Wave of Mutilation 7a
[They say life begins at 7a. is that true for soft ones?, 2 kb]20m. An eliminate with one tricky move. Low in the grade. © ROCKFAX
FA. Simon Cundy 1992

Photo: They say life begins at 7a. is that true for soft ones? © islandlynx

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This climb is in 66 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 01/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Oct/14

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Lena

liam.ashton - Lead O/S - Sep/14

Technical crux around the fourth bolt, but not too bad once the sequence is figured. Should have sent it second go but made a mistake. First 7a
islandlynx - Lead RP - 31/Aug/14 with TomRiddelsdell, Amy

TomRiddelsdell - Lead RP - 31/Aug/14 with Shane Williams

Hidden - 28/Aug/14

Robnort - TR dog - 12/Jul/14

Dave138 - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/14

easy, 2nd go
MartinPL - Lead - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

very small crimps on crux - felt like I was going to hurt myself. backed off.
DaveMo - TR dnf - 04/May/14 with Joe Chambers, Jan

Worked out the crux sequence, just need to hit it fresh
jrccrosby - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/14 with Federico

liam.ashton - 2014

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Sep/13

leon - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/13 with fabricio

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Lou

Dogged the on-sight attempt. Lead clean straight afterwards.
Nathaniel Larsson - Lead RP - 04/Sep/13 with Louise Hall

SGD - TR - 07/Jun/13 with Rob Gray

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with dave james

Absolutely desperate, must've been doing it wrong but the sequence was everything. Took nasty fall onto ledge, could really do with another bolt. Aided/yarded at several points.
spidermonkey09 - Lead dog - 06/May/13 with Brad Staniforth

Crux tougher for the short, easy climbing generally. enjoyed the route.
Jay-Ast - Lead RP - 28/Apr/13 with mick, Rosyk

first 7a flash, first 7a for that matter!
peteramsden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/13

Duz - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/12

First effort at redpointing, took three top rope sessions, then got it first lead attempt. Seemed soft compared to the few other F7a ive been on. Now to find a F7b to work....
Brannock - Lead RP - 27/Oct/12

Hidden side pull in crux, don't miss it or you're off.
Nick Allen - Lead RP - 18/Aug/12

Went pretty easy when I FINALLY got the sequence right.
leon - Lead rpt - 26/May/12 with John Taylor

So now I know why the crux felt so much easier last year. I've been doing it all wrong this year. Felt easy the right way. Ran out of time to try for the RP.
leon - Lead dog - 22/May/12

This is starting to get embarrassing. So almost there. Now falling from the final move on the crux. Can get through OK on TR but its too tenuous on lead. Need to man up or work a better foot placement.
leon - Lead dnf - 13/May/12 with Steven Davidson

1st RP attempt. No practice since last year so sketchy on the moves. Felt good up to and including the getting the right side pull @ the crux. Struggling to sort my feet for the next 2 moves meaning they feel precarious. Rest of the route fine. Next time???
leon - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/12 with Steven Davidson

Did the move eventually but could not repeat on the way down, so didn't bother with the redpoint. Mighty wobbly move above the crux. Will have another go.
philhilo - Lead dog - 31/Mar/12 with brian rodgers

Only time for one TR go. Found the moves OK bu kept missed the hidden hold on the crux. Went down, back-up, still couldn't remember where it was.
leon - TR dog - 25/Sep/11 with Steven Davidson

Managed to work all the moves, eventually. Now need at least one flash on TR before I go for my first RP 7a.
leon - TR dog - 10/Sep/11 with Rob Adie

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/11

One hard moved that I couldn't do. Quite reachy would need to try a different approach.
simon1965 - TR dog - 06/Jul/11 with Rodders, peakdj

thefuturesmiles - Lead RP - Jun/11 with Phil Ball

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/May/11

oddessy_uk - TR dog - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Dec/10

GarethHall - Lead RP - 05/Sep/10 with Teck

nathanlee - Lead RP - 18/Jul/10 with Dom Lee

Lex Wilkinson - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - TR dog - 22/May/10

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Andy and Eric

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/10

TR on shunt
Brown - TR RP - 25/Jan/10 with Solo

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

on shunt
jamiev - TR dog - 17/Oct/09

rockjedi - Lead O/S - Sep/09

First 7a clean onsight. Psyched. Soft in the grade, but it all counts!
LoopyLou - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Helen Lear

Brian Rodgers - Lead - 19/Oct/08 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/08

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 13/Apr/08 with Gary Gibson

Hidden - TR dog - 27/Mar/08

First 7a outside.
OffshoreAndy - Lead RP - 21/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 2007

NeilManley - Lead β - Jun/06

Benjones45_99 - 2nd dog - 2006 with Borg

skygodley - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/99 with SarahM

Billg - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/96

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/94

Roget - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/93 with colin

First ascent - Belayed by the late Tony Revell.
Stoney Boy - Lead - 1992

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