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Chiselling the Dragon** 7c

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12m. A fine but frustrating climb up past the left-hand side of the prominent undercut. © ROCKFAX
FA. Mark Leach, Craig Smith 1985. This is the first section of the old aid route - The Directissima (hence the extra polish).
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 64 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

mark20 - Lead RP - 13/Oct/13

Felt really hard until Tappa sorted me out with descent beta.
Bennykr - Lead RP - 18/Aug/13 with Andy tappa, Cradmire

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Apr/13

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Apr/13

atapper21 - Lead RP - 2013

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 30/Jun/12 with Jacob Cook

Fell (wet crux hold). Then clean from before crux to finish.
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dog - 25/Jun/12 with James

Cannot fathom a sequence for crux that can be climbed into.
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead dnf - 09/Jun/12 with Jacob Cook

Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/11

esther - Lead RP - Aug/11

uptown - Lead RP - 01/Jul/11 with Nik Jennings

2nd go.
jfreeman - Lead RP - 07/May/11 with Dave Nicholl

Race against skin loss. Can you tick it before it slices your tips off? Got it 6th? rp, first time sticking the crux, thank god, 4th day trying it. Tried on 02/04 (savage razor blade side pulls at the start. Done all the moves, including a short link into the crux. Top is steady.), 22/03 and 23/04
Quiddity - Lead RP - 26/Apr/11 with Curious Yellow

highrepute - Lead RP - 31/Mar/11

jacobjacob - Lead RP - 30/Mar/11

nickmoulden - TR dog - 14/Mar/11 with Charlene Schilz

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/10

First 7c. Took a fair few redpoint attempts and lots of skin.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - 23/Mar/10 with alex mason, Drew Mulcahy

shark - Lead RP - 25/Oct/09 with Mark Shea

Peter Dickinson - Lead - Oct/09

Hard crux!
Stewart B - Lead RP - 23/Aug/09 with Ben Litster

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Aug/09

Date a guess
Ally Smith - Lead RP - Aug/09

First F7c. Really cool route, used a powerful sequence through the crux. 1st redpoint, second session.
Chazz - Lead RP - 17/May/09 with Matt Rowat

1st redpoint, tricky start.
willackers - Lead RP - 17/May/09 with Tom Mills, Dan Walker

Should have got the flash. Close.
Nicolas Duboust - Lead - 16/May/09 with Stu, Will, Chris

Rob1988 - Lead RP - May/09

good climbing, nasty holds
lx - Lead - 12/Apr/09 with Dave

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 13/Mar/09 with Caroline

Short & Bouldery
steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 06/Jul/08 with Emma Curry, Marcus Pontin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/08

an exiting climbing with a fustrating lower section but a really sweet route did on first redpoint on the day.
andy gravestock - Lead RP - 14/Jun/08 with dave law

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/08

My first 7c, got it after 3 short sessions. Should probably go and try to bag my first 7b+ now :)
Sean_J - Lead RP - 01/May/08 with Paul

Will_he_fall - Lead RP - 19/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/08

Found a short person's technical way of reaching the undercling, which avoided any need for big slappy spans. Done in a session.
andy farnell - Lead RP - 24/Feb/08 with Ashley

Hard work to get this one!
derico - Lead RP - 10/Feb/08 with Chris Davis

Oliver Wright - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Nov/07

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Aug/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead rpt - Sep/05

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Aug/05 with Neil McGeek

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Apr/05

Cassidy - Lead RP - 20/Mar/05 with Scottish Raiding Party

Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 2005

Hidden - Lead RP - 2004

nige - Lead RP - Apr/02 with steve tonks

Hidden - Lead - Apr/98

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Mar/98

sadams - Lead RP - 25/May/96 with John Boyle

whispering nic - Lead dog - May/96

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - 02/Apr/96

first redpoint - shame I dropped the onsight.
mattnuttall - Lead RP - Aug/94 with Gareth Parry, Alan Holden

jfletcher - Lead RP - 14/Mar/93

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1990 with keefe

Mike Owen - Lead RP - 02/Oct/88 with Elaine Owen

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
coombsy, thebigfriendlymoose, Quiddity

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easy 7c+2 of 36
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7c10 of 36
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Style of ascent

Lead59 of 64 (92.2%)
Toproped3 of 64 (4.7%)
Unknown2 of 64 (3.1%)

'Climbed'9 of 64 (14.1%)
clean rpt2 of 64 (3.1%)
clean RP46 of 64 (71.9%)
dogged6 of 64 (9.4%)
dnf1 of 64 (1.6%)