Rockfax Description
10m. A classic test-piece, the wide awkward exit stops many attempts dead in their tracks. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Ultimate E2 ticklist, WideBoyz Crack School.

Hidden 13/May Lead O/S
OLGrady 08/May Lead G/U

Excellent climb well protected, a lot steeper than it looks and the crack just after the flake ends is an awkward size. messed about with to much gear could have done with three largest dragon cams.

with P Arty
Hidden 05/May Lead dog
Hugobristol 03/Apr Lead G/U

Never had to try so hard for an E2! What a route though..

with munro
Hidden ??/2016 -
Tom McCabe 24/Oct/15 Lead O/S

haha fistjams. Maybe size dependant, didn't feel too technical. Initial holds feel impossibly thin.

JRJones 24/Oct/15 2nd dnf

Tom cruised up, i still have the scars on my thumbs from this

Mark1800 10/Oct/15 Lead G/U

rested once, lowered down and tried it again, fell that time. Lowered down and danny tried it, then got it on the third go but all the gear was in-situ by then

nickb1 04/Oct/15 Lead dnf
mishabruml 13/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Surprised myself on the lead attempt and got quite far up before fall #1 of many. Was really good mentally to take my first proper lead whips onto gear, felt very safe bouncing around. Didn't manage the top out on the lead though, was truly boxed after a while.

j_nelson 13/Sep/15 2nd
PeteWilson 25/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Hayden, josh, Pete B, Andi T
08nbrierley 07/Aug/15 Lead dog

already had some gear in after Jamie gave up on it. Fell and rested A LOT

with jamie
Hidden 07/Aug/15 2nd dog
Hugh Simons 01/Aug/15 Lead RP

Took a few falls on this one, including a whipper from basically the top on my first headpoint attempt which resulted in a soft ground fall! Bomber gear to fall on though. Trust the jam...

AlbieWat 26/Jul/15 Lead dog
with Mark Riley
ClimbingGlen 27/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Anna
IggyGoesPop 08/Jun/15 TR dog

Hard.... Tried to lead fell off pretty early up the jams

EBailey 07/Jun/15 Lead β
Victor Ivanov 07/Jun/15 TR dog

Not today ...

with Magda Marecková
mishabruml 07/Jun/15 2nd dog

Got to the last move on the flash attempt and fell out going for the left hand dimpley top out hold. So pissed I blew the flash I just had to powerscream up my second attempt up and over. Quality!

jev 30/May/15 Lead rpt
with Dave
Hidden 30/May/15 2nd dog
HaddRoots 25/May/15 Lead G/U

Took several tries and some big falls but got it eventually, amazing route

with Diarmid, AGilmour
AGilmour 25/May/15 2nd dog

Just too hard - couple of tries to get up it! Struggled to retrieve stuck hex.

potnoodle13 18/Apr/15 Lead dnf
beagle-ears 18/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
andrew sandercock 05/Apr/15 2nd rpt

Happy to second it clean after having not climbed for a while. The lead still seems rather intimidating though!

Hidden ??/2015 -
HVSJames ??/2015 Lead dnf

hit the deck after dropping a cam and another pooping on me. Pretty awesome really

with Michael Jenkins
Hidden ??/2015 TR
nigel pearson 09/Nov/14 Lead dog

really hard. Need to improve my overhanging baggy hand/fist jamming technique.

with Robin
robertmctague 12/Oct/14 Lead
with Sam
Andrew Nelson 10/Oct/14 -
marshallb93 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
AxelC 28/Sep/14 2nd dog
Sam Parker 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt

2nd go

with EUMC
Victor Ivanov 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Pumpy, but fairly easy and straightforward, especially if seconding. Lovely jamming! A crash mat just in case would be a good thing to consider.

klipkabouter 02/Sep/14 Lead dnf
with Johan Gausden
D.Russell 30/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Adam
David Stevens 09/Aug/14 2nd dog
with David Crofts
Craig Holden 05/Aug/14 Lead rpt


Madden 23/Jul/14 2nd dog

Gah! Basically udged up it one move at a time after the half way point!

with Gabe Oliver
Tim Rodgers 09/Jul/14 2nd dog
with Chris Down
Macleod 06/Jul/14 Lead RP
with kit, Mehmet, alex, dominic
jev 29/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Witold
Hidden 25/Jun/14 Lead dnf
Richard Fletcher 18/Jun/14 Lead dog

a few falls from the top. next time clean !!!

Michael Haywood 27/May/14 TR

Struggled a bit...

with George Miligan
peterhubbard 25/May/14 Lead dog
with Conrad
stugreen75 10/Mar/14 2nd dog

Can't jam for toffee which didn't help. Easy then nails for a while. Have to come back to this one.

with dominic jeff
colin8ll 17/Nov/13 Lead dnf

Got totally shut down! One to aim for.

with Gemma
Hidden 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S
kyaizawa 05/Oct/13 Lead RP

Blew the onsight, so worked the moves to the top. Pulled the ropes, then lead clean on the preplaced gear. Very hard to onsight, as hand/fist jams only fitted a few places in the crack.

with James Thompson, Sarah Acheson
Craig Holden 22/Sep/13 Lead dog

At least I got to the top this time. Next time hopefully clean!

btalbot 31/Aug/13 TR
annak 25/Aug/13 2nd dog
with Ian Rickerby
richiebongo 20/Aug/13 Lead β

Will did it first then abbed down and stripped it. Tough for the grade.

with emily, will roper, topher
salix 20/Aug/13 Lead RP

Fell off first go, left gear in and rope clipped and made it to the top. Got to lead it for real now.

with Rich
yarbles 10/Aug/13 Lead dog
with Jo
Blackthorn 10/Aug/13 2nd
with Ollie
ewan i 30/Jun/13 2nd dog
with mark duggan
Mark D 30/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Ewan Irvine
danimal88 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S


with Mike Met office
Dom Cordner 31/May/13 Lead dnf
with Sam Wimpenny
Richard Fletcher 22/May/13 Lead dnf
y2keable 13/Apr/13 Lead dnf
salix 09/Jan/13 Lead dnf
with Topher
al99 04/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Joe Spoor
Matt Harle 21/Oct/12 Lead
jev 07/Oct/12 Lead dog
with Ruslan, HWUMC
jev 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Ruslan, HWUMC
Peter Reynolds 30/Sep/12 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Sep/12 2nd dnf
Craig Holden 29/Sep/12 Lead dnf
with Tim schutz
Matt Harle 28/Sep/12 2nd
williamsd79 18/Aug/12 Lead dog

Great route, peeled off on the top out and met my belayer at the bottom! Got it 2nd time round, a great route. High in the grade, 6a maybe??

mwatson 07/Jul/12 Lead dnf

wet at top

barni 29/Jun/12 Lead rpt
ushi 04/Jun/12 2nd dog
with Andy Marshall
tomB 02/Jun/12 Lead rpt
tlmarjot 02/Jun/12 Lead dog
with Tom Baker
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Adrianw 22/May/12 2nd dnf
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead dnf
robertmichaeladams 31/Mar/12 Lead


with Sam
radioshed 18/Mar/12 Lead dog

got too tired on first attempt, will be back!

barni 05/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tapper
Matt Harle 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Paul Tanner ??/2012 2nd dog

so painful

Hidden 30/Oct/11 AltLd dog
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
LisaA 22/Oct/11 Lead dog
with Tara
Hidden 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Bill Lawrence 22/Oct/11 Lead dnf

i suck at jamming.

with Harry
JamieSparkes 01/Oct/11 Lead β

got this first attempt this time round, having tried it on the EUMC trip two years previously. :)

llamaglama 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Jam
petegunn 25/Sep/11 Lead

Sooo close. One fall, bugger!

with Tom, Davina
Hidden 25/Sep/11 2nd dog
Two Cams Tom 25/Sep/11 2nd dnf
JLS 24/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Went about as well as expected. Not very.

with Jacqui
quiffhanger 24/Sep/11 Lead dog

Need more crack practice. Tried it twice and still failed.

Hidden 18/Sep/11 Lead dnf
rgd1977 11/Sep/11 TR dog
beckybray1 11/Sep/11 TR dog
Hidden 04/Sep/11 2nd
GraMc 04/Sep/11 Lead dog

freaking amazing!, had to take a rest midway up the crack after trying unsuccesfully hand jam, switched to arm bars and lay backing and got it fairly smooth, top out was class i love slopers!

AmyG 20/Aug/11 2nd dog
Liam Ingram 29/Jul/11 2nd dog

As brutal as expected. Laybacking seemed easier than trying to jam.

Fergus Cuthill 29/Jul/11 Lead dog
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Went pretty steadily. Employed some extremely old skool jamming tactics and chucked some heavy metalware in.... Tenuous at the top!

RossT 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Alan, Chris
oliverk 26/Jun/11 2nd dog
with Dan, Ian
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd
Ian Jones 26/Jun/11 Lead dog

Gruesome. Cams get in the way of the arms. With small hands feels at least E4.

with Major Martin Stephens, Dan Whaley, Oliver Kenyon
ianjfsutcliffe 24/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Nails. I'll be back.

with Drew
James Rolf 20/Jun/11 2nd dog
with Jordan Phethean, Matthew Keeves
Hidden 20/Jun/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
mikecollins 29/May/11 Lead O/S
gforce 28/May/11 Lead rpt

Not sure if I had done this without a rest before. A good battle today. Slowly getting better at jamming.

with James
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead G/U
robertmichaeladams 03/Apr/11 Lead dnf

stupid top bit, ace route

wence 03/Apr/11 Lead dnf


with Rob
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead dnf
sneaks 23/Mar/11 Lead dnf

dont know why i though id get it today after no training but jumped on anyway only to be spat off, fuck you overhanging crack, you cunt.

with janey
mr_nsglover ?/Mar/11 Lead dog
Dr Toph 27/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Seb
Lasma 27/Feb/11 TR dog
with Seb, Dr Toph
backpack ??/2011 -
Dave Warburton 24/Oct/10 Lead dog

Happy with performance with foyked tendons. Found start nails with only one good hand (rest). Then jammed fine but couldn't use the sidepull in the top of the crack due to hand (Fall). Got it (Jams up ascent!) from top of the holds avoiding the painful hold pulling start on the tendons! More straightfoward than i thought it would be. Bon - i'll do it again next year.

with KP, DK
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead dnf
jonny taylor 13/Oct/10 2nd dog


with Mike
Alex Winter 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf


with M. Gibbings
squidgebob 05/Sep/10 Lead dnf
with John BM
jev 08/Jul/10 Lead dog
with HWUMC
Dr Toph 03/Jul/10 Lead RP

Nice to come back and get it clean (dryness helped too).

with Ally Hill
zoeduffin 24/Jun/10 2nd
PeteH 20/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Up-and-downclimbed a few times to put in gear/scope out holds, then went for it, but after falling from the top-out arms were too sore to have another go! Very hard to onsight, I'd have thought.

hawkins321 03/Jun/10 Lead dnf

great start, but fell off from the last move, gear ripped and i broke my back! can't wait till i can get back on it and finish it off! gutted i lost the onsight!

schultz 18/May/10 Lead RP
with Andy Mitchell
clarky 15/May/10 Lead dnf
Woodiee 15/May/10 2nd dog
sebrider 17/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Spat off the final moves!

y2keable 16/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead dnf
y2keable 09/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Stonking fall, cam popped out.

gypsy3006 ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Oct/09 Lead
TomKingston 04/Oct/09 Lead
jamestheyip 04/Oct/09 Lead dog
with Alejandro Garcia
dj_brigham05 04/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead RP
JamieSparkes 04/Oct/09 Lead dog
rclarke 04/Oct/09 Lead dnf
with tom, Dave Brigham
squidgebob 04/Oct/09 Lead dog
with jamie
Mike_Hayes 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Len Cole
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead β
stuaart 02/Aug/09 2nd

Don't think you can really call my attempt at seconding `climbing'.

with Neil Redgrave
Harry Thorpe 17/May/09 2nd dog

Bloody hard!

with Kieran
Pete Graham ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
malx ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 24/Jan/09 2nd
tom rookes ??/2009 Lead
with nick stewart
andrew sandercock 28/Dec/08 Lead dnf

we all had a bash, none finished, got into the crack to the bit where it goes squiggly but no luck. a project for the future for sure!

with stu and chris
clive-greenwood 29/Aug/08 Lead dnf

Mike placed the gear on his attempt, I then followed to attempt a top out.

MikeLeeds 29/Aug/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 28/Jun/08 -
cem 10/May/08 2nd
with Ian Frith
tom rookes 01/Apr/08 TR
with nick stewart
Hidden 16/Mar/08 2nd dog
petegunn 16/Mar/08 Lead
with Davina
mattyork2 24/Feb/08 Lead RP
mikekeswick ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with gill
Hidden ?/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
petegunn ??/2008 Lead
CBA ??/2008 -
CBA ??/2008 -
mikekeswick 03/Nov/07 TR RP

great route,fantastic moves up the crack to a gritesque finish

with gill
jazzyjackson 22/Sep/07 Lead dnf

pumped and slumped. classic route. A v hard onsight. I'll be back. A great project.

with Ally
AlistairB 20/Jul/07 TR dog
with Rory
akhughes 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Woodiee ??/2007 Lead dnf
with mike
Brown 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Unknown
shark 13/Nov/05 Lead RP
with Mark Hundleby
Hidden 15/Nov/03 Lead dnf
Ryan Clancy ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Ben McRae
Russell Lovett 24/Oct/00 Lead G/U

Fell from crux once, lowerd to the ground pulled ropes through and climbed again clean from ground.

whispering nic ?/Oct/99 2nd
with Al Reid
Roget 08/Sep/98 Lead rpt
sadams ?/Feb/98 Lead
with John Boyle
David Ballantyne ??/1998 2nd dnf
with Andy Watmough
John Pickles ??/1998 Lead β
William Robertson ??/1994 Lead O/S

Helluva struggle. E3/4 surely.

with Emily
Dave Musgrove Jnr 23/May/93 Lead O/S

Won a pint off Jon for the O.S. well deserved!

with Jon Sykes
kato'sdad ??/1992 TR
with Bear Sports
NickJH ?/Aug/91 2nd dog
with I Smith
andybirtwistle 01/May/90 Lead
Dave Musgrove 27/Aug/89 Lead
with Keith Bostrum
allmag 16/Jan/88 Lead

I was stuck in the off-width, off-angle upper crux, in a very undignified position when John Earl, the first ascentionist, arrived with the cream of the NMC! "Your shite, yea" commented Bob Smith (from him this counts as praise!)

Hidden ?/Oct/87 -
Steve Crowe 12/Apr/87 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 07/Jun/81 2nd
with Pete Botterill
Hidden ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
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