Pink Socks on Top E1 5b
[ John makes the last moves of Pink Socks on Top E1 at Kyloe Crag Northumberland, 3 kb]

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12m. From the cave/hole, climb to the upper break, mantel through the heather and finish up the wall. © ROCKFAX

Photo: John makes the last moves of Pink Socks on Top E1 at Kyloe Crag Northumberland © Andy Birtwistle
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Tim Rodgers - Lead - 17/May/15 with Mark Anstiss

Elsier - 2nd - 09/May/15 with Adrian

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/15 with Younghwa, Szymon

Rollo Rolo - 2nd - 28/Feb/15 with Younghwa, Steve Robinson

Adam Long - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/15

Further to Kyaizawa's comment, the flake is still there but is, as he said, visibly moving, I don't expect it to be there very much longer, and I wouldn't like to be under it when it does come off.
JRJones - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Tom McCabe

That flake doesnt feel like its got much life left!
Tom McCabe - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/15 with Joe Jones

Madden - TR O/S - 21/Mar/14 with Conrad Ohnuki

Hidden - TR - 21/Mar/14

s.scott - 2nd - 02/Aug/13

Adrianw - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Davva, Natalie Wilson

Dav va - 2nd - 05/Jun/13 with Adrian Wilson

Topsy Turvy - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Gordon Foster

A somewhat committing move onto the heathery ledge, but fun!
wence - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Suzy, Claire

awful protection for the mantel move. I wonder if anyone weighted the nut in the finger pocket?
duzinga - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

My First E1 lead! Loved it!
Adamski1986 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with Richard Gage

*WARNING* Looks like not many people have done the route recently, but the flake on the crux section between the niche and the heathery ledge is loose (with an obvious hollow sound) and will probably come off this winter - at present it visibly moves when pulled. The hold is fairly useful when rocking across and is an important foothold when mantelling. Didn't fancy committing my full weight onto it on lead, making the mantel significantly harder. What hold/lack of is exposed will likely change the grade of the climb.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Simon Smith, Luke Cullum

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Simon Smith, Ky Aizawa

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Nov/12

Trevera - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with Neil Morby

Couldn't summon the conviction to mantel to heathery break so downclimbed which in hindsight was probably harder!
Adrianw - Lead dnf - 29/Jul/12 with Sarah Hawker

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Laura D

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/12

chris smith - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12

barni - 24/Mar/12 with Ami

David Cowley - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Malcolm Watson

Good but very bold
LisaA - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Tara

ewan i - 20/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/11

pmurdy - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Zora, Craig Towers

ccraigg22 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Paul Murdy

rgd1977 - TR O/S - 04/Aug/11

hoisted :-(
crombie - 2nd dnf - 01/Aug/11 with Lee

kat86 - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/11

hawkins321 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with craig mcmahon

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Apr/11

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with emily roo

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/11

j0shwyatt000 - 2nd - 01/Jun/10

jimstanton - Lead - 31/May/10 with Christine

the real dave - Lead β - 31/May/10 with joshua wyatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

scott gibson - 2010

Hidden - 2010

odox - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Sam Webb

Callum T - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Tom Smith

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Callum Taylor

Ardginny - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Stu Kent

stukent - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Ciaran Treanor

Smelly Fox - Lead β - 26/May/09 with Mark Mosgrove

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/09

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

petellis - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Cleric James Koran

With welcome but undignified bellyflop onto the sandy half height break :)
jkarran - Lead - 18/Apr/09 with Pete

jored - Apr/09 with Rachel

Hidden - Apr/09

jimstanton - 2nd - Apr/09 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09

kirigoss - TR dnf - 21/Feb/09 with Tim

Mithral999 - TR O/S - 19/Oct/08 with John Haxon

John Haxon - TR O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Ian Angus, Natalia Turtsakova

Nice reachy climbing. Deservers a star or 2.
andymoin - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08 with simon

Ben Gilbert - Lead - 02/Sep/07 with Phil

Went slighty off route at crux, told afterwards. Bit elimate really
beegsyboy - Lead - 03/Jun/07 with Eccie + Sandy

Neil Mackenzie - 2nd - 03/Jun/07 with Sandy and Tim

andyandy - Lead - 01/Apr/07 with Piotr

My first E1 and I am glad it was this climb as it was thoroughly enjoyable
collingwood - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Gaz Wilson and Matt Rhodes

ed woods - 2nd - 18/Sep/06 with Marshall

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Eddie

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

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