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[brixton climber in south sandstone.Bowles Rocks, 2 kb]Interesting and varied climbing. Start by making an awkward and delicate move onto the first break and gain small positive holds on the main wall. Use these carefully to reach the welcome juggy break below the overhang. Make a hard move to gain the ledge above and finish up the jamming crack. Classic!
M Boysen 1960

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 149 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

pete_fewings - TR O/S - 14/Sep/14

got to first break
daviesp2 - TR dnf - 16/Aug/14

finally...
theandthem - TR β - 01/Jul/14

loplop - TR dog - 21/Jun/14 with Laura, Adrian, Jim

SandyB - 14/May/14

Got all the way to the heel hook move but with rests after each major section, didn't realise till later you need to get your knee in the niche. Might actually work all the moves/sections next time probably still a way off doing it.
CurlyStevo - TR dnf - 23/Apr/14

kp64zl - TR dnf - Apr/14

matt.jj - TR dnf - 08/Mar/14 with Dave Mahon

Penfold Merton - TR dog - 2014

Hidden - TR β - 10/Oct/13

duncandarnell - TR - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - Jul/13

Eoinparker - TR dog - 27/Jun/13 with Hassen Bali

Tried it twice as it was getting dark, first time got my leg over the bulge but couldn't do more, second time couldn't get established in the crack after the bulge. Know i can do it though.
Guy Atkinson - TR dnf - 25/Jun/13 with Zara

Hidden - TR - 15/Jun/13

lukehodson - TR rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Steve, Mel, Charlotte

HassenBali - TR dnf - 06/May/13 with Eoin Parker

mrteale - TR - May/13

Steve Dunton - 2013

Ewan Russell - TR O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Mike(Dad)

cameronmcloughlin - TR rpt - 07/Aug/12

Hidden - TR - 28/Jul/12

got very close to doing the first difficult bit
Stewart Armstrong - TR dnf - 28/Jul/12

adam 24 - TR O/S - 28/Jul/12

grakgrak - TR dog - 25/Jul/12 with duncan

Jevans - TR RP - Jul/12

Very awkward to put that knee in the niche... Good core exercise ! Managed it but then was too knackered for the final move... Pleasant route.
BarefootCeds - TR dnf - 26/Jun/12 with Dave Mahon

elyben - TR RP - 24/May/12

Graham C - TR rpt - 13/Apr/12 with Derek

tunaficiency - TR β - 08/Apr/12 with kate surry

matt.jj - TR dnf - 27/Mar/12

IanMulvany - TR β - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd RP - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/Jan/12

Cat G - TR - 2012

Hidden - 2012

whitehouse_rhys - TR - 2012

Hidden - TR dnf - 27/Nov/11

Excellent. nice contrast between the delicate bottom and thuggy top.
Ian Bell - TR dog - 26/Nov/11 with Tania T

hailtryfan - TR rpt - Nov/11 with AJ Bowley

kiks - TR O/S - 01/Oct/11

Henry.Todman - TR RP - Sep/11

Jon Read - TR - 02/Jul/11 with Matt Gallagher

Jon Read - TR - 02/Jul/11 with Matt Gallagher

patsaunders - TR - Jul/11

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Jun/11

wi11 - TR β - 06/Jun/11 with Marcus, Nat

birchboy13 - TR - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - TR dog - 29/May/11

Hidden - TR - 22/May/11

got to the first over hang, and nearly got over it, but not quite. good route, worth another try or ten!
Ceridwen - TR dnf - 15/May/11

Attempted a couple of years ago - couldn't get established in the crack. Got it first go this time. Jam.
finchelata - TR rpt - 06/May/11 with Mark

Graham C - TR rpt - 19/Apr/11 with Nick susx

Hidden - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dog - 17/Apr/11

dan gibson - TR rpt - 10/Apr/11 with anna barnes

barfani chita - TR dnf - 09/Apr/11 with Saurus

only had one go on it, up for trying again
Guy Atkinson - TR dnf - 09/Apr/11 with Dick, Nick Briggs

Hidden - TR - 03/Apr/11

I'm in shock that I climbed this clean! i've done less than handful of 6a before and this is by far the most interesting. Just be BOLD, ignore you inner thoughts, and flow up it. technical start, leading into solid juggy overhang with a lovely thank-god hand jam crack finish. looking back I just might have been lucky!
steve2006 - TR O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Andrew Pearson

elbeanio - TR - 02/Apr/11

feilx - TR O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Heather

barfani chita - TR dnf - 13/Mar/11 with Saurus

climber46 - 2011

JIMJIM - TR - 2011 with Tex

keith leonard - 2011

james.pilbeam - 2011

michaelcolledge - TR β - 2011

timmyhobby - TR - 2011

Radical-G - TR RP - 17/Oct/10

easy when you know how!
Graham C - TR rpt - 02/Sep/10 with Derek

cayteye - TR dnf - 03/Aug/10 with Kevin Faux

RFWilkie - TR rpt - 03/Aug/10

Kevster - TR - 03/Aug/10

lukehodson - TR rpt - 01/Aug/10 with Charlotte

Danny Crump - TR dnf - 26/Jul/10 with Michael Hyde

dan gibson - TR rpt - 24/May/10

Quiddity - TR dog - 18/Apr/10 with Hannah, Curious Yellow

Hidden - TR dnf - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 18/Apr/10

davidrblakeman - TR rpt - 13/Apr/10

Simon Bowyer - TR dnf - 11/Apr/10 with Nik

Absolute battle, but great fun.
J.Wells - TR O/S - Apr/10 with Jasmine Taplin

sachichas - TR RP - 2010

Graham C - TR rpt - 19/Sep/09 with Scott F

Love the Hate
dickie01 - TR - 18/Aug/09

With Gresham watching to add a little pressure!
Graham C - TR rpt - 06/Jun/09

Monk - TR O/S - 06/Jun/09

Listy - TR RP - 01/May/09 with Miles Lister

Kyle Rance - TR - 26/Apr/09 with Sine Rance

troutbeck - TR dnf - 29/Mar/09 with J.G.

riddle - TR O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Yasmina

Lovely side pull route, with nasty over hanging rockover/mantel finish
mr_cf - TR RP - 15/Mar/09 with Ian ...

Threesixzero - 2009

Hidden - 2009

olipab121 - 2009

davidrblakeman - 2009

davebowes - 2009

At bloody last. Have been trying this for ages, finaly did it clean.
Graham C - TR β - 19/Oct/08 with Paul Skinner

Marti999 - TR RP - 26/Sep/08

awesome route. got it 2nd go
lukehodson - TR - 12/Sep/08 with Charlotte

Al Franks - TR dnf - 16/Aug/08 with Luke and Nicki

Alasdair88 - TR dnf - 16/Aug/08 with Luke hodson

hailtryfan - TR RP - Jun/08

Hidden - Jun/08

project (and has been for ages)
Graham C - TR dog - 21/May/08 with Paul Skinner

Hidden - 16/Feb/08

2nd attempt
sparkass - TR RP - Feb/08 with Ian Stronghill and Lewis Allan

alexharv3y - TR dnf - 06/Jan/08

strapless - 2008

jimmay - TR O/S - 2008

mrthehud - TR - 2008 with Tom Hudson

Nick F Smith - TR O/S - Oct/07 with Andy

Piers Harley - 30/Sep/07

Mark Riley - TR O/S - 18/Aug/07 with Hely

Hidden - TR RP - 16/Jul/07

Matt Tranter - TR - 12/Jun/07 with Zelda Greyling

Loved it!
hal - TR RP - 02/Jun/07 with Bernard Lam

Hidden - TR - Mar/07

Have climbed this about 20 times or so but the last occasion was about 30 years ago. The first bit felt harder but the wall above didn't seem so thin (felt like there was a couple of extra holds) and the top felt much easier. Having chalk and sticky boots probaby helps. Funny that I seemed to do it facing in the opposite direction to how I recollected doing it, which threw me a bit. Remember Gordon deLacey used to solo it - which has always impressed me.
Marcus - TR - 2007

Rob Kennard - 2007

Kyuzo - 2007

Nathan Kemp - TR - 2007

Hidden - 2007

themidnightninja - TR - 2007

jimjimmyjimjim - TR dog - 09/Sep/06

Hidden - TR - 31/Aug/06

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Aug/06

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Aug/06

learned a lot here
tonanf - TR - Aug/06

Rob Laird - TR dog - 16/Jul/06

dan gibson - TR - 07/May/06 with AJ

Brown - TR - Sep/05

Rokmunky - TR - 2005

Hidden - TR RP - 2004

Hidden - TR - Jun/00

got to overhang...!
Lepista - TR - 13/Feb/00

Jon Read - TR - 2000 with Matt Gallagher

Hidden - TR - 2000

ellie macpherson - TR - 30/Jun/99 with Ian Holmes

pc1983 - TR - Apr/99

Hidden - TR RP - 19/May/98

Hidden - TR rpt - 1998

Richard White - 1997

Hidden - TR RP - 1995

andy gittins - 1990

craig h - TR O/S - 1988 with Luke Steer

Repeat.
Gordon Stainforth - TR - 07/Aug/83

Technically the hardest thing I've ever done.
Gordon Stainforth - TR - 24/Jul/83

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Followed1 of 149 (0.7%)
Toproped126 of 149 (84.6%)
Unknown22 of 149 (14.8%)

'Climbed'60 of 149 (40.3%)
clean O/S14 of 149 (9.4%)
clean β7 of 149 (4.7%)
clean rpt15 of 149 (10.1%)
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dogged13 of 149 (8.7%)
dnf24 of 149 (16.1%)