The Accelerator* 7a
[Panorama, 2 kb]7m.

Rockfax Description
This micro-route starts halfway down the descent. Don't be deceived by its length; it packs a lot in. Low in the grade. © ROCKFAX

FA. Mike Vaicaitis 10.8.97 10/Aug/1997

Photo: Panorama © Louisa Santilli
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This climb is in 292 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

georgesharp - Lead RP - 25/Sep/15

Probably about 6c and very good climbing
max_dickens - Lead β - 11/Sep/15 with Jake

Hidden - Lead G/U - 11/Jul/15

Woody57 - Lead dog - 11/Jul/15

I would say it was my first 7a flash but unfortunately there's no way its 7a! A nice 6c flash all the same.
Rockmonkey1977 - Lead - 04/Jul/15

Trippinjester - TR dog - 02/Jul/15 with shaun, johnl, Adam Perrett

Very soft for the grade! I thought easy 6c would be about right at that crag. Fun climb though! (06 Jun 2015)
Ella7 - Lead RP - 29/Jun/15 with Jim Hulbert

Retro flash.
Oli - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/15 with Fred

Dropped last hard move on onsight as feet not high enough. Sent 2nd go. Probably only 6c, really nice moves!
ArrMcC - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15

Jack93 - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with Josh Taujanskas

JoshT - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with Jack Knight

Got it second attempt. First 7a outdoors.
Chloe - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with Arran

Reachy or a high foot
JoshuaLewis - Lead RP - 24/May/15 with ZoŽ Clegg, Elizabeth Noyes, Neil Murphy

leglesslizard - Lead RP - 17/May/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/May/15

Rupey - Lead RP - 04/May/15 with alan

Hidden - Lead rpt - May/15

mikespooner - Lead RP - 19/Apr/15 with Ethan Howe, Jonathan Terry

Hidden - TR RP - 16/Apr/15

BillyDavies - Lead RP - 07/Apr/15

Sam4242 - Lead RP - 07/Apr/15 with Billy Davies

Ade7 - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/15 with Sam C

Hidden - TR dnf - 04/Apr/15

Dibdawg - Lead dog - 04/Apr/15 with Adrian Mortimer

MartinW92 - 2nd dog - 31/Mar/15

Theeni - Lead dnf - 14/Mar/15 with Joseph

about four "attempts" with a lot of working on the rope and a significant tea brake back at the van. Very sustained but very short.
jrccrosby - Lead RP - 14/Mar/15 with Henry Crosby

Very cold fingers. Really about 6b.
Marcus - Lead - 01/Feb/15 with Paul Jackson

marcb - Lead rpt - 01/Feb/15 with Michael Moore

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead rpt - 25/Jan/15 with Steph

Steph Roberts - TR dog - 25/Jan/15 with Sam

Denzil Guy - Lead O/S - 24/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/15

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Jan/15

worked twice one fall on the polished crimps near start, rained before i could lead will be back
noddy.rhys - TR dog - 2015

nacnud - Lead - 23/Aug/14

EmilyElouise - Lead RP - 17/Aug/14 with Rose

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/14 with Steph, Rich Fox

My first outdoor 7a lead! Happy days :-)
Felix Ottey - Lead RP - 16/Aug/14

Pete_Hamlin - TR - 03/Aug/14

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Richard Ashe

Newham - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Nice ego boost, but probably not 7a.
csmt87 - Lead RP - Aug/14 with jackgriffiths

One rest on the first attempt, surprised myself a bit.
Trippinjester - TR dog - 31/Jul/14 with johnl, Adam Perrett

Paulus122 - TR dog - 31/Jul/14 with Simon Fowler, John Leonard

nice little route, very soft for the grade, crimpy and getting polished, nice moves and long reach for the short to the semi-jug before the top.
surfede - Lead RP - 20/Jul/14 with ale

Should have had the on site if not for a damned slip of the finger! Very soft. I'd suggest this if someone wants a confidence boost :)
richardashe - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/14 with Russtygibbons

CallumSmith - TR - 11/Jul/14

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/14 with Steph

Steph Roberts - Lead dog - 03/Jun/14 with Sam

jopayne1988 - TR RP - 01/Jun/14

Grabbed this on top-rope after a long day. One for lead soon.
Tom Penrose - TR RP - 01/Jun/14 with jopayne1988

afrosam - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Trisha Murphy

James Beaumont - Lead dog - 24/May/14

thomb - Lead O/S - 11/May/14 with Gareth

Very soft - 6c. Slipped off before the first bolt, but easy, positive climbing with an abundance of hand & foot holds.
DorsetGareth - Lead RP - 11/May/14 with Andy Wiseman, Tom B

Mouse Matt - Lead dog - 05/May/14

Last thing, got all the moves down just need to link it
Semtex - TR dog - 05/May/14 with Matt

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/May/14

GazzerM54 - Lead RP - 20/Apr/14 with Rob Watt

Robmwatt - 19/Apr/14

pete_naylor - Lead β - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/14

Climbed twice, but just couldn't do the route clean
dobby 200 - Lead dog - 05/Mar/14 with rusty

Sophie Nunn - Lead RP - 25/Jan/14 with Alex

Can't rest too long...
dereke12000 - TR dog - 14/Dec/13 with Ian

Brilliant climb so much fun to work and learn
samparsons - Lead RP - 29/Nov/13

Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/13 with mandy clement

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/13 with Steph

Steph Roberts - Lead dog - 08/Oct/13 with Sam

More like 6b.
marcb - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/13 with Michael Moore

Couldn't get that last slap for the hold.
Ian Bell - TR dnf - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - 22/Sep/13

johnl - Lead RP - 29/Aug/13 with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett, Andy Dunford

Even at 6c+ it would be "Low in the grade".
Dean177 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Ana

Nic959 - TR dnf - 16/Aug/13 with Steve Muncaster

Adam Perrett - Lead RP - 03/Aug/13 with Sarah Perrett, John Leonard

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/13 with Steph

Steph Roberts - TR dog - 01/Aug/13 with Sam

petegunn - Lead - 29/Jul/13 with Davina

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Jul/13

saalty - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/13 with Terri

Maybe on day! Way out of my reach in terms of grade, did it in two parts, was good to try something hard.
terri mc - TR dog - 24/Jul/13 with Adrian Pickstock, Alex

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

Andre Clarke - TR dog - 20/Jul/13

Rokmunky - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Trannum

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jul/13

trannumrahim - TR dog - 14/Jul/13 with Rich

mike.rigby - TR - 13/Jul/13 with Ben Phillips

ben.phillips - TR dog - 13/Jul/13 with Mike Rigby

BenL - Lead RP - 06/Jul/13

2nd go, should have onsighted it, feeling weak after break for exams.
Alex Norman - Lead RP - 28/Jun/13

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/13 with Steph

Did everymove and make some long links - shouldn't take too many attempts
Steph Roberts - TR dog - 20/Jun/13 with Sam

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/13

Most likely not 7a but a great ego tick!
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 09/Jun/13

Got to the last move on my first attempt. Didn't see the final move :( Got it clean, placing draws with my helmet clipped to the back of my harness. Hilarity ensued. OS is very possible and the low section can be read from the ground well.
Chris Redding - Lead RP - 09/Jun/13

Amy Hare - TR dog - 09/Jun/13

jopayne1988 - TR dog - 28/May/13

Julesthe1st - Lead dnf - 18/May/13 with Kalju

Perryman - 18/May/13 with GEM

LukeyG - Lead - 28/Apr/13

First 7a OS. Soft, but happy as it was freezing and fingers were numb.
DJ Nelson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Micaela Langellotti

Jaime Mitchell - TR dnf - 28/Apr/13

Sami Mandeel - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/13 with el_monty

First red point attempt.
Adam_42 - Lead RP - 17/Feb/13 with Tom Stubington

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead rpt - 06/Feb/13 with Sami Mandeel, Rich Fox

jopayne1988 - TR dog - 2013

will - Lead O/S - 2013

Jobbo - Lead RP - 03/Nov/12 with Leon. D, shaws

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/12 with julie carroll, helen gibson

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

Sequence is all there, but not strong enough to do it in one go.
jamespilgrim - TR dog - 04/Oct/12 with lee91

Evie - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

2nd go, felt soft for 7a
Ade7 - Lead RP - 22/Jul/12 with Stewart

saalty - Lead RP - 22/Jul/12 with Andy S, Lynsey, Terri, eddy, colin

CharlieMack - Lead β - 18/Jul/12 with Eddy Barnes

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/12

2nd go
Spidermunkie - Lead RP - 17/Jul/12 with Eddy

Coming back to this after doing more 7a, this is definitely not 7a. But a fun bouldery route nonetheless.
marcb - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/12 with Sarah Barr, Matt Marshall

matthewjames - Lead β - 01/Jul/12 with Marc Baldwin, Sarah Jane Barr

Would like to go back and do clean
M Bryan - Lead dog - Jul/12 with Chris Mock

w-watson - Lead RP - 23/Jun/12

All about the last but one move - a dead-point on the rh
clipskipper - Lead β - 22/Jun/12 with Will W

It may be soft for 7a but I'm still taking the tick. Only my second 7a. The sequence is pretty obvious from the ground.
UnkArl - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Uncle Bill

theotherpetehill - Lead β - 03/Jun/12 with Tom Codrington

stevorobs3 - Lead β - 03/Jun/12

tcn_2002 - Lead - 03/Jun/12

Got this first time today and it felt easy.
gibsond - Lead RP - 26/May/12 with Paul Jackson

chrisgee45 - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

Tom Fitzhenry - TR dnf - 21/May/12 with Phillip Williamson, Michael Moore, Kyle Goslan

philhaigh - Lead RP - 19/May/12 with Natalie Haigh

nataliehaigh - TR dnf - 19/May/12 with Phil Haigh

All the moves, 4 times - just couldn't quite link it!
philhaigh - Lead dog - 16/May/12 with Murray Freestone

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/May/12

So close to getting the OS, then could not repeat it clean for RP. Next time.
gibsond - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with Paul Jackson

A-Maze-ing. OK so I dogged it - but I've never attempted anything near this grade before. buzzing. (only 4 rests in 8m!)(three of them on the overhang)
climbingrev - TR dog - 16/Apr/12

Nice soft 7a, but still my most convincing 7a onsight yet. Loved it.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12 with Sutty

samfayers - TR dog - 04/Apr/12 with Dan Heath, Dunton, sutty

georgedunton - TR dog - 04/Apr/12 with Sam Fayers

1 fall at the last move.
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead dog - 03/Apr/12 with Dave

First 7a. I've led harder 6cs but will take the grade.
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead RP - 03/Apr/12 with Dave

3rd go. Should have got it first but slipped, then did the exact same thing on the second try!
marcb - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with ZoŽ Ross, Kyle Goslan

Kyle Goslan - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12 with Marc Baldwin

Late in the day, next time
Semtex - TR dnf - 25/Mar/12

thelizard - TR - 25/Mar/12 with Dorset Climbing Group

RadekNowak - Lead RP - 2012

super soft!
Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Lisa Marsh

nath_casper - Lead RP - 15/Oct/11 with adam, montse

Hidden - TR - 15/Oct/11

Very nice climb, crimpy, balancy and slighlty overhanging, need to remember to put your feet in stable positions
Montse Shelbourne - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11

the flash was robbed by a slippy crimp at the bottom but with a little more chalk did the route very easily second go !
will black - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/11 with joe black

Joe Black - Lead RP - 11/Oct/11 with ollie

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/11 with rupe

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/11

Takacs - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Jake Lodge

Laurence Everitt - Lead β - 23/Jul/11 with Ruth Buckberry

blew the flash by throwing for the wrong section of ledge. second time easy.
Seb Lee - Lead RP - 23/Jul/11 with Tim Howel

Still couldn't get the last move consistently after three attempts
thetradlad - Lead dog - 23/Jul/11 with Rachel Takacs

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jul/11

Bates - Lead RP - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/11

never 7a.. 6c shorties, easier for tall guys
mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

Tony Adshead - TR RP - 22/May/11 with Ben 'Jammin' Kemp

Very very soft.
chris sm - Lead RP - 14/May/11

fildac - TR rpt - May/11

Ducks Rock - TR - 22/Apr/11 with Tucker

Finally got it! very enjoyable route
Sparky!!!3 - Lead rpt - 03/Jan/11 with alex more

Rob in a Field - 2011

Felix Ottey - TR - 2011

Sparky!!!3 - Lead dog - 26/Dec/10

2nd go. There is a lichen smiley face on the rock just below the crux :-)
Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 13/Nov/10 with richard, simon, ben

Radical-G - Lead β - 13/Nov/10

climbed by accident, thought this was a bit hard for a 5, which is why I needed a few rests...
dereke12000 - TR dog - 31/Oct/10 with Rich

Ducks Rock - TR dog - 19/Sep/10 with Richard Fisher

Claire S-J - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/10

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

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/10 with Rich Fox

el_monty - Lead RP - 13/Sep/10 with sam ferguson

Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/10 with steve powell

brices - Lead RP - 29/Aug/10

Sparky!!!3 - Lead dog - 24/Aug/10 with alex more

Hidden - TR RP - Aug/10

josh_smith_90 - TR dog - 31/Jul/10 with Jack B

Wendy - Lead β - 17/Jul/10 with Tom Ball

James Marshall - Lead O/S - Jul/10

nacnud - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Natalie Tanzer

natalietanzer - Lead RP - 24/Jun/10 with Duncan

AndyJBooth - Lead RP - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/10

JKay - Lead RP - 23/May/10 with Andy Richmond

Hidden - TR dog - 22/May/10

oh my GOD that was hard. dad mistook it for Lucy's Off The Wall (F5). got halfway up then couldnt get above the higher of the two breaks.
Aaron Phillips - Lead dnf - 22/May/10 with my dad

East side... john did it and I tried it but failed
el_Claudio - TR dnf - 22/May/10 with Andy Richmond

adamscottthomas - Lead RP - 20/May/10 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/May/10

tried it along time ago.....retro onsight, more like 6b+
schof - Lead RP - 17/May/10 with Julie

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Magnus

benwhit - Lead - May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Apr/10

tommytuffa - Lead β - 18/Apr/10 with Aaron, tomar

A-dog - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with brooks

3 attempts. Kept falling at a move just before the top. Ahhh
Tomar - Lead dog - 18/Apr/10 with Tom

At last...
Mowglee - Lead RP - 05/Apr/10 with Ali

Argh why can I never do this stupid route? Spoogy and greasy all the way. Maybe try it in the morning next time instead of late afternoon...
Mowglee - Lead dog - 04/Apr/10 with Ali

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Apr/10

Oli - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Mark Tomlinson

2nd go!
Alex More - Lead - 31/Mar/10 with keiha

KDhruev - Lead RP - 31/Mar/10 with Alex More

Jane Weir - 2010

dswansonlow - Lead - 15/Nov/09 with sarp

v greasy, fell of the RP many, many times... should crush it next time though.
Mowglee - Lead dog - 10/Oct/09 with Mark

Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead RP - 10/Sep/09 with Chris Bailey, Riaz Shaik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/09

adam coxsell - Lead dog - 08/Sep/09 with danny

got to the second from last bolt, good fun tho!
Rose Williams - Lead dnf - 07/Sep/09 with cocky

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead RP - 06/Sep/09 with Cocky

hervenuttall - Lead RP - Aug/09 with Doug

Nice moves, flows well. The new CC guide ives it a more accurate 6C+, but confused it with Nameless in the topo.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Ed Shaw

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Alice

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09

Hidden - 04/Jun/09

Ben Harper - Lead β - 10/May/09 with Richard Dagan

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/09

climbed this on top rope just over a year previously
HamishD - Lead rpt - 03/May/09 with matt savage

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/May/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/May/09

4th time!
tombeasley - Lead rpt - 02/May/09

Very low in the grade. Sequence can be worked out from the ground/ boulder on right hand side
Jeff25 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with DrGav

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09

dmoir - Lead RP - 25/Jan/09 with Rosie Crossley

nice 7a
FrostyWebb - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/08 with Bogdan

very nice sequence indeed
DrGav - Lead β - 21/Sep/08 with Adam

tobydunford - Lead RP - 30/Aug/08 with Lisa Paling

LiLaMont - Lead dog - 30/Aug/08 with Toby Dunford

tobydunford - Lead dog - 25/Aug/08 with Lisa Paling

vertigo - Lead RP - 26/Jul/08 with Mark Ryder

Sandy Holford - Lead RP - 06/Jun/08 with Anthony Allsopp

Anthony Allsopp - Lead β - 06/Jun/08

spidey - Lead RP - 01/Jun/08

Hidden - Jun/08

take three boulder problems, layer and add a sprinkle of bolts. wala! nice route.agree with comments re easiness
w.pettet-smith - Lead - Jun/08 with saleem

Hidden - 03/May/08

andy jennings - Lead RP - Apr/08

rubben - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 02/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Aug/07

Hidden - 22/Jul/07

Not 7a! I can't flash a 7a route.
jimjimmyjimjim - Lead β - 08/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jul/07

Joe Marsh - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/07 with Nathan

Hidden - 2nd RP - 12/Jun/07

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Jim Keeley

My first 7a short and very sweet.
Souljah - Lead RP - 02/Jun/07 with Chris

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/May/07

Ben Tyrrell - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07

final route of first day sport climbing. Did it clean on site, without hesitation then tried again and could not get off the ground???????
tonanf - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

Lloyders - Lead RP - 2007

maddogmac - Lead RP - 24/Nov/06 with munky

First 7a, redpoint. Five attempts in total, three today.
timharrison - Lead RP - 27/Oct/06 with Trevor Macalonan

trevor macalonan - Lead dog - 27/Oct/06 with Tim

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Oct/06

first 7a, not clean
AR - Lead dog - 20/Aug/06 with James

endless winter - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/06 with Gordon

one go on top rope, then cleaned it. soft, but take what it says on the packet. first 7a :-)
catt - Lead RP - 16/Jul/06 with Gordon

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Jul/06

First 7a. Bit of a soft touch - 6c i reckon
Wilbur - Lead RP - 29/May/06 with Morgan

bigie bob - Lead RP - 01/May/06

short but nice.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - May/06 with Wilbur

Felt pretty easy for 7a
Monk - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06

Nick F Smith - Lead RP - 16/Apr/06 with Jo Hodgekins

First 7a (Not clean yet)
timharrison - Lead dog - 02/Apr/06 with Matt Burrows

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Richard Horn - Lead β - 2005

furry - Lead RP - 18/Sep/04 with Phil B

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Apr/04

Dave Musgrove - Lead RP - Apr/04 with John Hunt

lx - Lead - 2002

Kevster - 1996

Southern Mark Smith - 1995

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