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(Strongarm - pre-rockfall)** E3 6a

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Prior to the removal of the flake in August 2014. This provided high siderunners for the crux to make it an easier and safer climb. Now defunct.
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - TR - Aug/13

Nice climb. The layback is strenuous.
stugreen75 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/12 with dominic jeff

x2 :(
Denpov - TR dnf - 12/Jun/12

GOod solid lead by Will. Direct finish
Dr Toph - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/12 with Will

First E3. Fell off crux one of 2 cams blew, went back to ground and back up sorting gear and carrying on. V pumped at top.
salix - Lead dog - 15/Mar/12 with Topher

2
Denpov - TR dnf - 06/Mar/12

Harry Holmes - Lead dnf - 29/Feb/12 with Joanna

self belay - failed
Denpov - TR dnf - 14/Oct/11

worked out the crux, now need to climb complete.
Denpov - TR dnf - 11/Oct/11

andyinglis - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Neil Adams

Barn doored and blew my onsight! Lowered off and tried again. Got it second time with my nuggin engaged, what a cool move :)
sebrider - Lead RP - 25/Jul/11 with R. Rider

will leave this route for the future. Cant get the crux.
Denpov - TR dnf - 17/May/11

Toprope self belay. Couldn't get crux but will be back to work at it.
Denpov - TR dnf - 10/May/11

jameshiggins - 2nd O/S - 07/May/11 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - Lead rpt - 07/May/11 with Jim Higgins

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/11

Peter Rhodes - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/11 with Gemma Gwynne-Stevenson

Sam the Butcher - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with andy latta

New (?) direct finish - once you reach the top of the second crack, reach right to a side-pull and high step. Go straight up this line to reach the borehole, and lunge for the top. Recommended! Keeps the climbing going with a bit more 6a rather than exiting the easy way. Maybe E46a.
Dr Toph - Lead rpt - 24/May/10 with Davide

Nice wee move left to the other crack, very pleasing.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Davide

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with mal_meech

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/09

Nice route not as tough as cyked it up to be, got to stop doing that. Fell of the crux, a hard move requiring a hell of a lot of body tension, got it all-right second go. Tough crux but all right climbing before and after. Ground up.
andymoin - Lead - 15/Sep/08 with Warren

great wee route, some nice moves into the ramp and onwards.good lead by Ali the Flashman C.
SeanB - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/08 with ali

akhughes - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Greg B

mgeek - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tony Stone

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 01/May/93 with Norman Armstrong

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JamieSparkes, Hidden, Ian Jones

Voting
Total votes cast 38
hard E40 of 14
E40 of 14
easy E40 of 14
hard E30 of 14
E310 of 14
easy E32 of 14
hard E22 of 14
E20 of 14
easy E20 of 14
hard 6b0 of 13
6b0 of 13
easy 6b0 of 13
hard 6a3 of 13
6a6 of 13
easy 6a3 of 13
hard 5c0 of 13
5c1 of 13
easy 5c0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 11
2 Stars8 of 11
1 Star3 of 11
0 Stars0 of 11
Bag of .....0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead15 of 29 (51.7%)
Followed6 of 29 (20.7%)
Toproped7 of 29 (24.1%)
Unknown1 of 29 (3.4%)

'Climbed'5 of 29 (17.2%)
clean O/S10 of 29 (34.5%)
clean β1 of 29 (3.4%)
clean rpt4 of 29 (13.8%)
clean RP1 of 29 (3.4%)
dogged1 of 29 (3.4%)
dnf7 of 29 (24.1%)