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The Firebird* E1 5a

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This climb is in 74 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Alys Rook, Paul Black

Nice route. Bit bold at the start but okay.
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Alison McBride, Ken McBride

Lovely route - plenty of gear in lower section
evhall - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Dave F, Fletch

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Richard Snow

Kyuzo - 08/Jun/13

Dave-Westlake - 18/May/13

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Tom Adams

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Jan/13

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Andy Forbes

Gear not good - especially at start
mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Rich Rogers

sustained 5a all the way up
Chris Sieradzki - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Hooo

Some good technical moves, and sustained bits. Really enjoyed it on second and had no trouble, but I'm definitely not ready to lead it. A fall off the move onto the sloping ledge would almost certainly deck. I was preparing to jump backwards off a 2m drop if he fell there.
Hooo - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Chris Sieradzki

The first 10m were basically a solo, so not soft for E1! Maybe I could have found gear with a bit more imagination... Definitely worth it for the climbing in the upper groove
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Craig

CraigMcAteer - 2nd - 13/Nov/11 with nick

what a sand bag at HVS! no good gear until two thirds up the climb, all lose rattly rock
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Sam

Lovely route! Gear is sketchy in the bottom part, and a bit spaced but fine after that, pretty steady 5a, lovely moves and a big feel to it!
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Simon Slater

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Emma Hawkins

hard 5a
Fred_Richard - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with Andy Mccoy

AndyMcCoy - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with Fred

simonf - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

3 Names - 2nd β - 02/Jul/11 with Sumee Holloway

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Elena Songprasert, Gary Lewin

Nice climb, had advice on finding the jug above the bulge which helped.
The Ivanator - 2nd β - 24/Apr/11 with Stewart

Stewart Armstrong - 24/Apr/11 with Ivan Bicknell

nice one - similar to zulu
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with steve tree

I thought this was tough for 5a???
SGD - Lead - 13/Mar/11 with Jonny WMC

Hidden - 2011

Good lead from Sarp, recovering his head and continuing after all his nuts fell out! Lovely sequences, looked puzzling to protect. Peg seems bomber.
jacobjlloyd - 2nd β - 13/Nov/10

James_86 - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Rick

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/10 with Helen S

excellent top section. Bottom 1/4 had rather a lot of wobbly holds
hms - 2nd β - 30/Sep/10 with Brian

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/10

a tad bold at the bottom but fine from there, the upper groves are interesting and good as well. Contrasting climbing.
lithos - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

gdb4060 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Will

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

gdb4060 - Lead - 22/Apr/10 with Will

eagleopus - 20/Sep/09 with Gareth

Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Mark Glaister

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with G.Lewis

cornishben - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Gareth Pratt

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Ben Sutton

Misha - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

Consistently challenging all the way up
Francois S - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Simon Chandler

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Eric Herring

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Jamie Ward

jamie ward - 2nd - 26/May/09 with Toby Dunford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

Fantastic - sustained and intersting moves in a great position! Didn't find much dodgy rock on the first section so maybe it's been pulled off by now - there's a few reasonable small/medium wires to protect this bit too and plenty of gear above.
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Sam

al99 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Al Benson

leigh - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/08

First E1 for 18 years! Great route except for run-out and loose rock on lower section.
poey50 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Chris W

dave657 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Tim

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Dave Ripley

Loose flakes a bit worrying
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Clare

fell searching for a hold over the bulge, centimetres from the enourmous jug!
Mark Walter - Lead dog - 17/Feb/08 with Paul Black

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/07

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07 with dean howard

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/07

cem - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Pete Atkinson

Found it hard for HVS too. Quite plausibly E1 by Wye Valley standards, though I won't rush to vote it as such in case I'm just being soft!
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/07 with GD

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/06

Classic E0
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Nov/03 with Ady Short

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - Mar/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/01

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/96 with Marcus

Backinthegame - 2nd - Jul/93 with Lynn Wilkins, John Wright

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1989 with Dr. Jeremy

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Voting
Total votes cast 93
hard E20 of 31
E20 of 31
easy E20 of 31
hard E11 of 31
E123 of 31
easy E16 of 31
hard HVS1 of 31
HVS0 of 31
easy HVS0 of 31
hard 5b0 of 32
5b0 of 32
easy 5b8 of 32
hard 5a9 of 32
5a14 of 32
easy 5a1 of 32
hard 4c0 of 32
4c0 of 32
easy 4c0 of 32
3 Stars2 of 30
2 Stars16 of 30
1 Star12 of 30
0 Stars0 of 30
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Style of ascent

Lead48 of 74 (64.9%)
Followed21 of 74 (28.4%)
Unknown5 of 74 (6.8%)

'Climbed'20 of 74 (27.0%)
clean O/S45 of 74 (60.8%)
clean β4 of 74 (5.4%)
clean rpt3 of 74 (4.1%)
dogged2 of 74 (2.7%)