Brachiation Dance*** 7b+

Rockfax Description
A classic, up an awesome line on decent holds for the most part. Low-(ish) in the grade. Start direct (Dance Direction) to the break, the original came from the left. Pull away to a poor rest below the final roof then crank this to the top. Either reverse and lower off from the last bolt or scratch up the slope to a tree. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Tim Freeman 1984. Led with one rest by Dominic Lee in 1980 FA. (as Nemesis) Graham West, Barry Roberts 1959 FA. (Dance Direction) Steve Earnshaw, Mark Shearer 1990

Ticklists: Classy Peak Lime 7a to 7b+, Peak Sport 3 Star Routes 6c+-7c+, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Peak limestone north graded list - sport.

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This climb is in 154 logbooks, and on 29 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead G/U - 03/Oct/15

MarleyE - 27/Sep/15

Very strenuous mini roof climbing.
JackMac - Lead dnf - 19/Sep/15 with Russ

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/15 with Mike Adams

Adam Long - Lead β - 26/Aug/15 with Gus Hudgins

Gus - Lead - 26/Aug/15 with adam long

Great route, did it 3rd session. 1st session I fell in the middle section. 2nd session I made a mistake at the top (moving from a heel to a toe too early). This session I got it 2nd go. 1st go - I fell off going for the final gaston after I got my hands wrong and hung around for too long. Then I spent 5 attempts falling off the slab, finally got it after that. Ace route, really thuggy.
James Oswald - Lead RP - 26/Aug/15 with Gus

Jack.H.92 - Lead RP - 23/Aug/15 with Ben Martyn

Yes! First 7b+. After falling three times from top move two days before, changed the sequence and got it first go. Awesome climbing and a mega line.
spidermonkey09 - Lead RP - 20/Aug/15 with Neil Howett

2nd go
philipegwyther - Lead RP - 18/Aug/15

This might be soft if you're good at steep climbing, but I found it pretty hard to finish off! Glad to finally take the victory lob (though I certainly didn't top out and then jump... I'm obviously not 'ard enough).
penny.orr - Lead RP - 13/Aug/15 with rob greenwood

Matt Cooke - Lead RP - 13/Aug/15 with Rosh

Couple of laps: one to warm up and one to warm down
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/15 with Penny Orr

Agh - really thought this was the day! Fell trying to match the finishing hold.
penny.orr - Lead dog - 11/Aug/15 with rob greenwood

Fitness lap post Free Monster dogging session
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead rpt - 04/Aug/15 with Penny Orr

Fell off the last move 3 times! It's pretty hard to work the last move as it's above the chains. Still, I'll definitely get it next time.
penny.orr - Lead dog - 04/Aug/15 with rob greenwood

DaveAGiles - Lead RP - 02/Aug/15

So good I climbed it twice
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead RP - 01/Aug/15 with Penny Orr

The top move is very hard, but maybe I'm just not very fit on steep routes?
penny.orr - Lead dog - 01/Aug/15 with rob greenwood

Wah. Had a couple of goes to work the moves then had two good red points with my best effort tickling the final hold before taking a massive whipper. Last red point was a bit of a shambles. Find this thing hard! Though the weekend probably didn't help.
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 28/Jul/15 with The Hick

Retroflash, really enjoyable
nathanlee - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/15 with Laura Smitton

Excellent route, very pleased with the flash. Probably a bit soft for the grade, but who cares when the climbing is this good?
MischaHY - Lead β - 25/Jul/15

DaveAGiles - Lead dog - 25/Jul/15

Really enjoyed this route got to the last bolts before the big jump but couldnt work out nor have energy to work out the top bit properly so didnt finish. Will add this to the list of things to come back too for sure.
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dnf - 19/Jul/15 with John Cooper

danJBA - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/15 with Mike

DaveAGiles - Lead dog - 08/Jul/15

A work in progress, all the moves done, linked the roof section. Just need to get the crux slab sorted.
Jackwd - Lead dog - 30/Jun/15 with K Dawg Chan Man

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jun/15

stp - 2015

Second go. Excellent.
Harry Chaplin - Lead G/U - 2015

fell off last move on flash attempt, got it second go.
Nick1812P - Lead RP - 02/Oct/14 with Calum, Ben

dannyboy83 - Lead RP - 02/Oct/14 with Little Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/14

Tophe - Lead - 30/Sep/14

Hidden - 27/Sep/14

Put the clips in onsighting the lower wall (stickclipped 2nd bolt). Fell going for the big jug by the penultimate bolt, dogged to the top. Then climbed very badly on my redpoint goes falling off initial wall due to forgetting sequence, then on final redpoint go fell in top break moving right. Quite a cool route though...
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 16/Sep/14 with Mason

Did try this once about 10 years ago but inverted on bottom slab and got fierce rope burn. Felt good today. Good beta from dunkie. Great fun.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 16/Sep/14 with Duncan Campbell

Gus - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Billy the Kid, ben rouse

BillyRidal - Lead β - 24/Aug/14

masonwoods101 - Sent β - 03/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/14

Not too difficult but I'm feeling weak after trad-walking for the last few months!
Rachel Slater - Lead dog - 23/Jul/14 with Mike Watson

so good I did it twice
Haydn Jones - Lead β - 07/Jul/14 with ted kingsnorth

jfreeman - Lead β - 06/Jul/14 with Nic Duboust

First real go today, felt much fitter, good route
BenNorman - Lead RP - 03/Jul/14

NDD - Lead - 02/Jul/14 with ben norman

Fell off last move on 4th burn, no route fitness so a harsh intro back into routes
BenNorman - Lead dog - 01/Jul/14

Took a few tries! physical stuff, inspired by its neighbours.
w.pettet-smith - Jul/14 with ben

2 laps as cant do anything wise here!
jamesturnbull - Lead - 30/Jun/14 with dave brown

Awesome, the direct start is certainly worth doing adding one of the cruxes to the route, varied slab into a beefy overhang, technically and physically cool route. (Was only just clean enough to do).
Matt Broadhurst - Lead RP - 26/Jun/14 with Pete M

Joe Lawson - Lead β - 2014 with Tom Palmer, Jonny Slarke, Jim Pratt, Sam Lawson

1st run
oliver.ghill91 - Lead RP - 10/Sep/13 with theo

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/13

Did all the moves but felt really tired.
Stig - Lead dog - 23/Jul/13 with Simon

2nd rp, fell right at the top on first attempt after a bolt to bolt. Brilliant route.
Si dH - Lead RP - 18/Jul/13 with Chris Foster

Dogged to put the draws in, Got it clean 2nd go. Still a very fun route
Chi Cheng - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/13 with Michelle Murray

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/13

Would've gone third go if the top hadn't been soaking!
Dave Mayes - 05/Jul/13

Great route, pretty pumped near top!
gcarmichael - Lead β - 02/Jul/13 with Ethan Walker, oliverg, Davefro, Nathan Lee

Did all the moves twice bolt-to-bolt.
Si dH - Lead dog - 12/May/13 with Neil Furniss

Ethan - Lead - 11/May/13 with Don Walker

Not so easy, after work siege. 4 RPs in 2 hours, goosed.
GuyVG - Lead RP - 02/May/13 with Liam the lad

2nd go - should have flashed it. Qual.
mark20 - Lead RP - 02/May/13

J.Wells - Lead RP - 02/May/13 with Liam Postlethwaite

PeteHarrisonmustbebanned - Lead β - May/13

peteharrison06 - Lead β - May/13

fell on flash going into flakey niche. 1 RP falling at 2nd to last move then ran out of light, next session easy. Wet holds about but climbable in current state.
GuyVG - Lead dog - 24/Apr/13 with oli

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Oct/11

1st RP
mic_b - Lead RP - 29/Sep/11 with Phil

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 25/Sep/11 with Jacob

Chris_barr - Lead RP - 24/Sep/11 with Dan

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Chris Barr

Quick dog to get the clips on then 1st RP
Adam Long - Lead RP - 30/Aug/11 with Si Wilson, Neil 'Nige' Kershaw

JulesV - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/11

willsm11 - Lead β - 31/Jul/11 with Daf

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Jul/11

Matt Reid - Lead RP - 28/Jul/11 with Chi Cheng

Warm up climb.
Chi Cheng - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/11 with Mike Borg-Costanzi, Matthew Reid

Amazing "euro" styli route. Nice for the Peak:-) Warmed up & down at Rubicon. Ant put the draws in.
Rich Kirby - Lead β - 26/Jul/11 with Ant

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/11

got the last move and held the finger stack wrong and came off going to the finishing jug.
Chi Cheng - Lead dog - 23/Jul/11 with Mike Borg-Costanzi

Borg put the QDs in for me. Got it 1st attempt of the session. so 2nd RP attempt over all.
Chi Cheng - Lead RP - 08/Jul/11 with Mike Borg-Costanzi

2nd RP. Top route - soft and strenny.
nathanlee - Lead RP - 05/Jul/11 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/11 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Jul/11

Amazing fun climb, dogged at every clip. Worked the moves. 1st RP attept i got to the last bolt and fell doing the moves out right and over the lip.
Chi Cheng - Lead dog - 29/Jun/11 with Mike Borg-Costanzi

Serious fun!
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 23/Jun/11 with Liam

highrepute - Lead RP - 16/Jun/11

steve_yo - Lead β - 21/May/11 with smacks

Stefan Gallagher - Lead RP - 21/May/11

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead β - 08/May/11 with Ellis Ash

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/May/11

Mark Riley - Lead β - 11/Sep/10 with Tom Greenall

JM - Lead β - 19/Aug/10 with Holger Moeller, Dave Pinnington

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead β - 31/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jul/10

nai - Lead RP - 28/Jul/10 with Joe

jowgli - Lead RP - 23/Jul/10 with nai

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jul/10

Somerset swede basher - Lead RP - 09/Jul/10 with Rob Meckin

dominic lee - Lead RP - 08/Jul/10 with nathan lee

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/10

generous at 7b+.
dav - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Si Davis

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/10

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Jun/10

Lex Wilkinson - Lead RP - 23/Jun/10

Cassius - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10

Brown - Lead RP - 17/Jun/10 with Jon B

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/10

TomPR - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - TR dog - 31/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/May/10

gregoritos - Lead RP - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/May/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/May/10

retro flash
Dave Bond - Lead rpt - 03/May/10 with Simon Wren

went today in the rain should ahve gone for the onsite as it was piss easy really. went up put the clips in come down did again clean then redpointed exellent route though good finshing move.
andy gravestock - Lead RP - 06/Jul/09 with allex

2nd go, wet crux.
Matt Fry - Lead RP - 26/Jun/09 with Alex Blaza

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Jun/08

lx - Lead β - 24/May/08 with rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/08

J_Clark - Lead - 11/May/08

Toby Dunn - 2008

Gus - Lead β - Jul/07 with simon "the horse" wilson, andi elizabeth turner

willackers - Lead RP - 2007 with Dan Walker

Jake Shaw - Lead RP - 2007

Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 09/Sep/06 with Alex

climbed ordinary way which is 7b. Also did the new 7a+/7b at the left, approximately where Thatcher Years went. Very good.
jamiev - Lead RP - 05/Aug/06 with stone and kristian

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jul/06

More like F7b.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/06 with Nic Sellers

Dave Bond - Lead RP - 22/Jun/06 with Tim Banton

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Jun/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 2006

oldcheese - 2002

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/01

kristian - Lead O/S - 2000

Billg - Lead RP - 03/Sep/98 with Phil McAllistair

mikedelderfield - Lead RP - 07/Aug/97 with Steven Delderfield

sadams - Lead RP - 15/Aug/96 with Richard Cooper

ste_d - Lead RP - 25/Jul/94

Stoney Boy - Lead RP - 05/Aug/93

shark - Lead RP - 14/Jul/92 with Derek Toulalan

Mike Owen - 13/Jul/91 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/90

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/89

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