Haute Cuisine** 7a
[Morgan Woods on the crux of Haute Cuisine and then explaining why he fell off of it!, 3 kb]16m.

Rockfax Description
Technical face moves based around a very thin crack. © ROCKFAX

FA. Martin Crocker 16.4.90 16/Apr/1990

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

Photo: Morgan Woods on the crux of Haute Cuisine and then explaining why he fell off of it! © TRNovice
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This climb is in 213 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Hidden - 13/Sep/15

BRoe - Lead β - 26/Aug/15 with Pimnalishous

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jul/15

lawsy_boy1 - Lead - 09/Jul/15

dswansonlow - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/15 with Alex Banks

2nd RP. Nice sequence once you get it, took a lot of figuring out.
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 25/Jun/15 with Toph, Rachel Takacs, Tessa Baston

Dandan82 - Lead dog - 30/May/15

Finally found a way over the overlap. Took a lot of effort.
dprctr - Lead dog - 10/May/15 with Sumee

Hard to onsight. Smooth once I'd tried the moves. Probably 7a+.
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 09/May/15

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

TonyB - Lead - 03/May/15 with Anni

Worked all the moves, then 2 tries top rope to link it but not quite got the top crux dialed.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 03/May/15

leglesslizard - Lead RP - 11/Apr/15

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

brian watson - Lead RP - 01/Apr/15 with Andy Hobbs

zakbentley - TR O/S - 11/Feb/15

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jan/15

Albachoss - Lead RP - 2015 with Dougie

BenL - Lead RP - 2015

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Oct/14

paultaylor - Lead RP - 12/Sep/14 with Matt Roberts

That 1st roof is brutally desperate! Followed by some serious techers and greeted with a wet flake >.< very cool moves though
GrahamGiles - Lead dog - 30/Aug/14 with Renna Clifford

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jun/14

LucasHarazin - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14

keithpeck - Lead RP - 16/May/14

SandyJJS - Lead dog - 12/Apr/14

2nd go
DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14 with Micaela Langellotti

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14

RadekNowak - Lead RP - 22/Feb/14

Tommyads - 2014

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Dec/13

sarpedon - TR dog - 14/Dec/13

LJC - Lead - 05/Dec/13

jonleighton - Lead β - 01/Dec/13

Hidden - Dec/13

samparsons - Lead RP - 29/Nov/13

Last route of the day, much fun. Went left towards ivy at the first crux rather than straight up. Upper moves are brilliant.
dprctr - Lead dog - 03/Nov/13 with Patrick

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

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

My first 7th grade climb and first project. The result of around 8 worked sessions and a lot of effort. Amazing climb, jug hauling, bouldery slaps hard crimps and high feet. desperate upper crack section. Awesome
pymn nice but dim - Lead RP - 19/Aug/13 with Sam Parsons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Jul/13

philhaigh - Lead RP - 24/Jun/13 with Shamina Kapadia

philhaigh - 2nd RP - 21/Jun/13 with Natalie Haigh

Got all the individual moves, needed more time to lead
Graham Booth - Lead dog - 13/Jun/13 with Natalie Treadgold

philhaigh - Lead dog - 15/May/13 with Natalie Haigh

RD - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Got all the moves. Wanted to go for a RP but it started raining.
marcb - Lead dog - 04/May/13 with Ed Ratcliffe

first 7a onsight!
JCAshman - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Feb/13

Tried it over the Summer. Came back and took a few goes to get it clean. First 7A!
Adam_42 - Lead RP - 16/Feb/13 with Beth Frugtniet

timharrison - TR dnf - 04/Jan/13 with Trevor Macalonan

Foxed on top section, seepage didn't help but probably not to blame.
salix - TR dnf - 01/Jan/13 with Phil

trevor macalonan - Lead dog - 01/Jan/13 with Phil Belcher, Tim

Jobbo - Lead dog - 09/Dec/12 with Leon. D, Matt Carwardine

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Dec/12

Great sequence.
DorsetGareth - Lead RP - 11/Nov/12 with Chris S

matiamallia - Lead RP - 30/Sep/12 with pawelgregorczyk

mikeconway - Lead RP - 23/Sep/12

lewiz - Lead RP - 22/Sep/12 with Mike Conway

matiamallia - Lead dog - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Scott, Alice

Send on the 2nd go after working the crux. Again, as per all other sandbags in the Cutting, this is never 7a, more like 7a+ at least.
Ramon Marin - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jun/12

Made it second attempt having worked out the sequences.
al99 - Lead RP - 26/Jun/12 with Jen Crook

1st go. glad to have got it done, didn't like it.
Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/12 with oli

1 aborted attempt as it started to rain.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 10/Jun/12 with ben

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jun/12

2 gos. worked out a rubbish sequence but it should work.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 09/Jun/12 with siwan

John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Justin Timms

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/12

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/12

First redpoint
3 Names - Lead RP - 15/May/12 with Nick

Fell off above the footledge on the onsight. 2nd go. F7a!
El3ctroFuzz - Lead RP - 13/May/12 with Alex Chapman

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Apr/12

That move is very hard. The rest is steady with a cool head. I didn't have one.
Daniel Heath - Lead dog - 02/Apr/12

took too long workin out initial roofy bit.
natalietanzer - Lead dog - 16/Mar/12 with Dan Gibson

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jan/12

matt perks - 2012

innes - Lead dog - 2012

Dandan82 - Lead RP - 24/Dec/11

Jonathan Emett - Lead dnf - 05/Nov/11 with toby

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Jon Emmet

GarethHall - Lead RP - 05/Nov/11 with Patrick Goodwin

2nd Redpoint attempt after blowing the onsight going wrong handed through the roof!
Jack_F - Lead RP - 29/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Sep/11

patrickc - TR dnf - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11

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

Fantastic move through the lip, once you work the sequence out, it doesn't feel to bad at all!
Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 02/Sep/11 with ed morris

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Sep/11

7a+ in the new Portland Guide
PowerPigtails - Lead RP - 30/Aug/11 with Andy Freeman, Lorraine Pope

timharrison - Lead dog - 25/Aug/11 with Davide Gaetta

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Aug/11

Fluffed the first crux on the flash attempt despite having all the beta :( Second go. Beware the in-situ pigeon.
quiffhanger - Lead RP - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Aug/11

sportsten - Lead β - 07/Aug/11 with SwissMachine

Good but no way 7a. 7a+ would seem fair in my view.
Tomar - Lead RP - 03/Jul/11 with Ross

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/11

JPGR - Lead RP - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

Quick play at the end of the day. Didn't try the RP but should be ok next time.Hard for F7a.
chris sm - Lead dog - 22/May/11 with Laurel Bowler

Fell off on first RP attempt trying to slap for the big hold by the final bolt. Nails crux at the top, but I'll be coming back to crush. Best left until after 2pm once in the shade.
Owen W-G - Lead dnf - 22/May/11 with Max

Kevster - Lead RP - 21/May/11

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

KDhruev - Lead dog - 22/Apr/11 with Kyle Fayers

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Mar/11

Really good, technical route - once i'd worked out the bottom roof - hard for the short!
Wendy - Lead RP - 12/Mar/11 with Tom Ball

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

Hidden - TR dnf - 30/Jan/11

Toproped first. Should have bagged it first lead attempt, but got it third go. Had a bit of a 'mare on the last move when I couldn't remember what to do. Got engaged in the morning before climbing, that only took one go!
drysori - Lead RP - 23/Jan/11 with Jesamine

Missed the onsight, and one attempt thereafter. Really enjoyed it, but I should have gritted my teeth a bit more...
jgustafsson - Lead dog - 23/Jan/11 with Gavin, Ivan

Hidden - TR dog - 09/Jan/11

Hawkscry - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Dec/10

Hidden - TR RP - 17/Dec/10

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Dec/10

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Dec/10

brices - Lead RP - 06/Nov/10

DafSWMC - Lead RP - 18/Sep/10 with Nik G, Alys

gejones - Lead β - 18/Sep/10 with DafSWMC

steven24584 - Lead RP - 11/Aug/10

felt easy after hall of mirrors, well chuffed :)
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

Kevster - Lead - 18/Jul/10

Leeds - Lead RP - 24/Jun/10

Roberto - Lead RP - 25/May/10

Ciro - Lead dog - 20/Feb/10

had a play on it in the summer but didn't do very well. first redpoint this time, with much gurning and grunting and maybe a little scream. well chuffed as i havn't got to climb much of late. nice technical moves in the middle, i nearly lost it when it got easy though. oh lordy. lovely december day.
w.pettet-smith - Lead RP - 20/Dec/09 with jo

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/09

Sophie Nunn - 2nd dnf - 20/Jul/09

First go putting the draws in after failing yesterday.
Oli - Lead RP - 25/Jun/09 with Roger

Very technical and sequency climb on side pulls and crimps.. not too powerful if you get the sequence right!
derico - Lead β - 24/Jun/09 with Oli

nigel pearson - Lead RP - 20/Jun/09 with Yoko

barni - Lead dog - 18/Jun/09 with Northern

tried four times and still failed! unstuck by the moves coming off the rest after the hardish pulls over the lip (not too bad really with high feet and a gaston) screamed a bit. quality route.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dog - 13/Jun/09 with any one who would belay me

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Jun/09

found the hard low section ok, then got a bit stumped higher up.seems nicey technical.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dog - 01/Jun/09

thompson1000 - Lead - Jun/09 with Barni

Hidden - TR - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead dog - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/May/09

A nemesis vanquished!
vertigo - Lead RP - 04/Apr/09 with Mark Ryder

schof - Lead RP - 23/Mar/09 with harry massey

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/09

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

SeanyC - Lead dog - Feb/09 with billg

matt green(uni) - TR RP - Feb/09

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 17/Jan/09 with Marti

Marti999 - Lead rpt - 17/Jan/09 with Ed Babington

mark_wellin - Lead RP - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 2009

sam_cox - Lead - Dec/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Nov/08

trev_f - Lead RP - 28/Oct/08 with Jon

Ben Harper - Lead RP - 25/Sep/08 with Karl Alvarez

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jun/08

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Dan Wicks

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Apr/08

Matt Bennett - TR dog - 02/Mar/08

Rob Kennard - 01/Mar/08 with Rich White, Harry Massey

John Southworth - 2008

Boy - 2008

Rik Dawes - Lead RP - 2008

nawface - 2008

Lloyders - Lead dog - 17/Dec/07

dmoir - Lead RP - 26/Nov/07 with Dan B and Heather R

Scott N - Lead RP - Sep/07

Very sequency. Felt to be at my limit! Amazing face climb.
DrGav - Lead RP - 12/Aug/07 with Adam

Martin Krasnansky - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07

A really great route with a bit of everything. Fun moves, hard moves, delicate moves. Had to fight for it towards the top but just made it all the more rewarding.
catt - Lead RP - 23/Jun/07 with Morgan Woods

Finally!!....done after about 6 attempts across 3 days....hardish for 7a.
Morgan Woods - Lead RP - 23/Jun/07 with Wilbur and Scottish Iain

Got it 5th attempt (over 3 days). Was spurred on by Iain and Morgs having done it clean just before me...., and half a can of red bull!
Wilbur - Lead RP - 23/Jun/07 with Iain

Two hard sectionn, the second took quite a few goes to work out. Excellently fingery.
DrGav - Lead dog - 07/Apr/07 with Chris

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jan/07

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

feilx - Lead RP - 11/Nov/06

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 05/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Aug/06

bigie bob - Lead RP - 23/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Apr/06

chris sm - TR dog - 01/Apr/06

eddieclimb - Lead RP - Feb/06 with Dan Savory, Jason Parker

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

dan gibson - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 2006

lukea - TR O/S - 17/Nov/05 with dan

lx - Lead - May/05 with james

Hidden - 02/Jan/05

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2000

Still think it should be 7a+. Too sustained for 7a.
Ben Thorne - Lead RP - 1999 with James Dunlop, Jimbo, John Pullin

Mark Kemball - Lead RP - 11/Apr/98 with Jason Lloyd

Hidden - TR dog - 1998

buzby78 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/97

sadams - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/97 with Team Midlands

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/95 with Chris Shorrock

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