We're Only Here for the Smear* E3 5b
9m. Start up the arete then balance out right along the lip to a finger-hold and friction up to the midway ledge. Finish easily. Technically easy enough but often green. © ROCKFAX

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More precarious & grip-worthy than I anticipated. Contemplated onsight attempt but was so green & scrittly decided to clean it on shunt first. Glad I did: on solo foot still almost unstuck when shifting bodyweight on crux smear. Had scary moment before regaining balance. Two other boulderers had arrived as I was setting off & added their mats. Luckily not required - but it was close!
Andy Clarke - Solo RP - 30/Sep/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Aug/14

Green and covered in lichen, made it a bit more interesting, but still only felt 5b, maybe try for a solo when it's in condition.
Deezel65 - TR O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Alex Burton-Keeble

decked from last move of the crux, good spot by rach
admackie - 18/Apr/14 with sexy rach

admackie - 15/Dec/13

Hidden - TR - 27/May/13

Really good hardest part was the first smear after that it just makes sense to keep going.
Jake Young - Solo O/S - 22/May/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/May/12

Stefan_Morris - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

AndrewJamesCherry - TR - 11/Mar/12

Bloody brilliant. i will be back to lead it at some point!
Fraser hill-casey - TR O/S - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - Sent β - 11/Mar/12

Jen 'Banksy' Banks - TR dog - 11/Mar/12 with Andy Cherry

tried, slipped on all the lichen, fell to the ground. next time
mattorford - Solo dnf - 25/Feb/12

riddle - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/May/11

AMarchant - TR O/S - 25/May/11 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 20/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/10

Had to try this, as it looked peasy from the ground... that will be because all the holds point down then. Still, great moves, one to aspire to without the rope.
kitkat78 - TR O/S - 30/May/10 with Andy K, SteveM

Alpandy - TR - 30/May/10 with Steve and Kat

freudy_love - TR O/S - 13/Oct/09 with Crazy Rob, Jim Baird, Jamie Murray

WendyT - TR O/S - 03/Oct/09 with James Marsh

Solo, a bit green, i had to clean on my way up.
Karl Wooffindin - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/09

highrepute - Solo RP - 16/Jul/09

Hidden - TR - 14/Apr/09

Lordcarr - TR O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Emma and Spencer

great route, precarious. no mats just a spotter. feels easier than chalk storm but somehow more serious??
SGD - Solo O/S - 22/Nov/08

Hidden - Solo - 24/Oct/08

PenJD - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/08 with Oli

strange. the smears themselves are actually about 45 degrees, but somehow it's a bit spooky!
Col Allott - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/08

Lewis Stewart - Solo O/S - Aug/08 with Eddie and Claire

alaan - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/08

Boy - 2008

co1ps - Solo rpt - May/07 with solo

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - TR - 21/Aug/94

Hidden - TR - 13/Jul/94

mattnuttall - Solo O/S - Mar/94

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 11/Apr/92 with Martin Veale

NeilGriffiths - 1992

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jul/91

goi.ashmore - Solo RP - 02/May/90

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