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Empire and Revolution E2 6a

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[Steve enjoying the route. , 3 kb]12m. This route should go straight up the centre of the obvious steep wall to the right of rotten corner but fils at the top. Climb easily to the first bolt, then make hard moves to the second and step right (or left) before the final headwall to finish. Continue easily up ledges to the aseil station of rotten corner.

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This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

Direct finish.
bpmclimb - TR rpt - 29/Mar/14 with Shunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14

Jamie Skelton - TR O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Pete Blackburn

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Jan/14

stretch323i - TR β - 2014

Direct at the top via a new bolt. One slip on the headwall, felt about 6c/+.
Stuart William - Lead dog - 26/Nov/13 with Jim T

MD - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Jo

Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Mike D

did this expecting it to be hard and it wasn't! would struggle to give it french 6b!nice moves but short lived and it is most certainly not a trad route!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/13 with Gemma Gill

Felt more like a sport microroute and not terribly hard - F6b? went left at the top. Couple of nice moves on the lower slab then all over
ripper - Lead - 03/Mar/13

contrived - how far should one step right?!
hms - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Jenny

Jenny Seaborne - TR β - 20/Oct/12

aidanb - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Just a badly bolted sport route. went Right at the top.
chris687 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Jo Sumner

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/12

MikeC59 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12

Left or right above 2nd bolt? Straight is hard, though doable probably at English 6a. Left = clip tat on the Rotten corner next door. Damp holds so not possible today :(
Phil Murray - TR dog - 02/May/12 with Sam Bloor

the rec - TR - 01/May/12 with Anthony

Fine .. could probably have led it but was a tad damp
Dax - TR rpt - 01/May/12 with Ward

aidanb - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

Why does this get a trad grade? And the crux is more like 5c. 6b sport though :p
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/12 with James Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/12

More like French 6a than English. has bolts and a thread. not claiming any E points for this one!
Ian Bell - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Eva

Nice moves, bit easy at 6a+
Fatboy1000 - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with crispin

evilweed - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Sara Currie

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/11

J1_TOV - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Heather651 - Lead - 18/Sep/11

jimmatthews - Lead - 30/Aug/11 with Shane Dawson

MarkCunnington - Lead dog - 27/Aug/11 with Anna Morris

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Espen

Tricky move to get my hands on the ledge (where it gets easy) and took a couple of go's to get it right.
the rec - TR - 21/Apr/11 with Darrell

Dax - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Ward

Came off traversing left after doing the hard bit!
Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - 2nd dog - 08/Mar/11 with Al Randall

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Killian

kcollender - 26/Feb/11

why has it got a trad grade? small holds but extremely positive. felt like F5+ to be honest
stvredmond - Lead - 09/Jan/11 with Phil layton, Helen Norris

on a role...
Phil Layton - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/11 with Helen Norris, steve redmond

Went right
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/10 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/10

Went right after 2nd bolt. E2 6a in guidebook. Felt easier than 6a, but a fair bit harder than F6a+.
Caspar - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Will Attridge

brew_guru - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with magic

toasted - Lead - 09/May/10 with Andy Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 07/Feb/10

tombeasley - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Ben

GC - TR O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Peter Williams

DafSWMC - Sent - 03/Jan/10 with Stu, Christian

Tom87 - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/09 with Dave

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

With escape after 2nd bolt (guidebook directions).
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/09 with Clare

Managed the direct finish on a top-rope after a couple of tries. Would need another bolt for a lead, though. Possibly F6c+?
bpmclimb - TR RP - 19/Nov/09 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09

thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/09 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Tom

Interesting route. I went left after the 2nd bolt to clip some tat. Route is actually easier than it looks.
Dax - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with Ward

the rec - TR - 31/Mar/09 with Darrell

anthonyp - Lead - 31/Mar/09 with Darrell Russell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/09

tombeasley - Lead - 22/Jan/09

Sort of finished, old guidebook says finish direct, new one says finish to the side which is much easier. Couldn't do direct finish
Sam W - Lead dnf - 27/Jul/08 with Tom Bide

Bobcat5060 - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Stu Gregory

guy xavier percival - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/08

Phil PBC - 2008

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2008 with Ed Heslam

Didn't finish direct - went right ish usiong the left edge of the ledge. Top roped it on left on flowstone on the way down but this is close to some other old chossy corner. It does go apparently, so we were told, but probably at a lot harder than F6a+.
Paz - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/07 with MT

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Sarah Baker

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/07

shoulders - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with dai

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/07

Herron - Lead RP - 02/Jan/07 with Pete Riley

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 13/Feb/00 with Dick Hanson

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 73 (2.7%)
Lead51 of 73 (69.9%)
Followed5 of 73 (6.8%)
Toproped11 of 73 (15.1%)
Bouldered1 of 73 (1.4%)
Unknown3 of 73 (4.1%)

'Climbed'16 of 73 (21.9%)
clean O/S43 of 73 (58.9%)
clean β2 of 73 (2.7%)
clean rpt5 of 73 (6.8%)
clean RP2 of 73 (2.7%)
dogged4 of 73 (5.5%)
dnf1 of 73 (1.4%)