Serrated Edge* E1 5b
[A cheeky top-rope of Serrated Edge, E1 5b, Wharncliffe, 2 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
The right-hand arete can be followed throughout. It is too close to Himmelswillen in its central section (runners but no holds allowed) but features good climbing with a worrying finale. High in the grade. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 1981

Photo: A cheeky top-rope of Serrated Edge, E1 5b, Wharncliffe © drcorbasisgod
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Very hot and sweaty evening. Didn't really fancy the upper section so scooted of the side at half height. Should go back and do properly.
JasonK - Lead - 11/Jun/15 with stevelismore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/15

It felt like e2 5b to me, adventurous!!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/14 with phill ukc

leeds_belle - 2nd dog - 22/Jun/14 with Will

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/14

really pumpy, really exposed, at the peak of the grade, I CAN DO IT!!!!!
christianbreeze - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/13 with adi bryant

adi bryant - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with christianbreeze

More like E2. although its an eliminate its such a striking arete it has to be climbed.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

Wayne S - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Deacon

Marcus Brewer - 2nd - 28/Sep/12

keith leonard - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11

good moves but would be very contrived to avoid holds and gear in himmelswillen half way up. top section fingery and probably the crux but too easy to bridge across chimney for rest. quite hard for grade if you don't do this though
Alex@home - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/11 with Tony Moody

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Anna

sims - TR dog - 23/Aug/09 with Jonno

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Aug/09

Top roped it, as it looked poorly protected. I have to say, if you are not supposed to use the crack or pro on Himmelswillen, then this is a desperate and very bold E1. There is only a poor cam placement at half height to protect a very balancy and difficult crux move, then a cam to protect the top out. It was very pumpy on a top rope. Maybe the crack is in, which would make it feel more like E1. Without I'd say E3, it's as hard as banana wall which I lead no probs and a lot more scary. A better description in the guide might clear things up!!
robbo - TR - 20/Mar/09 with Phil Jenks

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Anna

Anna Horrox - 2nd - 27/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

yeah, yeah, top-roping scum - was feeling weak. If gear in the Himelswillen crack is allowed, this would be a nice well protected E1, without it - a rather contrived eliminate.
adam carless - TR O/S - 15/Jun/08 with SecretSquirrel

mattyork2 - 2nd - 01/May/08 with Steve Aherne

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Jan/08

Brian Rodgers - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Misha

Misha - Lead O/S - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/07

Lukey B - TR O/S - 06/May/07

Hidden - May/07

DavidR - Lead dog - 26/Jul/06 with Holly Adamthwaite & Steve Corcoran

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/06 with Arnaud Garcon

Backed off it
cem - Lead dnf - 05/Feb/06 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/02

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - May/01

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