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The polar express* 5+

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"Utilises Phils start ? to continue direct where ATL goes right ,4 bolts + twin Bolt lower-off. (http://slate.wetpaint.com/page/THE+SIDINGS+LEVEL) The third bolt of this route has no hanger, so nrware
Josie Ball(aged 10) 13/Oct/2007
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This climb is in 182 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14

dionhughes - Lead - 28/Mar/14 with DJ

Roger Kirke - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14 with Liam Day, mikespooner

Setting up top-rope for freshers
MikeStuart26 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/14

SAF - Lead - 10/Mar/14 with Mark

JimJam87 - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/14

FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14

ben.phillips - TR O/S - 13/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Sep/13

mikelaing - Lead - Sep/13 with Jon Ledger

mikelaing - Lead - Sep/13 with Jon Ledger

Bolt missing - used pre-placed sling to protect
DanTT - Lead β - 27/Aug/13 with Andy @ PYB (coach Andy)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13

Hidden - TR - 19/Aug/13

Joshthomas - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

littleluke - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

mfisher - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Matthew Breakell

matty123 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with fish

KitRabbette - 04/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/13

Pre placed a long sling on the penultimate bolt to reduce the run out due to the missing hanger
dnichols - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Lawrence Coghlan

danpyrs - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

andy tetsill - Lead - 01/Jun/13 with Shrewsbury MC

Hidden - TR - 14/May/13

Hidden - TR - 14/May/13

Hidden - TR - 14/May/13

Sol Armer - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

dakter - Lead O/S - May/13

tomdadom - Lead - 03/Apr/13 with Rhys

pftom - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Rosie Hawker

paul__in_sheffield - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Beanie

penny_pops25 - Lead O/S - Mar/13

BeckyS - TR - 25/Feb/13

Chris Manasseh - Lead - 24/Feb/13 with Anne Orde

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13

mky77 - 2nd - 21/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/13

Ows - Lead - 17/Jan/13

Danny_boulders - Lead - Jan/13 with Paul Norris

dale 42 - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/12 with clare loughin

weeclare86 - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/12 with Dale falgate

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/12 with Clare Wigley

3rd bolt hangar is missing and bolt is loose,
lithos - Lead - 25/Nov/12 with YAC

morgan91 - Lead - 27/Oct/12

rhys mence - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Sian Carter

Hidden - 13/Oct/12

3rd bolt missing. Ran it out.
partz - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Alex Wade

Rested trying to kick Matt in the face after they tied me off and left me hanging.
lydiagalloway - TR - 07/Oct/12

Alex Wade - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Matt Everett

neuromancer - TR O/S - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - TR - 22/Sep/12

Felt easier to me than some of the others so not sure why people are rating it harder?
lizzyb - TR O/S - 22/Sep/12

Cat Hamilton - TR O/S - 19/Sep/12

williap - Lead - 26/Aug/12 with josh robinson

tomdavenport - TR - 26/Aug/12 with Michael Gallimore

MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Tom davenport

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

Top hanger missing and both lower off bolts loose. Used lower off of mallard to top rope it.
emlynroberts - TR - 23/Jun/12 with Paul Emmett

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Danny Crump - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Martin Bagshaw

Martin Bagshaw - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Danny Crump

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Claire Duffield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

roberts1234567890 - Lead - 28/May/12 with Hanni

hanger on bolt before the lower off is missing. take care as a fall while clipping the lower off would take you to the ground.
stratandrew - TR O/S - 25/May/12 with Dave Wylie

greengrasss - 11/May/12 with Joe.Elliott1

Joe.Elliott1 - Lead - 11/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/12

no-e1 - 2nd - May/12 with sean harvey

jstringer - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/12 with Dan Hill, Jamie Williams

jdawg_85 - TR β - 14/Apr/12 with jstringer

starktoclimb - TR - Apr/12 with Joe.Elliott1

Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Milne - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with sarah.

jstringer - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/12 with Red Dragon

Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/12

mikelaing - Lead - Mar/12 with Canadian Group

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jan/12

Jones_88 - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

seanross - Lead - Nov/11 with Yong_Welsh

Luke Owens - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Mike Doyle

Third bolt is missing the hanger.
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 22/Oct/11 with Heather Rumble

Bolt missing, makes crux a bit scary. I hooked over a nut but I'm sure this wouldn't have done much.
heathergotrumbled - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with MS

mike_uk82 - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Timothy Graham Peck - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Charly

Mad Man in a Mini - Lead - 28/Sep/11 with Nic Bartlett

tiffanykate12 - Lead - 04/Sep/11

spidermonkey09 - TR O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Tiffany Stoneman

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/11

First climb on slate...
TimKnight - TR O/S - 01/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/11

tsjx - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

3rd bolt missing
dpiddock - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Tom Jones

whiting.jp - 2nd - 09/Jul/11 with jamesca

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11

Sardien - Lead O/S - 20/May/11 with Matthew Jaques

jstringer - Lead O/S - 18/May/11 with Red Dragon

fizzychewitt - Lead - 08/May/11 with Martin

robhorton - Lead - 01/May/11 with Sally, Dave Hunnisett

Theantoff - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Arul Umapathy

Kevster - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Luke Davies - Lead - 07/Mar/11

twem - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Sarah Bannister

Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Grace

Rjbm - 2nd - 2011 with Ben Ram

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

PWEI_fan - 2011

3rd bolt has gone, the tread is there but loose
emlynroberts - Lead - 07/Nov/10 with Emma Pebbles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Oct/10

twem - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Andy Harbach

Hidden - TR - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - TR - 30/Aug/10

Spinning bolt near the top, the actual bolt can also be spun un and out, i hand tightened whilst clipping not great
A Crook - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Dom Stockton

Ross.Cooper - TR O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Heidi Cooper

Hidden - TR - 16/Aug/10

miles155 - TR - 16/Aug/10

Renegade_Pony - Lead - 29/Jul/10 with barni

twem - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Stephen Paulger

Owain Edwards - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with Aerondt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/10

wirralclimber1984 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Rich Matthias

matthias13 - Lead - 22/Jun/10 with wirralclimber1984

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

RhedwrMynydd - Lead O/S - Jun/10

willson - Lead - 16/May/10 with Ali H

fizzychewitt - Lead - 16/May/10 with ChrisB

Ali H - Lead - 16/May/10 with Willson

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

Bolts on this aren't great, 3rd particularly poor with bolt at 45' and spinning hanger. Next not much better. Someone has scratched this warning into the rock (twice for some reason).
Moondance - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Gareth Pritchard - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Huw Cropper

Rhys_Alun - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Red Dragon

Simon Bostock - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

arunthomas - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with ripper

JWB - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Jon Gill

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with john beardmore

Laura-lou - Lead - 01/Apr/10 with Paul Shepherd

IainRUK - Lead - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 12/Mar/10

gailc - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/10 with Pete B

Chris Craggs - Lead - 11/Mar/10 with Sherri Davy

3rd bolt is well dodge
Noodles - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Ben Cook

Hidden - Lead - 08/Mar/10

scrat - Lead - 24/Feb/10

jogwen - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with p walker, Stephen Paulger, Rhys Alun Williams

Hidden - TR O/S - 13/Feb/10

highfivekrissy - TR - Feb/10

Simon Rogers - Lead - 2010

simozzer - Lead - 12/Dec/09 with Cass

Crux (3rd) bolt pulls in and out.
Joss - 2nd O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Daz Haycock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09

dodgy 3rd bolt
adam06 - Lead - 26/Oct/09 with chris carr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 21/Feb/09

Hjort - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Owen Tweedie

daddy day care - Lead - 2009

Rob Evans - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/08

@ndy - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with calder

gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/08 with Mirka Slavska

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/08

Hidden - Lead - Mar/08

Siany - Feb/08 with Rob Shepherd

Hidden - Lead - 2008

emlynroberts - Lead - 2008 with Si, Serinde, Shovye or Polly

Keith Jones - AltLd - 10/Dec/07 with David

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/07 with Celyn and James

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Total votes cast 28
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easy 6a5 of 16
hard 5+5 of 16
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easy 50 of 16
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Style of ascent

Lead133 of 182 (73.1%)
Followed14 of 182 (7.7%)
Toproped26 of 182 (14.3%)
Alt Leads2 of 182 (1.1%)
Unknown7 of 182 (3.8%)

'Climbed'86 of 182 (47.3%)
clean O/S92 of 182 (50.5%)
clean β2 of 182 (1.1%)
clean rpt2 of 182 (1.1%)