Mindmeld* 7a+
[Got all the moves, time to get linking!, 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
Direct up the arete, keeping out of the corner all the way to the ledge. At the top, head left to join The Sod. © ROCKFAX

FA. Mike Vaicaitis 19.7.95 19/Jul/1995

Ticklists: The Cuttings Sport Climbing Apprenticeship, South coast sport/DWS ticklist.

Photo: Got all the moves, time to get linking! © badwabbit
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This climb is in 235 logbooks, and on 14 wishlists.

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 19/Sep/15 with Mike Hawkins

John and James were working this so I came over to have a rest from projecting Dumbfounded. Figured out a new beta on my first go which then all of us used to send it. Got it on my second redpoint. Felt quite soft, only about 3 hard moves. Quite happy with this though!
GeneralFifi - Lead RP - 19/Jun/15 with James Morgan, Freddie Erskine, John Beesley

Really pumpy route, considering how short it is. Definitely deserves 7a+ for the crux moves, though the rest is undoubtedly pretty easy. Fun day projecting this with a good group of us! Great that we all sent it!
John_Beesley - Lead RP - 19/Jun/15 with Freddie Erskine, GeneralFifi, James 'pyjamas'

henry.jeffreys - Lead dog - 14/Jun/15 with Em K

leglesslizard - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15

Sam4242 - Lead dog - 10/May/15 with Billy Davies

Bargate_Champ - Lead RP - 05/May/15 with Martin Smith

Had a go. 3 massive rockovers. Couldn't quite get the good side pull
najki_2000 - TR - 05/Apr/15 with Chris Rose

harty92 - TR dog - 05/Apr/15

FreddieSmith - Lead RP - 05/Apr/15 with Ed Geall

Dropped crux pop to side pull from intermediate edge on o/s attempt. Finished fine. Will try on next visit.
Spillers - Lead dnf - 21/Feb/15 with Zoe Silsbury

Alex Norman - Lead RP - 11/Jan/15 with Dan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Nov/14

1st RP
Graham Westbrook - Lead RP - 21/Nov/14

Will go next time. Hard, then once the beta was found it was dark and a bit damp.
jacobjlloyd - Lead dog - 09/Nov/14 with Ryu, Roger Kirke

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Oct/14

Good fun.
Marcus - Lead RP - 04/Oct/14 with Roland O'Leary

kermit_uk - Lead RP - 24/Aug/14 with Michelle

nuggetcp - Lead dog - Aug/14

Extended 3rd bolt with 120cm sling as quite spaced at crux.
Kap - Lead RP - 04/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd RP - 25/May/14

surprisingly dynamic moves. Fun
Caspian Johnson - Lead RP - 03/May/14 with Tor

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14

Did it clean on top rope but fell a couple of times at the second bolt
Henry.Todman - Lead dog - 11/Apr/14

Ross.Cooper - Lead RP - 08/Mar/14 with Joe Seymour

yarrow - TR dog - 08/Mar/14 with Becky P

maybe_si - Lead RP - 22/Feb/14

Finally got this on my third try of the day. I was so caught up in the crux moves I didn't realize I hadn't clipped the 2nd bolt till after I had done them!
dobby 200 - Lead RP - 08/Dec/13 with Gyles

With second draw already clipped, can't take the full send. Will be back. Think the ending spoils the route
drewish - Lead RP - 01/Dec/13

will909 - Lead RP - 17/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Nov/13

DorsetGareth - Lead dnf - 10/Nov/13 with Mike Wigglesworth

Only one fall, next time!
dobby 200 - Lead dog - 05/Oct/13 with lucy

Luis SD - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 27/Aug/13 with Peter Dawson

PeterDawson - Lead β - 26/Aug/13

Finally linked all the moves on this, a bit more work and ill be ready for the lead
dobby 200 - TR dog - 14/Aug/13 with Joe Doherty

philhaigh - 2nd dog - 28/Jun/13 with Tammy Pay, Natalie Haigh

finally done it after 5 years of trying... fantastic heelhook sequence at the crux makes it so much easier, and better!
Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Jun/13

Glad to have got it done. A tricky bast@rd.
DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13 with Jonathan Emett

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 03/Jun/13 with James Woodman, Roxy, Rachel Takacs

3 gos
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 25/May/13 with dan

lewiz - Lead RP - 11/May/13 with Pete Gagie

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/13

dobby 200 - TR dog - 31/Mar/13

RadekNowak - Lead RP - 2013

Sami Mandeel - Lead RP - 12/Sep/12 with Shamina

Sami Mandeel - Lead dog - 10/Sep/12 with el_monty

10 attempts in a day! got it in the end!
el_monty - Lead RP - 01/Sep/12 with rob gates, Si

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - TR - 28/Aug/12 with Rich Fox

2nd redpoint
3 Names - Lead RP - 23/Aug/12 with Richy Churcher

Hand popped off penultimate hold on the red point Doh!
3 Names - Lead dog - 22/Aug/12 with Richy Churcher

too hot!!!
3 Names - TR - 20/Aug/12 with Richy Churcher

Linc - Lead RP - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jul/12

Bad(comedy)style. Forgot sequence, missed hold on crux and then a knot in the rope on the 3rd clip with decking potential. Somehow scraped up!
richardr - Lead RP - 16/Jun/12 with Chris Wyatt

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Jun/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 02/Jun/12

philhaigh - Lead dnf - 15/May/12 with Natalie Haigh

El3ctroFuzz - Lead rpt - 12/May/12 with Alex Chapman

kermit_uk - TR RP - 28/Mar/12 with Ian

matt perks - 2012

brew_guru - 2nd β - 26/Nov/11 with Stefan

improved starting sequence and linked up to the rail but then fell off, for no discernible reason.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 06/Nov/11 with rupe

got the moves (and the clips!). tomorrow.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 05/Nov/11 with toby

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 05/Nov/11 with Jon Emmet

dan gibson - Lead RP - 30/Oct/11 with michael porter

mikeshewring - TR dog - 25/Sep/11

shoulders - Lead dog - 25/Sep/11 with mikeshewring

Gazleah - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/11 with joey gilham

Secound clip has caused a major accident. Third is runout. Climbed with extended runners. Poor bolting detracts from an otherwise fun route.
Ed morris - Lead RP - 02/Sep/11 with haydn jones

got confused on the onsight, managed it second attempt. needs to be pre cliped/extended, if you fall going to the second clip its a ground fall
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 31/Aug/11 with ed morris

Hidden - TR rpt - 17/Aug/11

First time on a 7 and first time of actually working a route, made some decent progress and I think it will go with more work and a proper effort. Second clip is a bit spicy.
UnkArl - TR dnf - 16/Aug/11 with Stefano

worked the moves
Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 01/Aug/11 with daniel

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 11/Jun/11

Note to self, don't climb in the baking midday sun again
rxmac - Lead RP - 04/Jun/11

Hard boulder start didnt get far
shim - TR dnf - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/May/11

Foot hold missing?
Kevster - Lead - 21/May/11

another dismal failure. mind you picked up some beta from other peoples logs below!
Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 16/May/11 with simon c

ian d f - Lead RP - 07/May/11 with Joe Kinsella

Pete Sanger - Lead dog - 27/Apr/11

Top rope practiced for one attempt then first two bolts "clip sticked" on the lead attempt because I'm a woose. All the moves went clean on second try.
31770 - Lead RP - 16/Apr/11 with Darrell Read

Pretty much sussed apart from the crux which I could almost do. I'm sure if I come back in 5 years I'll be able to cruse the thing.
Quarryboy - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/11 with UCR youth squad

J.Wells - Lead RP - 12/Mar/11 with Jasmine Taplin

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 20/Feb/11 with Ivan M

Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 09/Jan/11 with jimbo, Lyndsay

Linc - Lead dog - 2011

Hawkscry - 2011

j miller - Lead - 2011

2nd go.
brices - Lead RP - 11/Dec/10

Required a lot more body tension, but has potential
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/10 with Tom, Mel Brown, Dave Parsons, Chris Bailey

Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 28/Aug/10 with stuart

benwhit - Lead RP - 09/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/10

robandian - Lead dog - Apr/10

4th RP,; sneaky drop left-knee to gain intermediate crimp, change foot, then go again to good side-pull crimp. right hand up to two finger pocket. high right foot, left foot high up on that intermediate crimp rail, and pop to juggy rail. match, right hand up to bottom of diagonal finger jug, high left foot (really high on that rail), flag right foot under, balance and go over with left hand to top.
mynameisjen - Lead RP - 13/Mar/10 with Jack Lawson

danoflynn - Lead RP - 13/Mar/10 with Jack Lawson and Jen Killeen

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/10

Ben Harper - Lead rpt - 27/Feb/10 with Baby A

andy jennings - Lead RP - 27/Feb/10 with ben

Ciro - Lead RP - 14/Feb/10

dobby 200 - TR dog - 07/Feb/10

Clean 3rd time ground-up.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead RP - 30/Jan/10 with Elaine Budden

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead RP - 24/Jan/10 with Rich Fox

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - TR rpt - 09/Jan/10 with Sam Tucker

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jan/10

Hidden - 2010

nadeem - Lead RP - 09/Sep/09 with Tom Foote

Hidden - 09/Sep/09

Good moves, well worth doing.
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 07/Sep/09 with Phil, Alan

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Aug/09

Project... Great route. Note: The topo in the 2004 Rockfax is wrong, the line is on the arete, not the face with the black streaks.
AndyM-LVB - TR - 16/Aug/09 with Martin Cleaver

4th attempt, worked on lead.
Martin Cleaver - Lead - 16/Aug/09

JonBrown - TR dog - 16/Aug/09 with Dan Eastley

Hidden - Lead RP - 04/Jul/09

Two quite hard boulder problems linked together with no real rest and great fun!
derico - Lead β - 24/Jun/09 with Oli

keithpeck - Lead dog - 22/Jun/09 with James Andrews

BicepAndrews - Lead dog - 22/Jun/09 with Keith Peck

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Jun/09

JPGR - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Yvette

found the third bolt quite scary to clip but was a good, pumpy, technical route.
Seb1uk - Lead dog - 30/May/09 with Scott Soithongsuk

clgladiator - TR dog - 09/May/09 with Ducky

2nd try.
felixthelion - Lead RP - 04/May/09 with Lee

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - TR dog - 03/May/09 with Matt Green

Leeds - Lead RP - 23/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/09

nice route, worked all the moves.. lead next time.
keithpeck - TR dog - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Mar/09

2nd try
matt green(uni) - Lead RP - Mar/09

3rd try:D
BenNorman - Lead RP - Mar/09 with kev norman

Ben Tyrrell - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/09

Billg - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Sean Cullens

SeanyC - Lead dog - Feb/09 with billg

TiffTiff - Lead RP - 24/Jan/09 with Tom

TiffTiff - Lead dog - 11/Jan/09 with Felix

by head torch, wicked
feilx - Lead rpt - 11/Jan/09 with Tiff

dmoir - Lead RP - 11/Jan/09 with Matheus Beine

mark_wellin - Lead rpt - 2009

Hidden - 2009

feilx - Lead RP - 21/Dec/08 with Heather

Nice! Couldn't quite TR clean, had to rest on the move from the nice long ledge and sidepull below the bolt to the big jug on top of the ledge where it meets the 5 to the left.
james.f.williamson - TR dog - 16/Nov/08 with Dave Love

First 7a+! Chuffed!
vertigo - Lead RP - 15/Nov/08 with Ben Harper

Ben Harper - Lead RP - 15/Nov/08 with Richard Dagan

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Nov/08

andy jennings - TR dog - 01/Nov/08

ok i need to work hard to achieve this level of climbing however i was happy i could finish this route
FrostyWebb - Lead dog - 30/Sep/08 with Connie

Fell once after the crux :-(. Reckon clean lead will go next time. A very cool route :-).
nblackbeard - TR - 28/Sep/08 with Tom Blight

Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 27/Sep/08 with rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/08

llevick - Lead RP - 05/Sep/08

thomb - Solo - Sep/08 with Pete

lead cleanish.very pumped by top move. phew.
w.pettet-smith - Lead RP - 25/Aug/08 with oli tilbury

didnt finish, excuse; they all wanted to bugger off home will be back for more
clairejane - TR dnf - 25/Aug/08 with will

llevick - Lead RP - 05/Aug/08

1st RP of the session. Had tried it about a year and a half ago and failed.
Oli - Lead RP - 04/Aug/08 with Mark Stevenson

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

Matt Bennett - Lead RP - 03/Aug/08

tedj234 - Lead RP - 17/Jul/08 with Nicolas Rabb

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jun/08

Sandy Holford - TR dog - 08/Jun/08 with Pete Tecks

Anthony Allsopp - Lead RP - 08/Jun/08

worked it out on the top rope without any probs, failed miserably on the lead. pumped or something. next time.
w.pettet-smith - TR - Jun/08

lukea - Lead rpt - May/08 with dan

bouldery. Easier for the tall
georgel - Lead RP - 23/Mar/08 with gareth

Tough little number which feels easy enough once you work it out.....3 good hard moves.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 22/Mar/08 with David S

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Mar/08

viking - Lead RP - Mar/08 with gareth

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Feb/08

Kevster - Lead - 2008

Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 24/Dec/07 with Peter Weston

HamishD - TR RP - 10/Nov/07

very nice climb, quite technical, managed all the moves but failed lead attempt..cursed quite a lot, sorry about that. No excuses.
timo.t - Lead dog - 30/Sep/07 with Ian, julius

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/07

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

phsharpy - Lead RP - 09/Sep/07 with Steve Corbett

Jus - Lead O/S - Sep/07

mikegilly - Aug/07 with Roberts

7a max!
Martin Krasnansky - Lead β - 31/Jul/07

Castleclimber - Lead RP - 23/Jun/07 with Tim Hussain

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead dog - May/07

Some people say that this is easy 7a+ but I felt there were two crux moves - one left throw to a thin side pull and the second is reaching very high and right to a small bulge type chicken head at the top. I really enjoyed this route and felt it worthy of the grade.
BennyBoy - Lead RP - May/07 with Dylan Burgess

Hidden - TR RP - 26/Apr/07

petebale2000 - Lead RP - 22/Apr/07

Dead chuffed- had a play on this last year and found it nails- this year, a couple of goes and I lead it
guyblackwood - Lead RP - 06/Apr/07 with Ricardo

onlytovey - Lead RP - Apr/07

easy for 7a+
hippo99 - Lead RP - Apr/07

jchenoweth - Lead dnf - 01/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jan/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Lloyders - Lead RP - 2007

Spacetourist - Lead RP - 2007 with Ed Heslam

Hidden - Lead RP - 2007

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Dec/06

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Nov/06

trevor macalonan - TR dnf - 08/Oct/06 with Matt P

Oddjob - TR dog - 16/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead β - 20/Aug/06

guyblackwood - TR dog - 06/Aug/06 with David, Ricardo, Olga

first 7a+ :-). really nice moves, with lots of different sequences, certainly deserves a couple of stars.
catt - Lead RP - 22/Jul/06 with Dan

endless winter - TR - 15/Jul/06 with Gordon

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jul/06

Kept falling off the last moves.
Oli - Lead dog - 13/Jul/06 with Fred

Rokmunky - Lead rpt - 13/May/06

Hidden - Lead RP - May/06

bigie bob - Lead RP - 12/Apr/06

Missed the hold on the flash but got it 1st RP
Paz - Lead RP - 05/Mar/06 with FM

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

A Longleat Boulderer - Lead RP - 2006 with John Hemps

feeko - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

my first 7.
sam_cox - Lead - 2006

Richard Horn - Lead RP - Dec/05

Pythonist - TR dog - 06/Feb/05 with Alun Evans

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 2005 with Ben Darvill

haha,great route,super tough!!***
brew_guru - TR dog - 2003 with pj

lx - Lead - May/01 with neil

Hidden - TR dog - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Took a few goes but it's not 7a+.
Ben Thorne - Lead RP - 2000 with John Pullin

Hidden - 28/Mar/99

Hidden - Lead RP - 1999

kristian - Lead RP - 1995

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