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Black Swan Rising*** 6b

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[A really good route, 3 kb]14m. A fine climb up the clean face just right of where the approach path first meets the crag. Take care with some loose holds on the left towards the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. Andy Watts, Nigel Baker, Dave Musgrove 1996

Photo: A really good route © petegunn
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This climb is in 230 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Amazing route. I've wanted to do this for a while, it's been worth waiting for!
leeds_belle - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Ed, Ceri

bwestwood - Lead - 22/Jul/14

thought I had gone too far to the left at the top. stiff for 6a+ ( as per RF)
Mick r - Lead dog - 22/Jul/14

Had to rest by the last bolt to figure out the last few moves. Great, but tiring climb, even on top-rope.
Louise Hall - TR dog - 28/Jun/14 with Fergus, Doug, mark brown, Irish Nick, Emma Testall

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14

robman - Lead rpt - 27/May/14

airborne - Lead O/S - 20/May/14 with Malcom Rudge, Huw Davies

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Beth heatherington

martrin - Lead - 17/Apr/14 with Sarah Kekus

John Pickles - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson

Matt Amos - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Aoife Marrett

AnitaClimb - TR - 30/Mar/14 with Aoife Marrett, Matt Amos

Danny Crump - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Aoife Marrett, Anita, Matt Amos

tmawer - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Jaime Robertson

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - TR rpt - 10/Nov/13

petegunn - Lead - 10/Nov/13 with Davina

joeflan - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - Sep/13

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jul/13

Sol Armer - 2nd - 30/Jul/13 with Joel Mitchell

Compo - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Jimmy, Hannah

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/13

RossKirtley - Lead - 06/Jul/13 with Luke Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13

matty123 - Lead β - 05/Jul/13 with Robert Ashcroft

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/13

arrang - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

bullybones - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Linda F

scott quinn - Lead O/S - 01/May/13

ludders - TR dog - 23/Apr/13

NatalieR - TR dog - 23/Apr/13

petekeron - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Dickon Morris

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/13

undoingtheknots - Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/13

a13x - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Dan Robinson

RossKirtley - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Luke Robinson

angus - 17/Feb/13 with Philbert

tomhull - Lead rpt - 28/Nov/12 with matt harris

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Nov/12

JanBella - Lead RP - 25/Oct/12 with simon, Marek

petegunn - Lead - 21/Oct/12 with Bill, Lee Smith, Davina

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Oct/12

marky - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Sharon

Tanner - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Paul Tanner

really nice bit of climbing, felt really cool the whole way up.
Paul Tanner - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Ben Tanner

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

bwestwood - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with pete sargeant

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Mark Roe

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Tom Keaveny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

wolverine - Lead - 28/May/12 with Matt Sparkes

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Mike Hayes

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 23/May/12

Relatively easy sequence of moves, you've just got to fight the pump. Lovely moves on good and positive, but spaced holds (bearing in mind I'm only 5'8"), although the key to the route is footwork. Came off the polished sloping top hold below the chain - should have gone for the better higher block. One to go clean next time!!
kyaizawa - Lead dog - 05/May/12 with Chris Bowden

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/May/12

Paul Figg - Lead - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/12

craig naylor - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Ste Hodgson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12

Dickon151 - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/12

Potter - Lead - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

New belay added courtesy of BMC 'better bolts campaign'.
Dave Musgrove - Lead rpt - 01/Nov/11 with Spuzz

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11 with liam

tomhull - Lead β - 22/Oct/11 with frith wood

greenroom - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with tomhull

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11

Rob Hirst - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Simon Brown

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11

Cramped around the third bolt.
lostinmidlands - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/11 with dan, tris

Done before
beds74 - Lead - 13/Jul/11 with Craig Hartley

wolverine - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Sarah Marks

john lynch - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Dave Barber

Bit messy half-way up but managed to get there!
daftendirekt - TR O/S - 23/Jun/11 with John Lynch

LukeP LCC - Lead dog - 18/Jun/11 with rachael wragg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Apr/11

stvey - Lead RP - 25/Apr/11 with Louise Cowie

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/11

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Matty

run out of steam on the last move!
mfisher - 2nd dog - 21/Apr/11 with Olly Roberts

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/11

Grabbed lower off :S I am so weak minded!
Mattyk - Lead dog - 14/Apr/11 with Jenny Barber

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

design crisis - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Tom W

pete87abs - Lead dog - 27/Mar/11 with james, Dave Brigham

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Mar/11

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with chris Lyness

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 2011

escalade - 2011

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2011

nevetsplummer - Lead rpt - 2011

David Smith - 2011

rockrat - Lead dog - 26/Nov/10 with Luke Armitage

cat22 - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Megan

tim newton - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with duncan dunbar

Felt hard and committing at the crux. 6B anyone?
Fraser - Lead dog - 15/Oct/10 with Kev

jonny taylor - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Andy K

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/10

TerryLines - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

mattcyp88 - Lead dog - 05/Aug/10 with Maddie

Shaw Brown - Lead - 22/Jul/10 with Loz

mbambi - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10 with will williamson

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Joe

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Graham Niven

Got the last clip out and gave up
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd dnf - 27/May/10 with Peter Harris

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Ron Crowe

Popkids - TR O/S - 02/May/10 with Phil, Kafoozalem

Phil79 - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Daniels735 - Lead dog - 27/Apr/10 with Nick Leigh

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

jl - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Penny

AlistairB - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/10 with Lizzie Wilkins

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Climbed twice.
mattcyp88 - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/10 with Jacob Cook

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/10

Jack Loftus - TR dog - 11/Mar/10 with Nick

littleluke - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/10

F6b - found it tricky with cold fingers.
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Ewan, Will Hunt

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 25/Sep/09

Diggler - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Andy o Boy

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Jacob Dean

jacobjd - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Chris Thain

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09

Good quality rock. Probably F6b.
Chazz - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Matt Rowat

Graham Iles - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/09 with Neil Cooper

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/09

Really cross not to get the onsight of this. Wasn't climbing well at all! Great route but definitely f6b (as in the guidebook).
chris_j_s - Lead dog - 26/May/09 with Catherine Speakman

jimhall - Lead RP - 03/May/09 with rob lay

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/09

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Huw

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/09

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Si Moore, Jim Jarvis

Good rock and tricky moves the whole way but easier than other routes around here....
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Emily

Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Parky

Foot slipped at 3/4 height, gutted not to get the flash.
mattish2000 - Lead dog - 28/Feb/09 with Nick H

Seymore Butt - 2009

hilty - Lead dog - 2009

stimpey - Lead dog - 17/Aug/08 with Pete

Stayed on this, just!
Shaw Brown - Lead - 08/Aug/08

Graham Iles - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/08 with Claire Willett

CasWebb - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/08 with Tony Hulme

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Martin Lancaster

brockers - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08

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

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Matt Hopkinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

Rested before final moves.
gingerkate - 2nd dog - 16/May/08 with I

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/08

Sam W - Lead - 08/May/08 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/08

betamonkey - 06/May/08

Brian Rodgers - Lead - 20/Apr/08 with Ian Bruce

"Warm down"
ArnaudG - TR - 19/Apr/08 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Arnaud Garcon

betamonkey - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/08 with Jonny Baker

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/08

joe larner - Lead - 17/Feb/08

Awesome.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Claire Spencer-Jones

Hidden - Lead - 2008

petegunn - Lead - 2008

Carl Smethurst - TR - 07/Oct/07

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Darren

Stephen Roberts - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Les Jennings

GPN - Lead - Aug/07 with Sam Clifford

missed top clip. To tired.
steven - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/07 with Brian Hull

petellis - Lead dog - 11/Jul/07 with Alpha Blue

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/07

alisonk - 2nd - Jul/07 with Alex

Took a whipper going for the belay!
Shaw Brown - Lead - 29/Jun/07 with Loz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/07

david morse - Lead - 15/Apr/07 with Dan-gerMouse

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

smollett - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Francis blunt

robman - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/07 with stu

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Nick Beckett - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/06 with Mark Barret

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/06

Shaw Brown - Lead - 13/Jul/06 with annette

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06

hard
rilem - 2nd dnf - 15/Jun/06 with Ian W

Brown - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Rob Glenduning

khawk - Lead - Jun/06 with WH

Marq - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Ruth Creamer, Daniel Dennehy

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2006 with mick

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/05 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/04 with Chris Bigger

Carl Smethurst - Lead dog - 23/May/04 with Ian Pickles

Mark A Humphries - Lead RP - 26/Feb/04 with gary wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/04

nai - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/03

keefe - Lead - 23/Mar/03 with Neil Foster

John Southworth - Lead O/S - May/02 with Mike Rudden

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Oct/01 with The Wife

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/01

Bob - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/99 with A Wiggans

First Ascent
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 29/May/96 with Andy Watts, Nigel Baker

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Voting
Total votes cast 52
hard 6b+1 of 14
6b+0 of 14
easy 6b+0 of 14
hard 6b1 of 14
6b9 of 14
easy 6b3 of 14
hard 6a+0 of 14
6a+0 of 14
easy 6a+0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Lead188 of 230 (81.7%)
Followed20 of 230 (8.7%)
Toproped13 of 230 (5.7%)
Unknown9 of 230 (3.9%)

'Climbed'57 of 230 (24.8%)
clean O/S112 of 230 (48.7%)
clean β3 of 230 (1.3%)
clean rpt18 of 230 (7.8%)
clean RP5 of 230 (2.2%)
dogged30 of 230 (13.0%)
dnf5 of 230 (2.2%)