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Oblivion is Forever* 6c

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[Oblivion is Forever Mike Griffiths, 3 kb]13m. The belay is a bit too low, so top-out first to get the tick. Only 6a if not climbed past the belay. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 8.8.88 08/Aug/1988

Photo: Oblivion is Forever Mike Griffiths © Phil Belcher
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This climb is in 110 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

georgel - Lead RP - 22/Aug/14 with anthony

Hard at the top
Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

samparsons - Lead - 03/May/14

Rupey - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Charles Dawson

Cat Hendrie - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14

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

RKirke - Lead RP - 30/Jun/13 with mikespooner

philhaigh - Lead rpt - 29/May/13 with Shamina Kapadia, Natalie Haigh

nataliehaigh - 2nd dog - 29/May/13 with Shamina Kapadia, Phil Haigh

This is now a 6c in the Rockfax guide and the lower-off has been moved to the very top so there is no 6b, grade here should be updated. The crux is interesting :P took quite a pause perched bellow it while figuring it out, A one move wonder but a good move. Take care at the bottom, first bolt is super high on not exactly easy holds, and you're climbing above a big crumbly slope of death.
Tom Brierley Gore - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Shijing Hu

taff raymond - TR - 11/May/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/13

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/13 with Alex

Hard! Badly positioned last bolt
Lloyders - Lead β - 26/Mar/13 with Air

Hardest 6b I've ever climbed!
air - Lead - 26/Mar/13 with Lloyd

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Mar/13

Ali.B - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/12

philhaigh - Lead RP - 15/Apr/12 with Natalie Haigh

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/11

Danny Crump - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/11 with Sarah Pentelow

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/11 with julie carroll

Kevster - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/11

Did a 6b+ and a 6c after this and no move was anywhere near as hard as the top moves on this!Far better left as a decent 6a to the old lower off final moves are probably 6c!
andybirtwistle - Lead - 27/Sep/11 with Ian Birtwistle

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Sep/11

tscoobydoo - Lead RP - 25/Sep/11

Pulled on the bolt before the lower off. Couldn't see how to get further.
katiep - Lead dog - 09/Jul/11 with Callan

Matt77 - Lead dog - 09/Jul/11

fildac - Lead dog - 03/Jun/11

Kopinski - Lead O/S - 25/May/11

Frustrating rest at the crux
garywong - Lead dog - 27/Mar/11 with Gareth Hall

GarethHall - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Gary Wong

Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 05/Mar/11 with Paul

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Ivan M

Phil Belcher - Lead - 13/Nov/10 with mike

mlg678 - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

rh high tiny side pull, lh shell two finger pocket, rf on left-sloping edge, lf smear, reach up l to high sloper.
Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/10 with crispin

failed on last move, but then got it second attempt - but can't remember how I did it :-)
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 17/Sep/10 with Steve Woollard

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/10

not sure about this, didn't top out so only 6a. Quite hard to get to lower off, harder than 6a I reckon.
Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Peri Stracchino, Ali Wood

brices - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10

Alexandre Buisse - Lead - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

The top move is really what this route is all about, the rest is pretty straightforward but builds nicely to a hard crux to get the last bolt. Can't believe anyone would take the tick without doing it. It is a bit on the tough side for 6b though and is 6c in the new guide (a total gift IMHO). The first bolt is high now due to the land slip.
Quiddity - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Curious Yellow

3 Names - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Sumee Holloway

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

did not even make the top belay staple let alone above it :( it was about 10 inches away... next time.. dam small holds
dunky - 2nd dnf - 11/Apr/10

Ben Harper - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Baby A

andy jennings - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with ben

drysori - Lead - 2010

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09 with Mike Hawkins

only up to the crux, no guidebook and hadn't seen it on here before so didn't know was meant to top out! just have to go back and do it again now :-)
alexisg - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with joe jameson

chris sm - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Couldn't get the top move, plenty of attempts falling off though.
markfairbank - Lead dnf - 25/May/09 with SteveyM

Couldn't get last move above the lower off. No problem up to the 6B crux!
SteveMyatt - Lead dnf - 25/May/09 with Mark Fairbank

Graham C - Lead O/S - 05/May/09 with Mark N

JimR - 01/Mar/09

Jane Weir - Lead - 2009

nealh - Lead - 2009

Alex More - Lead O/S - 2009

chris sm - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Pippa Froggatt

Not a very nice top section!!!
FrostyWebb - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Josh King

Sparky!!!3 - Lead - 11/Oct/08

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Claire Duffield

couldn't do the final move and I'm 6ft. bloody annoying.
Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with steve

The 6a bit only. Couldn't do the hard one or two moves to make the whole route a 6b - IMO a pointless extension anyway, especially as there isn't a proper lower-off.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Clare

London Luke - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08

vertigo - Lead RP - 16/Feb/08 with Mike Forrester

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Scott N - Lead O/S - Oct/07

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07 with Ben Smith

andy jennings - 2nd RP - Jul/07

Protheroe - TR - 09/Jun/07 with Dave C

Hidden - TR dnf - 09/Jun/07

trevor macalonan - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/07 with Tim

JPGR - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Steve

Will Homoky - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07 with Tom Hindson

very badly bolted, spoils a nice route, the crux is interesting...didn't fall but it surprised me a little
ecowaller - Lead - Feb/07 with Paula

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

The fierce crux (easier for the tall) was conquered clean by yours truly 2nd go by an imaginative (and hard!) bouldery sequence.
Wilbur - Lead RP - 21/Oct/06 with George

Jon_Warner - Lead dnf - 04/Sep/06 with Jonny

Jon_Warner - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/06 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Sep/06

What belay?! Topped out by cheating and belayed from the rope wrapped around some big blocks.
Siderunner - Lead dog - 12/Aug/06 with Jill

a_radiohead_fan - Aug/06

timharrison - Lead dog - 08/Apr/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

ASchwirtz - Lead dog - 17/Jul/05

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Jan/05

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 2005

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 2005

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/03

Mark A Humphries - Lead RP - 22/Mar/03 with dean howard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/00

Richard White - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/98

Kevster - Lead - 1996

Hidden - 08/May/94

Approx date
Nigel Coe - TR - 1989

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Style of ascent

Lead93 of 110 (84.5%)
Followed6 of 110 (5.5%)
Toproped5 of 110 (4.5%)
Unknown6 of 110 (5.5%)

'Climbed'24 of 110 (21.8%)
clean O/S46 of 110 (41.8%)
clean β2 of 110 (1.8%)
clean rpt7 of 110 (6.4%)
clean RP9 of 110 (8.2%)
dogged12 of 110 (10.9%)
dnf10 of 110 (9.1%)