Fifth Avenue** E1 5c
[Fifth Avenue, 3 kb]2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The groove up the right-hand edge of the Central Park wall. Start in the chimney formed by the left edge of the pinnacle.
1) 5c, 30m. Chimney up until it is possible to pull boldly into the groove running up and leftwards. Follow the groove over two bulges to a stance and peg belay.
2) 5b, 25m. Climb the short wall above to the top. Scramble to belay at the back wall of the slope above. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Nice route. P1 is run out from the start until you manage to get across from shag rock. Good gear is found next to the crux, in situ wire, then sustained bridging to a hanging spike belay. P2 is short but steep with bomber kit

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List.

Photo: Fifth Avenue © Steve Long
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This climb is in 85 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/15

Pitch 1 only then we abseiled off.
David Kay - 2nd - 13/Aug/15 with Richard Waltham

First 10m of back and footing up a chimney, daunting but not hard. Pulled on 2 bits of gear to aid.
Palindrome - 2nd - 07/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/15 with ian craigie

Ian craigie - AltLd - 2015 with James Taylor

JamesLloyd - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14

Julie Carroll - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with julie carroll

JulesV - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Shauna

Went off piste after normal crux- found the allure of that layback crack too the top of it looked around onto the slab and thought oh dear. Character building stuff!
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with claire jane carter

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with rachel slater

Lead P2. Cool route.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Tim Newton

The worst route I have ever done. Comically bad.
samwillo - AltLd - 17/Apr/14 with Jay Carr

Jay.Carr - 2nd - 17/Apr/14 with samwillo

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Tom Doldon

Al Evans - 2014 with Jim Moran

Seymore Butt - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Joughton - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13

Awesome!P1 is great fun, bit of chimney then some funky balancy bridging. Great position. P2 has got some loose holds but not too bad for Gogarth!
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Tom Weston

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12

Desperate. Had to rest on the crux of P1 as legs were fucked. Led p1 and p2 belayed a bit low on p2 so kath took us to the proper belay.
Ollie B - AltLd - 15/Jul/12 with K.Bromfield

Led Pitch 2. Think Tom belayed a bit early so I climbed top quarter of p1 and p2. Really cool but take care on p2, there are some loose flakes! Cool chimney on p1!
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Tom Grant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

gforce - AltLd - 14/May/12 with Adrian

Good route, lead pitch1. A bit bold to start with, then a well protected hard move. Keeps coming on pitch 2 as well.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Andy

Martin led 1st pitch and belayed just above crux 'step'. I finished remainder of route.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Martin Haworth

Fuck knows how I got my hung over ass up this.
The Green Giant - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/12 with Dan with the van

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Adrian Pedley, Adam

plenty of gear on second pitch, although the first has not much it is really only hard in one place.
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Adrian Pedley, Neil Griffiths

centurion05 - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Charles Green

Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 05/Sep/11 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/11

Conor didnt fancy the crux so lowered off. I then pulled ropes through and wobbled my way up the bugger!
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 11/May/11 with Connor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Pitch 2 , a little loose and pretty scary!
al99 - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/10 with Andrew Bitmead

Lead first pitch, crux given 5c in guide but felt soft. Smooth upper groove far more disconcerting!
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Alasdair

E2 maybe???
Greenman28 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

too hard for E1. Techy. A three star first pitch
david morse - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/10 with andy psyche

schof - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/10

stargazer85 - 2nd - Aug/10 with Matt Keyse

khawk - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with DT

datoon - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10

porridgefan - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Chris Mclean

C Mclean - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Phil Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

alasdair19 - 2010

i led P2. a strong antidote to 2 weeks sport in Provence: my hands were cold as i set off up the chimney (kept trying to climb the face instead of bridging / back and footing - not my most stylish piece of climbing). when you get into the groove proper this isnt easy: no holds, dubious feet, generally awkward and all very trad. great climbing though. top pitch continues the theme with some loose/hollow flakes and short-lived but still tricky contortions.
ksjs - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with rob

Rob Pitt - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Keith Scarlett

1st Pitch. Finished up Tequila Sunrise crack
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09

jored - 27/Jul/09 with Ryan

good. chinmey was fun. top pitch very thruxy.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with john

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with robin

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with CarolineH

Rich Kirby - AltLd - 26/Apr/09 with Kev

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09

Cheeky little number!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2008 with James Marjot

ian caton - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Abi

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/07

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/91

Roy Stuart - Lead O/S - 1988

andy gittins - 1985

Hammy - AltLd - 15/Jun/80 with John Girdley

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/80

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 1980 with Eric Marsden

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1979 with Mike Wright

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/78

granitbahn - AltLd - 1978

steve L - 2nd - 29/Jul/76 with sharpie

Hidden - AltLd - 1976

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 19/Oct/75

Stayed clear of this route for a few years after hearing of jw's mishap.
mikej - AltLd - 11/Jul/75 with Bill Church

Lost the end of my little finger when my feet shot off on the top pitch trying to avoid the loose stuff
jcw - AltLd - Mar/67 with Ron James

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