A Right Earful* 6a+
[Approaching the icey upper wall of A Right Earful (F6a+), Horseshoe Quarry, 3 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
The pilliar on the left-hand side of the orange rock scar leads to a groove and a tough finale. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 2001

Photo: Approaching the icey upper wall of A Right Earful (F6a+), Horseshoe Quarry © lrandall
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apw - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Greg Cunningham

Pulled on draw
the power - Lead dog - 18/Aug/15 with rob

dr_botnik - Lead RP - 18/Aug/15 with Phil Taylor

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/15

DanChad - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Chris Murray

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 25/Jul/15 with Dan Chadfield

admackie - Lead - 22/Jul/15 with phil taylor, rob

Lost confidence on the final crimps. I blamed my sprained thumb, but it was obviously a lack of commitment, no excuses, should have got it first go.
dr_botnik - Lead dog - 22/Jul/15 with andrew mackie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/15

monkey_yan - Lead dog - 10/Jul/15 with Paige Stromberg

paigels93 - TR - 10/Jul/15 with Yannis Clark

mrteale - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/15 with MrBlond

MrBIond - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Ed Teale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/15

Marcus Brewer - Lead - 10/May/15

A one move wonder.
Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with JG

Last moves pretty difficult for a warm up climb, 6a in our guidebook
BareBears - Lead dog - 26/Apr/15 with Joe Cresswell

JCresswell - Lead dog - 26/Apr/15

Philip96 - Lead - 08/Apr/15

Tru - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15

rock_hopp5r - Lead - 2015

nick ferro - Lead rpt - 09/Nov/14 with Oli Birkill

nick ferro - Lead - 09/Nov/14 with Oli Birkill

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/14 with Jack Drake, Charley Fell

Didn't really rate this one, a romp until the last awkward last move...
charley - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/14 with JackD, Kev

benlatham07 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Jacob

Tom Gale - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Dan

chancer - Lead dog - 13/Sep/14 with Iain Gray

oodie72 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Alex Pond

daveagriff - Lead dog - 26/Aug/14

Jack Whiteley - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14 with Tim George

TimG - Lead β - 13/Aug/14 with Jack

leon - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with fabricio

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14

Guide give it 6a, easy climbing up until the end. Just couldn't figure out the last sequence.
elskorupa - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/14 with Jordan Taylor

Jonathan Hall - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Rachel Batt

Easy, just too knackered!
Batt - Lead dog - 29/Apr/14 with Jon Hall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

This was the first outdoor route of the year. Fluffed the finishing move and fell. Took a while to work it out but got it in the end. Tricky to read.
Leo Woodhead - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14

alias dave - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Dan Allen

ian2707 - TR - 28/Sep/13 with Kyle

andybirtwistle - Lead - 27/Sep/13

sbattams - TR - 14/Sep/13 with sarah davies

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with James

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/13

Nathanie1 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Louise Hall

DaveMo - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Ben Prince, Simon Woodcock

Cake - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with John Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

sbattams - TR - 27/May/13 with sarah davies

Sarah Davies - TR - 27/May/13 with sbattams

easy climbing up to a hard finish..
Jay-Ast - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with mick, Rosyk

Rosyk - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/13 with Jay astbury

Kirill - Lead dog - 28/Apr/13 with Graham Dolman, Charles Moreton

cem - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Kirill Spiridonov, Graham Dolman

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13 with LazyTraveller

Lazytraveller - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13

sbattams - TR - 07/Apr/13 with sarah davies

Sarah Davies - TR - 07/Apr/13 with sbattams

g1m147 - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with Mick.

Dan was a let down, had to re-climb to strip gear.
alias dave - Lead rpt - 2013

not too bad til the last moves to the belay which seemed very hard for the grade, i think this was the one i ended up doing some kind of lateral mono - tough!
Nick Sherring - Lead dog - 16/Dec/12 with Lorna, Max Lowry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12

clips preplaced
jacob_anderson - Lead RP - 29/Sep/12 with David Rogers

hard last move to lower off
goodboy - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

Dizz - Lead - 15/Jul/12 with Andy I

Compo - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Hannah

Ok route but quite a hard finish. Some nice climbing,not bad overall.
andyjirvin - 15/Jul/12

very tuff finish 3/4 moves away from finish
biobuild - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/12 with tuck

danieltuck - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/12 with Shep

jshields - Lead - 27/Jun/12 with Ed James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/May/12

Laurence Cowton - Lead dog - 27/Feb/12 with Vince

Drew M - Lead - 26/Feb/12

lozowen - Lead - 01/Sep/11 with Sally Owen

Great climb with some lovely technical moves, and a brilliant finale.
pr1984 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Mitch

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 07/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/11

payeo20 - Lead - 07/Mar/11 with Kris Bull

Hidden - Lead - 08/Feb/11

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/10 with Si

Messed up the last move and rested. Not a great warmup. Cruxy.
Si dH - Lead dog - 11/Dec/10 with Andy

al99 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Nick Record

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

That finish! Average route, nothing brilliant. An awkward mantle onto a shelf half way and an absolute stopper of a finish! Well bolted before the crux and a good rest before the hard move. Went up and tried a few sequences and downclimbed to the rest. Had one rest on the rope (no idea why as I should have just down climbed again!) and then commited to some painful finger jamming to make the loweroff!
R8JimBob88 - Lead dog - 24/Jul/10 with Laura

N-Missin - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10

koalapie - Lead RP - 04/Jul/10

smudge - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10 with John St Leger

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10

migs493 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/May/10

Lovely route with a Knee-knocker of a finish.
Justinho - Lead dog - 31/May/10 with Kasia Osipowicz

Very easy until the last stopper move
Chris the Tall - Lead dog - 27/May/10 with Jamie V

natalie28 - 2nd - 28/Apr/10 with Rik

padski - Apr/10

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/10 with Tom Jewel

Can't call it an onsight in good conscious as the wall between the last bolt and lower-off was covered in ice and snow, so had to pendulum-swing over to the lower-off to the right. A nice route though
lrandall - Lead - 03/Jan/10 with Dave Holmes

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/09

Duck Egg - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Jon Stewart

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/09

hervenuttall - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Doug

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Katharine, George and J-Lo

scottski - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with D. Marriot

aspyrex - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with dave_middelton

dave_middleton - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Marek

markfairbank - Lead - 22/Feb/09 with Harry Middleton, Ray Sharples

Hidden - 19/Feb/09

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Paul Dearden

Bluekowari - Lead - 14/Sep/08 with MT

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/08

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/06

dicky79 - Lead dog - Oct/05 with Mike Bottomley

Adam Potter - 2nd - 31/Jul/05

Joe Costello - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Mark A Humphries - Lead β - 26/Sep/03 with Jim

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