The Sissy* 8a
[The Sissy (8a) at Rubicon, 3 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
Typical of Rubicon; short, hard and becoming harder as bits drop off. The difficulties are confined to the steep middle section where a powerful rock-over is required. There is a lower-off just below the final bulge. © ROCKFAX

FA. Chris Plant 1989. Named after Ben Moon's comment on routes which require footwork.

Ticklists: Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

Photo: The Sissy (8a) at Rubicon © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 32 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

Made progress, managed to hit the side pull out left and figure out some of the moves beyond. Still hard though!!!
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead dog - 01/Aug/15 with Penny Orr

Just to have a look. Might go one day...
Jackwd - Lead dnf - 08/Jul/15 with B Man Milne

One to come back for
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead dog - 05/Jul/15 with Penny Orr, Mina Leslie Wujastyk

One to train for, but not totally outside the realms of possibility!
penny.orr - TR dog - 05/Jul/15 with Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, rob greenwood

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Jun/15

Haydn Jones - Lead RP - 14/May/15 with Ian thomas

did it on 6th attempt! great little sequence, if a little tough on the skin!
rikbattye - Lead RP - 11/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/13

All moves done, after a bit of cheeky beta from a passer by. Only a quick 1/2hr dog as end of day. Next time
peaches69 - Lead dog - 17/May/13 with connor

Ethan - Lead - 12/May/13 with Don Walker

mic_b - Lead RP - 26/Apr/13 with Heidi

bigie bob - Lead RP - 10/Oct/12

Scott clipped the 2nd, I got to the 3rd ground up then dogged and lowered from the 4th, looks completley impossiblie afer that!
howlingbaboon - AltLd dnf - 03/Jun/12 with Scott

Jumped on and felt hard to me! The crimps in the middle section are small and sharp - shredder!! Will go back to try ...
rubben - Lead dog - 30/Apr/11 with Marcus O'Leary

Matt Fry - Lead RP - 21/Aug/10 with Lisa Alhadeff, Andy Janezko

Only really about 6 metres of hard climbing, but that bit is very hard.
Dan Lane - TR dog - 17/Jul/10 with Laurie Carefoot

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/May/10

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 06/Apr/10 with matt fry

Apharri - Lead RP - 16/Mar/10 with Marie Richards

J_Clark - 31/Mar/09

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Mar/09

cymjt - 2009

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Apr/08

Boy - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Apr/07

g2 - Lead RP - 15/May/05 with Mark G

Hidden - 2003

marcoleptic - Lead dnf - 2000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
llanberis36, archiecb, Harry Chaplin, ant.edwards, Matt Reid, NeilManley, Andrew Barker, mynameisjen, paul__in_sheffield

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