Max Head Room** 7a
[Head Room, 3 kb]15m.

Rockfax Description
A popular route with some hard moves in the middle section. The bolts are in a straight line but the moves snake around a bit. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 1986

Ticklists: Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Photo: Head Room © Liam Dobson
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Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/15

Trisha Murphy - Lead RP - 16/Aug/15 with Sam Robinson

afrosam - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Si, Trisha Murphy

Nice route. I onsighted the crux section then didn't know to go hard left to clip the 3rd bolt, so I fell off. Got it 2nd time, good route
James Oswald - Lead RP - 16/Aug/15 with Dan Middleton

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Aug/15

quick play to remember the moves then clean on top rope.
Mick r - TR rpt - 08/Aug/15 with Yannis, Kris C, Paige, Olli

Fell off crux on 2 lead attempts prior to the retro-redpoint.
Oliver Branagan - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/15 with Paige LH, Kris C, Yannis C, Mick R

markalmack - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with TL, chris todd

monkey_yan - TR dog - 08/Aug/15 with Mick Radford, Paige Stromberg, Oliver Branagan

first EVER 7a lead
monkey_yan - Lead dog - 08/Aug/15 with Mick Radford, Paige Stromberg, Oliver Branagan

mrteale - Lead RP - Aug/15

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15

Retro onsight, pretty chuffed
GuyVG - Lead β - 03/Jul/15 with Stadders and Flo

Jack Delaney - Lead RP - 02/Jul/15 with Emily Barnett

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/15

dominic lee - Lead - 29/Jun/15 with andy elliot

Nice route, techy middle section but all over once you pull through the bulge.
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 27/Jun/15 with Ellie Fuller

First 7a :) 4th rp. Didn't catch a hold properly on a dynamic move and had to try real hard to pull though it! Good route with nice intricate moves - hard to read. Psyched!
Ella7 - Lead RP - 27/Jun/15 with Jim Hulbert

Nice route and had some knowledge seeing some other folk on it today
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Lena

lena.drapella - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/15 with dannyboy

ashtond6 - TR dnf - 27/Jun/15

11 months later...
Cake - Lead RP - 25/Jun/15 with John Cooper, Matt

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jun/15

Warm down felt hard after all day
simon1965 - TR - 18/Jun/15 with David Sherratt

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

psborland - Lead - 07/Jun/15

Jumped on this as crag was busy and this was the only free line. Cruised it on first RP but really should have o/s-ed - need bigger balls! Bit scary going past third bolt. Very soft for 7a but pleasant route overall
najki_2000 - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with Chris Rose

dprctr - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with Justin Critchlow

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/May/15

Gonna get this when its dry
Cake - Lead dog - 21/May/15 with Matt

giuly - Lead dog - 17/May/15 with Heliya

Thanks to some good beta from Nathan
Duncan Campbell - Lead β - 13/May/15 with Agatha Christie

Hidden - TR - 07/May/15

Not quite a repeat, one practice then clean with first three clips in.
simon1965 - Lead - 04/May/15 with Chris Hindley, Si Willshire, Nick

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/May/15

thrutch - Lead RP - 02/May/15 with Sven

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Apr/15

Sankey - Lead dnf - 16/Apr/15 with Andy E

wintermute - Lead RP - 12/Apr/15 with Deacon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/15

paigels93 - TR dnf - 08/Mar/15 with Kristian Chesterman, Oli Branagan, Yannis Clark

timmsy - Lead RP - 24/Oct/14 with David_Gledson

MischaHY - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14

Couple of attempts. Clip is scary.
dprctr - Lead dog - 12/Oct/14 with Mischa, Joe Hook

oread - Lead - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Sep/14

Quick go to work out moves, then 1st redpoint. Nice climb with good crossovers crux and fun juggy overhang finish. Overall nice route bue Max Pax is better and harder
Nick Sherring - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14 with Paul Borland

retro flash
kermit_uk - Lead β - 10/Aug/14

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/14

morganator - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

Marti999 - Lead RP - 02/Aug/14 with Debbie

First RP
marclloyd77 - Lead RP - 27/Jul/14 with Paul Borland, Nick Sherring, Dean Bucknall

Worked at the end of the day for next time. Very polished, not as good a route overall as Max Pack 'em In but still good and fun juggy finish.
Nick Sherring - TR dog - 27/Jul/14 with Dean, Marc Lloyd, Paul Borland

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Jul/14

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Jul/14

maybe next session
Cake - Lead dog - 12/Jul/14 with Phil B, Matt

Daniel Heath - Lead β - 06/Jul/14 with Maddie Sweetman, Alun, Remus

3rd go I think. Had to change the beta a bit for the one hard move in the middle. Bulge is ok once you find the holds
Maddie - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14 with Remi Richards, Alun, Dan Heath, Dan S, remus

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

4th attempt, bit scrappy. Nice route though, better in the dry!
Danstephens - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14 with alun, Dan Heath, Remus Knowles, Maddie, remi richards

First RP
jwpil - Lead RP - 21/Jun/14 with Jake

Jake Young - Lead RP - 21/Jun/14 with Jack

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Jun/14

3rd go. just gets 7a due to the boulder crux
cjd91 - Lead RP - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/14

need to get the hand back up to strength! Will be back
ashtond6 - Lead dog - 13/Jun/14

dom94 - Lead RP - 12/Jun/14 with Laura Bulson

dominic lee - Lead - 12/Jun/14 with andy elliot

Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 11/Jun/14 with Adam

mic_b - Lead RP - 20/May/14 with Heidi

Hidden - TR rpt - 06/May/14

Pleasingly technical crux
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 04/May/14 with jonny

finally got it! :D
Shortarse.Crowley - Lead RP - May/14 with Justin Critchlow

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/14

Tophe - Lead - May/14 with Ben Ochner

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Apr/14

bigdrew - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/14 with Eve

oldcheese - Lead O/S - 2014

justin c - 2014

Souljah - Lead - 10/Aug/13 with Andi and Alistair

2 falls/rests
MoWalker3 - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/13 with Shaky

ellis - Lead β - 18/Jul/13 with Tom Holdsworth, Tom Bridgeland

Llinos C - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with Oliver hill

oliver.ghill91 - 13/Jul/13

Nick Sillem - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/13

thetradlad - Lead dog - 08/Jul/13 with Jack Brougham

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Helen Cassidy

alek - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/13 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 06/Jul/13 with Ruth Buckberry, Alek Kumar

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

miastacey - Lead RP - 18/Jun/13 with Sophie Whyte

soph - Lead - 18/Jun/13 with Mia Stacey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/13

first 7a flash
LisaA - Lead β - 10/Jun/13 with Mark

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with loundsy

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13 with petellis

karol dubas - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13 with Pawel

1 go: didn't flash but worked out crux; then 1st rp.
jamiev - Lead RP - 02/Jun/13 with Tim Parkinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

3rd day out on rock. 3rd redpoint. 1st 7a outdoors.
macgowand - Lead RP - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

adrian perera - Lead dog - 06/May/13 with david rose

Route of the crag so far for me. Nice technical climbing. Maybe an easy 7a
martroberts - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/12

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Ellie Pygall

belay bunny turned bad - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/12 with loundsy

Two goes on top rope, both clean. Should have lead but the top was wet, it was raining and i'm a baby.
leon - TR - 05/Jun/12 with Rob Adie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/May/12

Hidden - TR β - 31/May/12

failed onsight with left hand too high on crux holds, cool moves its just a shame you can sneak off left at the break for a rest
GuyVG - Lead dog - 30/May/12 with barr

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/12

1 fall because I got my thumb into the positive part of a side pull where it needed to be the fingers so i could shift my weight across. rekon this one will go in the next session.
leon - TR dog - 28/May/12 with Rob Adie

Dave Turnbull, BMC - TR - 26/May/12 with Debbie Birch

ambrooker - TR dog - 01/Apr/12 with Tom

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Alice

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11

nathanlee - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Dom Lee

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - TR RP - 28/Aug/11

Always felt hard on the top rope and the crux took a bit of worrking out, redpoint first go.
Gambit - Lead RP - 23/Aug/11 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Aug/11

Fell due to forgetting to unclip the top rope as I went - should have lead it!
pr1984 - TR dog - 07/Aug/11

After working it on top-rope, I finally managed a clean lead attampt! - First 7A! Whoop!
Mitchinx - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/11 with Chris Chambers, Phil Robinson

Stewart B - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Dave Redpath

Hidden - Aug/11

Worked bolt to bolt and then top-roped. Got all the moves, just not linked them. One to come back for!
pr1984 - TR dog - 31/Jul/11 with Mitch, Chris Chambers

First 7a!
Shauna - Lead RP - 21/Jul/11 with Jules

JulesV - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/11 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/11

First 7a O/S, good times!
Joughton - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11

thrutch - Lead RP - 06/Jul/11 with Sven

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/11

First ever 7a outside! Lead it on my second try too!
Ben HW - Lead β - 20/Jun/11 with Joseph Torr

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/11

2nd go, muffed the onsight stupidly
Jus - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11

Vince - Lead dog - 05/Jun/11 with Jus

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 28/May/11 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/11

Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 22/May/11 with Misha

Was going to go up to Brian's but he phoned to say it was raining - then called again at lunchtime to say it had cleared up, so I headed up. Started drizzling as we got to the car park, then rained quite heavily on and off for the best part of half an hour while we hid in the tunnel. Amazingly most routes stayed dry. The easier routes were wet or had people on them so had to warm up on this one. Made it up first go but bypassed the crux by using the flake to the left for a few moves. Got on it again to straighten out the line and didn't quite make it through the crux. Got it third go though.
Misha - Lead RP - 22/May/11 with Brian

WorkIng from bolt to bolt. Found the middle wall below the break nails! The buldge isn't too bad and the top roof is juggy and easy!
R8JimBob88 - Lead dog - 21/May/11 with Laura

Michael Ryan - 21/May/11 with Tom Cain

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 08/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/May/11

First 7a flash, feels easier than the 6c's on the wall.
tatz45 - Lead β - 05/May/11 with Katy Vose

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/11

Finally got it after 5 goes! Great fun!
cliffrad - Lead RP - 30/Apr/11

Ricky Rocks - Lead β - 30/Apr/11 with steve_yo

Eventually it's done. First 7A, felt good, got moves wired now.
simon1965 - Lead RP - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/11

Lead onefall.Will be goingcleannext time!
simon1965 - Lead dog - 22/Apr/11

First go today, and putting the clips in. Felt strong, was good.
Si dH - Lead RP - 17/Apr/11 with Olly

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Apr/11

awesome climbing, really happy to get the flash after some good beta from noakes
Bill Lawrence - Lead β - 16/Apr/11 with Steve Ramsden, Bradley Cowley, alex mason, oaksi2

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/11

1 bolt-to-bolt and 2 redpoint failures. Bit disappointed but was first day climbing for over 3 weeks.
Si dH - Lead dog - 10/Apr/11 with Chris Foster

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11

Failed after the hard bit on flash attempt, first RP.
James Oakes - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with Mick Radford

Ram MkiV - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11 with guy, mick & noaks

First 7A try, bit too strong round the bulge bit I'll be back after soe training.
simon1965 - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11 with peakdj

bigdrew - Lead RP - 02/Apr/11 with Mark R

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

switch - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with James

nai - Lead RP - 06/Sep/10 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Aug/10

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/10 with loundsy

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/10

belay bunny turned bad - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Liz, Dave

Brown - Lead - Aug/10

Hidden - 30/Jul/10

bustermartin - Lead β - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jul/10

mark20 - Lead RP - 23/Jul/10

eventually got to the top, a bit slimey after a period of rain
najki_2000 - TR dog - 18/Jul/10

Joe Costello - Lead RP - 10/Jul/10 with Matt

highrepute - Lead β - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - 08/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jul/10

scottski - Lead RP - Jul/10

thrutch - 25/Jun/10 with Sven

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/10

Birdo - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Jenny Brown

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/10 with nathan lee

Fred Mainwaring - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/10

shark - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Sonia + family

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/May/10

Spent two previous sessions on it. It went easily first thing today.
Oliver Branagan - Lead RP - 18/May/10 with Mick R, Miles M

repeat ascent
Mick r - Lead RP - 18/May/10 with Miles, Olli

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Andy Janezko

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/10

First onsight 7a, clips were already in place, felt fairly hard, but not too hard, although the crux was pretty powerful.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Norm Gilman

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/10

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Dave Johnson

bigie bob - Lead β - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

J.Wells - Lead RP - 24/Apr/10 with Chris Lockyer

Should have gone 1st RP. Good mixed route. Technical in places. Took a rather direct dyno-type move at the crux, which may have been OTT
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 24/Apr/10 with Tom

1st RP
tskelhon - Lead RP - 24/Apr/10 with John_Warner

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/10

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with Dave

cymjt - 2010

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Rab Carrington

J_Clark - 18/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Jun/09

SMc - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Ged

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/May/09

Hidden - TR rpt - 31/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

Failed to retro flash.
Morgan Woods - Lead rpt - 24/May/09 with Iain

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Joe, John, Matt & Rich

1st RP :)
john lynch - Lead RP - 10/May/09

rp next time :)
john lynch - TR - 09/May/09 with katie hill

1 RP
tedj234 - Lead RP - 12/Apr/09 with Nicolas Rabb

mattwyles1 - Lead - 2009

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/08 with Stephen

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Aug/08

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/08

alaan - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Ian

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Al

Nice liitle route with 3 distinct sections. A little sequency at the crux but not too difficult.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 26/May/08 with Iain

Just working the moves. Down to one rest.
catt - TR dog - 26/May/08 with Morgan Woods

Struggled with the move from the break.. will spank this when i have a fully working hand! oh yes!
loonyclimber - Lead - 18/May/08 with Mad Mick Radford

Second F7a - harder than max pax'm'in, though not sure if you could use the big hold out left at half height - good to burn Rob off for a change - take it while you can
Mick r - Lead RP - 18/May/08 with Rob

Boy - 2008

Hidden - 2008

One or two of the holds are a bit damp.
skygodley - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/07

Hidden - 06/May/07

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/07

Andrew Barker - Lead β - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06

redpointed on second attempt, top roped and had a awkward sequence then on the first rp attempt refined the sequence with a rest. 2nd f7a.
Alex Mason - Lead - 11/Jul/06 with Steve Ramsden

Ram MkiV - Lead β - 10/Jul/06 with Alex

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jun/06

Hidden - TR RP - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - 2006

robyn1 - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 2005

Gus - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead RP - May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/03

Hidden - 2003

nige - Lead - Sep/02 with mark hounslea

climber34neil - 2002

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/01

kristian - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead RP - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/91

Stoney Boy - Lead - 09/Jun/91 with Paul Dearden, Colin Hughes

Hidden - TR - 03/Jun/90

Hidden - 1990

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/86

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