I'll put it down to having a poor leading head today. Quality short 2nd pitch. Used up nearly all my gear on my pitch and had to use rope around the thread. 2*
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook

Good route, first pitch was pretty cool and I managed to find a no hands knee bar about 2/3rds of the way up, crux seemed rather reachy, even for me although maybe I was just climbing quite fast and missed something I was meant to find. I then led pitch 2 which was short but sweet!
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

Surprised at the quality of this, especially the top half which was juggy and steep.
JamesRich - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Led p1. Nice way to blow out the trad cobwebs...
AJM - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Crispin Cooper

Led P2
Stone Muppet - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with am

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 13/Nov/11 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Ragingpossum - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Clay C - 2nd rpt - 15/Oct/11 with Will B, Will A

Steady climbing with good,sometimes slightly spaced gear.As good as M1
just one more - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11

evhall - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with jerzy

Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with iggy

squicky - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Aaron

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

andy dunn - 2nd - 29/Jul/11 with Mike, Darren, J

andy dunn - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/11 with J

Lead both pitches in one
tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/11 with Dave Ing

Both pitches run together.
Dave Ing - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/11 with Tom

richtea21 - Lead O/S - May/11 with S.Pelly

Superb climbing.
aipattison - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Al Franks

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Alex P

Oli P1 and me P2
Tomar - AltLd rpt - 30/Mar/11

Led first pitch. Went left at the steep bit. So either this is really easy for an E1, or there's an amazing HVS route up this otherwise extreme buttress!
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/11 with Tomar

Clay C - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Seb

Gary p1, Chris p2.
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Gary Lewin

andy dunn - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with J

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Mick Ward

Both pitches, nice and long. Thought it was little trickier than M1, particularly the traverse.
Tomar - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Rafael

p1
tom.e - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/10 with Charlie Everett

Honestly didn't think any of this was 5b (though I am tall). Also contrary to the guidebook, didn't think any of it was run out (and I am a wuss). A solitary nut placement on the headwall? I had 3 nuts and 2 cams!
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with ah

good fun route - better than M1?
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with tom dixon

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/10 with Ed Babington

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Aug/10

maresia - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Mike Kann

enjoyable! lots of fossils
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with bobby gilbert

Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Katherine Sydney

Done as 1 pitch - never difficult - some nice moves all the way up - seemed easier than M1
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with J

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/10

loads of fun last half in the rain
brices - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/10

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/10

alasdair19 - 2010

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 2010 with Nick Smith

maffujones - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Jamie T

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

deklan - Lead - 12/Jul/09 with julie jamie

feilx - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/09 with Heather

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 13/Jun/09 with GF

In 1, with detour into Hocus to fetch some gear. The jammed wire you can see from the ground (not mine, really is jammed. Needs chiselling, or nut keying and hexing.
Paz - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/09 with WG

Really good. Spicy finish!
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Gary Ryan

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Mar/09

bold but nice and steady
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/09 with Howard

Hidden - Lead β - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Ace!
Chubbard - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/08 with J Robinson

CarolineH - 2nd rpt - 19/Nov/08 with Joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/08

Al Franks - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/08 with Andy Hayes

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08 with Andy Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/08

My First E1, felt comfortable all the way :)
Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/08 with Andrew Bitmead

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/08

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/08 with Will

First pitch only. Finished rightwards from the pedestal ledge (as for M1)
JamieAyres - 2nd rpt - 01/Mar/08 with Nick Ingram

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/08 with Joe

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/07

went wrong way. oops.
Al Franks - 2nd dog - Jun/07 with James Burrows

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/07

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Joe

Went direct up the little groove, and did P2 too.
Paz - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/07 with TE2

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06

tonanf - AltLd - Sep/06 with burt

Hidden - Solo β - 12/Jul/06

Sustained but never very difficult
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Bill Naylor

Bern - 2006

Jo McCready - 2006

mike kann - Lead - 2006 with Bill Naylor

Marcus - 2006

RedFox - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Tom K

Fat Tim - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/05 with Sarah Baker

Bux - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Rupert Bassadone

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/05

joe_alexander - 2nd - 14/Mar/05 with Nick Gillette

Paz - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/05 with TS2

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005

phsharpy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Bethan Davies

IceMonkey1982 - 2005

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Adam Mulholland

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Laura

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Jun/04

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/04 with dean howard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

simon kimber - Lead O/S - Jan/04

cornishben - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Chris Sims

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/03

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 16/May/02

Mark led first. I led second.
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/01 with Mark

KRB - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/00

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/00

Rob Kennard - 2000 with John Southworth

Hidden - 2000

Ally Smith - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/98 with Rich

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Oct/97

P1 Only
chris sm - 2nd dnf - 17/Apr/94 with Dom Goodridge

rob.grafton - Lead - 11/Jul/93 with Bruce

Pete Ogden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/88

bullybones - Lead - 1987

I led the top short wall/second pitch.
JamieAyres - 2nd O/S - Aug/85 with Graham Aveyard

steve L - Lead - 24/Jun/84 with Graham Royle, Clive Curle

Ena - 2nd O/S - Aug/83 with Martin Trouse

Previously lead in April. Pitch 1 only. Felt much easier than 5b - 4b?
stp - Solo rpt - 03/Oct/82

Marcus - 1980 with Not Logged/Can't remember

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Voting
Total votes cast 86
hard E20 of 30
E20 of 30
easy E20 of 30
hard E10 of 30
E118 of 30
easy E111 of 30
hard HVS1 of 30
HVS0 of 30
easy HVS0 of 30
hard 5c0 of 28
5c0 of 28
easy 5c0 of 28
hard 5b0 of 28
5b14 of 28
easy 5b11 of 28
hard 5a3 of 28
5a0 of 28
easy 5a0 of 28
3 Stars1 of 28
2 Stars16 of 28
1 Star11 of 28
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 164 (1.2%)
Lead85 of 164 (51.8%)
Followed42 of 164 (25.6%)
Toproped1 of 164 (0.6%)
Alt Leads22 of 164 (13.4%)
Unknown12 of 164 (7.3%)

'Climbed'34 of 164 (20.7%)
clean O/S102 of 164 (62.2%)
clean β4 of 164 (2.4%)
clean rpt18 of 164 (11.0%)
clean RP2 of 164 (1.2%)
dogged3 of 164 (1.8%)
dnf1 of 164 (0.6%)