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Zulu** E2 5c

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[Zulu at Wyndcliffe, 3 kb]Down and left from the dirty gully. Follow a very shallow groove then up a poorly protected slab to a mantleshelf and gear. Up the flake then into the steep groove left of the flying fin. Finish as for The Firebird.
C Milford, M Putnam 13/Apr/1972

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This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Sues birthday. Got stuck at the crux in a very poor rest for a long time - went into a mental cul de sac. Solution as ever obvious when i finally made it. Good to get a new tick at Wynd Cliff after 35 years climbing there.
Ian Stirrups - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Sue

It's 3 stars from me. Amazing pitch, nice moves all the way through. Bold start its not that bad - one tricam and couple of small wires.
Chris Sieradzki - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with dale.young

Pintsize - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Will Benfold

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Sarah Woodrow

Julie Carroll - Lead - 11/Jul/14 with Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with Julie Carroll

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with Mike Dawes

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with mat downes

Efficiently dispatched by Kirill - his first E2 lead
cem - 2nd rpt - 25/May/14 with Will Grayson, Kirill Spiridonov

Didn't seem much harder than the Firebird, but I'll take the E2 tick, thanks.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Will Grayson, Charles Moreton

Hidden - Lead β - 21/May/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/14

Tomar - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Chris S

chrisscutt - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with tomar

stopped by crux, top rope to figure it out - then climbed clean
evhall - Lead RP - 07/Sep/13 with Steve P

Lucas H - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Just peachy.
riddle - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13

cem - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/13 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Phil Mitchel

Not having a good day
98%monkey - Lead dnf - 20/Jul/13 with Al Dibben

98%monkey - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Al Dibben

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead β - 25/May/13

alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Neil Morbey

Cruising until the thin move right where I stalled, stopped, had a think and pulled through fine until end. Need to repeat, getting a feel for the grade.
98%monkey - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13 with Nicki

Scary and challenging even as a second - loved it!!
Mistee - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Phil

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/13

Justin T - 2nd - 29/Mar/13 with Cherry

Kyuzo - 17/Mar/13

maffujones - 2nd - 13/Mar/13

jcook1980 - Lead - 13/Mar/13 with Math Jones

gripped01 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Alex Tomczynski

Fair play to Andy taking a big lead fall; we finished up the groove to the left. Lower wall is a bit sketchy!
Stone Muppet - 2nd dnf - 06/Oct/12 with af

drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Charles Moreton

cem - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Chris Parson

LukeyG - Lead - 11/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/12

Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Rozzy

May have done it before, but can't remember!
dave657 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Alys

lukewilliams - 2nd - 13/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/12

The start is quite bold but easy climbing, and the top groove is just awesome, although the crux isnt really that hard, just short and sharp, easy 5c?
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Ell Meachen

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Rich Rogers

James Marshall - 2nd O/S - Mar/12 with Dick Hall, rich hard rock

Rick hard Rock - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with richard hall, James Marshall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/12

Aaron Lines - 2nd - 08/Jan/12 with frank ramsay

The bold start was better protected that Firebird, but slightly trickier climbing.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Craig

CraigMcAteer - 2nd dog - 13/Nov/11 with nick

Eike - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Tom Blight

Brilliant climbing in the top section.
thomb - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Eike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11

after initial run out section on some suspect rock, top section is amazing, with some fantastic moves
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Sam

nice climbing, had to look for the gear toward the start but good route.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with B.Brewer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11

3 Names - 2nd β - 02/Jul/11 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/May/11

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with Jamie Townsend, Euan McKendrick

Lower section is bold and sparse - but climbable nevertheless. Really enjoyable
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with steve tree

Hidden - 2011

mikespooner - 2nd dog - 13/Nov/10 with Jake Lloyd

Robin Head - TR β - 13/Nov/10 with Jacob

Similar in grade and style to Firebird to the right, but with less loose rock, more flowing sequence, and really well protected. Guide said run-out, but I placed bomber small nuts at least every two metres the whole lower section. Safe, solid, with a crux that takes unlocking but is definitely at the lower limit of the grade. Definitely worth doing, and if you are thinking about Firebird, skip it and do this instead!
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10

Matt Johnson - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Sarah Cossar, Si Crisp

peaches69 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with sarah

cornishben - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Gareth Pratt

DorsetGareth - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Ben Sutton

stuart34 - 2nd - 09/Jun/10

climber sim - May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Harry Martin

steady going, fantastic route. Bold low down, then well protected higher up, grea fun.
Trefo - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/10 with stvredmond

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/10

colkurtz - 2nd - 30/Jan/10 with Robb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 06/Sep/09 with Dave Frost

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Mark Glaister

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09

joehanks61 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Tom Coulthard

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Clio

Clee - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Steve

Dan_Carroll - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Eric Herring

Came off at the crux then completed.
gdb4060 - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with Rick Sewards

Phil PBC - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/08

leigh - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Ed

al99 - Lead β - 12/Oct/08 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Al Benson

E2? Very soft. F6a+
ian caton - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Abi

Tim M - Lead - 25/Jun/08 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 25/Jun/08 with cheesesarnie

Messed up the top
poey50 - 2nd - 15/Jun/08 with Chris W

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Joe & Caroline

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Dave and Joe

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

Really enjoyed this route, which is low in the grade IMO. I didn't think the first bit was particularly bold - certainly less bold and somewhat easier than The Firebird which only gets E1 5a.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Nov/03 with David Elder

drysori - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with CraigP

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/03

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Charlie Everett

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/02

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2001

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/May/00

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 27/Feb/99 with Mike Harris

Managed about 70% of the route then ran out of ability and strength!
Rob Oram - 2nd dnf - 24/May/98 with Phil Milanes

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 1990 with Andy Turner

ChrisJD - 2nd - 14/Oct/89

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1989 with Dr. Jeremy

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Voting
Total votes cast 111
hard E30 of 38
E30 of 38
easy E30 of 38
hard E20 of 38
E219 of 38
easy E216 of 38
hard E13 of 38
E10 of 38
easy E10 of 38
hard 6a0 of 35
6a0 of 35
easy 6a0 of 35
hard 5c0 of 35
5c11 of 35
easy 5c21 of 35
hard 5b3 of 35
5b0 of 35
easy 5b0 of 35
3 Stars4 of 38
2 Stars29 of 38
1 Star5 of 38
0 Stars0 of 38
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Style of ascent

Lead63 of 113 (55.8%)
Followed45 of 113 (39.8%)
Toproped1 of 113 (0.9%)
Unknown4 of 113 (3.5%)

'Climbed'31 of 113 (27.4%)
clean O/S64 of 113 (56.6%)
clean β6 of 113 (5.3%)
clean rpt4 of 113 (3.5%)
clean RP1 of 113 (0.9%)
dogged3 of 113 (2.7%)
dnf4 of 113 (3.5%)