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Dominatrix*** 7c

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[best of trad V best of sport, 2 kb]The super steep line on the left side of the severely steep wall is one of the UK's classic 7c's. A couple of bits of gear are needed at the start. The pull leftwards into the steep crack above the first overhang is difficult but the final lurch over the roof to gain the lower-off is the crux. © ROCKFAX
FA. Martin Berzins, Chris Sowden 1985

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This climb is in 89 logbooks, and on 35 wishlists.

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 08/Aug/13 with Peter Dawson

emily_allen - Lead dog - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jun/13

dominic lee - Lead RP - 22/Jun/13 with nathan lee

Hidden - TR RP - 21/Jun/13

Dave Douglas - Lead dog - 16/Jun/13 with paul smith

2nd go. dropped it going to the pocket jugs in the second groove, but would have dropped it at over the top lip otherwise. Awesome route but the finish is a bit nasty and awkward.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 09/Jun/13 with Jemma Powell, George Ullrich

Classy route.
innes - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13 with Ruth

Apharri - Lead RP - 03/May/13 with Steve Franklin

ejected - 2013

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

One rest (fell at top crux).
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dog - 12/Aug/12 with Andy F

Two rests (base of grove and at final crux).
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dog - 05/Aug/12 with Andy F

fell on flash. Only had timme for 1 redders and dropped in groove.
Ed Booth - Lead dog - 05/Aug/12 with Gus Hudgins, Adam Booth

Gus - Lead RP - 05/Aug/12

took most of day to get sequence for getting over first roof. need to bridge high to reach undercling and go up with right hand first and squueeeeze the block. amazing route!
julesp - TR dog - 15/Jul/12 with nathan

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Jun/12

jacobjacob - Lead RP - 14/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/May/12

All the moves, short links.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 30/Jul/11 with Smith

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/11

Poor midgy session. No progress.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 05/Jul/11 with Grant

steepstuff - 02/Jul/11 with Rob

2nd go. Dropped the on-sight by the 5th clip.
Ally Smith - Lead RP - 28/Jun/11 with jkarran, GrantB

Might just be doable if a rest can be found and an efficient sequence developed for the mid section. Worth another look anyway. Brilliant climbing in an amazing situation.
jkarran - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/11 with Smith, Grant

andyb12354 - Lead dog - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Apr/11

Dropped the top on the onsight. Gutted!! got it 2nd go. Great route
westyb3 - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11 with Heather Ogston

Hidden - 16/Apr/11

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Steve Crowe - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

First go today after putting the clips in, having tried it a year ago. Soft 7c.
jfreeman - Lead RP - 04/Sep/10 with Ewen Turner

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 09/Jul/10 with Arran Deakin

nickmoulden - Lead RP - 24/Jun/10 with Tim

Fell of onsight at top. Get beta for the top I think. Last move hard nearly came of on the 2nd go. Great route.
Nicolas Duboust - Lead - 11/Jun/10

Grit Wraith - Lead - Jun/10

Jon Garside - Lead RP - Jun/10

3rd go, first hard route in ages
steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 23/May/10 with Huw, Marc

marcpontin - TR dog - May/10 with martin

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Apr/10

JM - 2010

Steve Crowe - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Aug/09

2nd go
Sam the Butcher - Lead RP - 09/Jul/09 with Neil McGeechie

2nd go
Sam the Butcher - Lead - 09/Jul/09 with Neil McGeechie

2nd go after an epic seige 10 years ago.
buzby78 - Lead RP - 09/Jul/09 with Bomber Harris

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09

One of the best routes of this grade in the country. Dave if you're reading this you need to get on it. You'd definately do it in a day.
lx - Lead β - 28/Jun/09 with Neil Mawson

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 19/Jun/09 with Kev Avery

Hidden - 05/Aug/08

Hidden - 05/Aug/08

Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 01/Aug/08 with al & andy

sweet route done on first redpoint probabley the best route iv done at kilnsey.
andy gravestock - Lead RP - 01/Aug/08 with steve

Hidden - 29/Jul/08

Hidden - 29/Jul/08

Hidden - 29/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jun/08

Hidden - 17/Jun/08

Hidden - 17/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/08

Rich Kirby - Lead RP - 05/Jun/08 with Eddie

Stunning line, stunning climb. Nearly blew it by the clip below the final overhang but recovered to blast to the belay. Anyone climbing 7c in the UK should do this route. Probably the best of it's grade I've done
andy farnell - Lead RP - 13/Apr/07 with Gareth Scott

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jun/06

Boy - 2006

mgeek - Lead RP - 2006 with Tom Bolger

Cassidy - Lead RP - 05/Sep/03 with Scottish Raiding Party

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Sep/03 with Alan Cassidy

shark - Lead RP - 2003 with Chris Sowden

3rd go
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - 28/Aug/02 with Joe le Sage

kristian - Lead O/S - 2002

2 days
sadams - Lead RP - 06/May/96

dominic lee - Lead RP - Jul/95 with daniel lee

robyn1 - 1995

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead O/S - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/93

keefe - 02/Aug/92

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Aug/92

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/92

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jun/91

Hidden - May/90

Mike Owen - 08/Jul/89 with Al Murray

Hidden - 1973

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Style of ascent

Lead64 of 89 (71.9%)
Followed1 of 89 (1.1%)
Toproped3 of 89 (3.4%)
Unknown21 of 89 (23.6%)

'Climbed'30 of 89 (33.7%)
clean O/S3 of 89 (3.4%)
clean β1 of 89 (1.1%)
clean RP37 of 89 (41.6%)
dogged15 of 89 (16.9%)
dnf3 of 89 (3.4%)