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The Richard of York Finish* E3 5b

Adjacent Climbs
<< Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Orange and Purple and Blue
 
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[still no gear!, 1 kb]40m. Follow Red and Yellow until the large ledge and gear is gained. From the right edge of this gain a groove then follow the obvious rightwards trending weakness to easier ground and good belays.

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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Thankfully not too hard to the gear ledge. Had my solo head on. Harder after the ledge, so glad of the rope then ;)
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/13 with Emily

Lead but didn't place gear to make it easier to haul the bags. Silly really, part of me was disgusted at the potential to mess up the traverse into the 5b finish. Otherwise a cool route.
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Hayden Richards

Luke lead Red & Yellow... I decided to take the direct route from the ledge.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Rebecca Matthews, Luke

garry smith - 2nd - 24/May/12

If it is E3 would be my first! Even with the good gear relatively near to the crux you still wouldn't want to fall onto that ledge....
Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Ali

jfane - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Nov/11

From my medium Cam (See Red and Yellow and Pink...)I placed my smallest offset IMP, before passing the crux Placed my largest DMM offset Nut in a large crack before topping up on a ledge below the top of the cliff. Anchor very easy to set up. Exit eather on Foot by the left side or abseiling from the right, never the less be careful if you do as the edge is full of slate debris.
Sebastien Gastaud - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Tim Selvage

tigertim - 2nd - 28/Sep/11 with Sebastien Gastaud

pretty steady. 5a moves lead to the gear (which is fairly good) then maybe only just a 5b moves gains the groove and then back to 5a climbing. maybe easy E3. really nice climb though
al123 - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11 with dave

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with stefan

Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Edmundmorris

Kind of under alot of relief to at least have gear somewhere below after doing Red&Yellow.. so I attacked the moves quite forcefully and found it went quite neatly. There was one definite sketchy move rightwards iirc
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

finish to the red,yellow etc route.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with S.Bennett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/11

finished direct up the slab
john lynch - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with jon butters, Dave

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Clive Greenwood

A bold lead until the gear, climbed very well by Mike. The top a tricky move suff protected. E1 5a below the gear and E2 5b above the gear seems correct.
clive-greenwood - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Mike Nuttall

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/10

scorky345 - Lead - 22/Aug/10 with Tim Oates

tim20 - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with sam corcoran

Awesome!!!
willoates - Lead O/S - 10/May/10 with Steve

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Dave Warburton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

It's steady upto the gear but the move after the gear nearly spat me off.
SGD - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Ash

Ed F - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/10 with james higgins, george ullrich

first e3 lead! thought it was a bit necky for e2 5b, even on slate. bouldery start leads to poor runners and a bold crux!
mulletcocktail2000 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09 with john

With ROY finish. Unprotected section is intimidating and not as simple or secure as you'd want at 5a or E1, glad I didn't lead it, not my sort of thing.
jkarran - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Aly

Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/09

metal arms - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09 with Tom Eagle

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

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

climbingpixie - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Andy Hobson

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

barni - Lead - 2008 with the dude

Brown - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06 with Max

JulesV - 2005

MjrTom - Lead O/S - Jul/99

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - Jun/90 with Jean Williamson, Bill Williamson

NickHarms - 1989

Hidden - 1987

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Voting
Total votes cast 48
hard E40 of 19
E40 of 19
easy E40 of 19
hard E30 of 19
E39 of 19
easy E32 of 19
hard E28 of 19
E20 of 19
easy E20 of 19
hard 5c0 of 15
5c0 of 15
easy 5c0 of 15
hard 5b4 of 15
5b9 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 47 (4.3%)
Lead31 of 47 (66.0%)
Followed11 of 47 (23.4%)
Unknown3 of 47 (6.4%)

'Climbed'12 of 47 (25.5%)
clean O/S34 of 47 (72.3%)
clean rpt1 of 47 (2.1%)