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Night of the Comic Dead E1 5a

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18m. With a new lease of life, the route gives enjoyable stress-free climbing with consistent good protection. Start up the left side of the rib (small wire) and step across onto a ledge and a welcoming vertical nut slot ('hexs' useful). Climb the rib past two bolt runners to a slabby section (small wires) and the top of a projecting diamond-shaped block (bolt out on the left). From the niche above (hidden old peg), reach leftwards over the remaining bulge to another old peg (and good 1.5 + 2 cams) before traversing out left and stepping up onto a short slab. Finish past a final redundant peg to a shared double ring abseil station immediately above on the apex of the rib. Originally E1 5a. Re-cleaned and re-equipped, with two extra bolts added in 2012.
G A Jenkin, M Ward 4/3/1989 04/Mar/1989
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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

evhall - Lead rpt - 11/Jan/14 with jerzy

evhall - Lead rpt - 24/Dec/13 with Jon, goat

Good lead by Alan
Cheese Monkey - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/13 with Alan

wurzelinzummerset - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Ben

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

Felt more like a sport route, at least it did when I'd clipped the first bolt.
1poundSOCKS - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/13

Slightly harder and slightly better than I remembered.
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Nicky, Chris

not sure why people are reckoning it's a sport route - I had 1 rusty peg, 2 bolts, 4 wires and a cam. Agree that it isn't loose though.
hms - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with kate, Jenny

Jenny Seaborne - Lead β - 11/Jul/13

Spooky in the rain
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13

The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Stanners

Really nice climbing and really safe now with new bolts.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Mark Davis

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 30/May/13 with Peter

Chazwoz - Lead O/S - 29/May/13 with Merlin March

Pretty much a sport route and comes in at HVS now I think. Lead on pre placed gear and quickdraws.
squicky - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with Peter

quite nice, feels more like an F5 sport route rather than (soft) HVS. Pastiche is so much better though.
pheotleyr - Lead RP - 12/May/13 with Iggy, James

a decent climb in its hybrid state. nothing special but fun enough.
James S - Lead O/S - 12/May/13 with iggy, peter

clams - Lead - May/13 with Chaz

BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Tom

Didn't seem loose at all...mostly bolted and not a bad climb. Seemed pretty soft at HVS...
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Becca

Nasty - leader knocked off several bits including a large-ish block. Seconded gingerly - won't be back! Scary loose choss in too many places.
Phil Murray - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Ian Law

A nice mixed trad/sport route - HVS seems about right
evhall - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with colin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/12

Thoughtful climbing.
KRB - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/05 with Chris & Martin

deserves e2 5a - crap pegs at top of groove - only single lower off bolt.
Ally Smith - 2001

Ooh. Scary.
AndySL - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/93 with Mark

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Voting
Total votes cast 24
hard E20 of 10
E20 of 10
easy E21 of 10
hard E10 of 10
E10 of 10
easy E11 of 10
hard HVS1 of 10
HVS3 of 10
easy HVS4 of 10
hard 5b0 of 8
5b0 of 8
easy 5b0 of 8
hard 5a0 of 8
5a5 of 8
easy 5a3 of 8
hard 4c0 of 8
4c0 of 8
easy 4c0 of 8
3 Stars0 of 6
2 Stars0 of 6
1 Star3 of 6
0 Stars3 of 6
Bag of .....0 of 6
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Style of ascent

Lead26 of 30 (86.7%)
Followed3 of 30 (10.0%)
Unknown1 of 30 (3.3%)

'Climbed'2 of 30 (6.7%)
clean O/S22 of 30 (73.3%)
clean β1 of 30 (3.3%)
clean rpt4 of 30 (13.3%)
clean RP1 of 30 (3.3%)