Silent Laughter*** 7b
[stephen leahy and Jon Kenyon climbing in the rain, 4 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
An excellent climb. Ascend the slim groove to moves left at half-height. Some more difficult climbing gains the easier curving overlap above. © ROCKFAX

FA. Andy Watts, Nigel Baker 1996

Photo: stephen leahy and Jon Kenyon climbing in the rain © daviesxxx
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This climb is in 55 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Fingery. Felt miles off.
MichaelGallimore - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/15 with Andy, Matt n

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/15

hung around at the last bolt for ages trying to figure out the blindingly obvious move then jugs to the lower off. Very sequencey and not as bold as it looks. Opening moves were the hardest in my opinion, no doubt ill be back again for another go
scott quinn - Lead dog - 04/May/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Oct/14

Andy did well to dog his way to the top on a "lead", so I top roped it. Mostly OK, but continuous all the way up until the finishing crack/jugs, with IMO the hardest moves to get to the 4th bolt. Spaced protection and the 3rd will be a bugger to clip. Will work and RP another time.
ebf - TR dog - 14/Sep/14 with Andy Howarth

First RP go
pie_eater_pete - Lead RP - 09/Aug/14

flash really as watched ally do it 1st
robman - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/14

pie_eater_pete - Lead dog - Jul/14

Newham - Lead - 2014

A quality little route, cool crux press moves and a jug at the top :)
petegunn - Lead - 10/Nov/13 with Davina

found it hard as and clip sticked my way up it
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dog - 03/Aug/13

rikbattye - Lead - Jun/13

Dickon151 - Lead RP - 03/May/13 with Peter Keron

Hidden - TR dnf - 05/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/13

Rachel Somerville - TR - 11/Nov/12 with Richard Toon

Tougher than I remember - did circa 10 years ago.
marky - Lead RP - 07/Oct/12 with Sharon

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Aug/12

Really good
AlistairB - Lead RP - 19/Jun/12 with Lisa

3rd go
chiverstom - Lead RP - 02/Jun/12 with Tony, Alice, Sam Keyne

Hidden - TR dog - 26/Mar/12

Good route. Ran out of daylight / energy to try and RP.
Ian Bell - Lead dog - 02/Mar/12 with Gareth Candlin

harvie - Lead - 30/Oct/11 with Judith Harvie

2nd Go - Wet holds made an onsight impossible.
wolverine - Lead RP - 09/Jul/11 with Sarah Marks

lukehunt - Lead RP - 28/May/11

1st RP attempt
Kevster - Lead RP - 01/May/11

First play on this. Quite hard for 7b..!
chris_j_s - Lead dog - 29/Apr/11 with Catherine Speakman

odox - TR dog - 20/Nov/10 with Rob Clark

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Oct/10

1st 7b 1st redpoint attempt :)
clarky - Lead RP - 16/Oct/10 with Ben

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

rockjedi - TR - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Apr/10

jacobjacob - Lead RP - 01/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/09

Worldclass! First 7b flash!
dj_brigham05 - Lead β - 11/Jul/09 with Chris Thain

Anthony Allsopp - Lead dog - 26/May/09 with Sandy Holford

ewen - Lead RP - May/09 with jeb

Andrew1 - TR - 20/Jun/08 with Chris Fisher

felt fairly desperate on first (optimistic) onsight attempt/dog but went ok 1st rp. great sequence all the way from leaving the groove to clipping the chains.
Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 08/May/08 with Al & mike

Awesome climb. Powerful start with a really technical, fingery crux at the top. Only done a few F7bs so far but this felt stiff in comparison.
Mark A Humphries - Lead RP - 27/Feb/08 with Andy

Found it OK up until the crux using the undercuts to get the overlap. Will be back though, nice climb.
joe larner - Lead dog - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - 2008

Carl Smethurst - TR dnf - 04/Nov/07 with Ian Pickles, Dave Pemberton

Hidden - Lead RP - Nov/07

Rob1988 - Lead - 28/Aug/07

Tony Little - Lead RP - 26/Aug/07 with Darren

Hard for 7b but felt uite good on it! really good route with a cracking line and some brilliant technical moves
Alex Mason - Lead - 09/Aug/07 with tom rockcity

1st 7b
ian caton - Lead RP - 15/Jul/07 with Abi

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Richard McGhee

John Southworth - Lead RP - May/02 with Mike Rudden

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Probably my hardest red-point up to that date. Superb.
Dave Musgrove - Lead RP - 20/Apr/97 with Kim Greenald

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 26/Jun/96 with Dad

Probably the hardest climb I'd attempted up to now!
Dave Musgrove - Lead dog - 08/Jun/96 with Julian Cooper

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