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Knock Back** E1 5b

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[Topo for Auchinstarry car park area, 2 kb]15m. Follow the slab to the right of tar to its end underneath the overhang. At which point head up the wall on the left hand side, following the crack line awkwardly around the overhang before proceeding up to a large jug, finishing up the crackline to the right.

Photo: Topo for Auchinstarry car park area © Richy boy
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This climb is in 171 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

1st E1! Found it much easier than Green Onion, probably because I was not scared at all on it. Lovely little route!
Hugh Simons - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Phil Tooley

Slabdancer - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Hugh Simons

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/14

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Yvonne

My first E1! Really enjoyable climb
eve29 - 2nd - 12/Jun/14 with Andy

Timothy Miller - Solo O/S - 29/May/14

Hidden - Lead - Mar/14

n.LiVE - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

Kage - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/13

gsevans - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with aldo56

aldo56 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with gsevan

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Jul/13

Macleod - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with carolyn

Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

Andy Hewison - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Neale

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13

Milesy - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Brian

A bit dirty and had to brush some of the holds. Fairly technical to enter the overhang but good holds appear as soon as you're established. Nice route.
Brian Pollock - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Chris Miles

JonnoP - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with Rick H, Zoe S

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

ClemmieMitchell - Lead RP - Jul/13

Still good after council vandalism, just finishes sooner. Crux seems different.
gjd - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/13 with Sam Burns

Found the move from the corner onto the wall easier than the move at the top. Spent a long time thinking about committing to the last sequence but it worked :) It's pretty tough for shorties!
Fiona Reid - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Mike, Alison

Excellent lead from Fiona.
abbeywall - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Mike, Fiona

2 attempts moving round the overhang :(
Mike_Watson_99 - 2nd dog - 18/Jun/13 with abbeywall, Fiona

jev - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with James

James90 - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with sian, jev

steve7734 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Rich Preston

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/13

olekemi - 2nd O/S - 21/May/13 with Mark G

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/May/13

KeithAlexander - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/12 with Graeme Diack

GraemeDiack - 2nd β - 12/Sep/12 with Keith Alexander

Not sure why, but found this a bit tricky.
dwisniewski - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Euan Law

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/12

ctbaird - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/12 with jonni

Tried last year and completely failed,(sat a lot then fell off) managed to do it this time without any fuss.
LibS - Lead β - 25/Jun/12 with Ruari Brooker

Nice climb. Slightly soft for E1
frazzy4 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with jim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/12

Route was fairly easy compared to some of the VS's around it. Super sandy/dusty still.
dmacmorris - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12

leewright - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

adie84 - 2012

AllanT_87 - TR - 25/Oct/11 with Jason Begg

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

sneaks - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with janey

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/11

Didn't feel too much like E1.
niallk - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Steven Harris

Hidden - TR - 13/Jul/11

Hidden - TR RP - 13/Jul/11

timcussins - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11 with Chistine

AGoodi - Lead - 28/Jun/11 with Graeme Tough

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/11

Pat-H - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with mhairi

Mhairi G - 2nd β - 04/Jun/11 with Patrick

MarcusP - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Matt

henning82 - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11

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

finished up tar, found it a little tricky, maybe not doing it right.
Pat-H - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/11 with mhairi

el cholo - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

lankyjim - AltLd - 26/Mar/11

neil9216 - 2011

JasonK - Lead - 11/Sep/10 with Euan Boyd

easier climbing than it looks, but gear placement was pretty awkward.
KeithAlexander - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Jelle Muylle

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/10

Tricky for dwarves and conversely a path for big lads who miss out the crux. Same grade as The Return of The King.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Dan Moore

Dr Toph - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/10

zoeduffin - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10

Ally Gillies - Lead - 17/Jun/10 with Mark

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with graham pinkerton

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/10

SeanB - 2nd - 04/Jun/10 with Neil Carnegie

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with Peat McGowan

jonnie3430 - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/10 with Laura

Nille - 02/Apr/10

Neil Adams - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with Ally F

barney_edin - Lead - 05/Mar/10 with Robbie

rcammack - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/10 with Stephen Barnes

Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Laura Wright

lizzie_malc - 2nd - 12/Feb/10 with Jamie Nicholson, Donald MacRae

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

jackse - 2010

krwor2 - TR O/S - 2010

alan moore - 2010

Looked filthy, but surprisingly enjoyable route
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/09

John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead β - 01/Oct/09 with James Hutchinson

MonkeyDawson - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/09 with Liz Brooker

nikkimac - 2nd - 09/Jul/09 with Des

timcussins - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Jared

SonicJ - 2nd β - 21/Jun/09 with timcussins

Callum T - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Cora Moffat

Cassidy - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Cobra

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/09

gjd - 2nd rpt - 10/May/09 with Mapleleaf, beth

Spad - TR O/S - 25/Apr/09 with belaymonkey

Brendan - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Mikey

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/09

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Don Macrae

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/09

jaybob - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/09 with vinders

Ally Gillies - 2009

jfmchivall - Lead - 2009

stewnew - Lead O/S - 2009

E1 5b? Shurley shome mischtake?
Lawrie Brand - 2nd rpt - 15/Nov/08 with Paul Pitcher

paulpitcher - Lead rpt - 15/Nov/08 with Lawrie Brand

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/08

awkward move around the bulge, look out for the loose spike.
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Dave Spencer

nukebat - TR O/S - 27/Oct/08 with Craig

that_idiot - TR O/S - 27/Oct/08 with Scott

mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/08 with malc

auchtubhmor1 - Jul/08

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Kalle Hartwig, Heather Thikey

khartwig - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Tristram Fox

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/08

fritz_in_aotearoa - 15/Jan/08

Russ82 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead β - 2008

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/07 with Jamie Wilson

Scottish_Koj - 2nd - 02/Oct/07

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/07 with Tim Cross

beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Andy

jaybob - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with ally

Stewart B - 2nd rpt - 25/May/07 with Karen McIntyre

Ross Barnes - Lead - 20/May/07 with Nicola

Fultonius - Lead - 15/May/07 with Ross Barnes

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 12/Apr/07 with Andy C

JLS - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/07 with Gavin R.

1st E1
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Euan

yo-yo? Fell off months ago and did it today nae bother.
Stewart B - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Mike, Ben, Paul

el diablo - 2007

vinders - 2007

kevg - 2nd - 24/Aug/06 with Graham

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/06

Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Andy Martlew

samwelli - Lead β - 18/Feb/06 with Chris Naylor

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/06 with Sam, Jon

sir - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Alan McDonald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Difficult traverse to left
climberuk - Lead β - 06/Jun/05

graemecook - TR - Jun/05

peterp - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Mark

fireman_al - Lead rpt - Jan/04 with Paul McDonald

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/03

French Erick - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with Postie Craig

First E1 IIRC
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 2003 with Ben Wear

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 2002

BRUCESTRAC - 2001

Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000

Dave Kerr - Lead - 09/Jul/98 with Craig Proctor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Okecroak - Lead - 23/Aug/96 with G Scott

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/96

Neil Henderson - 2nd - 15/Jul/93 with Billy webster

Neil R - Lead - 18/Aug/90 with Joan, Sharon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/90

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Lone Rider - Lead - 1984

Lord of Starkness - 2nd - 1983

don.husband - 1980

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 29/Sep/79 with Frank Hughes

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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 171 (1.8%)
Lead87 of 171 (50.9%)
Followed57 of 171 (33.3%)
Toproped8 of 171 (4.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 171 (0.6%)
Unknown15 of 171 (8.8%)

'Climbed'60 of 171 (35.1%)
clean O/S82 of 171 (48.0%)
clean β8 of 171 (4.7%)
clean rpt16 of 171 (9.4%)
clean RP2 of 171 (1.2%)
dogged2 of 171 (1.2%)
dnf1 of 171 (0.6%)