Ritornel* E1 5b

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Climb the crack then move up and right to the arete. Bold. © ROCKFAX

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HVS 5a in the book....didn't feel like it! Backed off
williap - Lead dnf - 04/May/15 with scottcoates

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - 31/Aug/14

bendevonport - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with Jon Shields

Worth E1 for the short, traverse is sketchy for the short.
jshields - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Ben Devonport

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with John_PCC

the power - Lead RP - 24/Apr/14 with rob

dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with scotth

LJC - Lead - 15/Nov/13 with Theo

Not sure the difference between this and lucky Strike
simon1965 - Lead - 27/Sep/13

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with David West

marsden.d.paul - 2nd - 08/Dec/12

The crux is 5c for me, a very shortie; probably 5b for the people with average reach, as Simon found. I didn't expect skyhook and slider-nut were of some use. E1 5b/5c.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Simon P

Lead this when I couldnt work out the finishing moves to lucky strike, have a vague feeling I may have seconded this in the past.
deacondeacon - Lead - 26/Oct/12

Nice little route but too hard for both the HVS and the 5a in the guide. Lots of unlikely and good moves packed in to this one.
martroberts - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

Tricky little number.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with W. Morgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

jwpil - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Deacon

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/12 with Mark

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/12

Falko - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Al W.

pmurdy - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Arthur B

Keith kept falling of following!
andybirtwistle - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11

Took me quite a while on the resting ledge to work this one out. Good route
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with steve tree

Hidden - Solo dnf - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/10

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10 with chris moor

Enjoyable route if not a little airy at times
chrisbussell - Lead - 24/Aug/10 with Jonny Wing

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/May/10

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

Hidden - TR - 21/May/10

buxtoncoffeelover - TR - 21/May/10

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

Got a bit confused and decided to traverse the route a bit lower than I should have been (thought it was a little tricky, managed it tho), was a bit late in the day unfortunately thou at least one knows where to go for next time.
skittles - Lead dnf - 17/Apr/10

simonp - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09

Kirill - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Alex Cowan

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Mar/09

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Neil Mackie

koopa - 2009

Hidden - TR - 24/Jun/08

stuartberg - TR O/S - 01/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

how hard is this route at its grade? Although I was climbing pretty poorly.
sasmojo - Lead dnf - 18/Mar/07 with Graham Westbrook

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/07

Hidden - 2006

Stig - Lead dog - 02/May/04 with Jonathan Teale

cem - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/03 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2002

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 15/Oct/94 with Julian Cooper

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - May/93 with Dave Gurney

Andy Say - Solo - 23/Sep/89

stp - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/89

Hidden - Solo - 07/Jun/80

Mark Kemball - Solo - 24/May/80

Total votes cast 40
hard E20 of 14
E20 of 14
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E10 of 14
easy E110 of 14
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5c0 of 14
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hard 5b0 of 14
5b0 of 14
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