Eliminate 'C'** VS 4c
[Luke on Eliminate 'C', Dow Crag, Lake District, England, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/15

Chris did 1st pitch, wet and greasy! Very tricky move at the top of crack that is 5a. He missed traverse out...I led last pitch which for VS I would have said E1 for protection. After the (loose) spike I had a micro cam in for 4/5 metres. Fine but not VS. Old school baloney!
beds74 - AltLd - 10/Jul/15 with Chris

Greasier than a roadside caf
klipkabouter - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Paul

noemie5438 - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Marieke

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/14

timmsy - AltLd - 17/Jun/14 with David_Gledson

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

I led P3. Pitch 1 is 3* fun in the dry. Care is required on P3 to keep the sling on the spike for long enough to get gear in higher up otherwise (I imagine) a gibber may ensue. (Weighting the sling down with spare gear would help). The gangway left was trickier than expected.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with Mike Tempest

mtempest - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

Trobbo - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with martin dale

Brilliant route with 2 great pitches, both airy and fun.
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 14/Jul/13 with Ben Francis

Little B - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Simon

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/13

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with manmike

AndyT1151 - AltLd - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

An excellent mountain route in minature. V. bold top pitch.
DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with P.Cannon

Em66 - Jun/13 with Mat

Andy Chadwick - 2013

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with John Chiverton

I'm not sure we followed the right line at all. Lou Led P1, Chris led P2.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Louise Atkin, Chris Burn

think we went off route - bit rubbish if not
louby - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with Stuart Reeves, Chris Burn

Approach pitch (P1 of intermediate Gully) was nasty and we did on the right instead. Me P1 & P3. Colin P2. P1 'greasy crack' was OK providing you just used it for gear and kept yer fingers out. the step onto the arete was bold and unprotected. P3 traverse to the spike delightful and the holds then excellent. protection sparse. Fantastic Route. Very highly recommended.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Colin Maddison

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11

Pitches 1 & 2 as one
garburn - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with Dave Fisher

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Didn't start the great looking final pitch due to possible sunstroke of my partner. The first pitch, discounting the pitch up the start of intermediate gully was quite hard but well protected. The second pitch was badly protected.
Onion magnet - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Jack

Escaped off last pitch due to Migrane/Sunstroke.
jwpil - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Mat

Soloed first pitch. Watching the sling lift off the spike as Stewart led pitch three was an interesting moment, glad he didn't fall there!
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Stewart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

KevB - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Tony P

AWESOME climb! (for the main pitch - pitch 3 I think, up the arete). Easily one of the best VS's I've ever done. Led the two 4c pitches. Luke did the heinous pitch 1 of Intermediate Gully (I think it's called). It's got no gear so it's a solo - well done to that man! (the pitch can be protected with a big enough cam, mind)
Andy S - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10 with Luke H

net - 2nd - 22/May/10 with George

Excellent climb. Accidentally did the third pitch of Charmer (HVS 5a). Downclimbed that and then did the proper 3rd pitch!
GPN - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Annette

Led 1st and 2nd pitches together.
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 24/Apr/10 with Roger Ward

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Alex

Led P2, which was easy climbing but with virtually no gear. Pitch 3 was fantastic!
CathS - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Keith Waddell

P1 & 3. Greasy start but soon improves. Messed up protection on P3 & had a big runout.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Cath Sanders

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09

goi.ashmore - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Greg

P3 felt very bold above the loose spike. Also, notice that the guidebook says "start from the top of P1 of intermediate gully", not "climb P1 of intermediate gully". If you're not good at traditional technique then that's probably the hardest part!
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Andy B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09

Good route which does not get much traffic. Fantastic last pitch.
Ste Ridd - AltLd - 26/Apr/09 with M.Sadler

Seymore Butt - 2009

Conan - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Chris Michalak

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/08

mental laybacking, good experience. On the limit of being in control really.
Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson

jimdanson - 11/May/08 with dan middleton

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/May/07

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/06

ChrisJD - AltLd - 16/Jul/06 with rc

An excellent and under-rated route. Pity you can escape the final traverse pitch via C Ordinary otherwise it'd easily merit ***
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 02/Jul/06 with Alan Maines

jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Meg Ledbury

jim robertson - 2006

alpinismo.uk - 2006

Gman - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Steve

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 04/Aug/04 with john martyn

biggianthead - 15/Jun/03 with HT

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Chris

steve prior - Lead - Mar/03 with Juan

danm - AltLd - 2003

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/02

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/02

arose - AltLd - Mar/01 with Tom Woodcock

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2001 with Rick Graham

Hidden - Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/99

Sometime in the 90's?
DavidEvans - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/97 with William Wilson

johno072 - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/93

An excellent climb. The crux is getting up to the start of the first pitch (Intermediate Gully)!
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/92 with Tony Tokarski

nige - AltLd - Jul/90 with sven rowan

babymoac - AltLd - 19/May/90 with MTW

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/90

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Dave Musgrove - Solo O/S - 24/May/89

lithos - Lead - 1989

Hammy - AltLd - 10/May/87 with Steve Grice

Hidden - Lead - 1987

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd O/S - 1980 with Alan Walmsley

greenbuoy - AltLd - Sep/76

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/76

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/75

Barry did pitch 1, I did pitch 3 and pich 2 got linked in with one or other
uphillnow - AltLd - 1975 with Barry Clark

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