The Ashes*** 7c+

Rockfax Description
A brilliant route up the line of triangular grooves. The initial wall and groove leads to two juggy pockets. Continue up the wall above until a hard move right gains the finishing wall. Lower-off at the main break. © ROCKFAX

FA. Geoff Weigand 1989.

Ticklists: Classic UK F7s, 28 Decent Sport Routes.

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This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

1st 7c+ 4th day on it, 2nd RP day, 6th PR attempt - 3rd that day. Never under-estimate the 3rd RP!! Lunge again at the crux rather than the drop knee.
cooperman - Lead RP - 13/Sep/15 with Chris Rabs

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Aug/15

khawk - Lead RP - 19/Jul/15 with DS

Adam Lincoln - Lead RP - 28/Jun/15 with Sam Williams

samwillo - Lead - 28/Jun/15 with Adam Lincoln, Malham Crowd

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jun/15

datoon - Lead RP - 25/Jun/15 with K

markalmack - Lead RP - 23/Jun/15 with Dave morse

Came close on the onsight, got it second go. Bit of a fight! Amazing route. Stunning, even to European standards
Glyn - Lead RP - 07/Jun/15 with Harriet Ridley

Had brilliant beta from Pete and had watched Chris come really close so I had a pretty good idea of what to do. First 7c+ flash and on the best sport route I've done in the country - a great experience.
Joughton - Lead β - 01/Sep/14

2nd go. So close on the flash, placing draws - fell off after the "boss", going for the jugs! Damn, 7c+ flash is just round the corner!
cjsheps - Lead RP - 01/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Aug/14

emily_allen - Lead dog - 13/Aug/14

BillyRidal - Lead RP - 01/Aug/14

Class line, gets harder all the way!
Mat Welsh - Lead RP - Aug/14 with Dave Pinno, John Maskell, Emily J, Mark Owens, Pete Dicko

Went quickly after I changed my beta for the crux, but still very close on the successful attempt. Awesome route.
PeteH - Lead RP - 26/Jul/14 with Arran Deakin

adamjeffs - Lead RP - 13/Jul/14 with chris

WB - Lead RP - 01/Jul/14 with Charlotte

Did it first go, putting draws in as I went, after 2 poor redpoint attemps a few days earlier. Lovely route.
rikbattye - Lead RP - 11/Jun/14

Leon Laubscher - Lead RP - 05/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/14

I tried this once 3 years ago so not a true flash. Great climbing.
willsm11 - Lead β - 31/May/14 with Ben Davison

Quality. 1st RP
C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 14/Sep/13 with J Freeman

jfreeman - Lead RP - 24/Aug/13 with Nic Duboust

Superb, one of the best sports routes I've done. Struggled loads with keeping enough in my arms for the clip off the boss! 12th redpoint.
AJM - Lead RP - 13/Aug/13 with Andy McVittie, Rachel Somerville, David Stainthorpe, Steve Taylor, Simon de Haas

PeterDawson - Lead β - 07/Aug/13

tried 3 years ago did first try this trip such a good route
Luke Dawson - Lead β - 06/Aug/13 with Peter Dawson

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Jun/13

Desperate lunge for break after boss.... semi-footless finish due to uncontrollable disco-leg. Happy days!
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 23/Jun/13 with Stephen

Two rests: fumbled 2nd clip above eyes, bottled move to break from boss at last clip.
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dog - 20/Jun/13 with Lisa A

thebigfriendlymoose - TR dog - 16/Jun/13 with Stephen

a_hein - TR dog - 13/May/13 with Sam C, Clare F

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/May/13

Pitiful flash attempt, then two pitiful redpoints. Finally sorted my life out as it was getting dark at the end of the day.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 21/Apr/13

Great Route
piken - Lead RP - Apr/13 with Andy

Howard Lawledge - Lead RP - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Jun/12

highrepute - Lead RP - 02/Jun/12

Brilliant, happy to get this quickly, getting fitter. Grade chasers miss out big time!
zero six - Lead RP - Jun/12

Good kneebar rest in the left eye, but wear a pad!
Jon Garside - Lead RP - 31/Jul/11

dav - Lead RP - 06/Jul/11 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Very good. Quite tricky.
NDD - Lead - 02/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Aug/10

marcpontin - Lead dog - Jun/10 with huw

willackers - Lead RP - 24/Apr/10 with Tom Mills

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/10

Steve Crowe - Lead - 2010

Apharri - Lead RP - 27/Aug/09 with Marie Richards

lx - Lead - 15/Jul/09 with Mirf

Almost as hard as the Bulge but with a couple of good rests. 1st 7c+ in a day, 3rd go
steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 12/Jul/09 with Emma Curry, Marcus Pontin

bigie bob - Lead RP - 01/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/08

Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 28/Jun/08 with Tommy M

Stunning route. 7a+ to the 'eyes' and a good shake, then blast upto the boss, shakeout and final tricky move to the first big break. Breath and enjoy the run-out to the belay.
andy farnell - Lead RP - 03/Aug/06 with Steve Roberts

Boy - 2006

mgeek - Lead RP - 2006 with ross hennigan

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Aug/05 with Neil McGeek

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 2005

Cassidy - Lead RP - 16/Aug/04 with Scottish Raiding Party

1st Redpoint
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - Jun/03

whispering nic - Lead dog - 1999 with andy farnell

shark - Lead RP - 30/Jul/97

3 days
sadams - Lead RP - 06/Jul/96 with John Boyle

robyn1 - 1995

keefe - 08/Jun/91 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 08/Jun/91 with keefe

Mike Owen - Lead RP - 13/Jul/89 with Al Murray

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