Something Stupid* 7b
[Monty on Something Stupid, F7b, Malham Cove., 3 kb]12m. The shallow groove is the first section of a very long route. Bottom of the grade. © ROCKFAX
FA. Chris Sowden, Mark Speedborough 1986

Photo: Monty on Something Stupid, F7b, Malham Cove. © John Lavelle

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 220 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

SED - TR dog - 01/Nov/14

SED - TR dog - 28/Sep/14

barni - Lead dog - 21/Sep/14

bottom of the grade my arse
Haydn Jones - Lead β - 25/Aug/14 with ted kingsnorth

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/May/14

Apparently a soft touch but after Yosemite Wall and Appetite I was definitely not finding it easy. Perplexing moves (poor feet) going back from the left hand flake near the top
morganator - Lead dog - 09/May/14

jesse rees - Lead RP - 20/Apr/14

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Mar/14

Sankey - TR dog - 12/Oct/13 with Luke

Sankey - TR dog - 10/Oct/13 with Luke

Repeat
marky - Lead RP - 22/Sep/13 with Sharon

Top half sapping, starting with a horrendous match foot
DrGav - Lead dog - 15/Aug/13 with Wendy

Some big moves but once you know what to do feels ok. 2nd go.
Bennykr - Lead RP - 25/Jun/13 with Dan Green

2nd go
dwisniewski - Lead - 12/Jun/13 with Stefan, Jay

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13

J.Wells - Lead RP - 28/Apr/13 with Bob Hickish

Hidden - TR - 14/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Mar/13

nick bamber - 2013

ejected - 2013

Hidden - 2013

atapper21 - Lead RP - 2013

Julian Cooper - Lead RP - 21/Oct/12 with Stuart Knott

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/12

Too hot!!
cooperman - TR dog - 22/Sep/12 with Nick Wharton

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Sep/12

Just Another Dave - TR dog - 19/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - TR - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - TR dog - 23/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Aug/12

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - 20/Aug/12 with Prajak

efrance24234 - Lead RP - 19/Aug/12

tmawer - TR dnf - 11/Aug/12 with sarah, andrea

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Aug/12

Fingers still pretty trashed after working the route yesterday but gave the RP a bash anyway. Foot slipped on the crux. Too hot and greasy to try again today and fingers still very trashed.
RebekahD - Lead dog - 08/Aug/12 with Sean

Had worked the moves on this route previously but trashed fingers meant I couldn't go for the lead!
RebekahD - TR RP - 07/Aug/12 with Sean

adamjeffs - TR rpt - 31/Jul/12

adamjeffs - TR rpt - 29/Jul/12

Wet at the start, damp at the top, not very dry in the middle.
kevg - Lead dog - 26/Jul/12 with Fraser

MarkRoe - Lead RP - 21/Jun/12 with Craig Naylor, Ben Roe

Missed the pockets after the flake, 2 finger gastons arnt much fun...
TCCB - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12

great route
Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12 with James Jacobs, Jacob Cook, Chris Barr

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 03/Jun/12 with Martin Fisher

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/May/12

Retro-flash, decked trying to clip the 3rd bolt years ago :/, good to get it finished off.
jacobjacob - Lead RP - 14/May/12

jfreeman - Lead β - 13/May/12 with Chris Gore

bigie bob - Lead β - 21/Apr/12

1st redpoint
middlevern - Lead RP - 07/Apr/12 with Toby Dunn

thebigfriendlymoose - TR RP - 06/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/12

Set off battered to strip the route and made an accidental RP. Free-styling to barely clip the chains. Great fun!
catt - Lead RP - 18/Mar/12 with Andy Morris

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2012

blaza1 - Lead RP - 2012

highrepute - Lead RP - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/11

Adam Booth - TR dog - 12/Aug/11 with Ed Booth

Tried to flash which didnt go great. worked then 1st redpoint.
Ed Booth - Lead RP - 12/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Aug/11

Tick. Well, actually grabbed the chain when my fingers started to grease of the crimp with all the slack out to clip... I'm not doing it again! Felt harder than other 7b's I've done at Malham.
Matt Rowat - Lead RP - 09/Jul/11 with Parky

khawk - Lead dog - 28/Jun/11 with DT

nickmoulden - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/11 with Charlene Schilz

malham is hard.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dog - 22/Jun/11 with simon kimber

craig matheson - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Jun/11

steepstuff - 19/May/11 with Neil

Adam Lincoln - Lead rpt - 14/May/11 with Paul Reeve

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Apr/11

so close to the flash!
wilsonmackenzie - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11 with RdC, Nicolas duboust, ChrisCSC89

Found this well hard/sharp but well worth it. Early bird catches the worm! Ps- Hope my clipdraw snaps on the ct that has it.
RdC - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11 with Team Beast

NDD - 24/Apr/11

Wendy - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11 with Tom Ball

Felt much harder than Seventh Aardvark
ChrisCSC89 - Lead RP - 23/Apr/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Apr/11

I love this route already
Stig - TR - 13/Apr/11 with james oswald

design crisis - Lead dog - 10/Apr/11 with Ness

James Marshall - Lead RP - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Needs more work on sequence to RP! Very technical.
AlistairB - Lead dog - 01/Sep/10 with Lisa

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/10

akhughes - Lead RP - 21/Jul/10 with Mhairi

mhairi thorburn - Lead RP - 21/Jul/10 with adam

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/May/10

Another couple of goes today. One to put up draws/remember moves, the next was my best shot at it yet. Almost but not quite.
chris_j_s - Lead dog - 30/Apr/10 with Catherine Speakman

Not soft!
derico - Lead - 20/Apr/10 with Mat W

Hidden - TR RP - 06/Apr/10

The Mountain Goat - TR dnf - 03/Apr/10

top holds wet, good one for next time
Birdo - Lead dog - 03/Apr/10 with Daniel Wicks

shark - Lead β - 28/Mar/10 with Matt Robinson

3rd go, would have been nice to flash but that move to the big sidepull would be hard to get first go.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead RP - 21/Mar/10 with alex mason, Drew Mulcahy

Did all moves twice on lead but couldn't link in one. Should go in another session or two.
chris_j_s - Lead dog - 14/Mar/10 with Will Carroll

Put to bed thank god......... Next
robbo - Lead RP - 09/Mar/10 with north country boy

Rich Kirby - Lead - 31/Jan/10 with Gareth

Hidden - 2010

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

Stewart B - Lead β - 23/Aug/09 with Ben Litster

Hidden - TR - 28/Jul/09

Good mileage day
marky - Lead β - 19/Jul/09 with John

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Jul/09

...followed by some Groove play.
Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/09 with Jenny

Ian Broome - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jun/09

Hidden - 21/May/09

first 7b O/S :)
Sean_J - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Paul

1st redpoint
willackers - Lead RP - 26/Apr/09 with Henners, Stu, Chris

hard!
lx - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with alison

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09

First F7b
Chazz - Lead RP - 26/Mar/09 with Matt Rowat

Hidden - TR rpt - 22/Mar/09

marky - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/09 with John

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Feb/09

C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 2009 with rob lay

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jul/08

2 days working on the Groove.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 05/Jul/08 with Nic Sellers

Worked whole of Groove.
Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/08 with Eddie

ian caton - Lead RP - Jul/08 with Abi

andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with steve and rob

Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 22/May/08 with Al

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/08

Hidden - TR rpt - 26/Apr/08

Part I of The Groove!
marky - Lead β - 20/Apr/08 with Sharon

Worked lower section of Groove.
Rich Kirby - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/08 with Neil Carruthers

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/08

Greg Boswell - Lead RP - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Oliver Wright - Lead - 2008

GrantB - Lead RP - Nov/07 with Alaan

Hardly ideal conditions for a redpoint (totally gopping) but nothing a little swearing couldn't overcome.
alaan - Lead RP - 27/Oct/07 with Ally

Hidden - TR rpt - 07/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/07

done in 30mins, TR, failed rp, sent. technical fingery wall climbing. 2 star
Alex Mason - Lead - 19/Jul/07 with tom rockcity

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/May/07

Rob1988 - Lead - May/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/07

Paul Forster - 2007

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/May/06

Brown - Lead RP - 10/May/06 with Paul

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/06

Grimny-lyn - the merry dwarf - Lead RP - Mar/06 with Steve, the sequence monkey, Glennie

Boy - 2006

Toby Dunn - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Nov/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

John Southworth - 2005

spidey - Lead RP - 12/Sep/04

Cassidy - Lead RP - 18/May/04 with Scottish Raiding Party

jameshiggins - Lead RP - 15/May/04

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Feb/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 2004

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead RP - 2003

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Sep/02 with Neil Buzby

kristian - Lead - 2001

nige - Lead RP - Feb/00 with mark hounslea

Smith42 - 2000

buzby78 - Lead RP - 17/Aug/97

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/97

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/May/97

1st RP
Steve Crowe - Lead RP - 07/Jul/96

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/96

Success at last! After several failures over recent weeks. Probably my first 7b red-point.
Dave Musgrove - Lead RP - 17/May/96

Getting there!
Dave Musgrove - Lead dog - 20/Apr/96 with Nigel Baker

robyn1 - 1996

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - 24/Sep/95

marconi - Lead RP - Aug/95 with Slater, Bingham

Dave Musgrove - Lead dog - 04/Jun/95 with Steve Webster

Billg - Lead RP - 14/Apr/95 with Andy Swan

Richard White - 1995

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 03/Sep/94 with Simon Coles

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Jun/94 with Tim Bonner

innes - Lead RP - 1994

Paul Figg - Lead - 19/Sep/93

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Mar/93

Tony Little - Lead RP - 06/Mar/93 with Pete

2nd RP
mattnuttall - Lead RP - 18/Jul/92

ste_d - Lead RP - 12/May/92

whispering nic - Apr/92

andy farnell - 1992 with whispering nic

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Oct/90

jfletcher - Lead RP - 30/Aug/90

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Mar/90

Andy Hyslop - Mar/90

keefe - 1990

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1990 with keefe

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 12/Sep/89

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/89

mark mcgowan01 - 1989

Hidden - Lead - 1989

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/88 with Mike Watson

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily

Hidden - 1987

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