Ordinary Route*** E5 6a
[The Positron headwall pitch of Ordinary Route, 2 kb]5 pitches. Supercedes Positron with a more satisfying line. Arguably the best E5 on the Main Cliff.

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Photo: The Positron headwall pitch of Ordinary Route © richard kirby
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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

soph - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with John Crook

P1,P2. Long route but takes in some really good climbing.
NDD - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15 with tony stone

LRob - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Dave Parton - Lead O/S - 2013 with Adam Ellwood

Full day adventure! Led 1, 3, 4. First 3 pitches all hard and on good rock. P4 looked horribly loose and a bit dangerous so finished up Tet Offensive.
Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Glyn Hudson

Tried to move left too soon at end of Positron pitch, got pumped and rested on gear. Whole route was an epic adventure!
Glyn - AltLd dog - 28/Mar/12 with Luke

Led pitches 2 and 4
Boy - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with Ed Brown

No peg at belay on pitch 2. Move down another metre and use spikes.
edinbed - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/11

Led P1 & P3. 3 solid pitches. Pitch 1 is a bit airy on the crux, I found this pitch the hardest. Pitch 3 is steep and pumpy, also unless you have climbed citadel, mammoth etc before, it is difficult to know where to go. (especially without a guide!)Belay on sloping ledge at some obvious threads in a cavelet. Jake found P3 the hardest. Epic and amazing.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Jake

Pitches 2 and 4. Great first route at Gogarth! Forgot to place much gear on the Positron pitch...
jacobjacob - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Mick Lovatt

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with nick bullock

TomPR - Lead - 25/May/10

Al Evans - 2008

Led pitch 1 and 3. A good day!! Excellent conditions.The Route - longer than expected, pitch 3 - harder than expected. Positions - beyond expectations. Finished - a lot later than expected!
Rich Kirby - AltLd - 06/Jun/07 with Craig Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Great route
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 13/Apr/02 with Chris Barnes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/98

had already led positron
Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/97 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Karin got the short straw and led the last pitch.
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/93 with KM

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1993

Mike Owen - 15/Jun/85 with Simon King

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Tom Livingstone, Chad123, Mike Goldthorp, barni, Ian Jones, datoon, nicholas Barrowclough

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