Akira*** 7b

Rockfax Description
30m. The shallow groove gives an excellent and difficult climb. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Mike Owen - Lead dog - 20/Apr/15 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jan/15

Cassidy - Lead RP - 04/Nov/14 with Helen Cassidy

Second go! Perfect end to my best ever day of sport climbing.
Adam_42 - Lead RP - 23/Apr/14 with Wil Treasure

Not my style at all.
Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14 with Mike Todd

Second go. Tough crux.
drysori - Lead RP - Apr/14

sadly ripped hands open on 1st rp attempt
papashango - Lead dog - 23/Mar/14 with Elliot

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with mum

1st go this time. Had tried previously in '06
switch - Lead RP - 15/Mar/14 with Leanne

Shawty - Lead RP - Mar/14 with Conor

Hard crux! Nearly came off before I noticed the holds out right, BIG slap to the jug after the crack. Trick was to use the holds in the crack as little as possible!
Joughton - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/14

Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - Oct/13

andy33 - Lead RP - 13/Sep/13

Went 3rd go. Should have been 2nd go but for some unnecessary foot faf mid crux. The single hardest sequence of moves on the trip. 7 moves of V5 on top of 6b climbing followed by 5+ to the top. Excellent route. Did it 3 more times on the trip to put up and retrieve draws for friends.
mr_nsglover - Lead RP - 11/Sep/13

chiverstom - Lead dog - 01/Apr/13 with Alice

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Mar/12

John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Justin Timms

Although the start and finish are easy the crux is desperate. feels harder than 7b and as hard or harder than some of the 7b+ routes on the same crag. Fantastic line and very enjoyable climbing.
felixthelion - Lead RP - 02/Jan/12 with T. Brookes

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Oct/11

On sighted by Bob. Desperate bouldery crux and way too hard for me. 7c.
Ian Jones - 2nd dnf - 16/Oct/11 with Robert Durran (aka 'Big Bob')

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Feb/11

Short and bouldery after the initial long easy groove.
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 02/Apr/10 with James Rees

Good beta from goi. hard crux. psyched
Alex Mason - Lead β - 02/Apr/10 with goi ashmore, julia

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/10 with Dave Moir

good climbing, but couldn't get past the crux coming out of the overhang. got to hang some pretty crap holds there!
oliwarlow - Lead dnf - 15/Nov/09 with Dave S

ASchwirtz - Lead RP - 17/Apr/09 with Mike Todd

Mike Todd - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Akira has a tough move at the start to get you past the first clip then it gets really easy, so easy in fact you can get fully recovered for the crux which is much much harder! The real crux is getting through a scoop-crack on tiny two finger holds, its steep and powerful but the top tip is when it gets really hard; look right! I think Akira only gets 7b because of the jug pulling before and after the crux. A great climb.
skygodley - Lead RP - 01/Jan/09

mhairi thorburn - Lead RP - 05/May/08 with malc

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