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Cruel Sister*** E3 5c

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[Ben Robinson following Cruel Sister, 3 kb]3 pitches. The third and hardest mega-classic on this part of the crag. Climbs the wall and slab of Arcturus before breaking out rightwards to tackle the impressive hanging rib via sustained wall climbing, initially quite serious.

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Great Wall Climbs of the UK.

Photo: Ben Robinson following Cruel Sister © Stuart Wood
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 115 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Thought I was doing Arcturus, thought it was tough for E1
Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/14 with Charl

datoon - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Adam Coles

mark20 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14

Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Mark R

Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Ferdia

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Andrew Wilson

barni - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with luke

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Barni

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/14

Dan-Cheetham - 2014

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Fantastic route, varied climbing, great lead by Malcolm on second pitch.
Paul Figg - AltLd - 10/Jul/13 with Malcolm Bass

Malcolm Bass - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Paul Figg

Tricky move off the belay. Climbed direct from the peg up to the crack, which seemed to be the obvious way?
WB - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Chris

Well good!
GPN - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Mike Binks

andybirtwistle - 2013

6aPunter - 2013

Led main pitch and carried on up to rake. Awesome.
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Rob Greenwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

A quality route on immaculate rock. Seconded crux pitch...hard for 5c
david morse - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with tlmarjot, todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12

Dave P1, Chris P2, Me P3
tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Chris Todd, Dave Morse

Hannes B - AltLd O/S - 23/May/12 with John

Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Ed Booth

Hidden - 2012

cballard - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

cballard - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 2012

stephenhartley - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Burns

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with tim hunt, john crook

robinsi197 - 2nd - 11/Jul/11 with harry, Nick

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/11

Lovely weather. 2nded main pitch. Found it OK.
harold walmsley - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Colin Struthers

J1PEF - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

Dave Searle - Lead - May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Sky hook really takes the edge of the first few moves. Peg in poor condition but you can back it up with a great 3 rock near the jug. Climbing fantastic.
cooperman - Lead β - Apr/11 with Lucy Ham

Bludy Fantastic!
Harry Kingston - AltLd O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Dave Searle - 2011

Dave Parton - 2011

phil64 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

James led first 2 pitches and I did the last. Weighted rope slightly on second pitch when foot slipped.
a13x - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with James Stokes

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 22/May/10

Awesome route in a great postion, very bouldery move over the overhang then plenty more interest up the arete. Just about enough gear but spaced to start! Lots of rests between hard bits. Other two pitches are also quite fun...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Kiwi Steve

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Led in 1 long pitch...
datoon - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with K

Hidden - Sep/09

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Neil Chelton

Andy led main pitch - very bold first 30ft or so, a brave effort!
DSM - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Andy Gittins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

first lead with Carnall in 80's
andy gittins - Lead - 2009 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/08

P3.
dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Mark the Dancer

drysori - AltLd - 2008 with Dunc

Nice!
ndb - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with RS

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Rin

Toby Dunn - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/06 with Terry Robinson

led 5a pitch
Trobbo - 2nd - 16/Jun/06 with peter graham

Bella - 2nd - Aug/05 with Stabbsy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2000 with Andy

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 26/Jun/99 with Jane Barnes, Viv

craig matheson - Lead - 1999

Si Clapham - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Alun Richardson

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/97

David Smith - 2nd - 16/Jul/96 with Mark Gray

ellis - AltLd O/S - 1996 with Jim Church

nerveracking pull over initial overhang on (poor) peg gear. Fab open route after.
Grezza - Lead β - 22/Aug/95 with Mick RIP

Andy Say - Lead - 09/Jul/95

lead 1st pitch
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/95 with richard parry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/95

richparry - 1995

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

NickJH - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - May/94

rob.grafton - Lead - 06/Jun/93 with Bruce

Chris Wright - AltLd - 22/Jul/90

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 26/May/90 with Dad

Dave Rumney - Lead - 12/May/90

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - May/90 with Toby Briggs

Hidden - Lead - 18/Mar/90

keefe - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1988

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - Jun/86 with Nick Keekus

Bob - AltLd O/S - 31/May/85 with J. Topping

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1985

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/84

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 13/May/84 with Dave Simmonds

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 29/Aug/81 with Mike Butler

Hidden - Lead - Jun/81

redjerry - Lead O/S - Jun/81 with Roy Williamson

Mike Owen - 20/Apr/81 with Ian McMullan

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/80

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 23/Jun/77 with Tim Leech

Hidden - 1976

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1975

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Lead34 of 115 (29.6%)
Followed7 of 115 (6.1%)
Alt Leads46 of 115 (40.0%)
Unknown28 of 115 (24.3%)

'Climbed'60 of 115 (52.2%)
clean O/S49 of 115 (42.6%)
clean β2 of 115 (1.7%)
clean rpt3 of 115 (2.6%)
dnf1 of 115 (0.9%)