The Thumb*** 8a
[Simon Nadin's on-sight flash of Under the Thumb/Urgent Action 8a+ at Kilnsey Crag in June 1990., 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
The long curving overlap defining the right-hand side of the North Buttress gives this hard classic. Climb to the overlap and head left taking in some delicate and awkward climbing to reach the crux pull on to the vertical headwall. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Gomersall 1987

Photo: Simon Nadin's on-sight flash of Under the Thumb/Urgent Action 8a+ at Kilnsey Crag in June 1990. © andybirtwistle
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This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Awesome route - proper climbing
millsy - Lead RP - 30/Jul/15 with Mark Katz

JM - Lead RP - 09/Aug/14 with Matt Welsh

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Aug/14

adamjeffs - Lead RP - 02/Jul/14 with chris

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/14

3rd session, 1st RP (second RP overall). Kneesy does it!
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 26/Jun/14 with Marc Pontin

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Jun/14

Climbed by accident first go today! Was supposed to be going up bolt to bolt to work out a sequence but got half way and found a back and foot no hander so pressed on! Buzzing.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 29/Jun/13

Still not sure how I managed to get stood on the jugs at the end of the hard bit. Absolutely boxed
Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead RP - 16/Jun/13 with keefe

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jun/13

bustermartin - 03/Jun/12

Such a good route and psyched to get it done quickly. Suits my style well
willsm11 - Lead RP - 29/Aug/11

first go on the route for about a year.
Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 06/Jul/11 with Steve Dunning

Fantastic pitch 1rp 2nd day.
marky - Lead RP - 24/Jun/11 with Sharon

bigie bob - Lead RP - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Got into Urgent on-sight then blew it in to a serious head wind. Did it next go.
coula1 - Lead RP - 06/Sep/10

Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 05/Aug/10 with KM

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Jul/10

keefe - Lead RP - 07/Jul/10 with Barbara

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/09

Cassidy - Lead RP - 06/Aug/06 with Robin Sutton

Boy - 2006

1st redpoint.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - Jun/01 with Steve Adams

robyn1 - 1995

WuDavid - Lead RP - 1994

Mike Owen - Lead RP - 21/Jun/92 with Elaine Owen

charlesmfrench - Lead dog - 28/Nov/82 with DAVID SMITH

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
LouisJones, JamesTurnbull97, Smith42, thebigfriendlymoose, bustermartin, Mike Goldthorp, derico

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Style of ascent
Clean RP