The Lamia*** E3 5c
[The Lamia. Winter 1980 with massive snowdrift below!, 2 kb]28m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A superb girdle, the best of several on the cliff.
1) 5b, 12m. From Sceptic swing along the break to Nectar. Continue to an awkward hanging-stance on Orang-outang.
2) 5c, 16m. Continue swinging to an awkward move up a diagonal overlap to the break. Finish up the hard roof crack. © ROCKFAX

FA. Steve Bancroft, John Allen 1975

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Photo: The Lamia. Winter 1980 with massive snowdrift below! © Loris Doyle
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This climb is in 16 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Dan Arkle - 2014

Bad idea, way too hot today, both struggled.
Dave Turnbull, BMC - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with Frank Ramsey

Bloody hard for E2. Hung on the rope.
frank ramsay - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with Dave Turnbull

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 2013

seconded p.1 a touch pumpy on cold fingers. tried to lead p.2 but couldnt commit due to (being a massive pussy'ole) the aformentioned pump. it was too hard for me but should have tried harder.
benkelsey - AltLd dnf - 22/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

led the first pitch clean, an excellent pitch in its own right, Only just mind, extreme pump, we should have quit while we ahead. Unfortunately... We both fell on the 2nd pitch, (well hard!) and finished to the left of the main roof in the dark by head torch, the less said about this bit the better!
Graeme Hammond - 23/Jun/11 with Gavin Singleton

uphillnow - 2011

Hidden - 25/Jun/09

sadams - AltLd - 18/Oct/03 with Hugh Cottom

Absolutely desperate. Only rated E2 when I did it. Did two E3s on the same day and found them a cruise by comparison. Did it clean but it required every ounce of determination I had. Sooo pumpy. Thought the second pitch was slightly easier than the first.
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/03 with Colin Brearley

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

Pitch 1 only
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/98 with James Tracey

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/97 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - AltLd dog - 15/Mar/97 with mik

NickJH - 2nd dnf - May/91 with N Hancock

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