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Twangy Pearl*** 7b

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[Phil Belcher Swinging off Twangy Pearl, 2 kb]16m. A well-travelled route now promoted to three stars by popular demand. Superb fingery flowstone climbing that has a technical lower wall and a powerful finish over the bulge. © ROCKFAX
FA. Damian Cook 06/Mar/1993

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Portland: Top 50, 3 Star Portland, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain.

Photo: Phil Belcher Swinging off Twangy Pearl © Phil Belcher
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This climb is in 65 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

Varied and sustained. Found the crux (5th?) clip too hard so skipped it. Made the balancey finish moves extra cool!
Tommyads - 2014

Nice, went out left at the bottom, know what to do but felt pretty tired.
Laurence Everitt - Lead dog - 04/Jun/13 with James Woodman, Roxy, Rachel Takacs

The only remaining question is how to make the clip above the roof? And the answer is... from the pinch. : )
Ed Babs - Lead RP - 12/Apr/13 with Vicky Hau, Mike Hawkins, Rob Kennard

Another one to come back for.
DorsetGareth - Lead dog - 05/Apr/13 with Mike Wigglesworth

way too wet. but good training.
TommityP - TR dog - 22/Oct/12

TommityP - Lead dog - 21/Oct/12

EmilyElouise - 2nd dnf - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Oct/12

2nd go brilliant route
brices - Lead RP - 06/Oct/12 with Laurent

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Oct/12

alek - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/12 with James Kay

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Aug/12

Dan_Carroll - Lead RP - 18/Aug/12

2nd go
Jeronimo - Lead RP - 24/May/12

Phil Belcher - TR β - 07/Apr/12 with Drew, james

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Apr/12

Project...:-)
GarethHall - Lead dog - 25/Mar/12 with Patrick Goodwin

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

hard and reachy but good moves, gotta go back n do it clean.
natalietanzer - Lead dog - 15/Mar/12 with Dan Gibson

2nd go. 1st time this time but tried before in past.
rubben - Lead RP - 03/Mar/12 with Marcus O'Leary

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Nov/11

good moves, dirty rock on first half, excellent micro tufa on the second.
Toby Dunn - Lead - 06/Nov/11 with Lyndsay Hilton

Dan_Carroll - Lead dog - 06/Nov/11 with Mateusz

Very pleased to get this second go, particularly as I found it pretty tough on the first go. Was useful to get the beta from belaying Mike on it. Knowing the moves made a massive difference. No real crux but pretty sustained.
Misha - Lead RP - 09/Jul/11 with Mike T, Ian W

Perryman - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with GUY DAVENPORT

1st rp today. Had previously a couple of goes in boiling conditions over Easter weekend. Good route, and quite high in the grade.
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 14/May/11 with Pino

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/May/11

Pippa - 2nd - 14/May/11 with Jon

got the moves i think, not so sure about the clips tho...
Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 25/Apr/11 with Lyndsay

dogged this, and had two goes on top rope. unobvious sequences that feel much more doable when you know how. Managed to do with one hang, but temps and tiredness stopped me from a proper RP attempt today. One to come back for.
jgustafsson - Lead dog - 25/Apr/11 with Jen

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Nov/10

Hard! Moves up to roof seem doable but move over roof was nails - either didn't have enough reach or power. One to come back for.
givemetea - TR dog - 27/Sep/10 with Dyrla, Hannah Heywood

Two more working goes and then redpoints. Having problems committing into the start of the technical crux sequence but got it 3rd go. 5th day on it but 3rd day trying it seriously. Brilliant route. (04/09/10 lead dog with Hazel - coming together slowly. top is quite steady. Bottom is finger shredding when it's sweaty. One poor redpoint effort. 01/08/10 lead dnf with Hazel - 1st half of route wired 04/07/10 lead dog with Vinnie - Sorted all the moves this time. Better conditions, it feels relatively ok this time! Don't try this one when it's hot and sweaty. 08/04/10 TR dnf with Hazel - absolutely freaking desperate, totally shut down on lower wall)
Quiddity - Lead RP - 25/Sep/10 with Curious Yellow

dan gibson - Lead RP - 04/Sep/10 with jacquie robinson

dav - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Gill B

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

3 Names - TR dog - 04/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead β - Jun/10

La Mont - Lead rpt - 31/May/10 with Rich Dagnan

eddieclimb - Lead RP - May/10 with Rebecca Edwards

One for my return... Where the route goes left to easy (good) holds, I was trying to go direct...which is desparate...this is the beta given to me by climbing partners...after we all failed, I looked at the topo and it goes left...humph! Ah well...next time! Quite tough at the bottom and a powerful sequence going over the roof to flowstone, but otherwise great!
rubben - Lead dog - 23/Apr/10 with Marcus O'Leary

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Apr/10

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09

hard : )
jacobjlloyd - Lead dnf - 18/Jul/09 with Richard Dagnan

trev_f - TR dog - 10/Jul/09 with Jon

billb - Lead - Jul/09 with Lee

Leeds - Lead dog - 07/May/09

nealh - Lead - 2009

1 go at the RP, on which I couldn't do a move.
Paz - Lead dog - 16/Nov/08 with MK

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 16/Feb/08 with Dave Moir

feilx - Lead RP - 16/Feb/08 with Tiff

2.try too cold
Martin Krasnansky - Lead RP - 25/Oct/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

bigie bob - Lead RP - 15/Aug/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Jake Shaw - Lead RP - 2005

John Southworth - Lead RP - 04/May/00

Richard White - 2000

Mike Owen - 29/May/95 with Elaine Owen

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Voting
Total votes cast 75
hard 7b+0 of 38
7b+0 of 38
easy 7b+3 of 38
hard 7b15 of 38
7b17 of 38
easy 7b3 of 38
hard 7a+0 of 38
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easy 7a+0 of 38
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Style of ascent

Lead47 of 65 (72.3%)
Followed3 of 65 (4.6%)
Toproped8 of 65 (12.3%)
Unknown7 of 65 (10.8%)

'Climbed'15 of 65 (23.1%)
clean O/S2 of 65 (3.1%)
clean β2 of 65 (3.1%)
clean rpt1 of 65 (1.5%)
clean RP21 of 65 (32.3%)
dogged19 of 65 (29.2%)
dnf5 of 65 (7.7%)