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A Question of Balance*** E2 5b

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[John Hunt at the top break on A Question of Balance, E2 5b., 2 kb]A fine climb, low in the grade and usually cleaner that others hereabouts. Follow the crack that splits the overhang at the base of the slab to a good ledge on the right. Continue precariously up the slab, using the right arete when needed, to a break and an easier finish. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: John Hunt at the top break on A Question of Balance, E2 5b. © Dave Musgrove
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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 17/May/14 with Oli Read

Nez - 2014

Bob - 2014

Still brilliant!
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 02/Aug/13 with John Hunt, Bob Larkin

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Aug/13

Classic!
jshields - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Mike Dowsett

Hidden - TR - 14/Jul/13

Very steady indeed once on the slab. The crus is really the first crack!
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Gareth Uglow

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Will Hunt

henry peter jenkins - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with robbie jenkins

Climbster - 2nd β - 22/Jul/12 with Ian

Defo one of the best E2s ive done, smearing up the arete is exciting above your gear but never too hard. I fancy trying the left arete next time but it wants a brush first.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Matt

soft E2 but utterly brilliant :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Becky E

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Graeme Hammond

PeteH - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Naomi Hart

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Liz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

jonka - Lead - Aug/09 with gareth

stuckonarock - 2nd - 23/Aug/08 with Matthew

Absolutely awesome route, quality jamming at the bottom then ace thin moves above your gear up the slab with the barn doory security of the arete! Reccomended!! had to brush the millipedes off as i went which i think definately deserves another E point :)
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Matt Evans & John Marsham

mje1398 - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/08 with Matt K + John M

Brilliant jams lead to a balancy slab.
Zoomer - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with Colin Legget

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2002 with Drew

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 01/Aug/99 with Viv

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/93

Tom V - Lead - 14/Jul/90 with Pete Hulley

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 12/Jul/90 with Dad

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/90 with David

Hidden - Lead - 1988

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Voting
Total votes cast 28
hard E30 of 9
E30 of 9
easy E30 of 9
hard E20 of 9
E25 of 9
easy E24 of 9
hard E10 of 9
E10 of 9
easy E10 of 9
hard 5c0 of 9
5c0 of 9
easy 5c0 of 9
hard 5b1 of 9
5b8 of 9
easy 5b0 of 9
hard 5a0 of 9
5a0 of 9
easy 5a0 of 9
3 Stars8 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 30 (3.3%)
Lead18 of 30 (60.0%)
Followed8 of 30 (26.7%)
Toproped1 of 30 (3.3%)
Unknown2 of 30 (6.7%)

'Climbed'12 of 30 (40.0%)
clean O/S15 of 30 (50.0%)
clean β2 of 30 (6.7%)
dogged1 of 30 (3.3%)