Easy Picking** E2 6b
[Easy Picking, on-sight lead (attempt!)., 3 kb]9m.

Rockfax Description
The thin crack splitting the wall has a desperate start and even more desperate moves to reach the wider upper section. The start is a good f6B. © ROCKFAX

FA. Steve Bancroft 1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Hardish grit routes that have good gear but aren't staminafests.

Photo: Easy Picking, on-sight lead (attempt!). © Andy Stephenson
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This climb is in 107 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - TR dnf - 13/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead G/U - 08/Aug/15

Neal Jobling - TR dog - 30/May/15 with Andy Burr

Yeah, still cant climb 6b.
AsleepOnBelay - 2nd dnf - 21/May/15 with ian

Flashed to the easy crack, spent almost twenty mins trying to place shit gear then lowered off, oops.
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 21/May/15 with Shaun Humphreys

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/15

2nd go to get the start this time but previously worked. Ace
Graeme Hammond - Lead RP - 25/Apr/15 with Alex Twist

Nice highball!
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 15/Apr/15

Matt Groom - Lead - 14/Mar/15 with Harry Lewis

Andy Peak 1 - Lead dnf - 07/Feb/15 with Andrew Deckon, phill ukc

Mega Pumpy!
PeteWilson - Lead - 26/Oct/14 with Andrew Graham

hard. couldn't commit to the direct start, so came in from the left then got greased off the crux so lowered had a quick shake/chalk up and went back up and did it in one go, v. tenuous moves and somewhat fiddley gear. A great route though, I'll definitely be back for the direct start.
Nick1812P - Lead RP - 09/Sep/14 with Matt H

Olli-C - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/14 with Swanny

Hidden - TR - 29/Apr/14

sopaz - TR dog - 22/Feb/14

Slipped off the start a few times using some bollocks glassy smear. Cool tenuous move to leave the flake, just a shame it's only one.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead - 11/Dec/13 with Tom Appleby

Teappleby - 2nd dog - 11/Dec/13 with Matt Ferrier

Started on the left, sketchy all the way up.
Tommy Moore - TR β - 27/Sep/13 with John Lynch, Joe Holden

john lynch - Lead dog - 27/Sep/13 with Tommy, Joe Holden

Woff, woff. Hard, many rests.
Brannock - Lead dog - 12/May/13

Move off the flake is nails, or im just not flexible enough
Marti999 - Lead dog - 17/Apr/13 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 17/Apr/13 with Marti999

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 09/Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Dec/12

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Dave Sargent

Done the start before. Crux is the jugs to the crack above.
Ian Broome - Lead β - 28/Apr/12 with Grant

GrantB - 2nd - 28/Apr/12 with Broom Dog

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

w.pettet-smith - Lead - Dec/11 with ben

Hidden - Sent dnf - 27/Nov/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11

One rest on the rope at the flake, but did all the moves clean. a stiff little proposition!
JamieSparkes - 2nd dog - 29/Oct/11 with Mark

Brown - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with Lily

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Aug/11

mikeyjbs - 2nd dog - 28/May/11 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Clean ascent on second try.
riddle - Lead RP - 28/May/11 with Mike Stephenson

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/May/11

jon_gill1 - Lead dog - 15/May/11 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/May/11

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

Hidden - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Mar/11

Harry Chaplin - Lead RP - 2011

JulesV - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - 04/Apr/10

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

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

Hidden - Sent - 09/Jan/10

Hidden - Sent - 20/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/May/09

Tony Little - Lead dog - 22/Mar/09 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

Ground up, second go. Should have onsighted it as fell off not really doing anything.
Oli - Lead RP - 24/Oct/08 with Pete

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead RP - 20/Jul/08 with John Nightingale

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo - 09/Feb/08

alaan - Solo rpt - 23/Nov/07

DavidEvans - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/07 with John Helme

Toby Dunn - 2nd - Jan/07 with John

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Dec/06

Third attempt in a year- went easily/quickly this time, absolutely fantastic bit of climbing. If only it was longer...
alaan - Lead rpt - 03/Dec/06 with Pete

petellis - 2nd dog - 03/Dec/06 with Alaan

Only 'just about dry' rock we found all day. despo. bouldered out start which took probably double figures of goes. nearly made the sequence up from the the flake to easier ground first go but not quite. Led it clean from the ground 1st redpoint ha ah. Seem to be falling off alot at the moment.....
Ram MkiV - Lead - 22/Jun/06 with Tom

dan gibson - Lead RP - 15/Apr/06 with helen gibson

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/06 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/06

Will get it next time!
alaan - Lead dog - 08/Jan/06 with Grant

Boy - 2006

Mark Riley - Lead dog - Sep/05

RossG - 2005

willackers - Lead RP - 2004 with J.Bickerstaff

2 rests
reg_measures - 2nd dog - 19/Mar/03 with pete kenyon

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Apr/02

A couple of rests while failing to figure out the sequence to the finishing flake
adam carless - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/02 with Mark Stevenson

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/98

Billg - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jun/97

First real E2 6a. Had loads of goes at the first couple of metres with Nick and both kept falling off in turn racked up. Decided to go home with hurting fingers. Packed gear then thought I'd have just one more go with shoes on only and got further. Got geared up all over again and then sent it. Jumping up and down like an elated nutter at the top!
martroberts - Lead RP - 26/May/97

Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 09/Apr/96 with Robert Durran

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

Roget - Lead RP - 13/May/95 with jon

ste_d - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/94 with mik

Stoney Boy - 2nd - 14/Mar/93 with Andy MaCallum, Neil McCallum

Hidden - Lead - 1993

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 07/Mar/92 with Rich Lawrence

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/91

Hidden - TR dog - 04/May/91

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Apr/90

Hidden - TR - 06/May/89

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1989 with derek johnson

Billg - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/87 with Dave Gregory

andy gittins - 1985

Mark Kemball - Lead - 11/Mar/83

Mark Kemball - Solo - 15/Feb/80

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

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