Almost Me*** 7c
[Ben West on 'Almost Me' F7c, Ban-Y-Gor., 2 kb]2 pitches. Ultra steep route on big tufas and pockets leading to a crux section and tricky finish. The corner groove at the start has now been bolted. If you lead the route from the ground (rather than belaying from the pillar) the rope runs easily if you don't clip the pedestal bolt, but drags over edges if you do. You can climb up, clip the first roof bolt, then come down and remove it.

Ticklists: Classic UK F7s.

Photo: Ben West on 'Almost Me' F7c, Ban-Y-Gor. © _m.cox_
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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

1st RP. Was a bit worried about the bolts so put in a mega-extender from the route on the left. Probably the best route at the crag, shame it's not longer.
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 25/Apr/15 with Rachel

Billg - Lead RP - 19/Apr/15 with Nik Goile

first redpoint today, nailed it! first 7c and super psyched!!
hankyc - Lead RP - 15/Sep/14

jammy4536 - Lead dog - 05/Sep/14

total awesomeness, what a stunner, can't wait to get back on and bag it!
hankyc - Lead dog - 29/Jul/14

Awesome evening sent. Proper route! Skipping the penultimate clip makes it even better. Shame it's actually quite short.
Tomar - Lead RP - 02/Jul/14 with Charles

First 7c! Excellent steep climbing with a tricky crux.
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14

Did all the moves today, found a helpful knee-bar. Start linking next time.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 06/Jun/14

One of the best routes anywhere. Appalling conditions today though, shocked to find myself at the top! 4RP overall I think.
thedoctorisin - Lead RP - 31/May/14 with Tomar, anthony, chris scutt

4 good attempts, pretty close but all ending with an epic fall at the final roof. I'll be back, don't you worry!
Tomar - Lead dog - 31/May/14 with Ollie Elms

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/14

Short on time last thing of the day, just went up to feel the holds. New project!
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 14/May/14

Best route ever
holister - Lead RP - 04/Sep/13 with lee

Amazing. Such a fantastic route.
Bates - Lead RP - 04/Sep/13 with Chris holister

Not even warmed up, draws in on the lead, totally onsight. had to chill at the top for 10mins to let the arms de pump! AMAZING
MorganPreece - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Ashlea Bennett, Matt Smith

3rd red point. Best route in the wye valley!
Garrouli - Lead RP - 25/Aug/13 with Mark

1st redpoint
3 Names - Lead RP - 20/Jul/13

One of the best I have ever tried, will be back soon for this.
thedoctorisin - Lead dog - 18/Jul/13 with chris scutt

3 Names - Lead dog - 18/Jul/13

one of the best climbs I've done
chrisscutt - Lead RP - 17/Jul/13 with oly

Yay ho! Ridiculously good route! So godamn STEEP!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 03/Jun/13 with Cailean Harker

Bates - Lead dog - 01/Jun/13 with Chris hollister, chrisscutt

SamStokes - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/13 with Ben Matthews

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Sep/12

Jug pulling, clip skipping, roof burling fun! Excellent fun! 2nd session, 3rd redpoint.
AJM - Lead RP - 16/Sep/12 with Joe Innes, Ross A

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Sep/12

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11 with Tom Harrison

dropped the move to the jug. got it 2nd go. good route shame about the crag
westyb3 - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11 with Tom Harrison

no doubt the best route at ban-y-gor for quality rock & moves
Dan Jenkin - Lead β - 08/Aug/11 with Richard Hall, James Marshall

One of the best routes I have ever done.
James Marshall - Lead RP - 03/Aug/11 with ollie

Hidden - TR - Aug/11

Felt pretty solid this time although fell off the last fridge hugging moves on 1st go, great route!
BenNorman - Lead RP - 21/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Jun/11

found a sneaky knee bar which made it quite a bit easier - but i'm not saying where !!
Billg - Lead RP - 16/Jun/11 with Alan Rosier

Hidden - TR dog - 16/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jun/10

IceMonkey1982 - 09/Aug/09

Superb route. 1st 7c in an evening, but with loads of beta on the sequence
Billg - Lead RP - 13/Apr/09 with James Kauntze

Cowflinger - Lead RP - Mar/93

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
whenry, Aaron.Clifford, Dean177, cha1n, Dan_Carroll, SamStokes, Perryman

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