Outsider* E2 5c

Rockfax Description
Climb the left wall to the break. Traverse round the arete on jams where a powerful move gains the arete - then sprint. Low in the grade but intense for a moment or two. A good but bold Direct Start, E3 5c, laybacks the unprotected lower arete. © ROCKFAX

FA. Bill Briggs 1976

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This climb is in 88 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

nice moves....
lithos - 2nd - 30/May/15 with Gav

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 28/May/15 with Stephen Horne

Felt very commiting/scary on the last moves!
shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 21/May/15 with benkelsey

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 09/Apr/15 with Nic Sellars

This gets E1 5b in newer Rockfax Eastern Grit guide but gets E2 5c in my older one. To me it felt on the cusp between the two but more towards top end E1? Hardish move for 5b getting standing up around the arÍte and then just a bit run out to the top. Not a bad line.
climberchristy - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15 with Ben Cole

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

Felt hard getting around the arÍte.
robblowen - 2nd dog - 28/Feb/15 with Jonny

I think there maybe a 5b sequence, way I did it was solid 5c! Really good route
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/15

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

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

Packs it in for such a short route.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Swanny

WillDoyle - Solo - 13/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/14

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 11/Apr/14 with al

E15b at most
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Phil Cundy

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Jan/13

Good route with a nice little bold finish. Pretty soft for E2.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/12

Interesting, with a bold feeling finish. I thought E2 5b, second - E1 5c.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with CCLee Leatherbreaker

Good route, but E1 5c
Cake - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with John Cooper

Gudge - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Woodsy

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 02/Jun/12 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 02/Jun/12 with Mark Williams

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Rosh

Hidden - Lead - 15/Feb/12

cragtyke - 2nd - 27/Nov/11 with john g

Fell while placing cams in the break, because the skin on my hand gave way causing me to slip off... Really painful! Then gave it another go, committing to get stood up in the break is tricky but really nice, crimp on the arete. Then over to the right is an almost ok cam in a flared break. I don't really think it would have held.. Superb.
James Oswald - Lead dog - 20/Nov/11 with Bart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11

Took a fall and a rest at the break and getting gear into the break, lowered back down and then lead it clean.
Brannock - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Sep/11

E2 5b. E1 climbing with nice run out at the top (the E2 bit).
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Si

ojp - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Dave

M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Mark

akhughes - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/11 with Adam Hughes

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/11

harold walmsley - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/11 with Colin Struthers

guide said e3 but e2 may be right
masonwoods101 - Lead O/S - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Felt tough goung round the corner. Not going well today.
petellis - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10

really enjoyed must have stumbled on a good sequence as it felt more like a HVS
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Pete Ellis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10

had to run off after as started to rain.
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Olliy, Gary Jackson

silly miostake coming around the arete, upper section is the best bit
drewish - 2nd dog - 04/Jul/10 with SteveE9

nai - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Mel

Worth 2 stars at least. Low in grade for E2, maybe just 5c.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Chris Foster

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/10

mark20 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/10

I suck at climbing, made an absolute meal of it.
J.Wells - Lead dog - Apr/10 with Alex Matthews-King

Fell. while sorting gear. Got back on and finished route. Committing top section
Martin Haworth - Lead dog - 28/Mar/10 with richard white, Tony

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

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

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Martin Haworth, Richard White

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/10

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Mark D

Mark D - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Laurence Everitt

nice route with varied climbing.
john lynch - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10 with Neil Elmore

markfairbank - 2nd - 31/Oct/09 with Harry Middleton

danm - 2nd - 07/May/09

Tony Little - 2nd - 22/Mar/09 with Dan

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

Pretty steady ascent (except for unexpected foot-slip at a most unwanted moment of course). Fresh back from US trip, so fighting fit and mad for it and hence it felt good!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/08

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

my first natural grit E25c! must be low in the grade. very nice though - quite physical pulling round onto face and quite blind / balancey gaining top.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with goosebump

Too cold! Added to wishlist.
Becky E - 2nd dnf - 03/Feb/08 with Matt Maynard

Felt hard for E1 as given in guide. Ran it out slightly unneccesarily by not putting cams in highest break, then struggled to find some good gear. Going back around the arete, as it says in guide, seemed improbable with gear far out right, and more burly on slopers, so balanced in superb position up the face. May only be 5b, but top end. Excellent route on all accounts.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/08 with Rebecca Ellis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/07

Mutl3y - 2nd - 17/Apr/07 with TonyM

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/07

Toby Dunn - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 02/Dec/06

Hidden - Lead - 18/Nov/06

A good mixture of stuff; flakey start, jamming middle, smeary top
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Fiend

Coel Hellier - Lead - 25/Jun/06

Boy - 2006

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/97

Roget - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/97 with jon

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/May/95 with Dee Herbert

photo of myself leading it - possibly with chris bolton
uphillnow - Lead - 1995

Roget - 2nd O/S - 23/May/93 with colin, baccy

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