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Always Have the Edge** 6c

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26m. Another gem. Climb through the low overhangs with difficulty, then continue up the sustained wall above to a wide corner. Follow this to a steep finish past a pocket. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 10/Jul/1990

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 92 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

BenL - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Emma

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 25/May/14

tried first time year ago, now did it first go
RadekNowak - Lead RP - 25/May/14

Crux of the route by far is the move to get a hold that you clip the second bolt from with the wrong hand. This makes the route contrived and it would probably be a grade easier if the bolt was moved so as to allow sensible clipping.
stp - Lead O/S - 23/May/14 with Alan

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Kirsty Kerr

TR O/S warm-up first
philhaigh - Lead RP - 21/Apr/14 with Aarron Schofield, Mike Gubbins, Mel Dodge, Natalie Haigh

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/14

trev_f - Lead β - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Sep/13

Pathological_Climber - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

Good, better than it's left neighbor.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jul/13

Dibdawg - Lead β - 28/Jul/13 with Tom Vassen, Pete Clark

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Will I Am

TommityP - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

PeterDawson - Lead β - 18/May/13

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

brices - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Lisa, Gav

burto - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with hertha

Second Go.
Max Lowry - Lead RP - 2013

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Sep/12

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Peter Dickinson - Lead RP - 22/Aug/12 with Julie Carroll

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

tedj234 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Kate

lewiz - Lead rpt - 26/May/12 with Vlad Vishnyakov

Hidden - Lead β - 13/May/12

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Drew

2nd go. foot slimed off the first move.
Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 13/May/12 with james bisset

V.good
drewish - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

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

2nd try. Slightly overambitious as a warmup.
Sami Mandeel - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/11 with Rob

BicepAndrews - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Keith Peck

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with si lincoln

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Sep/11

Fluffed up the move to the anchor jug. there is a great hand jam which I totally missed and pumped out trying to figure out a different sequence.
givemetea - TR dog - 15/Sep/11 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with roslyn mckendry

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Jack Brougham, Josh Daymond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11

So close! Had to rest about half way just before the epic break & rest. If I'd known I'd have run out as the clip was tricky. Book said F6c+ but easier
lewiz - Lead dog - 21/Aug/11 with Mishtu Tiwary

mishtu - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with lewiz

Tried this after pump hitler - start felt desperate!
natalietanzer - Lead dog - 06/Aug/11 with will

dswansonlow - Lead dog - 01/Aug/11 with John Tanner

Warmup, though felt fairly tough around the second bolt.
jgustafsson - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Jen

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with rich cross

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2011

Brian H - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/10

luke1986 - Lead - 11/Jul/10 with Si

colkurtz - 2nd - 11/Jul/10 with Robb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Jane Weir - 2010

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Alice

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Mike Hawkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Mar/09

tobydunford - Lead dog - 20/Feb/09 with Angus

nealh - Lead - 2009

was wet
Matt Bennett - Lead dog - 05/May/08

La Mont - 2008

rubben - Lead dog - 21/Oct/07

Docent - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with pudel

lukea - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Fred

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 15/Apr/07

feilx - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Steve P

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

guyblackwood - Lead dog - 05/Aug/06 with David, Ricardo, Olga

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 27/Apr/04 with Ben Merryfield

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/02

Richard White - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/01

Hidden - Lead - 2000

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Style of ascent

Lead80 of 92 (87.0%)
Followed4 of 92 (4.3%)
Toproped1 of 92 (1.1%)
Unknown7 of 92 (7.6%)

'Climbed'19 of 92 (20.7%)
clean O/S40 of 92 (43.5%)
clean β7 of 92 (7.6%)
clean rpt3 of 92 (3.3%)
clean RP10 of 92 (10.9%)
dogged12 of 92 (13.0%)
dnf1 of 92 (1.1%)