Hard Times* E1 5c
[Dave Talbot on Hard Times, 2 kb]The classic of the crag, the reason you went there. Hard 5c I felt.

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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Thought I was climbing NC Madness, at least that was my intention. Therefore didn't do the very last move (crux), as it seemed way harder than 4c! Tried it, almost went for it, but then shuffled round the ledge and up the easy corner. Wish I'd gone for it now!
manbat - Lead - 10/Jul/14 with Cherish Maxwell

I LOVED the style of this. I couldn't lead it any time soon. I've marked as dogged because to start the climb, I pulled the rope, but after that, things went smoothly. The moves are lovely. However, this was unintentional. We initially set out to be doing the VS on the arÍte so didn't do the proper finish of hard times with the 5c move.
Cherish - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/14 with Manbat

Second go, after going too far left.
Dilwat - Lead dog - 05/Jul/14 with dready

if this is 5c then top move of go shorty is 6a easily
dready - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14

Could not see how to do the hard move over the top.
jhb0510 - TR dnf - 19/Jun/14 with Mike Weare

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/May/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/May/14

Hard 5c. E1 seems right since the gear's so good
cem - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - 2nd dog - 31/Mar/13 with Charles Moreton

Mayo - Lead - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11

Very good climbing. If you have the reach, you have the top...
jakenichol - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Dave Heaton

Dave Heaton - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Jake Nichol

Dizz - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Richard S

gowla - Lead dog - 25/Apr/11 with will kumar

Tom Last - Lead dnf - 16/Mar/11 with Andy March

Great slab on awesome friction but hand ripping granite. Crux balancy moves are right at the top. Didn't think I could do the top section without falling so climbed up the inside of the upper right ledge to get some high protection in and then came back across. Managed to do it clean after all.
royal - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/11 with rob

No Harder than 5c. Just needs a bit of brain for the top out..
El3ctroFuzz - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Tom Thorpe

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/09

Master Chief - 2nd rpt - 03/Jan/09 with Mike

got all the way to the last move but couldn't get enough friction to top out!! There is nothing there! So fell off it 4 times trying!
Master Chief - Lead dnf - 07/Dec/08 with Moe

Peter Reynolds - Lead - Aug/08

erinbastian - 2nd - 26/Dec/07 with jacob phillips

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/07

Hidden - 2007

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Total votes cast 28
hard E20 of 10
E20 of 10
easy E23 of 10
hard E13 of 10
E14 of 10
easy E10 of 10
hard HVS0 of 10
HVS0 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
hard 6a0 of 10
6a0 of 10
easy 6a4 of 10
hard 5c3 of 10
5c3 of 10
easy 5c0 of 10
hard 5b0 of 10
5b0 of 10
easy 5b0 of 10
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2 Stars7 of 8
1 Star1 of 8
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