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Blue Rinse** E1 5c

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The obvious groove at the extreme right of east bay, it give cruxy interesting climbing with some weird moves. Recently cleaned and is harder than it was originally, due to the loss of a large foot ledge from the crux.
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This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Better and cleaner than it looks. Technical moves with good gear and good rests.
Mark Bull - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Mike

sikcby - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

cat22 - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Mike

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Mike

Hidden - TR rpt - 05/Jun/12

sergio46 - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12 with John McDonald

glenngordon - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with bomber harris

mhowie - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Niall

D e b o h r a h - TR dnf - 21/Aug/11 with Keith

Ace, well protected, although there are some suspect bits of rock which can be avoided
Euan Strachan - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Matt Dooner

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11

sneaks - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with janey, Chris

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/11

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/11 with Neil Mackenzie

Hidden - TR - 16/Apr/11

dont think it could be 5c, was ma first e1 lead in a while and found it ok and i aint led 5c clean yet so unless someone been putting something in ma porridge this is 5b!
Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Andy

Scottish78 - 2011

sebrider - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Sophie

sophiecb - 2nd - 12/Jul/10 with Seb

Short and tough as first outdoor climb. Followed lead with much swearing. I found a couple of semi-dyno reaches were required so if you're not tall you need faith the holds will be good when you hit them. (Which they are)
PaulMcL - 2nd β - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

jamiefoxen - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with Scott Garcea

krasavenko - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/10 with Jamie Sparkes

nice route, bolt belays appreciated, brambles at the top not so much.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/10

Dirty at the bottom, but the upper crack is fun.
Dr Toph - 2nd O/S - Jul/09 with Ally Hill

excellent route. Safe with some great moves.
jazzyjackson - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Ally

Hidden - Lead - 2009

andymoin - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/08 with Warren

adw07 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/08 with Andy Main

A very nice route with perfect protection.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/08 with Colm Fitzgerald

i found it a bit loose in places. great climb though.
R0bbie - Lead dog - 19/Jun/08 with Leighn Chambers

Fell off on my first attempt to second taking a pretty big block with me, must have loosened up during the heavy rain. Gave it another going over and pulled some more off, watch out till its had a bit more traffic. Still a great e1 tho!
andymoin - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/08 with Sean

Good route with some interesting moves.The route was well cleaned up by Andy a few weeks ago, a worthy Dolerite E1 and another now climbable line for the quarry which is slowly being cleaned by a few heroic uphill gardeners.hats off boyz.
SeanB - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Andy

Great route, solid E1. Well cleaned by Andy.
beegsyboy - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Al

Spent an hour or two cleaning it removing several tones of mud and some very lose blocks (One being very crucial for the original route grade of e1, 5b , would now say its hard E1, 5c **). Really nice line with some weird moves.
andymoin - Lead β - 22/May/08 with American Scot, Mark Jarvie

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Beardyman - Lead O/S - 2000

babymoac - 2nd - 30/May/99 with Chris F

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

greenroom - 1997

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 16/May/96 with Alan Taylor

I'm pretty certain this was my first E1. How come it is now 5c? I remember it feeling straight forward when I did it - has something fallen off?
TobyA - Lead O/S - 17/May/95 with Ed

Alastair R - 2nd - 1989

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
oliverk, gurumed, JonmapDL

Total votes cast 49
hard E20 of 16
E20 of 16
easy E20 of 16
hard E12 of 16
E113 of 16
easy E11 of 16
hard HVS0 of 16
HVS0 of 16
easy HVS0 of 16
hard 6a0 of 17
6a0 of 17
easy 6a0 of 17
hard 5c1 of 17
5c5 of 17
easy 5c2 of 17
hard 5b9 of 17
5b0 of 17
easy 5b0 of 17
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Style of ascent

Lead23 of 46 (50.0%)
Followed17 of 46 (37.0%)
Toproped4 of 46 (8.7%)
Unknown2 of 46 (4.3%)

'Climbed'11 of 46 (23.9%)
clean O/S25 of 46 (54.3%)
clean β2 of 46 (4.3%)
clean rpt5 of 46 (10.9%)
clean RP1 of 46 (2.2%)
dogged1 of 46 (2.2%)
dnf1 of 46 (2.2%)