Bald Pate* E1 5a
[Paul Ingham high on Bald Pate Direct Start, Ilkley. 1984. , 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
18m. Start as for Sinister Cracks but follow the break that bisects the slab away towards the right arete. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Spooky slab climbing that is as sandbag as Sinister Rib is soft-touch. Follow Doris to the break, unload all your small cams and continue to the ledge just right. Delicate smearing above this may gain the finish.

Photo: Paul Ingham high on Bald Pate Direct Start, Ilkley. 1984. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

rob.grafton - 12/May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/14

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 2014 with Pete

Seymore Butt - 2013

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Joanna

Ballsed up the easy mantle and nearly came off with a top rope set-up for Sinister Rip/Blackball - that would have been a swing! After that, the hard moves were easy peasy. Might even lead it next time I'm there. :)
ebf - TR O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Paul Stephenson

Hidden - 2012

A real test of nerve aswell as smearing ability & flexability. Take a tooth brush to remove the moss, lichen & sand from the holds. Once you've left the ledge don't fall off!
pastep - Lead - 11/May/11 with Rich W

pastep - Lead - 11/Aug/10 with Gwen

The cams won't help. This is a stiff E1 although the tech grade is correct it feels very "out there".
ebf - TR O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Paul Stephenson

Needs a bit of traffic to keep the line clean. Ground fall run out.
pastep - TR - 28/Apr/10 with ebf

JSA - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/07

Karl Bromelow - 2006

Hidden - 2003

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Jun/96

Hidden - 1992

Hidden - 1989

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/88

Hidden - Solo - 1980

GeoffG - Lead - 12/Oct/77 with tony bowker

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 04/Jul/76

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Total votes cast 13
hard E20 of 5
E22 of 5
easy E20 of 5
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Style of ascent
Clean O/S