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Ridsdale Wall** E1 5b

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[The Crux Overhang on Ridsdale Wall, 1 kb]11m. The centre of the front face leads to the roof which is crossed with urgency. © ROCKFAX

Photo: The Crux Overhang on Ridsdale Wall © Bloke on a Rope
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 99 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14

Started up Arbitrator but ended up going left and over the roof on this route. Really good holds over the roof.
Neil Watson - TR O/S - 24/Aug/14

Couldn't find the hand hold after the overhang,so had to retreat. Made an arse of it going up 2nd.
IanHope - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/14 with John Haxton

IanHope - TR O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Steve, Darren

Darboak42 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/14

watson.b - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with ross kirtley

RossKirtley - 2nd β - 25/Jun/14 with Ben Watson

aleckirby - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/14

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 03/Jun/14 with Chris Down

BAdhoc - TR O/S - 26/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Klingon - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Tony, Nimble, Capt Kirk

Climbster - 2nd β - 22/Feb/14 with Vick, Ian

Top route! Nice move through the roof, just the right amount of pro.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Vic, Matt

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Becky Lodge, Alex Mathie

alexm198 - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Rebecca Lodge, Ky Aizawa

BLodge - 2nd - 21/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13

Adamski1986 - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Richard Gage

took me a little while to find the sequence through the roof but once I did, the move was lovely and committing
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

smithjmw46 - TR O/S - 17/May/13 with Pete Ravenscroft, Jordan Spence

peter.ravenscroft27 - TR - 17/May/13

petegunn - Lead - 16/May/13 with Rosie, Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/13

Rosie Rothwell - 2nd - 16/May/13 with Davina, Pete

odox - 2nd - 02/May/13 with clement giraud

clement - Lead O/S - May/13

Nick Sillem - Solo O/S - 2013

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Ross

JanBella - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/12 with matt

Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/12

nice well protected roof
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 01/Apr/12 with Sam

Craig McMahon - Solo - 25/Mar/12

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Nick Michel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Aug/11

TomAnderson11 - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11

Klingon - TR dnf - 03/Aug/11 with John

odox - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Sam Webb

Trevera - Lead - 15/Jun/11 with Eva Diran

KevB - 2nd - 13/Jun/11 with Jason K

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Owen Barnicott

Was a gd show by the old man
barni - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11 with Ewan

MDowson - Lead rpt - 19/May/11 with Jonathon Powell

Did this as my first E1 a while back.. must have been going well haha!
odox - Lead - 19/May/11 with Jim Stanton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

What a roof!! Totally cool moves to pass it, with just the right blend of safety, excitement and sheer thuggery
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/11

Craig McMahon - Lead - 20/Apr/11 with Neil Morbey

y2keable - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Len

mshorter - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11 with erika

The good hold above the roof requires committment.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10 with John Vaughan

Craig McMahon - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/10 with Ian Norman

Craig McMahon - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Adam Cassidy

this is a "feel good" climb which will impress anyone who's watching. Great moves and fantastic exposure make you feel on top of the world. One of my most favourite climbs.
y2keable - Lead RP - Aug/10

Told what cams I needed and where to place them below the overhang. Pretty easy felt 5a.
David Bulley - Lead β - 11/Jul/10 with Murph, Jay

y2keable - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/10 with Bulley

duncman - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with karl wood

MDowson - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with atta

Woodiee - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/10 with Duncan Carr

j0shwyatt000 - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

bigglesbutcha - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Graham

perfect windy drizzling conditions didnt spoil this route... great E1, always comforting to have some jugs on the upper moves after surmounting the roof :)
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 29/May/10 with Ian Birtwistle

jimstanton - 2nd - 29/May/10 with Josh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/10

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - 2nd O/S - 28/May/10 with Simon Rackley

the real dave - 2nd β - 24/May/10 with Rob Clark

clarky - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with Dave Smith

J1PEF - 20/May/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 19/May/10

monkeytennis - TR dnf - 19/May/10 with Mark

Working the route, want to lead it on another day. Knowing this, Murph wanted to beet me to it and decided to lead it even though his usual lead grade is HS/MVS. He fell, broke his ankle and I had to get the gear back.
y2keable - TR rpt - 07/May/10

Simon Rackley - Lead O/S - May/10 with tracy baldwin

yarbles - Lead - May/10 with Jo

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Joe

riven - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Chriswallis2

Craig McMahon - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Naomi Hart

Christopher Roberts - Lead - 2010

alifin - TR RP - 13/Sep/09 with Jayson Keable

Craig McMahon - Lead - 29/Aug/09 with Luke Ellis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/09

chris sm - 2nd β - 24/May/09 with Pippa Froggatt

7om - 2nd β - 02/May/09 with Paul Carrielies

had to slap for the move out of the roof but really enjoyed it!
andrew sandercock - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with jon armstrong

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/08

Andy Moles - 2nd - 27/Feb/08 with Calum

Andy Moles - Solo rpt - 27/Feb/08 with -

burto - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/08 with calum

CalumC - Feb/08

odox - 2008

Too steep on the overhang for my puny arms
Colin Matheson - 2nd dnf - 12/Sep/07 with Jeff &Trevor

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/06

Tommy Alsop - 2nd O/S - Mar/05 with Smollet

first E1
smollett - Lead O/S - Mar/05

Hidden - Lead - Apr/99

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 09/Mar/85 with Keith Allen

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Voting
Total votes cast 46
hard E20 of 17
E20 of 17
easy E20 of 17
hard E13 of 17
E19 of 17
easy E14 of 17
hard HVS1 of 17
HVS0 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
hard 5c0 of 16
5c1 of 16
easy 5c0 of 16
hard 5b1 of 16
5b11 of 16
easy 5b2 of 16
hard 5a1 of 16
5a0 of 16
easy 5a0 of 16
3 Stars4 of 13
2 Stars3 of 13
1 Star6 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 99 (4.0%)
Lead50 of 99 (50.5%)
Followed32 of 99 (32.3%)
Toproped10 of 99 (10.1%)
Unknown3 of 99 (3.0%)

'Climbed'26 of 99 (26.3%)
clean O/S51 of 99 (51.5%)
clean β7 of 99 (7.1%)
clean rpt7 of 99 (7.1%)
clean RP2 of 99 (2.0%)
dogged1 of 99 (1.0%)
dnf5 of 99 (5.1%)