Black Shadow* E3 5c
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Good route. Great evening - climbed almost entirely in the sun! Poor description in book for p3, and especially p5. No idea where the start of p5 is meant to go, but all variations lead to the crux groove anyway.
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Elfyn Jones, Mike Pycroft

Hidden - 2014

Lead p1 and 4. good commiting climbing.
willoates - 15/Jul/13 with John Oooooore

Mike's suggestion after giving up on A New Austerlitz as it looked dirty and structurally unstable (actually turned out that it had been done at least twice recently!). I led P1 - really nice climbing on great rock, quite hard for 5a. Mike did P2 - tricky in places and bold on the crux as the gear isn't very inspiring, followed by climbing in a great position on the unusual quartz. I jungle bashed the easy P3 and ended up setting up a belay a few metres above the official stance. Couldn't figure out exactly where the pitch went, so I think I made up a line from the belay to the crux. Balancy climbing up and left from the belay on 'good enough' holds and no gear - E2 5a going on E3 5b - followed by a small overlap where I dug out a couple of micro placements with a nut key. The crux looked deceptively easy. Climbed up a few easier moves and spent a while looking for better holds but there weren't any! Reverse back to a bridging position, then manned up and went for it - wasn't particularly hard but certainly committing. Exciting as it would have been a long fall onto the slab below. A good route, pretty bold really. Easiy worth two stars.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Mike H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Owen_P - 2012

Done via p2 of Black and White to add an extra 5c pitch. Led p1,2,3, Mark led 4,5. Black and White pitch perfectly dry and not 5c in that state but spaced gear. Fairly big fall potential on p3 and p5 if poor RPs (p3 and p5) and (p3) an old blade peg fail.
harold walmsley - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Mark Hounslea

Lots of rambling to a good, final pitch with a bad hangover.
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Ash

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/09

mr mills - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/08 with paul simkiss

Al Evans - 2008

a_radiohead_fan - 2005

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/96

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/95

Hidden - Lead - 1981

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/80

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 28/May/78 with Elaine Watson

Lone Rider - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/77 with Mark Thompson

Ian Jones - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Billy Jones

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/76 with Pete White

steve L - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/76 with Pete

petemeads - AltLd - 1975

Rained off after 3 pitches
mikej - AltLd dnf - 21/Apr/71 with Wil Hurford

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