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Longbow** E1 5b

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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Finally, after putting it off for years because I found Windjammer so hard...
JLS - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Koon M.

Good lead by John. Quite exposed and sustained but excellent climb.
Koon - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with John Sharples

Had a cam-ripping fall a few years back. Passive pro much better in the smooth Dumby rock.
johannes - Lead RP - 06/Aug/13

Good climbing, decent protection throughout. Lots of footholds, no desperate moves. *** E1 5b
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Rachel

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Matt

martinmckenna - Lead - 08/Jul/13 with Gordon

Best (and hardest) E1 in the central belt?
Brendan - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Del

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/13

Mhairi G - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/12 with Patrick

gurumed - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Mitch

MarcusP - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/11 with Steve

martinmckenna - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11

Missed some key beta in the middle and got pumped oot ma heed. Nice and steady next go...
peterp - Lead RP - 25/Jul/11 with Ally Corbett, Beans

Graham Atkins - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

came back for the clean lead after falling last time but unnessasarily rested on gear after psyching myself out! ahh! ps currently a nut stuck in situ as we didnt have a nut key on us, will be back to clean it later in the week, but if u get it out before would appreciate it back!
Ginger McGrath - Lead dog - 11/Oct/10 with phil emerson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/10

was going to lead it after rob but 2 hours and a 3m fall from rob in the pissing rain led to a compulsory second in the dark. epic night!
johnrc - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/10 with robnz

pretty sustained!
tomdude - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/10 with ian jones, dan moore

Unsettlingly smooth rock. Removed some looseness. Surprisingly reachy but very good.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Tom Adams, Dan Moore

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/10

Bottom end of the corner crack seeping and mossy, but fine higher up.
gjd - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Mark Davison

great great route
pete87abs - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with lukas

got pumped on the last move so decided to rest on 'bomber' overhead gear, it ripped..... so did 3 other bits, fell quite along way. bit more exciting than intended!!!
Ginger McGrath - Lead dnf - 15/May/10 with euan strachan

Glad to get a proper clean ascent after having to stop once last time due to a very wet top section! Great route.
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/10 with Donald Somerville

Jumped on this without checking the grade, thought it was a bit stiff for HVS. Good route, well protected with good rests. Graham went for the repeat of this a few days later, and ripped 4 bits of gear when trying to rest! A good 8-10m fall!
Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Steve M

Major_Steve - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/10 with Euan Strachan

Pretty much an onsight. Was halted once when moving out right at the top section due to very wet rock. Was hoping the drizzle would ease off...not fun having to grab wet clumps of grass with your feet on slimy footholds. Will get back on this and do it proper clean in better conditions!
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead dog - 23/Apr/10 with Donald Somerville

Surely the best E1 in the central belt, sustained, well protected and steep
Lawrie Brand - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/10 with Pete Nellist

Fultonius - 2nd - 05/Aug/09 with Stu Brown

Pretty good route.
Stewart B - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Ally Foulton

mike71 - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with jim

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Ross B

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Duanne

French Erick - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with Karen McIntyre

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/09

Mike_mph - 30/Nov/08

wee bit damp
MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/08 with James Gordon

dougs1232 - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/08 with Lawrie Brand

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08 with Dougie Harvey

mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/07 with malc

SeanB - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/07 with ali

westaway - Lead O/S - 2007

alicia - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06 with Dave MacLeod

Bern - 2006

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/05 with Steve Richardson

French Erick - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/04 with Dave Kerr

kevg - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Cam

Gudge - Lead O/S - 2001 with Gareth Hughes

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 05/May/00 with Geordie Mike

Dave Kerr - Lead - 23/Sep/98 with Craig Proctor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1997

switch - Lead O/S - 1995

CMacD - 1995

Hidden - Lead - May/94

craig h - Lead O/S - 1994 with Mike c

Nearly required a top rope but pulled myself together and got it in the bag.
Lone Rider - Solo O/S - 1980

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Total votes cast 62
hard E20 of 21
E20 of 21
easy E21 of 21
hard E114 of 21
E15 of 21
easy E11 of 21
hard HVS0 of 21
HVS0 of 21
easy HVS0 of 21
hard 5c0 of 21
5c0 of 21
easy 5c0 of 21
hard 5b12 of 21
5b8 of 21
easy 5b1 of 21
hard 5a0 of 21
5a0 of 21
easy 5a0 of 21
3 Stars19 of 20
2 Stars1 of 20
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 56 (1.8%)
Lead36 of 56 (64.3%)
Followed15 of 56 (26.8%)
Alt Leads1 of 56 (1.8%)
Unknown3 of 56 (5.4%)

'Climbed'10 of 56 (17.9%)
clean O/S35 of 56 (62.5%)
clean rpt3 of 56 (5.4%)
clean RP2 of 56 (3.6%)
dogged5 of 56 (8.9%)
dnf1 of 56 (1.8%)