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Grond*** E2 5b

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Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, North Wales Rock Graded List, Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks, 50 cracks to Squamish, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

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This climb is in 101 logbooks, and on 45 wishlists.

Ed F - Lead β - 18/Jul/14 with Si

Lots of rests. I can't climb cracks!
bigbobbyking - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/14

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Rob King, Tor Nockles

tobydunford - 2nd dog - 30/May/14 with Harry Martin

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

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

soph - 2nd - 07/Jun/13 with Alex Hughes

Hard HVS for fellow grit monkeys, easy E2 if you are a reasonable jammer and probably impossible if you aren't.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with AJM

My good run of managing to second Tom's jamming routes despite a total inability to jam properly comes to an end! Fell off trying to jam the thin hands section at the bottom and annoyingly my foot slipped right up near the top too.
AJM - 2nd dog - 31/May/13 with Tom Lambert

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 2013

DubyaJamesDubya - 2013

soph - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Helena Robinson, jon morgan

Awesome jamming crack. Fairly soft for E2? A tricky bit in the middle where the crack got a bit wide but otherwise it was more like Peak HVS? I had to shunt cams almost all the way up as only had 2 that fitted 90% of it.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Neil Furniss

Dan Vaj - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/12 with James Machaffie

2nd go. jamming easy, bridging hard
dan ely - Lead RP - 02/Jun/12 with dan

Quite a tussle....Brilliant!
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Ruth

Sweaty and painful and that was just the first few metres, beat a retreat. Can't see how this is E1! I'll be back with taped hands and cooler conditions...
ksjs - Lead dnf - 28/Mar/12 with jo

Captain Gear - 2012

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Ralph

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/11

Jamming crack???? Just layback it to glory. One big hold all the way to the top. E1 5a/b
centurion05 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11

al99 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Andy Woolston

Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Neil

nightmare. couldn't do it at all.
Rachel Slater - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/11 with Chi Huo Cheng

yo yo it 3 times (fell, did not pull the rope). after the 4th fall, sat on rope and then finished it clean. did not have enough cams with me.
Chi Cheng - Lead dog - 02/Jun/11 with Rachel Stater

nails
dan ely - Lead dnf - 23/Mar/11 with tony (army)

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Was i mysteriously transported to Indian Creek? Hot sunshine and spitter cracks! Proper old school jamming fest, crushed by a confused mixture of classy technique and gruelling determination :)
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10

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

melonmike - 2nd dog - 27/Aug/10 with Jack Metcalfe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10

The very best hand jamming corner crack in the UK. As i pulled onto the ledge and saw the corner in all its glory i remember finding it hard to swallow!! However, as with most climbs on the Cromlech its bark was muck bigger than its bite. Shame it's not twice as long. Some guy in Joe Browns shop told me it has been down graded to E1? It felt pretty E2 to me.
80s pete - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with jas wood

TomPR - Lead - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Jun/10

Didn't think I'd get up this clean so very pleased! The first half of the route provided the hardest jamming I had ever done but managed to keep going to the rest, after which the going got easier thanks to decent footholds on the side walls. Unloaded a double set of #1 to #3 cams in row, plus a hex at head height and the chockstone at the top, so pretty well protected.
Misha - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Ian W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/10

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Terry

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

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Al

Should be 11a, not E2!
david morse - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with mikey R+Steve

melonmike - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Dave Morse

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Johnny Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09

Massively strenuous and technical. Was doing OK with the jamming and bridging until the crack widened. I didn't manage to master the arm jamming technique. Still, good strength training exercise!
Swotson - 2nd dog - 24/May/09 with Tony Madden

Ian Parnell - Lead - Apr/09 with Matt Heason

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/08

sonnenstern - 2nd dog - 25/Sep/08 with James Marjot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

barni - Lead - 19/Sep/08 with Oli

jamesturnbull - Lead - Jun/08 with aiden

Nicos - Lead O/S - 30/May/08 with frazer

barni - 2nd - 15/May/08 with Liam fleming

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/08

Al Evans - 2008

one fall about 6inches from the top easy bit gutting. awesome line, totally brutal, must do.
Alex Mason - Lead - 04/Apr/07 with Adrian Berry

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Quality
feilx - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Ian Lovatt

a ladder of bomber jams.The file on higgar tor is harder
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06 with john nuttal

jim robertson - 2006

switch - Lead O/S - 2005

Derek Ryden - Lead rpt - Jun/04 with Al (V12), Anne Vowles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead - 2001

tuftynick - 2001

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

Had 2 sets of Friends but still had to shuffle the key sized ones up as I went
David Smith - Lead - 2000 with Dale Holding, Mark Gray

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Roget - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/99 with baccy

Mark Riley - Lead dog - May/99 with Richard Ibberson

WB - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/94

auld al - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 1991

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Jun/90 with Mark Lee

Hidden - 1990

michael burrows - 2nd - 04/Jun/89 with brian jones

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/88

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/88

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 01/May/87 with Kim Greenald

shark - Lead - Jul/86 with Charlie Stripp

Hidden - 1985

Melok - 1985

Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/Oct/80 with Bill McKee

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Best gritstone crack in Wales...
petemeads - Lead - 1977

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Voting
Total votes cast 62
hard E30 of 22
E30 of 22
easy E35 of 22
hard E27 of 22
E23 of 22
easy E22 of 22
hard E15 of 22
E10 of 22
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5c0 of 20
easy 5c8 of 20
hard 5b7 of 20
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Style of ascent

Lead53 of 101 (52.5%)
Followed23 of 101 (22.8%)
Unknown25 of 101 (24.8%)

'Climbed'47 of 101 (46.5%)
clean O/S36 of 101 (35.6%)
clean β1 of 101 (1.0%)
clean rpt2 of 101 (2.0%)
clean RP1 of 101 (1.0%)
dogged12 of 101 (11.9%)
dnf2 of 101 (2.0%)