Sturgeon in the Cupboard** 7c
[Sturgeon, 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
A good hard route. It follows a big 'S' shape up the wall around the small bulge requiring some big pulls on small sharp holds. It eases with height but not by much. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 1987

Ticklists: Classic UK F7s, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Photo: Sturgeon © Natty
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This climb is in 115 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

belay bunny turned bad - Lead dog - 22/Aug/15 with Bri

Bolt-to-bolted last year. Dogged once to sort sequences then fucked first RP when I put my foot on the wrong hold going for the pocket at the top. Went fine 2nd RP. the sequence out left is really good.
Duncan Campbell - Lead RP - 15/Aug/15 with Lady penelope

First 7c! First redpoint of the day, though not my fist session on it. Had quite cold fingers but managed to push on and clip the chains anyway.
penny.orr - Lead RP - 15/Aug/15 with Duncan Campbell

Footwork essential. All moves sorted bar one trying to get my feet up. Brilliant sequence on the undercuts. First try of the grade
najki_2000 - TR dog - 09/Aug/15 with Chris Rose

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/15

Great route! One move away from clipping the last bolt, so I'm keen to get back.
penny.orr - Lead dog - 30/Jul/15 with rob greenwood

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 18/Jul/15 with Tom Adams

In a day, 2nd RP, great route. Did not see a vole though.
Dave Mayes - Lead RP - 27/Jun/15 with Emily

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/15

1st rp
Joe Lawson - Lead RP - 20/Jun/15 with Tom Palmer, Rach Hipkin, Rich Hipkin, Jim Pratt, Sam Lawson

bit grim
brices - Lead dog - 07/Jun/15 with Tom B, Wendy, Llinos

1st session project, did all the moves so should go with a bit of practice and a less sunny day. Nice powerful but technical climb.
Nick Sherring - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/15 with Max Lowry

Max Lowry - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with Keri Vegas

Jack.H.92 - Lead RP - 02/May/15 with Emily

Really pleased to onsight this. Tricky sequences the whole way up!
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/15 with nigel leeming

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Apr/15

fell on last move then got it 2nd RP. Good n fingery!
john lynch - Lead RP - 22/Apr/15 with Lewis Andrew

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/15 with Alberte1996

oldcheese - 2015

kristian - Lead RP - 01/Nov/14

MartinPL - Lead dog - 14/Sep/14

2nd 7c, smashing route that covers good ground and great moves/holds, 3rd go to
Matt Broadhurst - Lead RP - 31/Aug/14 with Paul, Amy H, Pete M

Tried this climb a month ago in 3 parts and couldn't link it, some long moves in between technical sections. Really pleased to link it today. Technical limestone wall with really cool moves, so one of my favourites.
Harriet Rebecca Hall - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14

Pretty greasy today, should have stayed at the cornice!
Si dH - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14 with Chris Foster

Something of a contrast to The Prow at Raven Tor, which I had climbed earlier that day.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead RP - 03/Aug/14 with Duncan Campbell

2nd go today, 3rd go in total. 4th 7c to date. Great short route, no big shakeouts.
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 06/Jul/14 with Alun, Remus

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14

Liked this one. Good moves, 2nd session 1st rp.
al123 - Lead - 01/Jul/14 with Crew

First red point, puffing like a freight train. Well chuffed.
w.pettet-smith - Jul/14

NDD - Lead β - 22/Jun/14 with toby, tony stone

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14 with Nick Dubost

Cool! Got all the moves pretty quick, but still need to work it a bit more. Shit, a short Peak lime sport route I like... Also did the 6b+ as a warm-up
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 19/Jun/14 with Emlyn, GuyVG, Robbie

Bolt to bolt on Tuesday, frenzy of redpoints tonight
GuyVG - Lead RP - 19/Jun/14

nai - Lead RP - 17/Jun/14 with Andrew

1st redpoint...bit soft but really good! definitely the best on the wall
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 10/May/14 with Lou, James Jacobs, Ellie Pygall

Tophe - Lead - May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14

Played about on this on a top rope between Cooley's red point attempts, way out of my league at the moment but managed to get every move and topped it out each time! Even lead the easy last bolt twice :-P
tom3667 - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/14 with Andy Cooley

Put the clips in then had two redpoint burns, both failed on the undercut sequence, ran out of power. Felt tired today but should go next visit.
Si dH - Lead dog - 29/Mar/14 with Andy

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/14

Gave it a good clean and worked out all the moves, really cool climbing
Si dH - TR dog - 23/Mar/14 with Chris Foster

ejected - 2014

J.Wells - Lead RP - 10/Sep/13 with Ima Nahumury

Gus - Lead - 18/Aug/13 with simon "the horse" wilson

Damp..lower half was too tough
DrGav - Lead dog - 07/Aug/13 with Wendy

same old story, quick play years ago, steady today.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13 with Dom Lee

first rp possibly lanked the crux?
mwatson - Lead RP - 25/Jun/13

Pretty psyched by this. The top moves on undercuts looked impossible but I lead in in overlapping halves 1st RP. Psyched to return to it.
Daniel Heath - Lead dog - 02/Jun/13 with Remus

thrutch - Lead RP - 26/May/13 with helen

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Aug/12

mark20 - Lead RP - 22/Aug/12

1 rest. 4th session. Essentially 3 boulder problems! Used a couple of full spans. Loved it!
DrGav - Lead dog - 18/Aug/12 with Wendy

bigie bob - Lead RP - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

1 go yesterday then sent it first redpoint today. Brilliant climbing!
JulesV - Lead RP - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/11

Ethan - Lead - 16/Jun/11 with Jon Clark

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 14/Sep/10

Good to climb this again after many years.
andi turner - Lead RP - 05/Aug/10 with Mark Sharratt

highrepute - Lead RP - 17/Jun/10

1st go dans le redpoint. Ultimate psyche! I think of it as 7b+.
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 10/Jun/10 with James

4th go
gregoritos - Lead RP - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/09

dominic lee - Lead RP - 03/Oct/09 with neil foster

Hidden - 19/Sep/09

J_Clark - 27/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

a few redpoints! 6 maybe, last move to pocket had me over a few times!
Ian Broome - Lead RP - 15/Aug/09 with keith

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Aug/09

one to return to
Ian Broome - TR dnf - 01/Jul/09 with Rich Wainwright

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/May/09

Really good, best route here. Definately three stars compared to some of the other routes that are given two stars
lx - Lead - 15/Apr/09 with alison

EllaRus - Lead RP - 2009 with john

Unsure of date, 2nd go that day plus a few tries over the previous years
steve_biczyk - 2009 with Emma

sustained climbing first redpoint (on day)
andy gravestock - Lead RP - 13/Jul/08 with rob,dave,tom,mick

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/May/08

skygodley - Lead RP - 23/May/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jun/07

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 06/Mar/07 with Tim Banton

only just got this in as my hardest redpoint before 3 month trip to south africa.
Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 16/Sep/06 with Alex

Gus - Lead RP - 18/Jul/06

Gus - Lead RP - 18/Jul/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2005

robyn1 - 2005

Hidden - Lead RP - 2005

realbobsmith - Lead RP - 2005 with mia stacey

nige - Lead - 11/Sep/04 with pete chadwick

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/01

Gregory - Lead RP - 2000

sadams - Lead - 10/Jul/99 with John Boyle

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/May/98

Jon Read - Lead RP - May/98 with Tanya Holdsworth

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/97

tlr - Lead dog - 02/Sep/96 with Dave

Billg - Lead RP - 23/Apr/95 with Dave Cross

Tony Little - Lead RP - 20/May/93 with Guy Maddox

Pedro50 - Lead RP - 24/Jun/92 with A. Belayer

craig d - 1992

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/91

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead RP - 1990

Mike Owen - 09/Sep/89 with Graham Parkes, Elaine Owen

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