Transparent Birthday Suit 5c
[Transparent Birthday Suite, 3 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
Start to the right of a grassy mound. A nice little route that requires a steady approach on the top slab. © ROCKFAX

FA. Mike Robertson 20.1.91 20/Jan/1991

Photo: Transparent Birthday Suite © Mike Simmonds
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This climb is in 277 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

This was my first outdoor climb years ago. Needlees to say I failed. I still have the scar to show for it. Did it today (being a significantly better climber than I was 10 years ago) and it still felt precarious. 6a I think.
Shane Willis - Lead - 30/Apr/15

Fun little one to get your head in the game
tsyrett - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15

BRoe - Lead O/S - Apr/15 with Seamus, Will Lord, Millard, DanG

supper teky
smartydh9 - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/15 with georgi c

roberts1234567890 - 06/Mar/15 with Will Moy

mattc - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jan/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 2015

MontyH - TR - 04/Oct/14 with brian and Pete

brian watson - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/14 with Pete Frost

davidjm - Lead - Sep/14 with Pete, Louis

Scotsken - 19/Aug/14 with Jamie Evans

JUSTADUDE - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Shane

Pete Scott - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/14 with Ben Buckland

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Caroline Culwick

SimonMarcYoung - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

moguy - Lead β - Jun/14

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Andy

Nails for 5+. I've no idea why there isn't a bolt over the lip. Too bold for me to top out.
Andrew Sloan - Lead dnf - 26/May/14 with Martin Haworth

Easier if you're tall.
robbo99 - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Bertrand Liger

Alex Hallam - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Pete Mack

Emmawood - 05/May/14

tsyrett - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/May/14

hlburns - 2nd - May/14

ConstaBern - TR - 13/Apr/14

AdamH - TR - 12/Apr/14

Richard Horn - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14

TiffTiff - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Jen Durden, Phil

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Jan/14

Hidden - 2nd RP - 18/Jan/14

brian watson - Lead rpt - 28/Dec/13 with Pete Frost

MontyH - TR - 28/Dec/13 with Paul Milton

Hidden - TR rpt - 07/Dec/13

Echna - Lead rpt - 07/Dec/13 with Matt, Rich

Did not manage the move over onto the slab section at the top due to pumping out on lower holds.
meltdown34 - Lead dnf - 21/Aug/13 with Doug

Some tricky little crimps to get to final clip
Doug91 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Matt

andyclimber - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/13

Seemed very hard for me on a sunny hot day! Polished was not the major problem. But small holds that did not work well for my 80kg with sweaty hands. A scary lead with a possibilty of hitting some jutting out rocks if you slip. Its probably easier for a lighter/smaller person! ;-) to be wary of! Is it a 6a? I'm probably not experienced enough to comment, but i'd like a 2nd opinion.
sshandy - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/13 with Zoe Pickering

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13

Jim-Roberts-1987 - Lead RP - 22/Jul/13 with Hayley Gould

phardy - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

Hidden - TR - 06/Jul/13

Stiff 5 for a warm up ! Easy to a break then a little wobbly moving into some blind but positive crimps ! Little fluttery.
andyman666999 - Lead β - 06/Jul/13 with Pete Jardy

jrccrosby - Lead - 15/Jun/13 with Henry Crosby

Theeni - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Joseph

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Completed the climb but with three falls moving above the second bolt onto the finishing slab. If to try again would be able to do it clean
meltdown34 - Lead dog - 01/Jun/13 with Chris

Top is really nasty now. Can see a scar from missing flake thats been pulled off. No way a 5+ more like 6b
Andre Clarke - TR dog - 21/May/13 with wedgie

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

tedburt - Lead dog - 28/Apr/13 with Aaron Burdett

cdpuk - Lead dog - 21/Apr/13 with Sebastian Fisher-Greene

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Apr/13

gibsond - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/13 with James Bisset, Alan Blanchflower

Felt pretty hard for a 5+, one of the crucial footholds high up is very polised
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/13 with Ollie Wilmot

Marcin78 - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Tomek

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Chris S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12

MontyH - Lead - 01/Dec/12 with Lee Lander

BenL - Lead dog - 14/Oct/12

struggled to complete crux move. lack of strength to pull up and hole in toe didnt help the struggle.
the ant hill mob - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/12

Bisset - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Vera

Hidden - TR dog - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/12

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

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12

The stuff at the top is grippy but hurt my paws.
lottiec - TR dog - 27/Aug/12 with Mike H

Lead it but did not like the top out so backed off and top roped it clean.
mr random - TR - 27/Aug/12 with Lotty, Mike H

saraguti - Lead dog - 25/Aug/12 with chris, ania

Maken - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Sarah Watson

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Clare

Dale - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Spicy finish
marcb - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Roly, James Ryan

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Wayne Gaudin

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Kev Brown, Tom Murrell

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Alex More

Alex Norman - Lead β - 24/Jun/12

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 17/Jun/12

One rest before committing to that move onto the slab, not a fan of small holds!
birthers - Lead dog - 16/Jun/12 with Caroline C

caroline256 - Lead dog - 16/Jun/12 with Tom B

Jobbo - TR - 26/May/12

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Tom

MontyH - Lead - 21/Apr/12 with Lee Lander

Hidden - TR - 21/Apr/12

Got spanked by this route years ago so nice to climb it now clean.
gibsond - Lead RP - 13/Apr/12 with Paul Jackson, James Bisset

mike lawrence? - Lead - 23/Feb/12 with James the Navigator

Stroppy - 2nd - Feb/12 with Tom Bushell

tombushell - Lead - 2012 with Ed Hastrop

MontyH - Lead - 17/Dec/11 with Lee Lander

Andrew Taylor - 2nd dog - 15/Oct/11 with Jason Garnham

F5+? My arse. Felt more like a 6a. Fingery top out.
BelayBunney - Lead dog - 24/Sep/11 with Mike Kendon, Lizzie, Catherine

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Sep/11

BicepAndrews - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/11 with Keith Peck

joedoherty - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/11 with Matt Prince

tradguy - Lead β - 17/Sep/11 with Mark Hazell

Gazleah - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with linda ford

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/11

lioness84 - 30/Jul/11

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Rich Fox

MontyH - Lead - 13/Jul/11 with pete frost

jimecallaw - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with David, Danny

Dannywallcrawler - TR dog - 02/Jul/11 with jim wallace

BicepAndrews - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Pete

Pull onto the top slab with just small crozzly holds was hard and with fading finger strength I failed, next time.
The Ivanator - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/11 with Sean

JamesBrowning - Lead dog - 26/Jun/11

Freaky run out at top. Rested then found the move.
lewiz - Lead dog - 25/Jun/11 with Mishtu Tiwary, Vlad Vishnyakov

mishtu - 2nd - 25/Jun/11 with lewiz

Sami Mandeel - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with el_monty

el_monty - Lead β - 24/Jun/11 with Sami

Chris Redding - Lead dog - 21/Jun/11

lozowen - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Justin Field

matgorman - Lead - 09/Jun/11

gnat - Lead dog - 29/May/11 with Wayne Clark

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

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with john kay, dave, Lyndsay

Linc - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

sam_craddock - Lead dnf - 14/Apr/11

Finally got it. Needed to practise before I had the nerve for the top though!
Fatclimber - Lead β - 02/Apr/11 with Jim Bailey

Jonesy_A - Lead dog - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

torsok - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11 with Gergana

Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with tess mclaren

nath_casper - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with mikey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jan/11

Fell off the first time...
ian d f - Lead rpt - 15/Jan/11

First climb back after my accident. Got to the last bolt but lacked the strength to get past the crux and upto the lower off.
Chris Perry - Lead dnf - 08/Jan/11

alexanderjwatts - Lead - 12/Oct/10

Marcin78 - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Paul Ingate

sammycolon - 27/Sep/10

Kevster - Lead - 26/Sep/10

Fell from last move. Got it second time.
tim_mcd - Lead dog - 28/Aug/10

zara bloomfield - Lead dog - 01/Aug/10

MontyH - Lead - 28/Jul/10 with Paul Milton

Real head game top out! Just not in the right frame of mine for choss top-out!
adrianjenner - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/10

Alex Shermer - TR dog - 08/Jul/10 with Andrew Gardner

riddle - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Yasmina

jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Mark

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Jun/10

Finally got up it. Still couldn't lead it though!
Fatclimber - TR dog - 06/Jun/10 with Jason Garnham

SGD - Lead - 17/May/10 with Adam Fletcher

nick hawkins - Lead O/S - 13/May/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/10

Jack Hooley - Lead - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - TR - 05/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Apr/10

SJFox86 - TR dog - 05/Apr/10

greylag - 2nd - Apr/10

MontyH - Lead - 06/Feb/10 with brian and lee

brian watson - Lead rpt - 06/Feb/10 with Andy and Lee

brian watson - Lead rpt - 02/Jan/10

Jane Weir - Lead - 2010

radioman - TR dnf - 2010

timf - 2010

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

gronbech - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with H

michpaulatto - Lead dog - 30/Aug/09 with Eugi

eugeneth - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Ian

samantha252 - Lead - 25/Jul/09

Warren Earle - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/09 with Javi

candicegallab - TR - 03/Jul/09

briar4012 - TR dog - 02/Jul/09 with Marti

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Jun/09

tbs105 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with jake

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Megan Hall

Didn't make it up. Damnit. Thought we'd start the day warming up on a 5+ but it turned out more difficult than we thought and we didn't have the balls to go for the final bolt. grrr
DeclanMurphy - 24/May/09 with Francesco

Hidden - TR - 24/May/09

SGD - Lead - 22/May/09 with Tom Relf

Failed again. This route is becoming my nemesis.
Fatclimber - Lead dnf - 16/May/09 with Jim Bailey

bigbobbyking - Lead - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/09

jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - Feb/09

Couldn't get on to the slab. Took a long fall trying to do so.
Fatclimber - Lead dnf - 31/Jan/09 with Dean Chapman

thompson1000 - 2009

Easy does it
northnorthnorth - Lead O/S - 2009 with Christina

Alex More - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Didn't get weight over foot and ran out of stamina
Scott McRae - TR dog - 27/Sep/08 with Tim Gledhill

kylieo - TR - 20/Sep/08 with Phil

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/08

feilx - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/08 with Heather

Long distance between second and bolt and lower off - dnf.
briar4012 - 11/Aug/08 with Phil Lawrence

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08

RFWilkie - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/08

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 04/Jul/08 with Rich

vertigo - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Mark Ryder

trev_f - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Martin

Have done this before, but finished it after Chester came swooping off of the top in a great fall from his first attempted lead. A good effort and an amazing plummet!
Tom Last - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/08 with Chester

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Jun/08

1st outdoor lead. Have to keep your head on the final clip.
Sean Cunliffe - Lead dog - 15/Jun/08 with Tyler

tyler vacher - Lead - 14/Jun/08

crobinson - Jun/08 with Tom Last

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Robbie Smyth

Graham C - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Paul Skinner

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/08

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Feb/08

deacondeacon - Lead - 2008 with lauren

Tom Last - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/07 with Denise

dobby 200 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

A challenge from start to, well, as far as I got. High first clip, and the 2nd is a fairly challenging move (reach behind the aerofoil shaped flake for a good hold!). It was the end of the day so I was knackered (that's my excuse). Can make the penultimate move (RH finger crack and reach up onto the slope) but didn't manage to mantle onto the slope. I will though. Really enjoyed it!!
keefsloan - Lead dnf - 06/Oct/07

HeatherF - Lead dog - 06/Aug/07 with Jake

sgl0jd - Lead - Aug/07

patrickc - Lead rpt - Aug/07

MontyH - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/07 with Pete Frost and Paul Milton

MontyH - Lead rpt - 12/May/07 with brian and lee

Hidden - TR - 12/May/07

MontyH - Lead rpt - 07/May/07 with Paul Milton

hapymike - Lead - 07/May/07

pennyb - 2nd - 06/May/07 with Jon

jl - Lead dog - 06/May/07 with Penny

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

MontyH - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/07 with pete frost

Tom Gadsden - Lead RP - Mar/07 with Roly

This routes has a very dodgy topout. Very run out and not particularly simple climbing.
Monk - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/07 with Ginger Dave, Andy A and Matt B

Couldn't get the crux to get over the top. Several exciting falls ;)
mullermn - Lead dnf - 24/Feb/07 with Matt Burton

jchenoweth - Lead dog - 24/Feb/07

nublet - Lead dnf - 24/Feb/07 with Andy Arbon

MontyH - Lead rpt - 27/Jan/07 with pete and Brian

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Richard White - 2007

Dandan82 - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rich

tobydunford - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with Lisa Paling

timharrison - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/06 with Abi Marchent

JonBray - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/06

lighty - Lead dnf - 30/Jul/06 with Robby b

jl - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/06 with Brad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

jimjimmyjimjim - Lead β - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/06

2 bolts only on this route. First bolt very high but easy to get to. Stretch out to the right (watch the swing out) and push up to the crack to clip the second bolt. No more bolts and a long way to the staples. A gutsy move would do it as only one more move is needed really. Staples are at the end of a slope so you can walk the last bit! End of our day so didn't finish it, but will next time.
sprocket90 - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/06 with Olivier

maybe_si - 2nd - 09/Apr/06 with Alex

As a testament to Simon's skill, he decided he didn't like the last rockover so got me to lead it through instead. Not too bad I suppose.
Oddjob - Lead β - 09/Apr/06 with Simon

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Paul Watkinson

aged_ape - Lead β - Apr/06 with Nige T

Unpleasant, badly bolted and run out at the end. Not a kind 5.
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 2006 with armchair climbing

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Rokmunky - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Rob in a Field - Lead - Jun/05

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005

Gareth - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/04

Haglington - Lead O/S - Jul/04

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

jl - Lead - 06/Apr/04 with Rachel

chrisbevins - Lead RP - 2004

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Chris Havill

Marq - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/03 with Isabel Kingsmill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/02

andybenham - 2001

Jason Gotel - Lead - Aug/00 with Tim Weekes

MontyH - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/00

Jacob Ram - Lead - 07/Nov/99 with elisa shub

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

tomkhoward - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/97 with SICMC

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/96 with Lee Bartrop

Scott McRae - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/96 with Steve Lucas

Hidden - Lead - 1996

Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/95 with Steve Lucas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/95

rob.grafton - 2nd - 04/Mar/95 with Bruce

steve taylor - Lead - 1995

jonberry791 - Lead β - 1995

Nigel Coe - 1993

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