Open Gate*** 7a+

Rockfax Description
A superb route which, despite being rebolted, is still a scary proposition. The lower crack is straightforward but the upper wall proves taxing for its whole length with a particularly testing fingery rock-over. Many will find the final run-out worthy of E5 (it used to be a bit longer, and above a hand-placed bolt). © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 1985

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

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This climb is in 110 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/15

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

Wanted to onsight but felt tired from the off and stalled out at a hard move to the big flatty. Oh well. Went down fine 1st RP
Duncan Campbell - Lead RP - 07/Aug/15 with Katie W, Dave Morse

FreddieSmith - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Jack Delaney

Jack Delaney - Lead RP - 03/Aug/15 with FreddieSmith

spalice - Lead dog - 03/Aug/15 with jack, FreddieSmith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15

First RP today- crimp was dry! Didn't feel too bad. Great climbing, one of the best sport routes I've done in the Peak.
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 11/Jun/15 with Neil Howett

Louishmouis - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15

After trying this (once) all those years ago I came back with pretty much no memory of this, walked up most of it bar the crux and then second go'd it, surprised and happy. Super route.
jamesgodwin64 - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with John Cooper

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jun/15

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 21/May/15 with Jim Hulbert

baffled on the retro onsight, didn't RP as want to save it for an after work regardez moi cruise
GuyVG - Lead dog - 26/Apr/15 with Theo

Felf much harder than the other.. *should* be fine when I get round to trying it again :)
bigdrew - Lead dog - 25/Apr/15 with Mark R

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15 with Alberte1996

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Little Chris

Tophe - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Dan

Great route.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Penny Orr

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - Apr/15 with Scott Walter

penny.orr - Apr/15

oldcheese - 2015

stp - 2015

Great route, went by the skin of my teeth 1st redpoint after putting clips in and quick toprope. A few powerful and committing moves after the break, and then keep your head together when the pump sets in towards the belay. Phew! Thanks to Ben for the belay.
Nick Sherring - Lead RP - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Aug/14

Good but not as good as they make out
justin c - Lead RP - 21/Jul/14 with steph crowley

Harder and better than Case Adjourned - crimpy and sustained headwall (placing and clipping QDs felt pretty draining).
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Stephen

Pleased to Onsight putting clips in
jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14 with dave brown

Excellent sustained climbing on the headwall. Similar difficulty to case adjourned?
david morse - Lead RP - 21/Jun/14 with KT

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/14

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/14 with James

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/13 with Pete, Steve & Dal

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Ima Nahumury

Still feels utterly desperate to me!
Stig - TR dog - 28/Aug/13 with TonyB

Glyn - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Dave Pattinson

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Aug/13

wish i could of given this a better go but after trying case adjourned i was all out of everything, hard moves after the first break use power and keep your head together :) was everything the read up says
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dnf - 03/Jul/13 with John Copper

mark20 - Lead β - 17/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jun/13

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/13 with Rich Wainwright

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Oli, H, Rach & Phil

great climbing. wet pocket makes for hard top move. good all the way
w.pettet-smith - May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Apr/13

ejected - 2013

Fab route. Beta flash with draws in.
DDDD - Lead β - 15/Sep/12 with Sham

morganator - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12

brilliant, the lower wall lets it down a bit but after that its easily one of the best routes ive done in peak
Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with James Jacobs

Month a guess.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Si

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/12

First redpoint. Got pumped!
Si dH - Lead RP - 27/May/12 with Dan H

Second go. Missed out a couple of holds on the crux rockover first go. Very satisfying to get the sequence dialled for the redpoint.
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 27/May/12 with Si

thrutch - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with helen

Hidden - 26/Mar/12

Brilliant route!
James Oakes - Lead RP - 13/Aug/11 with Bill Lawrence

had worked this a few months back. put clips in today, then oaksey led it clean, then i led it clean. team send. nice.
Bill Lawrence - Lead RP - 13/Aug/11 with oaksi2

Stewart B - Lead β - 05/Aug/11 with Dave Redpath

worked it today, absolutely brilliant moves. back next week to finish it hopefully!
Bill Lawrence - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/11 with oaksi2

Joe Costello - Lead β - 11/Jun/11 with Ellie

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11

highrepute - Lead RP - 04/Jun/11

1st RP. Well worth 3 stars.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 19/May/11 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 19/May/11 with nathan lee

harvie - Lead - 26/Apr/11 with Jamie

jamiev - Lead RP - 26/Apr/11 with Sam Harvie, Tim Parkinson

dav - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Apr/11

Gus - Lead β - 17/Apr/11 with sam whittaker

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

steepstuff - 02/Apr/11 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

gregoritos - Lead RP - 15/May/10

Good stuff. There isn't really a run out: Getting the 2nd clip above the break is more of a problem.
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 24/Sep/09 with James Rees

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/09

mbutton - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Alex Adgar

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/09 with rich cross

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jul/09

shark - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Derek Toulalan

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Rich Wainwright

Ian Parnell - Lead RP - 10/May/09 with Alan Austin

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/09

made it too 5th or 6th bolt to a good crimp but got pumped on it and fell off then saw the good crimp up on left for the rockover, will return for ground up tick.
Alex Mason - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/09 with Nick Rabb

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 2009

1st day out for 3 1/2 weeks after ear infection. Climbing felt a bit weird as it is still affecting my balance and i am experiencing dizzy spells. Great route though.
craig d - Lead RP - 05/Jul/08 with Simon Kincaid

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

Stig - TR - 31/May/08 with Greg

J_Clark - Lead O/S - 20/May/08

Hidden - Lead β - 06/May/08

can't believe i fell off this :( brilliant route.
willackers - Lead RP - 30/Apr/08 with Dan Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07

robyn1 - 2007

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/06 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Jul/06

Boy - 2006

steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 2006 with Keith Clarke

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/03

nige - Lead - Jul/02 with mark hounslea

kristian - Lead O/S - 2001

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/May/00

sadams - Lead - 26/Jun/99 with Pete Bukowski

GeoffG - 2nd - 30/May/99

just missed OS I think then 1st RP
Gregory - Lead RP - 1994

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Aug/90

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