Grendel* E2 5c

Rockfax Description
Start just right of the chimney of Plimsole. Step up onto the flake and follow a groove to the overhang. Move left into the overhanging crack and do battle to the top of the pinnacle and belay. Finish up Plimsole. © ROCKFAX

K Robertson, M Gresham 1980
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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Davesmith1981 - 2nd dog - 22/Sep/15 with duncan darnell

JenShelley - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/15 with Mike

What a Monster!! After working out how to get into the crack I took 2 falls from where the angle changes. Pulled up on the gear and still couldnt do it! Dogged the living xyzx out of it! Great route though and strangely satisfying to get crap kicked out of me. must improve on steep trad.
SGD - Lead dog - 30/Aug/15 with Vicky Holmes

Tom McCabe - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Ky Aizawa

Strenuous but on solid jams and well protected. Definitely a bit of a beast!!
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Emma Reynolds, Tom McCabe

JulesV - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Shauna

markcoulter50 - TR dnf - 07/May/15

will_benfold - Lead dnf - 15/Nov/14 with Tim Bevan, Jen Booys

harry_lewis - Lead dog - 11/Oct/14 with Bastien

Lenny - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14

Bailed at the overhang
K Dawg - Lead dnf - 24/Aug/14 with Mark Madge

Dan Hostford - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14 with Remi Richards

Too tough for me.
dicky79 - Lead dnf - Aug/14 with Pete

Dan Hostford - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14 with George Hostford

Too hard (for me)! Got absolutely battered by the crack, lack of jamming skills were brutally exposed! Glenn got a good laugh out of it.
UncleMephisto - Lead dnf - 09/May/14 with Glenn Manifold

Omg, this was nails, had to aid climb it to get up. Clearly I cant do any overhanging trad routes.
dprctr - Lead dog - 06/May/13 with Fiona McFarlane

Crikey, it really is a monster, had to pull on gear to make it up the overhanging crack
Fiona McFarlane - 2nd dog - May/13 with Dave proctor

Alex.M-M. - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/12

ASchwirtz - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/12 with Claire Duffield

guy757 - 15/May/12

not bad jams but powerful
Dave Rumney - Lead dog - 28/Apr/12 with Kev Sales, Tanya Milner

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/11

Desperate For E1 and 5c, but good gear. Sam got to the same place and aided up and I followed suit. Monster!
Cardi - Lead dnf - 13/Jun/11 with Sam S

moved onto Cursing instead
Sianny - 2nd dnf - Jun/11 with Terry

Desperate, had a few rests to work it out.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 17/Mar/11 with Dad and sarah

duncandarnell - Lead - 2011

one fall, pulled ropes and sent. green camalot crack, the worst size for my hands
david morse - Lead RP - 11/Jul/10 with siobhan

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/10

Two rests
theotherpetehill - Lead dog - 31/Oct/09

bridget143 - 2nd dnf - 27/May/09 with Duncan Frisch

Hidden - Lead - May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/09

pretty stiff first up, especially when the sun hasnt come onto this. the ultimate boulder problem route and hard for 5c, not an easy onsight. good gear below you so no stress though. nice move when you finally commit.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with goosebump

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/09

Don't know what I thought about the grade of this as it is essentially a boulder problem in the sky. Great climbing though....brutal.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/09 with Henry Fairwood

lukea - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Al

Hidden - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/07

steve taylor - 16/Jun/07 with Steve Williams

Christian Beck - Lead RP - Apr/05

nickdonohue - Lead - Jun/03 with Jim Barradale, Kath Donohue

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/01

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ian Jones, Alex.M-M., Ewan Russell

Total votes cast 36
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