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Eagle Front*** VS 4c

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[Starting up pitch 7, 2 kb]150m, 8 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 43 wishlists.

wildbill - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Davina, Pete Gunn

A superb route, a bit cold, but a glorious mountain day with fine views and positions. :) A masterpiece of ascent from Peascod and Beck in 1940 with Woolworth rubbers, two rope slings and a hemp rope!
petegunn - AltLd - 29/Sep/13 with Bill, Davina

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

Led pitches 2, 4, and 6. Bone dry. Plenty of good climbing but overall the route didn't live up to the hype for me. Pitch 7 was probably the most memorable but it was straight-forward. Start of P3 maybe the crux.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Steve Gould

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13

dkd - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Stuart Bradley

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

P3 and 6. A Lakeland Classic!
mcglenr25 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Francis Charlesworth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13

Led P2,3,5&7. 7 is boldish, but if you've gotten this far sufficiently protectable. Fantastic route, full of traditional values, i.e. exposure, inescapable feeling, thin belays. Top day out!
ColinD - Lead - 14/Jul/13 with Roger CC

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

Mark Kemball - 09/Jul/13 with Bill Kemball

Led first and last pitches which are ungraded so can't really count as a lead. Found first belay point hard to find and seem to do first 3 pitches in 2 being unsure if we where in the right place. Last/ 2nd to last pitch was best by far but others pretty good too. Some parts finding gear was very hard especially at the start.
Sol Armer - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13

A really nice mountain route with some excellent pitches. Great final pitch to finish.
odox - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Joe Spoor

Led in 4 long pitches with Mandy, great route, quite bold for the grade.
Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

jasonpm - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

Dervey - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

Is everybody else playing a joke? You will die if you attempt this route. The cruxes are all unprotected and the final crack pitch is a solo. Dry-ish when we climbed it, but not dry enough. Led P2, P4. Backed off P7 and graciously handed it to Liam. One of the few routes I wouldn't want to return to.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 05/Sep/12 with Liam

dannygiblin - Lead - Jul/12

Frank Blakeley - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Claudia

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Kevin Colclough

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Very nice - did Mardi Gras start (dry).
Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Bruno, Ed

GrahamUney - Lead - 29/Apr/12

Ian Hinkins - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

gingermike1 - AltLd - 2012

JonG - 2012

JonG - 2012

cballard - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Lead pitch 2,5, and strung 7 and 8 together. Some awesome climbing, some horrible climbing, very mossy, a bit wet in places. Seemed like a bit of an undertaking for my first multipitch.
RyanC - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Nick Valente

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/11

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Felix, Delphine

tom heaney - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with tom hull

strung pitch 1 and 2 together and pitch 5 and 6 together for quick ascent. with background music provided by the paragliding festival happening in the valley. awesome
tomhull - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/11 with tom heaney

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11

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

Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with Jim Tan

Hidden - 2011

Bob - 2011

Led P1, 3, 5 and 7. Tim led 2, 4, and 6. Awesome climb
jmjw - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Rob H, Tim R

timrowland - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Rob H, jmjw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10

nakedave - Lead - 27/Jun/10 with Kirsty

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10

mikecollins - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with manmike

martrin - AltLd - 26/Jun/10 with Adam Young

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Lead P2, 3, 5 & 6: an absolutely brilliant route and bone dry when we did it; must a very scary proposition when at all damp.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 26/Jun/10 with Cath Sullivan

Led 2, 3, 5 ,7 & 8
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Ann S

Led 1,4 and 6. Well worth the effort-quite mossy so pick a dry day.
Ann S - AltLd - 19/Jun/10 with Adam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

chris smith - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/10

Lead P1, 2, 3, 5, 7&8
jl - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Bob

Led P2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. A perfect route on a perfect day.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Jaime

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/10

mbambi - AltLd - 25/May/10 with brian kirkpatrick

Hidden - 2010

wow what a route. climbed in 6 pitches
joe king - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with rob coles

Hidden - 14/Jun/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/08

backed off at long green trvs
nakedave - Lead - Sep/07

dja - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with mike and ed

Awesome long route with fantastic views of Scafell, Mosedale horshoe and northern Lakes form the top.
Mike Hargreaves - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Dave Atkinson & Ed Stones

biggianthead - 14/Apr/07 with T

chris wyatt - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Andrew

Dave Wearing - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/06 with Stuart Emms

Boxy - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06

Got back from the Alps the day before, but forecast said the weather was about to break - just got this route in before the deluge. A great, great classic, reeking with history! Would point out, though, that this is quite a serious route in that two of the hardest moves are just above ledges with doubtful gear, so a fall could entail broken bits. But it's a route any VS leader would remember for a long long time.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/06 with Debbie Wilkinson

jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/06 with dan middleton

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/06

ewen - AltLd O/S - May/05 with ian hinkins

ALF - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/04 with Kin Hung Choi

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/03

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 08/Aug/03 with Andy March

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/03 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/03

Hidden - 23/Mar/03

John Kettle - AltLd - 2003

malc - AltLd O/S - 11/May/02 with Adele

Lakesben - Lead - 2002

mikej - AltLd - 21/Jul/00 with Nick Salmon

icescrew - AltLd - May/98 with Dave Killick

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

Narked4fun - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/92 with Keith Bell

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1992 with Therry Cooper

Hidden - Lead - 1992

BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/90 with Pete Hodson

top route. repeated with julie wilson 2000,
lithos - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/90 with dave stokes

AndrewP - AltLd - 21/May/89

Gorgeous sunny day in May, with the whole crag to ourselves. A wonderful, wonderful route. Marvellous!
Tony Buckley - AltLd - May/88

a fabulous day but had to resort to combined tactics
climbing_goose - AltLd O/S - 1987 with dave naul

Hidden - Solo - Aug/86

Richard Weller - 22/Jun/86 with john sanders

Guy - 1985

EddieA - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/84 with Jim F

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1984

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Chris Craggs - 1980

RichardMc - AltLd - 16/Jun/79 with Dave Langmead

JohnHutch - AltLd - Aug/76 with CR

greenbuoy - AltLd - Jul/76 with David Kay

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 113 (0.9%)
Lead19 of 113 (16.8%)
Alt Leads68 of 113 (60.2%)
Unknown25 of 113 (22.1%)

'Climbed'62 of 113 (54.9%)
clean O/S50 of 113 (44.2%)
clean rpt1 of 113 (0.9%)