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Against the Grain** 7a

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22m. An eliminate which involves a section of the old route Taking the Rise. Climb the resin bolts to join Yosemite Wall at the knee lock. Move up left to the lower-off of Mighty Fine Ass. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Crowe, Karin Magog 1996

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14

adamjeffs - Lead β - 05/Sep/13 with chris

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/13

Fell of the last move, off that slopey flat hold. Went easy second go.
Bennykr - Lead RP - 14/Aug/13 with Chris ed, Dan Green

C coldwell-storry - Lead β - 20/Apr/13 with J Freeman

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/13

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Stephen

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Rob Fielding

nick bamber - 2013

atapper21 - Lead O/S - 2013

Only briefly looked at moves last time, did first go today with clips in. Easily as hard as Yosemite, would be three star classic in the peak.
Stig - Lead RP - 14/Jun/12 with Simon

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

Stig - Lead dog - 04/Jun/12 with Greg

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

dswansonlow - Lead dnf - 29/Oct/11 with Chris S

cooperman - TR - 02/Sep/11 with Tim Whiteley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Sep/11

TR as warm up
cooperman - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with Tim Whiteley, Nick Wharton

awesome pitch, not overshadowed by its neighbours!
phil64 - Lead RP - 30/Jun/11 with rachie

This is a great route, doesn't feel like an eliminate at all. Had to fight for it.
Si dH - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11 with Andy, Chris Foster, Neil Furniss

bigdrew - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11 with Si, Chris F, Neil

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/11

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/11 with Pete

So pumped at top!
RdC - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11 with nic, wilson

Hidden - TR RP - 02/Jun/11

Paul Figg - Lead RP - 25/May/11

mikeshewring - Lead RP - 20/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/11

w.pettet-smith - Lead - 15/May/11

Went the wrong way on the on-sight and almost cocked it up again the next day!
Ally Smith - Lead RP - 01/May/11 with Emma T

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Apr/11

Nicolas Duboust - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Apr/11

Sam the Butcher - Lead β - 07/Apr/11 with Dave Redpath

pete87abs - Lead dnf - 26/Mar/11 with james, Dave Brigham

craig matheson - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11

Rachel Somerville - TR - 29/Jan/11 with Ian B

Hidden - Lead - 2011

cat22 - 2nd dnf - 17/Oct/10 with Mark T, Mike

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/10 with Eddie

spunkymonkey - Lead dog - 16/Jul/10

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/10 with Ewan

will6459 - Lead RP - 20/Jun/10 with Andy Hext

Hidden - TR RP - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/10

derico - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Guy

uptown - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10 with Sean_J

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 31/May/10 with Chris Gore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/10

marric - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Andy Sharp

steve_biczyk - Lead β - 25/Apr/10 with Seb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09

ewen - Lead dog - 22/Sep/09 with neil

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/09 with Roger

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/09 with Roger

Bold and sustained
mattish2000 - Lead dog - 23/Jun/09 with Nick

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/09 with Al Wilson & Jenny

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 16/May/09 with Ed Brown

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/09 with Eddie & Will

bit run out between 2nd and 3rd bolt. Good climbing
lx - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/09 with alison

datoon - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with K

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/08 with Eddie & Will

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/08 with Eddie & Dave

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/08 with Eddie

an exellent long stustained route on undercuts.
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with dave law

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Al

Hidden - TR O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/08

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 26/May/08

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 26/May/08

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/08 with Neil Carruthers

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/08

keefe - Lead - 16/Feb/08 with Neil Foster

feilx - Lead RP - 18/Nov/07 with Dave M

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 20/Sep/07 with Hugh

Tony Little - Lead RP - 08/Sep/07 with Lucy Ellis

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07 with JulesV

Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/07 with Ant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/07

Ian Parnell - Lead RP - May/07 with Ali Mynett

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Apr/07

willackers - 2007 with Rob Napier, Dan Walker

pumped silly high up
Michael Ryan - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/06 with Craig Smith

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/06

jamiev - TR dog - 25/Jun/06 with Adrian Berry

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 04/May/06 with Jenny Woodward

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Oct/05

Henners - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/05 with Neil Buzby

Dave Douglas - Lead RP - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/05

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 17/May/04 with Scottish Raiding Party

innes - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

kristian - Lead - 2001

nige - Lead O/S - Apr/00 with ian mcmullen

sadams - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/97 with Team Midlands

Dave Musgrove - Lead RP - 07/Aug/96 with Martin Berzins

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/96 with Elaine Owen

First try on this got a bit confused near the top.
Dave Musgrove - Lead dog - 28/Jun/96 with David

First Ascent
Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 24/May/96 with KM

Richard White - 1995

whispering nic - May/92 with andy farnell

andy farnell - Lead O/S - 1992 with whispering nic

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, craig naylor, thebigfriendlymoose, alimckay, chris_j_s, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 63
hard 7a+0 of 33
7a+0 of 33
easy 7a+8 of 33
hard 7a14 of 33
7a8 of 33
easy 7a3 of 33
hard 6c+0 of 33
6c+0 of 33
easy 6c+0 of 33
3 Stars6 of 30
2 Stars21 of 30
1 Star3 of 30
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Style of ascent

Lead94 of 113 (83.2%)
Followed3 of 113 (2.7%)
Toproped6 of 113 (5.3%)
Unknown10 of 113 (8.8%)

'Climbed'22 of 113 (19.5%)
clean O/S35 of 113 (31.0%)
clean β5 of 113 (4.4%)
clean rpt16 of 113 (14.2%)
clean RP24 of 113 (21.2%)
dogged8 of 113 (7.1%)
dnf3 of 113 (2.7%)