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Public Spirited Individual** E3 5c

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[Finishing the top crux, 2 kb]The thin crack system to the left of 'Optimist's Chimney'. Climb up to the obvious breaks with the crux near the top.

Photo: Finishing the top crux © akhughes
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This climb is in 18 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

First E3. Definitely 6a! Technical and bold top out. Alot harder than i would have expected for E3!
martinmckenna - Lead - 13/Oct/13 with Luke

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Sep/13

mshorter - Lead β - 06/Apr/13

Ri - Lead O/S - Apr/13 with mike

Ginger McGrath - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with rob

really nice route, took a rest at mid height, but felt surprisingly steady apart from a slip off at the very start
Ginger McGrath - Lead dog - 18/Apr/11 with dave brigham, phil emerson

rested, bled a bit, had mare...awesome route
jimmyrua - Lead - 16/Apr/11 with Magnus, David Brigham

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Thom Simmons

mr_nsglover - Lead dog - Mar/11

Cassidy - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/10 with Richard McGhee

Blew the onsight when a hold broke off. came back the next day and lead it. good to do it ground up.
akhughes - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/10 with Greg B

Ran out of small cams before the last hard moves, which made it extra piquant. Much better route than it looks from the ground.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Davide

Flashed with shouting from Beta meister Neil.Superb moves and a dicey tiptoe at the finish line.Would love to lead it.
SeanB - TR β - 26/Oct/09 with Neil, Scott

Really annoyed i top-roped it, should have manned up and gone for the lead. Some really awesome moves on it! Not sure its quite E4 though.
CharlieMack - TR O/S - 28/Aug/09 with Janey Kennedy

The guidebook description is a sandbagging pile of claptrap for this climb. Without giving too much away: 1) The gear really isn't hard to place. 2) A mention of an easier alternative finish makes no sense to me at all. 3) The hard move it mentions near the top is definitely full brit tech 6A. 4) A pretty strong friend of mine who has adopted the habbit of declaring every single trad lead he has done as being overgraded by at least 1 grade lowered off the crux and was firmly asserting that it was a proper sandbag at the grade of E3 5C. (which made me feel a little better about taking several attempts to get the crux move). We think it's E4 6A :)
henwardian - AltLd dog - 13/Apr/09

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/07 with Ross Barnes

andyinglis - 2nd - 12/Oct/07 with Ally Fulton

figfour - Lead - 2007

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Burnsie, Hidden

Total votes cast 46
hard E40 of 15
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easy E49 of 15
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