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Alone in Space** E1 5b

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100m, 4 pitches. A very good direct route with fine, well protected climbing. Start as for the cursing caterpillar. 1) 26M (5a) climb the flake and slab, as for the cursing caterpillar, until it is possible to move left to gain a short crack in a a bulge. Up this, then right to a ledge peg belay. 2) 28m (5b) step up right to a thin crack below a break in the bulge above. Pull up, step left and ascent the slab and corner to a thread belay below an overhang. 3) 15m (5a) climb the overhang and groove, then step up onto a grass ledge below a green wall. 4) 31m (5a) from the right side of the ledge, make an ascending traverse to a tree. Climb the crack above and swing left onto an arête then easy climbing to a tree belay.
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Nice climbing but was quite out of condition. Lots of moss on P2 and especially 3. I led P1 (quite bold and thin section up to the bulge) and 3. Final pitch is just calling for a 10+ m factor 2 fall on lead. Although the climbing isn't too difficult, this is worth noting and should definitely be mentioned in the guides.
lday - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

P2 & P4. Definitely one for later in the summer, was quite wet and covered in moss when we did it, making the run out slabby bits all the more sketchy. P4 is fun but the start is very unprotected (until the tree) and could be a pretty serious fall.
Stroppy - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Liam

P1 and 2. Good lead by Dave on P1. Popped a cam out on crux P2 looking at a long fall onto Dave's head.
greenroom - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with katie, Dave Sharpe

stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Ben Smith

Chris lead 1st pitch, I took 2nd. Was then decided that the top was looking waaaaayyyy to scrappy and the pub would be a better option.
johang - Lead dnf - 16/Jul/13 with Chris Swanepoel

First 2 pitches provide excellent interesting climbing although quite mossy in places, very vegetated 3rd pitch.
Nick Clement - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Paul Figg

Paul Figg - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Nick Cement

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Tom Doldon

tmawer - AltLd rpt - 25/May/13 with Andy 2

Led P2 and P4, both with a little short lived but enjoyable spice
Siderunner - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Tony

drysori - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Sam Burns

yashvi - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Steve Seal, Adam Booth

In 2 pitches, I led first two, Nick the second two. Reasonable gear, but you have to look for it. Sweet technical moves through the crux. Gotta keep your head together leading final pitch, hat off to Nick for keeping it cool.
msoldn - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd dog - 11/Jun/11

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Steve Seale, Yash

gowla - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with adam booth

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with David B

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Led p1, bubbles gave p2 a good go but couldn't do the move through the bulge, so I took over the lead, (with a few runners pre-placed) a hard move through the bulge leads onto a filthy slab, missed the thread so made my own directly beneath the roof. upper slab completely carpeted so abbed off thread. 5 star experience finding gear and holds under moss!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - Lead β - 28/May/10 with Bubbles

cosmicray - 2010

A lot of vegetation througout. long climbing on mossy slabs and a few technical moves. Definetely doesn't deserve any star.
pascguil - Lead dog - 26/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08

some good climbing, ripped a hold off seconding 3rd pitch and fell from the tree to the grassy slope.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 12/May/08 with andy gravestock

First multipitch, very dirty.
andy gravestock - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08 with alex mason ,

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07

ewen - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/06 with the kettle

John Kettle - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/06

jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Martin Ibbotson

jim robertson - 2006

French Erick - Lead - 12/Jun/05 with matt

NickJH - 2002

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996

Lead P2 & 4
KingM - AltLd - 22/Jul/92 with Simon Walsh

biggianthead - Jul/92 with HT

Hammy - AltLd - 28/Jun/92 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/90

andy gittins - 1990

kalzum - Lead - 21/May/89 with Ross

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/86

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1986 with Nick Clement

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1986 with Jean Williamson, Bill Williamson

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 11/May/85 with Perric Crellin

Neil R - 2nd - 22/Jul/84 with Richard Sanderson

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/84

andybirtwistle - 2nd - 20/Apr/82 with Ian Kyle

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 28/Sep/80 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - AltLd - 1979

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/78

ian caton - Lead O/S - 1978 with Pat Mcvay

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Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard E20 of 11
E20 of 11
easy E20 of 11
hard E13 of 11
E18 of 11
easy E10 of 11
hard HVS0 of 11
HVS0 of 11
easy HVS0 of 11
hard 5c0 of 11
5c0 of 11
easy 5c0 of 11
hard 5b2 of 11
5b9 of 11
easy 5b0 of 11
hard 5a0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead8 of 50 (16.0%)
Followed5 of 50 (10.0%)
Alt Leads32 of 50 (64.0%)
Unknown5 of 50 (10.0%)

'Climbed'22 of 50 (44.0%)
clean O/S23 of 50 (46.0%)
clean β1 of 50 (2.0%)
clean rpt1 of 50 (2.0%)
dogged2 of 50 (4.0%)
dnf1 of 50 (2.0%)