Columbia** E1 5b
[Dave on Columbia, 2 kb]A lovely route - Dry Grasp for the E1 leader! Start below the obvious groove in the slabby wall.

5b, 30m. Climb the groove on good but sometimes dubious holds to where it runs out. Take the thin diagonal crack running rightwards up the wall past a delicate section (well protected with small wires) to better holds. Continue in the same line to the top.

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This climb is in 81 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15

alp79 - 2nd - 01/Aug/15 with Dave N

Decent route. Take little wires.
BigTone - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15

MFB - 2nd - 07/Jul/15 with MB

foostu4 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/14

djprepie - 2nd - 27/Aug/14 with stu paton

Spent a _long_ time trying to figure out the crux on this. Thought I was going to have to get a rope dropped, but got there in the end. Lots of gear placements and not just for micros. Placements aren't always amazing, although probably better if you've not just placed the size you needed a bit further down. First E1.
gav - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14 with Deb, Conan - 2nd - 26/Aug/14

Conan - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/14 with KMC

Hidden - TR dnf - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Aug/14

Rob Rocket - 2nd - 08/Jul/14 with Neil Porter

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/14

Hidden - 2014

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/13 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/13 with Bram

NickJH - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/13 with LiamG

andy gittins - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Seymore Butt - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

leon - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/13 with Amanda Skeldon

liam.ashton - Lead - Aug/13

First E1, good gear, great rock, lovely moves. Abbed for gear as Molly didn't fancy a go. Didn't see a dodgy flake.
Tommy Moore - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13

Rob Rocket - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with C P Shaw

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/13

Lovely climb, gear good but small and a bit fiddly. Couple of hard moves, rest is easier. Dodgy large flake just before you move left, be careful.
maria85 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Jules

First E1, plenty of gear, bring the micro wires.
Tom.Priestley - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Scott Quinn

Nice climb, decent gear
scott quinn - 2nd - 03/Jul/13

Hidden - Apr/13

djprepie - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/12 with Angus

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Paul Mccusker, Preet

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/12

Captain Gear - 2012

martrin - Lead - 05/Aug/11 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - 2011

Graham Iles - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with Mary French

Very nice! Would make a good first E1.
GPN - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Annette

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Jul/10

j_turner023 - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with Joe Holden

Adi Hooper - 2nd - 12/Apr/10 with Roger Ward

Brilliant climb, my first E1
hutchay - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Andy Clay

done in the sunshine in between the rain. really liked this route, especially the moves around the crux. brilliant!!!
leon - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Amanda Skeldon

alj - 2nd - 19/Sep/09 with leon skeldon

Real quality route.
DavidEvans - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Helen Garrett

DavidEvans - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Helen Garrett

Hidden - 26/Jun/09

Great climbing, slight problem due to DT doing the girdle traverse, so finished direct
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Tom Rip

danm - Lead - 13/Jun/09

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Sion

DSM - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/09 with Dave Turnbull

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/May/09

andy gittins - 2nd - 2009 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

peteJ23 - TR - 26/Dec/08 with Shunt

Spence22 - 2nd O/S - Sep/08 with Jo

Crack was sadly sopping wet after overnight downpours and so down-climbed (not resting on gear) and will try again in better conditions.
TRNovice - Lead dnf - 24/Aug/08 with Jenn

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/08

Hidden - 2008

cem - 2nd rpt - Oct/07 with Steve Gould

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/07

Rob Rocket - 2nd - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

slightly damp conditions as it started raining. Great route though - must do it more often!
Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06 with martyn

jimdanson - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/06 with dan middleton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/04

cem - 2nd rpt - 23/Aug/03 with Graham Dolman

steve prior - Lead β - May/02 with Roz C

Hammy - 2nd - 28/Aug/00

cem - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/00 with Gordon Carder

bullybones - 2000

Hammy - Lead - 23/Jun/99 with Richard Munro

mikej - 2nd - 25/Apr/98 with Mike Hickman

Hidden - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/97

biggianthead - 25/Apr/95 with C

My first E1 lead- nice route
guyblackwood - Lead O/S - 1994 with Lee

Bern - 1990

Bob - 2nd O/S - 26/May/87 with M. Lynch

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Graham C, sea_lene, Timo Austino

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