Smooth Torquer* 7a+
[Short and steep; juggy and sweet!, 3 kb]12m. A short steep problem 50m right of Brief Encounter. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Gomersall, Dave Green 1985

Photo: Short and steep; juggy and sweet! © Ally Smith

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This climb is in 107 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

short juggey, thuggy and fun :)
henry peter jenkins - Lead β - 05/Sep/14 with kev

Lloyders - Lead RP - 27/Jul/14 with Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Almost took the whipper off the top. 3 stars if it was longer
david morse - Lead RP - 02/Jul/14 with markalmack, chris todd

only just
nathanlee - Lead β - 23/Jun/14 with Neil Mawson

found the start really hard
theomoore - Lead RP - 20/Jun/14 with robertmctague

Boulder start had me boxed for the easy top. Next visit.
RossKirtley - Lead dog - 19/Jun/14 with Matt Robinson

Laramadness - TR dog - 07/Jun/14 with RF

andy jennings - TR RP - 05/Jun/14 with alex r

robertmctague - Lead RP - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

seanwalsh - Lead - 17/Jul/13

2nd go (messed up top move on on-sight).
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 14/Jul/13 with Andy F

davebowes - Lead dog - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jul/13

jesse rees - Lead - Jul/13

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Jun/13

mark20 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/13

emily_allen - Lead dog - 22/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Jun/13

innes - Lead β - 15/Jun/13 with Anna, Ruth

blew on sight when I forgot to take draws. hung on and caught a few, but ran out of steam at the chain. easy next go.
akhughes - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/13

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

rikbattye - Lead - Jun/13

Hidden - Lead β - 27/May/13

CharlieMack - Lead rpt - 25/May/13 with Rik Battye

CragDog - Lead RP - 11/May/13

C coldwell-storry - Lead β - 28/Apr/13 with J Freeman

Should have O/Sed, very enjoyable route though.
Joe Lawson - Lead RP - 2013

GuyVG - Lead RP - 12/Aug/12 with Jo and James

jfreeman - Lead β - 11/Aug/12 with Neil Stabbs

Really struggle with the reach between the 2 juggy rails, very powerful move! Finally nailed that move then fell after slapping for the final hold and took a big wipper as the top is pretty run out! Gets 7b in the new guide book.
RebekahD - Lead dog - 10/Aug/12 with Sean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12

Working the moves
RebekahD - TR - 09/Aug/12 with Sean

Boj S - Lead RP - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Lex Wilkinson - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jul/11

Steep n Juggy :D
Bennykr - Lead RP - 14/Jul/11 with Cradmire, Huw

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/11

First taste of kilnsey and it's oh so good! 2nd go but warming up, soft.
BenNorman - Lead RP - 24/Jun/11 with Will Buck

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jun/11

Jack00 - Lead RP - 22/May/11 with Si Kimber

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 08/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

jhs3jtmh - Lead - 2011

2nd go, great route
peewee2008 - Lead RP - 04/Sep/10

Ethan - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Matt Usherwood

tom rookes - Lead - Aug/10

RD - Lead - Aug/10

got it 2nd go
simon kimber - Lead RP - 24/Jul/10 with Rob Sandercock, Hannah Hunt

Hanski - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Simon Kimber

CharlieMack - Lead RP - 17/Jul/10 with Sam Clarke

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10

3rd proper go after a couple of looks on a TR to warm up.
jkarran - Lead RP - 21/Jun/10 with Grant

GrantB - Lead - 21/Jun/10 with James

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10

All moves done. Should be possible if I can figure out where to sprint and where to shake-out.
jkarran - Lead dog - 02/Jun/10 with Smith, Grant

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/10

Gus - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with sam whittaker

fun like!
Richard Hession - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with Smooth Pete

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 08/May/10

Hidden - May/10

JM - 2010

JM - 2010

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

Nik Jennings - Lead β - 08/Oct/09

First 7a+!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James Oakes - Lead RP - 13/Aug/09 with Bill Lawrence

fm2340562 - Aug/09

Should have done this two years ago - didn't muff the finishing moves this time around!
Chazz - Lead RP - 19/Jul/09 with Matt Rowat, James Parkinson

Boulder problem start then easier.
lx - Lead β - 28/Jun/09 with Neil Mawson

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jun/09

this was ment to be a warm up but ended up being fairly hard towards the end as wasnt sure witch way to go. But managed to hang on in there and really enjoyed this route nice and powerful.
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with steve guy lee

cripplingly hard start for me
GuyVG - TR dnf - 11/Apr/09 with Lee

First ever sport route in the 7's. Chuffed to bits. After awesome BETA from Will Akers, got one move away last week. Braved the shit forecast today and it paid off. Went for it and it was over before I knew it. Onwards and upwards.
robbo - Lead RP - 26/Jun/08 with Rob Napier

RD - Lead rpt - 10/May/08

Hidden - 2008

repeat from last year but forgot most of the moves! good flash.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 05/Aug/07 with tom rockcity

Matt Rowat - Lead RP - 10/Jun/07 with Charlie

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 2007

willackers - Lead O/S - 2007 with Tom Mills, Dan Walker, Rob Napier

Ram MkiV - Lead β - 28/Aug/06 with Rob & alex

first 7a+, not suited to me at all other than the fact its not pumpy, did the crux clean everytime from the first go it was the slap between the two rails moving rightwards that i struggled with, took about 8 attempts to get it. chuffed to in the end. got the crux absolutely wired too.
Alex Mason - Lead - 28/Aug/06 with rob, dave, steve and sylvi

First day out on the limestone sport 2nd route of the day.. got it on 2nd attempt. :D Well pleased! Hard part is getting off the floor eases after 2nd clip! :D
loonyclimber - Lead RP - 28/Aug/06 with Steve & Al & Sylvi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Aug/06

Cassidy - Lead RP - 04/Aug/06 with Scottish Raiding Party

Hidden - Lead - Aug/06

Nice route, fierce start but steady after the second clip
andy farnell - Lead β - 27/Jul/06 with Andi_e

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

nige - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with sam watts

Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 2004 with paul smith

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/03 with Joe le Sage

kristian - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Aug/91

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