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Gibbon's Gambol* E2 5c

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[Corby's Crag Ken's Caper and Gibbon's Gambol, 3 kb]12m. Well named! Reach the right-hand end of the flake in the roof and ape left along it until it is possible to grope round the lip with difficulty. Finish easily up the slab. A Direct Start with no change in grade but it misses out most of the simian antics. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 25 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Simnel - TR dnf - 10/Jun/14 with Darran, Ian, Graham Bray

Darboak42 - TR O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Simnel

IanHope - TR dog - 10/Jun/14 with Darren

Absolutely nails fo rth egrade. Felt 6b and potentially E4 due to the state of the flake to me.
wolverine - Lead dog - 26/May/13 with dan parkes

Cleared the lip but couldnt find the higher holds, took 2 big falls onto the cams in the break. Felt tough for E2.
Lunar25 - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/13 with Greg

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Sep/12

TomAnderson11 - TR dog - 25/Jun/11 with Kayleigh Thompson

aleckirby - TR dog - 25/Jun/11

NiccyMac - 2nd - 12/Jun/11

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

samfayers - TR dnf - 01/Jun/11 with pete, sars

Hidden crimps. Needs cleaning. Hard.
odox - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/10 with Rob Clark

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Jul/10

Hard, lichen on slab makes for interesting move once round the overhang. Bricked it, great route!
yarbles - Lead - 22/Jun/10

Mark suggested we try this, no idea why??
kitP - TR dnf - 06/Feb/10 with Mark, Andy

scott gibson - 2010

Hard ape like climb strong arms needed
mantle87 - Lead β - 24/Aug/09

Pretty horrible style - tried to lead, hung lots, then set up top roped and dogged it some more! Top slab needs a good clean and seems tough for E2....
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 22/Mar/09 with Duncan and Steve

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Oct/08

Hidden - TR O/S - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/98

akamini - TR - Apr/95

Lying horizontally along the crack under the roof with a knee lock is quite relaxing - suddenly finding yourself on the slab above in a westerly gale has the opposite effect. No gear from now on, just delicate, smeary climbing. 3*** as far as I am concerned.
allmag - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/89

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1974 with Will Walker

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Total votes cast 15
hard E30 of 6
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easy E32 of 6
hard E22 of 6
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Style of ascent

Lead11 of 25 (44.0%)
Followed2 of 25 (8.0%)
Toproped10 of 25 (40.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 25 (4.0%)
Unknown1 of 25 (4.0%)

'Climbed'5 of 25 (20.0%)
clean O/S5 of 25 (20.0%)
clean β1 of 25 (4.0%)
dogged7 of 25 (28.0%)
dnf7 of 25 (28.0%)