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Max to the Wall* 7a+

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15m. A direct line up the green streak and then right over the bulge to a lower-off. Good climbing. Incandescent Courage, E6 6a - The original route here was a direct start to The Max Works taking a line left of Max to the Wall. FA. (IC) Richard Davies (solo after practice) 1986 © ROCKFAX
FA. Gary Gibson 1985 using bolts on the right. New bolts added 2000
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This climb is in 132 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Really nice line with layaways and a few undercuts up top. Quite powerful but all good holds. Felt steady 1st redpoint.
Nick Sherring - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14 with Paul Borland

kermit_uk - Lead RP - 10/Aug/14 with Michelle

Good powerful climbing with layaway moves through the crux. Should go OK next time when fresh.
Nick Sherring - Lead dog - 27/Jul/14 with Dean, Marc Lloyd, Paul Borland

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

eazyclimbing - Lead RP - 01/Jul/14 with hoppo

fell off last move on my onsight attempt
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 24/Jun/14 with phil

First RP. Could barely touch this a few years ago, so it was nice to find it fairly straight forward today.
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 21/Jun/14 with J. Iles-Smith

mic_b - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Heidi

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

Felt far easier than when I tried it a few days ago, got it on my first attempt after dogging it to get the clips in. Such a nice sequence (though tough) of moves from the 1st to 3rd bolt,
dom94 - Lead RP - 09/Jun/14 with alex mccann

Finally, needs upgrading to 8b
GuyVG - Lead RP - 16/May/14 with jonny

Ugg ugh grrrr Garr! Yuk. Chains
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 04/May/14 with jonny, guy

Hidden - Lead RP - May/14

Not enough left in right arm to get through the half way strenuousity.
philhilo - TR dnf - 05/Apr/14 with misha, ian wyatt

So close! Worked out all the moves pretty quickly on the first go, bolt to bolt from the second bolt. Might have got it second go but unexpectedly slipped off a side pull. Third go I almost got to the finishing jugs but hesitated, didn't find the undercut out right and fell off. Fourth go (after a short rest) I missed a foothold going up from the third clip. Annoying but definitely one to come back to. Great climbing with some powerful moves between decent holds, nothing desperate but no rests either after the first bolt. Was greasing up a bit from the damp air, which didn't help, but on the whole it was a great stolen day considering it rained fairly heavily on the walk in!
Misha - Lead dog - 05/Apr/14 with Ian W, Phil

Went to the lower off on max 'is wall, don't think I missed any climbing out. Is the normal lower off the tree?
James Oakes - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14 with Gareth Hooson

oldcheese - 2014

Souljah - Lead - 28/Aug/13 with aliblacky

Oh no, no again! this time I actually held the jug from where to clip the chains from, only to some how slip off. Managed to fall from the top to below the first bolt. Having said that, flowing, quite technical climbing.
Sam Marks - Lead - 25/Jul/13 with Jack Hodgson, Matthew Ferrier

3rd RP. Very nice crux, with some shuffling around on sidepulls and a large gaston rockover. Felt absolutely trashed by the 3rd bolt. . .
Matthew Ferrier - Lead RP - 25/Jul/13 with Jack Hodgson, Sam Marks

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 19/Jul/13 with Ruth Buckberry, Rachel Takacs, Alek Kumar

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/13

Alison2 - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/13 with matthew154

olly12344 - 13/Jul/13

tried this a few years back so i had to re figure the moves, once this was sorted i had no energy left very good and very pumpy but sweet in a macho way :D
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dog - 07/Jul/13 with John Cooper

chiverstom - Lead RP - 19/May/13 with Alice

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/May/13

JRae - Lead RP - 07/May/13 with Adam Sells, M Watson

tomsmartacus - Lead dog - 01/May/13 with Dave Pinnington, Rosie Shaw

Gus - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12

Used root at top as top holds rain soaked.
Chris_barr - Sent x - 30/May/12

gopped off crimp but did the moves, hadn't noticed this climb before but should have as the holds and moves are interesting, powerful and flowing.
GuyVG - Lead dog - 30/May/12 with barr

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/12

Alison2 - 2nd rpt - 26/May/12 with matthew154

chiverstom - Lead dog - 22/May/12 with Adam Butterworth

Hidden - 2012

Flashed, after watching mark on it and with some Beta.
bigdrew - Lead β - 20/Nov/11 with Mark R

2 rests when putting draws in, then RP
mark20 - Lead RP - 20/Nov/11

Alex Winter - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/11 with A. Monks, M. Gibbings

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/11

some hard moves in it but defo 7a+ my advise stick at it when the going gets hard youll be rewarded the crux is certainly around the 3 bolt
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dog - 11/Jul/11 with chris fox

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

so close the o/s, got it 2nd go.
john lynch - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11 with ian turton

tatz45 - Lead RP - 04/Jun/11 with Jim Lear

placing draws
gregoritos - Lead rpt - 29/May/11

Got it first go ground up 2 day after working it a little the other day! :)
cliffrad - Lead RP - 30/Apr/11

Didn't bother with the onsight...put clips in and then sent it...definite sequence! Good
rubben - Lead RP - 29/Apr/11 with Marcus O'Leary

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Apr/11

eazyclimbing - Lead dog - 25/Apr/11

Yet another quality route stingeily starred.
Stig - Lead RP - 20/Apr/11 with Richard

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 26/Mar/11 with Tom Churchman

robandian - Lead RP - 2011

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 16/Oct/10

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

belay bunny turned bad - Lead RP - 03/Sep/10 with Debbie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10

belay bunny turned bad - Lead dog - 27/Aug/10 with loundsy

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

Good.
andi turner - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Mark Sharratt

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

2nd go, failed on onsight
highrepute - Lead RP - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Jul/10

1st redpoint
J.Wells - Lead RP - 02/Jul/10 with Liam Postlethwaite, Mark Rankine

thrutch - 25/Jun/10 with Sven

scottski - Lead RP - 24/Jun/10

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/10

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/10

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

gregoritos - Lead RP - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - 23/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/10

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

mattwyles1 - Lead RP - 2010

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

Hidden - 18/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Aug/09

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/09 with Nick Dave

First 7a+. Went much easier than expected.
drysori - Lead RP - 20/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Jun/09

Hidden - TR - 31/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/May/09

1st go after top roping it. enjoyable climbing.
Ian Broome - Lead - 26/May/09 with Rich Wainwright

Dave Bond - Lead β - 26/Apr/09 with Simon Wren

figfour - Lead RP - 13/Apr/09 with ken

3rd RP
tedj234 - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09 with Nicolas Rabb

kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2009 with Borg

jujuheath - Lead rpt - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Sep/08

TomHaigh - Lead RP - 20/Sep/08 with Jarek

Hidden - TR rpt - 30/Aug/08

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dog - 21/Aug/08 with Stephen

shark - Lead RP - 17/Aug/08 with Seb Grieve

Hidden - TR rpt - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/08

Luke Brooks - Lead RP - Jul/08 with Dave Hormigo

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jun/08

Brian Rodgers - Lead RP - 22/Jun/08 with Mike Todd

Hidden - TR dog - 24/May/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Sep/07

Need to notice big hold in front of my face and it won't take me two goes next time!
skygodley - Lead RP - 26/Aug/07 with SarahM

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Aug/07

Mick B - Lead RP - 28/Jul/07 with Steve Pritchard

derico - Lead RP - 19/May/07 with Jonny

good climb sustained with a harder crux
Alex Mason - Lead - 10/Apr/07 with andy g

willackers - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rob Napier, Dan Walker

steve_biczyk - 2007 with Pete Szeredi

First 7a+.
Andrew Barker - Lead - 12/Sep/06 with Tom Ramsden

Nice route, no hard moves but noe easy moves either
andy farnell - Lead β - 25/Jul/06 with Ian Patterson

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/06

Boy - 2006

robyn1 - 2006

mark s - 2005

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/04

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead RP - 2001

kristian - Lead O/S - 2000

craig d - 1992

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Style of ascent

Lead110 of 132 (83.3%)
Followed4 of 132 (3.0%)
Toproped5 of 132 (3.8%)
Bouldered1 of 132 (0.8%)
Unknown12 of 132 (9.1%)

'Climbed'26 of 132 (19.7%)
clean O/S12 of 132 (9.1%)
clean β5 of 132 (3.8%)
clean rpt11 of 132 (8.3%)
clean RP56 of 132 (42.4%)
dogged19 of 132 (14.4%)
dnf3 of 132 (2.3%)