Whose Line is it Anyway?*** 7a+

Rockfax Description
The hardest of the trio. Start by going left via an undercut pocket, then traverse right before breaking back out left to a boulder problem to gain the niche. Then climb the wall before heading out left to finish on the scarily-thin jug. © ROCKFAX

FA. Jon deMontjoye, Neil Foster 1989

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

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This climb is in 202 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

After 5 days of climbing this week I didn't quite have the juice to finish this off. Top moves are quite blind and blew on 1st RP and no gas for another go. Now I've figured a sequence it should be grand on the return.
Jonny Nick - Lead dog - 30/Aug/15

AlistairB - Lead β - 26/Aug/15 with Mike Watson

decided to give it a go after a complete failure on armistice day, pretty powerful moves but really good, now just to get better stamina...
pete1993 - Lead dog - 25/Aug/15 with Shaun, Ben

Ed morris - Lead β - 24/Aug/15 with Hadyn

James Oakes - Lead RP - 23/Aug/15 with Steve Ramsden

morganator - Lead RP - 22/Aug/15 with Dan Arkle

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/15

giuly - 2nd - 16/Aug/15 with Roberto Bettotti

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

giuly - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/15 with Roberto Bettotti

Jake Young - Lead RP - 09/Aug/15 with Mike

Got horrendously pumped trying to onsight this. Got even more pumped when I did it. Pretty desperate for 7a+
david morse - Lead RP - 08/Aug/15 with KT

Ram MkiV - Lead β - 08/Aug/15 with Guy

GuyVG - Lead RP - 08/Aug/15

Did it after failing on the end four times this year. First attempt today I fell off reaching for the penultimate hold below the jug and fell half the length of the crag. Got it second go today, felt pumpy.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15 with Nick Duboust

Top afternoon with arkleator. Missed on-site in early 90s and tonight. 1st rp.
Gregory - Lead RP - 05/Aug/15 with dan arkle

FreddieSmith - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Alice Walton, Jack Delaney

Jack Delaney - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Alice Walton, FreddieSmith

Matt Cooke - Lead β - 02/Aug/15 with Sam Taylor, Rosh

Louishmouis - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Felix

Nails bouldery move into undercuts.
danm - TR - Aug/15

Warm up today felt ok
benkelsey - Lead RP - 28/Jul/15 with Pete Briggs

felt really easy!!! not sure how!
shaunhumphreys - Lead β - 27/Jul/15 with pete, benkelsey

Hard passing the fourth to final bolt. Next time hopefully.
benkelsey - Lead dog - 21/Jul/15 with Alex Mccan

amccann - Lead RP - 20/Jul/15 with Will S

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Johaness, Rachel

Dave Mayes - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/15 with Oli G, Emily

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Jul/15

ellis - Lead RP - 15/Jul/15 with Tom Holdsworth

willsm11 - Lead β - 12/Jul/15 with Frances

cocked up the flash my missing the jug by the chains getting a sloper and taking the whipper. went 2nd go though I felt I used a rubbish sequence which wasn't really 3 stars for me.
Nick1812P - Lead G/U - 12/Jul/15

Frances Bensley - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Will smith

Toby Dunn - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/15

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/15

Third RP.
MichaelGallimore - Lead RP - 05/Jul/15 with jon lawson

One very hard move low-ish, with a slightly exciting finish. Could be a height issue... or not? Maybe one to go back for.
penny.orr - TR dog - 04/Jul/15 with rob greenwood

stp - 2015

Matthew Ferrier - Lead RP - 25/Oct/14 with Chris

dom94 - Lead RP - 19/Oct/14 with alex mccann

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Charles Dawson

Tophe - Lead - 17/Oct/14 with Dan

No guide book, looked ok, so gave it a bash.
peaches69 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/14 with luke

1 fall right at the top, pumpy!
john lynch - TR dog - 03/Oct/14 with Lewis Andrew

Continuous beta stream from Brian so never felt too desperate.
Somerset swede basher - Lead β - 01/Oct/14 with Brian

Way hard! Easily 7b. Run out at the top is quite thrilling.
Aaron.Clifford - Lead RP - 27/Sep/14 with Qisheng Xie

3 cruxes linked together in a great route. Felt hard for the grade.
Qisheng Xie - Lead RP - 27/Sep/14 with Aaron Clifford

Toby Dunn - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Eric Hildrew

Ethan - Lead β - 30/Aug/14 with Toby

Pleased to get this onsight - not expected, certainly not at the top!
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Ethan Walker

Great pumpy line
nathanlee - Lead β - 27/Aug/14 with Neil Mawson

mic_b - Lead RP - 24/Aug/14 with Heidi

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14 with mike

Just went up at the end of the day to do one more route. Everyone this year has been using a different sequence than i did and the slopers were filthy.
Si dH - Lead dog - 16/Aug/14 with Dan H

Fell off four times on lead, I'll be back...
James Oswald - Lead dog - 13/Aug/14 with Malcolm Scott

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Ben Freeman

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14

A reasonable effort on this until the top, fifth day on my arms weren't up to the task!
Justin T - Lead dog - 08/Aug/14 with Rachel

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 07/Aug/14 with Kamil, Ben Corbey

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Ellie Pygall

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Rob Ierson

soph - Lead RP - 02/Aug/14 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - Lead β - Aug/14

2nd go.
Rachel Slater - Lead RP - 31/Jul/14 with Will Pettet Smith

dominic lee - Lead - 28/Jul/14 with andy elliot

mark20 - Lead β - 22/Jul/14

One decent onsight attempt, blew it on the final section. Too boxed for a second go.
Charlie Noakes - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/14

MrBIond - Lead RP - 16/Jul/14 with Ed Teale

mrteale - Lead dog - 16/Jul/14 with MrBlond

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jul/14

Toby Dunn - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/14 with Nick Dubost

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/14 with Mike

Good route.
andy farnell - Lead β - 13/Jul/14 with Ian Patterson

Fell of very last move from dirty sloped to finishing hold- literally 10 mm! On onsight. Really fun, good muggy climbing.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - Jul/14

Steve Hickie - Lead RP - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2014

jamesgodwin64 - Lead dog - 29/Sep/13 with John Cooper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13

Stig - Lead dog - 24/Jul/13 with Simon

Alex Mee - Lead RP - 24/Jul/13

emily_allen - Lead β - 23/Jul/13

drysori - Lead RP - 23/Jul/13 with Dunc

Fell off last moves first try. Got it fine second go
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 23/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Jul/13

2nd go
highrepute - Lead RP - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jul/13

keefe - Lead - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/13

Ian Broome - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/13 with Rich Wainwright

Still pretty filthy. Cleaned it up a little then did it second go on the least-deserved and worst-climbed redpoint ever. Probably a really good route when it's clean.
Andrew Barker - Lead RP - 26/Jun/13 with Si

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/13

Toby Dunn - 2013

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead - 2013

chakrit - Lead RP - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Rich kirby

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - TR dog - 25/Aug/11 with Andy Cave

sportsten - Lead β - 20/Aug/11 with SwissMachine

The demise of the small undercut above the second flake hasn't made much difference to the difficulty, although that move has changed completely. Pleased to get this today.
Si dH - Lead RP - 14/Aug/11 with Claire, Chris Foster, Neil Furniss

nickmoulden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11

good climbing, just a bit too hard for me at the moment. Might get it after more session on it though.
Dan Lane - TR dog - 04/Aug/11 with Andy Turner

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jul/11

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

Chi Cheng - Lead RP - 11/Jul/11 with Mike Borg-Costanzi

been told theres a undercut missing now on the cruz section but i dont how easy or hard it was before but boy its tough going but still fairly cool the guide book notes are right dont use the flakes makes it harder.
jamesgodwin64 - TR dnf - 11/Jul/11 with Chiris Fox

rockjedi - Lead RP - 11/Jul/11 with Borg, Chris Fox

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

lx - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with chris, rob

drysori - Lead dog - 19/Jun/11

derico - Lead RP - 12/Jun/11 with Ben D

worked it a couple of times then two actual attemnpts, should have had it but got too tired at end of day. Good route, will go back.
Si dH - Lead dog - 12/Jun/11 with Chris Foster, Neil Furniss

gregoritos - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/11

Brown - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Patty

Stefan Gallagher - Lead RP - 07/Jun/11

Lex Wilkinson - Lead RP - 04/Jun/11

Superb route, nicely sustained. V happy to get this on 1st redpoint of day.
jamiev - Lead RP - 31/May/11 with Tim Parkinson

alaan - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Broom

2nd go
gregoritos - Lead RP - 29/May/11

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 25/May/11

Ian Broome - Lead β - 24/May/11 with Rich Wainwright

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

fell from top on 2x redpoints. Arrrghh!
jamiev - Lead dog - 24/May/11 with Tim Parkinson

Brilliant route, great moves and sustained. fell on 2nd RP at very top, gutted.
jamiev - Lead dog - 21/May/11 with Adrian Berry

First go today after working it yesterday..
bigdrew - Lead rpt - 15/May/11 with Ollie B, Liam, Mark R

cymjt - 2011

dav - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jul/10

uptown - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Boy

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10

Pretty much flashed it.
NDD - Lead - 17/Jul/10

nai - Lead RP - 13/Jul/10 with Paul B

dav - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Gill B

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 10/Jul/10 with Dave Turnbull

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jul/10

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 05/Jul/10 with loundsy

Hidden - TR dog - 04/Jul/10

skygodley - Lead RP - 27/Jun/10 with SarahM

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jun/10

shark - Lead β - 26/Jun/10 with Seb Grieve

Great Route
Simon Davis - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Dave Mclaughlin

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/10

J_Clark - 22/Jun/10

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/10 with neil foster, nathan lee

Hidden - TR - 20/Jun/10

marcpontin - Lead β - Jun/10 with huw

Gus - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Aug/06

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Aug/06

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jul/06

Boy - 2006

robyn1 - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/05

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Ant

Hidden - 2005

realbobsmith - Lead - 2005

nige - Lead - 20/Sep/03 with mark hounslea

Hidden - Lead rpt - Sep/03

Hidden - 2003

climber34neil - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/01

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with Joe le Sage, Viv

Jon Read - Lead RP - Jun/01 with Julian Webb

Hidden - Lead RP - 2001

craig d - 2000

kristian - 2000

WuDavid - 2000

sadams - Jun/97

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/96 with Andy Hough

buzby78 - Lead RP - 10/Sep/96

Roget - Lead RP - 18/Aug/96 with jon

mikedelderfield - Lead RP - 01/Jun/95 with Steven Delderfield

Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 22/Jul/94 with Stuart Cameron

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/94 with Elaine Owen

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - Jul/94 with Gareth Parry, Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/92

Billg - Lead RP - Jul/90 with Jon Barton

Year a guess
shark - Lead RP - 1990

DDDD - Lead RP - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Oct/89

First ascent. The route used to end at the lower off at the top of the crag which provided a bit of spice. Now it seems to have been neutered, which is a shame.
jon - Lead - 07/Oct/89 with Neil

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