Pooh Sticks** E1 5b
[Roger on Pooh Sticks (E1 5c), Shorn Cliff, 4 kb]Start behind the tree to right of The Bone, climb the rib stepping left to use the good nut slot. Traverse right and use good holds to swing up into groove, followed to the top, maintaining interest to the very end.

Photo: Roger on Pooh Sticks (E1 5c), Shorn Cliff © miku979
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This climb is in 165 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Ravenonthewire - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Stuart

leigh - 2nd - 07/Jun/15 with Kev

Hard move at 3 m
Andy Chubb - 06/Jun/15 with Nick Gregory

Took a long time to commit to the initial moves which I would say are even more difficult if you're short...like me! Then it hits you at the top as well. Very pleased to get this clean.
Tala M - Lead O/S - 07/May/15 with Mike Brookes

shoulders - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with rich smith

hutchay - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Dave Clover

Escaped onto "The bone" at the very top.
Echna - Lead dnf - 11/Apr/15 with Rich

Not really much gear but some fun moves
Sam Watson - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15

cwildblood - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15

Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/15 with Tom P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/15

Tried to lead but backed off and top roped it, which I had no regrets over, low gear and hard moves though maybe I was too far to right.
mike lawrence? - TR - 07/Mar/15

Prez - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Tim

Tim W - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Adam Preston

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/14

finished to the left
08nbrierley - 2nd dnf - 14/Jun/14 with jamie

Start is a bit on the hard and slightly bold side.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Oli

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Peter

Bold first section. Didn't notice any threads, just a Rock fiddled into a pocket which probably wouldn't have held. Pleasant upper section
julesmckim - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Rob Smart

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14 with Clare

kivell - Lead - 17/Apr/14

Tough at the top.
Stuart William - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Pleb

contrived, dirty finish so went left
tomhull - 2nd β - 04/Sep/13 with Stephen Cumberland

Nice climb, quite technical with some fiddly but ok gear. Smallish cam seemed quite useful. The crux is higher than you think!
andyjirvin - 2nd β - 13/Jul/13

gb05 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with James Matthews

Apparently I could have placed gear on the start.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Alastair Begley

alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Nick Russell

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Caleb

Found the last move hard. Decided to slap for a jug...which wasn't. Fell off a meter off the belay...couldnt bear a grey tick so Ant lowered me and I quickly climbed again. Second RP?
Kemics - 2nd RP - 23/Jun/13 with Anthony

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/13

crimpylewis - 2nd - 06/Jun/13

Scary Start!
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Neil Morbey

need some cord for bomber thread low down (thin sling wouldn't go through), easier but less substantial thread above.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Brian Mead

whiting.jp - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with jamesca

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/12

Tim Sparrow - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Ned

David's first E1, beautiful route
KitRabbette - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

4th of 17 routes in 6 hours.
ericinbristol - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/12 with Johnny S

dprctr - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Robert Dufton

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with David P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/12

Tom Hill - 2nd - 02/Aug/12 with Andrew Gee

Andrew Gee - Lead - 02/Aug/12 with Tom Hill

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Could do with an permanent thread, found the good one too hard to put in on lead with a thin sling and used the poorer thread just above.
richardr - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Chris Wyatt

Gave the lead to rich after wimping the start.
chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with rich

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/12

Initial arete hard for grade but only stepped L for pro, then climbed direct on R. Are you allowed to climb it on the L? UKC description is ambiguous and CC guide does not mention going L at all. I also found the top groove hard but missed the best sequence here.
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Paul Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

R_W_M - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Eleri

MikeLell - 2nd - 07/Jan/12 with Dave

Alexclimbs - Lead O/S - 2012

Used a good solid thread (thin cord, nimble fingers...) to protect the first 1/3 of the route. Interesting finish.
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Dan Wilcox

tomhill#1 - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 18/Oct/11

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/11 with Helen S

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

Cornish Cream - Lead - 27/Sep/11 with Alice Loudon

Gibbo - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/11

s.c.white - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Tim Ashlin

just one more - Lead - 04/May/11 with Svenn G

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

Justin T - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Cherry

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/11

Long reach for second ledge quite hard for the shortish. Bold, but protectable with cam in pocket to right. Good climbing throughout, I thought.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Johnny

Adds on a slightly harder start to The Bone, if remember correctly. Happy to second cleanly.
andyjirvin - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Vincej - 2nd - 2011 with Nevil

Damp rock
marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Simon Crisp

move near top was really hairy in the wet even on second. nice one on lead marc!!!
peaches69 - 2nd O/S - 21/Nov/10 with marc lloyd

Gibbo - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/10 with Ollie Keynes

loved this route and maintained interest. think its more worthwhile than the bone
stvredmond - Lead - 30/Sep/10 with Sean mercer

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

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Ricahrd Millet

saz_b - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Dugald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Ali.B - 2nd - 31/Aug/10

Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Ali Bahar

Sophie Nunn - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Mike

A few interesting moves but nice.
JWB - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Jon Gill

jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with john beardmore

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

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

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with mike

Danos - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Rich

toasted - Lead - 06/Jun/10 with Heather

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/10 with Mark, Guy

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Liz davies

lizzie789 - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Al Franks

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Ed Babington

Ed Babs - Lead β - 22/May/10 with Marti

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 20/May/10

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Ian Wyatt

chalkiesurf - Lead - May/10

gripped01 - Lead - May/10 with Rob Patchett

natalietanzer - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with nacnud

nacnud - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Natalie Tanzer

tobyb - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/10

ericinbristol - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/10 with Tomar

Tomar - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Eric

Phil PBC - 2010

chalkiesurf - 2010

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

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

Had to work up the courage to traverse right!
DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Richard Nadin

Andrew1 - Lead - 08/Aug/09 with Rachel Smith

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - 07/Aug/09 with Simon Kimber

leigh - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/09 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/09

chrisjones199 - TR O/S - 09/May/09 with Rus

hash - 2nd - 09/May/09 with Will Jones

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09

summo - 2009

gripped01 - Lead O/S - 2009

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead - Sep/08

went ok, top is quite hard. Not as good as The Bone
lithos - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08

Lois - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Steve Beckwith

Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/08

Lower section is easier for the tall methinks. (I'm not tall....). I thought the climbing was nice tho.
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with douglas

riddle - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Yasmina

Hard ,bold and bollox
Urgles - 2nd - 17/Apr/08 with Brian (bpm climb)

Put this as an onsight, since in the new guidebook it has a new independent line from half way up. Stepped briefly into the groove of The Bone near the start, which I don't remember doing before, but found it necessary this time. Hard for the grade, both the start and in the top corner. Significantly harder than The Bone, and not as good.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08 with Mark

Stone Muppet - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

irish paul - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Various

Almost bereft of gear on the bottom section unless you dodge left. Top section seemed to be as for The Bone's crux, so to be honest more bold than its neighbour and with same crux.
DrGav - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Dave

David Martin - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with DrGav

(Spooky date)
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/06 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/06

beardy mike - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/05

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

cem - 2nd - 26/Sep/04 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/04

drysori - Lead O/S - Sep/03 with StephC

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Boxy - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/02

furry - Lead O/S - 2002 with Phil B

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/00 with Naomi Walker

Scotsken - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/99

mikej - TR - 11/Apr/99 with Nick Salmon

chris sm - Lead O/S - Sep/97 with Nick Wheeler

Colin Dry pre-'97
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1996 with Colin Dry

Backinthegame - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/94 with Lynn Wilkins, John Wright

3 Names - Lead O/S - 1993

strapless - Lead - 30/Jun/91 with Ju

ChrisJD - Lead - 07/Jun/90

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