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[Nicotine Stain, 3 kb]6m. The thin seam is climbed on its left-hand side - thin! A very frustrating problem that sees many floundering attempts and much discussion about both line and grade! © ROCKFAX
FA. Al Rouse 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Peak Bouldering - bold-star Eastern-Grit sub 7s.

Photo: Nicotine Stain © mark20
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 137 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo - 19/Aug/14

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Aug/14

Hidden - TR - 12/Aug/14

eburki1 - TR dog - 04/May/14

Alex Mason - Sent x - 27/Apr/14 with Jemma Powell, Guy VG, Lee Cooper

pulled up and down stepped a couple of times before topping out the wall using logical seam (L-hand) and arete (R-hand) combo with feet on the wall in-between. Don't know what that makes the problem? Felt really cool and scary top moves.
Oliver Branagan - Sent β - 12/Mar/14

AlexRenshaw - Solo - 09/Mar/14 with Ted Lister

gingerwolf - Sent x - 08/Mar/14

eazyclimbing - Sent - 08/Mar/14 with stueeeyg, cliff

Nick1812P - Sent x - 03/Mar/14 with Ben

geddicakes - Sent - 01/Mar/14 with Jim Brownlow

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent rpt - 01/Mar/14

drysori - Sent - 02/Feb/14

john lynch - Sent O/S - 04/Dec/13 with Joe Holden

Hidden - Sent - 04/Dec/13

elliepygall - Sent - 30/Nov/13

Patrick Hill - Sent x - 30/Nov/13 with olly12344

James Oakes - Sent x - 23/Nov/13 with Gareth Hooson

treg - Sent dnf - 23/Nov/13 with Dan Osbaldeston, Bird

sgl0jd - 12/Nov/13

Duck Egg - Sent x - 06/Oct/13 with Stu

Hidden - Sent - 28/Aug/13

no pads, never a 6b move.
Haydn Jones - Solo O/S - 22/May/13 with the captain

M_W_Court - Solo - 16/May/13 with ian sutcliffe

JakeWShaw - Sent dnf - 05/Mar/13

half arsed, hot and greasy and all the other excuses in the book.
benkelsey - Solo dnf - 05/Mar/13 with Nick Priestley

Flash!
NickHobbs - Sent β - 28/Feb/13 with Mikeski, Mirf

Climbed on its left side
al123 - Sent - 27/Jan/13

Brown - Solo - 2013 with James T

Hidden - Sent x - 08/Dec/12

Ben HW - Sent - 08/Dec/12 with jack_barber

Hidden - Sent dnf - 02/Dec/12

Chris Redding - Sent dnf - 24/Nov/12 with Ben Tanner

brilliant. A real test of faith in friction, boning down on little pebbles keeping your head together.
Jonny Nick - Solo RP - 10/Nov/12

belay bunny turned bad - Sent x - 07/Oct/12 with nicky, loundsy

Obi-Wan is lost... - Solo - 06/Oct/12

no mats this time
wolverine - Solo - 23/Jul/12 with Caroline Ashman

dominic lee - Solo - 03/May/12 with molly

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Feb/12

markalmack - Sent O/S - 19/Feb/12 with chris todd

greenclimb - Sent - 04/Feb/12 with Sarah

Hidden - Sent β - 01/Feb/12

Really good, about third go. Did it using the pebbles near the right arete. Scarier as you get higher
James Oswald - Sent x - 01/Feb/12 with Mark Rankine

Really good, about third go. Did it using the pebbles near the right arete. Scarier as you get higher
James Oswald - Sent - 01/Feb/12

Looks like it keeps on getting harder and spookier as you go up and I couldn't get my head around the wierdness at the end of the day.
petellis - Sent dnf - 07/Jan/12 with Pro-Climber Sean, Greame Hammond, Aly, Alpha Blue, Bex

Hidden - Solo rpt - 07/Jan/12

Had to try hard to get it. Got it third go though.
Ewano - Solo RP - 16/Oct/11 with Luke Addison

Lxaddison - Solo dnf - 16/Oct/11 with Ewan Prior

Sam Carr - Oct/11

Hidden - Sent dnf - 26/Sep/11

Ben Harper - Solo RP - 17/Sep/11 with Dave Moir

angus - Aug/11

Hidden - TR RP - 21/May/11

dmoir - Sent β - 14/Mar/11 with Oli

Hidden - Sent rpt - 14/Mar/11

bigdrew - Sent - 30/Jan/11 with James

fun.
al123 - Solo - 30/Jan/11

soph - Sent - 2011

mark20 - Sent x - 12/Dec/10

Hidden - Sent β - 12/Dec/10

V4/5
nathanlee - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/10

as a boulder problem
jowgli - Sent x - 24/Nov/10

Frustratingly fell from last move on flash!
Chris_barr - Sent x - 20/Nov/10 with Jon, Tash, Bob

thekendo - Solo β - 20/Nov/10

Just!
alaan - Sent O/S - 06/Nov/10

Sweet! Very nice climbing, just enough moves. Found the move to the sloper touch and go. Wouldn't have done it if I hadn't met Alan at the crag. Cheers!
jeffsheard - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Alan

Hidden - Sent x - 07/May/10

craig naylor - Solo - 29/Apr/10

DaveFidler - Sent x - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo RP - 16/Apr/10

Fergus Cuthill - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/10

Mr Sparkle - Solo RP - 15/Apr/10 with Chris Taylor

TomHaigh - Sent O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Phil Parker

android - TR rpt - 13/Mar/10

simon cox - Sent - 31/Jan/10

katyvose1 - 2010

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Oct/09

highrepute - Sent - 14/Jun/09

switch - Solo rpt - 03/May/09

wolverine - 21/Mar/09

shark - Sent - 17/Jan/09 with Mark Shea + Hungry Steve

Ram MkiV - Sent - 17/Jan/09 with tezzer & stead lord

Tez29 - Solo rpt - 17/Jan/09 with Steve & Dan

Hidden - Solo RP - 03/Jan/09

kingholmesy - Sent x - 2009

Hidden - Sent x - 2009

tatz45 - Sent x - 03/Dec/08 with Katy Vose

Awesome problem and psyched to nail it.
ianjfsutcliffe - Solo RP - 29/Oct/08 with Lauren

kevp - 29/Oct/08 with Atilla

fizzy_elephant - Sent x - 02/Aug/08 with Nick Fletcher

wolverine - Solo O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - Sent - 09/May/08

Creep_pea - Solo dnf - 17/Feb/08 with Tom & Andre

Getting stood in the good left dish took quite a few attempts (cunning use of thumbs on crystals), from there it went first go. Felt the same grade as Approach.
adam carless - Sent x - 17/Feb/08

mark s - Solo - Jan/08 with martin

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

sadams - Solo - 16/Nov/07 with Catherine Adams

Mark Riley - Sent - 02/Nov/07 with Alec

dannyboy83 - Sent x - 12/Oct/07

After working out the bottom moves it took two more visits to muster the courage for the top moves. Beautiful problem.
nai - Sent x - 18/Sep/07

Ian Broome - Solo - 29/May/07

Ian Broome - Solo - 18/May/07

Knew the sequence. Felt ok. Easy at Font 6b. Lovely problem
galpinos - Sent β - 17/Mar/07

Bog-standard V4. Excellent little problem.
Pythonist - Sent rpt - 14/Mar/07 with Teddington

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/07

Jack Symmons - Solo - Feb/07 with Dave P

Ben1983 - Sent x - 14/Jan/07

pauldr - Sent x - 2007

Hidden - Solo - 2007

derico - Solo RP - 02/Dec/06 with Jack and Chris

Too hard in the heat
Stuart S - Sent dnf - 04/Aug/06 with Amanda Lyons

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 05/May/06

Hidden - Solo RP - 22/Apr/06

Tobias at Home - Sent x - 19/Feb/06

Easy when its dry!
Joe Costello - Sent x - 18/Feb/06 with Liam

Really cold hands!! V5/V6 Font 6c+
Garan - Sent x - 20/Jan/06 with Nicolas Ecoffet

Boy - 2006

John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 20/May/05 with Wainy

Hidden - Solo - May/05

Hidden - Solo - 19/Feb/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

willackers - Sent x - 2005 with John Vickers

Hidden - 2004

Andrew Barker - Sent x - 2004

Ropeboy - Solo - 07/Dec/03

Hidden - Solo - Feb/03

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/Nov/01

Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 02/Sep/01 with Ian Pickles

Cassidy - 2001

tuftynick - Solo - 2000

Hidden - 1997

craig h - Solo O/S - 1990

goi.ashmore - Solo RP - 10/Mar/89

AlexRenshaw - Solo - 30/Dec/88 with Tom Lewis, Tim Raffle

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Hidden, rurp, crazy crane, Keith Swainson, MartinWilliams87, Matt Reid, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, sean0409, Hidden, Nom, Hidden, Oliver Sherman, ldmell

Voting
Total votes cast 86
hard E20 of 28
E21 of 28
easy E24 of 28
hard E14 of 28
E115 of 28
easy E13 of 28
hard HVS1 of 28
HVS0 of 28
easy HVS0 of 28
hard 6c0 of 31
6c0 of 31
easy 6c4 of 31
hard 6b11 of 31
6b6 of 31
easy 6b7 of 31
hard 6a3 of 31
6a0 of 31
easy 6a0 of 31
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2 Stars16 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed48 of 137 (35.0%)
Lead1 of 137 (0.7%)
Followed1 of 137 (0.7%)
Toproped5 of 137 (3.6%)
Bouldered68 of 137 (49.6%)
Unknown14 of 137 (10.2%)

'Climbed'57 of 137 (41.6%)
clean O/S13 of 137 (9.5%)
clean β7 of 137 (5.1%)
clean rpt8 of 137 (5.8%)
clean RP40 of 137 (29.2%)
dogged2 of 137 (1.5%)
dnf10 of 137 (7.3%)