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Mecca - The Mid-life Crisis*** 8b+

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[Mecca (crux) - Raven Tor, 3 kb]12m. A fine, historic route from the 80s, which has some stopper moves and regularly repels redpoint attempts. Start in the cave and swing out to gain the wall. Reaching the hanging groove up and left is taxing, climbing it is only marginally easier. Finish by stretching left to the big flake and lower-off, or try the next route. © ROCKFAX
FA. Martin Atkinson 1988. The hardest route in the country at the time and completed the day before Martin moved to Switzerland.

Ticklists: Classic Hard Peak Limestone, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue.

Photo: Mecca (crux) - Raven Tor © Pete Clark
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This climb is in 10 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

Ethan - Lead - 25/Jun/13 with Sam W

YES!! Psyched to do this route, really amazing climbing on it! Can't wait to finish exams and get on new stuff this summer :)
gcarmichael - Lead RP - 09/May/13 with Ted Kingsnorth, Adam Hodgson

The longer the siege the sweeter the victory. Superb route.
Simon Davis - Lead RP - 14/Mar/12 with dav

made up with this one. a nice applause on clipping the chain.
dav - Lead RP - 10/May/11 with Gill B

bigie bob - Lead RP - 22/Oct/10

Hidden - 03/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Oct/07

kristian - Lead RP - 10/May/02

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/01

Spent about 5 days on it in 93 - 94. Managed ground to flake (which is 8b according to Steve McClure. Never managed to complete the whole route though!)
Dave Douglas - Lead dog - 1993 with Ed Morgan

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