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Central Pillar*** E2 5b

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[The Nav high above the valley at the top of pitch 2, 2 kb]6 pitches. Quite bold and exposed.

Ticklists: Hard Rock, Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, UK Lonely Leads, Ultimate E2 ticklist, The BMC 70th Anniversary Ticklist.

Photo: The Nav high above the valley at the top of pitch 2 © mike lawrence?
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 159 logbooks, and on 36 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/14

joe_lancs - AltLd - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/14

nedly - AltLd - 10/Jul/14 with Chris Gudgeon

P1 & 3. Brilliant climbing in a fantastic location - each pitch offered something different!
Gudge - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Neil Davies

IanGilbertJones - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

David Sherratt - Oct/13

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 14/Sep/13 with David

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - 25/Aug/13

With direct start-lead the second 5b pitch which had a balancy and committing traverse to reach the insitu sling runner-continued up the steep wall- no sign of peg on upper ledge and pressd on to safety a jibbering wreck ! Pauls 5b pitch balancy and very bold. Great Route.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with CMC

airy traverse with marginal gear .... cool head needed .
manxclare - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with jon22

jon22 - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with manxclare

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

They're not kidding about the runouts on P2&3... Don't fall off! Took spare socks to put on after the walk in so at least had dry feet.
Longsufferingropeholder - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13

beds74 - AltLd - 10/Jun/13 with Simon Hughes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Stig - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with John Armstrong

Me pitch 1&3, Kev pitch 2&4. Climbing never felt too hard but gear is lacking or not very good in quite a few places! Pitch 3 would perhaps be E1 5b? 4 excellent pitches.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Kev

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Lead p1 and 3, well good.
andrew sandercock - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Chris Todd

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 25/May/13 with Loz

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/May/13

Hidden - Apr/13

Hidden - Apr/13

captain - 2013

I took P2 and P3. Cracking route. Nice and clean. Good balance of exposure and tricky bits. Thought the 2nd pitch was ok, despite the guidebook comment and logbook comments.
Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with cliff shasby

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/12

Diggler - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Johnny, Calder

Led P1 only.
Calder - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Johnny, Mark

khawk - AltLd - 26/May/12 with DT

dodfoster - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with esther seddon

Paul Bennett - 2012

Captain Gear - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

JonG - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11

Awesome! Done in four pitches, as per Lake District Rock. Led pitches 2 & 4, found p2 very scary!
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Andy

Chrismoore94 - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11

Really fantastic climb though i thought pitch 2 was pretty bold. Great crag. Lead pitch 2 and 4. The nav fell off pitch 3.
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 26/Apr/11 with James the Navigator

Exodus - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Tim, Gareth

gwh - AltLd - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

JEP - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

rurp - Lead O/S - 2011

Johnny Baker - 2011 with Derek Toulalan, Dave Webster

Hidden - 2011

done on a baking hot day. None of the moves are too extraordinary, but the exposure, positions, quality of the rock, location of the crag and classic status of the route made it probably my favourite route of the year.
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with chris gooder

Best mountain E2 ive done in the lakes for sure...awesome route.
Christian Beck - AltLd O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/10

HARD
jcurley - 2nd dnf - 23/Jun/10 with Mike Buddle

Lead all pitches from the top of Bridges Route pinnacle
Dave Rumney - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Tanya Milner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

decs - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Bart

simonp - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Very straightforward, didn't bother with cam placement on P2. Only route of the day, as i spent the best part of 4 hours with debilitating stomach pains?
Dave Warburton - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Ewan

1st and 3rd.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Dave Warburton

Hidden - 2010

sgl - AltLd - 26/Sep/09 with emily

Hidden - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - 26/Sep/09

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with will sim

Peter Reynolds - AltLd - Aug/09 with tom o'shea

Monster run-out on p2
JulesV - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with dave evans

Peter Reynolds - AltLd - Jun/09 with tom o'shea

Lead Pitch 1,2, andf second top last 5b traverse pitch. Awesome exposure.
MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 14/May/09 with Jules Vulliamy

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with FRANCO COOKSON

sadams - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Eric Hildrew

Franco Cookson OLD - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson

Bern - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08 with Andy Mos

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with Adam Gill, Neil Chelton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07

cem - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with David T

John Kettle - AltLd - 02/Aug/07

ewen - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/07 with the kettle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/07

gforce - AltLd - 31/Jul/07 with Kev

kevg - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Graham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 29/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson

climbalive - 2nd - 08/Jun/07 with Mark Johnston

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 25/May/07 with John

danm - AltLd - May/07 with Dan Robinson

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/06

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 01/Jul/06 with Richard Jewell

Neil Ireson - AltLd - 10/Jun/06 with Guy M

awesome
reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with timmy elson

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - Jun/06

GuyM - 2006 with neil, jim

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/04 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/04

Traversed off (& down with extreme dificulty) onto Tresspasser Groove!!!
MaNimal - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/03 with Jo Larty

The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Keith

ArnaudG - AltLd O/S - Jul/03

frost - AltLd - Jul/03 with J Hubbard, N Griffiths

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/03

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - Aug/01

bullybones - 2000

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 2000 with James Hubbard, Simon Frost

simon cox - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - May/99

phardman - 20/Jul/97

We escaped up this after backing off the top pitch of Fallout.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/96 with David

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/96

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/96

Magic Day, brilliant route
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 29/Oct/95 with Jim Church, Jon Sykes, Muir Morton

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/95

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/94

PeteCheung - AltLd - 1994 with John Griffiths

Grezza - AltLd O/S - Jun/92 with Mick RIP

Hidden - Lead - Jul/90

Billg - Lead O/S - 05/May/90 with Jon Barton

rob.grafton - AltLd - Apr/90 with barry maybank

Steve Lenartowicz - 1990

Andy Say - Lead - 10/Sep/89

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/89

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/89

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1988

1st E2
DDDD - AltLd O/S - 1987

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/86

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 18/May/85 with Perric Crellin

andybirtwistle - AltLd - 17/Aug/84 with Andy Moss

Bob - AltLd O/S - 19/May/84 with Bill Birkett

Idid first 5b, Pog the second.
David Smith - AltLd - 29/Apr/84 with Andrew (Pog) Horn

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hammy - AltLd - 30/May/82 with Mark Lowe

Mike Owen - 17/Apr/82 with Elaine Owen, Phil Ralph

Hamish Leslie - Lead O/S - 1982 with Lee Richards

MikeYouCanClimb - AltLd - 20/Jul/81 with Andy, Keith Godfrey

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/80

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 26/Aug/79 with Alan Moss

redjerry - AltLd O/S - Aug/79 with Jim Melrose

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/79

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/79

GeoffG - AltLd - Apr/78 with tony bowker

ian caton - Lead O/S - Sep/77

petemeads - Lead - 06/Aug/77

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1976 with Phil Mitchell, Alan Walmsley

Marcus - 1976

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/75

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Lead - Aug/75 with Gordon Tinnings

Falko - Lead O/S - 17/May/75 with Al W.

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Style of ascent

Lead31 of 159 (19.5%)
Followed5 of 159 (3.1%)
Alt Leads90 of 159 (56.6%)
Unknown33 of 159 (20.8%)

'Climbed'91 of 159 (57.2%)
clean O/S64 of 159 (40.3%)
clean rpt2 of 159 (1.3%)
dnf2 of 159 (1.3%)