Ironside's Men** E2 5b
[Loic finishing up Ironside's, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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clmacdonald - 2nd - 26/Sep/15 with tskelhon

Cheese Monkey - TR O/S - 23/Sep/15 with Ric E

Had to rest on rope to remove a nut (which had been fallen on) but otherwise cleaned the route. Really really nice climbing, a possible first E2 lead ?
Stickle Tarn - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/15

Fell/rested twice at top of groove. There is now a bombproof in situ number 4 nut just below the crux!
Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 07/Aug/15 with ben

cdpuk - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Pete Randall

Pete Randall - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/15 with Chris P

gripped01 - Lead - 30/Jun/15

Hexman - 2nd - 27/Jun/15

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/15

Nice vertical/slabby climb. There is quite good protection lower down but mid-height and above there seems to be hardly any. The only times gear presents itself it is very difficult to stay in balance to place it, or is too pumpy. I had a huge runout onto the slab and upper wall and a fall here would have been pretty serious. It takes a little while to find the best way up the last few moves. Fun, steady climbing. Really enjoyed it
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 28/May/15 with Steve

cem - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with Tony Quinn

Harder than the E1 5b next to it. The gear is sparse but with some fiddling I thought it would easily take the 2-3m fall onto it off 5b moves. Just requires some nerve to commit, good route.
mes32 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15

London Luke - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15

youwillfindjimbo - Lead rpt - 05/Mar/15

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/14 with Henry

First E2 onsight. Fantastic route.
mop449 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Jimbo

cem - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/14 with Peter Debbage

kp64zl - 2nd - Aug/14 with Julian M

Pete started up the Spanish Inquisition, but ended up doing most of Ironside's Men.
pheotleyr - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Pete

First E grade (E2) - planning to do Stand and Deliver E1, but mistook it for the adjacent climb. Thin and balancy in places, gear a bit sparse.
JulianB - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Albie Niedojadlo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/14

Great route, second E2 onsight :)
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Tom Harding

Tom F Harding - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/14 with Alastair Begley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

AJM - 2nd β - 05/Sep/13 with Jenny Seaborne, Helen Seaborne

Takes a little commitment off the good foot holds.
Kevster - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Tony Johnson, Will T

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Ian

This route has megga gear.
ian caton - Lead β - 21/Jun/13 with Abi

lovely route with loads of gear!far less intimidating than i was expecting.soft touch at E2
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with ross garfoot

Very nice route. It's very bold at the top - last piece of gear by the two little flakes and there is nothing till the end - about 5 meters. Fell off in the middle - thought it was crux but Howard seconded it without any problems and suggested i might have missed some holds. Abseiled down and checked the section where i fell off and indeed i missed a nice pocket.
Chris Sieradzki - Lead - 26/May/13 with Hooo

Don't think I'm ready to lead this. Nice but delicate moves a good way above gear, and I'm sure neither of Chris' placements would have held a fall.
Hooo - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Chris Sieradzki

bluesharper - 2nd - 12/May/13 with Richard

Easy enough climbing but some fiddly and not so great gear. Not a wonderful introduction to the grade.
richardr - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with Szymon

Phil Murray - 2nd rpt - 05/May/13 with Steve Wright

Line is not as obvious as it seems, lots of options for gear, its just most of them will make aweful placements. Just about deserves E2, easy climbing, but poor gear
Dean177 - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Alan Dibben

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Dean Merchant

adam 24 - Lead O/S - May/13

Wasnt sure of the line on this, would have felt 5c if id kept more right at the top. It was getting dark so I had to get on with it.
dprctr - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Robert Dufton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Nick

technical and good, sparse protection for slabby finish
rurp - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

Neil D - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Jiefei Ma

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Andy Forbes

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Merlin March

MD - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Jo

Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 13/May/12 with Mike D

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Sexy Liz

lizzie789 - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12

Wicked route, interesting and with good moves
Goose4 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Chris Ince

timtimpeggy - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Top of this is quite hairy, 5a moves way above gear in the flakes, would they hold a fall, my head said no..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with liv_the_div

Better if graded E1 5b. sound protection all the way and had 3 mini cruxes throughout making it feel slightly sustained.
stvredmond - Lead - 07/Sep/11 with Helen Norris

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/11

Helnorris - 2nd - 07/Sep/11 with Steve Redmond

Sam W - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Rich Popp

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11

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

Good route. Shorncliff is pretty soft.
Richard Hall - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Max Benzie

garywong - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Gareth Hall

GarethHall - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Gary Wong

nice climbing until near the top, had to climb past some gear placements bout half way up as no foot halds
peaches69 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with adam

leon - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Chris Munton

Well protected. It must be E1 5b for climbers with a normal reach (E2 5c for me, a very shortie).
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Luke A

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/May/11

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 23/May/11 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/11

Justin T - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Cherry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

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

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

ezclimber - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with jon ripley, phil, mark ansty

ian d f - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Eva

toasted - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with Jake UKC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

hardoreVdiffBen - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Remus

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Guy Reid, Martin Hore

Hidden - May/10

some committing moves, gear, then a long run out - nice!
ripper - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Chris Warby

JPGR - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Gemma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

dts - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Andy Taylor

james.lane - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Mike

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/09 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/09 with d_meacher

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/09

catemuir - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with David Radley

Felt E1 tops.
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Kate

gripped01 - Lead O/S - 2009

Soft for E2.
chris sm - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Paul Osborn

cem - Lead rpt - 03/May/08 with Graham Dolman

HughM - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with John Tomlinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/08

Lev - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Emma Ross & Patrick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/08

saz_b - 2nd - 2008

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07

a_d_tru - 2nd - 12/Aug/07 with Tom H

Awesome route! Not sure I'd have the balls to lead it though.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with John_Hat

Enjoyed this! Definately worth the stars!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Ben Matthews

Andrew1 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/07 with Hannah

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

Exciting yet safe crux. Great!
DrGav - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Loic

David Martin - Lead β - 14/Apr/07 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Jez - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/06 with Maybe_Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06

first e2!
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Wilbur

I boulder English 6a and i think the crux moves on this were definitely worth 5c (even on 2nd!). Well Done Morgs for the lead - good effort..
Wilbur - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Morgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06

alaan - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/06 with Grant

Bern - 2006

gimmer - 2006

beardy mike - 2006

Backed off for the second time - hadn't done much climbing in the preceding 6 months, but felt good after leading an E1. Crux moves technical, fingery and balancy. Surely not 5b? This is the second attempt at this route.
drysori - Lead dnf - 26/Dec/05 with Malcolm

gimmer - 2nd - May/05 with Matt Telfer

LC - Lead O/S - Mar/05

Urgles - Lead O/S - May/04 with Beesley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/03

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/02

cem - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/02 with James Gregory

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/01

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/00

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Aug/99

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/99

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/99 with Rich

Hidden - Lead - 1999

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/98 with rod

Tim Sparrow - Lead - 1998 with Geoff Thomas

Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1997 with Colin Dry

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/95 with Dee Herbert

Mark Salter - 2nd - 1995 with Matt Hurst

AndySL - 2nd O/S - 1995 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/94

3 Names - Lead O/S - 1994

Guy - Lead O/S - May/93

Marti999 - Lead - 07/Nov/92 with kev

whispering nic - Aug/91 with Ali W

mark-abz - Lead - 20/Jan/91 with Simon K

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1991 with John Potter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/90

ChrisJD - 2nd - 06/May/89

sadams - 2nd - 16/Apr/87 with Guy Townsend

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