Kicking Bird** E4 6a
[Faith and friction on a gritstone slab., 3 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
20m. Good but devious, and hard! Pull through the bulge then cross the overhang by baffling moves to access the base of the slab. Climb The Mincer a short distance, step back onto the slab as for Smear Test but climb up and right (almost as far as the crack side runner) then finish back leftwards. © ROCKFAX

FA. Al Simpson, Dave Jones (alts) 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Faith and friction on a gritstone slab. © Patrick Daniel
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This climb is in 21 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Fell off the lower bulge three times and stuck the move fourth go. Really high step and a bit balancey! Great protection though. Finished up Smear Test.
MichaelGallimore - Lead dog - 30/May/15 with Flavio

FlavioL1989 - 2nd dnf - 30/May/15 with Mike Gallimore

Mega lead from henry!!! fell twice in different places. hell of a climb!
bede.west - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/14 with Henry Francis

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - Apr/14

andi turner - Lead - 08/Mar/14 with pete bridgwood

Hidden - 2014

On Tony's gear. Good climbing despite a slightly contrived feel.
kingholmesy - Lead - 2010 with Tony Stone

Hidden - Lead - 2010

CBA - Oct/08

Sean Kelly - 2008 with Pete Carmichael

Gus - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/01

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/00

tlr - 2nd - 2000 with Nick

Roget - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/98 with jon

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 29/Mar/98 with Al Willoner

nige - Lead O/S - 1997 with mark hounslea

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/96 with Dave Kells

fell 2 times below the slab
Billg - Lead dog - Sep/94

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/92 with Paul Tanton

Roget - Lead dog - 28/May/92 with sirus

Mike Owen - 07/Jun/89 with Paul Williams

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Harry Chaplin, philhilo

Total votes cast 33
hard E50 of 13
E50 of 13
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