The Spider*** 8a
[Julian Heath, The Spider, 8a, SirPlum buttress, Cheedale, 3 kb]40m.

Rockfax Description
A major route tackling the roof at its widest point which gives good moves separated by decent rests and the odd bit of dodgy rock. The best positioned sport route in the Peak! It is usually done in one huge (40m) pitch but then lowered-off in stages. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Kristian Clemmow (2004). FA. (1pt aid) A.Pollitt 1987

Ticklists: Classic Hard Peak Limestone, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue.

Photo: Julian Heath, The Spider, 8a, SirPlum buttress, Cheedale © chris fox
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This climb is in 9 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

First time this day, with hanging quickdraws on lead. 7 days spent on route all together (3 about march-april when was cold or wet or both) rest in August. Brilliant route, very steep and very exposed. Beware on the part after no hand rest, passing the next two bolts- that place dropped me last week after success in crux below :)
MartinPL - Lead - 24/Aug/14

Great line. 2nd go
NDD - Lead - 25/Jun/14 with tony stone

Ethan - Lead - 27/May/13 with Don Walker

Hard move!
Jordan - Lead RP - 25/May/12

used a couple of wires on the start. Easy climbing to the first bolt, (about 6a+), but 1st bolt is about 15m up!
lx - Lead - 29/Sep/11 with andy barker

Hidden - 01/Oct/09

Cassidy - Lead RP - 06/Aug/09 with Paul Williamson

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Jul/08

kristian - Lead RP - 2004

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
MischaHY, Joe-98, chakrit, Carter, derico, Matt Reid, Goonie, Andrew Barker, Mike W, Boy, Matt Fry
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