Scimitar* E1 5b
[Scimitar - solo, 3 kb]Takes the centre of the wall to the right of Central Groove. Follow the first 12' of CG, then take a step R onto the hanging slab. Ascend this, fix some (extended) gear under the roof, then make a gruesome move to establish oneself a the foot of the main wall. Protected with friends, this gets easier but bolder higher up. Belay as per CG.

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This climb is in 67 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

martin one - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Markus

Rested on rope on top pitch!!
jamie ward - 2nd O/S - 21/May/15 with Nick Donahue

Brilliant! Cheeky pull up under overhang on 2nd pitch (as per rockfax). Found no 4 camelot nice for the wide crack!
nickdonohue - Lead - 21/May/15 with Jamie Ward

Lead both pitches, great route, face climbing was very enjoyable! Section above the roof on P2 is a bit mossy
Jackislav - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/15

My hardest second to date. Gave Jack Gray's anchors a good test trying to retrieve a stuck nut on the first overhang (he had told me about it being stuck in situ). Great to do something with a higher tech grade.
Tom '14 - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/14

A great route which we then went left from the belay to top out up the E1 overhang.Ross led that pitch and I seconded but a knee bar slipped out and I fell off. Chuffed with the main event though. 2nd pitch was a good lead by Ross.
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with ross garfoot

Absolutely fantastic climb, crux threw me off, climbed past it up face, crimpy micropigs face is awesome if not a little bold for the lead. Hope to complete the crux next time should sunlight permit
adam84 - 19/Aug/14 with darren swift, wayne killerstein

waydan - AltLd - 19/Aug/14 with Adam Buldock, El Swiftos

darcan - Lead - 02/Aug/14

Wendy - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Tom Ball

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14

JulesClimbs - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/14 with Paul

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/14

Eventually got on the last pitch and now ticked the whole route, third time lucky!
gg4419 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Nick Stephens

Straightforward climbing, but exciting. Loved it!
Kirill - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Philine Huß

Lead pitch 1, ended by escaping up Central Groove as desired finish was wet, with darkness and rain approaching fast.
gg4419 - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Nick Stephens

Hidden - 2014

Went left to Vala/Leviathan belay half way up headwall after rain came in quite heavy.
gg4419 - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/13 with Nick Stephens

First attempt to lead an E1, epic upside down fall just after crux, great fun.... to pumped for second attempt that evening! Ill bag her soon!!!
clubmanpete - Lead - 13/Aug/13

Hinchrn - 2nd β - 22/Jul/13

Top roped on a quiet evening Was proper buzzin Keen to get an E1 lead in by the end of the year now
clubmanpete - TR - 19/Jul/13

Philippa Arding - 2nd - Jul/13 with nick arding

The face after the overhang is poorly protected. Happy to second! Skipped the big overhang on top.
pelvoux - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Chris Bull

MrWiggles - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with lewis stuart

alice fuller - 2nd O/S - Apr/13 with Will Hornby

i_a_coops - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Katy Vose

A tad artificial
tcn_2002 - 2nd - 19/Jun/11

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Katherine Sydney

leohl - 2nd - Sep/10 with Jonathon Cook

jcook1980 - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Luke Holmes

Homes - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Jonny C

jcook1980 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10

chappers909 - 2nd - 23/Jun/10 with Jay Jackson

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

I really dont see what everyone was moaning about, the move round the roof was a very straight forward layback move. Didnt have trouble. Positive holds above, on runout but good gear (i.e. no decking) cams essential int he lower ranges.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Chris Full

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Chris Reid

nick arding - 17/May/10

Luke d - TR O/S - 30/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/09

The desperate move around the roof spat me off repeatedly (I'm crap at roofs in general though so possibly it's not that bad really!) The crimpy wall above is absolutley phenominal though.
Rob84 - 2nd dog - 23/May/09 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

Rock Lizard - AltLd - May/09

Graham Westbrook - 2nd - Apr/09

eugeneth - 2nd β - 03/Jun/08 with Seb

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/May/08

Dave Searle - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with sim

Nice - tough move around the roof, then some bold crimping above. Had a non-optimal selection of cams which meant protection in the horizontal breaks could have been better.
AJM - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Alex Gaastra

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 19/May/07 with Simon Denison

chalk monster - TR - 19/May/07 with richard

climber sim - 2007

Cardi - 2nd dog - Jun/06 with Mike D

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/03

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/01

jmhood - Lead O/S - 2000 with Rich Smith

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

NickP - 2000

Simon cook - 1997

leadmat - Solo rpt - 1993

Nigel Coe - TR - 23/Sep/92

sdht - 1990

Hidden - Lead β - 06/Oct/84

Steve Bell - 1979

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andrewmcleod, EyebrowTom, Lumbering Oaf, Dale Turrell, solenostomus, nickstephens, graham knott, Phil79, Luke90

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