Mad Max** E6 6b
[Neil Foster enjoying the rejuvenated version of Mad Max., 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
Once one of the most serious routes on British limestone, originally sieged over two days and done in two pitches. Following a clean up and gear replacement, it is now a hard (E6/7b+) but a fairly well-protected climb of the highest quality, done in one huge pitch. Starting just right of M1, climb a wall to reach and climb a desperate bouldery groove then move left to a runner and rest in M1. Move out right and up the shallow groove and trend right up the wall on pockets (bolt) heading for a peg with a tape and junction with V2. Climb back left with difficulty passing a pair of pegs and an awkward to clip and easy to miss bolt. Pull blindly through the bulges above (further bolts) trending left and then direct to finish, avoiding the loose bits. © ROCKFAX

FA. Dominic Lee, Daniel Lee 1983. The regrading of this route makes it the first E7 in the Peak, predating Moffatt's Verbal Abuse on Raven Tor. However it is likely that the holds used by the Lee brothers have long since fallen off so exactly how hard it

Ticklists: Trad climbs for sport climbers, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue.

Photo: Neil Foster enjoying the rejuvenated version of Mad Max. © Graham Hoey
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This climb is in 9 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Went up, fell, put the gear in and topped out into a jungle of thornbushes. Second time up I pulled over onto the easy climbing, then reversed to the last bolt and lowered. Will take a saw next time I'm there! Bolt lower off somewhere wouldn't be amiss.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14 with Dom Lee

harvie - Lead RP - 12/Apr/14 with mark

Went wrong way at girdle missing the bolt and lobbing onto pegs. Probably would have fallen off top anyway.
shark - Lead dog - 02/Aug/07 with Dan Arkle

Got scared - wire placement was hidden by cobwebs and foothold broke.
shark - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/07 with John Codling

shark - Lead dog - 22/Jul/05 with Mike Garton

A great morning.Fell once from the top moves which felt harder than i remembered,however the bottom groove felt easier.Always wanted to do this in one pitch.
dominic lee - Lead RP - 10/Jul/05 with daniel lee

Grabbed the bolt at the girdle - rats
shark - Lead dog - 24/Jun/05 with Christian Klem

Gear beta from Graham Hoey. Felt like F7b+...very nearly fell off at the top.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead β - 28/May/05 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Sep/04

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