Bloodhound** E2 5b
[Summer comes to Swindale, 2 kb]37m. Excellent slab climbing, bold in places.
Start in the centre of the slab at the top of the gully underneath Kennel Wall and the imposing hanging slab of One Step Beyond. Climb the slab, rightwards at first and then cut back left across the blank wall to the obvious flake. Ascend straight up for a few metres then move right to the obvious groove in the overhang. Climb the groove to finish.
RG Hutchinson, JW Earl 02/Jul/1978

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Best slab climbs of the UK, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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This climb is in 143 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Hidden - 01/Oct/15

westaway - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/15

Peter Metcalfe - TR - 15/Aug/15 with Paul Beds

beds74 - TR - 15/Aug/15 with Peter Metcalfe

An excellent route, let down by the potential escape route at the crux. Full value and highly recommended!
sparkass - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/15 with Iain Steele and Owain Lewis

steely - 2nd - 17/Jun/15 with owain lewis, duncan campbell

Kinda wish I'd left this for the onsight. Cracking route, right up my street.
owain-1978 - 2nd - 17/Jun/15 with Ian Steel, Duncan Campbell

tsl42 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15 with Mark Challoner

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/15

Hidden - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Dave Rumney - 2015

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/14

apd - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with J Smith

A few fairly spicy moves a long way above gear! If you get a chance to relax though this really is a wonderful climb. Top end e2 though!
James S - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with gem

tmawer - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Bram

Outstanding slab pitch and a top lead by Tony. Bold, technical and absorbing climbing. 3*
BTphonehome - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Tony

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/14

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14 with esther seddon

got up the ledges, but couldn't commit to the slopey ledge and so bailed up left.
Teappleby - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/14 with Calum Wadsworth, Alex McCann, Matt Ferrier

amccann - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/14 with Matt Ferrier

Everything it's hyped up to be.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Alex McCann

Peter Holder - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with Katy Forrester

esther - 2nd - Jul/14

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/14

Definitive Lakeland E2 5b and well worth its 3 star status. Lovely climb with bags of interest.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with John Hunt, Paul Clarke

Exciting stuff
Diggler - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Calder

Calder - 2nd - 28/Jun/14 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Anna Pugh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

david morse - 2nd β - 10/Aug/13 with chris todd

mshorter - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with erika

Mike_Gannon - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Sam Soloman

Mike_Gannon - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Sam Soloman

Quite necky for E2. Glad I did One Step Beyond first!
petegunn - Lead - 05/Jul/13 with Davina

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

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

myoung - 2nd - Jul/13 with Jon

Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg

Paul Figg - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Rachel Antill, Nick Cement

Intense! Very bold and definitely E2 but probably 5b, as in the most recent FRCC guide, rather than 5c.
cem - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Steve Gould

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Sarah Pentelow

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/May/13

amccann - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Ken Taylor - TR O/S - 07/May/13 with Roger Chaldecott

Hidden - Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Borg, Jack Metcalfe

tomhull - 2nd β - 07/Oct/12 with Dom Bush

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Caroline Culwick, Chris Allan

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12

simon1965 - 2nd - 15/Jul/12

samrad - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Joel

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

nakedave - Lead - 04/Jun/12

Em66 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Si Wooley, Mat

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 28/May/12

DaveAtkinson - TR - 06/May/12 with P.Cannon

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

Petarghh - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with NickoClimb

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/12

Defo 5b not 5c and defo E2 due to the runout to the flake which was a little exciting. The top half is better than the bottom half which felt a bit wandering, the top has lovely technical moves with spaced gear to keep you interested all the way to the top. 3*
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Sophie B

Fun route to second. Wouldn't have fancied leading this due to bold nature of route and quirky gear placements.
sophiecb - 2nd - 10/Mar/12 with Chad

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Feb/12

Captain Gear - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - TR - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - TR - 01/Oct/11

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Rachel Slater

beds74 - 03/Aug/11

Good and bold. Above the gear in several places. Would be a horrible fall if you fluffed it reaching the flake.
harold walmsley - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Colin Struthers

gb05 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Claire Hoolohan, Ben Robinson

Claireee - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with ben robinson, Gareth brading

barni - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Ami

Lee Sheard - TR O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Adam

Adam1973 - TR O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Lee Sheard

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - 29/Apr/11 with Nick Wharton

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/11 with Jaime Robertson

Bob - 2011

Hidden - 2011

I think I missed some gear, and it felt quite hard 5b. definately not easy e2 off the gear I found
tim newton - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with ben hiles

darlolad - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

tom106 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with tom green

rockrat - 2nd β - 03/Aug/10 with Luke Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10

Awesome, scary, reachy! I sort of consider this sort of climbing my strength, bold slabbyness but almost got schooled. the top is reachy and I couldn't reach a good gear placement so had a skyhook and precarious sling. the reachy moves felt hard for 5b but I'm 5ft6. rain showers and strong winds also made the balancey moves feel tricksome. a sweet route!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Bubbles

Conan - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10 with Rick Gordon

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/09

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Neil Chelton

Excellent route - better and harder than Aphasia I thought.
GPN - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Annette

net - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with George

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Backed off, too bold for me. Seems the the peg has disappeared also. Whether this increases the boldness much is debatable if the correct line is taken?
Hardonicus - Lead dnf - 28/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/08

Brilliant route!
climbingpixie - 2nd - 28/Jun/08 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/08

DavidEvans - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with adam ellwood

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/07

chicken88 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/06 with Tom Kirkpatrick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

jim robertson - 2006

ewen - 2006

John Kettle - 2nd - 2006

John Kettle - Lead - 2005

Fell off near the top. But a nice route. Good lead Mr. Fiend :-)
Peter Metcalfe - 2nd - Aug/04 with Matt (Fiend)

Dave Kerr - Lead - 01/May/04 with Jill Kerr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/03

nige - Lead - 26/Jul/02 with john buckley

Shaw Brown - 2nd - May/02 with ron kenyon

Andysomething - TR - 18/Jun/00 with Jo Woodward

rob.grafton - Lead - 30/Apr/00 with Bruce

bullybones - 2000

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/99 with Hannah

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/99

babymoac - TR - 22/Aug/97

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/97

Andy Say - Lead - 17/Sep/94

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 26/May/91 with Ian Kirby

circa 1991
Steve Crowe - 2nd - 1991 with KM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/89

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - 1989 with Nick Keekus

keefe - 1989

Carl Hamer - TR O/S - Jul/87 with Ben Geary

Hidden - Lead - 1987

Hidden - AltLd - May/85

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/81

Lord of Starkness - 2nd - 1980 with Dave Bowen

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