Ground Effect** 7b
[Jonny trying Ground Effect, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Difficult climbing through the lower bulges is followed by excellent moves up the slim corner and wall above. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Gomersall 1984

Photo: Jonny trying Ground Effect © CharlieMack
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Moondance - Lead RP - 21/Aug/15 with Paul B

Second go, although it took a bit of time to work out the burly start!
Rachel Slater - Lead RP - 27/Jun/15 with Tim Newton

tim newton - Lead RP - 27/Jun/15 with rachel slater

Matt Cooke - Lead RP - 20/Jun/15 with Jack Hodgson

2nd go.
OERees - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/15

samwillo - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with Luke Ward

at last - it made me work for it. Still good to RP a route that i would do again because its good
timmsy - Lead RP - 29/Sep/14 with lionel

self notes-90 second rest at ledge knee bar, head in.tope felt easy this time with shake out rest at slopers doesn't feel like rest but i get enough back. Felt rubbish at start. Left foot on 45 degree toe hold for crux
timmsy - TR RP - 24/Sep/14 with lionel

cjsheps - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/14

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead RP - 25/Aug/14 with Nathan Lee

Miles away from the attempted flash, but got out 1st RP.
PeteH - Lead RP - 06/Aug/14 with Naomi Hart

henry peter jenkins - Lead RP - 01/Aug/14 with jamie N A, Ian henderson

BillyRidal - Lead RP - 01/Aug/14

morganator - Lead dog - 19/Jul/14 with Tony Stone, Stan Halstead

TRFrost - Lead RP - 18/Jul/14 with N. Price

A few TRs then 1st proper RP over 2 sessions
np134 - Lead RP - 18/Jul/14 with T. Frost

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/14

oread - Lead RP - 28/Jun/14

Nice to lay this to rest very quickly after last years horror show
sheppy - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14 with iain n jules

not yet done clean, pump fest!
henry peter jenkins - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14 with jamie N A

markalmack - Lead RP - 19/Jun/14 with chris todd

Sat on the rope several times, really good fun working this!
RossKirtley - Lead dog - 19/Jun/14 with Matt Robinson

Hidden - TR rpt - 17/Jun/14

First RP attempt, first 7b
Harry Holmes - Lead RP - 12/Jun/14 with Oli Read

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/May/14

rikbattye - Lead β - 21/May/14

In a session. Well happy
david morse - Lead RP - 20/May/14 with 2 finger

Hidden - TR - 18/May/14

Smith42 - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - TR - 19/Mar/14

adamjeffs - Lead RP - 22/Sep/13 with chris

C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 31/Aug/13 with J Freeman

Second rp attempt. On 1st rp go I didnt have the sequence wired and fell above the 5th, after all the hard climbing - just totally boxed.
Si dH - Lead RP - 15/Aug/13 with Andy Morris

8 sessions? really struggled with the start.
Rachel Somerville - Lead RP - 15/Aug/13 with Si dH

Luke Dawson - Lead β - 06/Aug/13

Felt harder than either of yesterday's routes but conditions were quite humid and I guess I was more tired than I thought!
sheppy - Lead dog - 04/Aug/13 with julesp

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jul/13

From the ground past the groove then left behind the left foot and failed to rock onto the jugs. Good progress.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/13 with Smith

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/13

Hidden - TR - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jun/13

More falls from the top of the groove but at least now linked from the floor.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 29/Jun/13 with Smith

GrantB - Lead RP - 25/Jun/13 with James, ally smith

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/13

Progress on the start: Better RH grip (not dragged), thumb on uncomfortable LH edge, R toe on sharp edge, rock over the R knee and toe hook/poke the roof with the left. Still a way off linking it.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/13 with Smith, Grant

Apparently not just an off form day, I just can't make the move to the first bolt. The rest is a lot easier but there's still a lot of route after that crux for 7b!
jkarran - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/13 with Grant

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/13

WB - Lead RP - 30/May/13 with Chris

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/May/13

Jeronimo - Lead β - 16/May/13

Lost a lot of fitness in the last month, although I don't think I've ever been Kilnsey fit. Nice route.
drysori - Lead dog - 27/Apr/13 with Dunc

Crux was no problem its the steep start I find tough
julesp - Lead RP - 02/Sep/12 with Iain

should have got the rp but totally knackered. Just as well i didn't go for it cause all over the place when I stripped it on tr!
julesp - TR RP - 01/Sep/12 with Iain

jfreeman - Lead RP - 18/Aug/12 with Neil Stabbs

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Adam Booth

Not used to this style, felt powerful and pumpy. Probably a good intro to the crag. Should go next time now I know the moves.
Adam Booth - TR dog - 05/Aug/12 with Ed Booth

I'm going to chalk this up to having a seriously off-form day. 50+ goes at the start and I still can't get to the first bolt.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/12 with Grant

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 26/May/12 with Ian P

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dog - 24/May/12 with Martin Fisher

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Mar/12

Just sit down mate!
jacobjacob - Lead β - 29/Mar/12

Malcolm Bass - Lead RP - 2012

innes - Lead RP - 2012

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 30/Oct/11 with Little Chris

Tophe - Lead β - 30/Oct/11 with Dan

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Oct/11

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead RP - 16/Aug/11 with keefe

Nik Jennings - Lead β - 03/Aug/11 with Rob

Blew onsight just beneath jug, done next go. Defnitely worth extending 4th bolt (60cm sling with a quickdraw on the end) to help onsight prospects. Worth lowering the lower-off some time: there's a shield of rock that's pretty dodgy (potentially serious and adds nothing to route unless you like hollow finishes) just before finish; a hassle but possible to lower off Truth Drug.
ksjs - Lead RP - 30/Jul/11 with owen

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Jul/11

dogged first go then got it clean second go, nice climbing with contrasting halves!!
Bennykr - Lead RP - 06/Jul/11 with Huw

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/11

andyb12354 - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/11

Found this quite difficult and pumpy, should go next vist.
James Oakes - Lead dog - 06/Jun/11 with Laura Perry, Alex Mason

craig matheson - Lead RP - 26/May/11

keefe - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/11

Hidden - Lead - May/11

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Heather Ogston

TomPR - Lead - 11/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

akhughes - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Aug/10

tom rookes - Lead - Aug/10

RD - Lead - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/10

Brown - Lead RP - 07/Jun/10 with Jon B

nickmoulden - Lead RP - 06/Jun/10 with Tom Newman

NDD - Lead - 04/Jun/10

Paul Figg - Lead RP - 31/May/10

datoon - Lead RP - 20/May/10 with K

Hidden - May/10

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

JM - 2010

JM - 2010

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2010

uptown - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Keeg

A great route. Tried to redpoint yesterday but blew it due to being a wuss and trying to clip the fourth bolt in an awkward position rather than making one more move to jugs. It seems like the route should have finished around the fifth or sixth bolt as the rest is like easy crappy peak limestone.
Andrew Barker - Lead RP - 06/Aug/09 with Chunk

Putting clips in on lead. The jug I jumped for near the end of the hard climbing had wet paste in!
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Dan Woolnough

middlevern - Lead RP - 27/Jun/09 with James ?

Stewart B - Lead β - 21/Jun/09 with Ally, Mike, Redpath

Ally Baba - Lead RP - 21/Jun/09 with Dave R

lx - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with French Alex

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/09

nathanmanc - Lead RP - 30/May/09 with Steve B

Toby Dunn - Lead - 09/Apr/09 with Nick Verney

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Aug/08

Put clips in, had a top-rope, got cold-pump on 1st rp at 3rd clip, slipped off on start on 2nd rp, 3rd rp went for it no mercy. Never been so pumped, 3hrs later writing this its hurting my forearms. I'm weak.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 22/Jun/08 with Thomas Martin

retro flash, tired from working and having a go at the ashes this was pretty close. Sequency groove.
Ram MkiV - Lead - 22/Jun/08 with alex, tom & andy

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/08

Sean_J - Lead RP - Jun/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 2007

steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 2007

first 7b
Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 23/Aug/06 with Alex

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/06 with Andy Cave

Tony Little - Lead RP - 23/Jul/06 with Ed Brown

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 2006

mattnuttall - TR rpt - Sep/05 with Clement Mounier

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/04

Day out with Viv and Katherine
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Aug/04

shark - Lead RP - Aug/02

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/02 with Scottish Raiding Party

nige - Lead RP - May/02 with ewan mccallum

Hidden - Lead RP - May/02

kristian - Lead O/S - 2002

sadams - Lead - 08/Aug/99 with John Boyle

E5 6b poor threads when I did it, before it was retrobolted. Fell off onsight, sorted then ticked next go.
Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 03/Sep/94 with KM

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/90

Hidden - May/90

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/87 with Mark Taylor (Fluff)

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