The Padder* E1 5b
[Tom on the Padder, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
18m. Good friction climbing. Start up the shrubby groove then shuffle out right to the centre of the hanging slab. Head up this with the final section proving quite testing on rubber and nerve. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A great intoduction to the E grades. Climb easily onto the the slab via a friendly pocket and then place multiple gear in the break. Followed by a run out till the top, the second-to-last move being tricky.

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Photo: Tom on the Padder © William Ripley
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This climb is in 249 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

John Brayshaw - TR rpt - 03/Oct/15 with Andy Hudson

John Brayshaw - Lead RP - 03/Oct/15 with Andy Hudson

Andy Hudson - TR - 03/Oct/15 with John brayshaw

Andy Hudson - 2nd - 03/Oct/15 with John brayshaw

Great. Looks so blank from below but it's super easy once you're on it
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/15

John Brayshaw - TR rpt - 09/Sep/15 with Gareth

mike8331 - Lead - 24/Aug/15

robman - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/15

Mike Todd - TR O/S - 09/Jun/15 with Harrogate MC

Scooter Young - Lead - 07/Jun/15 with Dave Parton

Quite exciting but the climbing is nice and steady, especially if you are happy to stand on a few pebbles
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Alex Thomson, Roger Kirke

RKirke - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with Alex T, Edward Hastrop

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/15

Climbster - 2nd rpt - 23/May/15 with Ian

spragglerocks - Lead β - 16/May/15 with Alex S

very nice 2**
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Richard Williams

scottcoates - Lead β - Apr/15

funkyvin1 - TR O/S - 20/Mar/15

Laughed when I realised the pebble pimples were the holds but got on with it and made it up clean although on TR.
adz_c - TR O/S - 20/Mar/15 with funkyvin1

Chuffed with this! Terrifying but once you commit to the move above the break there's no going back really. Just hope the pebbles stay put!
Maddie - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/15 with Steve

bwestwood - Lead - 10/Feb/15

mike8331 - Lead - 2015

Sam Procter - 2015

andy mcc - Lead - 09/Dec/14 with Robin Nicholson

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Nov/14

pie_eater_pete - Lead - Nov/14

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Paddy

Bold up top! I wouldn't recommend as a first E1, mainly because of the top runout, you don't want the shakes up there!
OllieF - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14

Hidden - TR - 10/Sep/14

theomoore - Solo rpt - 13/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14

robman - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14

jessericson - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Rob Boyle

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Andrew Cooke

Climbster - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Vick

Exposed, frightening, profanity
JamesTurnbull97 - Lead O/S - 25/Dec/13 with Dave Turnbull

delightful pebble pulling and smears
andy gittins - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/13

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Dan McKinlay

Jono_LS16 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13

Danny Crump - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with Martin Bagshaw

tony wood - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Martin Bagshaw

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Tony Wood, Danny Crump

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/13

SPD224 - TR - 13/Aug/13 with Ben Storey

rob.grafton - AltLd - 13/Aug/13 with Martin Smith

Andrew Wilson - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Andrew Wilson - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/13 with jon stewart

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Jenni Myers - TR O/S - 19/Jun/13

kitkat78 - TR O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Ali W, Jenny M

theomoore - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13

Great route, don't think I've seen pebbles that big before. Was half expecting one of them to pop out. The step across at the bottom feels more exposed then it should although straight-forward when you make the move. Built a bomb shelter in the break then lovely, bold, run out pebble pulling to the top.
charley - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Ange, Kev

Excellent lead by Charley. No real difficult moves but very committing, very bold and without a rope I don't think I'd have been quite so keen to step up and pull up on the abundant pebbles. Excellent climb.
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Nigel Bond - TR - 30/May/13 with Bern Hardman

SteveM - Lead - 27/May/13 with Tobs, Kat

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

tsjx - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Bruce

Simonpeel - TR O/S - 12/Apr/13

stev1e.wilso - TR O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Simon

robertmctague - Lead O/S - 2013

Really nice, shame it doesn't go on for longer. Found the moves up the bottom slab the hardest and scariest - possibly a reach thing to get to the pocket?
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Hazel

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with climbingpixie

Andrew82Leeds - TR dog - 06/Oct/12

Great route. Have faith in your pro and just pad up the there! I really don't think you'd deck (as suggested) - new belayer required if you did!
wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Daryl

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/12 with Gareth

Nickster - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/12 with alan Purgues

al jackson - 2nd - Jun/12

ebf - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Will Poulter

AnnekaW - 2nd - 13/May/12 with Woody

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/12

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Pickles

mzchambers - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Al ~York

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Brilliant. Just my kind of climb. Pebble pulling heaven.
Gerry_Doncaster - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

Awesome route, loved every minute. Definitely want to lead someday but will require much bigger balls as deck potential for much of climb.
mattwilk - TR O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Jamie

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with dad & zak, stead

Jim Brownlow - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12

JamesP - Lead O/S - 2012

minT(HUN) - Lead O/S - 2012 with PaulHermes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11

Just as horrific as 1st time I did it.
dazwan - 2nd - 23/Oct/11

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/11

mataius - TR β - Oct/11

David Wynne - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Adam Burt

think ive seconded it before.
Ewan Russell - Lead - 09/Sep/11 with Alec

APRS - 2nd - 09/Sep/11 with Ewan Russell

iainpowell - Lead - Sep/11

Fell off trying the direct version but this is great in its own right.
adi bryant - Lead - 22/Aug/11 with Miri

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/11

Stunning and scary as heck! Run out goes on forever!
Legionreturns - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with rob, josh

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/11

Run out but confidence in your footwork seemed to help.
fast eddie - Lead O/S - Jul/11

MeMeMe - Lead - 05/Jun/11 with Amy, Woody

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 21/May/11 with Ann S

Ann S - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Adam

ebf - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Paul Stephenson, Woody

luke harper - 2nd O/S - 12/May/11 with mal

Coming back from finger injury.
pastep - Lead - 08/May/11 with Woody

peteJ23 - TR O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Scruffster

design crisis - Solo rpt - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/11

Andrew Wilson - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/11 with Chris Vernon

Nice and balancy, pebbles where some of the biggest Ive ever seen. Wonderful climbing, Bold at the top but not ground fall potential.
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Titi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11

Mitch1990 - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/11

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

pratty25 - 11/Dec/10

Adam Coles - Lead - 28/Nov/10

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/10 with Ann S

Ann S - 2nd - 07/Nov/10 with Adam

pastep - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with Tibor

PaulHermes - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with Paul VCCC

dazwan - 2nd - 17/Oct/10 with Tibor

Diggler - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Calder

Calder - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - TR - 07/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/10

roberto18 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Bold top slab,some tricky moves. Good lead by Rob
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Robert Bridges

joshen - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10

alisonk - 2nd - 14/Aug/10 with Adrian

rgd1977 - TR O/S - 29/Jul/10

Seconded few years ago
ollyroberts - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/10 with Jack Colbeck

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10

petegunn - Lead - 01/Jul/10 with Davina

Jack00 - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/10 with Olly

farkinell... i put a sling from the tree near the top thinking that if i did need it i could clip it and relax... got to the shallow scoop cruxy section and realised that if i had triad to reach i would have fallen... climbed out of the top to relief and a sense of acheivmvnt.. my first extreme since the kids were born!
OriginalGeckoboy - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Pretty bold for E1! If you fell off the top it would be pretty messy. Nice climbing though.
al99 - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Al Benson

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Harry Middleton

Hidden - TR - 18/May/10

Used side runners on left don't think I'd say its a goog intro to E1 as you'd be in a right tangle if you spilled from the the top.
DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd β - 02/May/10 with DanH9883

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 23/Apr/10 with Dan

cobweb - Lead - 23/Apr/10 with martyn hopson

pastep - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/10 with Hannah

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

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Mark Kitching

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with Jon Lury

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Matt Jones

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Adam

Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Ewan

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Oct/09

Just enough holds in the groove to keep things sensible. Nice climb if you trust your feet!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Emily

Possibly a little right of the offical line, helluva runout. Toughest moves seemed to be traversing across the lip.
petellis - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Cleric James Koran

Trending rightwards up the top slab on the most obvious line to meet the arete at the very top, maybe my blinkers weren't on tight enough. Lower slab was the psychological and physical crux.
jkarran - Lead - 23/Aug/09 with Pete

markalmack - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with gregg capon

Hidden - 2nd β - 16/Aug/09

Bold E1; go very slightly right from the mid-way break until the obvious "pocket" and then step left into the groove to the top; seems to be the easiest option!
ebf - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Paul Stephenson

timbo58 - TR - 05/May/09

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Dad

reinschgm - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Ben

mattcyp88 - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Dad

Seymore Butt - 2009

vertical worm - 2nd - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/08

gazbonutter - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Pete MacDonald

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/08

Peter Smith - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/08 with Mick Leather

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08

Hidden - TR - Jul/08

betamonkey - Lead β - 14/Jun/08 with Jonny Baker

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/08 with JoeL 90

joe larner - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08

ollyroberts - 2nd - 04/Jun/08 with Adam

Dave Lacey - 2nd rpt - 13/May/08 with jak.kelly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/08

PaulHermes - 2nd - 20/Apr/08 with Jason

Nice route, faith in pebbles!
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Big Ian

abercolin - TR - 23/Mar/08 with Hayley Riggs

hayleylouise - 2nd - 23/Mar/08 with Colin Riggs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/08

ewen - 10/Feb/08

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

fifth - 2008

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/07

PaulHermes - 2nd - 07/Oct/07 with VCC

ndb - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Very nice balancy friction climbing. First try at this grade.
pdisney - 2nd - 11/Sep/07 with Alastair

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/07

Jack00 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/07 with Dan Short

debbien1 - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Mattyk - Lead - 29/May/07 with Ali K

adamwesthead - TR O/S - 22/May/07 with JBA

Rob1988 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Luke Porter

design crisis - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/07 with Ness

Iggy_B - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Tom Woodstone

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/07

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

Didn't quite trust my feet on the traverse but found another way up.
alexyoung - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/06 with Paul "The Dark Side" Giddings

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - May/06 with val p

Brown - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Jessika

spoony84 - Lead β - Feb/06

Jon Greengrass - Lead O/S - 2006 with Sue Austin

reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/05 with Paul

aaronthehippy - Lead O/S - Nov/05 with Jasmine

jacque - 2nd - 20/Jul/05 with with The Gritstone Club

Trobbo - 2nd - 07/Jul/05 with nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/05

leighjepson - Lead - Apr/05 with Tim Watkins

Hidden - Lead - Feb/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/05

Stone Muppet - 2005

Really enjoyed this. Found I'd become so engrossed I was happily humming to myself when I arrived at the top.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/04 with Dale, Ralph

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/04 with Mark Gill

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2004 with Mark Gill

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/03

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/02 with Chris

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/02 with Andy Blakely

Urgles - Lead O/S - Apr/02 with Fiend

Urgles - Lead - Mar/02 with Fiend

Alaric - TR O/S - 07/Oct/01 with Syd F

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 13/Jan/01

Hidden - Lead - 2001

Hammy - TR - 16/Apr/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/00

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Sep/99

rob.grafton - 02/May/95 with Bruce

Some of those pebbles are more out than in...
alan moore - Solo - 1995

Neil R - 2nd - 17/Jul/94 with Mark

rob.grafton - Lead - 03/May/94 with Bruce

Mick King - Solo - 23/Sep/92

rob.grafton - Lead - 20/Sep/92 with Bruce

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 18/Jul/92 with Graham Exley

Mick King - 2nd - 14/Dec/91 with Pete Hankinson

Graham Kennedy - TR - 21/Oct/91 with Graeme Hill

rob.grafton - Lead - 21/May/91 with Bruce

Tom V - Lead - 30/Jun/90 with Glenn Watson

Rich Kirby - Lead - 01/May/90 with John Evans

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/89

John Brayshaw - TR O/S - 15/May/87 with Andy Farley

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/85

Nic Robinson - 1980

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1979

Dave Musgrove - 05/Nov/78

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