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Depth Charge*** E1 5a

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[Let off the leash., 2 kb]A stunning line across the impending wall to gain the hanging arete, first sniffed out, amazingly, by a young Pat Littlejohn. A remarkably popular solo, considering the first section is above a ledge. After gaining the flat ledge on the arete - the 'diving board', the final corner is only grade 4. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: 100 Aberdeen North East Classics!.

Photo: Let off the leash. © Brian Duthie
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

IceBun - Solo rpt - 04/Aug/14 with Wilson

gforce - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/14

peter.herd - Solo - 09/Jul/14 with Tom Shaw

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/14

Chris wilson - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Keith

IceBun - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/13

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

Think this might be the first time I've done it with ropes and and stuff
dave o - Lead - 30/Jun/12 with Dave Cowan

IceBun - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/12 with Sandy Simpson

Russell Birkett - Solo rpt - 19/May/12

rested on gear beneath the ledge doh!
simon_D - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with Neil C

samwillo - Lead - 29/Apr/12 with Rory Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 2012

IceBun - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/11 with Wilson

Intended route moist so a nice alternative
andyinglis - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/11 with Ally Fulton

Good route let down by the dirty corner at the top
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Ross B

Graham Atkins - Lead - 30/May/11

Still pumpy! Good lead by Johannes.
bnewman - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/11 with Johannes

tom russell - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/10 with Oli Boyes

OliBoyes - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/10 with tommy guns

danimal88 - Lead O/S - Jul/10 with Toby Burrell

First climb since breaking my ankle. Great climb. Felt easy - encouraging!
gforce - Lead - 29/Jun/10 with Sandy

Bit pumpy. Good holds. Cams.
bnewman - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Fiend

Tobes - 2nd - May/10 with danimal

have done the direct before
dave o - Solo - 02/Jul/09 with Dave Cowan

IceBun - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/09 with Wilson

Sandy Simpson - Solo - 20/Jun/09 with brian duthie

Sandy Simpson - Solo - 16/Aug/08

whistler - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/08 with DWS

Anna_wells - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/08

Paulww - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/08 with hwackerhage

smac - 2008

Dirk Wallis - Lead - 17/Aug/07 with Simon Pearce

DWS: Good climb, little sketchy at the start.
michael83 - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/07

andyinglis - Solo β - 11/Aug/07

DWS
ANC - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Dangerous Dave

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Ben Tye

westaway - Solo O/S - Aug/07

Dangerous Dave - Solo rpt - 31/Jul/07 with Steve Addy

Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Russ Birkett

Deep water solo.
Smelly Fox - Solo - 26/Aug/06

ali_robb - Solo O/S - Jul/05

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 10/Jun/95

Yourlead - 2nd - 01/Oct/94 with Stephan Liudbloun

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, telemarker, Hidden, Ropeboy

Voting
Total votes cast 18
hard E20 of 6
E20 of 6
easy E20 of 6
hard E11 of 6
E12 of 6
easy E13 of 6
hard HVS0 of 6
HVS0 of 6
easy HVS0 of 6
hard 5b0 of 6
5b0 of 6
easy 5b0 of 6
hard 5a0 of 6
5a6 of 6
easy 5a0 of 6
hard 4c0 of 6
4c0 of 6
easy 4c0 of 6
3 Stars2 of 6
2 Stars4 of 6
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Style of ascent

Soloed18 of 47 (38.3%)
Lead21 of 47 (44.7%)
Followed6 of 47 (12.8%)
Unknown2 of 47 (4.3%)

'Climbed'18 of 47 (38.3%)
clean O/S17 of 47 (36.2%)
clean β1 of 47 (2.1%)
clean rpt10 of 47 (21.3%)
dogged1 of 47 (2.1%)