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Private Prosecution** 6b+

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20m. A worthwhile, direct line with good sustained climbing. The route now bears little resemblance to the original line. © ROCKFAX
6c in guidebook
FA. Ian French, Steve France 1985. Direct Start - Gary Gibson 1998

Ticklists: Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 159 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Stroppy - Lead dog - 31/Aug/14 with Josh Brown

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Shane Donnelly

found the move into the groove hard and the moves to the penultimate bolt hard.
leon - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/14 with fabricio

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14

MartinPL - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

jeffsheard - 2nd - 20/Jun/14 with oxford john, Owen

Nearly did it after a practice TR. Didn't like the run out to the penultimate bolt
Cake - Lead dog - 20/Jun/14 with John Cooper, Jeff

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/14

mrteale - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with MrBlond

MrBIond - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14

Nice climbing. Forgot my harness so lead using some bodged up legloops made from slings. Felt about a grade easier than the adjacent Litany Against Fear. Possibly done before years ago.
stp - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Julie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/14

This seems hard for 6b+ , it's 6c to me and not that easy either.
simon1965 - Lead dog - 26/May/14 with Si Willshire, Scot slim boy

Superb climbing for quarried limestone... a gem
phil64 - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with matt dean, dave

small crimp near the top stopped me. aided the rest and lowered off.
DaveMo - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14 with Ben Prince

One rest after getting confused trying to follow instructions.. Sigh.
dunky - TR dog - 19/Apr/14

morganator - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Sophie Whyte

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Apr/14

Got him this time. Dogged lead, TR, RP. Its still definitely 6c!
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 22/Mar/14 with Jack Knight

Ah so unhappy! Fumbled it right at the top when I should defintely have finished it and then it started to rain so I couldn't have another go :(
Jack93 - Lead dog - 22/Mar/14 with Jim Hulbert

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/14

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14

Dkoi - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Dominic, Mark Barnard

think im quite a way off leading this at the moment
Palmer - TR dog - 08/Jan/14

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13 with Adam

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/13

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Sep/13

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Sep/13

philboy - Lead - 05/Sep/13 with matt g

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead dog - 15/Jul/13 with Courty

Sustained with a couple of tough moves, definitive 6c.
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Keith Poskitt, Trish Darling

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13 with Sarah

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

Chris Wright - Lead - 19/May/13

Sweet route, particularly the bottom half. Top half confused the hell out of me, should've learned the topo line off by heart. Again sportingly bolted in the middle, would've been big fall had I gone there. Also agree it is solid 6c.
spidermonkey09 - Lead dog - 06/May/13 with Brad Staniforth

Richard P Coates - TR dnf - 06/May/13 with Courty

Chris Wright - Lead - 07/Apr/13

mrginna - Lead dog - 31/Mar/13 with John

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Simon Palmer

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Feb/13

kristian - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12

Think this is a tough 6c. I remembered how much I hate long run outs above bolts on crags that dont overhang. Didnt enjoy it; found it scarier than.the last E3 I did. One bokt position in particular just plain stupid.
Si dH - Lead dog - 06/Oct/12 with Richard Popp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/12

clmbr - Lead β - 21/Aug/12 with Guillermo

6c in new guide and I think it is worth it
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with tom reed, John Brannock

jkarran - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Grant

Brannock - Lead dog - 18/Aug/12

GrantB - Lead β - 18/Aug/12 with James

jibberingwreck - Lead dog - 27/Jul/12 with mustgetstronger

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Jul/12

soph - Lead - 12/Jul/12 with Lindy Smith

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Jul/12

After wandering around on the lead and falling off all the time, I nearly got the top-rope clean
Cake - TR dog - 08/Jul/12

DDDD - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/12 with Seb Grieve

migs493 - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/12 with Jenny

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/12

6B+?? 6C!
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/12 with Tom Dolden

move right at top to a sde pull not obvious
Tom Doldon - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/12 with sam simpson 48

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

Cake - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/12 with John Cooper

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

Seymore Butt - 2012

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with David Gilling

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jun/11

Led after falling onsight. Various excuses (weather/conditions etc) but nowt that would stand up in court. Read the sequence wrong at middle crux and fell, after dealing with the balancy groove ok. Top went fine.
Cragrat Rich - Lead - 25/Jun/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - 12/May/11 with Pete Cresswell

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/May/11

6c. A very good route.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Cat Black

came back to get it clean today, still took 2 attempts
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with Alaina Beacall, neil mackie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/11

David Smith - 2011

robandian - Oct/10

robandian - 2nd - Oct/10

MartinWilliams87 - Lead dnf - 22/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/10

Felt strangely familiar
Gambit - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Barney

Fell off!
migs493 - Lead dog - 21/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/10

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Neil Foster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/10

Good climb, loads of great sequences between good rests. Gotta be worth 6c.
smudge - Lead RP - 01/Jul/10 with Phil

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

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/10

this is hard shizz!!!!
Alaina - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/10 with laurence_ev

nacnud - Lead O/S - 24/May/10 with Natalie Tanzer

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Chris Barr

Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/10

greenclimb - Lead β - 20/Feb/10

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/09

wolverine - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Chris Coleman

gazfellows - TR - 29/Jun/09 with Dennis

gazfellows - 2nd - 29/Jun/09 with Dennis

Hidden - TR dnf - 08/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Derek Furze - Lead - 2009

jw231 - Lead dog - 08/Aug/08

al99 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/08 with James Whitlock

morganator - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/08 with Blonde Tom

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/08

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Rebecca Ellis

morganator - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/08 with Martin Cooper

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Matt

Jarin - 2nd β - 03/Apr/08 with local:-)

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Stephen

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Jun/07

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Neil Hillis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/07

Mick B - Lead O/S - 10/May/07 with Dave

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead - 25/Nov/06

NeilManley - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Apr/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/03 with Jim

nige - Lead - 11/Sep/03 with nick colton

Hidden - TR - 28/Dec/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/02

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/01

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/01

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/01

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/00

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/00 with jon

Hidden - TR - 01/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Apr/99

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/98

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/96

Hidden - TR - 21/Jul/93

Hidden - TR - 04/Jul/93

Hidden - TR - 15/Apr/93

Hidden - TR - 02/Jul/92

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/91

Hidden - TR - 03/Jul/91

sadams - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/91 with Kev Mellieu

Billg - Lead O/S - Jul/90 with Jon Barton

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/89

Mike Owen - 20/Apr/88 with Pete Kirton

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/88

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Style of ascent

Lead124 of 159 (78.0%)
Followed10 of 159 (6.3%)
Toproped19 of 159 (11.9%)
Unknown6 of 159 (3.8%)

'Climbed'46 of 159 (28.9%)
clean O/S51 of 159 (32.1%)
clean β5 of 159 (3.1%)
clean rpt18 of 159 (11.3%)
clean RP3 of 159 (1.9%)
dogged29 of 159 (18.2%)
dnf7 of 159 (4.4%)