Went for the retro-flash after trying Mr Olympia, massively fluffed up placing gear in after crux resulting in failing shortly after and worst pump I've had for several years. Had to clip-stick up adjacent route to strip it as still couldn't climb 20min later!
Justin T - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/15 with Nancy
Took a while to sort out head for slappy move
soph - Lead dog - 11/Jul/15 with Tony Stone
Hidden - Lead G/U - 24/Apr/15
Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Rick Kirby
Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 03/Sep/14 with Nick Bullock
Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Pete Harrison
Hidden - Lead G/U - 31/May/14
oliverpcain - Lead rpt - 2014
Hidden - Lead - 2014
A frustrating failure to route-read saw me at the tunnel-visioned at the crux grappling with a non-hold, fell off attempting to reverse to ground for a reappraisal whereupon the obvious holds became annoyingly apparent.
Justin T - Lead dog - 10/Sep/12
The last in the chain gang trilogy and definitely the best. Pretty greasy, humid conditions. Sprinted it out to the top groove and spent as long on the top move alone, as I had on the rest of the route.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/12 with Jim McCormack
Finally after so long. Hard to say o/s as I've been present so often when people have been on it, but it didn't feel like I knew the moves or gear in advance.
zero six - Lead O/S - Jul/12
Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jun/12
6a for me at 5' 9" and no cross through?. On Conor's gear. Excellent moves; surprisingly steep.
Dave Warburton - Lead β - 25/Jun/12 with Bert, Conor
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12
felt annoyed, cheated and confused by this: swam rightwards from vertical slot - convinced in my little fishy brain that this was necessary due to proximity of Olympus Trip, guide description and prominent foothold - but no! (also, I don't have feet). Tried to go back left but floundered like a little fishy out of water. Got flustered, pumped and rested, feeling thouroughly battered. :( Boo hoo. Pulled back on with my little fins immediately, leapt like a salmon up just left of vertical slot: straightforward, no 6b and no cross-fin move. Had to rest again above as was so disgusted as what had just gone on. So, which way: direct i.e. through bulge or right via narrow cracks and rock pool (this seems only way that would give a cross-fin or 6b move yet the way i went was totally logical and swam so well). Anyway, perfect protection for a little fishy like me, immaculate climbing and straightforward (wouldnt feel wrong at Eel4), Fried 6c. take BD cam size 1 (red) for slot and thin sling for finishing groove. Super :)))) Eric out.
Eric the Fish - 2012
LRob - Lead - 2012
Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Nov/11
majorly pumpy and steep!! but very nice moves
Tom Redmond - TR - 16/Jul/11 with mike watson
CRiddiford - TR dog - 15/Jul/11 with Tom Redmond, Mike
Super pumpy but no really hard moves...except the cross through that probably wasn't needed.
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 15/Jul/11 with Mike
Rob Pitt - Lead β - 07/Jun/11 with Lee Roberts
Ground up with beta after 1 fall.
Luke Brooks - Lead - 19/Mar/11 with Bertie, Barni
barni - Lead RP - 19/Mar/11 with bertie, luke
Rory Shaw - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Didn't find any cross through move? did swap hands at one point which could have been it but swapping hands was pretty easy. first E5
mwatson - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - TR dog - 03/Aug/10
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10 with blair fyffe
felt annoyed, cheated and confused by this: stepped right from vertical slot (convinced this was necessary due to proximity of Olympus Trip, guide description and prominent foothold) but no easy way up, tried to go back left but struggled as quite blind, got flustered, pumped and rested :( pulled back on immediately, went up just left of vertical slot: straightforward, no 6b and no cross-through. had to rest again above as was so disgusted as what had just gone on. so, which way: direct i.e. through bulge or right via narrow cracks (this seems only way that would give a cross-through or 6b move yet the way i went was totally logical and climbed so well). anyway, perfect protection, immaculate climbing and straightforward (wouldnt feel wrong at E4), Fr 6c. take BD cam size 1 (red) for slot and thin sling for finishing groove.
ksjs - Lead dog - 03/Jul/10 with rob
reversed from vertical slot - hot and sweating. surprised by physicality, will need to be fresh for this...
ksjs - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/10 with pete
Toby Dunn - Lead - Apr/10 with Andy Reeve
Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09
A great experience that taught me how much harder safe e5 is going to be compared to French 6 grade trad routes.....Best get beasted this Summer and come back with a fresh approach ( :
mattyork2 - Lead dog - 09/Jun/09 with Rory Shawe
1 rest, reachy and powerful.
miastacey - 2nd - 30/May/09 with Bob Smith
nige - Lead O/S - 16/May/09 with mark hounslea
Could be E4 6a for the tall / E5 6b for the short. Crux is above good gear.
switch - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08
Superb day 1 x E6, 3 x E5's, 1 x E4, 2 x E2's
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/02 with KM
michael burrows - TR - 15/Aug/89 with andy boorman
Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/87 with Elaine Owen
mark mcgowan01 - 1987
Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/84 with John Peake