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Tequila Mockingbird*** E6 6c

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An outstanding route marking a step forward in trad limestone climbing. A serious start and long moves between distant gear put this at the upper limit of the grade. Start below the rather high first bolt. Good luck. The route had a controversial history but hopefully now it will remain in its 2 pegs, 2 bolts state. To do a 7c sport route, pre-clip the first bolt above the initial run-out then those climbers who want to attempt a classic E6 still can. The start is harder than it used to be because holds have gone. © ROCKFAX
FA. R.Fawcett 5.82. It was originally climbed with old-style yo-yo techniques. A visiting Frenchman Jean-Pierre Bouvier red-pointed the route and renamed it Gandalf Le Magicien claiming he had made the first real ascent. Since then the route has twice gai May/1982

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue.

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This climb is in 5 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jul/08

Cowflinger - TR RP - Sep/94 with Andy Sharp

Mike Owen - 10/Jul/91 with Andy Popp

Done when fully bolted and perhaps the Peak's finest 7c. A lot bloody harder than Body Machine. Completed on day 3.
stp - Lead RP - 28/May/88

An early repeat by Colin after a crucial hold had snapped off.
Bruce Kerr - 2nd - 15/Jul/87 with Colin Gilchrist

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