Rockfax Description
An historically significant classic of great difficulty. The climbing is extremely sustained and technical with only the odd poor shake-out. Originally the route finished at the halfway ledge, subsequent ascents have ended at the rest out on the right above the redpoint crux. There is a link-up into Predator at 8b+ named Cry Baby that takes the undercuts left to the finish of Predator. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The free ascent of the old aid route "Controversey"

FA. Mark Leach 1988. A superb ascent after many day's of effort to produce a route as hard as any in the World at the time.

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adamjeffs 17/Jun Lead RP

wow, what a route! took much longer than it should have, thwarted with bad weather and silly mistakes. the send felt easy in the end. had a good knee bar at the top. props to the belayer- awesome Al got the big tick!

with Al
jfreeman 02/Jul/14 Lead RP
with Richard Waterton
Hidden 08/Jul/11 Lead RP
nickmoulden 03/Mar/11 TR dog
with Steve Dunning
Mike Owen 08/May/95 Lead dog

My best effort, I actually got up to the crux but was wasted. Too hard for me!

with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 07/May/95 Lead dog
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 06/May/95 Lead dog
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 03/May/95 Lead dog
with Steve Roberts
Mike Owen 30/Apr/95 Lead dog
with Elaine Owen
Sean Kelly ??/1974 Lead

Done as the former aid climb Controversy in the good old days on manky rusted bolts.

with Stafford Hemshall
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