Cry of Despair*** 7c
[Cry Of Despair, Cheedale Cornice., 3 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
Follow the steep wall to the weakness through the right end of the large roof. The crux is on the bottom wall but many fall off from high up (hence the name) so remember to milk the mid-height rest. © ROCKFAX

FA. Chris Hardy 1990

Ticklists: Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Classic UK F7s, World Graded List, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Photo: Cry Of Despair, Cheedale Cornice. © Fred Noakes
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This climb is in 111 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Steve Hickie - 01/Oct/15

Felt quite easy, as it was actually dry for once
Nick1812P - Lead RP - 20/Sep/15 with Tom A

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Sep/15

Second go, felt very soft with knee pad and knee bar beta. I assume the grade is for no knee pad use? ace route
Ramon Marin - Lead RP - 12/Sep/15 with adam brown

eazyclimbing - Lead RP - 10/Sep/15 with haydn

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Sep/15

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Ted Kingsnorth

jonleighton - Lead RP - 05/Sep/15

"If I get the sloper it's in the bag"..
benkelsey - Lead dog - 28/Aug/15 with Teappleby

Finally! Done on my 5th or 6th red point of the day. So happy to have done it as I was beginning to feel like it was becoming a chore. There is more to life than doing the same route every time you go climbing! Didnt use the knee bar method but got a good heel toe for the crux and used a knee scum going over the first roof (no knee pad). Well happy.
Duncan Campbell - Lead RP - 27/Aug/15 with Nath, Robbie

First redpoint today, 3rd session.
Ed morris - Lead RP - 27/Aug/15 with Hadyn

miastacey - Lead RP - 27/Aug/15 with Ben Heason

First sesh to work the moves, back tomorrow.
benkelsey - Lead dog - 25/Aug/15 with Pete Briggs

Joe Lawson - Lead RP - 23/Aug/15 with Sam Lawson

Luuuuuke - Lead RP - 23/Aug/15 with Si

Hidden - 22/Aug/15

FFS! Had moronically never bothered to shake right hand on jug before crux as it felt too strenuous to hang around on left arm. Decided to try it and then proceeded to hold crimp 3 times but fall going for the pocket! Had about 5 RPs in total. Why I didn't shake my right 3 sessions ago I don't know. Would have probably done it by now! 5th session
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 18/Aug/15 with Laura Smitton, Nath

brices - Lead dog - 15/Aug/15 with Llinos

get in
DDDD - Lead RP - 13/Aug/15 with haydn Jones

3rd session today best go tickled the crimp after the slower. Just one more move and I should be in! Who knows when or if this will go.
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 12/Aug/15 with Howard Lawledge

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 08/Aug/15 with Tom Adams

Top route, done in bad conditions.
millsy - Lead RP - 06/Aug/15 with Toby Dunn

Done all the moves and made some links though still find middle section really powerful but with more work think it could go if i don't get bored!
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 06/Aug/15 with Howard Lawledge

mic_b - Lead RP - 04/Aug/15 with Dave Bond

so good!! first 7c! had 5 goes on the route and got it 2nd RP, such a good route still felt very powerful and made sure i fully milked the rest!
shaunhumphreys - Lead RP - 03/Aug/15 with pete

Surprise end of day send. 2nd RP. Sloper felt grim but tamed by Johannes' kneebar beta.
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 19/Jul/15 with Johaness, Rachel

Great route this
Dave Mayes - Lead RP - 17/Jul/15 with Oli G, Emily

2 sessions last year, 2RP tonight. With a pad the kneebar method is bomber, even for shorties
GuyVG - Lead RP - 16/Jul/15 with The Kickboxer, The Stinging Bee

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/15

drcorbasisgod - Lead dog - 08/Jul/15

drcorbasisgod - Lead RP - Jul/15

Tophe - Lead - 19/Oct/14 with Ben Corbey

did all the moves, so it might go when I'm fresher. still felt hard though.
Nick1812P - Lead dog - 19/Oct/14 with Tom A, Jake

Most moves on the dog, 1st Redpoint. Such a good route!
peaches69 - Lead RP - 14/Oct/14 with luke

2nd RP today, 2nd day. Great route, bit of a sprint to the no-hands rest. Used 3 finger undercut jam to avoid the sloper.
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 03/Oct/14 with Adam Butler

First 7c! Awesome stuff.
MischaHY - Lead RP - 21/Sep/14

Second session after Wednesday. Got to flattie from ground - powered out. Quality.
Stig - Lead dog - 19/Sep/14 with Mischa

First of the grade, 2nd RP attempt on 2nd session.
Charlie Noakes - Lead RP - 03/Sep/14

Awesome route, felt easy tonight. Cheers bold belaying bart!!
jamesturnbull - Lead RP - 26/Aug/14 with bart shaw

Nick Sillem - Lead RP - 21/Aug/14

Tried this last year and found the crux moves nearly impossible, thought I was going well at the time too?! Felt a lot, lot easier this time round. Great route but, like all Peak Limestone, hard for the grade.
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead RP - 09/Aug/14 with Jo Stadden

First time on it in ages, conditions were awful but I could at least dow the moves in isolation (which is better than last time!).
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/14 with Duncan Campbell

Ed Booth - Lead RP - 03/Aug/14 with Rob Ireson, Angus Kille

2nd go
C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 03/Aug/14 with B Freeman

2nd rp this evening :)
Si dH - Lead RP - 29/Jul/14 with Mark

Burly classiness, bit goosed to do it in a sesh. Went ok second sesh, great moves, esp the drop knee bit
w.pettet-smith - Lead RP - 28/Jul/14

2 working goes then 3 failed redpoints, felt close on one go, should go when fresh.
Si dH - Lead dog - 27/Jul/14 with Chris Foster

mark20 - Lead RP - 15/Jul/14

In a session, really amazing moves, one of the best I've done at the grade. Cheers to Mark for the cleaning, now rebolted courtesy of Peak Bolt Fund.
AlistairB - Lead RP - 13/Jul/14 with Mark Rankine

ejected - 2014

Two dogged ascents to work the moves. Got them all reasonably sussed no and think it has a good chance of going next session - just depends whether I can hang in there long enough to pull off the upper crux!
Si dH - Lead dog - 27/Jul/13 with Neil Furniss

dav - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13

One go on lead, second on TR
davidliu - Lead dog - 21/Jul/13 with Jonny A

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 20/Jul/13 with Mark Tomlinson

Retro flash
Ethan - Lead - 18/Jul/13 with Mark T

2nd try, 3 stars, this is going in my top 5 route
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 18/Jul/13 with gareth bowen

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jul/13

Brief play a couple of summers ago, 2nd go tonight, all dry.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 15/Jul/13 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead RP - 15/Jul/13 with nathan lee

Hidden - TR dog - 14/Jul/13

Gus - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with ben rouse

Jon Garside - Lead RP - 09/Jul/13 with Rob Greenwood

jfreeman - Lead RP - 07/Jul/13 with James Buckley, George Hartley

Was crying before I even left the ground!
Adam Booth - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/13 with Ed Booth

highrepute - Lead RP - 05/Oct/11

willsm11 - Lead RP - 19/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11

nai - Lead RP - 07/Aug/11 with 205Chris

Apharri - Lead RP - 26/Jul/11 with Marie Richards

Lex Wilkinson - Lead RP - 14/Jul/11

steve_yo - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/11 with Dan m

akhughes - Lead RP - Jul/11

blaza1 - Lead RP - 2011

steve_yo - Lead RP - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/10

Took quite a few tries.
NDD - Lead - 17/Jul/10

Gus - Lead RP - 17/Jul/10

Great fun! 2nd go after misreading the flash
Stewart B - Lead RP - 08/Jul/10 with Nick Deboost, Dave Redpath

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Jul/10

marky65 - 03/Jul/10 with Goi

Brown - Lead RP - 01/Jul/10 with John

More mileage needed, but worth coming back to.
drysori - Lead dog - 01/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/10

4th go
gregoritos - Lead RP - 19/Jun/10

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 12/Jun/10 with Andy Price

J_Clark - 08/Jun/10

bigie bob - Lead RP - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/08

lx - Lead - Jul/06

Boy - 2006

robyn1 - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

realbobsmith - Lead RP - 2005

climber34neil - 2003

craig d - 2000

WuDavid - 2000

sadams - Lead RP - 04/Aug/96 with John Boyle

shark - Lead RP - 1995

Mike Owen - 13/Jul/94 with Elaine Owen

1st redpoint
Billg - Lead RP - Jul/94

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Oct/91

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