Rock Island LIne*** E1 5b
[Rick making a comeback. , 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
22m. The best route on the crag. Climb the cracks that fall from the centre of the prominent steeped overhangs to a position in the hanging corner. Swing out left to bypass the roof and reach the hanging crack in the headwall. Finish up this with gusto. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice.

Photo: Rick making a comeback. © tmawer
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This climb is in 126 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Topsy Turvy - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/15 with dakidunn

dakidunn - 2nd - 28/Aug/15 with Tris

Climbster - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Vick

Struggled on the crux move. Took me 3 or 4 goes to get it. Clean other than that.
Vixie - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/15 with Matt

08nbrierley - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/15 with jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/15

smithjmw46 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15 with Dave Bentley

cpforbes - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Gabe Oliver

Dervey - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Rich

Richard Alderton - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/15 with Liam

petegunn - Lead - 11/Jun/15 with Rosie

Darboak42 - Lead - 11/Jun/15 with John Haxon, Simnel

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/15

Josh Smith is a beast. Really nice route, get hold of the the glory hold in the crack just after the overhang! I've got some work to do before I'm comfortable on E1.
DaveBentley - 2nd - 03/Jun/15 with Josh Smith

malteserEd - Lead - 20/May/15

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Mike Norbry, Jaime Robertson

dakidunn - 2nd - 09/Sep/14 with Tris, Michael Ludwig McCorkindale

Sciguy - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/14 with tris

Topsy Turvy - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with dakidunn

petegunn - Lead - 31/Aug/14 with Mike S., Davina

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14

Smith42 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with David Crofts

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/14

IanHope - TR rpt - 22/Jul/14 with John Haxton

Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

dakidunn - 2nd - 20/Jun/14 with Gabe Oliver

Had a rest before the roof, not as strong as I used to be.
ablackett - Lead dog - 11/Jun/14 with Andy Wallace

Adamski1986 - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Rob Adams

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 06/Jun/14 with Chris Down

Nice route. Tricky moves but good rests and gear
rurp - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

JonnoP - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Bella, Rick H

dakidunn - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with John Armstrong

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with gregg capon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Adrianw - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Sarah Follmann

duzinga - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Jie

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/13

IanHope - TR dog - 01/Jun/13 with John Haxton

Simnel - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/13 with John H, Gary

Felt really stiff for the grade at the crux, though a) I'm told I did the sequence wrong (went direct instead of rocking over out right) and b) the move right might be a bit reach dependent (couldn't get well enough onto the sidepull/vertical slot to rock over). Instead went for: from below the fang, foot went up to the hole adjacent to the handholds, rock over whilst wrestling with the (hollow) fang, slap for the shallow wide crack, udge up and grab the jug. Definitely not 5b.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Mike Mason, Luke Cullum

Hinchrn - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Matt Rust

rustaldo - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Tom Hinch

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 06/May/13 with Jaime Robertson

A superb pitch. Serenaded by a Bag-piper playing ontop of the wall!
petegunn - Lead - 05/May/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Anna

al jackson - 2nd - Jul/12

Simnel - TR - 18/Jun/12 with Mark

dakidunn - TR - 18/Jun/12

nice line
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 14/Jun/12 with Al

mzchambers - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Al ~York

mjackson - Lead dog - 27/May/12

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/12 with Rick, Jaime Robertson

KevB - 2nd - 05/Aug/11 with Tony P

cat22 - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/11

Darboak42 - 2nd β - 31/Jul/11 with john glendinning

Should have gone right at the crux, fell going straight up. Nice line, but bit green.
markfairbank - Lead dog - 30/Jul/11 with Sandra Lee, Ray Sharples

smollett - Lead - 15/Jun/11 with tom

chripstine - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/11

chris smith - Lead O/S - 17/May/11

Liam Martin - 2nd - 17/May/11 with Chris Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/11

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/11 with Jaime Robertson

barni - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11 with Misha

Hopped on one of the ropes
Petarghh - 2nd - 06/Oct/10 with cavemanjack, NickoClimb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/10

Jack Loftus - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/10 with Nick

henning82 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/10

Em66 - 2nd - 30/Jul/10 with Jack uni

maggie505 - 2nd - 28/Jul/10 with Mark 'epic' Hawkins

yarbles - Lead - Jul/10 with Jo

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Ursula

Got a cam stuck just before the overlap, if you can get it out it's yours, if you can't get it out I am sorry for leaving a bit of gear on a classic climb. Great climb.
ablackett - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Andy Wallace

clarky - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with oli

oliwarlow - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with rob c

hawkins321 - Lead - 02/Jun/10 with chris thompson

Hidden - 2nd dog - Jun/10

stunning line.
Simon Rackley - Lead O/S - May/10 with darren hudson

Amazing line.
David Bulley - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Andy Chisholm

Every bit as good as I had hoped. Very sustained but never strenuous. "Trust the peg?" - no. Clip the peg? oh yes.
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Cat

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Jonny

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with stg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09

Lovely route, nice and consistent, with the crux not where you're expecting it. It was a bit damp and sluggy today but still very enjoyable.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Peter Hart

Great route, gear where you need it. Trust the peg? I don't think so Captain!
odox - Lead β - 20/Jul/09 with Oli Warlow

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/09

oliwarlow - Lead - 23/Jun/09 with Matt

MDowson - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with oli warlow

Sylvi - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Rog

Excellent route one, of the best I have done. Plenty of protection with great moves.
andyhutch77 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Marc Tomlinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

Harry Thorpe - 2nd O/S - 16/May/09 with Kieran

robinsi197 - Lead dog - 13/May/09 with NickS

chripstine - 2nd O/S - 11/May/09 with Polly

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Chris Thain

chris2451 - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/08 with David Brigham

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Big Ian

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - Jun/08

cem - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Ian Frith

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/07

jonka - 2nd - Jul/07 with sean

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/06 with Luke

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with jez

maybe_si - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/05

GPN - Lead O/S - May/05 with Jamie Moss

Andy Graham - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Steve Anderson

One of my earliest E1 leads. Don`t remember much. Rabbit between headlights syndrome kicked in
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

kato'sdad - Lead - 17/Aug/91 with Jerry Mattinson

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/89 with KM

With THE.
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/82 with Bog

cornishmackem - TR - Aug/82 with Tim Cogdon

Hidden - 1980

Neil R - Lead O/S - Apr/77 with David M

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1973 with Geoff Leach

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
blue_sundown, OllieF, Dervey, Matt Poole, a13x, Dan Lane, Leif Andrews, beegsyboy, Woodiee

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