White Out** E2 5c
[Unkown climbers on White Out, 2 kb]12m. The centre of the left-hand wall avoiding the tendency to drift too far towards the arete as much as possible. Follow the cracks leftwards for the best finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Bob Bradley 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500.

Photo: Unkown climbers on White Out © D Berry
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This climb is in 292 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Great route. lowered off a cam after the long move between breaks with terrible pump. abbed to get gear, had a sneaky look at the top, then led clean later that day. loved the high foot undercutting move.
islandlynx - Lead RP - 06/Dec/14 with matthew beals

Matt77 - 2nd O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Shane

Fantastic, gear really good, cold day though
sann1458 - Lead - 13/Nov/14 with Matt

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Nov/14

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Andy Janezco

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Rachel Slater

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/14

Gudge - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/14 with Bob Ewen

dom94 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/14 with Clement

nick ferro - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Andrew Edwards, Oli Birkill

Senna - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

1 rest at the top
C May - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/14 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14

Bottled the top and scuttled right. Definitely E1 that way.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Swanny

Anne Gumbley - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/14 with Mark Fairbank

Independent enough but only just
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Anne Gumbley

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/14

Lenny - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Phil .N

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 11/Apr/14 with al

Climbster - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - 2nd β - 29/Mar/14 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Mar/14

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

Good moves but only E1. Good gear
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Rhys McCallister, Bruce Woodley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/14

Foot popped off.
bigbobbyking - 2nd dog - 01/Mar/14 with Chris Bull

Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/13 with Nick

Found it quite hard for E1 so would say E2 is correct. I haven't done many E2's so I don't have much to compare to. Oh and used knees getting onto the block.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/13 with micki

MSchobitz - 2nd O/S - 27/Nov/13 with Calum Wadsworth

very good moves !
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13

Oliver Houston - Lead β - 12/May/13 with Sarah

Hannes B - 2nd - 09/Apr/13 with Debbie B

Good lead by Pete. Rather technical
Jimbo C - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Chris, Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

slacky - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/13 with Michael Ghyoot

Average eliminate, one good move. Used arete at the top, silly not to.
Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Matt

mattwyles1 - 2nd β - 05/Jan/13 with Joe

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Dec/12

rd20 - 2nd dog - 11/Nov/12 with Gareth H

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Rob Adie

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/12

Milne - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with dave saxby

riddle - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Ted Rogers

max_chan - Lead dog - 06/Oct/12 with Steve Carty

No arete all the way up, e2 feels about right.
jwpil - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Deacon

Thought the move to the break was going to be the crux but turned out to be the higher move. Kept left of the aręte at the top but felt artificial.
leon - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Steven Davidson

WillDoyle - Lead dog - 12/Aug/12

Killianmurphy - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Pythonist - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Jenni Young

Matt Cooke - 2nd rpt - 06/May/12 with Rosh

Previous lead Oct.'98.
jshields - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Paul Tretheway

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Andrew

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12

byatt2002 - 2nd - 20/Mar/12

mattorford - Lead - 16/Mar/12

Avoided the aręte for stretchy crux but moved right off block for penultimate move, but was so pumped falling was a cert otherwise. Only E1 that way I reckon, and HVS if you use the arete for crux. Blinkers needed for E2 tick. Not done many eliminates and routes like this remind me why I shouldn't bother. Nice crux move tho.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/12 with Ryan

Hidden - Solo dnf - 11/Mar/12

Waaa, thought it was on blizzard ridge, until i looked at a guide later. oops. didn´t do the finish.
jayrenegade - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Emelio, Nikki, Adrian, Prav

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/12

Still a good climb, worth two stars I reckon, steady warm up wall, then reachy move and some pumpy jugs to finish. Awkward to get onto block at top, ended up lying down today!
Chad123 - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Emily

Sean Kelly - 2012

Never too hard but there's a longish move between breaks and the arms needed a good shakeout at the rest below the top wall. Nice finish.
jkarran - Lead - 27/Nov/11 with Pete

petellis - 2nd rpt - 27/Nov/11 with Cleric James Koran

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Nov/11

davesykes - 2nd - 20/Nov/11 with Stan

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Dave Sargent

davewsargent - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with peter sargent

Great route. SPent too much time hesitate and placing gear. Hard crux and sustained without a proper rest in the top half.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11 with Jon Stewart

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/11 with Jon Wells

slacky - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/11 with Gary

robinsi197 - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Richard

ojp - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Si

Nice climb, got pumped at the top.
Luke_G - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11

Danny Crump - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with Luke Green

Hidden - TR dnf - 24/Jul/11

yarbles - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with James

mark20 - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11

M_W_Court - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/11

Brown - Lead - 31/May/11

riddle - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with Mike Stephenson

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/11

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11

Fran S8 - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

wolverine - 14/May/11

Bry - 2nd dog - 14/May/11 with Simon

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/11

Felt E2 in the heat of the day. Nice.
Tim_C7 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with David Gilling

Dave Gilling - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Chris Parson

alaan - Solo - 23/Apr/11

RKernan - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Janette McDonald, Benoit Dupasquier, John Begley


IamJam - 2nd dnf - 20/Apr/11 with Ronan Kearnan

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Apr/11

Easy on Top rope. Ronan Kernan Lead
Rintygold - TR O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Gerald Donnelly, RKernan

JPGR - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

vanderz - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with patrick dawson

cat22 - 2nd - 20/Mar/11 with Mike

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 13/Nov/10 with Wee man

SPICEWORLD, Lovely stuff!
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 13/Nov/10 with Mark Williams

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/10

derekb - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Steve - PCC

Got to the block near top after a fall on the crux (reach dependent move) and a rest higher up. Backed off because the block at the top moved forward several inches! Dissapointed cause I was really enjoying the route :(
BeccaSnowden - Lead dnf - 09/Oct/10 with Tom

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Oct/10

Cake - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Matt

howlingbaboon - TR dog - 30/Sep/10

Wanted to do this for years. Found it hard (deffo E2 rather than E1) but not feeling on top form.
petellis - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Bex

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Becky E - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Peter Ellis

slacky - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Ben

clairejane - 2nd - 07/Aug/10 with Tom Lyons

BrettB - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with tomas

route runs a little too close to blizzard ridge
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Chris Pembroke, Katy Vose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - May/10

confirmed view that its a good E2 5c (lowish in grade) if you stick to the line. Anywhere near the arete or the groove in it is well off-route.
Si dH - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/10 with Chris Foster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/10

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Mark Rankine

geddicakes - 2nd - 28/Mar/10 with Mike Hayes

wolverine - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/10

1 rest after my hands lost all feeling
Gustav - 2nd - 2010 with Angus, Matt G

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Dec/09

1 rest after my hands lost all feeling
Gustav - 2nd - 05/Dec/09 with Angus, Matt G

cobweb - Lead - 31/Oct/09 with martyn hopson

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/09

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Brian Q

Very easy for E2 and good gear the whole way. The line is reasonably independent and avoiding Blizzard is not too hard.
chris sm - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Nice climb. Worth more than the one star in the guide.
alexyoung - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Dave the Dentist

Very good route, but not really E2. Open climbing with just about enough protection. Starting to get a little pumpy towards the top but good rests if you shuffle about a bit.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Andy and Alex

metal arms - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Lewis Andrew - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with John Lynch

john lynch - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Lewis Andrew

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Nigel

2 rests
duzinga - Lead dog - 19/Apr/09 with Katie

Katie Marshall - 2nd - 18/Apr/09 with Tuze

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

Mick r - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with big Rob

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Dan

swoosh - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Pat Dawson

Steady, good protection.
lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/09 with Duz

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/09

tuftynick - 2nd - Mar/09 with rich cross

Hidden - Lead - Mar/09

keith leonard - 2nd - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

nice couple asked if I wanted a go to save them abbing for gear.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Evan?

lovely moves, fell at the final mantle.
Kirill - 2nd dog - 08/Nov/08 with Dan, Gareth

SteveM - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/08 with Cragrat Rich

Backed off in the past and downclimbed... Different story today. Both this and the other 'so-called' E2 5c today felt soft, although both had added spice. In this case it came in the form of blustery gales and spits of rain throughout the crux section. Mmmmm, nice to be back on grit eh?
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/08

Tough climb (it says E1-5c in my book), got to the last section, but had to escape onto Blizzard Ridge... Pumped out.
AndyM-LVB - Lead dnf - 11/Oct/08 with Brendan Ferguson

very worthwhile - with relatively sustained climbing and good moves especially the one going over the protruding flake at the top. very hard to stay away from the arete - cant see how it can be climbed at the grade without occasional use of stuff on / near the arete?
ksjs - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with goosebump

Pete Graham - Lead - 18/Sep/08 with FLem and Jack

JackMountains - 2nd dog - 17/Sep/08 with Pete Graham

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Luke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08

joe larner - 2nd - Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/08

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Bryony Weathers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/08

Tez29 - Lead β - 27/May/08 with Mousey

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/May/08

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/08 with Nicos

lead clean without resorting to the arete. Found the hardest move getting onto the block near the top but hands were cold by then - easy E2
Mick r - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08 with Vash

Jethro - Solo - Feb/08

Lovely. And great gear wherever needed.
jamiev - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/08 with Kenta Tanaka

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

nofx - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/07

tom.e - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with Claire

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Oct/07

fizzy_elephant - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/07 with Nick Fletcher

dhdaveuk - 2nd RP - 01/Sep/07 with Leo

Coel Hellier - Lead - Sep/07

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Andy

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with james

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/07

Stig - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/07 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

A difficult one to grade - very easy to escape (unfortunately!) onto Blizzard Ridge and the height factor changes the grade, though the bottom section is quite bold either way, and it keeps going after the long stretches. E1+1/2??
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with James and Ellie

Nicos - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/07 with dan woolnough

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 18/Nov/06

One rest above crux due to pump and being slow to work out the next couple of moves. I think this is definitely worth E2 - the crux was certainly harder than you would expect on an E1 in any case and it doesnt let up quickly afterwards. Perhaps people voting E1 used too many of the holds on Blizzard Ridge without realising, which it is certainly easy to do...
Si dH - 2nd dog - 30/Sep/06 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Feb/06

Easy if you are tall. However....
Garan - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Iain Fisher

Fire Marshall - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06 with Rich White

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

I found it quite easy but didn't get too excited
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/05 with Alex Mason

nice route steve led first so i had preplaced gear but positive i coulda placed it mi sen! good crux as well give it the 2stars. quite pumpy considering.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/05 with Steve Ramsden

Hidden - Lead - 20/Nov/05

lots of rope drag
markbenton - TR - 20/May/05 with ?

mel holmes - Lead O/S - 15/May/05 with Nancy Maitland

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/05 with Karl Walton

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/05

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Steve Hordley

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Karl

Hidden - Lead - 13/Nov/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/04

Mark Collins - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/04 with Innis

cem - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/04 with Graham Dolman

cem - Lead dog - 07/Dec/03 with Rob Fox, Pete Atkinson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Aug/03

Jim Gayler - Lead - Dec/02 with Matt Parkes, Ben Waller

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Oct/02 with izzy

Seemed a soft touch for E2, but nice climbing.
Siderunner - 2nd O/S - 25/May/02 with Steve G

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/01

David Smith - 2nd - 14/Sep/01 with Mark Gray

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead rpt - Sep/01

Hidden - 2nd - May/01

Stone Muppet - Lead dog - 2001

ewen - 2001

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2000 with Helen Rea

Hidden - 2000

tlr - Lead - 2000

sadams - Lead - 24/Jul/99 with Hugh Cottom

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/99 with Paul Tanton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/98

Billg - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1998

bigphil - 2nd - 11/Nov/97 with Adam L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/97

Podling - Lead - 28/Sep/97

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/97

martroberts - Lead RP - 01/Aug/97

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/97 with Dave Plummer

Hidden - Lead - 15/Feb/97

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/96

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 09/Apr/96 with Robert Durran

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/95

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/95

V high quality all the way
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 28/Jun/95 with Steve Dean, Chris Thorp, Pete Sutton

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/95 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/95 with mik

Roget - Lead O/S - 13/May/95 with jon

Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - Feb/95 with Olivia Horner

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/94

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/93

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/93

Hidden - Lead - Sep/93

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/93

rob.grafton - 2nd - 10/Apr/92 with jim h, chris pugh, Bruce

rob.grafton - Lead - 16/Feb/92 with Bruce

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/91 with Colin Hughes

whispering nic - Lead - 03/Mar/91 with Ali W

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 12/May/90 with Rich France

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/90

leathers - 1990

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/89

Rich Kirby - Lead - 1989 with Will (S. Williamson)

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 12/Mar/84 with Paul Clark

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/83

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Voting
Total votes cast 200
hard E30 of 70
E30 of 70
easy E30 of 70
hard E20 of 70
E222 of 70
easy E228 of 70
hard E119 of 70
E10 of 70
easy E11 of 70
hard 6a0 of 70
6a0 of 70
easy 6a0 of 70
hard 5c1 of 70
5c34 of 70
easy 5c32 of 70
hard 5b2 of 70
5b1 of 70
easy 5b0 of 70
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