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The Sissy* 8a

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

Photo: The Sissy (8a) at Rubicon © ROCKFAX
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 24 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

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

Hidden - 31/Mar/09

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Mar/09

cymjt - 2009

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/08

Will_he_fall - Lead RP - 21/Apr/08 with oli

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:
Harry Chaplin, Hidden, ant.edwards, Matt Reid, NeilManley, Andrew Barker, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, mynameisjen, paul__in_sheffield

Voting
Total votes cast 39
hard 8a+0 of 22
8a+0 of 22
easy 8a+2 of 22
hard 8a5 of 22
8a9 of 22
easy 8a6 of 22
hard 7c+0 of 22
7c+0 of 22
easy 7c+0 of 22
3 Stars0 of 17
2 Stars2 of 17
1 Star11 of 17
0 Stars3 of 17
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Style of ascent

Lead16 of 24 (66.7%)
Followed1 of 24 (4.2%)
Toproped2 of 24 (8.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 24 (4.2%)
Unknown4 of 24 (16.7%)

'Climbed'5 of 24 (20.8%)
clean RP9 of 24 (37.5%)
dogged6 of 24 (25.0%)
dnf4 of 24 (16.7%)