Squirm Direct** E3
[The amusing in situ pro (thankfully after the crux). Yup, thats a 2p coin., 3 kb]2 pitches. Superb delicate climbing with adequate protection. Usually there are 3 pegs and a wire in situ. Pitch 2 is the crux pitch of Squirm.

M. Hamilton, A. Taylor 1976

Photo: The amusing in situ pro (thankfully after the crux). Yup, thats a 2p coin. © Dr Toph
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/15

Mini epic. Spent almost an hour on the crux. Tried it about 6 times before dogging the gear. Turns out my beta was totally wrong...idiot. Another one to come back to.
Brian Pollock - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/15 with Luca

2pence gear now sans wire :( Top soaking but so juggy its fine, the rest is clear of seepage
Dr Toph - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/15 with Steve, Will

Still perplexing - but works when you go for it.
salix - 2nd - 10/Mar/15 with Steve, Topher

esther - Lead - Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/13

Found it hard to get off ledge round bulge past first PR, finished by up right of arete - spectacular!
salix - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with stu

Nice climb though quite greasy today. Very awkward crux. Holds, holds everywhere....most of them cack.
stugreen75 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Will

Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with luke hunt

captain - 2013

a_hein - Lead - 2013

First E3 onsight!
Ross Barnes - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Ally

jameshiggins - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Jim Higgins

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/10

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Andy Inglis

andyinglis - 2nd - 07/Aug/10 with Neil Adams

Hidden - 2nd β - 18/Jul/10

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Dan Walker

Dr Toph - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/10 with Jason

disgusting performance. Reversed crux move 5 times wasting vauluable juice. lacking power and psyche to go for it today, eventually got the move and popped off. Currently flogging myself with a thorn tipped branch to an old Whitehouse album.Must get strong and develop, eh, oh yeh, footwork ! Muppet
jazzyjackson - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/10 with Toph

mshorter - Lead - 24/Jun/10 with brett

Davide led P1 and then I went up the original direct finish past the dead tree mentioned in the guide. Dont think many people go that way anymore ;) Character building.
Dr Toph - AltLd rpt - 02/May/10 with Davide

gforce - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Adrian

Spent a very long time below that crux move and when I finally did it, held on so tight that my forearms exploded in about 2 moves and I was reduced to trying to hug the rock to stay on :D
henwardian - Lead O/S - 2010

Pitch 1. Bonus points for the most amusing in-situ pro I've found on a route so far...
Dr Toph - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/09 with Ed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09

led in one pitch
sheppy - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/09

both pitches
jess - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with martin

Ally Baba - Lead O/S - 17/May/09 with Gav Swinton

p1 this time
burto - AltLd rpt - 22/Apr/09 with mike

Led Second Pitch
mikecopp - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Ian B

good effort Andrew
whistler - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Andrew Gibbon

First E3 onsight at Cave Crag - finally!
Fultonius - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with James Sutton

dave o - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Dave Cowan

Hidden - AltLd β - Mar/09

AC1 - 2009 with Pete Benson

Quite easy E3 as gear is pretty good (especially if you trust the peg!)and only a few hard moves - strange in situ money holding gear in at present.....
Chad123 - AltLd rpt - 24/May/08 with Emily

Did it in 1 pitch via the 2nd pitch of the normal route.
gforce - Lead - 05/May/08 with Rick

First pitch only, went onto Squirm (normal) after.
fall-line - 2nd β - 05/May/08 with Sam Clarke

lead 2nd pitch
burto - AltLd dog - 17/Feb/08 with malc

Greg Boswell - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/07

fell off crux due to foot popping off
Dangerous Dave - Lead dog - 29/Jul/07 with Russ Birkett

figfour - Lead - 2007

Viv used lots of rest points on this one - minimal style points!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Viv

Top pitch of Squirm
barney_edin - Lead RP - 23/Apr/06

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2006

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Jun/05

mgeek - Lead O/S - 2003 with Colin Greg

whispering nic - May/02

greenroom - Lead O/S - 2000

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Howard

Evoman - Jun/98

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with Sean Smith

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/95 with Pete Benson

Hidden - Lead β - Sep/95

Roy Stuart - Lead O/S - 1994 with Alex Thomas

Dave Douglas - 2nd O/S - 14/May/88 with Neil Shepherd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/88

Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 28/Feb/88 with SimonGee

mark mcgowan01 - 1985

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 26/May/84 with Dave Bartle

Lone Rider - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/84 with John Christie

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