Whit's End Direct*** E1 5b
[Steve Eyeing Up his Line, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Classic safe Lake District E2/E3, Very good routes in the UK, Allan Austin Classics, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

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This climb is in 305 logbooks, and on 50 wishlists.

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/14 with Mehmet Karatay

Chris wilson - 2nd - 13/Sep/14 with Paul

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/14

jamesturnbull - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/14 with bart shaw

nedly - Lead - 07/Aug/14 with Bob Pilgrem

Got it clean once i got the right line !
bobpilgrem - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/14 with Neill

Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with Mark Fairbank

1 fall trying the wrong line too far left approaching the overlap. Not too hard at all on the right line.
markfairbank - Lead dog - 20/Jul/14 with Anne Gumbley

chris smith - Lead - 15/Jul/14

steve prior - Lead β - Jul/14 with Roger C

airborne - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Huw Davies

saffy - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Maz J - Lead - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - 20/Jun/14

Paul Clarke - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Will Hunt

Had been told this was hard at the grade. Thought it very steady indeed and loads of gear.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Paul Clarke

Hard moves below the overlap.
Hoyes - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/14 with Rachel B

Lots of little toes, lovely.
Batt - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with James Hoyes

jordan taylor - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14

Tom.Priestley - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Scott Quinn

Nice climbingmoves arent hard just takes alot of reading small foot holds / smears on pretty dirty rock at the moment
scott quinn - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Tom Priestley

JanBella - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with frazer

Felt thin near roof, nearly blown off.
rich.manterfield - Lead O/S - May/14

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Harry Martin

guy757 - 14/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/14

Matt Amos - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14

Danny Crump - Lead dnf - 12/Mar/14 with Matt Amos, Joe Fennell, Kelson

Hidden - 2014

adie84 - 2014

Hidden - 2014

mileshill540 - AltLd - 2014

Dan Tait - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Matt Urquhart, Rob K

Alastair R - 29/Sep/13 with Steve Elliot

woops!! first climb in the Lake District and attacked confidently with this one but got spanked right off. Took a 7m whipper from a couple of moves under the roof. Bad route reading got me in a bad position that I couldn't hold or move from so I took the fall. Climbed it clean with better beta on second. Glad to have taken such a fall though!!
alexjz - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/13 with Matt Burdekin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/13

Rob Rocket - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with Scott Young

Superb climbing. Took me a while to get used to looking for the tiny nubbins for your feet. Got some major calf pump under the roof and was glad to pull over it and get stood on a decent ledge finally.
David Kay - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Moritz Lesserman

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/13

4 stars!
johang - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with hugh jordan

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jul/13

Only just did it clean, great route. Top of the grade.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Chris

apw - 2nd - 22/Jul/13 with Gavin Singleton

Charlie Noakes - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13

brilliant pitch!
tomdude - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with mike beddington

Seconded once before, didn't really remember much about the route though. Take plenty of small and mid sized wires.
MarkRoe - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/13 with Robert Ashcroft

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/13

rem12112122 - AltLd - 10/Jun/13

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13

Mackinclimb - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with dave armstrong, michael kirby

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

AJM - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Tom Lambert

Tubs - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with AJM

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/13

simon1965 - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with peakdj

tsjx - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with John Mc

Lunar25 - Lead - 26/May/13 with Nia Fletcher

nia - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with harry, pete hutchinson

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Olli Crudge

oliverk - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Marty

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Heard the roof wasn't the crux, maybe it wasn't but it was harder than i expected.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Rachel Slater

DavidR - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Holly Adamthwaite

Two cruxes on slab, not the overhang
MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Kevin Bowser

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

Crux was wet vs flake at the bottom
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 20/May/13 with Caroline

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Apr/13

1 fall
JohnBear - 2nd - 02/Mar/13 with Francis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Calf pump!! Best E1 pitch anywhere?
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Sophia, Mary Leese

maryleese - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Liam Ingram

Em66 - AltLd - Oct/12 with Mat

in horrendous wind.
fulton333 - 2nd - 15/Sep/12 with Joe Fennel

joe_lancs - Lead - 15/Sep/12

Hannes B - 2nd - 03/Sep/12 with Magnus, Roald, Tom

Hmmm
BelleVedere - 2nd - 20/Jun/12

nakedave - Lead - 20/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

GuyM - 10/Jun/12 with Duncan Sherratt

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Simon C

Beautiful climb - enjoyable slab section.
helenstuart - Lead - 02/Jun/12 with Mike

Superb lead by Helen. Got pretty cold on this one but made it through the moves. A real delight up the slab and spicy over the overlap.
climbinmunkey - 2nd β - 02/Jun/12 with Helen

MDowson - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with joe spoor

The move over the bulge is nothing like as hard as it looks, the slab just below is far harder
Andrew Lodge - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Dave

2 pts aid! (Getting up to the roof. I blame the heat)
Richard Alderton - 2nd dog - 25/May/12 with Curly

jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Jonny

Tough little technical crux.
funsized - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/12

First E1 mountain route - loved it. Despite some serious huffing, puffing, cursing, managed it cleanish with no falls. Fairly straight forward thin slab climbing until roof step, which felt committing. Will be back to lead later this year.
monkey1 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

MarkRoe - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Tom Keaveny

Tom Keaveny - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/12 with Mark Roe

Captain Gear - 2012

JonG - 2012

cballard - 2012

andy gittins - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/11

Paul Figg - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with Malcolm Bass

robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 29/Sep/11 with Andy H

Tom Keaveny - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Olly Roberts

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Tom

Hard moves getting up to the overhang, foot slipped pulling round the roof, exciting stuff, probably one of the best routes I have ever done.
Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Tanya Savage

Really exciting climbing in perfect position and perfect conditions
Tanya Savage - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Neil Pacey

quite small footholds but good ledge to ledge [small] climbing. Good stance below roof, all the holds are there and you can see them.
timmsy - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Chris Sowden

martrin - Lead - 19/Aug/11 with Sarah Kekus

tmawer - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/11 with sarah

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/11

Shuttsie - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with tony

tim newton - 2nd rpt - 22/Jul/11 with john crook

Exodus - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Tim Newton

Amazing route in a stunning location. Hard crack bit which hurt my wrist. Good ledge to stand on. Solid gear then a series of difficult, runout moves up to under the roof where there's good gear. Got a bit scared here as I misinterpretted Jon's instructions about where to go... Figured it out and pulled my way through the roof, awesome well protected moves.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Jon Stewart

Very slick lead by Matt.
greenroom - 2nd β - 13/Jul/11 with Matt Foot

V difficult! Had to be virtually pulled up a lot of this route! Bad climbing day for me - that's my excuse anyway.
ceaddiso - 2nd - 11/Jul/11 with Conan

Andrew Wilson - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/11 with Tony Womersley

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Ian

ablackett - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with Joe Stan Charles

J1PEF - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with beds

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

my lead
beds74 - Lead - 02/Jul/11 with Jon Peffer

tjmillen - Jul/11 with vicky

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Conan - Lead - 11/Jun/11 with Clare A

Enter directly...bad move needed a rest, hard long reach round the roof.
shaun walby - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/11 with Neil R

kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Failed on direct version (E2)by mistake before leading E1
Neil R - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with shaun walby

scorky345 - Lead - 03/Jun/11 with Tim Oates

tim20 - 2nd - 03/Jun/11 with sam corcoran

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Matt Hot rock, Richard Hot Rock

khawk - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with TM

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

AndyFunnell - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Matt Robinson

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

Trobbo - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with tony hulme

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with andrew sandercock

andrew sandercock - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with George Foster, Chrismo

Got myself worked up over the move round the overhang, but turned out I had already climbed the crux
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Jim Gaffney

Jim Gaffney - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Jonny Taylor

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

esther - 2nd - Apr/11

Troy Tempest - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/11

garburn - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Andy Charlton & Dave Fisher

Superb rock
mark20 - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Dave Rumney - 2011

NickJH - 2011

Hidden - 2011

DSM - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Andy Gittins

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Ann S

Very well led by Adam-I only fell off once and pulled on one piece of gear!!!
Ann S - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Adam

simon1965 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with dom

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/10

Spiced up with a bit of rain!
Shaw Brown - Lead - 31/Jul/10 with Dartfrog

Pown - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10

Pete Graham - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with Dave Pownall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/10

ClimberJimmyB - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Dan Matthewman

RTFM! Don't go direct to the overhang!. Almost made it as well. Glad I saved some energy for the rest of the route.
Conan - Lead - 22/Jun/10 with Philippa Reader

Route was fine up until just below the over hang where it becomes exceptionally thin. Fell off few times before sending it.
perfectlynormalbeast - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/10 with Andy Morris

Thin under the roof. Great climbing.
AJM - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Rich Shaw

tim newton - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with harri melhuish

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with Tony Womersley, Mark Fyles

Not technically as hard as spring bank but more sustained. I thought it felt a little harder overall!
al99 - Lead O/S - 08/May/10 with Mike Coles

With Al Benson
colesy - 2nd β - 08/May/10

worth 3 stars
Diggler - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with andyob

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with Rick Gordon

a13x - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with James Stokes

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/10

Adi Hooper - 2nd - 16/Apr/10 with Roger Ward

stimpey - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Pete

petegunn - Lead - 11/Apr/10 with Steve

KMoeckell - 2nd - Apr/10 with Anna Sharpe, Tom Kingston

TomKingston - 2nd - Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

andyob - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Diggler

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Mike

Lovely day, wall to wall sunshine.
Shaw Brown - Lead - 26/Sep/09 with peter metcalfe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Crux is *getting to* the overhang :-) Will come back and lead this one day.
Peter Metcalfe - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Shaw Brown

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/09

cobweb - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/09

cobweb - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/09 with martyn hopson

Got the sequence right this time. Good gear, hardest bit just below the roof then steady above.
Lee Sheard - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/09 with John Hubbard

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09

2nd attempt GU. Bodged the crux stupidly trying to break through the roof 1m right of the square cut indent having totally misunderstood 'approach from the R' instruction in guidebook. Lowered off, stripping gear, Max got his tick without drama then it went easily for me on second attempt. Totally obvious what you are supposed to do, no idea what I was thinking, must have had tunnel vision from an inflexible interpretation of the route description. Lovely route though with several tricky but mostly well-pro sections.
Owen W-G - Lead RP - 27/Jun/09 with Max

Lee Sheard - Lead dnf - 12/May/09 with Foglet

mike71 - 2nd - May/09 with dougie

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/09

Not too strenous. More protected than some E1 slab climbs.
Skinny Kin - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Byrn Roberts

simonp - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Shaun Burton

seconded Daz lemal
spoony84 - 2nd - Feb/09

Following Bob
greenroom - 2nd O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/08

Andy Moles - 2nd - 11/Oct/08 with Burton

burto - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with moleo

Dave Lacey - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Gareth

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/08 with Ed Luke

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Robeverybody

Andrew1 - 2nd - 05/Jun/08 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Felix

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/May/08

Guy Wilson - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with Rick Cotgreave

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

chadrads - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with graham morgan

ewen - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with the kettle

John Kettle - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07

Graham Iles - Lead - 26/Aug/07 with Claire Willett

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with John, Abbi

Hidden - Lead - Jul/07

Done on a very windy evening which added a little spice!
Shaw Brown - Lead - 26/Jun/07 with George

fell three times from the moves bofore the roof, i was going for the wrong sequence this was leading so lowered off and then seconded it clean first go when i went the right way at the top.
Russell Lovett - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with tony lickes

mark4344 - 2nd - 05/Jun/07 with Nick Coles

A chilly experience.
GPN - 2nd - Jun/07 with Shaw Brown

cem - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Graham Dolman

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Rin

cool
jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Tim Griffin

Hidden - 2007

simon kimber - 2nd - 2007 with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 2007 with Paddy Cave

Katy Nelson - 2nd - 14/Oct/06 with Sam Ponsford

Awesome pitch, which is quite thin for E1 up to the roof, then a nice, surprisingly easy move to a monster jug.
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Emily

peter fetlar - 2nd - 13/Jul/06 with Andy Crook

middlevern - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Mike Blood

Possibly the harder variation direct to the overhang. Climbed severely hungover (thankyou Old Peculiar) and narrowly missing the torrendous downpour. Also lost a cam to a crack- good luck to anyone patcient and dry enough to wiggle it out.
alaan - Lead O/S - 21/May/06 with Martin

rob askew - 2nd O/S - 2006 with luke

Hidden - Lead - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

datoon - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/05 with RT

Rog Wilko - 2nd - Jun/05 with Lawrence Jordan

Bella - Lead dog - 23/Apr/05 with Pommy Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Nick Beckett - 2005

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/04 with Terry Robinson

WB - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/04 with Guy

Trobbo - 2nd - 02/Sep/03 with mark humphries

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/03 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/03

mjeffery - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/02

AlexD - 2nd - 25/Jul/01 with Barry

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2001

Trobbo - 2nd - 03/Sep/00 with martin bennett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/00

bullybones - 2000

babymoac - Lead - 24/Aug/97 with Phil C

MONKEY78 - Lead - 18/Aug/97 with adam ellwood

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/97

Climbed in the rain as the heavens opened!
phardman - Lead - 01/Sep/96 with Jon Bibby

iskra2000 - Lead - 17/Aug/96 with Robert Powney

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/96

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/96

Hidden - Lead - Jun/96

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/95

EddieA - 2nd O/S - 07/May/95 with Simon W

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Lead - Jun/93 with Chris Ensoll

rob.grafton - 2nd - 07/Jun/92 with Bruce

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 17/May/92 with Ian Kirby

brianrunner - Lead - 1992

whispering nic - Jul/91 with Ali W

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1991 with elliot blaylock

Hammy - AltLd - 25/May/90 with Andy Coleman

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/89

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/89

Andy Say - Lead - 11/Jun/89

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/89

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/87 with Rupert Wyard

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 14/Sep/86 with Rab Young

steve taylor - Lead - Jul/86 with pete from liverpool

scree - Sep/85 with Andrea, Cris D

keefe - 06/Jul/85

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/84 with Bill P

Hammy - Lead - 30/May/84 with Ian Cooksey

Bob - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/81 with al phizacklea

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/81

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/80

Hidden - 1980

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1979 with Dorothy Bogg

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1975 with Various

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