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Poker Face** E1 5b

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[poker face, 1 kb]The narrow groove in the R. arete of the Golden Slipper slab. More physical than GS but with bomber gear where it is most needed.

Ticklists: Victim Of Mathematics' Ticklist of Extreme Justice, Allan Austin Classics.

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This climb is in 96 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

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

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

apw - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with Gavin Singleton

Led p1 and p3, both rubbish. p2 definitely the reason to come here!
Will Sheaff - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Will Harris

Did P1 only - stay well away - F**king awful! loose, dirty and slimy accessing the belay. the corner has vanished into the undergrowth, I climbed the slab out right but recommend doing golden slipper P1! article here:
JamieSparkes - 05/Jul/13 with Liam Ingram

P2. Couldn't find the start so did first pitch of Golden Slipper instead! Great route - especially second pitch.
Gudge - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Lewis from Kendal

Tried proper first pitch. Dry black lichen coats the whole pitch, holds included. Practised my down climbing! Did first pitch of Golden Slipper instead. Kev led main pitch, it was nice and I would have led it if I wasn't so tired.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Kev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Apr/13

6aPunter - 2013

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

Hol - pitches 1 and 3. Me - pitch 2. Started with the first pitch of Golden Slipper - far more appealing (and obvious) than the first pitch as described for Poker Face. A really tremendous route.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Holly Adamthwaite

Fine route, good gear. P2
Tony Holdsworth - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Guido

Em66 - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Andy Harper, Mat

Led P2, which was pretty stiff, it probably didn't help that I continued up the groove rather than break left onto Glass Slipper. Still, great route, with amazing positions!
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 21/May/12 with Tom Greenwood

The first pitch is, as Stephen Reid and Steve Ashton's excellent 1989 guidebook indicates, 'repulsive'. Definitely a bit harder than Arcturus.
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/12 with Nick Russell

Captain Gear - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

andy gittins - 2nd - 2012 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Backed off the top of pitch 2 but led pitch 3
Andrew Lodge - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/11

amazing climb. great 2nd pitch
david wands - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with jon

Brilliant pitch. Balancy and strenuous.
DaveAtkinson - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with P.Cannon

Thin but positive holds, good gear when needed. Superb exposure, great route.
beds74 - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Craig Hartley

Dave Searle - Lead - 03/Jun/11

J1PEF - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

khawk - AltLd - 01/May/11 with TM

esther - Lead - May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/11

off balance and strenuous in the groove on awkward holds
pebbles - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with guido

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd dog - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd dog - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

bit of a fight on this, couldnt feel my fingers! must have done it wrong last year as it felt completely different. broke left too early last time
tomhull - AltLd rpt - 25/Oct/10 with mark nottridge

led p1 according to the book, felt as if no one had been there for 20 yrs. great climb!
twoplates - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/10 with frith wood

Blammo! Sustained and gets progressively more thuggy and technical then sets you free onto the face just below the top. Get your game face on.
greenroom - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10 with Tom Swannick

tmawer - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with andrea

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

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/10

Mark lead 1st pitch, and i struggled with the 2nd. gained the last jug in the top of the steep groove before the step left but had no suitable wires left to place and could not hold on any longer as it took half a dozen goes to get this far. fell off again so lowered off.
Andrew Wilson - Lead dnf - 31/May/10 with Mark Fyles

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

last route of day, did groove o k but tired and fiddled about a while before making move out left at top.
David Smith - Lead rpt - 19/May/10 with trever Good

Surprisingly sustained moves up the groove but with excellent gear. Great link up with Cruel Sister to end a perfect day....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Kiwi Steve

cat22 - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Mike

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - Sep/09

Led the first and third pitches
fallingrocks - AltLd - Aug/09 with Mike "Oz" Osmund

didnt lead the hard pitch.
Bainbridge - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with farmus21

awsome middle pitch.
peewee2008 - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Sam Bainbridge, jamie

lead first and 3rd pitch...good
farmus21 - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Pete Wilkinson Sam Bainbridge

Hidden - AltLd - May/09

first E1 for several years and a good one!
Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - May/09 with Simon D

may have stepped left to early
tomhull - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with rin

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

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/08

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

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

tommytuffa - AltLd - 16/May/08 with Felix

Lead second pitch - wonderful climbing, exposed but safe
felixthelion - AltLd - 16/May/08 with T. Brookes

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07

joe larner - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

Dave Westby - Lead - 2007 with Rob Lewis

ewen - AltLd O/S - 2006 with hal

Shaw Brown - Lead - 13/Jun/04 with David Jones

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2004 with Rick Graham

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

gonggashan - 2nd - 16/Aug/03

andybrown114 - AltLd - 20/Mar/03 with Nick Arding

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/01

Bob - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/99 with P.Cox

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 26/Jun/99 with Jane Barnes, Viv

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1999 with Karen Ghiselli

Andy Say - Lead - 14/Apr/96

NickJH - 1995

biggianthead - 21/Aug/94 with C

rob.grafton - AltLd - 30/May/94 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/93

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/90

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/90

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 26/May/90 with Rupert Wyard, David

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

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/90

Hidden - 04/Oct/86

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/85

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/82

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/82

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 1977

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Style of ascent

Lead20 of 96 (20.8%)
Followed17 of 96 (17.7%)
Alt Leads45 of 96 (46.9%)
Unknown14 of 96 (14.6%)

'Climbed'60 of 96 (62.5%)
clean O/S31 of 96 (32.3%)
clean rpt2 of 96 (2.1%)
dogged2 of 96 (2.1%)
dnf1 of 96 (1.0%)