The Cumbrian*** E5 6b
[Climber: Tony Shepherd and Cliff Fanshawe. The Cumbrian E4/5 6b***, Esk Buttress, 2 kb]80m, 4 pitches. A truly magnificent and awe inspiring route.
1. 30m(5a) Pitch 1 Central Pillar Direct Start.
2. 18m(5a) Pitch 2 C.P. Direct Start.
3. 24m(6b) The initial belay has caused concern.
Traverse left to the steep wall, up and left to the slim corner. The moves to get on the ledge before the crux can be a little worrying. Usually there is a nut insitu on the crux. After a bulge follow a slab.
4. 9m (4c) Cross the wall to the arete.
After the flat hand hold go straight into the underclings which
lead into the corner. This is steady E2 climbing.

The climbing is stunning and the line is probably one of
the best in the UK.

Rod Valentine and paul Braithwaite (3 pts aid); FFA Martin and Bob Berzins 08/08/1977 05/May/1974

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Caff's 100 Ace E5s, Caff's 100 Best E5's, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

Photo: Climber: Tony Shepherd and Cliff Fanshawe. The Cumbrian E4/5 6b***, Esk Buttress © Debbie Shepherd
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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Cruxin' out on the traverse into the groove! Time is limited!
Rachel Slater - 2nd β - 05/Sep/15 with Tim Newton

Dreamt of doing this route for five years since I did central pillar and saw a team on it. The line, the name, great climbing and a real fight for me. What a route!
tim newton - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with rachel slater

Mega! Had a failed attempt last year. Took a fall from the crux today (slightly damp still) before pulling the ropes and getting it second go. A king line for sure.
GPN - Lead G/U - 08/Aug/15 with Graham Hadaway

redshapedfriday - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/15 with George North

phil64 - 2015

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/13

Had a silly slip at the bottom of the groove when my foot rolled off a dirty hold. Did it fine straight afterwards. Great climbing. Bomber gear.
Julian Cooper - Lead dog - 16/Jun/13 with Stuart Knott

Peter Holder - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Matt Foot

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Jun/13

My favorite trad route, despite having to queue!!
Apharri - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Dave Wharton

datoon - Lead - 26/May/12 with K

Dave Parton - Lead - 02/Jul/11 with Nath

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Dave Parton - 2011

Amazing climb, One of, if not best line in the Lakes
C coldwell-storry - Lead β - 10/Jun/09 with Mike Thomas

Adam Ellwood - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Nath

sadams - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/01 with Tom Briggs

Hidden - 2nd - 2001

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000

simon cox - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/98

Tim lead crux pitch.
phardman - AltLd - 15/Jun/97 with Tim Bevis

Excellent. David led the big pitch.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/96 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/96 with Dad

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/94

Steve Walker - Lead - 1993 with jason cain

E4 6b when I did it. Super classic.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 17/May/92 with KM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/90

keefe - 07/Aug/88

drove up from Tideswell early morn. did Cumbrian then walked on and did Shere Khan. Drove home amazing dy out
rocksol - Lead - 1988

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 03/Oct/87 with Murray Hamilton

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Mike Owen - 18/Sep/86 with Mike Mortimer

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/85

Bob - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/84 with Bill Birkett

Hidden - AltLd - 1984

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ollie Hensman-Crook, Fatts1, climbalive, Harry Chaplin, scott quinn, LJC, evanofthefell, Tom Keaveny, barni, Ewan Russell, Dave Searle, Ian Jones, Andy S, joe larner, ewen, Ed Booth

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