Too Old to be Bold* 7c

Rockfax Description
Once derided as too short and too polished - now that short is a virtue, and everything else is just as polished it doesn't seem so bad. Hard and slippery all the way. © ROCKFAX

FA. Mark Pretty 1987. Named at a time when the trad vs bolt argument was at its Peak.
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This climb is in 59 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Joe Lawson - Lead RP - 30/Aug/15 with Sam Lawson

Jumped off at jugs below bulge. Needs another bolt or lower off here really. Cool microroute/boulder on a rope anyway and worth doing!
KiaranR - Lead RP - 21/Jul/15 with Craig, Mirf, macgowand

First 7c
philipegwyther - Lead RP - 30/Jun/15

Matt Cooke - Lead RP - 29/Jun/15 with Rosh

TonyB - Lead RP - 26/Apr/15 with Stone

pleased to flash this
Haydn Jones - Lead β - 21/Jul/14 with ted kingsnorth

rikbattye - Lead RP - 04/Jul/14

Cool, the polish slightly detracts from the climbing but certainly adds to the challenge. One play on a rope, two foot work errors, then a very happy climber :) first 7c
Matt Broadhurst - Lead RP - 29/Jun/14 with Wojtas, Paul

NDD - Lead - 05/Jun/14 with sam harvie

Chris_barr - Lead RP - 05/Oct/13 with Theo

mark20 - Lead RP - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jun/13

Easy for a someone who does a lot of bouldering
con321 - Lead RP - 09/Jun/13 with luke warren, simon crisp

Gus - Lead - 11/May/13 with sam whittaker

Hidden - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Apr/13

Should of flashed in all honesty, fingers were so cold it was freezing!
BRoe - Lead RP - 25/Jan/13 with ianf, whitehouse_rhys

mic_b - Lead RP - 06/Nov/12 with Ian

not as bad as people say. very soft imo.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 26/Jun/12 with Emlyn James, George Carmichael

First proper sport climb outside. Enjoyed the climbing, didn't feel too bad. Went second go.
gcarmichael - Lead RP - 26/Jun/12 with al123, Nathan Lee

kristian - Lead RP - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - TR RP - 29/May/11

So happy to get this route. My beta proved invaluable
Souljah - Lead - 24/May/11 with Alister

highrepute - Lead RP - 18/May/11

Easiest 7c for me so far.
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 18/May/11 with James

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Apr/11

Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 23/Apr/11 with Rob Meckin

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Apr/11

bigie bob - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/11

brilliant technical wall climb, despite what northern limestone has to say about it
jowgli - Lead RP - 01/Jul/10 with will kelsall

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/May/10

Ethan - Lead - 17/May/10 with Ben Humphris

Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 10/May/10 with Chris Barr

Hidden - Lead RP - May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 07/Nov/09

Matt Fry - Lead RP - 15/Oct/09 with Jon Clark

J_Clark - 25/Sep/09

Tony Little - Lead RP - 25/Jul/09 with Claire

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Sep/08

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead β - 30/Jul/08 with Rachel Hassall

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 16/Jul/08 with Tim Banton

Short&Fingery, loose top, 2nd go
steve_biczyk - Lead RP - 10/Jul/08 with Keith Clarke, Simon Davies,

Hidden - Lead RP - 2008

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Oct/98

Hidden - Lead RP - 1997

Smith42 - 1996

marconi - Lead RP - 1996 with Barton, Slater, Bingham

tlr - Lead dog - 10/May/95 with Rupert

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ashtond6, philipegwyther, aretherenoneleft, thefuturesmiles, Matt Reid

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Style of ascent
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Clean RP