Foord's Folly*** E1 6a
[The mighty Foord's Folly. Greasy as hell., 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
10m. The superb crack and groove are usually soloed as stopping to place gear is such hard work and may make it E2. © ROCKFAX

FA. Colin Foord late 1960s. FFA. John Allen 1973. Originally it was climbed on a wet day using nuts to an in-situ peg and called The Big Frig (VS and A1). The name was changed just before the 1973 guide went to print. Chris Craggs took the peg out in the 1967

Ticklists: BMC staffordshire "crackers dozen" crack school, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: The mighty Foord's Folly. Greasy as hell. © andi turner
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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 24/May/15 with Ben

benkelsey - Lead - 23/May/15 with Jake Young

AlexRenshaw - 26/Apr/15 with Jules McKim

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/14

JHC - Sent - 08/Aug/14

Ky - Lead dnf - 26/May/14 with Andi Turner

Had tried this years ago. Bouldered out the start a few times, placing gear and then jumping off. Felt OK once figured out. Was a bit gripped at the top, final groove was manky.
Alex Winter - Lead - 14/Mar/14 with George

To the middle jug, stout.
Ian Broome - Sent - 25/Feb/12 with Pete, Grant

Solo full route above pads, took a massive but safe fall from the upper crack going for first juggy jam over the bulge. Got next go but then realised there was one more hard moves before it eased off onto slightly damp and green jams above, but falling off was not an option by then. EXCELLENT!!!!
Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 19/Nov/11 with Martin Williams, john Bramwell, Richard Williams

Only the start
MartinWilliams87 - Sent x - 19/Nov/11 with Richard Williams

Hidden - Solo dnf - 23/Jul/11

no skin/arms left.
benkelsey - Solo dnf - 23/Jul/11 with Remus Knowles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Fell off jug. Very tired, didn't bother with 2nd attempt
sam820 - Lead dnf - 24/Oct/10 with Fresher

dominic lee - Solo rpt - 28/Aug/10 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead - 2010

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/09

With pad. Seemed easy for 6a, got it first time.
joe larner - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/09

Bottled top out from jug.
Paz - Sent dnf - 17/Dec/08

Birdo - Solo RP - Aug/08

switch - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jun/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2005

r0b - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/04 with Andy Smith

Hidden - 2003

Roget - Solo rpt - 2003

Gus - Lead - 2003

Jon Read - Aug/01

1 fall
Billg - Lead dog - Nov/98 with Phil McAllistair

andrew300169 - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/93 with Pom

nai - Solo - 1991

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