Dominatrix*** 7c
[best of trad V best of sport, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The super-steep line on the left side of the wall is one of the UK's great 7c pitches. A couple of pieces 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

Ticklists: 15 Climbs to do before you die, Extreme Rock, Classic UK F7s, Mike and Connors 2 year plan.

Photo: best of trad V best of sport © the clamp
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This climb is in 115 logbooks, and on 41 wishlists.

Yes! Have been saving this for many, many years and it didn't disappoint. Nearly fell off eyeballing the belay. Best 7c in the UK?
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Andy Cave

Got it all worked out now. Two big links essentially but came off the last move. just need to remember it for next year.
sheppy - TR dog - 27/Sep/14

Glad to get on this at last. Brilliant climbing in spectacular position.
sheppy - Lead dog - 26/Sep/14 with Iain MacD

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Sep/14

henry peter jenkins - Lead RP - 29/Aug/14 with mark lincoln, luis bachini

In a session, a session that lasted 2 days. Well chuffed
LRob - Lead RP - 27/Aug/14

julesp - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14 with Iain

julesp - TR dog - 20/Aug/14 with Mhairi

Brilliant pitch, one that I'd wanted to do for years but never believed myself to be good enough. Doing it in a session put those doubts to bed somewhat.
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead RP - 16/Aug/14 with Nick Duboust

julesp - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14 with Iain and mhairi

Leon Laubscher - Lead RP - 02/Aug/14

julesp - Lead dog - 02/Aug/14 with Iain and mhairi

julesp - TR dog - 01/Aug/14 with Mhairi

BillyRidal - Lead RP - 01/Aug/14

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Jul/14

Brilliant route. Very plesaed to climb it.
WB - Lead RP - 17/Jul/14 with Martin

henry peter jenkins - Lead dog - 17/Jul/14 with andy tappa, luis bachini, emilio bachini

atapper21 - Lead RP - 16/Jul/14 with Jo Lucas

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/14

adamjeffs - Lead RP - 29/Jun/14 with John

datoon - Lead RP - 24/Jun/14

superb, very surprised to get up this in the circumstances!
nathanlee - Lead RP - 23/Jun/14 with Neil Mawson

Ethan - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Don Walker

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/14

Shaking out under the final roof: a very lonely place to be! Procrastinating the finale
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 21/May/14 with David Stainforth

ejected - 2014

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jun/11

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

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

Great route. 2nd go
NDD - 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

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

Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 13/Aug/94 with John Earl

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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