Haile Selassie** E2 5c
[Haile Selassie, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Set apart from the main slab is this popular hairline crack. Start below the thin crack that starts at the top of a low, ground level cut-out in the slab.
Take the thin crack in its entirety to the top. Belays left and right. To descend walk along the top of the crag to the abseil point above the main section of the slab; or scramble down steep, grassy ground directly behind the belay and walk back around the base of the crag as for the approach. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Beni got a bit unstuck getting over the overlap, but was solid after that. Great climb
JoeCoxson - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Beni Szlivka

Tough but good.
Jelly Mould Surfer - 2nd - 07/Mar/15

timdi - Lead - 24/Aug/14

Rope got a bit snug at one point. Stiff moving through the overlap as the slab has no friction under the overlap.
Jelly Mould Surfer - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14

Awesome slab crackline. Techy footwork and confidence needed on small hands.
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

Sustained slab climbing that requires some good finger locking as well good footwork. Hard moves start as you go through the overlap. Great route.
Motown - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/13 with Mark

first overlap felt very hard once into the hand cracks above tho its smooth climbing
dready - TR O/S - 23/Jun/13

Good climb, felt very difficult, I'd say E2 despite what people say, seconded several E2's and this was the hardest of all of them. Interesting top out, and interesting belay. Worth doing.
Joel Perkin - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/13 with Simon Hammond

Great climb, hardest bit for me was getting over the overlap at 15 feet - found the holds very thin here. Cam near the top was lovely. Topping out was fine.
simonhammond1966 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/13 with Joel Perkin

Jen Crook - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/12 with Rob Patchett

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/12

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Mick Ward

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Ben Woods, tj murry

Ed morris - Lead rpt - 28/Jan/12 with Jack

Classic crack climb with an interesting traverse to belay at the top
Jack J Keogan - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Ed Morris

Hidden - 2012

andysroom - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with Lizzie

Nick Wallis - Lead - May/11 with Laura

david morse - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with lole

Gigga - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Dan, shorty83

Shorty83 - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Dan Parry, Giles

Had to time the start of the climb just right as the tide caught us out. As others have said very loose and chossy top, helmets might be a good idea.
Onion - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Nick A, Giles W

Ed put a cam in the hold I needed, resulted in me having to make a even bigger stretch than i needed to! horrendous top out and belay, if it wasn't for the top, it would be 3 stars, remember to bring a helmet for this one. :s
Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with ed morris

Great climbing with very good gear all the way. Excellent route. Shame the belay is of a pile of rubble.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with haydn jones

Sustained 5b around good gear. Think Laterally.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Tom Thorpe

Regular and reassuring gear, unlike some other routes on the crag.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Preston Matt

stuart34 - 2nd - 30/Jun/10 with Jack Turner, rob dyer

Rob84 - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/10 with Chris James

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/Jun/10

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

westaway - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10

Not willing to have my E2 tick taken away.
alan moore - 2010

Probably first E2. Not E2 tho.
Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 2009 with Mike

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 01/Mar/08 with Lee Bartrop

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/08

sebrider - Lead O/S - 2008 with Ben Coombs

Mark Kemball - Lead - 10/Apr/07 with Bex Roughly

Rob Kennard - 2007

chris sm - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/03 with Pippa Froggatt

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/02 with Myles Jordan

with no boot rubber
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 2001

bullybones - 2000

ferret newman - 2nd - 15/Sep/98 with Mad bloke from Rock & Rapids

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/97

kp64zl - Lead O/S - Mar/97 with Keith, Jason M, David Pickford

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1997 with Mary Goddard, Mat Goddard, Steve Gooberman Hill, Katharine Pemberton, Rik Meek

failed on last move
kp64zl - Lead dnf - Feb/96 with Simon T

whispering nic - May/92 with Graham Iles

Hidden - 28/Aug/91

Mark Kemball - 1990 with Alison Dorey

Andy Say - Lead - 04/Nov/89

mark-abz - TR - 12/Aug/89 with Phill R

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Oddjob, hutchay, RFWilkie, alexjz, jimmysdead, Ian Jones, Master Chief, Dr Caterpillar

Total votes cast 43
hard E30 of 15
E30 of 15
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E27 of 15
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hard E11 of 15
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6a0 of 15
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hard 5c1 of 15
5c8 of 15
easy 5c4 of 15
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