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The Twilight of Imperialism** E2 5b

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The imposing looking crack moving right under two roofs is well protected and sustained.
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Nick

Gibbo - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/13 with Sash Coombes, Maddy moore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 2013 with Jon Didymus

Justin T - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Cherry

Good route, which I had put off or not got around to for many years, good to get it done today at last!
AJM - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Ali Baylay

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/12

pezzerrr - Lead β - 19/Apr/12

Wet but good
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/12

Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11 with frank ramsay

Good, after a loose start.
TommityP - Lead O/S - 06/May/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/11

Made mess of this, didn't take enough gear, got scared, was getting dark, for some reason bottled it 30 cm from the top and rested on cam, excellent climbing though, traverse is quite necky.
tommytuffa - Lead dog - 02/Nov/10 with Rafeal

first E2 (ignoring towerface direct at stanage) a couple of loose holds on the first bit - bomber 2 cam. more exposed than it looks and thank god for that peg under the second roof. good to lower off a trad route!
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Alex Randall

arandall - 2nd dog - 09/Oct/10 with Ben Kelsey

Chubbard - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/10 with Ray

irish paul - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with Will [Brecon]

whilst on the climb john had helpfully forgotten the beta whilst i pumped out!
tskelhon - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with John_Warner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10

lovely and sustained- i placed too much gear and got a bit pumped toward the end.traversing under the roof probably the crux, a bit of a space walk, then the footholds dissapear! great stuff. weird lowering off a trad route.very convenient hh though.
w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with steve

timharrison - TR O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Alex Jakubowski

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/08

3* Climbing.
Jon_Warner - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/08 with Ben Arch

pumpy!
Chubbard - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with J Robinson

JimR - 2nd - 27/Jan/08 with Charles H

Hidden - Lead rpt - Oct/07

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/06

Bern - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Paul Robertson - 2nd rpt - Oct/05 with Guy Percival

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - Dec/04 with Stu Bradbury

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/04

Approx date
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 2004 with Mike Hammill

philhilo - Lead O/S - 2001 with brian rodgers

KRB - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/99 with Ken Padgett

phardman - Lead - 14/Oct/95 with Guy Maddox

Roget - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/92 with mark t

steve taylor - Lead - 1989 with Pete Oxley

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Dec/88

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/88

Alex led all. Hard first pitch, a terrible battle through the overhanging jungle of pitch 2 and a thrutchy unprotected offwidth crack to finish. Five and a half hours!
jcw - Oct/88 with Alex Renshaw

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/86

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/84

Mike Owen - 08/Apr/82 with Phil Ralph

Have marked my 30p 'Climbers Guide to Cheddar Gorge' (Dearman & Riley 1970) with various comments including 'Hard, loose, no pro' for Pitch 1, (climbed and described an alternative to the original P1 @ 120ft, 5C), lots of ivy on P2, ran P3 and 4 together and scribbled 'excellent climbing' in guidebook.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/75 with Peter Brashaw

Falko - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/75 with Peter Brashaw

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Alan100, evhall, francois, Hidden, andy dunn, Dr Caterpillar, Hidden, The Pylon King

Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard E30 of 16
E30 of 16
easy E30 of 16
hard E20 of 16
E214 of 16
easy E22 of 16
hard E10 of 16
E10 of 16
easy E10 of 16
hard 5c0 of 15
5c0 of 15
easy 5c0 of 15
hard 5b5 of 15
5b10 of 15
easy 5b0 of 15
hard 5a0 of 15
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easy 5a0 of 15
3 Stars3 of 16
2 Stars13 of 16
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Style of ascent

Lead36 of 55 (65.5%)
Followed13 of 55 (23.6%)
Toproped1 of 55 (1.8%)
Alt Leads2 of 55 (3.6%)
Unknown3 of 55 (5.5%)

'Climbed'11 of 55 (20.0%)
clean O/S32 of 55 (58.2%)
clean β2 of 55 (3.6%)
clean rpt6 of 55 (10.9%)
dogged3 of 55 (5.5%)
dnf1 of 55 (1.8%)