Extol** E2 5b
[Extol, 4 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Extol © Christian Beck
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Misha - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/15 with Phil

Rematch. What can I say, E2 5b, lol! I've done easier E4s! Distinctly suspect gear and never where you want it , nasty fall potential, sustained 5c/6a. Which bit is E2 5b? Took 3 hours trying to figure out how in tarnation to get up it at the grade. Challenging but got up it with several rests (some on very crap gear).
philhilo - AltLd - 27/Sep/15 with misha

Did first two pitches of Hangover......grim. Never had issues seeing footholds through ferns 10m up, and usually climb on frozen moss not fresh. Raspberries up the chimney and on the belay. Then didn't look closely at guide and didn't spot traverse down from belay. Set off up death choss above belay. Rocks and me coming down multiple times. Bailed due to lack of time and heavy showers. Then spotted the traverse DOWN from the belay to the large lawn out left. Next time.
philhilo - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/15 with Helen E

phil64 - Lead - 2015

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/14

Hidden - 2014

adventurous gardening. Some pretty good moves once you get on rock
WB - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Guy

Hidden - Apr/13

JonG - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012

Crag seemed seriously overgrown. Didn't look like anyone had been on it in a while. Started initially up original start. Got bored of kicking steps in to mud and fighting brambles. Re-Started as for Hangover, finished as for hangover. Dove crag does not seem to be a crag, so much as a scree that hasn't happened yet. GRIM.
ed edwards - Lead dnf - 27/Aug/11 with tim bateson

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hard!..not E2 5b...quite serious...but a great line
Christian Beck - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 29/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson

jim robertson - 2006

Scared on the top move!!
datoon - Lead dog - 17/Jul/05 with RT & WW

Via the first two pitches (combined) of Hangover as the first pith of Extol was overgrown.
Graham Iles - Lead - 30/Jul/00 with Jenny Tweedy

phardman - 20/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/96

rob.grafton - AltLd - 09/Jul/95 with Bruce

Filthy, loose, terrifying, gardening as you go - horror!! You expect a bit of that in the Lakes but..... Reversed from a good runner to finish up Hangover...equally (just about) as scary.
Rich Kirby - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/95 with Paul Tanton

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

keefe - 27/Jun/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 27/Jun/92 with keefe

Hidden - AltLd - May/90

Hidden - 1990

Some good climbing after getting past some dirty and loose rock. Not the classic I was expecting!
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/89 with Andrew Rowell

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/89

Bob - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/89 with R. Knight

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead - 1987

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

mark-abz - AltLd - 17/Jun/84 with Walter P

Hammy - AltLd - 14/May/84 with Jack Roberts

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 28/Apr/84 with Rab Young

Pog did 5a pitch, I did big pitch - wonderful.
uphillnow - AltLd - 09/Jul/83 with Andrew (Pog) Horn

andybirtwistle - AltLd - 18/Sep/82 with Ian Kyle

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/82

Hidden - AltLd - 1982

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/81

GeoffG - AltLd - May/80

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Mark Kemball - Lead - 14/Jul/79 with Sarah Bridge

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 01/Jul/79 with Mike Butler

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - Jun/78 with Alan Walmsley

Pedro50 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/77 with John Codling

Knew nothing about the history of the route, just that it was in Hard Rock (which Ken distributed) and he wanted to climb it. Well worthwhile, not too scary.
petemeads - Lead - 1976 with Ken Vickers

Falko - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/75 with Al W.

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/75

Encouraged by Bob Milward's ascent the previous week. Got a small nut on 4mm perlon at the first steep groove, then another on a large spike but then nothing until above the crux wall at the peg. The hardest route in the guide at the time!
Sean Kelly - Lead - Sep/74 with Tim Moss

Hidden - AltLd - 1974

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