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Pillar Front*** E2 5b

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[James on Pilar Front, Eastby., 3 kb]A superb and bold outing up the front of the pillar. Climb the tricky but escapable rib to the roof and pull over to reach the left-trending ramp. Up this then trend right (bold) to the upper overhangs. Weave through these then finish direct. Memorable. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: James on Pilar Front, Eastby. © Mike Simmonds
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 126 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Simonpeel - TR dog - 01/Mar/14

Nez - 2014

Bob - 2014

beautiful delicate climbing
andy gittins - TR - 06/Oct/13

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 23/Aug/13 with Dan McKinlay

Andrew Wilson - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Aug/13

kitkat78 - TR O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Ali W, Jenny M

Nigel Bond - TR - 30/May/13 with Bern Hardman

timbo58 - TR - 10/Apr/13 with John Kilburn

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/12

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with andy

Hidden - TR - 19/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Pickles

mzchambers - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Al ~York

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/12

dangerous and reachy
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with dad & zak, stead

minT(HUN) - 2nd - 2012

Did without the right hand placement because thought it was off line very bold that way.
pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/11

niall_stone - 2nd - Nov/11

PaulHermes - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with Tibor

PaulHermes - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with Tibor

pastep - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with PaulHermes

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/11

harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Colin Struthers

gforce - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/11 with Dave O

dave o - 2nd - 22/Sep/11 with Graham

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Alec

APRS - 2nd β - 09/Sep/11 with Ewan Russell

Andrew Wilson - Lead β - 08/Jun/11 with Tony Womersley

Shaw Brown - TR - 22/May/11

ebf - TR O/S - 15/May/11 with Paul Stephenson, Woody

Coming back from finger injury
pastep - TR - 08/May/11 with Woody, ebf

design crisis - Solo rpt - 17/Apr/11

Great lead, felt run out but kept it together. Hardest part was the initial section but felt great on it. More E2's to follow :D Also... raining with numb hands...
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Titi

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/11

pratty25 - TR O/S - 01/Mar/11

Did not clip the tat
design crisis - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/11 with Tom W

Mitch1990 - 2nd - 24/Jan/11

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Adam Coles - Lead - 28/Nov/10

Have shyed away from leading it before. On top rope this time it felt easy so I led it. Keep your head & don't think about the run out.
pastep - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with PaulHermes

PaulHermes - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with Paul VCCC

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Pete aka Dad

Diggler - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Calder

Calder - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Mark

Hidden - TR - 27/Aug/10

probably the most scared I have ever been, excellent route.
roberto18 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Very bold route! Tough slab climb,quite a few pebbles needed to be relied on! Top lead by Rob!Couldn`t believe how fast Rob got gear in at the main break after the run out!ha ha
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Robert Bridges

Hanski - 2nd - 01/Jul/10 with Jack

Jack00 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Hannah

petegunn - TR - 01/Jul/10 with Davina

Runner high up right protects the main slab. Climbing was reasonable but it is fairly bold!
al99 - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Al Benson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Put nut high on the right before going left and spied a nut placement on right while on descent route that made the whole thing fairly well protected. Thread was insitu too!
DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Gareth Hobson

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 23/Apr/10 with Dan

cobweb - Lead - 23/Apr/10 with martyn hopson

the_keef - TR dog - 28/Mar/10 with Rob Ford, Andy Ford, John Poffley

Hidden - TR - 28/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Oct/09

timbo58 - TR - 05/Oct/09

Really enjoyed this one - bouldery start up rib (5c?) then bold middle section and nice top out. Weather was far from ideal! Windy and starting to rain a bit....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Emily

abercolin - TR O/S - 25/Aug/09

cobweb - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Roger Waterworth

Easy E2, if you don't mind a long run out on small pebbles and pockets with big reaches. The guide has it exactly right!
ebf - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Paul Stephenson

Awesome route, still beyond me as a lead, but am inspired to do so after watching someone on it. Definitely one to make the hair on your neck stand up.
jeffsheard - TR O/S - 07/Jun/09

Hedley - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/09 with Aldred Durham

Ist E route clean onsight - fantastic route.
aldred - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with hedley procter

Great fun! I really enjoyed the main scoop; it was the lower break getting onto the scoop that gave me the trouble.
pboniface - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/09 with Aldred Durham

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/09

Very nice and pebbly!
Discodan - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/09 with Dan Mc

Death route, E3 5b at least how can effectively unprotected pebble rock-overs at 10m only be E2 5b. HARD
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with andy gravestock

mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Dad

Seymore Butt - 2009

vertical worm - 2nd - 2009

Timothy Greenhalgh - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/08 with Ste A

Dave Lacey - 2nd rpt - 10/Sep/08 with Gareth

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08

Hidden - TR - Jul/08

betamonkey - Lead β - 24/May/08 with Jonny Baker

Dave Lacey - TR O/S - 13/May/08 with jak.kelly

Hidden - TR O/S - 13/May/08

A really good route, but a bit escapeable. However it was alot better than it looked.
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Big Ian

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/08

fifth - TR - 2008

ndb - Lead O/S - Oct/07

not as necky as some E2 slabs i've tried.. ok imho.
Mattyk - Lead β - 29/May/07 with Ali K

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07

spoony84 - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06

Brown - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/05 with Unknown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/05

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/05 with Chris

erica - 2nd - 16/Sep/05 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/05 with Erica

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/05

Hidden - Lead - Feb/05

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/04 with Mark Gill

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2004 with Mark Gill

Hammy - TR - 16/Apr/00

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Sep/99

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 31/May/98 with Noel, Pete Finklaire, Nigel Baker

My first E2 lead since the accident. Felt hard!
Dave Musgrove - Lead - Mar/98 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 14/Feb/98 with Dad

Andy Say - Lead - 15/Apr/97

rob.grafton - 02/May/95 with Bruce

rob.grafton - Lead - 20/Sep/92 with Bruce

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 18/Jul/92 with Graham Exley

rob.grafton - 2nd - 08/Mar/92 with Bruce

whispering nic - Lead - 16/Feb/91 with Ali W

Tom V - 30/Jun/90 with Glenn Watson

Rich Kirby - Lead - 01/May/90 with John Evans

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 17/Sep/89 with David

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

craig h - 2nd O/S - 1989 with Duncan Martin

John Brayshaw - TR O/S - 15/May/87 with Andy Farley

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/85

Dave Musgrove - 25/Jun/83

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/82 with Geoff Cowell

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 126 (0.8%)
Lead57 of 126 (45.2%)
Followed36 of 126 (28.6%)
Toproped24 of 126 (19.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 126 (0.8%)
Unknown7 of 126 (5.6%)

'Climbed'55 of 126 (43.7%)
clean O/S54 of 126 (42.9%)
clean β4 of 126 (3.2%)
clean rpt9 of 126 (7.1%)
dogged4 of 126 (3.2%)