The Holy Hand Grenade** 7a
[Big Wall Style, 2 kb]15m.

Rockfax Description
Fine, sustained climbing up an open groove. High in the grade. © ROCKFAX

FA. Mike Robertson 26.11.95 26/Nov/1995

Ticklists: The Cuttings Sport Climbing Apprenticeship, West Country Climbs, ROCKFAX Dorset 2012: Graded Sport List, Classic Portland 7as (2* +), Jurassic 7a.

Photo: Big Wall Style © badwabbit
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This climb is in 173 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with tj murry

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/15 with Alex Banks

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jul/15

Nearly onsighted but fell off top move. One top rope, then first RP. Great climbing, hard throw to escape the groove then technical crack to finish.
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 04/Jun/15 with Ellie Fuller

afrosam - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with joeurwin

leglesslizard - Lead RP - 10/May/15

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 09/May/15 with Brian

DorsetGareth - Lead RP - 02/May/15 with Andy Wiseman

brian watson - Lead dog - 24/Apr/15 with Andy Hobbs

Neil_M_L - Lead RP - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/15

Worked this route. It has some tricky moves but definitely doable.
Chloe - TR dog - 28/Mar/15 with Arran

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jan/15

Sam4242 - Lead dog - 09/Jan/15 with Billy Davies

Albachoss - Lead RP - 2015 with Dougie

Pete Scott - Lead RP - 21/Dec/14 with Ben Buckland

nath_casper - Lead dog - 19/Oct/14

lawsy_boy1 - Lead RP - 27/Sep/14

5210Hill - Lead RP - 27/Sep/14

On the 3rd attempt
RFWilkie - Lead RP - 21/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Sep/14

Stumped at 4th bolt. Felt hard.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 30/Aug/14 with Jonny

Couldn't manage the crux clean, got to the top of the crack and took a WHIPPER!
FL1PD4N - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Aug/14

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Eve

Nick Clement - Lead - 10/Aug/14 with mandy clement

Took a couple of goes but not hard once you know where all the moves are.
Thinker01 - Lead RP - 02/Aug/14

nacnud - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/14 with Ewan Panter

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/May/14

Barry Kerslake - Lead RP - 11/May/14 with Ro

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/May/14

1st RP, disappointed to fall off the last move on the flash attempt. Some neat climbing, with a really nice sequence off the big ledge.
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 29/Mar/14

paddygoodwinlondon - Lead RP - 23/Mar/14 with robert dufton

1st go today, worked it prev weekend
Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14 with dj nelson

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14

7a warm up! Found the move up to the diagonal hold above 4th bolt tricky.
robbo99 - TR dog - 16/Mar/14 with Tim Ellerton

2nd go
DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 15/Mar/14 with Micaela Langellotti

Got all the moves, too tired to link...
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 09/Mar/14 with Joe Seymour

First climb for about 6 months because of bad hip. Used finger power off the pocket as can't bridge.
Marcus - Lead RP - 09/Mar/14

Rupey - Lead dog - 08/Mar/14

Brilliant. Maybe i do like the cuttings?
Tommyads - 2014

Luxulyan - Lead RP - 08/Dec/13 with Tom Murrell

BenL - Lead RP - 06/Dec/13 with James Doc

Woo hoo! Finally didnt fuck it up.
dprctr - Lead RP - 03/Nov/13 with Patrick

Perfect conditions, but had to relearn alot of the route.
dprctr - Lead dog - 02/Nov/13 with Patrick

x3 attempts. Great route, Must come back for it.
dprctr - Lead dog - 01/Sep/13 with Robbie Jenkins

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

led clean from the ledge after several attempts
nigel pearson - Lead dog - 07/Jul/13 with Robin

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/13

philhaigh - Lead RP - 24/Jun/13 with Natalie Haigh

Retrieving draws
philhaigh - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/13 with Shamina Kapadia

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jun/13

philhaigh - 2nd RP - 15/Jun/13 with Natalie Haigh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 03/Jun/13 with Rachel Takacs

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 26/May/13

felt sketchy as hell. pulled off part of a hold at one point - nothing important though
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 18/May/13 with Roger Hill

2nd go. Easy 7a
lewiz - Lead RP - 04/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/13

I didn't climb this but putting this here for info: a fairly significant hold (a little pyramid just right of the 5th clip) which is useful to gain a much-needed rest before attempting the crux partially broke off while one of our group was climbing there on 20 April. Unsure exactly what effect this will have on the route / grade.
budchawla - 20/Apr/13

Rockwarrior - Lead β - Mar/13 with JRennie

Rockwarrior - Lead β - Mar/13 with JRennie

Kopinski - Lead RP - Feb/13

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/13 with Anthony

RadekNowak - Lead RP - 2013

Nick205228 - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Dec/12

el_monty - Lead RP - 13/Nov/12 with Sami

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 11/Nov/12 with Andy

2nd go.
Sami Mandeel - Lead RP - 08/Nov/12 with el_monty

Drop Knee Crux
JCAshman - Lead RP - 02/Nov/12

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Mike, nick, LukeW, douglas

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Oct/12

London Luke - Lead O/S - Oct/12

Fun & technical. Not sustained if you use your feet.
quiffhanger - Lead β - 05/Aug/12 with Joe

dale1968 - TR dog - 21/Jul/12 with Tom

first RP. blew the onsight at the last move, crack is sadly short lived, top out is strewn with gash holds, easy to fluff it at the top
rustaldo - Lead RP - 20/Jul/12 with Jordon Fleming

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jun/12

EllaRus - Lead RP - Jun/12 with john

brices - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Tom H

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Apr/12

All moves done.
Gareth Bowen - Lead dog - 31/Mar/12 with Nathan Goddard

3 Names - Lead RP - 16/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Feb/12

andrew hammond - Lead RP - 26/Feb/12

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - 25/Feb/12 with Tom Harrison

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jan/12

Kevster - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/12

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hard to onsight -- First I didn't even spot the right leaning ramp that you go for on the crux. Did 2nd go, but it felt like a fairly hard lock-off (though I'm not very tall)
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 03/Dec/11 with Pino

Nice climb, felt fairly reasonable for 7a.
catt - Lead RP - 29/Oct/11 with Hazel

philhaigh - Lead dog - 20/Oct/11 with Lora Townsend, Matt Ridgway

philhaigh - TR dog - 15/Oct/11 with Lora Townsend, Matt Ridgway, Natalie Haigh

not as nice as the feature it climbs.
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Jon Emmet

Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 08/Oct/11 with toby

Bah! fell off last move going for the on-sight, got it second go though!
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11 with ed morris

Ed morris - Lead RP - 02/Sep/11 with haydn jones

PowerPigtails - Lead RP - 30/Aug/11 with Lorraine Pope

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Aug/11

tom.ireson - Lead β - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead β - 29/May/11

Hidden - TR RP - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/May/11

Tough crux getting into the groove. Didn't try the RP.
chris sm - Lead dog - 22/May/11 with Laurel Bowler

timharrison - Lead dog - 15/May/11 with Jo Chia

Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 22/Apr/11 with stevegrape, Lyndsay

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11

dmaldonado - Lead dnf - 26/Mar/11 with Sam Wilson

davidliu - Lead β - 13/Mar/11 with Kate Cambell, Ed Jenner, Adrian Perera

tedj234 - Lead RP - Mar/11 with Kate, davidliu, Harry

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Mar/11 with Rosea

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Feb/11

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dnf - 22/Jan/11 with Rich Fox

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 2011

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10

One huge lock makes this 7a+. Pleasantly awkward above.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Laura Perry

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Jul/10

crux move too reachy - not sure how to get around this -- hmmmm
givemetea - Lead dog - 09/Apr/10 with Hazel

JPGR - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Duncan O'Sullivan

Billg - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/10 with Susanne Richards

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/10

Quite a long way from being able to link it but nice moves. Maybe one to work if I go back again.
Si dH - Lead dog - 26/Mar/10 with Neil and Chris

Hidden - TR dnf - 26/Mar/10

3 Names - TR O/S - Mar/10

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10

2 stars even though it doesn't really get going till the ledge. Hard 4th clip and crux just above it, especially for shorties (5'8). The final hard bit is also not straight forward. Probably agree with hard 7a but can't be that hard if i got it 1st redpoint (certainly not as hard as Haute Cuisine)...
Wilbur - Lead RP - 06/Feb/10 with George

georgel - Lead RP - 06/Feb/10 with will

love the notes a few below! quite an absorbing climb, got it first time after failing the onsight. didn't see the vital hold up and left of the crux bolt. nice sequence at the top.
w.pettet-smith - Lead RP - 23/Jan/10 with steve

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 17/Jan/10 with Harry

mark_wellin - Lead rpt - 09/Jan/10 with sam.sam.sam.ferguson, candice gallab

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

Jane Weir - 2010

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/09 with sam read

Failed to mount the ledge after the last bolt :-(
Mowglee - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/09 with Mark

Good name!
FrostyWebb - Lead dog - 01/Jul/09 with Bogdan

Fell off the last move.
Oli - Lead dog - 25/Jun/09 with Roger

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/09 with Alan & Co

Tom's first 7a! and a clean onsight at that! My first 7a aswell outside, really shouldn't haven't have fallen off it! Gutted! Really hard moves off the ledge, right hand up high and left onto the ramp, match, then right hand out of right. Scramble up the ramp. Looked like there was a rest at the top, but turns out there wasn't! Then the last move, missed the hold over the top of the crack and came off. Left foot swung up and left onto the arete. Great effort, will have to attempt to lead next time im there!
Reaver2k - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/09 with Katie Keeley, Alex Bashford, Tom Dixon

vertigo - Lead RP - 21/Feb/09 with Ben Harper

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Feb/09

schof - Lead β - 15/Jan/09 with biggie bob

Hidden - 07/Jan/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jun/08

Martin Krasnansky - Lead RP - 14/Apr/08

marky - Lead O/S - Mar/08 with Sharon

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 23/Sep/07

feeko - Lead O/S - 06/May/07

Ramon Marin - Lead dnf - 15/Mar/07 with Salomon Fernandez

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

bigie bob - Lead RP - 15/Jul/06

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 2006

feilx - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 12/Mar/05

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Oct/02

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 15/May/02 with Duncan Powell

Billg - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/01

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 1998

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