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Darl - Pitch 1*** 7a

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20m. A classic route from the '70s which gives a great companion to Countdown. The bouldery wall leads to a hanging groove where a poor rest is possible. Move back left and up to the lower-off. A wire might help. Pitch 2 is described with the Upper Tier. © ROCKFAX
FA. Gabriel Reagan, Al Evans 1976. Both pitches were done with a point of aid on P2. P1 was harder than anything else around at the 2000

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

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This climb is in 182 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

GrantB - Lead - 09/Aug/14 with ally smith

MrBIond - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14 with Ed Teale

mrteale - Lead β - 10/Jul/14

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

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Ben Ochner

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

david morse - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with KT

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14

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

2nd go, liked the traverse at the top
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

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 - 27/Aug/13 with Chris Barr

Ethan - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Don Walker

1st RP. A good thrutch to enter the groove (why is the rest described as poor?) and delicate maneuvers to exit. Good and varied.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead RP - 24/Jul/13 with Jack Hodgson, Sam Marks

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Adam

emily_allen - Lead RP - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Jun/13

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jun/13

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/13 with Tim

wolverine - Lead - 22/Jun/13 with Chris Coleman

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jun/13

Had sorted moves on previous session. Mark put clips in then I did it first go.
tomsmartacus - Lead RP - 27/May/13

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 26/May/13 with Oli, H, Phil n Rach

In the grey area between flash and O/S, had seen Tom's go but had to figure out the moves onto the slab myself. Really good!
AlistairB - Lead β - 21/May/13 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/13

JRae - Lead RP - 08/May/13 with Will P Smith

nice traversy bit.
w.pettet-smith - Lead β - 07/May/13 with jonny

steve_biczyk - Lead rpt - 05/May/13 with Emma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Apr/13

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

Toby Dunn - 2013

ejected - 2013

Good route indeedy
justin c - Lead O/S - 2013 with steph crowley

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12

switch - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Nickie, James

1st RP, wet holds didn't help
davidliu - Lead RP - 22/Jul/12 with Alek Kumar

One attempt as warm up.
alek - Lead dnf - 22/Jul/12 with David Liu

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Francis

Hard! Battled through to the top. Bottom crux ok once I sussed it on the third go. Getting out of the groove and onto the slab took a few goes as well. Not convinced I found the easiest sequence in the end. Getting across the slab proved harder than expected - ended up getting pumped in a comedy spreadeagled position. Very good, varied route.
Misha - Lead dog - 26/May/12 with Brian

dominic lee - Lead - 23/May/12 with nathan lee

Thought this was hard for the grade - the bouldery lower section nearly spat me off, then the traverse was polished and covered in dust, not ideal conditions... possibly a tad overrated. Felt more like E4 than 7a at some points.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

mark20 - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12

Hidden - 26/Mar/12

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Ellie Pygall

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead β - 2012

shark - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11 with Robin Barker

Nails, if your underpowered or just trying 7a you might find this a little sketchy for you but awesome route with awesome moves
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dog - 19/Sep/11 with John Cooper

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

nic42 - 2nd dnf - 27/Aug/11 with mike, Jack

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

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Tom Harrison

Michael Ryan - Lead - 02/Jul/11

hard, didnt do the bottom section very well so got pumped, might redpoint it.
al123 - TR - 18/Jun/11

2nd RP. SICK ROUTE!
cliffrad - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11

2 sessions
elliepygall - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11 with Joe

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

Rick hard Rock - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with steve_yo

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - Jun/11

Maybe one day
Tomber - TR dnf - 29/May/11

metal arms - Lead dog - 21/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/May/11

harvie - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Tim

Really pleased to tick this, hard 7a.
James Oakes - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with Mick Radford

Retro tick. 1st redpoint but still a real struggle
Mick r - Lead RP - 09/Apr/11 with oaksi

Ram MkiV - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Guy

1st 7a lead. No redpoint yet.... Felt very strong and cruxy, but do-able. Well pleased.
philhilo - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11 with ian wyatt

Chris_barr - Lead RP - 02/Apr/11 with Fraser

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11

alaan - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Broom

1st go today with freezing hands...pleased as usually struggle with this.
Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/11 with Al

pigeonslipper - Lead O/S - 2011

robandian - Lead dog - 2011

blaza1 - Lead O/S - 2011

halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Oct/10

zero six - Lead O/S - Oct/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 03/Sep/10 with Mark

thrutch - Lead dog - 10/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/10

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with loundsy

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/10

burto - Lead RP - 18/Jul/10 with malc

Cracking route with a great trad feel. Wonderful birthday gift
martroberts - Lead O/S - Jul/10

managed to find the sequence to escape from the groove onto the face. went first redpoint after that but really sustained
Mick r - Lead RP - 30/Jun/10 with oaksi

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/10 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/10

maffujones - Lead - 05/Jun/10

highrepute - Lead RP - 04/Jun/10

First go on ze lead.
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10 with James

Retro-flash
Brown - Lead RP - 25/May/10 with Lily

Stig - Lead RP - 18/May/10 with Goi

john lynch - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with adam harrison, Lewis Andrew

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/10

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 01/May/10 with Kev

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

will6459 - Lead RP - 13/Apr/10

cold hands. tricky move left at top
Ian Broome - Lead dog - 27/Mar/10 with Nick

rockjedi - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Gutted to have missed getting this clean on second attempt; foot popped off at the start of the traverse. I'll be back..
PeteH - Lead dog - 27/Aug/09 with Chris Fox, Julian ?

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/09

tuftynick - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/09 with rich cross

tuftynick - Lead RP - 10/Jul/09 with nick warren

2nd go
gregoritos - Lead RP - 02/Jul/09 with james

1st redpoint. What a scorcher!
mattyork2 - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/09 with Adam Hodgson

Shame about the finish. Grabbing the jug at the end of the traverse felt great - this felt a long way off last year.
drysori - Lead RP - 28/Jun/09 with Andy Gray

nathanmanc - Lead RP - 26/Jun/09

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

Hidden - TR RP - 02/Jun/09

mbutton - Lead RP - Jun/09 with Alex Adgar

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/May/09

1st RP
Ian Broome - Lead - 10/May/09 with Mark Westerman

Hidden - TR dnf - 10/May/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/May/09

Would be tricky to onsight.
Andrew Barker - Lead β - 09/May/09 with Skippy

Hidden - Lead RP - May/09

SiW - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Apr/09

bit run out between 2nd and 3rd clip. Easy climbing but you'd possibly deck out
lx - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with james

kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2009 with Derek Toulalan

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Sep/08

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Mike Todd

1 fall
ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 17/Aug/08 with Brian Rogers

a hard 7a not bad though
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with rob,dave,tom,mick

Also fell off at last bolt on Lightweight 7c on sight and fell off at undercut on Why Me.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Dale

morganator - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Andy Cave

Sam W - Lead RP - 07/Jun/08 with Sam Ring

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/May/08

Great route. Really quite nasty on the top slab!
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 16/May/08 with Nick Taylor

Hidden - Lead β - 11/May/08

craig d - Lead O/S - May/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008 with aiden

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - TR dog - 2008

One to go back to to finish properly.
Jack Symmons - Lead - Aug/07 with Chris T

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/07

Ropeboy - Lead - 03/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/07

robyn1 - 2007

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Alex

tried to onsight but missed the first clip and couldnt figure out the move so ended up spending about an hour working it. went first attempt
Alex Mason - Lead - 16/Sep/06 with Steve Ramsden

miastacey - Lead RP - Aug/06 with Bob Smith

skygodley - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with SarahM

Dave Bond - Lead β - 11/Jun/06 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/06

Hidden - Jun/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/05

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Tom Chamberlain

mark s - 2005

kristian - Lead O/S - 2005

jamiev - Lead β - Aug/03 with Adrian Berry

shoulders - Lead - 21/Jun/03 with maria, mart, dai

Hidden - 2003

nige - Lead - Aug/02 with mark hounslea

climber34neil - 2002

Billg - Lead O/S - 1994

keefe - 14/Jul/91

Hidden - 1990

steve L - Lead - 01/May/88 with Alan Dance, Alun Richardson

Hidden - 1988

Mike Owen - 04/Sep/86 with Ian McMullan

sadams - Lead - 31/Jul/86 with Kevin Edwards

andy gittins - 1985

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Sep/82 with Paul Clark

Hidden - Lead - Jun/82

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Style of ascent

Lead150 of 182 (82.4%)
Followed5 of 182 (2.7%)
Toproped8 of 182 (4.4%)
Unknown19 of 182 (10.4%)

'Climbed'45 of 182 (24.7%)
clean O/S46 of 182 (25.3%)
clean β11 of 182 (6.0%)
clean rpt17 of 182 (9.3%)
clean RP40 of 182 (22.0%)
dogged19 of 182 (10.4%)
dnf4 of 182 (2.2%)