South Groove* E1 5c
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Luke set out to do West Wing but bailed left to finish South Groove. Found it very tricky, but did it cleanly. Would have not enjoyed being on the sharp end for this one...
manbat - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/15 with Luke Randall

Decked twice the fist time the cam failed when falling on it, heard down the slope at speed with Joe in his attempt to stop me, the boys then replaced the cam for me and it failed for the second time while I was resting on it, far nicer fall to the ground, got in a good green cam after that but I wasn't feeling it and therefore backed off. There goes my short streak of leading e1
Wendy Watthews - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/15 with Luke, joe c

Listy35 - TR RP - 31/Mar/15 with Nico Jones

Done by default as part of West Wing. Spicy, balanced and way harder than it looks
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/15 with Luke Gorman

howlers - 2nd - 15/Apr/14

gowla - Lead - 15/Apr/14 with Andy

whiteexplorer - TR O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Dave Piper

Hardest bit is the first couple of moves, which took me a couple of attempts with cold hands
neilstubbs - Lead rpt - 23/Nov/13 with Carl Godfrey

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Mike

Joe led west wing but i chickened out from doing the E2 upper part and climbed up to him on the E1 south grove route
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with joe

Hidden - TR dog - 31/May/13

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 11/May/13 with Natalie

aljezurusrf08 - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Willow

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

The most innocuous looking E1 ever? One tricky move, but not too bad, maybe 5b (says he who didn't lead it :) Paul led.
Tom Last - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Heather Ohly, Paul Abram

flyinfrenchy - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Matt Bradberry

mbradberry2008 - 2nd rpt - 25/May/12 with Alex French

gingerking - Lead rpt - May/12 with Tom Simpson

Hidden - TR dnf - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/12

Done by default as part of west wing, and im not doing it again to tick this separately. :)
arandall - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews

Alex the Alex - 2nd - Mar/12

owillmot - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Feb/12

gingerking - Lead O/S - Feb/12 with Hadley

Dave Heaton - Lead - 20/Jan/12 with James Forbes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Roy Thomas

Over-rated, although the top section was more enjoyable
riddle - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/11

leerybunny - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Stan

Hidden - TR O/S - 06/Jun/11

Bottled out of west wing finish after taking huge whipper. Finished up the groove. Hard 5c
gb83 - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/11 with masa

DOVEY - 2nd - 21/Apr/11 with Corlos

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Apr/11

Jez - 2nd β - 21/Apr/11 with NJSharp

Master Chief - TR rpt - 17/Apr/11 with Moe

carlgodfrey - Lead RP - 12/Apr/11

Chris got into an absurd position on the mantleshelf which left him in such fits of uncontrolled laughter he couldn't hold on any more. Martin was equally troubled by the mantelshelf but at least proved he had actually done some of the washing-up this week as his Fairy-soft fingers were ripped by the granite and he trailed a river of blood up the whole climb
KRB - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/10 with Chris & Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Dan

JerryD - 2010

jenjen - 2010

Gear popped, an hit the deck on the crux move, if you've never climbed 5c wouldn't pick this as your first to onsight. Mainly my fault bad gear placement.
redshapedfriday - Lead dnf - 2010

Interesting and varied
nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 28/Dec/09 with Long haired Dave, Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - Lead rpt - Dec/09

not 5c but certainly E1
joese7en - 2nd - 15/Nov/09 with don jebus

Don Jebus - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Joe Gomery

gg4419 - 2nd O/S - Oct/09

1 fall early on, otherwise on sight. first e1
mbradberry2008 - Lead dog - 20/Sep/09 with Alex Sanders-Page

1651SP - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with Matt Bradberry

One of the most deceptive climbs I have seen from the ground. It looks like a Vdiff! After a struggle to gain the initial mantleshelf you realise it is a more serious proposition. Excellent moves on rounded rock that resemble gritstone up a corner. More gear than one would expect. Fantastic.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 21/Aug/09 with Claire Smart

petegruf - Lead dog - 17/Jul/09 with bridget c

Second E1. Excellent route. Thoroughly enjoyable, technical climbing with no real handlholds as such! More gear than I thought there would be.
andybenham - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with jeremy dugan

Master Chief - TR rpt - 01/Dec/08 with Nick

Rusty2406 - TR O/S - 01/Dec/08 with Master Chief

sten - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Amy Gustin

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/08 with Clare

mschmude - Apr/08

Master Chief - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/08 with Jeremy

Master Chief - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/08 with Moe

Master Chief - Lead RP - 07/Mar/08 with Jeremy

Master Chief - TR O/S - 04/Mar/08 with Jeremy

leerybunny - 2nd dog - 26/Jan/08 with Tim Wilkinson

Tim W - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Oli Warren

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07

MikeT - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with MO

pmoody - TR β - 16/Mar/07 with Jason Roe

maybe_si - Lead - 11/Mar/07 with jez

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/05

Thin and bold but not for long.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 05/May/03 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/03

Hidden - TR - 27/Feb/03

tradguy - 2nd - 22/Apr/99 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - Lead - 22/Apr/99 with paul highams

crater - TR - 06/Sep/95

Missed a great gear placement just by the crux, apparently. Excellent route requiring brains rather than brawn.
Charles Arthur - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/95 with Steve Gould of LMC

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