Wargames*** 7b+
[Wargames - a sandbag at 7a+!, 3 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
This fantastic route ranks as one of the best of its grade in the country. The steep lower section gives dynamic climbing on reasonable holds. Once through the lower bulge the stunning upper wall is about as good as it gets. Harder since the loss of a small bush used at the start. © ROCKFAX

FA. Al Phizacklea 1985

Ticklists: Very good routes in the UK, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain.

Photo: Wargames - a sandbag at 7a+! © richard kirby
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This climb is in 73 logbooks, and on 21 wishlists.

nice climbing. big moves through the lower 3rd on good holds. then steady away to the top with alright climbing. was slightly disappointed with the second half.....
samrad - Lead β - 12/Oct/14 with Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14

Back on TR, trying to remember the beta. Had forgotten how decent the climbing is!
Fraser - TR dog - 28/Sep/14 with Kev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

mark20 - Lead β - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/14

A Cumbrian classic! 1st RP.
GPN - Lead RP - 10/Sep/14 with Mike Binks

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with Ben Ochner

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14

Gus - Lead β - 22/Jul/14 with Gaz parry

Miles off, the moves between bolts aren't too hard but as one pitch..FUCK need to get some stamina - amazing climbing though, sport routes don't seem to stick with me but this one has
scott quinn - Lead dog - 15/Jul/14 with Al

scott quinn - TR rpt - 15/Jul/14 with Al

atapper21 - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/14 with Simon Bennet

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/14

3 wet shots on lower 6 bolts. Should go next visit....
Fraser - TR dnf - 23/Nov/13 with Koon, JLS, Kev

Excellent route, generous at 7b for chapel!
adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/13 with mum

kevg - TR dog - 31/Aug/13 with Fraser

Burly through the bottom 1/4, then nice and more technical above. Not sure about the headwall being "as good as it gets" - it's decent, but not mind-alteringly superb.
Fraser - TR dog - 31/Aug/13 with Kev

NDD - Lead RP - 28/Aug/13 with anna gilyeat

fell off the wet bottom section, lowered off, then led to the top.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 09/Aug/13 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead RP - 09/Aug/13 with nathan lee

SMc - Lead RP - 07/Jul/13 with Anne

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

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Andy

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13 with Stephen

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 19/Nov/11

barni - Lead - 17/Nov/11 with Tapper

Adam Long - Lead β - 31/Aug/11 with Ben Bransby

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

Graham Iles - TR RP - 28/Jul/11 with Neil Cooper

khawk - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/11 with DT

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

JM - Lead RP - 10/Jul/11 with Ashley Clarke

first go ater alling off the start 2 years ago
C coldwell-storry - Lead RP - 10/Jul/11

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

fantastic climb. got to be one of the best 7a+'s anywhere. very pleased to get this. Tried it a year or two ago and really struggled. 1 go putting clips in, a play on the steepness, a good rest then did it. steepness is not my thing.
ian caton - Lead RP - 04/Sep/10 with Abi

1st Redpoint. Cumbrian 7a+
ewen - Lead RP - 03/Sep/10 with rich

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Aug/10

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jul/10

bfreeman - Lead β - 03/Jul/10 with Jon Freeman

Second go
jfreeman - Lead RP - 02/Jul/10

craig matheson - 2010

jeffmcd56 - Lead β - 2010 with Wez

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

Gus - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08

Pie hot, hard start but great fun.
riddle - Lead dog - 03/Jul/08 with Dan Smith

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

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Lead RP - Jun/07 with Andy Hyslop

Seemed harder than I remembered, but it had been 10 years. Had to RP it and it felt more like 7b than 7a+
andy farnell - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/06 with tbertenshaw

Boy - 2006

robyn1 - 2005

Cassidy - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/04 with Craig McCallum, Bob, Lynne Malcolm

Henners - Lead RP - 01/Jun/04 with Neil Buzby

whispering nic - Aug/03 with Niall

sadams - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/97 with John Fletcher

ste_d - Lead O/S - 18/May/97 with mik

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 18/May/97

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/96 with Elaine Owen

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/96 with Jari Pollenen

andy farnell - Lead - 1996 with Aaron Tonks

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/95

Watched someone do it before me - definitely helps
shark - Lead β - 11/Aug/94 with

innes - Lead O/S - 1994

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/93

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Aug/91

Mike Owen - 04/Sep/89 with Dave Hinton

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1984

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Zack Scott, AlexBush, stp, Tommyads, thebigfriendlymoose, LittleJoe, oliverthomp, tomhull, fennerz, Lee Horsfall, derico

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