Tipping the Scales* 7a

Rockfax Description
The short blank wall is a very tough little cookie. © ROCKFAX

FA. Steve Taylor 23.4.94 23/Apr/1994

Ticklists: The Cuttings Sport Climbing Apprenticeship.

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This climb is in 60 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

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vinspin - Lead dnf - 05/May/15 with sammy

Ben Russell - Lead RP - 23/Apr/15

Fraser hill-casey - 2nd - 12/Apr/15

Annoying!! very specific beta required. Appropriate description in rocksfax.
josh Bamsey - Lead RP - 10/Apr/15

MontyH - TR dnf - 01/Apr/15 with Brian

brian watson - TR dnf - 01/Apr/15 with Andy Hobbs

2nd go
drewish - Lead RP - 28/Feb/15 with Phil Belcher

BenL - Lead RP - 2015

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/May/14

no skin for the crimps at the end of the day, just a play fell off going past the mono
brices - Lead dog - 05/May/13 with Maya, Ben Vowles, Jamie

dh7892 - Lead dnf - 17/Feb/13 with Matt Williams

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/12

first red point
3 Names - Lead RP - 15/May/12 with Nick

philhaigh - Lead dnf - 06/May/12 with Natalie Haigh

SamStokes - Lead dog - 31/Mar/12 with Emily Stokes

matt perks - 2012

philhaigh - TR dnf - 09/Oct/11 with Lora Townsend, Matt Ridgway, Natalie Haigh

will black - Lead dnf - 01/Oct/11 with joe black

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Aug/11

Hidden - 17/Jul/11

3 gos
Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 18/Jun/11 with bongo

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/11

dmaldonado - Lead dog - 31/May/11 with Chris Mock

too tired. possible though.
Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 29/May/11 with ben

slipped off the top flowstone sidepull with such force I thought I'd popped a pulley. luckily not.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 07/May/11 with stevolan

La Mont - 02/Apr/11 with jane weir

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead RP - 21/Jan/11 with Mark Welling

Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/Dec/10

lost count of the number of rp attempts...
MarkRyder - Lead RP - 06/Nov/10 with Lee

2nd go in the drizzle, tough for 7a.
Milne - TR RP - 04/Sep/10 with mark evans

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 16/Aug/10 with Rich Fox

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Apr/10

hippo99 - Lead RP - 20/Feb/10 with rache

Needed umpteen goes to get the sequence spot on. Missed the RP narrowly. Pulled on the left crimp so hard i got 2 blood blisters.
DrGav - TR RP - 12/Sep/09 with Wendy

ilikemonkys - TR dog - 05/Sep/09

Eventually pieced together a sequence, going from the mid-way good left crimp direct for the right pinch near the top, with a tug on an intermediary and careful foot adjustments. 7a+? Will redpoint. Very challenging to unlock!
DrGav - Lead dog - 30/Aug/09 with Adam

Put draws in then RP. Missed a massive undercut on first go. Only had first preclipped, so clipped second after crux. Soft?
Oli - Lead RP - 25/Jun/09 with Roger

Rokmunky - Lead dog - 26/Apr/09 with Jim

sam_cox - Lead - 22/Apr/09

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - Feb/09 with Dave Moir

trev_f - Lead RP - 05/Dec/08 with Rob

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 23/Nov/08

schof - Lead RP - 22/Nov/08 with rob kennard

llevick - Lead RP - 11/Oct/08

llevick - Lead RP - 10/Sep/08

bigie bob - Lead RP - 18/Aug/08

more boulder as a line
Martin Krasnansky - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/08

Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 03/Aug/08 with Matt, Geoff

Ben Tyrrell - Lead RP - 04/May/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Feb/08

Lloyders - Lead rpt - 06/Feb/08

Rob Kennard - 2008 with Jon Howell

Hidden - 2007

Got it first redpoint, felt much easier than it had whilst working it...
A Longleat Boulderer - Lead RP - 28/Dec/06 with James Cook

Paz - Lead dnf - 18/Mar/06 with FM

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Aug/99

Still don't think it's more than 6c+. Took some time on the rope, but wired the sequence so well I spent time looking for a big mattress so I could solo it. Still love the route.
Ben Thorne - Lead RP - 1998 with John Pullin

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/95

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