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Battering Ram** E3 5c

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[On the Final Pitch of Battering Ram E3 5c, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Gudge - 2nd - 31/May/13 with Matt Thompson

tomhull - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/13 with Matt Burdekin

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/13

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

simonp - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn

mwatson - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

pmurdy - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Mike W

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/11

Jack Loftus - 2nd dog - 25/Sep/11 with Nick

samrad - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with james G

Ben started up it in the rain, but backed off after the bouldery start. I went up next, and with the sharp jug, wet hands and shoes and intimidating rainy weather I shamefully decided to rest. Responded to Ben's suggestion that I 'man up', I carried on up to the capping roof, but opted to avoid the rain for a while longer by making hard moves traversing left under the roof rather than following on up Battering Ram. Dont know what it was, but there was chalk on it! Lovely 6a sequence, protected well enough with microwires, but then had to pull up round the roof back into the rain on mammoth jugs. A very enjoyable adventure.
jacobjlloyd - Lead - 07/May/11 with Ben Corbey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11

stiff first move and pumpy throughout! came close to weighting the rope afew times, should not have had a wall session the night before.
tomhull - 2nd β - 05/Mar/11 with mike thomas

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/11

Adam Booth - 2nd RP - 28/Jan/11 with Ed Booth

Hidden - 2011

esther - Lead - Sep/10

craig naylor - 2nd dog - 13/May/10 with nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/10

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Rich Clarke

Great route, easier than it looks, first move is a bit of a boulder problem and overhanging groove above took some working out. Top pitch is pretty pumpy and escapable. E3 6a seems fairer....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Emily

rclarke - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/10 with Dave Brigham

Climbed as one pitch. First trad route in ages!
GPN - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Annette

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10

oliverthomp - Lead - 06/Feb/10 with Luke Jones

scott gibson - 2010

Hidden - 2010

ian caton - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Abi

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/09

akhughes - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Mhairi

mhairi thorburn - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with adam

Andrew1 - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Jake Surman

Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/09

Hardest move was getting off the deck.
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Mark

Tim M - 2009

red1200 - 2008

me 1st pitch. Better and harder than it looked.
Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/07 with Al

Steve lead first pitch which was more like 6a, i then took he second pitch which is good but contrived near the top as you can reach into 'LC' top end of the grade i thought.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/07 with Steve Ramsden

C coldwell-storry - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/07 with Steve Welch

ewen - Lead dog - 30/Sep/06 with the kettle

John Kettle - AltLd dog - 30/Sep/06

bfreeman - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Jon Freeman

Dave Kerr - Lead - 02/Apr/05 with Tim Morozzo, John Watson

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/04 with Andy Sharpe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/93

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/May/91

Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 1989

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 21/Jul/88 with Bill Williamson

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/88

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - Oct/86 with Frank Wilkinson, Paul Dawson

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/86

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 17/Aug/86 with Grahame Nicoll

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/85

Left battered after leading both pitches on a hot day. Felt physically sick at the top after the struggle.
Lone Rider - Lead O/S - May/85 with Ian Miller

Hidden - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
climberchristy, Hidden, CragRat11, Hidden, Hidden, derico, andymoin, ewen

Total votes cast 51
hard E40 of 17
E40 of 17
easy E41 of 17
hard E32 of 17
E314 of 17
easy E30 of 17
hard E20 of 17
E20 of 17
easy E20 of 17
hard 6a0 of 19
6a0 of 19
easy 6a12 of 19
hard 5c4 of 19
5c3 of 19
easy 5c0 of 19
hard 5b0 of 19
5b0 of 19
easy 5b0 of 19
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Style of ascent

Lead25 of 60 (41.7%)
Followed10 of 60 (16.7%)
Alt Leads18 of 60 (30.0%)
Unknown7 of 60 (11.7%)

'Climbed'25 of 60 (41.7%)
clean O/S26 of 60 (43.3%)
clean β1 of 60 (1.7%)
clean rpt1 of 60 (1.7%)
clean RP1 of 60 (1.7%)
dogged6 of 60 (10.0%)