Excursion*** E2 5b
[Careful, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Probably the best E2 on the Ormes. A fine line, good protection and sustained climbing throughout. Take the left-trending line across the wall to a shallow groove finale. © ROCKFAX


I.Alderson 09/May/1981

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, ROCKFAX - Top 50 North Wales Climbs, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

Photo: Careful © chriscarroll
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 205 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/15

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Gareth Hooson

Fragmod - Lead - 28/Jun/15

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/15 with Alex Banks

On Dougie's gear
Albachoss - Lead β - 25/Jun/15 with Dougie

guy757 - 17/Jun/15

Dan Vaj - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/15 with James Machaffie

James Beaumont - Lead β - 12/Jun/15

znord - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/15

A really good line. Great route.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 29/May/15 with Vanessa

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/15

soph - Lead rpt - 11/May/15 with Shay skinner

The Grist - 2nd - 26/Apr/15 with Paul Tanton

Very cold day
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Mark Grist

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/15 with Matt Nuttall

Hmm... Old n wales limestone guide fully shafted us here,.. Line on topo turned out to be start of the E5 to the left,.. Call it black...Crossing no ark and barking to a desperate finish up no bark no dill...maybe the route arc to eternity?
mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/15 with Andy Wilson

samwillo - Lead - 07/Mar/15 with Chris Williams

James Beaumont - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/15

ChrisW999 - 2nd - Mar/15 with Sam

Awesome route!
Luke Owens - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Alex Gray

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Dec/14

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Sean Grady, Fennerz

fennerz - 2nd β - 15/Nov/14 with Sean and Ed

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead β - 20/Sep/14

Lovely route, steady all the way with great gear. Done harder VS's:-)
wazzalad20 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/14

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

DavidEvans - Lead - 04/Jun/14 with adam ellwood

Pumpy and scary , not convinced by good pro comment in RF, big gap between the cams and the peg above
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Ryan

Frank the Husky - 2014

oliverpcain - Lead rpt - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 2014

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/13

Lenny - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Megan

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Richard Durnford

richiebongo - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Al Dibben

ian caton - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/13 with Abi

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Ian

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/13

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 15/May/13 with liam fleming, stuart lade

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

On Henry's (shit) gear for convenience :)
Tom Livingstone - Lead β - 27/Apr/13 with Henry Francis

Dan Vaj - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/12 with James Machaffie

wi11 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/12 with Gwen L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with Mark Westerman

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/12

switch - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/12

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

Dave Warburton - Lead β - 25/Jun/12 with Bert, Conor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12

On Conor's gear
roberto18 - Lead β - 25/Jun/12 with Dave Warb, Conor Cussell

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/12

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Ally Smith

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/12

phardman - Lead rpt - 08/May/12 with Jon Bibby

andy dunn - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

LRob - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/11

Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Nice sustained climbing in between ok rests...so pumped when reached the chains...sweet!
chriscarroll - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Alex Mason, Tommy Cole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Liam, Luke

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/11

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 22/Jun/11 with Ewan, Liam

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/11 with owen

Liam FLeming - Lead - 13/May/11 with luke brooks

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 10/May/11 with Alex, Glyn Hudson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/May/11

Glyn - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Luke

phil64 - Lead rpt - 10/May/11

Bolder higher up, best not to hang about
mynyddresident - Lead - 06/Apr/11

gregoldridge - 2nd - 06/Apr/11 with Nick Sharp

Rory Shaw - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/11

3 star route?
david morse - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11 with katie

pumpy amd steady.
eugeneth - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Owain

Flashed after excursion direct
owain86 - Lead β - 13/Mar/11 with Eugene

barni - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/11 with luke

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/10 with Ewan

soph - 2nd rpt - Aug/10 with Blair Fyffe

ksjs - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/10 with jo

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 07/Jul/10 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10

Rob Pitt - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/10 with Helen Pitt

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with Connor

JulesV - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with joe bawden

took an absolute wanger, ripping a cam and wire!! woops prob a 10 metre fall luckily I missed the ledge! prob stupidity on my part really, I was pretty boxed - not a good warm up if your as weak as me!
Duncan Campbell - Lead dnf - 13/Feb/10 with sam Harvie, Eugenius

metal arms - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10

lead on alex's gear for warm-up, quite steady.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead - 30/Jan/10 with alex mason, Herve

Nice route, progressively smaller holds.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Mikey G, Herve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/10

Rock was freezing, couldn't feel my hands. But good route!
CharlotteJelleyman - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/10 with Steve Franklin

middlevern - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Toby Dunn

Toby Dunn - Lead - 25/Oct/09 with Nick Verney

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/09

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 18/Oct/09 with Joe Bawden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09

I'm not sure this climb is anything to rave about on second ascent. A good warm up all the same.
mattyork2 - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Rory Shawe

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/09

barni - Lead β - 27/May/09 with ronnie

Another great route. Good gear...even if Sam left it in for me!
farmus21 - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/09 with Sam Hamer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/09

On Goi's gear
Stig - Lead β - 13/Sep/08 with Goi

Outstanding
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with James Rees

mattyork2 - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/08 with John Vincent

hard and scary!
mhairi thorburn - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/08 with malc

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/08

steveb2006 - Lead - 22/Jun/08 with Valerie Partington

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/08 with xav

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/08 with sophie wilmes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/08

haydng - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Si

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/08 with sarah

very good. sustained climbing with good but maybe slightly awkward gear at 1 or 2 points
ksjs - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/08 with mark

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 27/Jan/08

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 27/Jan/08 with Richard K

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2008 with A. Howarth

barni - 2nd - 06/Jul/07 with Paul James

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/06

Boy - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/05 with C Godfrey

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Jun/05 with Tim Davies

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/04

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/04 with Nick Barrowclough

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

Iggy_B - Lead O/S - Apr/04 with Paul Evans

michael burrows - 2nd - 17/Jun/03 with nicholas Barrowclough

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 2003

ian caton - Lead O/S - Jun/01 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/01

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/May/00 with baccy

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/99

BenTiffin - 2nd - 23/Jun/99 with Matt Baker

nige - Lead - 16/May/99 with mark hounslea

kristian - Lead O/S - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/98

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 1998

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/97 with Steven Delderfield

D Tempest - Lead O/S - 17/May/97 with Rick

D Tempest - Lead - 17/May/97 with Rick

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

ste_d - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/96 with mik

michael burrows - 2nd - 10/Apr/96 with brian jones

D Tempest - 2nd - 31/Mar/96 with Rick

Find it easier than last time
steveb2006 - Lead - 15/Oct/95 with Mike Pycroft

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/95

michael burrows - 2nd - 02/Apr/95 with brian jones

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/95

Budge - Lead O/S - 1995

andy gittins - 1995

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 05/Apr/94 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 05/Apr/94 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/93

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/93

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/92

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/92

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/92 with Jim Kelly

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/91 with Andy Mackay

whispering nic - Lead - 03/Nov/91 with slow hand nick

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/91

Steve Crowe - 08/Jul/90

nigehughes - 2nd - Jun/90 with Nick Sharpe

Billg - Lead O/S - 1990

Nick Biven - 1990

sadams - Lead - Oct/89 with Andy Mitchell

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/89 with brian jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/88

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/88

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/88

phardman - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/88

shark - Lead - 1988

Hidden - 1987

steveb2006 - Lead - 20/Oct/85 with Dave O'Dowd

Backinthegame - Lead β - Sep/85

Backinthegame - 2nd - Jul/85 with Chris Bundock

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/85

keefe - 04/May/85

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/84

Mike Owen - 22/Sep/83 with Harold Walmsley

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jul/83 with Robert Kieske ('Flog')

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1983 with James Taveran

robyn1 - 1980

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jul/69

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hutchay, fabricio, Ropeboy, maxamusdecamus, Glyn Davidson, Dan77, fran04

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