War Hero*** 7a

Rockfax Description
A fine piece of climbing. Follow a short groove and pull left and then right through the bulge to a ledge on Lunatic. Finish up the wall to the left of the groove. © ROCKFAX

FA. Steve Whittall, Keith Phizacklea, Al Phizacklea 1997. Stevie returns a hero from UN plumbing duties in Bosnia!
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This climb is in 84 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - Oct/14

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead RP - 20/Sep/14 with Simon Lee

6c in our guide - not a good warm up
shark - Lead RP - 20/Sep/14 with Dave Turnbull

tedj234 - Lead β - 14/Sep/14 with Kate

Worked the moves on lead but then a rain storm came so just went to collect the gear and surprisingly managed it in one.
najki_2000 - 2nd RP - 30/Aug/14 with Chris Rose

Very hard to read this route on the onsite.
samrad - Lead RP - 07/Aug/14 with farmus21

farmus21 - TR dog - 07/Aug/14 with Sam Radcliffe

Paul Figg - Lead - 30/Jul/14 with Nick Cement

Nick Clement - Lead - 23/Jul/14 with Paul Figg

Nick Clement - Lead - 09/Jul/14 with dave nicholl

2nd RP attempt of the day, after blowing the first at the rockover at the top of the groove. Ended up skipping the 3rd clip as I couldn't work out how to clip it before the hard move it protects. Almost ballsed it up right at the top by getting wrong handed on the last hard move but thankfully salvaged the redpoint!
climbingpixie - Lead RP - 28/Sep/13 with Andy

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Aug/13

Not 7a in my opinion. Defo gets a + in my opinion
LRob - Lead β - 25/Aug/13

On Glen's gear.
dominic lee - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/13

tomhull - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/13 with Jesse Reece, Chris Gore

nick bamber - Lead RP - 06/Aug/13 with mike entwistle

Got it clean on a TR but fannied about too much on lead and ended up sitting on the rope. One to come back to!
climbingpixie - Lead dog - 03/Aug/13 with Andy

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Aug/13

end of session
johang - Lead dnf - 08/Jul/13 with Chris Swanepoel

Now then, comments re Bleep and Booster.... If that is 7A then this harder..... at least 7A+.
mike reed - Lead dog - 08/Jul/13

pathetic! had to clip stick the crux since the only thing worse for me than a rock over is a rock over above a bolt. Got the move first time I actually committed. Woose. Great climb though
julesp - Lead RP - 06/Jul/13 with iain kev and Ewen

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/13 with Woody

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Andy

Lead to Crux fell and came down. Mike went to top with rests. Managed full route with two rests on top rope with a finish in the rain! Good quality route. On the tick list to lead by end of summer.
BoTTo - TR dog - 20/Jun/13 with Mike Elliot

a little too reachy for me to do with comfort
aidan roberts - Lead RP - 16/Jun/13

adamjeffs - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13

Sankey - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13 with Luke

need to come back and lead it soon
Sankey - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Luke

Still feels hard going through the groove low down but glad to have ticked it. [Incidentally, the photo in the gallery here titled "Neil at the first resting ledge on War Hero" doesn't show War hero, it shows Mid Air Collision, F7b]
Fraser - Lead RP - 25/May/13 with Ewan, Kev

double clipping as 5th route - pleased!
cooperman - Lead rpt - 19/May/13 with Nick Wharton

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/May/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 28/Feb/13

KristopherHall - Lead RP - 14/Oct/12

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/12 with Nick Wharton

2nd go, good route.
kevg - Lead RP - 02/Sep/12 with Fraser

Best 'new' route I've been on in ages. Should have managed it - next time.
Fraser - 02/Sep/12 with Kev

wonderful climbing.
tmawer - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Jaime Robertson

Double clipping Plus TR in dark / no torch
cooperman - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/12 with Graham Iles

adamjeffs - TR RP - 10/Aug/12

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead β - 22/Jul/12 with Rob and Sam

Hidden - 2012

barni - Lead - 17/Nov/11 with Tapper

Garrouli - Lead RP - 28/Aug/11 with Ioanna

might have tryed this 3 or 4 years ago..cant remember. good route tho.
C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with George Hartley

one rest at the buldge, great route!
john lynch - Lead dog - 04/Jul/11 with Lewis Andrew

Seymore Butt - 2011

Shaw Brown - TR - 16/Oct/10 with Ian Cooksey

uptown - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Sean_J

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Aug/10

tomhull - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/10 with Ben Scraggs

1st go this year. brilliant
tomhull - Lead RP - 07/Jul/10 with frith wood

bfreeman - Lead β - 06/Jul/10 with Ewen Turner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

craig matheson - 2010

one to come back for!
tomhull - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/09 with sally wheatley, ben robinson

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/09

Brown - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Henry

Hidden - Lead - Sep/09

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 25/Jul/09 with James Rees

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Paul Williamson, Jonny Stocking, McGeek, Neil Busby

John Pickles - TR β - 01/Jul/09 with Zac Poulton/Kieran Hodgson

Raining and going dark, glad I was on a top rope!
Shaw Brown - TR O/S - 09/Oct/08 with Ian Cooksey

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Sep/08

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Ash & Ant

kristian - Lead O/S - Aug/08

ewen - Lead RP - 02/Jun/08 with the kettle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08

Worked up till ledge first go. Second go clean.
galpinos - TR RP - 16/Feb/08 with Nick V

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/07

Didn't like climbing above the tree at the start but the route is really good!
derico - Lead RP - Sep/06 with Dave J

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Lead RP - Jul/06 with Andy Hyslop

Henners - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/05 with Alan Cassidy

robyn1 - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Feb/04

whispering nic - Aug/03 with Niall

Hidden - Jun/97

andy farnell - Lead O/S - 1996 with Aaron Tonks

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1996

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