Rockfax Description
A slightly inferior version of Comedy. Finish at the Comedy lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. G. Desroy 1994

Ticklists: Yorkshire Limestone Graded List.

stp 10/Oct Lead RP

Very cold and windy today. Changed sequences for both the first crux and the second and then did it second try. Not as hard as I'd previously thought with the new beta but still a stiff 7b+. Top route, bouldery with good shakes.

with Ben Moon
JamesTurnbull97 21/Sep Lead β

good beta from Paul, enjoyed the climbing

with Paul & Nat Bennett
stp 16/Sep Lead dog

Felt much better than earlier in the year, partly better conditions, partly stronger. Fell on last slap to jug below 3rd bolt. Tweaked elbow slightly. Great route.

with Chris Plant
Hidden 27/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Aug Lead rpt
Joe Lawson 23/Aug Lead RP
Jacob Bloodworth 16/Aug Lead RP

Found this harder than comedy.

samrad 06/Aug Lead O/S
with Bennykr
John_Beesley 29/Jul Lead RP
with mop449
mop449 29/Jul 2nd dnf
robertmctague 14/Jul Lead RP
with Mike
stp 27/Jun Lead dog

3 goes before being midged off (again). Fine route in my anti-style. Need better heelhooking boots next time.

with Zips, Ben Moon
Tophe 09/Jun Lead
with Jesse, Tom Adams, Jonny P
Harry Chaplin ?/Jun Lead RP
MichaelGallimore 17/May Lead RP

3rd session. Enjoyed it more than comedy as it's really fun to climb with loads of heelhooking. Shame its not a bit longer!

with jon lawson
MichaelGallimore 28/Apr Lead dog

Worked out a few nice sequences. Absolutely love the moves turning the first bulge. Feels super hard. Had to run up and down the hill 6 times in two down jackts to get warm enough. Fingers stayed toasty after that. Definitely possible to climb here in the cold if you put your mind to it.

MichaelGallimore 17/Apr Lead dog

Worked out and climbed all the moves. Used 5 heelhooks! Felt impossible at first.

with Ben Philips
Hidden ??/2016 Lead RP
FloTilley ?/Aug/15 Lead RP
Rachel Slater 26/Jul/15 Lead RP

Pleased to get this first session this year after falling off the top the one day I tried it last year and thinking that I must have become much weaker since. Caught the big jug at the start right on my fingertips - ouchy!

with Misha
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Jun/15 Lead β
Hidden 16/Jun/15 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead dog
PeteH 06/Jun/15 Lead RP

Dropped this first redpoint from where it joins Comedy - hasn't figured out what to do as hasn't expected to get that r! Third redpoint. Harder start than Comedy but more places to recover.

with Steve Taylor
sev 26/May/15 Lead dog

Harder than comedy i think

jfreeman 17/May/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Arthur
Sarah Pashley ?/Sep/14 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead RP
markalmack 05/Aug/14 Lead RP

so the trick is to climb this as quickly as possible before you get pumped.

Patrick Hill 04/Aug/14 Lead dog

Linked in 2 sections, great steep climbing. Next time.

BillyRidal 01/Aug/14 Lead RP
masonwoods101 25/Jul/14 Lead RP

1st rp

Rachel Slater 20/Jul/14 Lead dog

Start is so burly! Slipped off the top 2nd RP then too tired on my next go. One for next time!

with Fraser Hodby
adamjeffs 15/Jul/14 Lead RP
with james
WB 10/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Martin
Leon Laubscher 03/Jul/14 Lead RP
Bennykr 19/Jun/14 Lead RP

Really fun climbing.

with Alistair
andy jennings 31/May/14 Lead dog

Must come back for this.

with Chris p, will b
Shortarse.Crowley 04/May/14 Lead dog

Good climbing, pretty tricky for the grade and only worked the moves... Yet to piece it together!

with Justin Critchlow
Gill Peet ??/2014 -
rikbattye 04/Oct/13 Lead dog
Jon Garside 29/Sep/13 Lead RP

As routes are graded for the on-sight (not the flash with your mate's beta!) then surely has to be one if the hardest 7b+'s around. No easier than Comedy.

innes 26/Aug/13 Lead RP

2nd go.

with Tim
Luke Dawson 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead dog
chris_j_s 10/Jun/13 Lead dog

Brutal warm up after nearly 12 months of no sport climbing!! All moves done on second go with a few rests - very happy with that!

with James McCartan
Ethan 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Don Walker
thebigfriendlymoose 06/May/13 Lead RP
with Stephen
jacobjacob 22/Apr/13 Lead β

Fell by the first bolt on an onsight attempt years ago and lowered off, so not technically a flash but it felt like one. Harder than Comedy.

keefe ??/2012 -
AshWH 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S

another very good route, did not expect the onsight

with Tom Bonnert, Jonny White
will smith11 26/Aug/11 Lead RP

Got some good beta from John Dunne

craig matheson 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S
JM 25/Jun/11 Lead RP

Did it second go after fluffing the start. Felt desperate at the end of the day. Felt as hard as Comedy so I have voted 7c but I would have to do it fresh to be more objective.

with Dave Pinnington
Rob1988 24/Jun/11 Lead RP
with Cal
Lord_ash2000 05/Jun/11 Lead RP

Harder than comedy is you ask me

catt 30/May/11 Lead dog

Got all the hard moves bolt to bolt, though bottled the easy top with beer fear. Awesome, really keen to get back for this.

with Gordon
Hidden 30/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead RP
PeteH 10/May/11 TR dog

Will be back.

with Adam Knightly
westyb3 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Heather Ogston
TomPR 11/Apr/11 Lead
Toby Dunn 10/Apr/11 Lead

7c? 3*? blimey. 1* 7b+.

with Gareth Scott
nickmoulden 07/Apr/11 TR rpt
with Steve Dunning
nickmoulden 23/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Steve Dunning
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
jhs3jtmh ??/2011 Lead
Sean_J 29/Aug/10 Lead RP

Got it first redpoint attempt. I can see why people say that it's every bit as hard as Comedy, seeing as it's more sustained on less good holds, you just need to keep going on it.

with Andy
NDD 24/Aug/10 Lead

2nd go. Up to the top on flash but very pumped.

with redpath
C coldwell-storry 20/Aug/10 Lead RP
with rob lay
tom rookes ?/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 06/Jul/10 Lead RP

Cool powerful climbing. Put the draws in then led it, 2nd go. Did it all static on lead which was suprising.

Hidden 06/Jul/10 Lead dog
derico 12/Jun/10 Lead RP
with Dave J
Gus 23/May/10 Lead RP
nickmoulden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Dunning
bigie bob 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 -
Adam Lincoln ??/2010 Lead
Stewart B 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Redpath
uptown 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Keeg
Ram MkiV 01/Sep/09 Lead RP

put clips in, then did it 1st rp. Awesome fun route.

with noaks, Guy, andy, Al
Matt Fry 10/Jul/09 Lead RP

So close on the flash, placing draws, with good beta from Gaz! Past all the hard climbing the fell going for the good pocket by the 4th clip. 1st RP. Prefer it to Comedy personally.

ukb shark 04/Jul/09 Lead RP

So much for the onsight...

with Paul Reeve
steve_biczyk 26/Jun/09 Lead β

Have done last move on Comedy before but rest is o/s.Felt hard for the grade.

with Emma Curry, Marcus Pontin
marcpontin ?/Jun/09 TR dog
with steve
andy gravestock 21/Apr/09 Lead RP

i though it was harder than comady but worth working

willackers 05/Jul/08 Lead RP
with Tom Mills, Dan Walker
pezzerrr 30/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead RP
Oliver Wright ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead RP
Boy ??/2006 -
mgeek ??/2006 Lead β
with Tom Bolger
Hidden 02/Aug/05 Lead RP
Henners 01/Aug/05 Lead RP
with Craig McCallum
lx ?/Jun/05 Lead
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/2005 Lead
with Graham Desroy
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/Aug/02 Lead β
Cassidy 24/Jun/02 Lead RP
with Scottish Raiding Party
kristian ??/2002 Lead O/S
buzby78 08/Aug/00 Lead RP
with Geordie Mike
whispering nic ??/1999 Lead dog
Steve Crowe 08/Jul/98 Lead RP

redpoint, two days.

with KM
sadams 28/Jun/98 Lead RP
with Team Midlands
marky ?/May/97 Lead RP
andy farnell ??/1996 Lead RP

As hard as Comedy.

with Aaron Tonks
Paul Figg 10/Sep/95 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Jun/95 Lead β
robyn1 ??/1995 -
Mike Owen 07/Sep/94 Lead O/S
with Milan Sykora
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