Rockfax Description
A direct version of Ancient Rhythm with a tricky 2nd clip. The crux is a desperate trick move and is much easier when you know how. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1987

simon1965 02/Nov Lead RP

First go today, third day. Nearly fluffed it as I forget to take any clips. So pleased, probably last 7a this year.

simon1965 09/Oct TR

Might have worked out the Egyptian thing.

with Si Willshire, Tim
simon1965 03/Oct TR

Just the hard bottom section a couple of goes. Really good one to go back to and might go if I can sort the stretch for jug or a Egyptian - if I can figger out what that is.

with Tim
MYox 05/Sep Lead dog

A bit too tired at the end of the day.

jonhowson 05/Sep Lead dog
with Mark
dannyboy83 24/Jul Lead O/S
tom.truhelka 31/Aug/14 Lead RP

Fell from 2nd clip. Worked the low crux move. Next session sent first time.

Cake 03/Jul/14 Lead RP

1 top rope and got it 1st go on lead

Nathanie1 04/Sep/13 Lead RP

Easy when you know how.

clmbr 21/Aug/12 Lead β
with Guillermo
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead RP
Haydn Jones 21/Aug/11 Lead RP
with andy
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead RP
Diggler 23/Apr/11 Lead dog

A few falls working out the tricky crux move then clean to the top. Back next time for a clean lead.

with Charlie, andyob
andyob 23/Apr/11 Lead dog
with charlie, Diggler
Hidden 12/Dec/10 Lead RP
Somerset swede basher 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Got pumped silly trying to work out the crux move when all useful holds turn into sloping side pulls. Eventually managed to get up to easier ground but I don't think I worked out the 'trick' as it felt desperate. Amazed I didn't fall off!

with Ben Ranson
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead
Don Jebus 17/Sep/09 Lead RP

first 7a, sweet!

with frazer
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead dog
Gambit 12/Jul/09 Lead RP

1st 7a, done while sharing banter with Gary Gibson (1st ascentionist). Now for something harder!

with Steve
sadams 15/Apr/09 TR
with Eric Hildrew
Brian Rodgers 07/Mar/09 Lead RP
ASchwirtz 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 28/Nov/08 Lead RP
with Jason
Hidden 28/Nov/08 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Lead dog
sadams 10/Aug/08 Lead
with Catherine Adams
Ian Broome 30/Jun/08 Lead RP
with Matt
goi.ashmore 29/May/07 Lead O/S
with Gary Gibson
skygodley 28/Jun/06 Lead RP
Boy ??/2006 -
Roget 28/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with jon
Billg ??/1997 -
mattnuttall 17/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
Stoney Boy 13/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/91 TR
Hidden 17/Apr/91 Lead RP
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