Kiss Me Hardy*** 7a+

Rockfax Description
An excellent route, the best of its grade on the wall. Climb the bulge right of High Society, either from the left or direct (both ways are hard since the loss of holds). Continue more easily to the break, above which a final test of your fitness awaits. © ROCKFAX

FA. Chris Hardy 1989

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, World Graded List, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

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This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

Onsight after a couple of falls off first move. Not too bad once you figure out where the holds are then excellent sustained climbing to the top
JulesV - Lead RP - 30/Aug/15 with Shauna

oldcheese - 2015

Failed to get to the first bolt. I'm guessing some holds have come off the start. Clipping the first bolt seems really hard unless you've got 8a finger strength and a fall from here would be nasty, bouncing down 15' of limestone ledges then down the slope into the nettles. Clipping the low bolt on the route to right would save you from the nettles but not the ledges. Since I doubt that this was the first ascentionist's intention I think an extra bolt in the start would make sense. I later found out that a friend who had tried had the same problem.
stp - Lead dnf - 30/Sep/14 with Brody

shark - Lead RP - 28/Sep/14 with Mark Richardson

Dan Jenkin - Lead β - 28/Sep/14 with James Jacobs

highrepute - Lead β - 28/Sep/14

Dogged to put clips in feeling pretty tired then put in an all-out effort, falling on the very last move to the jug totally spent. Sustained technical and crimpy.
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 04/Aug/14 with Will P-S

markalmack - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with chris todd, Dave morse

Hidden - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Aug/13

skygodley - Lead RP - 09/Jul/13 with SarahM

flash after oli did it. nice move on the top wall.
nathanlee - Lead β - 30/Jun/13 with Oli Grounsell, Guy vg

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jun/13

Tried a few years ago, clips in 1st RP tonight. Then tried route to right.
Ian Broome - Lead RP - 24/Jun/13 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jun/13

mark20 - Lead RP - 17/Jun/13

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/11

thrutch - Lead RP - 10/Jul/11 with Sven

Ethan - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Jon Clark

J_Clark - Lead - 21/Jun/11

2nd go
gregoritos - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/11

Hidden - TR dog - 26/Mar/11

fell off top with cold arms & hands. bit damp, but worth coming back for. Pleased to get all moves together, the start at first felt quite improbable.
Ian Broome - Lead dog - 26/Mar/11 with Mark Westerman

Amazing route, felt nails. Might have been because I was tired. Had to dog up it to work it out and clean it as it was very dirty. Nearly blew the redpoint at least three times. I started a bit left of the clip as straight up didn't seem like 7a+ (it appears there used to be hold there that has now gone).
Andrew Barker - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10 with Tom Lyons, Tom Ramsden

Seymore Butt - 2010

No jug at the start made this really hard, did all the top moves though.
georgel - TR dog - 24/May/08 with simon

marcpontin - Lead RP - 2008

nige - Lead - 27/Jul/06 with nick colton

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/04

Gus - 2004

climber34neil - 2002

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with James Ibbertson, Viv

robyn1 - 2001

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/00

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/00 with daniel lee

kristian - Lead O/S - 2000

tlr - Lead dog - 27/Jul/97 with Pete D

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Apr/97

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 15/Jun/96 with Dee Herbert

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/94

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/94

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Jul/94 with Paul Tanton

Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/93 with jon

craig d - 1992

Bulls Crack - Lead O/S - 1992 with AM

Stoney Boy - Lead RP - 09/Aug/91 with Andy Chambers

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/90

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/90

DDDD - Lead RP - 1990

Billg - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/89 with Reg

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Sep/89

Mike Owen - 07/Sep/89 with Mike Watson

shark - Lead RP - 24/Aug/89

andy gittins - 1985

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AdamBrown, AsleepOnBelay, Oliver Branagan, Dan_Carroll, Mr Sparkle

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