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Gandalf's Groove Direct*** E2 5b

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[Contemplating a stiff move., 1 kb]Traverse left out of Mithrandir and climb the tiny groove and arete. The gear worsens as the holds improve!

Ticklists: Allan Austin Classics, Ultimate E2 ticklist, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes.

Photo: Contemplating a stiff move. © Tradical
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 44 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Actually did the E1 Gandalf's Groove version - i.e. finishing up the VS (Cravat).
DavidR - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

danm - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Dan Arkle

Rob Rocket - 2nd - 22/Jul/14 with Joe Holden

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

DaveAtkinson - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with jw

harold walmsley - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/13 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/13

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 18/Jul/13 with Cal

Diggler - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with jeffb, Calder

jeffb - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with diggler

Calder - 2nd - 13/Jul/13 with jeffb, Mark

Lovely climbing!
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

JonG - 2012

The traverse was a bit damp but the upper arete was superb.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd β - 23/Aug/11 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Dad

ellis - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Alan Willoner, Tom Bridgeland

Very soft touch to me, more like E1
greenroom - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Esther

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Andrew1 - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Chris Fisher

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/11

Pete Graham - Lead - 02/Sep/10 with tom ripley

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/10

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Graham Niven

Hidden - 2010

Trobbo - 2nd - 02/Jul/09 with steve wrigley

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with george ullrich

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/07

The guide says there's gear in the diagonal crack. Well there ain't.
Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Chris Wright - Lead - 02/Aug/05

climbalive - 2nd - 10/Jul/05 with mike norbury

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2005 with Ben Smith

NickJH - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/92

rob.grafton - Lead - 22/Jul/90 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/85

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 29/Apr/84 with Rab Young

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/83

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/82

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ropeboy, hutchay, climbalive, Owen W-G, Ian Jones, Hidden, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 51
hard E30 of 17
E30 of 17
easy E30 of 17
hard E20 of 17
E23 of 17
easy E29 of 17
hard E15 of 17
E10 of 17
easy E10 of 17
hard 5c0 of 17
5c0 of 17
easy 5c0 of 17
hard 5b0 of 17
5b15 of 17
easy 5b2 of 17
hard 5a0 of 17
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easy 5a0 of 17
3 Stars1 of 17
2 Stars16 of 17
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Style of ascent

Lead20 of 44 (45.5%)
Followed19 of 44 (43.2%)
Unknown5 of 44 (11.4%)

'Climbed'29 of 44 (65.9%)
clean O/S13 of 44 (29.5%)
clean β1 of 44 (2.3%)
clean rpt1 of 44 (2.3%)