Aphasia*** E2 5b
[Having managed Aphasia..., 2 kb]45m. One of the best slab pitches in the Lakes! A fine sustained pitch with reasonable protection. Simply brilliant! Start at the centre of the main slab, just left of Holly Tree Crack.
Climb a short steep slab to a good hold below the right hand break in the overlap. Pull up right onto the slab and then go straight up to a bulge. A hard move over the bulge leads to a good hold. Continue up until moves right lead to a crack. Follow this to a narrow ledge. Pull up into the slight corner via a horizontal crack and climb the wall directly to the top.
C.Downer, C. Bacon. R. McHaffie Jun/1992

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Classic safe Lake District E2/E3, Best slab climbs of the UK, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes.

Photo: Having managed Aphasia... © Calum Wadsworth
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This climb is in 212 logbooks, and on 44 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/15

joe.91 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Andy Harrison

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15

Good route, not too hard but sustained and thought provoking. Found the gear to be fairly spaced, fiddly and marginal despite what others have said. Very sore toes by the top!
Mowglee - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/15 with Ali

Ow my poor toes!
MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Rachel, Paul

JohnBear - Lead - 24/Sep/14 with Ryan

mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/14 with John Niven

Liked it so much, I proposed to my lady on the top.
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Heather Fox

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Katy Vose

Amazing route to finish off a 12 star day!
r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with dan bulman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/14 with Bart

Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Calum Wadsworth, Tom Appleby, Alex McCann

On Matt's gear. never hard climbing, never too bold, just really hard work on your calves. Great route
Teappleby - Lead - 11/Jul/14 with Calum Wadsworth, Alex McCann, Matt Ferrier

Matt had left the gear in (I added some extra) consistent tricky moves all the way up but nothing too hard.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead β - 11/Jul/14 with Tom A

amccann - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Matt Ferrier

Elsier - 2nd - 28/Jun/14 with Adrian

JanBella - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/14 with frazer

alpinismo.uk - 2nd - 24/Jun/14 with kev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/14

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Ian

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/14

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Incredible. 3 stars not enough.
andrew sandercock - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Chris Todd, Tori H

Frank the Husky - 2014

robbo157 - 2014

Hidden - 2014

good pockets
tim exley - Lead β - 24/Aug/13 with will hornby

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Stuart Paton

foostu4 - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Gus McKendrick

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/13

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Kelli Roberts

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Peter Rigby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

Andrew1 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Hulda

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/13

Hidden - Apr/13

Ryan M Wilson - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Ellen Spencer

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

lukehunt - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/12 with max

tomhull - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/12 with Dom Bush, Liam Lonsdale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

cat22 - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Em66 - 2nd - 24/May/12 with Mat

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12

Jack Loftus - Lead - 29/Mar/12 with Pete Holder

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Bob Ashcroft

jacktomlinson - Lead dnf - 28/Mar/12

An interesting day on 'Aphasia'!
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Gavin Singleton

simpley awesome! - continually sustained climbing with just enough "good" gear to keep you happy - nice little suprise at the top too :)
Woodiee - 24/Mar/12 with sam webb

Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/12

Petarghh - 2nd - 22/Mar/12

Captain Gear - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Tom

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Stephen

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Luke

D Tempest - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Mark D

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Aug/11

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Laurence Everitt

Jen Crook - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with Jocky Marr

J1PEF - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with beds

Thin but positive, loads of gear for E2, bolder E1's!
beds74 - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with Jon Peffer

A good lead by Andrea.
tmawer - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/11 with andrea

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/11

Excellent climb which keeps you interested all the way, no really hard moves but quite a few thin ones to make you think. Plenty of rests but your feet will be sore by the top!
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Lard

garburn - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Dave Fisher

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/11

Wandered off route (into Boris?) a couple of times missing crucial gear placements. Bit scary, but great fun though.
Alex Thompson - Lead - 05/Jun/11 with Vix

Steve Lenartowicz - TR - 29/Apr/11

so good i abbed down stripping the gear so rin could lead it then i seconded up for another blast. awesome route.
tomhull - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with rin

Left me speechless.
greenroom - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Tom Swannick

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Mark Fyles

nia - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with pete hutchinson

Lunar25 - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Nia

Lunar25 - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Nia

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Mike

Didnt do crux, Jack broke out onto the thin crack instead of Holly tree Crack... awesome line though.
Petarghh - 2nd - 23/Mar/11 with cavemanjack

tk1991 - 2nd - 23/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Bob - 2011

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 13/Oct/10 with Andy March

Decided it would be a better idea to try and tackle the blank slab direct, got a bit scared with lack of anything and moved slightly right to a lovely crack leading to the top. I think i went wrong.. but the climbing was good on route and off
rob askew - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with sean crombie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

jcurley - 2nd dnf - 17/Sep/10 with Mike Buddle

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

westaway - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/10

tjmillen - Lead - Aug/10

Superb sustained climbing! Incredible grippy rock, started up this in the rain
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Mina

What an incredible route. You can't get more sustained 5b than this. Would love to lead it but the gear, while surprisingly plentiful, all looked extremely marginal on the lower half.
jonny taylor - TR - 20/Jun/10 with Andy B

Tried it on lead but backed off at the first overlap, I hadn't realised that E2 would be harder than all the E1's on the crag. Brilliant route on top rope though.
ablackett - TR - 20/Jun/10 with Jonny

Pumped calves and tyred feet. Lovely sustained route.
Diggler - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Calder

Calder - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Mark

ianburton - Lead - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10

Great climbing. Much more gear than i thought there would be. Ran out of quickdraws at the crack!
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with 80's Pete

jl - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Penny

awesomly sustained. Good lead Alan.
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Alan Walmsley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

andy jennings - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Floris

TiffTiff - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Sophie, Heather

heather rogers - 2nd - 03/May/10 with Tiff John, Sophie Nunn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

mbambi - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with will williamson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10

excellent lead from chris, moves are small and crozzly, all there but sustained all the way to the top - fantastic route
pebbles - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with chris gooder

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Nic Dill

Got sketched out after the first overlap because protection was hard to come by. First time I've tried to onsight an E2.
rockrat - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/10 with Heather Ingram, Luke Armitage

jimdanson - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Steph

russasaurusRex - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Frazer, Adrian

jimsrankin - Lead - Aug/09 with Liam

Peter Metcalfe - 2nd - 11/Jul/09 with Shaw Brown

Felt much easier this time.
Shaw Brown - Lead - 11/Jul/09 with peter metcalfe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/09

jadm2 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Alan

Chris Wright - 2nd - 27/Jun/09

mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Pete

Lee Sheard - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with alan towse

George Bassant - Lead - 08/Jun/09 with Pam Waud

esther - 2nd - Jun/09

Kirill - 2nd dog - 29/May/09 with Charles Moreton

cem - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with Kirill Spiridonov

Fantastic Route, James's Lead
DanT - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Helen Lambert, James Moore

5.30am alarm and 300 mile drive might have had something to do with it, but struggled on this one and got pretty scared up until the crack. Nearly chickened out of the lead after wobbling up T2 but figured I'd be kicking myself if I didn't give it a shot. Glad I did tho (after the event), a wickedly intense experience.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Simon Denison

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/09

climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Andy Hobson

scary + awesome
Neil Morbey - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

net - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with George

GPN - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Annette

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/09 with dick

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2009

Every move is a classic!
derico - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Mikey

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/08

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/08 with Zac Poulton

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

alan led it, cleaned it on abseil , then i led it ! top route
lithos - Lead β - 31/May/08 with alan walmsley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/08

DavidR - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

SteveM - Lead rpt - 24/May/08 with Bruce

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08

joe king - 2nd rpt - 19/May/08 with rob coles

Climbed up, over the crux- the bulge, then realised I needed a size 1.5 friend, down-climbed the crux, all the way to the bottom. Then I set out on it again realised I had no gear at the same point and had to down climb it again. Next time!- with a size 1.5 friend, the crux bit is real nice the though and the lower sections are also good.
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead - 18/May/08 with Big Ian

red1200 - 17/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/07

Tom M Williams - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Andy Hobson

SMc - Lead O/S - May/07 with Anne

jimkeeley - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with Chris Cowan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Neil C

Excellent climb!
BruceW - Lead β - 07/Apr/07 with Becca

petegunn - Lead - 2007

plain kitten - AltLd - 2007

Had done the hard moves over the overlaps then strayed too far left on upper slab and ran out of holds. Came off and had to reclimb crux. Limped out on sprained ankle.
Andy Clarke - Lead dog - 15/Jul/06 with Johnny

Shaw Brown - Lead - 01/Jul/06 with David Jones

joe king - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/06 with steve petit

best E2 in Lakes that I have done
Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/06 with leo

Hammy - 2nd - 13/Jun/06 with Wes Hunter, Chris Chilcott

steveP - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Paul Rowlands

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 2006

ewen - 2006

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2006 with S. Mead

SteveM - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Chris

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/05 with gary wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/05

Neil Ireson - Lead - 20/Aug/05 with Jane

Justin Tracey - Aug/05

Justin Tracey - Lead - Aug/05

Chris Wright - Lead - 15/May/05

NickJH - Lead O/S - May/05 with LiamG

Wayne S - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Jon Croxford

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/04

steveP - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Simon Ringrose, Paul Rowlands

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 06/Sep/03 with Rob Adie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/03

Found a dying sheep at the bottom and tried to give it water.
adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/03 with Hoult

mjeffery - Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/03

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 05/May/03 with ron kenyon

Justin Shiels - Lead - Apr/03 with Chris

Urgles - Lead O/S - 2003 with Fiend

Hammy - 2nd - 10/Sep/01 with Pete Robinson

AlexD - TR - 27/Jul/01 with Barry

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/01

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 2001 with Lyn

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

bullybones - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/98

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/96

Hidden - 1994

Chris Craggs - 1980

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