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Crack Attack*** E3 5c

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[Winter snows and summer rock, Glen Nevis at it's very best., 3 kb]Classic diagonal crack-line. Interesting all the way to a good rest before it steepens. Finish over the crux bulge leftwards (5c) or rightwards up the crack (6a) onto a rough slab and tree belay.

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK, Glasgow Climbers Whistlestop.

Photo: Winter snows and summer rock, Glen Nevis at it's very best. © neil the weak
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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Good climb. Bit wet in places and chased up by midge swarms... Very comfy and exited left-right. Donned the midge net and brought Pete up. Mega!
mike reed - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13

jamiefoxen - Lead dog - Jul/13

Fell off at the crux about a year ago but got it clean this time around.
freudy_love - Lead β - 24/Jun/13 with Colin Morrison

A mighty fine lead by Dave on his first E3 in six years
Apharri - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13 with Dave Wharton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12

Tim M - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 04/Aug/12 with cheesesarnie

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/12

samwillo - 2nd - 13/Jun/12 with Vicki Mayes

Exited left then moved right, excellent well protected climbing
dring - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Lovely rock.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Manbeast

parker5 - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/May/12

Flash pump came on rather rapidly at the final moves over the roof and I came off
freudy_love - Lead dnf - 20/May/12 with Luke Ellis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/12

What a totally brilliant climb! Sam's first E3, a good lead with one sit on the rope before the crux. I too had a rest before the crux. Pumpy by the time you get to there!
iceicebaby - 2nd - 29/Apr/12 with Sam Wood

fell off on top move, now I have the beta!
simon_D - Lead dog - 29/Apr/12 with Neil C

Weighted gear at top. Bah.
jameshiggins - Lead dog - 30/Apr/11 with Rich Betts

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Rich Clarke

rclarke - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/10 with Dave Brigham

dougs1232 - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Lawrie Brand

Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 07/May/10 with Dougie Harvey

buzby78 - Lead - 07/May/10

Hidden - 2010

Fell off very last move. Annoyed
Dangerous Dave - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/09 with Wild Beast

E3 6a
willackers - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Cassidy, Cobes, DAbeast

Stewart B - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with BL n' CE

rockstott - Lead dog - 28/May/08 with John Mac

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Rick Graham

Tom Lee - Lead O/S - 12/May/08

Johann - Lead dog - 2008 with Dave Kirkby

my shoe broke mid climb
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Sinbad

So near, actually ran it out to the top and could see tree belay, then decided gear would be good and downclimbed to put it in, only to pump out on the second attempt! Doh. Good sustained crack action though, possibly 6a at the top??
Chad123 - Lead dog - 29/Apr/07 with Emily

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Reptillian

Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/07

westaway - Lead O/S - 2006

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2004

Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Mark Chadwick

phardman - Lead O/S - 07/May/02 with Bill McKee

Dave Kerr - Lead - 25/Sep/01 with Karl Atherton

whispering nic - 21/Jun/95 with Jo George

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/93

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/92 with Lyn

keefe - 25/May/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 25/May/92 with keefe

Mike Owen - 31/May/91 with Bruce Woodley

Hidden - Lead - May/91

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1991 with derek johnson, elliot blaylock

graham lawrie - 1990

Lone Rider - Lead - 1986

mark mcgowan01 - Solo - 1985

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hard E40 of 14
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easy E40 of 14
hard E37 of 14
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easy E30 of 14
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hard 6a0 of 14
6a0 of 14
easy 6a8 of 14
hard 5c6 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 52 (1.9%)
Lead35 of 52 (67.3%)
Followed9 of 52 (17.3%)
Unknown7 of 52 (13.5%)

'Climbed'15 of 52 (28.8%)
clean O/S26 of 52 (50.0%)
clean β1 of 52 (1.9%)
dogged8 of 52 (15.4%)
dnf2 of 52 (3.8%)