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Sting in the Tail 5+

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8m. Climb direct to a good break below the final wall. Climb the wall with difficulty, right of the bolts and reach left to clip the lower-off. © ROCKFAX
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Tried a direct approach to the final bolt, but struggled to find anything except smooth rock.
Penfold Merton - Lead dog - 12/Apr/14

Sam Hockley - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with UBMC

henry.jeffreys - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with UBMC

Patrick Clissold - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Eleri Clissold

RobScarisbrick - 11/Jan/14 with Hammond

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

Bernie L - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/13

Jenben - 28/Sep/13

Theeni - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/13

Rhi Rhi - Lead - 27/Aug/13 with Michelle

mcrockett - TR dog - 04/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Polished. Crap
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - Aug/13

C Good - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Chomp - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Laura Meleleu, Jo Panter

Gareth - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/13 with Mark

amy91 - TR - 24/Mar/13 with Julia Hinchliffe

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Mar/13

will - Lead O/S - 2013

Psych - Lead RP - Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Aug/12

James Gomez - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/12 with Alan Stevenson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12

Hard at the top
Dax - Lead dog - 05/Aug/12 with RhysP

Psych - Lead dog - Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/12

nice warm up and done in flip flops
Jordon Fleming - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/12 with matt

HairyBean - TR dnf - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 27/May/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/May/12

kierandm - TR - 27/May/12 with Mark Hale

oddessy_uk - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Marcin78 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/12 with Basia

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

Hidden - Lead - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Mar/12

tommytom - Lead O/S - 2012

petecox84 - 2012

slugger5uk - Lead - 2012

HarryB - Lead - 20/Nov/11 with Al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Hidden - TR O/S - Nov/11

JackHatton - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with richy mardell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11

tommy - TR - 07/Oct/11

marcb - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with James Ryan

simon.roberts - Lead - 27/Sep/11 with Garth paterson

garth paterson - Lead - 27/Sep/11 with simon.roberts

mattc - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11

edordead - Lead - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/11

gamoon - 28/Jul/11 with tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11

eckleysam - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Robert

rd20 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11

martin clarke - Lead - 17/Jul/11 with john frost

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/11

stephen ashworth - Lead - 16/Jul/11 with floss_81

edordead - Lead - 18/Jun/11

Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/11

ameliface - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/11

cragfox - TR - Jun/11

Emma birchenough - 2nd dog - Jun/11

danfunkman - Lead - 25/May/11

Shua1990 - Lead O/S - 25/May/11

Hidden - TR - 21/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

Josh_West - 2nd - 16/Apr/11

John Lewis - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Maureen

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/11

tex.ryan - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with jib jib

lecko - Lead dog - Apr/11 with Nick Desnos

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/11

Binder - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Chris L

LaMentalist - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with Andy 'Arf Scargill" Caldswell

tom parsons - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with James Barry

lee2k1 - Lead O/S - 2011

Boogs - Lead β - 2011

jamjambarwick - Lead - 2011

MarkyMark_7 - Lead β - 2011

Hidden - Lead - Nov/10

Tony Adshead - TR O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Nick 'Jester' Jeans

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10

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

taps323 - Lead - Aug/10

Mr-Cowdrey - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/10 with Lorcan O'Brien

Short climb, more routes to the right where the ivy has been removed.
matt_read - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Rose Lily Boyce

Think it was this one - it had a very bouldery move at the end anyway to clip the lower off.
TobyA - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Olli

tania - TR - 18/Jul/10 with Charles

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10

Sami Mandeel - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

The ivy has gone now and there are new routes to the right. Tricky finish.
k2col - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10

That is one cheeky little sting at the end of the route, had to find some love on Bonsai at the top...
Saurus - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Barfani Chita

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with tj murry

Tj murray - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10

Nice climb, no impossible bits!!
dereke12000 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Rich

The top is tricky
AndyJBooth - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

peterbrett - Lead dnf - 29/May/10

Eike - Lead - 23/May/10 with Tom Emery

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/10

Aaaah! That end stung me!
barfani chita - Lead dnf - 19/May/10 with Saurus

Tricky middle section with very little for your hands.
Kingsjester - TR O/S - 17/May/10 with G. Tuson

Michael Aylen - Lead - 15/May/10

benwhit - Lead - May/10

rovers777 - Lead dog - 20/Apr/10

pielander - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/10 with keith

jack36987 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Alex Saunders

only one of my group who managed it without a bodged knee or two on the day
spamcan29 - 2nd β - 09/Apr/10 with Alex Saunders

SJFox86 - TR O/S - 07/Apr/10

Hidden - TR - 07/Apr/10

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Apr/10

steven24584 - Lead O/S - Mar/10

Great route, had to go off piste onto Bonsai towards the top but then back across just before the finish. Tiny finger tip holds
Steve954 - TR dog - 06/Feb/10 with Rich and Andy

nick jeans - Lead - 2010 with tony adshead

Hidden - Lead - 06/Dec/09

Hidden - Lead - Dec/09

mattshort - Lead dog - 27/Sep/09 with Elly Pryce

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/09

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

Interesting beginning. The last move to grab the edge is a good 6. The bolts at the top should be changed (2/3 is gone).
Peterose - TR dog - 30/Aug/09 with Susan

thelizard - Lead β - 30/Aug/09 with Jude Adshead, Nathan adshead, Tony Adshead

drewclimber - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09 with paul, gordon

ptcmbk - 2nd - 28/Aug/09

enrogue - Lead - 14/Aug/09 with Alex Popescu

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/09

robandian - Lead - Aug/09

In B3s.
lemon - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with Tim Rogers

Too knackered!
AlastairB - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09

what a desparate finish for a 5+! fell off going for the anchor ... and I don't remember falling off a f5+ before. wouldn't 6a+ be more accurate grade for that last move??
givemetea - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/09 with Craig Jenkins

Simon Bowyer - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with Lydia

Chris Harding - Lead dog - 13/Jun/09 with Dave Stevenson

olmo - 06/Jun/09 with Johannes

PerrinT - TR - Jun/09 with Shaun Lowman

andrew549 - Lead - 30/May/09

djking1983 - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Rich Brimelow

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

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/09

El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with Adam West

cmsg - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/09 with Kate Scott

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09

thompson1000 - 2009

mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 2009

Unable to do the Sting section - detoured left onto Bonsai to reach the lower-off.
jayne-bravo - 2nd dnf - 15/Nov/08 with Adam (nst)

Hidden - Lead - 08/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08

vertigo - Lead RP - 02/Oct/08 with Robin Hill

maresia - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Billy

Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Lawrie Skinner

LeighAdams - Lead - 11/Sep/08 with Eddie Banks

daveyji - Lead - Sep/08

robblowen - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/08 with wessels

Karlos - Lead - 02/Aug/08

FrostyWebb - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/08 with Julie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

budoghost - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08

sihillier - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/08 with Ian Wilson

jifwally - Jun/08 with Sarah

nadeem - Lead - Jun/08

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Jemma

poey50 - Lead RP - May/08 with Rowan15

joshwales - Lead rpt - May/08

Hidden - Lead - May/08

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/08

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/08 with Gerraint

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 24/Feb/08 with Matt Walters

very nice climb !!!tricky towards the top one hard thinking move to solve
theone - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/08 with liam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08

sharmawho? - Lead O/S - 2008 with oli, chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Alex More - Lead - 2008

daza - Lead - 30/Dec/07 with Ceara

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 24/Dec/07 with Peter Weston

james.f.williamson - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/07 with Jessica Cooney

jesscooney - 2nd - 21/Dec/07 with james williamson

Crap, could not get past the half way mark.
Steve954 - 2nd dnf - 27/Oct/07

feels closer to 6a at the top
dobby 200 - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07

Monk - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/07 with RUMC

bumpkinberry - TR - Oct/07 with Phil Freeman, Emma Roddis

1 fall just above last bolt before top
james.f.williamson - Lead dog - 29/Sep/07 with Nathan Wallace

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/07 with Sarah Stirling

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Aug/07

martin one - TR - 26/Aug/07 with pete

Zoomer - Lead dog - 19/Aug/07 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 19/Aug/07 with glenn bloomer

The tricky move at the top was ok. Wish I had tried it lead.
wpgaudin - TR dog - 09/Aug/07 with David Turland, Phil Renwick

PhilR - 09/Aug/07

pete.hutchings - Lead O/S - Aug/07

bluepoppy - TR - 29/Jul/07 with Ian

fivestar - Lead - 07/Jul/07

i always end up top roping this, need to grow the balls to lead it. i know the moves, just need to man-up!
leemaybr05 - TR rpt - 29/Jun/07 with emma

Herron - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/07 with Simon Riley

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/07

Darren_R - TR - Jun/07 with Alice Missions

jeffsheard - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

adambettiss - TR dog - 02/Apr/07 with Pete Coceani

John-Luke Casey - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Kev Nash

toasted - Lead - 24/Mar/07 with Paul Greenhow

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Mar/07

Sleeping Cat - TR - 17/Mar/07 with Andy

Hidden - TR - 17/Mar/07

what a load a crap, 6a+ move at the top.
MontyH - Lead rpt - 03/Mar/07 with pete frost

freakeystyley34 - Lead - 10/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Feb/07

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/07

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jan/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - TR - 2007

Scott N - 2007

PerrinT - 2nd - 2007

Sandy Holford - Lead - 2007

hutchay - Lead O/S - 2007

I fell off the top moves! I haven't failed on a 5 for years!!!!
Monk - Lead dog - 18/Nov/06 with RUMC

richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/06 with Monika

Moniawl - 2nd - 26/Oct/06 with rich

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/06

omniscient_penguin - TR rpt - 27/Aug/06 with Ruth Killeen

KevB - Lead - 17/Aug/06

Greg Pittam - Lead - Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/06

jonathan watt - Lead - 15/Jul/06

The last move is the crux
thelizard - Lead β - 13/Jul/06 with Tony Adshead

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/06 with Iain Mount

maddogmac - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/06 with munky

annakyn - Lead - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/06

ebunick - Lead O/S - 13/May/06 with Lou

jimjimmyjimjim - Lead rpt - 13/May/06

BennyBoy - Lead O/S - May/06 with Dylan Burgess

Noodles - Lead - Apr/06 with James Andrews, Simon Downing

Hidden - TR - 11/Feb/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Can't get the move above the second bolt. Tried it on lead and toprope several times. Anyone got any hints?
freelancer_85 - Lead dnf - 2006 with Megan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Philip de-Beger - 2006

Lloyders - 2006

Phil PBC - 2006

The sting is half way down the tail
mart rich - TR dog - 11/Dec/05 with Steve Moody, David Clark

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/05

No Finish to climb due to broken hold.
cheeky - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/05 with Cat Payne

sasmojo - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with kate farley

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Jul/05

Rob Laird - Lead O/S - May/05

Rob in a Field - Lead - Apr/05

PWEI_fan - 2005

Wayne S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/04

Martin - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead - 2004

Rob Oram - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/03 with Richard Frewin

chris murnin - Lead - 14/Jun/03

chris murnin - TR - 12/Jun/03

homing-penguin - Lead - 03/Mar/03

timharrison - Lead RP - Feb/03

sam coward - Lead O/S - 2003 with Helen

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 2003

furry - TR - 06/Oct/02 with Phil B

jl - Lead - 22/Jun/02 with Barry

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Jun/02

aged_ape - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Ian G

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/02

MontyH - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/02 with Paul Milton

jonberry791 - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/01

rrrock! - 2nd - Jun/01

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/May/01

Gareth - Lead RP - 05/May/01 with Graeme

FrankW - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/00 with Levi

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Feb/00 with Bobby G

Richard White - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/99

Nice 5+with some quite long reaches. Approx. 4B to lower off. Final move is the crux; hence the name! I WILL LEAD THIS ONE DAY!
climbingrev - TR rpt - 10/Sep/99

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Oct/98

brew_guru - Lead O/S - Jul/98 with chris williams/jon ratcliffe

2 moves from the top
Steve Mcc - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/98 with Ben Booth

Hidden - 1998

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Sep/96

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Voting
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hard 6a0 of 24
6a1 of 24
easy 6a20 of 24
hard 5+2 of 24
5+1 of 24
easy 5+0 of 24
hard 50 of 24
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easy 50 of 24
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 294 (0.3%)
Lead218 of 294 (74.1%)
Followed22 of 294 (7.5%)
Toproped35 of 294 (11.9%)
Unknown18 of 294 (6.1%)

'Climbed'109 of 294 (37.1%)
clean O/S123 of 294 (41.8%)
clean β6 of 294 (2.0%)
clean rpt10 of 294 (3.4%)
clean RP8 of 294 (2.7%)
dogged24 of 294 (8.2%)
dnf14 of 294 (4.8%)