April Fool* E2 5b
[April Fool, 2 kb]7m.

Rockfax Description
The wall and overhang to the left of the arete are bold but not too technical - or are they? © ROCKFAX

FA. Andy Parkin 1976

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

Photo: April Fool © liam
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Popped up to have a look at the gear in the break, brought all the wrong stuff with me. down-climbed, worth another go sometime...
BenedictIEP - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/15 with Jam Avery

dr_botnik - TR - 05/Mar/15 with Phil Taylor

Top rope superstars think i must have done the 50 variation haha
the power - TR - 05/Mar/15 with rob

harry_lewis - Lead β - 08/Feb/15 with Calum & Alex

Alter crack is harder
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Andrew Deckon, phill ukc

sopaz - 2nd - 17/Jan/15 with Mackie

pretty easy really shame i top roped it first.
admackie - Lead RP - 17/Jan/15 with paul renwick

theomoore - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/15 with Roisin

Not as bold as the guide makes out, and easy after the reach over the roof, probably should have on-sighted rather than abseiling down to check the gear and moves.
Graeme Hammond - Lead RP - 26/Oct/14 with Tom Hodgkinson, steve lismore

Long reach over with left to rib. Doubt I would lead due to lack of gear.
nick ferro - TR O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Andrew Edwards, Oli Birkill

helin - 2nd dog - 16/May/14 with chris

Enjoyed this - nice moves & got the forearms going!
Gudge - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Helen B

Think I went to far right.
WillDoyle - Solo - 13/May/14

Backed off the other week due to rain. Went pretty smoothly today. Very misleading description, it's really not that bad.
Matthew Ferrier - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/13 with Nick

Easy after reaching through the roof.
amccann - Solo O/S - 27/Nov/13

Nigel Bond - TR - 01/Jul/13 with Bern Hardman

Sankey - 2nd dog - 11/Nov/12 with Jon

jshields - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with Steve Ebbens

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

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Deacon

Nice route but not 100% sure I was on the right line, I was a little further right than the rockfax eastern grit line. Seemed like the obvious way up, was the same way that Mark is doing it in the photo and felt E2. Nice route.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12

Not so bold as I thought it might be
Cake - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

mark20 - Solo O/S - 06/May/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/12

I started climbing, but it was too scary and backed off by climbing down (cleanly).
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/12 with John Lewis

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12 with Charles Moreton

Completely out of it: tiredness & after effects of a bad cold caught up on me
cem - 2nd dog - 09/Mar/12 with Chris Parson

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Brown - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/09 with Solo

metal arms - Solo O/S - 10/Jan/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/May/08

Held the R.Arete/Edge on top ledge. Dad belayed. got on film.
stevo smith - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/07

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/01

Hidden - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Roget - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/97 with jon

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/97

Hidden - Lead - 15/Feb/97

uphillnow - 2nd - 1996

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

Tony Little - Solo β - 16/Feb/92 with Merk and Guy

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/90

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/89

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