Quiet Flight Direct*** 7a+

Rockfax Description
A fine wall-climb up the face left of the main groove. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A fine wall-climb to the left of the corner. Started direct. Excellent technical wall climbing leads to a hard section moving left at the top. (The original Quiet Flight started up the corner of Perverted Geranium.)

FA. Tony Burnell 1989. Direct start added by Andy Moss 1989

Ticklists: 28 Decent Sport Routes.

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This climb is in 157 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Sep/15

Getting the pocket was hard for my height, but finally did it! Well chuffed.
Leiko Miura - Lead RP - 17/Aug/15 with Peter Dickinson

tim newton - Lead RP - 13/Aug/15 with Mark Richardson

Fun interesting moves
Glyn - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Amy

2nd RP, skipped the top clip in favour of glory first time round and blew it, resulting in quite a nasty rope burn to my wrist. Utilising rests better made the difference on the second go. Really good climbing, solid rock and great moves. Worth the stars.
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 09/Aug/15 with Ellie Fuller

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

3rd go.
Albert Exley - Lead RP - 05/Aug/15 with Wizzy

Took flight a few times! Thought I might onsight it but spent too long figuring out what to do on the undercuts and pumped out. Pleased to get that far though as it's worth 7a to there. Second go latched the jug and fell off! Bumpin up the right foot a bit made all the difference to holding it. Third go got the jug but foot skidded off a damp sloppy foothold on the penultimate move! Got it fourth go, was getting tired but climbed it well and made the most of the rests. Good route.
Misha - Lead RP - 26/Jul/15 with Rachel

nathanlee - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/15 with Oli Grounsell

samrad - Lead β - 16/Jul/15 with Bennykr

Pleased to onsight after wasting energy low down trying to go too direct and climbing in bendy slippers. Removed loose block near the top on the way down. Good pitch well bolted for a change.
stp - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/15 with Zips

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/15 with Alberte1996

Sankey - Lead RP - 05/Jul/15 with Luke

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jun/15

Flashy on sight
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 20/Jun/15 with Tim

Tim Rodgers - Lead dog - 20/Jun/15 with Rob Adams

Claudia Harvey - Lead - 19/Jun/15 with Ramon Marin

JayAyBee - Lead RP - 15/Jun/15 with Dave

theomoore - Lead RP - 13/Jun/15

oread - Lead - 12/Jun/15

david morse - Lead RP - 11/Jun/15 with Matt, KT

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jun/15

OERees - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15

julesp - Lead RP - 30/May/15 with Iain

3rd go today. Went 2nd go sometime last year but forgot the sequence today.
Acoustic_Olly - Lead RP - 23/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Apr/15

not so direct. went left at the top. seemed illogical to go right to make it harder before moving left.
WB - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/14

So close, completely cramped up post crux! Not one to pick with poor fitness, sustained!
Luke Owens - Lead dog - 23/Jul/14 with Danielle Louise Hilton

morganator - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Tony Stone

atapper21 - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14 with Henry

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14

climbingpixie - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14 with Andy

2nd go, good fun climbing.
henry peter jenkins - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14 with andy tappa

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jul/14

my first 7a+! took 19 climbs to get it but eventually caught the pocket and didn't flap it afterwards! I thought hard for the grade!
Emilysaladfingers - Lead RP - Jul/14 with mat welsh

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with james

Did after a battle with Air Rage!
marky - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14 with Sharon

innes - Lead β - 15/Jun/14 with Martin

Ali.B - TR - 05/Jun/14 with Ali Wood

Second go - hard for the grade!
Mat Welsh - Lead RP - Jun/14 with Dave Pinno, John Maskell, Emily J, Mark Owens, Pete Dicko

2nd go, came off holding the top jug! great route but really sustained!
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 17/May/14 with Tom Richmond, James Jacobs, Ellie Pygall

Blew onsight through my own stupidity. Ignored the obvious bolts and chalked holds and headed left too early before final moves, doh! Very good move at the top once I was back on track.
kevg - Lead dog - 23/Sep/13 with Fraser

Very very fine climbing. Felt hard for 7a+ but that could have been the Comedy effect from the day before!!!! Great moves left at the top.
mike reed - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13

Hidden - TR - 14/Jul/13

Kim M - TR RP - Jul/13 with Nige

Hidden - TR - 30/Jun/13

Had to rest on the rope twice... but did all the moves.
paul ireland - TR dog - 22/Jun/13

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Jun/13

Sankey - 2nd dog - 16/Jun/13 with Luke

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with nathan lee

SMc - Lead RP - 09/Jun/13 with Jon G

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jun/12

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

Mowglee - Lead dog - 25/May/12 with Ali

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Malcolm Bass - Lead RP - 2012

innes - Lead O/S - 2012 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Sep/11

Duncan Disorderly - Lead RP - Sep/11 with Buttters

marky - Lead β - 03/Jul/11 with Sharon

RdC - Lead RP - 23/Jun/11 with Chris E, Ross H

Hidden - TR dog - 16/Jun/11

2nd go, nice route
wilsonmackenzie - Lead RP - 06/Jun/11 with Nicolas duboust, RdC

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/May/11

jfreeman - Lead β - 28/May/11 with Chris Plant

Mowglee - Lead dog - 23/May/11 with Ali

Mowglee - TR dog - 23/May/11 with Ali

Mowglee - Lead dnf - 15/May/11

Took a whip on O/S, lovely rope burn. 1st RP. Direct up wall at start, direct flight? tricky at top.
Ian Broome - Lead RP - 14/May/11 with Rich Wainwright

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

jhs3jtmh - Lead - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 29/Aug/10 with keefe

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/10

keefe - 11/Aug/10

Think I went a little to far left at top as didn't have guide. Still felt nails for 7a+, so pumpy!
derico - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Guy

nickmoulden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10

Seems more feasible than before but still horribly sustained.
jkarran - TR dnf - 02/Aug/10 with Grant

GrantB - Lead - 02/Aug/10 with James

tom rookes - Lead - Aug/10

Overoptomistic OS attempt. Bottle ran out at fifth and threw in and grabbed draw. Bit run-out for my nervous disposition. Quivered the rest of the way up.
julesp - Lead dog - 30/Jul/10 with Iain

Jack00 - Lead RP - 28/Jul/10 with Rob

Hard and sustained, not sure I'll get this ticked in a hurry.
jkarran - TR dog - 26/Jul/10 with Grant

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jul/10

Retro-flash, was knackered from 'the bulge' is had to rest after each move, good fun though.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 08/Jul/10 with Noaksy

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jul/10

datoon - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with K

khawk - Lead dog - 17/Jun/10 with DT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10

Toby Dunn - Lead β - 12/Jun/10 with Nick Verney

NDD - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/May/10

2nd go
Greg Boswell - Lead RP - 15/May/10 with Mhairi Thorburn

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/May/10

Hidden - May/10

JM - 2010

JM - 2010

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2010

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Aug/09

Bennykr - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/09 with Jonny

sweet route really sustained and when you think is over at the top the feet run out so i was really pumped didnt really pay any attention to steve ascent so got no help preaty much an onsite.
andy gravestock - Lead β - 13/Aug/09 with steve, allex

great climbing. retro onsight - accidentally flashed this on a top rope a couple of years ago.
Ram MkiV - Lead - 13/Aug/09 with al, joel, noaks, g-stock, bill

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Aug/09

CharlieMack - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/09 with Mhairi Thorburn

Sam the Butcher - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/09 with Penny

Bennykr - Lead RP - 16/Jul/09 with Huw

Mattyk - TR dnf - 02/Jul/09 with Paul Giddings

Tricky and poverful all the way.
steve_biczyk - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Emma Curry, Marcus Pontin

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Got to 3rd bolt from top on os then got to the next one but too scared to fall off on the next move. Must be less of a wimp.
joe larner - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/08

Sean_J - Lead O/S - Jun/08

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/08

RD - Lead rpt - 10/May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/May/08

Boy - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/07

Hidden - TR β - 29/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Rachel Hassall

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Aug/07

ali_robb - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

good route hard for the grade, pumpy, bolt to bolted it then TR-ed in 3 sections then went for the lead. just made it by the skin of my teeth. fingery.
Alex Mason - Lead - 24/Sep/06 with mick radford

skygodley - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with SarahM

Henners - Lead β - 11/Aug/06 with Neil Buzby

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Scottish Raiding Party

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/06

Cassidy - Lead β - 16/Jun/06 with Scottish Raiding Party

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/03

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/00 with Andy Earl

sadams - Lead O/S - 25/May/98 with John Boyle

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/93 with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden

Hidden - 27/Jun/93

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/92 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/91 with Elaine Owen

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1989 with Sean Coffey

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