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Capella*** E1 5b

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A superb and surprisingly fast drying route taking the slabs and walls to the L. of Arcturus. Technically easier than its more popular neighbour but more sustained and with finer climbing.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Ultimate E1 ticklist, Caffs 100 Lakeland Extremes.

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This climb is in 243 logbooks, and on 34 wishlists.

planetmarshall - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Paul Twyford, Emma Twyford

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/14

I led p1. Lovely.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Paul M, Ian L

led P2
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Gareth

Bob led P1, I led P2. Really good route and an excellent 'warm-up' for Golden Slipper. Bob said 'watch me' a lot. I presumed it was hard!!! :)
1poundSOCKS - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/14

P1- with aid of tree ! Excellent route.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Matthew

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/14

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14

olekemi - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Jeremy M

Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Steve Livingston

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/14

Pitch 2, really nice
oliverk - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Marty

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/14

helin - 2nd - 20/Jun/14 with Clive, peter

P2 - nice route.
Gudge - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Coel Hellier

Coel Hellier - AltLd - 19/Jun/14 with Chris

redshapedfriday - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Pete

*some* use of tree on P1. Second pitch turned out to be much harder than expected. E1(5b)
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 17/Jun/14 with Cath Sullivan

Running_Board - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - Jun/14

P1
Rob Rocket - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Scott Young

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

andysroom - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Dave Gent

davidgent - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Andy Parsons

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/14

Danny Crump - AltLd - 19/Apr/14 with Neil Passmore, Martin Bagshaw

led 1st pitch.
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Joe Holden

led 1st pitch.
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Joe Holden

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/14

led p2
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Neil Passmore, Danny Crump

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

guy757 - 16/Apr/14

Awesome route, good gear and good belays! Crux is definitely 5b
chris smith - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14 with david cowley

Had to pull on gear to gain a bit height to get through crux on second pitch
David Cowley - 2nd dog - 14/Apr/14

Dan Tait - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Alex McMillan

alexmcmillan - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/13 with Dan Tait

Alastair R - AltLd - 28/Sep/13 with Steve and Pete

robbo157 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13

JanBella - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13 with matt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/13

Second time leading this one. A real beauty.
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13

Brilliant route. Led P1 - no particularly hard moves but fairly sustained.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Al

apw - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Gavin Singleton

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Ali

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/13

pete40 - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with martin

rob16 - AltLd - 17/Jul/13

brockers - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Maggie Bass

Led both pitches but messed up runners so ended up with massive rope drag on 2nd pitch and had to split it half way. Parks led through. Great route! Miles better and cleaner than it looks.
Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Parky

Will Sheaff - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Will Harris

wolverine - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Chris Coleman

Lead P1. Quality. Good tree.
BigTone - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

pitch 2
leon - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Nick Rundall

jon22 - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with manxclare

manxclare - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with jon22

1st Pitch Only
Gramps24 - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with BigTone

Pitch 1
Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Leon Skeldon

P2. Not even close to *** condition right now.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Jamie Sparkes

Lead P1, interesting to note that nobody has thus far mentioned that the crux of both pitches involves climbing a tree! Top pitch tails off rapidly - maybe ** not *** Blog here: http://bit.ly/19qTskB
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Liam Ingram

led p2 - great climbing throughout - 3* at the grade with thought provoking 1st pitch!
Woodiee - AltLd O/S - Jul/13 with sam webb

tomhull - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13 with Joss Halford

jules1990 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Tom Hull

Lead 2nd pitch. Outstanding climbing.
Bertbee - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Tom Peeper Davison

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

steven - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Elliot King, Paul Horabin

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/13

First pitch lead.
simon1965 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/13 with peakdj

P1.
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Led P2. Steady climbing with sustained interest throughout.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Lawrence Dudley

Lee Sheard - AltLd rpt - 02/May/13 with jenny

Led pitch 2
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd β - 02/May/13 with Lee

Hidden - Apr/13

6aPunter - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

Brilliant brilliant 2 high quality reasonably sustained 5b pitches with not a poor move on them
woodsy - AltLd - 27/Oct/12 with bram

High quality climbing to finish a fantastic day
BTphonehome - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Woodsy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

David Wynne - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Mark Fyles, Tony Womersley

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with Adrian Pedley

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Aug/12

a13x - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Dan Robinson

Led pitch 2, great route
Jay C - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Tom P, Nick E

Awkward with a big rucsack on!
Tomprusk - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Jay, Nick

Doing it with big bags on makes for an interesting time.
Nick Nitro - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Jay C, Tom Parker

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with adam booth

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Ed Mitchell

Lovely route but HVS I think
Bulls Crack - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with SP

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

Led 1st pitch, excellent.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Katy Vose

katyvose1 - 26/May/12 with Paul Tattersall

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

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/12

Johann - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12 with Alex Wheeldon

Pete Graham - Solo - May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12

Pohil - AltLd - 26/Mar/12 with John Crook

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with John Hubbard

Captain Gear - 2012

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Mike

Dave Latimer - 2nd - Aug/11

benclimbing - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Dave Latimer

Led p2
MD - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Mark H, Ed

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/11

stephenhartley - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Burns

treated to display by the red arrows over Windermere
davesykes - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with willy, Stan

Everything you expect from a 3* climb.
DaveAtkinson - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with P.Cannon

Rob1988 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Cal

sgl0jd - Jul/11

Second pitch in the wet!
mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Rich Rogers

missed top pitch out
beds74 - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Craig Hartley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

First pitch felt easier than second, needed a bit of help from the top to get off belay ledge, but rest was brilliant!
Matt Schwarz - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Sarah Harrop, Duncan Curry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11

Dunx - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Sarah Harrop, Matt Schwarz

esther - AltLd - May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/11

Troy Tempest - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11

Bob - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/11 with Alex Challoner

andrew sandercock - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Chrismo

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

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Tom

thoroughly enjoyable despite our tiredness
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with rob

martrin - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/11

peterstanworth - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

lead 2nd pitch
tomhull - AltLd rpt - 25/Oct/10 with mark nottridge

Pitch 2
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Harry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10

matt_ringrose - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/10 with Dave Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

dave o - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Julia H

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with dave ferguson

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/10

Mark lead 1st, me 2nd.
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Mark Fyles

Led P1
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Martin Hore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10

Absolutely superb route. Two contasting pitches. A must for anyone in the area. 2nd Pitch
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Dan Matthewman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Igot pitch 2,4.
David Smith - AltLd O/S - 19/May/10 with trever Good

salesy led p1, crossy p2
Shuttsie - 2nd - May/10

Hidden - May/10

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - 17/Apr/10 with Daniel

jimsrankin - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Liam

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/09

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with David Jones

1st E15b lead for 8 years. OK was a bit on the easy side for the grade as the gear was great all the way up. The 1st pitch alone made it worth the 3 stars!
Conan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Loz

Led pitch 2. Hol led pitch 1.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09

Led P2, difficulty is placing gear in strenuous position to protect what turns out to be an easyish move. Top 20m is about HS standard, don't get why this is 3* compared to other Lakes classics and not sure route is harder than mid-HVS either.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Max

garburn - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Steve Mayer

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Kris

Felt like VS!!
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Dave Moir

cat22 - 2nd - 24/May/09 with Mike

Both pitches Led
dave657 - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Ringo

Hidden - AltLd - May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/09

brilliant
tomhull - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with rin

nakedave - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with adam noble

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

Hidden - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 11/Nov/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08

decs - AltLd - 27/Sep/08 with Konrad

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Graham Dolman

IanJackson - Solo - 13/Jul/08

2nd pitch
nakedave - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/08

great first pitch, very well protected. 2nd pitch has nice steep start and hard interesting moves but tails off towards the end a bit so looses the third *
lithos - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with cookie

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/08

tommytuffa - AltLd - 16/May/08 with Felix

felixthelion - AltLd - 16/May/08 with T. Brookes

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/07

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with IanJackson

IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Adam

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Fiend

excellent, shame the quality doesnt continue throughout P2. P1 a bit like superdirect on dinas mot. good times
david morse - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with jon denniss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07

GuyM - 05/May/07 with will

Just did the first pitch, before continuing up Arcturus
Chris the Tall - Lead - 27/Apr/07 with Simon Shaw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Feb/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Feb/07

Led second pitch this time
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 10/Sep/06 with simon blythe

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06

Led first pitch, which felt like VS, but is brilliant, whatever its grade. Second pitch has just one tricky move.
five - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/06 with JT, PW

Felt quite straight forward after Arcturus. Theres a nice tree to play in near the start. Few branches missing off it.. must have had a few fat boys going up it.
fizzy_elephant - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with stu

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/06

ChrisJD - AltLd - 15/Jul/06 with rc

danm - AltLd - 10/Jun/06 with Jim Danson

jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with dan middleton

Trobbo - AltLd - 01/Jun/06 with peter graham

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06

joe larner - 2nd - Jan/06

Nick Beckett - AltLd - 2006

Pete Graham - Lead - 2006 with Terry Robinson

Stig - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/05 with Jonathan Teale

Just splendid. The lake district in its full glory, high mountain crag, fantastic views, top weather. Clearly running out of superlatives. Quite straight-forward for the grade, finishing at the half-height 'rake'.
Stefan Kruger - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/05 with Bruno Marks

Bella - Lead β - Aug/05 with Stabbsy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Piers Harley - AltLd - Jun/05 with Paul Winder

I lead 1st pitch
max_chan - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Steve

Stone Muppet - 2005

Nigel Coe - 19/Jul/04 with Tim Dunsby

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/04

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/03 with Naomi Fisher

gonggashan - 2nd - 16/Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/03

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 15/May/03 with Neil McGeachy

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 03/Sep/02 with David Jones

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - Jul/02 with Andy Hyslop

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/00

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/00

Hammy - AltLd - 10/May/00 with Jim Evans

Hidden - 07/May/00

Bob - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/99 with A Wiggans

Dave Musgrove - Lead - Aug/99 with Julian Cooper

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - Jul/98 with Dave Taylor

rob.grafton - AltLd - 20/Aug/97 with Bruce Perry

NickJH - 1995

ian caton - 1985

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Voting
Total votes cast 194
hard E20 of 63
E20 of 63
easy E20 of 63
hard E11 of 63
E131 of 63
easy E125 of 63
hard HVS6 of 63
HVS0 of 63
easy HVS0 of 63
hard 5c0 of 66
5c0 of 66
easy 5c0 of 66
hard 5b1 of 66
5b48 of 66
easy 5b13 of 66
hard 5a4 of 66
5a0 of 66
easy 5a0 of 66
3 Stars49 of 65
2 Stars15 of 65
1 Star1 of 65
0 Stars0 of 65
Bag of .....0 of 65
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 243 (0.8%)
Lead52 of 243 (21.4%)
Followed41 of 243 (16.9%)
Alt Leads129 of 243 (53.1%)
Unknown19 of 243 (7.8%)

'Climbed'93 of 243 (38.3%)
clean O/S134 of 243 (55.1%)
clean β2 of 243 (0.8%)
clean rpt8 of 243 (3.3%)
dogged6 of 243 (2.5%)