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Photo Finish* E1 5b

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10m. Climb The Corner then step right and climb the slab rightwards to a jug. Pull up to the overhang, traverse right and finish up the short face of the rocking block. © ROCKFAX
FA. Terry Hirst 1979
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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Laura D

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/13

Fragmod - Lead - 08/Aug/13

didnt realise there was an easy finish on the front arete of top block, much nicer this way, had previously backed off the pocketed overhang, bold but easy moves throughout
dr_botnik - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/13 with deacon

Fine, after committing it all comes to hand.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Tom Stapleton

Didn't have a guidebook to check the route so ended up doing a variation. Started on 'The Corner' until the niche. At 'The Niche' used the arete and holds on the face to rock up at the crux. I believe I ended up too high which made the traverse easier.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Andrew Deacon

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Darren Pallett

jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/13 with john ripley

escaped off top as very sloping finish
dr_botnik - Lead dnf - 06/Apr/13 with Phil Taylor

fucked if i could work it out
the power - 2nd dnf - 06/Apr/13 with rob

Declined the sloping mantelshelf at the end shown in the BMC guide. Need to go back and try again.
SteveM - Lead - 05/Jan/13 with Rachael, Kat

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/13

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Rachel S, SteveM

bclifton - Lead - 2013

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12

jwpil - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/12 with Deacon

Weird route really with a weak line. Going right from the niche was much easier than expected but finishing direct over the rocking block past the 2 pockets is not possible at 5b so I traversed right just around the arete to finish which I think is in keeping with the grade of the rest of the route
martroberts - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Apr/12

Ed F - Lead β - 30/Oct/11

Got as far as the crux, but couldn't make it past
kd316 - 2nd dnf - 30/Oct/11

Really nice delicate technical climbing
tgeh - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Freshers

Chris Hind - Lead - Oct/11

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/11 with Trevor

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Dave Sargent

A great route, good gear before the crux & a jug after.
pastep - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Darren W

dazwan - 27/Mar/11 with Paul Stephenson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10

jshields - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Ed James

petellis - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Cleric James Koran

Couple of stiff moves
jkarran - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/10 with reapey

reapey - 2nd - 19/Mar/10 with phil

john lynch - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with fred prall, Lewis Andrew

very nice climbing if not a little green at the start, went much easier than i thought, i must've improved over winter
Bill Lawrence - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with andy lawrence

Did a slight variation - tricky direct start up the arete, foot traverse right along the lip of the overlap on the slab and finish up the right hand side of the rocking block (don't think this one actually rocks though?). The traverse reminded me of Incursion.
Misha - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09

fell from the rib onto slab twisting ankle - bugger. hard balancy finish
lithos - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/09 with pete mcdonald

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/09

SGD - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08

petellis - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/08 with Jim

GrantB - Lead - 13/Aug/08 with beefcake

towdman - Lead RP - 23/Jul/08 with Graham Armitage

Graham Armitage - 2nd - 23/Jul/08 with towdman

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 01/May/08 with Steve Aherne

Jethro - TR - Jan/08 with Adam Lindley

John Kettle - 12/Aug/07

Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07 with Gareth Wooffindin

Confusing variations between different guides. I actually went up Slab and Corner (HS 4a) to the arete, then right and up (Photo Finish) across the slab to finish up the rightmost arete of the rocking block.
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Adam Carless

starting up the arete, as rockfax suggests, rather than up the slab, as BM&B suggests. Bit of a weak route, one hard move of the floor and another above the gear, the rest is a bit of a disappointment.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Nick Smith - UKC

Sort of 'unsuspecting' seriousness up the arete to solid & plentiful gear. Central section was pleasant and cruised the block (on it's side rather than front mind you?)
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/06

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/06 with Pat

Chickened out at the top and climbed the rocking block via a couple of pockets.
MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06 with Andy

colin milton - 2nd - 06/Jul/06 with fenclimb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/06

cem - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Graham Dolman

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/05

i liked the moved across the slab on this not bad too windy too do the top bit couldnt see how it wud go at 5b
Alex Mason - Lead - Mar/05 with tony holdsworth

Iggy_B - Lead O/S - 2005 with Pete H

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2nd dnf - May/04

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/May/02

NeilManley - Lead - 2002

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/00

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/89

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jan/89

Tom V - 1980

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Voting
Total votes cast 63
hard E20 of 22
E20 of 22
easy E26 of 22
hard E12 of 22
E113 of 22
easy E11 of 22
hard HVS0 of 22
HVS0 of 22
easy HVS0 of 22
hard 5c0 of 23
5c0 of 23
easy 5c10 of 23
hard 5b3 of 23
5b10 of 23
easy 5b0 of 23
hard 5a0 of 23
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easy 5a0 of 23
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 70 (1.4%)
Lead49 of 70 (70.0%)
Followed14 of 70 (20.0%)
Toproped1 of 70 (1.4%)
Unknown5 of 70 (7.1%)

'Climbed'22 of 70 (31.4%)
clean O/S38 of 70 (54.3%)
clean β1 of 70 (1.4%)
clean rpt1 of 70 (1.4%)
clean RP1 of 70 (1.4%)
dogged2 of 70 (2.9%)
dnf5 of 70 (7.1%)