Dumbfounded* 7b
[swapped leg-wear for the day :), 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
The blank-looking wall just to the right of The Cutting Edge is possibly 7b+ for shorties, but only 7a+ for the tall. © ROCKFAX

FA. Martin Crocker 15.4.90 15/Apr/1990

Ticklists: The Cuttings Sport Climbing Apprenticeship.

Photo: swapped leg-wear for the day :) © Jess Swift
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This climb is in 135 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

mikespooner - TR dog - 06/Jun/15 with Robert Siitonen

My project for this years Portland trip. I have climbed it multiple times with one fall on the last move every time. Probably need to be just a bit more powerful as the last moves are very stretched out and strong on bad feet. Frustratingly, I have actually gone past the last long move on one of the redpoints and had a foot slip when going for the final jug.. Next year
GeneralFifi - Lead dog - Jun/15 with James Morgan, Freddie Erskine, John Beesley

Good climbing just too spanned out at the top to do the move to finish - frustrating!
JoshuaLewis - Lead dnf - 25/May/15 with ZoŽ Clegg, Neil Murphy

afrosam - Lead dog - 24/May/15 with joeurwin

Hidden - TR dog - 12/May/15

chris sm - TR dnf - 02/May/15 with Gareth Pratt

DorsetGareth - Lead RP - 02/May/15 with Chris S

Hidden - Lead - May/15

Hard move off middle ledge. Hard finish!
Spillers - Lead dnf - 11/Apr/15 with Ant Williams

FreddieSmith - Lead RP - 04/Apr/15 with Ed Geall

gone within 1 day. felt similar to The Mouth Waters in difficulty which is 7a+, but Dumbfounded had one reachy move (or two) which possibly made it 7b but soft.
RadekNowak - Lead RP - 04/Apr/15

First 7b! Really fun moves, crux for me was at the top with a lefthand pinch to 2 finger pocket.
dynoseb - Lead RP - 2015

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Dec/14

Suspiciously easy for a 7b and I'm 5'7"... Got all the moves and linked except for the very end - its almost there. Has a really cool huge rockover at half height.
JHC - TR dog - 25/Oct/14

oliver.ghill91 - Lead RP - 11/Sep/14 with Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill - Lead RP - 11/Sep/14 with olly12344

Trippinjester - TR dnf - 30/Aug/14 with johnl, Adam Perrett, J.P

1st redpoint. Short lived and pretty reachy - not a great route.
Garrouli - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14

Refined the top sequence again. Didn't have enough in the tank for the successful RP. Next time. Honest.
ChrisBrooke - Lead dog - 17/Aug/14 with Keeley Scholes

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Aug/14

nacnud - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with Laura Grifith

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 07/Jun/14

To the last move and havent got a 6ft + span sacked it off
brices - Lead dog - 26/May/14 with Llinos, Gav

A couple of tasty moves. Pinged off at the top a couple of times. Got it third go.
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 10/May/14 with Ben's stag

Worked out the top sequence now. Will link it next time.
ChrisBrooke - Lead dog - 04/May/14 with Cat Freeman

Finish is nails
Caspian Johnson - Lead dog - 03/May/14 with Tor

Second go today. Took some effort to work out the sequence.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead RP - 20/Mar/14 with Steph

Almost got the rockover, though I think I was doing it wrong...
Ross.Cooper - TR dnf - 09/Mar/14 with Joe Seymour

UnkArl - Lead dog - 23/Feb/14

sarpedon - TR dnf - 02/Feb/14

RKirke - TR dog - 02/Feb/14 with Sarp

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jan/14

always thought i couldn't make the reach at top, but it appears i can.
Marti999 - Lead RP - 30/Jan/14 with Phil Belcher

BenL - Lead RP - 11/Jan/14 with Angus Webb

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 29/Dec/13 with Aaron, Dr Steve

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Nov/13

marcduhig - Lead RP - 26/Aug/13 with Wayne, Bob

waynem1985 - Lead RP - 26/Aug/13 with Marc

maybe_si - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13

Onsight to top move, 1st rp. Great climbing!
Justin T - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13 with Nick S

Last move (fall extension) from shite hold -> failed to reach break.
ASchwirtz - Lead dnf - 02/Jun/13 with Richard Ashe

Stefan_Morris - Lead RP - 28/Mar/13 with AndrewJamesCherry

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Feb/13

Nick205228 - Lead RP - 2013

Should have got this. Couldn't link the last move. And again 10 Nov 2013!
DorsetGareth - Lead dog - 11/Nov/12 with Chris S

JCAshman - Lead RP - 02/Nov/12

danJBA - Lead dog - 27/Oct/12 with Matt Roberts

Felt pretty easy for 7b, maybe my style tho? Lots of small holds but plenty that are big enough to get a bit back. Helps if you use your feet! Should have lead it really.
Adam Booth - TR O/S - 20/Oct/12

rewachy hard pulls :) tendon popping fun!!!
David Clover - Lead RP - 15/Oct/12

lewiz - TR dnf - 29/Sep/12 with Mike Conway

Got the last move in isolation but couldn't figure out how to do the mantle/rock-over half way.
Sami Mandeel - TR dog - 16/Sep/12 with Rob

3 Names - TR dnf - 27/Aug/12 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - TR dog - 08/Jul/12

one good right-foot smear and I'll have the bugger...
Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 05/Jul/12 with Paul

Kevster - Lead RP - 30/Jun/12

Mark had mistaken this for 'Too many cooks', so after he dog-clipped it, thought I'd have a quick top rope. Guidebook is right, top moves are absoloutely desperate if you are short.
RFWilkie - TR dnf - 24/Jun/12

tried again on TR today after the cutting edge. still cant figure the last move. do a high move to a side pull off two crimps, no idea beyond that. only smears for the feet and on such poor holds cant make the final move to the break.
rustaldo - TR dnf - 19/Jun/12 with Alex

lewiz - Lead RP - 19/May/12 with Vlad Vishnyakov

3 Names - Lead dnf - 17/Mar/12

Starting to feel easy now. climbed it too much.
Ed morris - Lead rpt - 05/Feb/12 with Theo

tried this on TR after the arete, really good moves. crux right at the top, really stiff pulls on some sidepulls and crimps. awesome mantle move in the middle
rustaldo - TR dog - 22/Jan/12 with Si

Kevster - Lead dog - 08/Jan/12

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2012

nice moves but not many of them, bit like a grit V4
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Jon Emmet

a bit tricky on a wet day
dan gibson - Lead RP - 30/Oct/11 with michael porter

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Oct/11

2nd go and beta assist to Nick. Fun moves!
catt - Lead RP - 26/Oct/11 with Nick Sexton

Hidden - 17/Oct/11

ChrisBrooke - Lead dog - 09/Oct/11 with John Inkpen

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Oct/11

First redpoint for a while. Quality route with a desperate last move.
Honrei - Lead RP - 25/Sep/11

1st RP
Chris_barr - Lead RP - 11/Sep/11 with Theo, Bob

Quite possibly everybody in the cuttings heard me scream for joy when i grabbed the final hold.
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11 with ed morris

Good climb, tried it ground-up and made good progress but didn't fancy the move onto the ledge without practice first. Would like to go back and work this route properly.
UnkArl - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/11 with Stefano

another half-hearted attempt.
Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 31/Jul/11 with daniel

JPGR - Lead - 23/Jul/11

timharrison - TR dog - 17/Jul/11 with Iain Moodie, Trevor Macalonan

Hidden - TR dnf - 25/Jun/11

JPGR - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/11

I was left puzzled by the move off the ledge in the middle.
Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 10/May/11 with rupe

Hidden - TR RP - 29/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Mar/11

wi11 - Lead dnf - Mar/11 with Marcus, Nat

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

Hawkscry - 2011

Very hard crux looong pull through of 2 fingers
lewisrichardson1 - TR RP - 2011

pezzerrr - Lead RP - Oct/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Sep/10

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Aug/10

First 7b. The moves are fine until the last bit where I had to use a crappy flowstone smear. great route.
Ed morris - Lead RP - 08/Aug/10 with ronan

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 31/Jul/10 with Jacob

dominic lee - Lead RP - 16/May/10 with andy elliot

natalietanzer - TR dog - 04/Apr/10 with Ed

JPGR - Lead RP - 04/Apr/10

mattcyp88 - Lead RP - 14/Feb/10 with Jacob Cook

flashed it!
jacobjacob - Lead β - 14/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 14/Feb/10

clean 3rd go. 3 boulder problems in between good holds for clipping.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead RP - 31/Jan/10 with Elaine Budden

So close!
Chubbard - Lead dog - 30/Jan/10 with AJM

Really good route. Much better than it looks.
Chubbard - Lead dog - 24/Jan/10 with J Robinson

Anthony Allsopp - Lead dog - Nov/09 with Nicole Moriarty

struggled to find a viable sequence
Matt Bennett - TR dog - 29/Aug/09

Ben Harper - Lead RP - 21/Feb/09 with Richard Dagan

dmoir - Lead RP - 15/Feb/09 with Ben Harper

feilx - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/09 with Tiff

mark_wellin - Lead dog - 2009 with candice gallab

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Apr/08

Soft touch, deserves 7b for top move
sparkass - Lead RP - Mar/08 with Ben Fordesman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

Lloyders - Lead dnf - 02/Feb/08

dmoir - TR RP - 12/Jan/08 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 12/Jan/08 with Dave Moir

very nice, great moves, started raining after a 15mins of work, bit on the soft side I'd say for the grade.
timo.t - Lead dnf - 30/Sep/07 with Ian

Linked all the moves on a TR yesterday, got it 3rd ground up attempt today.
Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 20/Sep/07 with Sarah Stirling

Castleclimber - Lead RP - 02/Sep/07 with Justin

Martin Krasnansky - Lead RP - 07/Aug/07

Joe Marsh - Lead dog - 11/Jun/07 with Nathan

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/07

feeko - Lead RP - 06/May/07

timharrison - TR dnf - 15/Apr/07 with Trevor Macalonan

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

bigie bob - Lead RP - 23/Jul/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

John Southworth - Lead RP - Sep/00

Southern Mark Smith - 2000

So close so many times! I'm only 5'9" though.
Ben Thorne - Lead dnf - 2000 with John Pullin

Hidden - 1999

Jon Read - Lead β - Jul/98 with Tanya Holdsworth

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 13/Mar/95 with Simon Coles, Eugene Travers-Jones

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
GeneralFifi, Alice.001, ekinstimothy, Wayne.Gaudin, ChrisBrooke, Cat G, Anthony Allsopp, Goonie

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