Powerplant*** 8a

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

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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jul/15

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 24/Aug/14 with Charles Dawson

highrepute - Lead RP - 29/Jul/14

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

Found this quite hard. All came down to just one move at the crux for me and the rest was fairly steady once worked out. Couldnt get kneebar to work.
willsm11 - Lead RP - 26/Jul/13 with Alex Fry

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

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/11

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Apr/11

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.
NDD - 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

realbobsmith - Lead RP - 2005 with Rob Smith

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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