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Mandela*** 8a+

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[Mark Leach on Mandela 1988, 3 kb]The roof that they said would never go free. A magnificent route along the obvious diagonal line which is often wet. © ROCKFAX
FA. M.Leach 1988. 2000

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Photo: Mark Leach on Mandela 1988 © Ian Horrocks
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This climb is in 8 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Delighted to get this done in less than optimal conditions. What a great route.
keefe - Lead RP - 24/Aug/14

Arse - wet this evening. However, got useful beta for moves at the lip. High heel to reach slot on lip makes it MUCH easier. Pulling round lip, use 3finger drag and turn righthand onto wobbly block sidepull with BOTH feet over lip to reach next LH slot.
Ally Smith - Lead dog - 08/Aug/13 with jkarran

Boss! Need some roof burl training in the next few weeks
Ally Smith - Lead dog - 28/Jul/13 with AJM

King Line! Should have done this weeks ago but didn't find a key hold on the lip so fell there three times unnecessarily! Probably soft 8a+ or even hard 8a, but quite difficult to work the moves on so I think worth 8a+ for this reason.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 20/Jun/13

Iconic and v different from anything else in N yorkshire. 8a+ max I'd say but you can't select that on the grade voting. One hard crux, the rest is easy. Give it a go!
brunomarks - Lead RP - 03/Aug/11

in 3 on first dog sessions. Uber psyched for this now. Might only be F8a?
Ally Smith - Lead dog - 02/Aug/11 with Dave P

bigie bob - Lead RP - 18/May/10

kristian - Lead RP - 2002

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ollie Hensman-Crook, Hinchrn, Carter, Hidden, James Oakes, Hidden, Hidden, Boy

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