Empire of the Sun*** E4 6a
[Topping out of Empire, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: 100 Aberdeen North East Classics!.

Photo: Topping out of Empire © Jess Steele
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This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Uisdean hawthorn - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/15 with iain

Took numerous falls at the crux sequence, partly because I read the moves and holds to use very wrong in my initial few attempts. I almost gave up, but made it in my last attempt. Probably the record number of falls before topping out a route in a single lead attempt.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 06/Jul/15 with Dave Mac

mshorter - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Dougie, ry

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/15

Pumped! Maybe not the best idea considering how little climbing I have done this year. But it was dry.
Dangerous Dave - Lead dog - 27/Sep/14 with DavyDee, Dave O

Was a bit wet and smeggy, not a great warm up route. Just about recovered enough at the jug .
Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Niall McNair

Rankers - Lead - 2014

samwillo - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Callum Johnson

Fell at the end of the crack, mega flash pump! Big fall. Pulled back up to highest gear and restarted. A bit gutted as I really wanted to O/S this route. Ah well, plenty more E4s to go at!
Callum_Johnson - Lead dog - 05/Oct/13 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13

samwillo - Lead - 27/Feb/13 with Jess Steele, Darren Wisniewski

dwisniewski - 2nd β - 27/Feb/13 with Sam Williams

Tried a left hand finish to this. Instead of moving right up the crack, stepped left and somehow tried to mount the sloping ledge above. Tried various approaches to this but failed miserably. There's a thin crack going up from the ledge to the top of the crag. Could be good. Crossing the orange patch was terrifying - tried to kill Julia with a fitba sized piece of rock - beware! It seems more loose but might be my imagination.
gforce - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/12 with Julia

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Ri - 2012

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Robbie

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Quite awkwardly hard route. But really enjoyable
Ally Baba - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Mcgeek

Hidden - 30/Jul/10

a_hein - 2nd dog - 2010 with Niall McNair

Had tried but backed off before. Some hard climbing between good rests and good gear.
gforce - Lead - 08/Oct/09 with Adrian

Close but no cigar. Crux is very hard to work out on sight, made the mistake of trying to put gear in mid move as well! Tough for grade...
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 04/Oct/09 with Rik and Humble

Fell at the end of the rising break Crack was wet.
gforce - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/08 with Stevie

Hidden - 1995

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Total votes cast 23
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