Crottle* E1 5b

Rockfax Description
A thin crack in the wall leads to steep juggy terrain. Avoiding Bilberry Buttress is tricky in places - just do your best. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 27 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Roger

Roget - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/14

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Phil Wadsworth

pulled up first move
farmerwad - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/13

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/13

Must've got this wrong somehow because I found it absolutely nails!
alp79 - 2nd dog - 18/Aug/13 with Rosa, Jonny Ashton

Hidden - TR β - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

Not sure if I climbed this properly. Up the crack and then up the arete, finishing up the bilberry buttress wall at the top. Felt about HVS. Nice route though.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

john lynch - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Luke Dickens

Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Rose Tupling and Sebastian Schwabl

allyrocke - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Liam Ingram

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Clement

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Graeme H, Charles M

If you get your foot high and lay away the lower crack is fairly straight forward. After this the climbing is on good holds but feels quite steep. Unfortunately its proximity to Bilberry Buttress in its upper part makes it feel a bit artificial and disappointing even so its just about worth a star overall.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Charles

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Graeme Hammond, Rob Truckle

nickcanute - 2010

Richard got to the tree and then stopped. I finished but did not pull the ropes so not a clean lead.
Tony Holdsworth - Lead β - 25/Apr/09 with Richard White

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/07

Ropeboy - Lead - 09/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/02

Michael Hood - Lead - 20/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/85

Total votes cast 13
hard E20 of 6
E20 of 6
easy E20 of 6
hard E10 of 6
E13 of 6
easy E12 of 6
hard HVS1 of 6
HVS0 of 6
easy HVS0 of 6
hard 5c0 of 4
5c0 of 4
easy 5c0 of 4
hard 5b0 of 4
5b3 of 4
easy 5b1 of 4
hard 5a0 of 4
5a0 of 4
easy 5a0 of 4
3 Stars1 of 3
2 Stars0 of 3
1 Star2 of 3
0 Stars0 of 3
Bag of .....0 of 3
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Clean β
Clean repeat