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Chilona* 6a+

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Tapa de Isabella >>
100m, 10 pitches. A popular line with some surprisingly difficult moves. Abseil back down the line to finish. 1) 4, 12m. The easy-angled wall to a ledge. 2) 6a+, 12m. The technical slabby wall proves to be quite tough. 3) 6a, 10m. A steeper pitch to a tree. © ROCKFAX
The second pitch is a bit spooky.
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Missed pitch 1 for tapa de isabelle. Clean second of pitch 2 (possibly trended too far left at crux; would be hard and scary on lead!) and 3 (backed off lead attempt halfway up). Don't think rockfax lengths could be more wrong!
Danielle Arnott - AltLd - Apr/14 with Matt

1st pitch
philippotter - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/13 with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls

First pitch only. Nice and juggy 4.
wilsers - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/13 with James Wilson

philippotter - 2nd - 30/Oct/13 with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls

Pitches 1 & 3
Hardcore Pat - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/13 with Chris Vanderz

Pretty scrappy, there are 2 options after the first belay, one is 6a+, the other is scary and tough.
Roberttaylor - Lead dnf - 07/Apr/13 with Isolde

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 07/Apr/13

richardashe - AltLd O/S - Apr/13 with Mark Jackson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/13

Last route of the trip. pitch lengths in the rockfax guide completely wrong
tprebs - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/13 with Siobhan Vye

Lead first pitch
Siobhan Vye - AltLd - Feb/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Dec/12

J then me for the second pitch after J backed off. Only did the first 2 pitches as J couldn't second the second pitch!
Marq - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with James Rowe

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Oct/12

escaped off the 2nd pitch. bumbled up the choss on the left to the top and tried doing the crux, but failed as too tired and too hot. gave up.
gavster2405 - Lead dnf - 11/Oct/12 with jane phillips

CC p1, TB p2, missed out 3rd pitch due to light. Tricky! Agree with what others have said - the guide book pitch lengths are way off.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Caroline C

caroline256 - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Tom B

will909 - Lead O/S - Feb/12

leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - Feb/12

Last route of day. Started on the wrong route. Faffed a lot with rope (definitely longer than the guide says). Couldn't be bothered about 30m up so abbed off.
owb106 - AltLd dnf - 20/Dec/11 with Matt Smith

Don't believe the current Rockfax pitch lengths they're probably double that. Went up Tapa de Isabella first before finding out we'd gone wrong. Traversed left and then up the 6a+ pitch, one very hard move.
Matt Smith - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/11 with Oli Brend

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11

mwatson - Lead O/S - Dec/11

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 21/Nov/11 with nick arding

Running_Board - Lead - Nov/11

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/11

fi15 - AltLd - 25/Oct/11

4+, 6b, 6a. Guidebook pitch lengths are very wrong. Started 1st from lowest point rather than ramp so 20-25m. But pitch 2 is hard & deff 30m to a new chain as was a foot from the knot in my 60m rope when abbing down it! Pitch 3 is steep & juggy & at least double the guide length. Led 2 after Ian lowered down from crux. I moved R & up but then couldnt reach next bolt, ended up well run out by next one.
john_ni - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/11 with Ian Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11

5+,6b+,6b imo. Middle pitch is very good and its obvious why the lower off tat/mallion is where it is.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Laura Perry

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/11

me=1st and 3rd pitch, mike=2nd (after my attempt!)
CRiddiford - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Mike

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with ah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/11

iccy - 05/Feb/11 with Aidan

ollieben - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2011

Guidebook pitch lengths are very wrong. Should be something like 24m, 34m, 25m. I led 12m of P1 to two bolts, but it wasn't the right belay. Gary led on to the right belay after route finding problems, then led P2. I tried leading P3, backed off down and Gary finished it. 3 abseils back to the ground, 2nd abseil doesn't quite reach with a 60m rope, a little scramble down to the lower off.
kleinej - 2nd - 26/Oct/10 with Gary

Working out the crux moves on 2nd pitch was a bit difficult and a bat in a hold I wanted to use on the 3rd was rather startling!
garywong - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/10 with Jason Kleine

fireman_al - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Paul McDonald

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/10 with Hash

RachubAndy - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil

Led 1st, 2nd and 4th pitches. Starting off we knew of 3 - discovered and did 2 more; realised it was never ending and went down
krasavenko - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Liam Ingram

Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Liyen

Just the first two pitches as ran out of time. Surprisingly hard move on pitch 2.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/10 with Sean Jacobs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/10

SaraAT - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/10 with Jonathan Phillips

Ciro - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/10

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Roy Thomas

Skullfire - Lead dnf - 14/Feb/10 with Daniel Rovira

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Mike fell on pitch 2 and I backed off pitch 3.
lucasp - AltLd dog - 30/Dec/09 with Mike Nuttall

Led the 6a+ pitch
katiep - AltLd dog - 19/Dec/09 with Sian Gardiner

Hidden - AltLd dog - 19/Dec/09

adamlevs - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09 with Iain Gill

razorfin - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/09

Led P2 (6a+) & P3 (6a)
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/09 with Karen Roberts

timcedwards - 2nd - Nov/09 with Andrew Edwards

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/09

tobyk - Lead O/S - Mar/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - Mar/08

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - Apr/06

Erkke - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Jody

whispering nic - Jan/00

Voting
Total votes cast 21
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6a0 of 13
easy 6a0 of 13
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Style of ascent

Lead32 of 65 (49.2%)
Followed9 of 65 (13.8%)
Alt Leads22 of 65 (33.8%)
Unknown2 of 65 (3.1%)

'Climbed'14 of 65 (21.5%)
clean O/S39 of 65 (60.0%)
clean rpt1 of 65 (1.5%)
dogged4 of 65 (6.2%)
dnf7 of 65 (10.8%)