Surprise* E1 5c
[Feeling surprised at how easy E1 felt on lead, 2 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
Worth the (considerable) effort. Struggle up the short crack on the left then the wider one in the centre of the bulges on jams. The start is a good 5c problem. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Wide Cracks, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Photo: Feeling surprised at how easy E1 felt on lead © Lukeva
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This climb is in 26 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

The overhanging crack got the better of me, just could not get a jam to stay in as I made the move up. May come back and try when its colder.
pete_naylor - Lead dnf - 10/Sep/15 with Jake Rumsey

Canyak - 2015

Nice:-) its not hvs
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 13/Aug/14 with Andrew Deckon

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/14

hand exploded out of the jam the first attempt, completely unexpected. direct start
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 29/Apr/14 with neil jobling

Hidden - TR dnf - 29/Mar/14

Took two goes. Thought the starting arete was a lovely problem. Top notch thuggery on the crack above.
Alex Winter - Lead - 16/Sep/11 with Doug

Douglas - 2nd dnf - 16/Sep/11 with Alex Winter

failed. miserably.
JamieSparkes - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/11 with Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd - 17/Aug/11 with Jam

Really hard! given the unprotected start and hard 2nd half probably both with 5c moves it probably is more like E1 5c. Good moves though, worth a star though probably not the 2 given in the Stanage guide.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Becky E

akhughes - Sent - 2011

Oliver Houston - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/10

Had a couple of goes up and down crack then backed off
shark - Solo dnf - 23/Apr/10 with Ben & Tom

Hidden - Sent O/S - 15/Apr/10

Hidden - Dec/09

Hidden - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Dec/08

danm - Sent - 19/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - 18/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 18/May/97

phardman - Lead dog - 17/Sep/95

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/93

NickJH - Lead dnf - May/91 with RParry

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 24/Sep/89 with Dave Forster

surfbish - Lead O/S - Jun/88

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mattb42, Andy Peak 1

Total votes cast 18
hard E20 of 7
E20 of 7
easy E20 of 7
hard E13 of 7
E11 of 7
easy E13 of 7
hard HVS0 of 7
HVS0 of 7
easy HVS0 of 7
hard 6a0 of 7
6a0 of 7
easy 6a0 of 7
hard 5c0 of 7
5c4 of 7
easy 5c3 of 7
hard 5b0 of 7
5b0 of 7
easy 5b0 of 7
3 Stars0 of 4
2 Stars0 of 4
1 Star4 of 4
0 Stars0 of 4
Bag of .....0 of 4
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