Nicotine Stain** f6B / V4
[Pebble crimping on Nicotine Stain, 3 kb]6m.

Rockfax Description
The 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: Pebble crimping on Nicotine Stain © Pythonist
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 153 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

iainsanderson - Sent dnf - 26/May/15

Still nails.
JamieSparkes - Sent dnf - 14/May/15 with Nick

utterly desperate!
JamieSparkes - Sent dnf - 09/May/15 with franhammond92, Claire Holland

started on right hand side
Bernie L - Sent x - 01/May/15 with John, Aiden

happy to get this first go today.
Nick1812P - Sent rpt - 20/Apr/15 with Tom A, Matt

Macleod - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/15

Hidden - Sent - 28/Mar/15

siwid - Sent x - 27/Mar/15

Eetu - Sent x - 27/Mar/15

Hidden - Sent - 09/Nov/14

Great boulder problem
Gambit - Sent x - 02/Oct/14 with Guiom

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

Rob Greenwood - UKC - 2014

Hidden - 2014

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

Hidden - Sent - 04/Dec/13

Hidden - 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

Hidden - Sent dnf - 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

Hidden - Solo - Jan/08

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

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 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

bullybones - 1992

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:
Gianthit, Phoebus, TonyF, rurp, crazy crane, Keith Swainson, MartinWilliams87, Matt Reid, sean0409, Nom, Oliver Sherman, ldmell

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