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[Economist's Climb First Pitch, 2 kb]A long and interesting outing that requires a steady lead on the first pitch. Start at the base of the distinctive red-coloured dike on the left side of the main buttress.. 1) 17m. Follow the dike to a ledge and belay on the descent rake.. 2) 14m. From the landward side of the rake, climb the left-hand groove to the short red wall and a belay on a large ledge above it.. 3) 15m. Move rightwards easily over large blocks to belay below a steep white wall.. 4) 10m. Climb the open groove on surprisingly good holds to the top. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Economist's Climb First Pitch © DanLear
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 71 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

John Foster - AltLd - 24/Apr/14 with Geoff

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/14

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/13

Dave lead 1 and 3,I did 2 and 4.
jhb0510 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Dave Webster

aljezurusrf08 - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/13 with Willow

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

I led all pitches. 1 and 2 very good, 1 difficult lead for the grade, not much protection.
Skip - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Very enjoyable!
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Goss

Just did 1st Pitch.
bazthomas - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Paul (BMC)

P1 only
Joemanglerocks - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with Baz

Led 2nd
Jamiet297 - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Steve Price

led 1st, 3rd & 4th pitch
MrWiggles - AltLd - Sep/12 with Ben Darby

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/12

P 1 & 2 better than expected
neilstubbs - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/12 with Richard Keast

I lead P1, Simon P2 + P3 and Tim P4. Really nice and enjoyable climbing, easy but worth doing.
Joel Perkin - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Tim Taylor, Simon Hammond

leap p1 & p4
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with arandall

arandall - AltLd rpt - 24/Jun/12 with Wendy Matthews

arandall - Solo O/S - 20/May/12

flyinfrenchy - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

first alternate lead with dave,we both had bits of protection fall out,more practice required
whiteexplorer - AltLd O/S - 04/May/12 with Dave Piper

Ribbit - AltLd O/S - 01/May/12 with Tom

Chris Ellis - AltLd - 03/Apr/12 with Paul Marsden, Nige Shaw

PeteBall - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Carl

group session
carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Jan/12

DanLear - 2nd - 17/Sep/11 with Andy Pemberton, Al

Al, Dan and me Also 2nd Louise 5/2001
andy_pemberton - 2nd - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

I led P1, not confident in gear as seam is falling to pieces a bit. Simon led 2 and 3 then we wandered off sideways.
Harri777 - AltLd - 19/Jun/11 with Simon H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/11

ilarge - 28/Aug/10 with Rob Smith

Hidden - Solo - 07/Mar/10

Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Jeremy

jgclimb - AltLd - 11/Jun/09 with tom

Skipped first pitch due to big sea.
RCrockford - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Jonah

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/09

saz_m - Lead - 13/Sep/08 with David Medcalf

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/08 with Bob

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/07

Dilwat - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Bart

Alaric - Lead O/S - 30/May/06 with Neil, Karen B

colin milton - Solo - 16/Apr/06

Pitch 1 only.
Nigel Coe - Lead dnf - 28/May/05 with Steve Berry

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

tp45597 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/03 with farmer paul, gareth

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/02

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/02

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/02

andybenham - AltLd O/S - 2001

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/99

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 02/May/99 with Pippa Froggatt

Pitch 1 only
Nigel Coe - Solo dnf - 1999

Raggar - AltLd - 03/May/98 with Bob s

Led p 2 & 4
cem - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/98 with David Cronk

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/98

Omitted first pitch - looked horrible and was the known scene of a fatality.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Apr/98 with Alan Nuttall

P1 only
Raggar - Lead - 05/May/96 with John H

Iain Thow - Solo - 03/May/96

Ashley Hold - AltLd - 26/Dec/95 with Simon Richards

tradguy - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/95 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - 2nd - 05/Oct/95 with paul highams

ill_bill - AltLd - 17/Oct/92

Andy Say - 2nd - Apr/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/89

davemhart - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/87

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
jhs3jtmh, David Wynne, Hidden

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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 71 (11.3%)
Lead18 of 71 (25.4%)
Followed11 of 71 (15.5%)
Toproped1 of 71 (1.4%)
Alt Leads32 of 71 (45.1%)
Unknown1 of 71 (1.4%)

'Climbed'26 of 71 (36.6%)
clean O/S42 of 71 (59.2%)
clean rpt1 of 71 (1.4%)
dnf2 of 71 (2.8%)