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Nigel Bond 15/Sep/16 AltLd

Extol is a fantastic route and a worthy achievement to all that climb it. Many of the notes people have put on this climb are negative and off putting. The fare grade for this climb is E2+ with a 5b technical grade. The route is on solid good rock It has good protection throughout we took 15 cams and used all of these there are plenty of good wire placements. Also several long slings over good spikes. There is a good resting place below the roof hands free. There are several places to rest on the route. We gave it a good clean today removed lots of moss and plants. It was dry so with the weather we have had recently I would say it's a quick drying route. Please ignore lots of the previous comments because it just puts people off which caused me great problems for finding a partner for this fantastic route that was found by Don Whillans. Enjoy I did.

with Jeremy Morris
Hidden ??/2016 2nd
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
philhilo 27/Sep/15 AltLd

Rematch. What can I say, E2 5b, lol! I've done easier E4s! Distinctly suspect gear and never where you want it , nasty fall potential, sustained 5c/6a. Which bit is E2 5b? Took 3 hours trying to figure out how in tarnation to get up it at the grade. Challenging but got up it with several rests (some on very crap gear).

with misha
Misha 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Phil
philhilo 01/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Did first two pitches of Hangover......grim. Never had issues seeing footholds through ferns 10m up, and usually climb on frozen moss not fresh. Raspberries up the chimney and on the belay. Then didn't look closely at guide and didn't spot traverse down from belay. Set off up death choss above belay. Rocks and me coming down multiple times. Bailed due to lack of time and heavy showers. Then spotted the traverse DOWN from the belay to the large lawn out left. Next time.

with Helen E
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden ??/2014 -
WB 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

adventurous gardening. Some pretty good moves once you get on rock

with Guy
JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
ed edwards 27/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Crag seemed seriously overgrown. Didn't look like anyone had been on it in a while. Started initially up original start. Got bored of kicking steps in to mud and fighting brambles. Re-Started as for Hangover, finished as for hangover. Dove crag does not seem to be a crag, so much as a scree that hasn't happened yet. GRIM.

with tim bateson
Hidden ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Christian Beck 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Hard!..not E2 5b...quite serious...but a great line

Rich Mayfield 29/Jul/07 AltLd
Mark Stevenson 29/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
jim robertson ??/2006 -
datoon 17/Jul/05 Lead dog

Scared on the top move!!

with RT & WW
Graham Iles 30/Jul/00 Lead

Via the first two pitches (combined) of Hangover as the first pith of Extol was overgrown.

with Jenny Tweedy
phardman 20/Jul/97 -
Hidden 15/Jul/96 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 09/Jul/95 AltLd
with Bruce
Rich Kirby 27/Jun/95 Lead dnf

Filthy, loose, terrifying, gardening as you go - horror!! You expect a bit of that in the Lakes but..... Reversed from a good runner to finish up Hangover...equally (just about) as scary.

Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
Glenn Sutcliffe 27/Jun/92 -
with keefe
keefe 27/Jun/92 -
pete johnson 07/Sep/91 AltLd O/S
with Peter Green
Hidden ?/May/90 AltLd
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
Steve Crowe 23/Jul/89 Lead O/S

Some good climbing after getting past some dirty and loose rock. Not the classic I was expecting!

with Andrew Rowell
Hidden 24/Jun/89 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/89 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jun/89 AltLd
Bob 18/Jun/89 AltLd O/S
with R. Knight
MikeYouCanClimb ??/1987 Lead
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
charlesmfrench 01/Jul/84 Lead O/S


with Nick
mark-abz 17/Jun/84 AltLd
with Walter P
Hammy 14/May/84 AltLd
with Jack Roberts
Bruce Kerr 28/Apr/84 Lead
with Rab Young
uphillnow 09/Jul/83 AltLd

Pog did 5a pitch, I did big pitch - wonderful.

with Andrew (Pog) Horn
andybirtwistle 18/Sep/82 AltLd
with Ian Kyle
Hidden 01/Jun/82 Lead
Hidden ??/1982 AltLd
Martin Bennett 05/Sep/81 -

At last. Came here twice in the sixties and suffered the first pitch only to bottle it. Not surprising - too ambitious for us then but it goes OK - must do as I led it today on a cold damp misty day needing 4 layers of clothes! Steady drizzle by the time Jim followed.

with JD
Hidden 30/Aug/81 AltLd
GeoffG ?/May/80 AltLd
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
Seymore Butt ??/1980 2nd
with Barry Rawlinson, Dave Barton
Mark Kemball 14/Jul/79 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Dave Musgrove 01/Jul/79 AltLd
with Mike Butler
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Jun/78 Lead
with Alan Walmsley
Pedro50 08/Jul/77 2nd O/S
with John Codling
Hidden ?/Jun/77 AltLd
petemeads ??/1976 Lead

Knew nothing about the history of the route, just that it was in Hard Rock (which Ken distributed) and he wanted to climb it. Well worthwhile, not too scary.

with Ken Vickers
Falko 29/Jun/75 Lead O/S
with Al W.
Hidden ?/Jun/75 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ?/Sep/74 Lead O/S

Encouraged by Bob Milward's ascent the previous week. Got a small nut on 4mm perlon at the first steep groove, then another on a large spike but then nothing until above the crux wall at the peg. The hardest route in the guide at the time! Top E2 5c.

with Tim Moss
Paul Clarke ??/1974 AltLd
with Al Deakin
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