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Powerplant*** 8a

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20m. One of the best 8a's in the Peak with a powerful start, a tricky technical crux and a beautiful upper wall. The crux is height-dependant - there is no one-size-fits-all solution here though and knee pads are pretty much essential. There is a bolted direct version which is still a project. Powerpants, 8a - After the crux of PP, move right into DA. © ROCKFAX
FA. Chris Plant 1988

Ticklists: Classic Hard Peak Limestone, THE classic old skool 8a's, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue.

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This climb is in 54 logbooks, and on 24 wishlists.

bfreeman - Lead RP - 27/Jul/14 with Jon Freeman

Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 24/Jul/14 with tony bishop

jfreeman - Lead RP - 05/Jul/14 with Nathan Lee, Nic Duboust

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14

YYFY! Rain stopped play last year when I was getting close, went on a speculative Cornice visit yesterday, scrubbed the route down then did it 2nd RP. What an absolute classic, so happy.
AlistairB - Lead RP - 21/Jun/14 with Lisa

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jul/13

emily_allen - Lead dog - 17/Jul/13

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 14/Jul/13 with Tom Smart

Amazing route
chakrit - Lead RP - 08/Aug/12

Well chuffed!
mic_b - Lead RP - 25/Oct/11 with Mark

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Sep/11

Ally Smith - Lead RP - Aug/11 with Will K

First 8a.
alaan - Lead RP - 13/Jul/11 with Steve F

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jul/11

Soaked. Still managed to refine top and crux sequence, so I suppose it's not all time wasted!
alaan - Lead dog - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jun/11

TomPR - Lead - 09/Jun/11

Worked out a viable sequence with knee bar pads on, then split a tip so didn't get the redpoint
Ally Smith - Lead dog - 05/Jun/11 with Naomi

Ally Smith - Lead dog - 23/Apr/11 with GrantB

steve_yo - Lead dog - Apr/11 with Rick hard Rock

Apharri - Lead RP - 11/Aug/10 with Marie Richards

six sessions, seventh redpoint attempt. great to make the magical grade a reality!!!
marcpontin - Lead RP - Aug/10 with huw

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/10

Took lots of tries and also fell of after the crux! Good route.
Nicolas Duboust - Lead - 20/Jul/10

sadams - Lead RP - 18/Jul/10 with Ed Brown

Almost first redpoint but not quite. Smashin' route.
Stewart B - Lead RP - 07/Jul/10 with Nick Deboost, Dave Redpath

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jul/10

Ethan - Lead - 29/Jun/10 with Jon Clark

AdamjBailes - Lead RP - 28/Jun/10

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 21/Jun/10 with Jordan Buys

kristian - Lead RP - 10/Jun/10

dav - Lead RP - 05/Jun/10 with Si Davis

uptown - Lead RP - 03/Jun/10 with Nik Jennings

marcpontin - TR dog - Jun/10 with huw

Gus - Lead RP - Jun/10

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 27/May/10 with Jon Clark

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/May/10

bigie bob - Lead RP - 23/May/10

Hidden - 16/May/10

1st redpoint. Awesome!
lx - Lead - 28/Apr/07 with fat boy

1st redpoint. Worked two weekends ago. 24 moves.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 09/Sep/06 with Andy Benson

Boy - 2006

Simon Davis - 2006 with Bourney

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Aug/05

nige - Lead RP - 20/Sep/03 with nick colton

Hidden - 2003

First 8a :-)
Cassidy - Lead RP - 03/Sep/01 with Simon Wilson

3rd RP, excellent
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - Jul/01 with James Ibbertson, Joe le Sage, Mike Weeks

Think I did it this year
shark - Lead RP - 2001

craig d - 2000

Mike Owen - 13/Jul/94 with Elaine Owen

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Style of ascent

Lead47 of 54 (87.0%)
Toproped1 of 54 (1.9%)
Unknown6 of 54 (11.1%)

'Climbed'12 of 54 (22.2%)
clean O/S1 of 54 (1.9%)
clean RP34 of 54 (63.0%)
dogged6 of 54 (11.1%)
dnf1 of 54 (1.9%)