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The Black Icicle** E1 5b

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 165 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Nick Clement - AltLd - 10/Apr/14 with Matt Pigden

parker5 - Lead dog - 22/Feb/14 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

2nd pitch after 1st pitch of Monolith Crack
55pete55 - 2nd - 23/Aug/13

Led both pitches
JohnBear - Lead - 19/Aug/13 with Ryan

mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with John Niven

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

Rachel Slater - Lead β - 30/Jun/13 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/13 with Rachel Slater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

damp
MFB - 2nd - 20/May/13 with MB

Andrew1 - AltLd - 19/May/13 with Chris Fisher

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/13

1st pitch wasn't as good as i expected, 2nd pitch was awesome.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with Richiehehehe

johang - Lead β - 27/Apr/13 with Sam Brown

did not climb it well something do with it being approx 4 degrees
martrin - Lead - 09/Apr/13 with Sarah Kekus

flying_red_squirrel - Lead - Feb/13

josh william legg - Lead - Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/12 with Ed (Andrew Adwards)

P1: Matt. P2:me. Placed high runner on P2 to protect bottom
a13x - AltLd - 07/Oct/12 with Matthew Gibbings

tmawer - AltLd rpt - 29/Sep/12 with Jaime Robertson

Hidden - TR RP - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/12

Felt hard, tough moves on p1 and very runout on p2
oliverk - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

shoulders - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with dai

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

DanC1985 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Simon G

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/12

Jack Loftus - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Ste

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12

jess - Lead O/S - May/12 with martin

martrin - Lead - 30/Apr/12 with Sarah Kekus

Looks like we did the first pitch of Monolith Crack by mistake.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Gavin

came down on last pitch gave to steve swift
paul horabin - 2nd - 30/Mar/12

steven - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Paul Horabin

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Matt Dudman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Great route. Bottom is technical and fun, top pitch is just bold.
AndyT1151 - Lead - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/11

nia - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/11 with harry

Lead both pitches. Top pitch is easy climbing but very little gear!! Awkward placing in left hand crack, but amazing finish on jugs.
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Mike Elkin

Hidden - TR - 17/Aug/11

in 1 pitch.
samrad - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11 with james G

Haydn wimped out of the wall by traversing Devil's Wedge and then finished up the wall of Bob Martins. An excellent pitch in the end. The tree is almost as good as NCE.
DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 07/Aug/11 with Haydn Keith

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/11

In one pitch
Stig - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Chris

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11 with James Rees

2nd pitch
55pete55 - 2nd - 30/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/11

LakesWinter - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Jon

tomhull - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with jason keable, tom heaney

tom heaney - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with jayson keable, tom hull

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

twoplates - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with frith wood

greenroom - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Tom Swannick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

timmsy - Lead O/S - 2011

Danny Bags - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

esther - Lead - Sep/10

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Mark D

Mark D - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Laurence Everitt

lead pitch 1 - a route defining E grade climbing pitch 1 - overhanging and technical crack climb with just enough gear but pumpy to place pitch 2 - bold as anything but easy moves - need to be happy with 5/6m run out!!
Woodiee - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Ian Birtwistle

Tricky first section with good gear. Then easy climbing (vs?) but no gear. Exciting.
odox - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Karl Wood

joshen - 2nd - Jul/10

Easy to second, would not have enjoyed leading. Ticky first pitch and what seemed to me like a alarmingly run out second pitch.
Tom Baird - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Scott

ian d f - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Grace Chuchla

petegunn - AltLd - 27/May/10 with Matt Reeve

P1 only.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Andy and Ross

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

John Pickles - AltLd rpt - 13/May/10 with Zac Poulton

Great warm up route, not as low in the grade as guidebook suggests- some technical moves on first pitch and the second pitch is very bold and quite sustained climbing up an airy wall. Classic though!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Emily

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/10

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 12/Apr/10 with Nic Dill

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

scott gibson - 2010

Duncan D - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 13/Dec/09

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd rpt - 11/Oct/09 with George reah, Steven Murphy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/09

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Neil Mackay

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Paul Mainwood

Nice techy start to jugs which I just had to cut lose on :P. Second pitch is a very lakes and involves a tree, a slab and a bold juggy wall. Al went right when confronted with the wall I followed.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Big Al

beaumap - Lead - 2009

MarkDavies36 - 2009

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Georgianna

Great climb. Start is reasonably technical and i decided to do it. Turns out the top pitch is the crux even though it's 5a. Ian led this well.
Dave Warburton - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Big Ian

stimpey - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Pete

petegunn - Lead - 21/Sep/08 with Davina & Steve

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 20/Jul/08 with Phillippa ?

Hammy - 2nd - 02/Jul/08 with Danny Towers

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/08 with Alexander

P1 only. Tom backed off p2, and by that point I was shivering so we abbed back to our warm jackets. Lovely moves.
AJM - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Tom Stedall

martrin - 2nd - 13/Apr/08 with Colin Smith

fritz_in_aotearoa - 2008

red1200 - 2008

nickcj - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

peterp - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Mark

Led pitch 1
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 29/Apr/07 with David Jones

derico - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Mongo

Finished the second pitch up the corner on the left.
KarlH - 2nd - 14/Mar/07 with Rob Greenwood

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07

Also gibbered out on top pitch + escaped off to right.
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with douglas

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2007

Luke Brooks - AltLd - 09/Nov/06 with Rob Grant

Jibbed out on top pitch and finished off to the right.
jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/06 with dan middleton

John Kettle - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/06

ewen - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/06 with the kettle

ran both pitches together, 2 runners all together. good climbing scary getting the loose flake and reachy.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/06 with steve robinson

climbalive - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06 with Mark Johnston

Pete Graham - AltLd - 2006 with Ken Forsyth

jeffmcd56 - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Wez

BlueJohn - Lead - 20/Jul/05 with Mat Stoddart

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 11/May/05 with Marcus Harvey

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

smollett - Lead O/S - Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

ewen - AltLd O/S - 2005 with matt bee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/04

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jul/01

Hidden - 2001

Me pitch 2.
clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/00 with Mick

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/98

biggianthead - 29/Apr/94 with C

Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/90

JonG - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/89

Rich Kirby - 1989

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/88

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 16/Apr/88 with Nick Keekus

Hammy - 2nd - 01/Jun/86 with Nick ?

also did again july 03
David Smith - Lead - May/86

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 1986

Hammy - Lead - 07/Mar/84 with Penny Excel

sadams - Lead - 10/Sep/83 with Chris Thwaites

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/81

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Nov/77

soloed first pitch
USBRIT - Solo - 1959

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Voting
Total votes cast 68
hard E20 of 22
E20 of 22
easy E20 of 22
hard E18 of 22
E114 of 22
easy E10 of 22
hard HVS0 of 22
HVS0 of 22
easy HVS0 of 22
hard 5c0 of 22
5c0 of 22
easy 5c2 of 22
hard 5b12 of 22
5b8 of 22
easy 5b0 of 22
hard 5a0 of 22
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 165 (0.6%)
Lead68 of 165 (41.2%)
Followed28 of 165 (17.0%)
Toproped3 of 165 (1.8%)
Alt Leads43 of 165 (26.1%)
Unknown22 of 165 (13.3%)

'Climbed'80 of 165 (48.5%)
clean O/S75 of 165 (45.5%)
clean β2 of 165 (1.2%)
clean rpt5 of 165 (3.0%)
clean RP1 of 165 (0.6%)
dogged2 of 165 (1.2%)