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Haile Selassie** E2 5c

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[Haile Selassie, 2 kb]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. 21m. 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 45 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

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

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

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

Hidden - Lead - May/11

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

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

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

Hidden - 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

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Total votes cast 37
hard E30 of 13
E30 of 13
easy E30 of 13
hard E22 of 13
E26 of 13
easy E24 of 13
hard E11 of 13
E10 of 13
easy E10 of 13
hard 6a0 of 13
6a0 of 13
easy 6a0 of 13
hard 5c1 of 13
5c6 of 13
easy 5c4 of 13
hard 5b2 of 13
5b0 of 13
easy 5b0 of 13
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Style of ascent

Lead23 of 45 (51.1%)
Followed14 of 45 (31.1%)
Toproped2 of 45 (4.4%)
Unknown6 of 45 (13.3%)

'Climbed'17 of 45 (37.8%)
clean O/S23 of 45 (51.1%)
clean β1 of 45 (2.2%)
clean rpt1 of 45 (2.2%)
dogged2 of 45 (4.4%)
dnf1 of 45 (2.2%)