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[3;2;1"pop", 4 kb]20m. A great climb on perfect rock which is one of the best sport routes in the Dale. The move off a pocket, above the bulge, proves to be a stopper for some, especially those who are a little on the short side. A wire or two might help on the final section. © ROCKFAX
FA. Ron Fawcett 1981

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic UK F7s.

Photo: 3;2;1"pop" © robandian
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 149 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 09/Jul/14 with Maisy, Ben Ochner

Brown - Lead - 07/Jul/14 with Lily, James T

jamesturnbull - Lead - 07/Jul/14 with dave brown

2nd go.
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14 with Stephen

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jun/14

Hard! Really packs a punch.
Joughton - Lead RP - 26/Jun/14

Pretty hard for 7a+!
Ally Smith - Lead RP - 26/Jun/14 with Jake

C coldwell-storry - Lead β - 25/Jun/14 with Ryan

did this to warm up, thinking it was darl, thought it was quite hard...easy 7b
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 24/Jun/14 with phil

Cool climb, can certainly see why its a "top 50". warmed up on it between bolts then did it :)
Matt Broadhurst - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14

Ally Smith - Lead dnf - 08/Jun/14 with John Maskell

Tophe - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Ben Ochner

Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 21/May/14 with Adam

nai - Lead RP - 16/May/14 with Andrew

Ethan - Lead β - 05/May/14 with Gracie

2nd go
Matt Fry - Lead RP - 03/May/14 with Ethan Walker

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Apr/14

Hidden - Apr/14

Nicolas Duboust - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Mike Watson

ejected - 2014

really good, at 5'7 the crux is quite hard and it feels hard 7b but it's a very nice way of doing it
GuyVG - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13 with Shrewbert

James Malloch - Lead RP - 24/Sep/13

Matt Cooke - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Rosh

davidliu - Lead RP - 24/Aug/13 with Dave P

derico - Lead RP - 24/Aug/13 with davidliu

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Aug/13

J.Wells - Lead RP - 27/Jul/13 with Ima Nahumury

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

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

couldn't do crux move
soph - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/13 with Mia Stacey

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jun/13

First few clips in then 1st go.
Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13 with Grant

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/May/13

Hidden - TR RP - 16/May/13

flashed with a bit of beta, really pleased. class route.cheedale after work needs to become a more regular event
w.pettet-smith - 07/May/13 with jonny

Chris_barr - Lead RP - 27/Apr/13 with Tom, Gus, Bob

climbingsheep - Lead RP - 10/Apr/13 with Adam Sells, Jonny Reay, Mike Watson

ejected - 2013

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/12

Excellent, but not 7a+ if you can reach past the crux - I can't!
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 01/Jun/12

mark20 - Lead RP - 02/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Apr/12

2nd go
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12 with Ellie Pygall

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Oct/11

rockjedi - Lead β - 19/Sep/11 with Julian Heath, Chris Fox

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 28/Aug/11

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

put draws in, Quick top rope then lead first go
maybe_si - Lead RP - 28/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jul/11

westyb3 - Lead β - 24/Jul/11 with Tom Harrison

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jun/11

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

gregoritos - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/11

Stig - Lead RP - 25/May/11 with Richard

SarahM - Lead RP - 25/Apr/11 with Rich

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Apr/11

Missed the slap to the crimp the first couple of tries, then ran a few laps for good measure.
alaan - Lead RP - 20/Mar/11 with Broom

Messed it up a few times and didn't have any arm left!
Ian Broome - Lead dog - 20/Mar/11 with Al

maybe_si - 2011

robandian - Lead dog - 2011

blaza1 - Lead RP - 2011

Stig - Lead dog - 16/Oct/10 with Goi

halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Oct/10

zero six - Lead O/S - Oct/10

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Sep/10

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 30/Aug/10 with Mark

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Aug/10

dominic lee - Lead RP - 04/Aug/10 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/10

Took a bit of doing and working out the best sequence, not what I first thought. My first 7a+ in the peak now that Rubicon has been downgraded.
Gambit - Lead RP - 07/Jul/10 with Dave, Barney

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/10

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

highrepute - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/May/10

2nd go
gregoritos - Lead RP - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/10

Got all the moves.
Stig - Lead dog - 01/May/10 with Goi

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Mar/10

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Oct/09

Hidden - TR rpt - 15/Aug/09

tuftynick - Lead RP - 16/Jul/09 with nick warren

Hidden - 16/Jul/09

did in two parts, too tired really, after being on esmerelda.
tallsop - TR - 05/Jul/09 with Mark

1st go redpoint.
shark - Lead RP - 14/Jun/09 with Derek Toulalan

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - TR dog - 14/Jun/09 with John Nightingale

First redpoint after figuring out the beta on the previous go. I don't think this is any more than 7a+, it only seemed desperate until I found some good beta.
Andrew Barker - Lead RP - 12/Jun/09 with Jack Symmons

mbutton - Lead RP - Jun/09 with Alex Adgar

Hidden - TR dog - 29/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/May/09

Hidden - TR dog - 10/May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/May/09

1st Redpiont, 2 goes on top rope, easier then Darl?!
Ian Broome - Lead - 07/May/09 with Dave

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - May/09

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Apr/09

SiW - 26/Apr/09

I think worth 7b. Not sure if its reachy either. You have to be really tall for it to make it much easier
lx - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with james

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 2009

Billg - Lead RP - 2009 with Dave Gregory

Toby Dunn - Lead - 02/Sep/08 with Fi Fullwood

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/08 with Eric and Es

morganator - 2nd - 24/Jun/08 with Andy Cave

mattyork2 - Lead dog - 23/Jun/08 with Steve Aherne

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/08

Horrorshow! More like Fr7b
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 03/May/08 with Mark Richardson

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/08

Gus - Lead RP - 09/Apr/08 with andi elizabeth turner

Stig - TR dog - 04/Aug/07 with Goi

Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 09/Jun/07 with andy & sam

got it second go, hardest route ive done on paper although i cruised it, didnt do the big span move used the crimps.
Alex Mason - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with Steve Ramsden

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/07

Clips in, then up.
andi turner - Lead RP - 18/Apr/07 with Gus Hudgins

robyn1 - 2007

Great route, top of the grade, bouldery crux
andy farnell - Lead RP - 16/Jul/06 with Ian Patterson

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 04/Jul/06 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/06

After ant
Rich Kirby - Lead β - Jun/06 with Ant

Boy - 2006

steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 2006 with Keith Clarke

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/05 with Nic Sellers

mark s - 2005

kristian - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/03

Hidden - 2003

nige - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with mark hounslea

Stoney Boy - Lead RP - 18/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jul/92

keefe - 14/Jul/91

sadams - Lead RP - May/91 with Kev Mellieu

Year a guess -ground up over several visits.
shark - Lead - 1991

DDDD - Lead RP - 1990 with Simon Lee

Hidden - 1990

Mike Owen - 21/May/88 with Tim Lowe

Hidden - AltLd - 1985

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Style of ascent

Lead118 of 149 (79.2%)
Followed5 of 149 (3.4%)
Toproped10 of 149 (6.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 149 (0.7%)
Unknown15 of 149 (10.1%)

'Climbed'32 of 149 (21.5%)
clean O/S14 of 149 (9.4%)
clean β6 of 149 (4.0%)
clean rpt9 of 149 (6.0%)
clean RP65 of 149 (43.6%)
dogged20 of 149 (13.4%)
dnf3 of 149 (2.0%)