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The Clockwork Fingerflake E1 5b

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An alternate start to Gandalf, taking the undercut flake to the right. It joins Gandalf at the base of the groove.
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This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

It felt awkward rejoining gandalf, take micros.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with David Bradbrook

bpmclimb - Lead β - 19/Jun/14 with Clare

Klara - 2nd dog - 05/May/14

davidclare - Lead - 05/May/14 with Klara Marsikova

lazzaw - TR dog - 30/Jun/13 with Jonathan Cook

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Debbie

Gibbo - Lead dnf - 19/May/13 with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison

Rest near middle somewhere. Horrible climbing
jon_ridley - Lead dog - 06/Apr/13 with Ollie, Geoff Pyatt

slightly wet, so seemed quite hard, just about made it. strenuous.
pheotleyr - TR O/S - 30/Jan/13 with Ben

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 2013

Backed off in '09 because of wet holds. Good route.
BeccaSnowden - Lead RP - 07/Oct/12 with Tom

Super safe this time, guess I just couldn't place gear back then!
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 07/Oct/12 with Becca

Had just seconded Gandalf so not true onsight. Steep moves up flake then delicate move to gain the good foothold on Gandalf. Worth a star
clams - Lead - Oct/12 with Chaz

Bates - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with ollie

I know how to do it now!
bpmclimb - TR β - 16/Jan/12 with Shunt

Went a little slowly trying to make the most of the limited good gear options. So felt quite pumped. Great route, shame the top is a tad loose.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Martin Stanfield

Fantastic effort from Rob
Stanley - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Cragking

grp - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with jon_ridley

jon_ridley - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/11 with Geoff Pyatt

Losing the light, difficult to see footholds, faced with a hard crux move above not great runners. Backed off; will return in full daylight.
bpmclimb - Lead dnf - 07/Nov/10 with Clare

TDembrey - Lead dog - 10/Oct/10 with Rob

dale1968 - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/10 with Tom

TommityP - Lead dog - 09/Jul/10 with merriottmm

ruaidh - Lead dnf - 30/May/10 with Ben

Fell from top of flake. Ended up near slab. Totally mashed my finger when it ripped off the edge it was holding. blood everywhere. I'll be back to get this one, lovely route!
joeurwin - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/10 with James Hunt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Feb/09

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/09 with CarolineH

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Dave

Belayed by my 9 year old Son Ollie. A bit damp in the flake.
KRB - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/08

deklan - Lead dog - Oct/08 with paul

paul1234 - 2nd - Oct/08 with Dec

Made a real hash of the first (hard section), then bottled it when it got to the easy section (where it joins Gandalf)
groovy_nut - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/08 with Dave

Bob Loblaw - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Tom Ball

Tried this on lead - my nearest gear fell out at the top of the flakes and I froze, ended up a couple of feet off the deck (landed on the slab). Seconded it clean, really nice moves.
thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/08 with Toby, Matt

Hidden - TR dog - 10/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/08

Hidden - 2001

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Hidden, pheotleyr, joeurwin, James Moyle

Total votes cast 32
hard E20 of 11
E20 of 11
easy E21 of 11
hard E15 of 11
E13 of 11
easy E12 of 11
hard HVS0 of 11
HVS0 of 11
easy HVS0 of 11
hard 5c0 of 11
5c0 of 11
easy 5c1 of 11
hard 5b0 of 11
5b9 of 11
easy 5b1 of 11
hard 5a0 of 11
5a0 of 11
easy 5a0 of 11
3 Stars0 of 10
2 Stars2 of 10
1 Star6 of 10
0 Stars2 of 10
Bag of .....0 of 10
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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 38 (63.2%)
Followed9 of 38 (23.7%)
Toproped4 of 38 (10.5%)
Unknown1 of 38 (2.6%)

'Climbed'4 of 38 (10.5%)
clean O/S12 of 38 (31.6%)
clean β3 of 38 (7.9%)
clean rpt3 of 38 (7.9%)
clean RP2 of 38 (5.3%)
dogged9 of 38 (23.7%)
dnf5 of 38 (13.2%)