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Mandarin*** E2 5b,5b

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Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Very good routes in the UK, Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

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This climb is in 39 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Dusty as hell and covered in peregrine poo. Abbed back down from belay ledge. Would be awesome if it was clean. Really nice moves just scary!
Jelly - 2nd - 08/Jun/14

cox - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with ste tonks

Apart from a slight dusty coating and a few avian items (owl pellet, corpse of unfortunate animal left by peregrine etc...) it was in great condition. Feel compelled to echo the sentiments of many others: thank you to the crag's unofficial custodians. Les and Dave were putting a hard day's work in while we were there and it really is a fantastic place to visit thanks to theirs and other people's efforts. Like doing "Plexity" with "Regent Street" on top.
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Kieran Myles

Awesome exposure and some good moves but the dirt spoils it a lot.
Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Rachel Stater

One of the best climbs on grit and one of the best things I've ever done. Looks very intimidating but has good gear, big holds and plenty of rests. Led as one pitch, why would you do it any other way??
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Jim

andi turner - Lead - 25/Aug/11 with John Perry

khawk - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with DT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

nic42 - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/11 with Jack

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Luke Hunt

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Mikey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

John Postlethwaite - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11 with liam

Goes through some amazing territory, well worth seeking out. Very USA.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Hugh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

akhughes - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

A superb route that had me sweating buckets by the time i reached the saftey of the tree! The finish is fine, now that a large loose block has been trundled. Thanks to Duncan for cleaning the route and removing the aforementioned block (see photo). my partner and i also gave it a wipe as we climbed so its good to go. Go do it!
petegunn - Lead - 15/Jul/11 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/11

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Fell about 4 metres from the top, absolutely exhausted. Amazing route but not ideal for warming up on!
hardoreVdiffBen - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/10 with Remus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/10

Seymore Butt - 2009

Sustained all the way.
steven - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/08 with Brian Hull

Hidden - 2008

middlevern - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Mike Blood

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/02

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/92 with Scott Abraham

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1992 with paul roby

whispering nic - Lead - 23/May/91 with Ali W

Tremendous downpour just as I finished. I mean heavy enough to flood Bolton on the way home!
Sean Kelly - 2nd - 1989 with Duncan Lee

Hammy - Lead - 27/Mar/85 with Fai Kwong

Hammy - AltLd - 19/May/81 with Rob Lawson

Mark Kemball - Lead - 05/Apr/81

Hammy - AltLd - 11/Apr/80 with Jonathon Stacey

Hidden - AltLd - 1976

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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 39 (61.5%)
Followed9 of 39 (23.1%)
Alt Leads3 of 39 (7.7%)
Unknown3 of 39 (7.7%)

'Climbed'13 of 39 (33.3%)
clean O/S23 of 39 (59.0%)
dogged3 of 39 (7.7%)