Stratagem*** E4 6b
[Paul Ingham on Stratagem, Raven's Scar. 1979., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
16m. Originally called Ella, this ancient aid route would be a Millstone masterpiece were it shipped down there. Climb the initial overhang and follow the crack to a ledge (beware nesting birds - puke, puke). The slanting crack gives a sustained technical battle to a taxing exit. There may be a peg runner in place. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The belting crack through the headwall has a quasi-religious aura.

Redhead, Shorter

Ticklists: The Moorland Challenge, NYMoors Classics, North York Moors E5s.

Photo: Paul Ingham on Stratagem, Raven's Scar. 1979. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 4 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

Fell with hands on the top. E5
lukehunt - Lead - 2009

A corker of a pitch! Onsighted to second peg but then floundered. Lowered off, pulled ropes and got it second (g.u) attempt. E4?! super safe but hard E5 for my money - F7a+ at least. Awesome crux seqeunce involving tenuous a finger jam and (for me) crucial thumb positioning! Brilliant.
Ram MkiV - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with Tom & Carl

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Gabe Oliver, Mr Wild, mikecollins, B-bop, Dave Warburton
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