Frankie Comes to Kilnsey*** 7b+

Rockfax Description
A tremendous pitch taking the steep wall to the left of Balas. Continuously pressing moves and an easy-to-fluff finish. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Gomersall 1985. Originally a bold A5. Climbed without bolts by Martin Berzins 1987. The bolts have been in and out over the years but are now in and likely to stay.

Ticklists: 28 Decent Sport Routes.

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This climb is in 111 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/15

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 21/Aug/15 with Flo Tilley

willsm11 - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/15 with Luke

Hidden - 09/Jul/15

A way to go, couple of plays
robertmichaeladams - TR dog - 20/Jun/15 with Tim

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

Leon Laubscher - Lead RP - 18/Jun/15

1st redders, so good
Dave Mayes - Lead RP - 12/Jun/15 with Shakira

julesp - Lead RP - 07/Jun/15 with Iain

Run out!!!
julesp - TR RP - 06/Jun/15 with Iain

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead RP - 24/May/15 with Penny Orr

Pleased to finally do it, tried to last year but was too scared to lead it. 4th RP today after falling going for the finishing jug twice!
JamesTurnbull97 - Lead RP - 16/May/15 with Will Buck

well scary! want to go back for the clean acsent though :)
henry peter jenkins - Lead dog - 09/Sep/14 with kev

morganator - Lead dog - 05/Sep/14 with Tom Bridgeland

A tough onsight, very blind finish.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14

Focussed right till the top!
cjsheps - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14

Good to get on such a classic route. Hard!
chris_j_s - Lead dog - 31/Aug/14 with James McCartan

Main body wired still to work start and get sequence for top above rest
julesp - TR dog - 24/Aug/14 with Iain

jesse rees - Lead RP - 05/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

2 sessions, first 7b+
oread - Lead RP - 16/Jul/14

Harry Holmes - TR RP - 10/Jul/14 with Oli Read

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14 with james

Tried last year. Clips in 1st RP. Full value.
Ian Broome - Lead RP - 21/Jun/14 with Mike

PeteH - Lead RP - 16/Jun/14 with Tim Lowe, Kev Avery

Amazing climbing. First go today putting clips in.
Bennykr - Lead RP - 16/Jun/14 with Will smith, Andy tappa

markalmack - Lead RP - 15/Jun/14 with little tom, chris todd, Dave morse

Pleased with this. Not quite on sight having done Balas in 2000!
innes - Lead β - 14/Jun/14 with Tim

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/14

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

Did it clean on TR first go, then did it. The hundreds of bright tick marks may of helped!! It was like climbing a indoor route.
rikbattye - Lead RP - 25/May/14 with Hannes B

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/14

Smith42 - Lead RP - 17/May/14 with James

Smith42 - TR RP - 10/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/May/14

andy jennings - TR dog - 22/Sep/13 with keith

Hidden - TR - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - Sep/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jul/13

did all the moves, redpoint next time. really good.
Ian Broome - TR dog - 14/Jul/13 with Rich Wainwright

khawk - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/13 with DT

datoon - Lead RP - 04/Jul/13 with K

dominic lee - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13 with nathan lee

Howard Lawledge - Lead RP - 08/Sep/12 with dave

C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 06/Sep/12 with liam taylor

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/12

Went on this once about 10yrs ago. Couldn't remember a single thing about the route so taking the onsight.
Simon Davis - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Alan Steele, Toby Denny

WB - Lead RP - 04/Aug/12 with Chris

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jul/12

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 15/Jun/12

thebigfriendlymoose - TR RP - 10/Jun/12

highrepute - Lead RP - 03/Jun/12

2nd go
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 03/Jun/12 with James Jacobs, Jacob Cook

Pleased with this, my arms hurt all the way up. Moving left at the top was interesting!
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - TR dnf - 05/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jul/11

uptown - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/11 with Sean_J

Fell off on lead just before last draw, well runout and well good, not my style but good to try such a classic, Hard!
BenNorman - Lead dog - 25/Jun/11 with Will Buck

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

jhs3jtmh - Lead - 2011

jfreeman - Lead β - 04/Sep/10 with Ewen Turner

ewen - Lead dog - 04/Sep/10 with jon freeman

Quite tricky.
NDD - Lead - 24/Aug/10 with redpath

Awesome wall climbing! Fell off at the powerful undercut move on the flash, dogged to top, then got it 2nd redpoint after forgettin feet on 1st rp. Solid 7b+ (apparently conditions were poor)
Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - 20/Jul/10 with alex mason

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Jun/10

JM - 2010

JM - 2010

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/09

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 25/Aug/09 with Simon Wren

Clips in, top rope, sent. A lot more amenable than expected with wicked moves and a proper finish.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 23/Jul/09 with Billy Laurence

marcpontin - TR dog - Jul/09 with huw

2nd go. Terrifying!
Stewart B - Lead RP - 21/Jun/09 with Ally, Mike, Redpath

Really good. Tricky crux
lx - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with French Alex

Ally Baba - Lead RP - 20/Jun/09 with Stewart B

Hidden - Sep/08

Really good climbing from start to finish, fluffed the last moves on the on-sight then did it 1st RP.
willackers - Lead RP - 06/Jul/08 with Tom Mills, Dan Walker

Oliver Wright - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/07

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead RP - 2007

Boy - 2006

mgeek - Lead RP - 2006 with Tom Bolger

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

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Sep/04

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Aug/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Sep/03

Cassidy - Lead RP - 25/Jun/02 with Scottish Raiding Party

GeoffG - TR - 27/May/99

Rich Kirby - Lead RP - Jun/98

shark - Lead rpt - 1995

andy farnell - Lead RP - 1995 with whispering nic

robyn1 - 1995

rob.grafton - 1995 with Ben, Bruce

Pleased to onsight this at the time.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/94 with Andy Earl

Well worked but a couple of stopper moves for me.
Dave Musgrove - Lead dog - 02/May/94 with Julian Cooper

keefe - 1993

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Aug/91

Mike Owen - Lead β - 18/Jul/89 with Pete Kirton

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