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The Owl and the Antelope** E2 5b

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[Owl & the Antelope E2 5B, 2 kb]The best E2 in these parts, absorbing. Find a corner with a bolt at approx 5 m height. Climb through this and up blocky stuff to a vertical through borehole (good long sling protection). Gain the left side of the kestrels cave and left to a niche, vertical shothole (2.5 cam or hex). Move up and right onto the apparent wilderness of the slab, panic, then find good pockets and small cam protection. Finish direct.
G. Lewis, C.Heard, M.Learoyd 1983

Photo: Owl & the Antelope E2 5B © Jon Crane
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 48 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

gingernick - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/14 with Steve Marsh, Darrell

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Ra, Nick Smith, Jon Didymus

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/May/14

Cheers Andrew for pushing me to do it. Kestrel cave had in situ kestrel (didn't realise till it was eyeballing me from less than a foot away) so route best avoided for next few months.
spearing05 - Lead rpt - 31/May/14 with Andrew

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 09/May/14 with paul

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Tom Hill

Petar Samkov - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/14

philli - 2nd - 26/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Jun/13

Mid section a lot harder than it looks from below. Good lead from Andrew.
spearing05 - 2nd β - 04/Jun/13 with Andrew

Nice moves as you gain the slab, pity they didnt last longer!
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/12 with Emily

Velo Orange - 2nd - 12/Nov/12 with Toph

Hidden - TR O/S - 14/Oct/12

Big block came off half way.
mike241181 - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Chris G

Herron - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Pete Riley

as good as ever
Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 15/May/11 with John Crane

Brilliant again
gingernick - Lead - Mar/11 with Daryl, Chris Guest

ross duffield - TR O/S - 22/Apr/10

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with G.Lewis

Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/09 with John Crane

Rob84 - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/09 with Mike D

Rob84 - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/09 with Mike D

tweedcore - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/08 with Crispin

Not all that bold if you place a sideways hex 6 in the top of the borehole (probably e1 with that in place) and even less so if you reach leftwards every now and then to clip one of the shiny new bolts on the next line (you could call that hvs I reckon... kinda wish I hadn't ;-) Nice climbing though!
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/08 with cs

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Myles Jordan

Mark Walter - TR O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Jon Bleiker

trad second
thelittlejo - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Rebecca Hayes

Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 18/May/08 with Julian Steer

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/08

hash - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/08 with christian reynish

Christian Reynish - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/08 with Hash Popat

Hidden - Solo β - 26/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07

chris wyatt - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Tucker

Got onto the slab, thought i had missed the 'hidden slot', down climbed a tricky move. Went back up, committed to the slab and low and behold, the hidden slot appeared. Sooooo glad to see it.
Bux - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Harry Honan

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Mar/06

Hidden - TR - 2006

Billg - Lead O/S - 2005 with Susanne Richards

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/03

Tim Steward - 09/Apr/03 with Arwyn Norris

Nigel R Lewis - 2nd - 30/Aug/00 with Gary Lewis

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - TR - 2000

Gilgar - 2nd - 1998 with Ryan Edwards

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/97 with James Tracey

Tim Sparrow - 1995 with Geoff Thomas

channinga - 1990

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hard E30 of 10
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E27 of 10
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5c0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 48 (2.1%)
Lead25 of 48 (52.1%)
Followed13 of 48 (27.1%)
Toproped5 of 48 (10.4%)
Unknown4 of 48 (8.3%)

'Climbed'12 of 48 (25.0%)
clean O/S24 of 48 (50.0%)
clean β4 of 48 (8.3%)
clean rpt7 of 48 (14.6%)
dnf1 of 48 (2.1%)