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Pastiche E1 5a

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19m. An agreeable natural line with steady protection and thoughtful non-strenuous climbing. Start up the left side of the rib (small wire) to reach a ledge and a welcoming vertical nut slot ('hexs' useful). (all as for Night of the Comic Dead). Follow the ramp line diagonally rightwards past two new peg runners (with optional good protection variously down on the right) to reach a small complex overlap. Pull over rightwards into the scoop above, peg, and finish delicately rightwards to a shared double ring abseil station. Originally E1 5a. Re-cleaned and two extra pegs added in 2012.
M Ward G Jenkin A Tallant 05/Mar/1989
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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

harder than i remembered.
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/14 with Jana

just one more - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with john smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

VS 4c?
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Stanners

nice
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Mark Davis

Other than undercutting on a scary looking death block really quite nice
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Helen

on Ben's gear
hms - Lead β - 09/Jun/13 with Ben

JamesBrowning - 2nd β - 02/Mar/13 with Peter Holy

Quite nice with good gear. One of the pegs can't be clipped directly, as the biner would go over an edge, fiddled a nut through instead following brilliant advice from James. Not even sure if this is HVS, might just be upper end VS 4c.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with JamesB

Easier HVS - the rusty pegs are in fact new ones...
evhall - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with colin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Jan/11

Phil PBC - 2010

Damp and greasey after a day of rain but a decent gap-filling excursion. Ollie did the final moves to the rusty belay station in the dark.
KRB - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/09 with Oliver Bridges

Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/07 with Al Randal

IceMonkey1982 - 2nd - 2003

Ally Smith - 2001

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/98 with Rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/98

chris sm - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/96 with Andy Gill

AndySL - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/93 with Mark

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Voting
Total votes cast 21
hard E20 of 7
E20 of 7
easy E20 of 7
hard E11 of 7
E10 of 7
easy E10 of 7
hard HVS4 of 7
HVS1 of 7
easy HVS1 of 7
hard 5b0 of 7
5b0 of 7
easy 5b1 of 7
hard 5a0 of 7
5a2 of 7
easy 5a2 of 7
hard 4c2 of 7
4c0 of 7
easy 4c0 of 7
3 Stars0 of 7
2 Stars1 of 7
1 Star5 of 7
0 Stars1 of 7
Bag of .....0 of 7
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Style of ascent

Lead17 of 24 (70.8%)
Followed5 of 24 (20.8%)
Unknown2 of 24 (8.3%)

'Climbed'3 of 24 (12.5%)
clean O/S17 of 24 (70.8%)
clean β2 of 24 (8.3%)
clean rpt1 of 24 (4.2%)
dnf1 of 24 (4.2%)