Crinoid*** E1 5b
[Robert Jones on Crinoid, 2 kb]27m. Climb the first 20ft of Flash Dance to the peg. Step up and above this to a good hold, then traverse rightwards to gain and follow a rib with 2 pegs. About 15ft from the top a thin diagonal fault leads out leftwards, foot traverse along this then finish as for Flash Dance
Pat Littlejohn, Pete Biven 03/Aug/1967

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Lee_Meaden - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/15 with Alex Stuckey

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/15

phil456 - TR rpt - 19/Jun/15 with Mark G

Marktrin - TR dog - 19/Jun/15

Pat quality all the way
chris ebbutt - Lead - 17/Jun/15 with Sean

Repeat ascent. This is no different in difficulty to Bird Scarer but only gets E1?
Sean Kelly - 2nd - 17/Jun/15 with Chris Ebbutt

Hidden - TR rpt - 19/May/15

Bold with little/ no protection between rusting pegs. No 5C move though. E2 5b
Lee_Meaden - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with Luke Robinson

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 09/May/15 with Jon Pearson

Hidden - 09/May/15

ferdia - 2nd - 07/May/15 with Andy

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 07/May/15 with Ferdia

Lyndsey Weatherhogg - TR dog - 29/Apr/15

Hidden - TR - 29/Apr/15

R2B - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with John Mcshea

John Mcshea - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/15 with Russ

Had backed off in a rainstorm a few years ago.
Bristoldave - Lead β - 21/Feb/15 with Derwood

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Feb/15

darcan - 2nd - 18/Jan/15 with nick

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/15 with Darcan

Hidden - 2015

phil456 - TR rpt - 01/Oct/14 with Graham M

Repeat ascent.
Sean Kelly - 2nd - 22/Sep/14 with Andy Bisson

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Kirsty Kerr

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/14

lovely padding up the arete
Chaman - TR rpt - 14/Jul/14 with Alex H

LDJ - Lead - 13/Jun/14 with Lou

Hidden - TR - 09/May/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/14

Paul Robertson - 2nd - 01/Apr/14 with Guy Percival

Felt like E2 5b
guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14 with paul

Last on this around two years ago - couldn't remember anything! Would agree E2 5b
Jack J Keogan - Lead β - 29/Mar/14 with James Helm

Tough and technical - getting used to the rock took a while.
Jelly Mould Surfer - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/14

chrisdevon - 2nd dog - 08/Mar/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/14

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/14 with Tom Murrell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13

outdoorrob999 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Samuel Wainwright

E2 5b!
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Tara

riddle - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Charles Moreton

There's no 5c move on this but I think it warrants E2.
cem - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Repeat ascent
Sean Kelly - TR - 19/Aug/13 with Harry Pearce

Marktrin - TR β - 26/Jul/13 with Phil

Marktrin - TR dog - 23/Jul/13 with Phil

Bottom Roped, lead will be very committing .
phil456 - TR O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Mark G

Chaman - TR O/S - 01/May/13 with Alex H

Sarah Welsh - 2nd O/S - 01/May/13 with Luke Holmes

I possibly missed a peg as there was one below my feet when I clipped the 'second' one. From the tied-off double first pegs, I went up and then right. Maybe you are supposed to go right and then up. Definitely felt the E2 boldness the way I did it.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Preston Matt

Matt77 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Owen

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2013 with Sarah SDMC

Nice route, definitly felt E1, pro was pretty good.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Will

Motown - Lead rpt - 30/Oct/12 with Paul

Amazing line, nuf said !
paul reah - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/12 with will cottel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

Motown - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/12 with Mike

On the shunt. After watching two other guys lead this later on in the day, think I made it harder for myself, should of gone further right after the peg.
charley - TR O/S - 20/Oct/12

Kevster - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12

After Mark's lead. Good wire backs up the two pegs so the crux is actually pretty safe. But its really run out if you stick to the official finish. Had a scary moment on the final moves with the peg a few metres below. ACE.
Stanners - Lead β - 29/Sep/12 with James Rich, Mark Davis

Bold 5b moves = E2 5b. no 5c moves.
Urgles - Lead RP - 29/Sep/12 with Rob

Light drizzle, so did not lead. Many of the small nut placements are very marginal. Felt that only the climbing immediately below & above the first pegs is really difficult.
Sean Kelly - TR - 30/Jul/12 with Harry Pearce

E1? No way! Very intense experience. It's E2 5c in the latest guide.
Sean Kelly - Lead - 18/Jul/12 with Harry Pearce

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 17/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

Jack J Keogan - 2nd O/S - 02/May/12 with Ed Morris

pete3685 - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/12

Testy little number.! Knackered but happy.
Jay Polyzoides - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12

Ali Burns - TR β - 01/Apr/12

Izzy Brinsden - TR - 01/Apr/12 with Jim McPetrie

Dont know what i was doing on this route, was very aprehensive and felt like i was going to hurt myself and i did! Ahh falling, falling, gear ripping, upside down, like a rag dolly on a string. Doctor thought I had punctured my lung but he was wrong. I later realised that I may have been climbing flashdance as I climbed straight up from the first peg past a thin white seam , where i fell. Should have gone right to the rib. Whatever.
Ybot Htulk - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/12 with Richard

Tristan Sherlock - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/12 with Tom Bunn

No way in hell is this E1. E2 100%. Stupid UKC.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/12 with Tristan Sherlock

burto - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with jerome

Hidden - 2nd β - 19/Feb/12

misterb - Lead rpt - Feb/12 with bob

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/12 with Marti

Marti999 - 2nd rpt - 21/Jan/12 with Ed Babington

A combination of fading light, tired legs and general wimpyness meant I retreated.. Lovely route I'd like to do next time...
jezb1 - Lead dnf - 07/Jan/12

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Toby

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 29/Oct/11 with Sophie Nunn

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with ewan

JackHatton - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with richy mardell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

Absolutely cracking route! All about the footwork!!
Richy boy - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with willowhisp

Motown - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Si

gidmord - 2nd β - 22/May/11 with Alex

AlexD - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Gideon

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

petecallaghan - 2nd O/S - 04/May/11 with Ben Devenish

timreynolds - 2nd - 04/May/11 with Dave Coley

Quality piece of climbing
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Max hodges

MH123 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Jack Folland

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 27/Feb/11

feilx - 2nd rpt - 22/Jan/11 with Matt Perks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10

Just as good to second.
JonHarvey - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/10 with Jay Jackson and Ant Smith

Homes - Lead - 24/Jul/10 with Jonny C

jcook1980 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Luke Holmes

cool, really delicate...not too sure how good the pegs are the 3rd peg flexes alot...felt ok once the moves wre committed to, it was just trying to work out what they were...
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Henry

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Harry

Stunning. Absolutely faultless. The run-outs just add to the feel of the route. Loved it.
JonHarvey - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

jcook1980 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Jenny

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09

What a great route.
Popkids - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Kafoozalem

nblackbeard - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with James Whitlock

nblackbeard - Lead rpt - 24/May/09 with James Whitlock

jw231 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with nblackbeard

jw231 - 2nd rpt - 24/May/09 with nblackbeard

nice climbing,good gear 4 a slab
misterb - Lead β - 04/May/09 with sim

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Alex Hughes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09

Good route - excellent climbing, but bold and reliant in places on some elderly pegs.
AJM - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/09 with Jim Robertson, Paddy Snow

This was amazing
northnorthnorth - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

Dave Searle - Lead - 28/Nov/08

Kate Edhouse - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/08 with Dave Searle

mike88 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/08 with Sam Farnsworth

great slab climbing, i got a bit of rope drag at the top which made it feel a wee bit harder.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 03/Aug/08 with dum de dum martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08

Great climbing, pegs are a bit rusty!! And a hold pulled off at half height, gave me quite a shock!
Reeges - 2nd β - 22/Jun/08 with Nick Saunders

AJH - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/08 with Crispin

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/May/07

Justin T - Lead rpt - 26/May/07 with Andy, Wifey

AJH - 2nd rpt - 26/May/07 with Justin

Justin T - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07 with Wifey, Jacques

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Nick

misterb - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/07 with mark

Creinu - 2007

climber sim - 2007

A great climb but hard for the grade I would say. More like E2 and bold in places. For quite a few moves your entirely dependent on the rusting pegs. Still, a very enjoyable climb which is most definately 3 stars with interest in almost every move.
Silum - 2007 with Lewis

richardr - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/06

CraigMac1 - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

feilx - Lead O/S - 2004 with Chris Havill

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jun/03

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/02 with Ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/00

A beast at E1. Only one peg in and that was shite.
alan moore - 2000

andy_pemberton - Lead - Jun/99 with Rik Meek

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 02/Sep/95 with Al B

timreynolds - 2nd - 19/Mar/95 with Steve Taylor

sdht - Lead O/S - 1995 with Tim Reynolds

andy gittins - 1995

colin milton - TR - 10/Jul/94 with eric milton and s blagdon

pmot - Lead O/S - 1993 with X

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 1992 with Dave Fooks

rogerskews - 2nd - 26/Oct/91 with Ross, Chris Schiller, Bryn Roberts

Hidden - Lead - Jun/91

Hidden - 2nd - 1991

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/90

Simon cook - Jun/89

eroica64 - Lead - 21/May/89 with Denis Crampton

shark - 2nd - 03/Jan/87 with Mark Nicholson aka Bongo

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/86

May Bank Holiday sometime 86,87,88,89! Given HVS 5b at the time.
Pete Nugent - 2nd - May/86 with Steve Stean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/85

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