5 pitches. Supercedes Positron with a more satisfying line. Arguably the best E5 on the Main Cliff.

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Main Cliff Big E5s, The Seaside (Oh I Do Like To Be Beside), Extreme Girdle

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 13 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Firstly, this ISN'T the best route on Main Cliff, but it is surprisingly good...for a girdle... P1 has a bold/wild feel, P2 is basically Positron (thus amazing), and P3 has some great positions (and is probably only 5c, not 6a).
Firstly, this ISN'T the best route on Main Cliff, but it is surprisingly good...for a girdle... P1 has a bold/wild feel, P2 is basically Positron (thus amazing), and P3 has some great positions (and is probably only 5c, not 6a).
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Brilliant route, led p2 (positron) and 4. Hard section on p1. Was so pumped on the positron headwall I was very nearly off. All the holds face the wrong way! Kept going and slapping up, didn't really feel like it was me climbing. Pleased to have made it and climbed another smashing e5 on main cliff. Was still pumped setting off on the third pitch and had cramp in my forearms for the first time
Brilliant route, led p2 (positron) and 4. Hard section on p1. Was so pumped on the positron headwall I was very nearly off. All the holds face the wrong way! Kept going and slapping up, didn't really feel like it was me climbing. Pleased to have made it and climbed another smashing e5 on main cliff. Was still pumped setting off on the third pitch and had cramp in my forearms for the first time
Mike_Hayes 17 Sep, 2016 AltLd rpt HOT! I got the Positron headwall pitch this time. First two pitches only. Abbed off Dinosaur ledge to retrieve John's gear from the day before, below.
with John Nightingale
HOT! I got the Positron headwall pitch this time. First two pitches only. Abbed off Dinosaur ledge to retrieve John's gear from the day before, below.
with John Nightingale
Steve Long 18 Jun, 2016 Lead
MikePycroft 18 Jun, 2016 2nd dog Hard work on p1 moved left at the top of the pitch. p2 went ok. p3 struggle went into citadel just above the flake and climbed it for a long way. Led p4 - escape up the cliff
Hard work on p1 moved left at the top of the pitch. p2 went ok. p3 struggle went into citadel just above the flake and climbed it for a long way. Led p4 - escape up the cliff
Tom Livingstone ??, 2016 AltLd dnf I led P1, Jack led P3 then we finished up Dinosaur P3. Scorchio!
with Jack Lawledge
I led P1, Jack led P3 then we finished up Dinosaur P3. Scorchio!
with Jack Lawledge
Steve Long ??, 2016 Lead rpt Climbed 3 times so far, most recently in July 2016. Fabulous route. Usually climb 1st pitch crux high, but jammed wire remnants is still a problem (blocks only placement). Found you can traverse lower, which is better and more satisfying.
with Tim Neill, Chris Parkin
Climbed 3 times so far, most recently in July 2016. Fabulous route. Usually climb 1st pitch crux high, but jammed wire remnants is still a problem (blocks only placement). Found you can traverse lower, which is better and more satisfying.
with Tim Neill, Chris Parkin
Twid Turner ??, 2016 -
Duncan Campbell 11 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Amazing! led pitch 2 (positron head wall) and pitch 4 which ended up being the top of citadel into cordon bleu as Michaela belayed in the wrong place and then it started raining so buzzed it to the top ASAP. Really good route p1 has some really tough sections and obviously p2 is amazing. P3 covers some great ground. Done in amazing day hit leaving Sheffield at 9am and getting back for a pint at the Union at 10:30 having stopped for fish and chips on the way home. Not even the lottery can buy you that!
with Michaela "the champ" Tracy
Amazing! led pitch 2 (positron head wall) and pitch 4 which ended up being the top of citadel into cordon bleu as Michaela belayed in the wrong place and then it started raining so buzzed it to the top ASAP. Really good route p1 has some really tough sections and obviously p2 is amazing. P3 covers some great ground. Done in amazing day hit leaving Sheffield at 9am and getting back for a pint at the Union at 10:30 having stopped for fish and chips on the way home. Not even the lottery can buy you that!
with Michaela "the champ" Tracy
soph 4 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S
with John Crook
with John Crook
NDD 20 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S P1,P2. Long route but takes in some really good climbing.
with tony stone
P1,P2. Long route but takes in some really good climbing.
with tony stone
Hidden 31 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
Adam Ellwood 5 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
LRob 4 May, 2013 AltLd O/S
Dave Parton ??, 2013 Lead O/S
with Adam Ellwood
with Adam Ellwood
Luke Brooks 28 Mar, 2012 AltLd O/S Full day adventure! Led 1, 3, 4. First 3 pitches all hard and on good rock. P4 looked horribly loose and a bit dangerous so finished up Tet Offensive.
with Glyn Hudson
Full day adventure! Led 1, 3, 4. First 3 pitches all hard and on good rock. P4 looked horribly loose and a bit dangerous so finished up Tet Offensive.
with Glyn Hudson
Glyn 28 Mar, 2012 AltLd dog Tried to move left too soon at end of Positron pitch, got pumped and rested on gear. Whole route was an epic adventure!
Tried to move left too soon at end of Positron pitch, got pumped and rested on gear. Whole route was an epic adventure!
Hidden 7 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Boy 7 Aug, 2011 Lead Led pitches 2 and 4
with Ed Brown
Led pitches 2 and 4
with Ed Brown
Alex Mason 1 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Led P1 & P3. 3 solid pitches. Pitch 1 is a bit airy on the crux, I found this pitch the hardest. Pitch 3 is steep and pumpy, also unless you have climbed citadel, mammoth etc before, it is difficult to know where to go. (especially without a guide!)Belay on sloping ledge at some obvious threads in a cavelet. Jake found P3 the hardest. Epic and amazing.
Led P1 & P3. 3 solid pitches. Pitch 1 is a bit airy on the crux, I found this pitch the hardest. Pitch 3 is steep and pumpy, also unless you have climbed citadel, mammoth etc before, it is difficult to know where to go. (especially without a guide!)Belay on sloping ledge at some obvious threads in a cavelet. Jake found P3 the hardest. Epic and amazing.
jacobjacob 31 May, 2011 AltLd O/S Pitches 2 and 4. Great first route at Gogarth! Forgot to place much gear on the Positron pitch...
Pitches 2 and 4. Great first route at Gogarth! Forgot to place much gear on the Positron pitch...
Adam Lincoln 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Mick Lovatt
with Mick Lovatt
dan gibson 5 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with nick bullock
with nick bullock
TomPR 25 May, 2010 Lead
Al Evans ??, 2008 -
Rich Kirby 6 Jun, 2007 AltLd Led pitch 1 and 3. A good day!! Excellent conditions.The Route - longer than expected, pitch 3 - harder than expected. Positions - beyond expectations. Finished - a lot later than expected!
with Craig Smith
Led pitch 1 and 3. A good day!! Excellent conditions.The Route - longer than expected, pitch 3 - harder than expected. Positions - beyond expectations. Finished - a lot later than expected!
with Craig Smith
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 13 Apr, 2002 AltLd Great route
with Chris Barnes
Great route
with Chris Barnes
Hidden ??, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 1998 Lead O/S
Roget 28 Jul, 1997 Lead O/S had already led positron
with jon
had already led positron
with jon
duncan ??, 1996 Lead O/S
with Peter Cobb
with Peter Cobb
crossleysm ??, 1996 AltLd O/S
Steve Crowe 3 Sep, 1993 AltLd O/S A brilliant route.
with karin
A brilliant route.
with karin
Hidden ??, 1993 AltLd O/S
geoff b 20 Jul, 1992 AltLd I'd wanted to do Positron (think I'd seen a brilliant picture of Andy Pollit on the diagonal crack) but Crispin said this would be better combination; he was right of course. I remember being mighty relieved to finish to reach the groove in Dinosaur. I think we finished up Dinosaur too.
with Crispin
I'd wanted to do Positron (think I'd seen a brilliant picture of Andy Pollit on the diagonal crack) but Crispin said this would be better combination; he was right of course. I remember being mighty relieved to finish to reach the groove in Dinosaur. I think we finished up Dinosaur too.
with Crispin
Neil McA 21 Apr, 1990 AltLd O/S Lead the first and last pitches, excellent route!
with Andy Cave
Lead the first and last pitches, excellent route!
with Andy Cave
Mike Owen 15 Jun, 1985 Lead O/S I led every pitch.
with Simon King
I led every pitch.
with Simon King
Dave Turnbull 2 Jun, 1984 AltLd
with Paul Greenland
with Paul Greenland
rkv ?Sep, 1982 AltLd
with J Moffitt
with J Moffitt
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