The Black Riders* E1 5b
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This climb is in 107 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Brilliant first half, overgrown and chossy towards the end. Went up the gully by accident :(
JoeE - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/15 with Michael

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Dave Clare

davidclare - 2nd - 27/Jun/15 with Jon Ridley

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Emma, Martin

shoulders - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with pete lewis

Really good, steeper and more sustained than it looks from the ground.
Stuart William - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Pleb

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/14

James S - 2nd - 17/Jul/14 with tom p, tom brum, dan

Dan0Me - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14 with James S

Very hard both for E1 and 5b I thought. Just about made it. Jana seconded the VS instead.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Jun/14

clams - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Catherine

CatMc - 2nd dog - Jun/14 with clams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Helen S

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Tom Harrison

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Nov/13

Nice moves up the steep bit.
wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 10/Oct/13 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/13 with Alan

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Oct/13

Took a fall during o/s attempt. Lowered off. Re-led next go.
Jon Didymus - Lead RP - 13/Jun/13 with Rich

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Debbie

Luke Davies - Lead - 01/May/13

davidclare - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Corinne Shaw

grp - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13

I just realized looking at the log that I have tried this (without success) two years ago but could not remember a thing this time, felt like pretty much an onsight lead. One of the best routes I have done at this grade in Goblin. Tough tho.
Tomar - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12 with brices

really fun
brices - Lead β - 02/Dec/12 with Tomar

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 27/Oct/12 with Peter Rigby

Seemed very hard!
Pete Rigby - Lead dog - 27/Oct/12 with Kelli Roberts

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Oct/12

Got a tad pumped.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Will A

Fell off on lead back in '09. Fairly easy today but still pumpy.
BeccaSnowden - Lead RP - 07/Oct/12 with Tom

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 07/Oct/12 with Becca

Gibbo - Lead - 13/Sep/12 with Lee Bateman, Ollie Keynes

Bates - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with ollie

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Sep/12

Great route - excellent pro, just as well as I was quickly shouting TAKE! Took a couple of rests then went for it. Will come back for the clean ascent, with rack sorted & readied. Not much for the feet at the crux.... top end E1 5b.
Phil Murray - Lead dog - 08/Sep/12 with Tanya

very nice, good technical moves, well protected
msoldn - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Thomasina

Sensational stuff from Stanley! Much harder than I remember!
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/12 with Martin Stanfield

Quite hard at the start and pumpy throughout. Found good holds just off to the right before the angle eases off though. Felt hard compared to other E1s.
Stanley - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Stanners

Gibbo - Lead dog - 10/Jul/12 with Tom Gibbison

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 13/May/12 with Mick

first E1. pretty pumpy
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Paul Poudevigne-Durance, Mungo Nash

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 28/Feb/12 with Helen S

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Feb/12

John Southworth - 2nd - 27/Nov/11 with Jim Brooke

First E point in 11 years
Jim Brooke - Lead - 27/Nov/11 with John Southworth

First ever E1 and laybacking's not my style so I was pleased to get up it eventually!
Katherine Ross - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/11 with Charlie Beard

cbeard - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Katherine Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Blew it on the last hard move, moved up without checking feet and off they came! Grrr.
Bobling - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Andy again

Pumpy, but tons of bomber nuts.
aipattison - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Cate Muir

catemuir - 2nd - 21/Jun/11 with Alex Pattison

Next time, hopefully?!?!
explodingsprouts - Lead dog - 01/May/11 with Ev

Probably the hardest E1 I have onsighted to date. Pretty short lived but some difficult climbing.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

Nice one keeping it together on the crux jack! Great E1.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Hard! Not as pumpy as i was expecting, but some tricky laybacking moves.
Clay C - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Louise

LouiseP - 2nd dog - 04/Mar/11 with Clay

bring on the guns. top route, look forward to going back and leading it
stvredmond - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Toby Dunford

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Steerpike - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/10 with Huw

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/10 with Clare

AlexD - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ryan

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jun/10

andy dunn - 2nd rpt - 25/May/10 with Tom

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Tom

tommytuffa - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/10 with tomar

Awesome route!
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Becca

The start felt pretty stiff even to second.
fragglerock - 2nd O/S - Jul/09 with justin

mol - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with Jesse

Jesse Dufton - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Molly Thompson

deklan - Lead - 24/May/09 with alex

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/09 with CarolineH

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/08

Siderunner - Lead dog - 03/Aug/08 with Kirsten

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/08

Had to take a rest below the crux, but apart from that it was a really nice route
Al Franks - Lead dog - 15/Jul/08 with Emma Ross

Alasdair88 - Lead dog - 15/Jul/08 with Emma Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07

Dissapointingly had to take 1 rest. Good route though.
KarlH - Lead dog - 01/Sep/07

deklan - Lead dog - Sep/07 with si teesdale

Yeha, unfortunately had to rest for a short set just below the crux. Only one rest tho, so not *really* dogged :) And was good, would recommend
mrtom - Lead dog - 17/Jun/07 with Camilla Clifford

hardest thing yet...
camillaclifford - 2nd dog - 17/Jun/07 with mrtom

First E1, good pro but difficult to spot the crack and get the gear placed. Got pumped on two occasions!
deanster01 - Lead dog - 11/Jun/07 with Myles Hook

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Clare

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 18/Feb/07 with Chris

gimmer - 2007

gonggashan - Lead - 2007

Steerpike - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/06 with Tommo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06

Nice pumpy laybacking
Paz - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with SI

First attempt to lead E1 followed by my first trad fall. Thank God for good gear.
maresia - Lead dnf - 17/Jul/06 with Claire Tranter

Fell off, ripped gear, went to A&E with a headache. Very silly that.
Tamlyn - Lead dnf - Jun/06

Boxy - Lead β - 13/May/06

KRB - Lead O/S - 13/May/06 with Chris & Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Dec/02

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/02 with Jemma Wadham

Hidden - 2001

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/00 with Rich

Hidden - 1998

First E1 as graded at the time (various other things I had led previously were upgraded to E1 subsequently).
ericinbristol - Lead rpt - Jun/93 with Sue L

Hidden - TR - 06/May/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/90

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