The Beautician** E3 5c

Rockfax Description
From Inaccessible Crack, step left above the roof and climb to the break. Finish up the precarious right-trending scoop. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Typically delightful slab climbing that is only E4 if you contrive to ignore the runners that are 18" left of the starting handholds on the crux wall. Fun rockovers lead up this to finish.

FA. Steve Bancroft 1984

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List.

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This climb is in 54 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

JEP - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/15

Better conditions today. No side runners - final ones (good cams) in obvious horizontal break. Took me a while to commit to crux but went fine once I did - what's new eh?!
Gudge - Lead β - 28/Oct/14 with Charles Moreton

A good one to second: relatively straightforward climbing but very bold.
cem - 2nd - 28/Oct/14 with Chris Gudgeon

Backed off as top slab moist - finished up Inaccessible Crack.
Gudge - Lead dnf - 17/Oct/14 with Leon Winchester

Artificial silly start. Top scoop nice
rurp - TR O/S - 02/Sep/14

Hidden - 04/Aug/14

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Albachoss - TR β - 2014 with Andrea

Dan Arkle - 2014

very windy. had to pull on rope when fell to get to get back to position.
hirving - TR dog - 08/Dec/13 with sam giles

JRae - 2nd - 17/Oct/12 with Liam P

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/12

Never led this, now I know why.
Chris Craggs - TR - 08/Aug/12 with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Rob

had to tighten my boots mid route to do the crux! definatley only E3
pudding - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with john phethean

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Oct/10

HamishD - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with chris burn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Sep/10

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10 with Slim

pretty easy for E4, really enjoyable climbing
Rowansb - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Ewan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/09

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/09 with Ben Dorey

Previously 2nded jul 2008
Brown - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/09 with James T

Hidden - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - TR O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/09

Hidden - TR dog - May/09

took a big whipper from the top after going too far right for beauticien but too far left for impossible slab. dawdled and slipped. ended up aboy a metre off the deck. scary stuff!
w.pettet-smith - Lead dnf - Mar/09 with sporty simon

tuftynick - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with sam chin

With a side runner on the left.
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/08 with Neil Pope

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07

Joe Dove - TR - 09/May/07 with kev

Hidden - TR - 02/Jun/06

Obvious choice after impossible slab, just a shade trickier.
UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 2006 with S

fizzy_elephant - 2nd - 09/Nov/05 with stu

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - Oct/05

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/05 with Dave Westlake

Ropeboy - Lead - 03/Nov/03

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/03 with John Nightingale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/00

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/99

With a runer on the left.
Roget - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/96 with jon

cragspud - 2nd O/S - Oct/96

Hidden - TR - 02/May/94

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/93

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/93

Hidden - TR - 13/Aug/93

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1993

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/91

Hidden - 2nd β - 04/Jul/91

Hidden - TR - 31/Jul/90

Nothing like E4. Easy E3 tops.
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/88 with Dave Forster

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