Obscene Gesture* 7c
[An Obscene Gesture, 3 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
The new version of the old traditional route has a slightly different line and is now a popular sport route. Starting underneath In Brine move up and rightwards to an undercut and make a few desperate fingery pulls leftwards to get established under the roof of In Brine. Follow this to finish. © ROCKFAX

FA. Dominic Lee 1982. Named after the mono move. Retro-bolted in 2009.

Ticklists: Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, 28 Decent Sport Routes.

Photo: An Obscene Gesture © Dave Bond
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This climb is in 69 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

First 7c...
Albert Exley - Lead RP - 13/Aug/15 with Luke Dawson

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Aug/15

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 15/Jun/15 with Alberte1996

Albert Exley - Lead dog - 09/Jun/15 with Luke Dawson

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 24/Apr/15 with Little Chris

Tophe - Lead RP - 24/Apr/15 with Dan

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead RP - 27/Mar/15 with Penny Orr

peaches69 - Lead RP - 21/Sep/14 with luke, jack

mark20 - Lead RP - 25/Aug/14

Matt Cooke - Lead RP - 19/Aug/14 with Jack Hodgson

Sorry dom lee! No mono for me, as normal lanked the crux. Team send tonight. Good work bart and mark!!
jamesturnbull - Lead RP - 23/May/14 with bart shaw

Hidden - TR - 17/May/14

alaan - Lead RP - 14/May/14 with Will

Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 18/Oct/13

Good route, worth 2* for the moves and rock.
andy farnell - Lead RP - 06/Oct/13 with Ian Patterson

All moves sorted, linked from undercuts to top. Tenuous crux.
drysori - TR dog - 05/Oct/13 with Dunc

Found the classic Obscene way the easiest (not very good at the thumb sprag shoulder press). Used a sock to make the fist jam more comfortable, managed to recover for the top section, but was still pretty tired. Hardest route yet for me, chuffed.
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 26/Sep/13

NDD - Lead - 25/Sep/13 with Malcolm

Chris_barr - Lead RP - 24/Sep/13 with Lucinda, Sam

Gus - Lead - 22/Sep/13 with chris barr

First 7c, used thumb on crux.
GuyVG - Lead RP - 15/Aug/13 with DJ Malx

Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 28/Jun/13 with Neil Stabbs

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Jun/13

mwatson - 27/May/13

mwatson - Lead RP - 27/May/13

Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 17/May/13 with Ed Austin

To second bolt
Stig - TR dog - 12/May/13 with Emlyn

Did with third pre-clipped because was going up to get draws out
blaza1 - Lead RP - 09/May/13 with dan kyte

it's nearly on
GuyVG - Lead dog - 06/Apr/13 with Shrew

realbobsmith - Lead RP - Apr/13 with mia stacey

All moves done and a few links, gladly took beta to do crux with a thumb, not so obscene.
GuyVG - TR dog - 16/Mar/13 with Jon

bigie bob - Lead β - 16/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Oct/12

J.Wells - Lead RP - 22/Sep/12 with Tom Butterworth

Ethan - Lead - 13/Sep/12 with Ed

Hannes B - Lead RP - 10/Aug/12 with Tom J

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead RP - 24/Jul/12 with Eric Hildrew

mic_b - Lead RP - 10/Jul/12 with Phil

2nd rp. very suprised to do it in the heat.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 04/Jul/12 with Dom Lee

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jul/12

kristian - Lead RP - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jun/12

Flashed with Beta from Rae and Matt - Cheers.
Simon Davis - Lead β - 14/Jun/12 with dav

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Jun/12

Direct start rather than climbing in from left.
miastacey - Lead RP - 21/Apr/12 with Katherine Sellers

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Oct/11

Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 03/Sep/11 with Ollie Morrison

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/11

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - 18/May/11 with Ellis Ash

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/May/11

dav - Lead RP - 12/May/11 with Dave

Hidden - TR dog - 10/May/11

Hidden - TR dog - 10/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Apr/11

not as rude as the original,but better.
dominic lee - Lead RP - 13/Jul/10 with neil foster

SiW - Lead RP - 26/Jun/10 with dpb

Apharri - Lead RP - 05/May/10 with Andre Hedger

Gus - Lead RP - Apr/10

REALLY should have flashed this!!! Not knowing that the last hold was a jug i was feeling around for something on the sloper 2 inches below it! Ended up halfway down the crag with sore ankles and lost for words... 2nd go.
Matt Fry - Lead RP - 17/Nov/09 with Al Austin

Dave Bond - Lead β - 17/Nov/09 with Al Austin

J_Clark - 05/Nov/09

The E6 6b version.
jon - Lead - 16/Nov/89 with H

Mike Owen - 04/Nov/89 with Neil Carson

Hidden - 1989

Easier and safer than expected using the crucial sliding nut. f7a+ ? Would be worth retrobolting.
stp - Lead - 1986 with Chris Plant

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