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Eagle Crag
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Daegalus E3 5c T 
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Post Mortem E3 5c 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Paul Ross Peter Lockey May 19th 1956
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Dec 19, 2009

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Al Manson taking flight from the crux.

Description 

This climb done in 1956 was the first of its grade in the Lake District E3 5c (5.10d).The crack is a prominent feature of the crag.A classic of its type.This climb has seen many failed attempts .P1) Follow a flake crack diagonally to the right then a now vegetated crack that leads to a ledge at the base of the obvious crack.80'5.8.(5a)P2)Climb the offwidth crack over the bulge and continue up to the top.60' 5.10d (E3 5c)


Location 

Eagle Crag,between Greenup Ghyll and Langstrath.See FRCC Guide book to Borrowdale


Protection 

Normal rack with a couple a bigger cams.The FA party used two points of protection.See topo on The Sprogg route



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Franco Cookson on a failed attempt at the crux section of the final pitch.Says he will return another day ! Photo Franco Cookson
Franco Cookson on a failed attempt at the crux sec...
John Syrett on Post Mortem 1974. Nasty leg damage resulted from this succesful ascent
John Syrett on Post Mortem 1974. Nasty leg damage ...
An unsuccessful attempt by Al Manson,  after  climbing second to Syrett Al swung about 20' out into space.
An unsuccessful attempt by Al Manson, after clim...
Syrett's Knee (and pants)after a fight  with Post Mortem. 1974
Syrett's Knee (and pants)after a fight with Post ...
Peter Lockey and Paul Ross April 2013 on Castle Crag, Borrowdale with Eagle Crag in the background. Their ascent of Post Mortem 5.10d (E3 5c) in 1956 was the first of its grade in the Lake District.
Peter Lockey and Paul Ross April 2013 on Castle Cr...
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By Steve "Crusher" Bartlett
May 31, 2011

An early ascent of Post Mortem was by Robin Barley (leading), Tony Barley, John Jones, and Ted Townsend, Feb 27, 1965.