Silent Laughter*** 7b
[stephen leahy and Jon Kenyon climbing in the rain, 4 kb]14m. An excellent climb, the best on this crag. Climb the slim groove to moves left at half-height. 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 50 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

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

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

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

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1999 with Mark Spreadborough, Martin Berzins

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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