The Bulge (aka Let Them Eat Jellybeans)*** 8a

Rockfax Description
A stunning climb tackling the soaring groove and wildly-overhanging prow right of Ecstasy. The finishing sequence is a stopper. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
When Craig Smith freed the old aid route "The Bulge" he renamed it "Let Them Eat Jellybeans" because everyone was scratching around at Malham while he freed this superb line at Kilnsey. However the original name has stuck.

FA. C.Smith, R.Smith 1988
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This climb is in 50 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Sep/15

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 20/Aug/15 with Flo Tilley

That took a very long time!
WB - Lead RP - 11/Aug/15 with Mark

Did better than expected. Got to last clip but didn't have the oomph for the final pull
julesp - Lead dnf - 26/Jul/15 with Iain and Kat

markalmack - Lead RP - 21/Jul/15 with will

BillyRidal - Lead RP - 01/Aug/14

First 8a, epic.
Leon Laubscher - Lead RP - 24/Jul/14

With different beta for the move to the good left hold low down it felt like a totally different route. Very nice and not too hard.
rikbattye - Lead RP - 11/Jul/14

adamjeffs - Lead RP - 28/Jun/14 with james

3rd session, 2nd try on RP. Happy to get this - thought I'd blown-out for the day after the first RP try - when I somehow managed to fall-off the final lip after clipping the lower belay bolt!
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 17/Jun/14 with Marc Pontin

Second go
Ethan - Lead - 11/Jun/14 with Seth Walker, Don Walker

NDD - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14 with sam harvie

Fun (other than the grim 6b+ corner)
willsm11 - Lead RP - 31/May/14 with Ben Davison

C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 28/Sep/13 with J Freeman

Quality climb.
Orrin Coley - Lead RP - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jul/13

innes - Lead RP - 07/Jul/13 with Tim

Jon Garside - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13 with Becky

jfreeman - Lead RP - 04/May/13 with Nic Duboust

First 8a - climbed with wet holds through the initial bulge! Technical, pumpy, burly, sustained from the rest at the Bulgelette. Thanks to Dave P for encouraging me to try it !
Mat Welsh - Lead RP - May/13 with Dave Pinno, John Maskell, Emily J, Mark Owens, Pete Dicko

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Jun/12

Great to feel the difference 6 months training makes compared to when I was on this last year! 1st redpoint this time around. Skipped the last clip.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Jun/11

Should have gone yesterday but tiredness got the beter of me . went 1st go today. (Thought it was called 'The Bulge").
westyb3 - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11 with Heather Ogston

Stewart B - Lead RP - 07/Jun/11 with Dave Redpath

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/May/11

Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 18/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

nickmoulden - Lead RP - 16/Aug/10

Climbed from the ground to the chain with no falls...I'm taking it!
Sam the Butcher - Lead RP - 17/Jul/10 with charlie mackie

YESSS. 3rd session 4th rp attempt. Dropped it on 3rd rp go when the last clip had turned. Wooooo! First 8a.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 13/Jul/10 with Billy Laurence, Steve Ramsden

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Arran Deakin

JM - Lead RP - Jun/10 with Ian Walsh

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Jun/09

lx - Lead - 20/Jun/09 with Matt

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 16/Jun/09 with Kev Avery

bigie bob - Lead RP - 31/May/08

Hidden - 29/May/08

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/07 with Nic Sellers

Cassidy - Lead RP - 15/Jul/07 with Henners

Henners - Lead RP - 11/Aug/06 with Alan Cassidy

Boy - 2006

mgeek - Lead RP - 2006 with claire penmann

Hidden - Lead dog - Sep/05

I think this is a height thing, but feels like easy 7C+ to me. 24 moves.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - Jul/03

keefe - 26/Jul/92

Mike Owen - Lead RP - 31/Jul/90 with Elaine Owen

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JamesTurnbull97, LouisJones, thebigfriendlymoose, Smith42, tom rookes, Mike Goldthorp, steve_biczyk, derico, Lee Horsfall

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