Mandela*** 8a+
[Mark Leach on Mandela 1988, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
The line through Kilnsey's Main Overhang that they said would never go free. A magnificent route along the obvious diagonal line, which is unfortunately 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 10 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jul/15

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jul/13

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Aug/11

bigie bob - Lead RP - 18/May/10

kristian - Lead RP - 2002

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
theomoore, MichaelGallimore, peaches69, Ollie Hensman-Crook, Hinchrn, James Oakes, Boy
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