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[Tony Adshead, 3 kb]The shortest route here but perfect climbing on large jugs except for an intricate crux at half-height. Easier for those with long arms. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 125 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Laramadness - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14 with RF

If going by the guide book grade it would be my first 7a+ got it 4th and last attempt. Not the most amazing route in the world.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead RP - 15/Apr/14 with Pete B, Nick P, Tom A

Adam Matthews - Lead RP - 07/Apr/14

Hidden - TR dnf - 06/Apr/14

Ri - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/14

Got past the crux first time, had to rest once after it though, too pumped!
Will Mortimer - Lead - 07/Mar/14

pawelgregorczyk - Lead RP - 09/Jan/14 with matiamallia

Michael Allday - Lead - 10/Oct/13

An easy 7a+ possibly just due to its short length. Once through a v4 boulder problem type crux move, the rest of the route is straightforward and enjoyable. Loved it.
rachhunt - Lead RP - 06/Oct/13

davidliu - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13 with Adrian Perera, Alek Kumar

Second go after messing up crux on the onsight
Ali - Lead RP - 19/Sep/13 with Quiddity

Hamfunk - Lead RP - 15/Sep/13 with Colin McK, Keith, Stuart C, Andy

Frances Bensley - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/13

RP(a lot). Tried on 4 separate days on 3 different trips. I really find the crux sequence hard.
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 12/May/13 with Ruth Buckberry, Annie Rose Clarke, Alek Kumar

alek - Lead RP - 12/May/13 with Laurence Everett

Tamsyn - TR dnf - May/13

a13x - Lead dog - 27/Apr/13 with Adam Jeffs, James Stokes

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/13

an intense reachy boulder problem (V4) separates fantastic jug pulling, watch out for the wet slippery ledge just before the crux
Gile5 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/13 with pav low

Had two goes at it but the queue of people breathing down our necks put us off. Hard crux move and much steeper than it appears. Need to work on my pinch strength. One to come back to.
UnkArl - Lead dog - 24/Apr/13 with Ralph

Tried to got for the redpoint 3 times after an attempt earlier in the trip made me feel positive. Came off the crux 3 times. Easyish route V hard crux!
AlexBush - Lead dog - 12/Apr/13

Tom Smart - Lead dnf - 09/Apr/13

crabby2009 - Lead β - 09/Apr/13

Bargate_Champ - Lead β - 09/Apr/13

womblesi - Lead RP - 06/Apr/13

AlexBush - Lead dog - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/13

felt strong on the crux with new beta
benkelsey - Lead RP - 03/Apr/13 with Remus Knowles

2nd go.
miastacey - Lead RP - 01/Apr/13 with Nick Warren

Hidden - Solo - Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Mar/13

Ian Fidd - Lead β - 28/Mar/13 with mic_b

mic_b - Lead β - 28/Mar/13 with Ian Fidd

rxmac - Lead β - 28/Mar/13

1st RP
Tom Livingstone - Lead RP - 27/Mar/13 with JRAL

DeanT - Lead O/S - 2013

Hard crux to a juggy finish
chris5198 - Lead RP - 2013 with Alex bush

Hidden - 2013

chiverstom - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/12 with Sam Keyne

matiamallia - Lead dog - 19/Oct/12 with pawelgregorczyk

steve.warrington - Lead β - 13/Oct/12 with Stuart Llewellyn

second ascent
Annie Rose - Lead RP - Oct/12

Nick1812P - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Apr/12

Lots of fun. Good powerful move off the undercut.
BeccaSnowden - Lead β - 14/Apr/12

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Arthur

Nick1812P - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012

Nick1812P - Lead dog - 12/Apr/12 with Kalymnos 2012, Pete

hard if you're weak!
CRiddiford - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/12 with Lisa

mwatson - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/12

Second try. Just one bouldery move with jug pulling afterwards.
pmurdy - Lead RP - 08/Apr/12 with Adam S

Intricate crux is over selling, a nice bouldery move followed by enjoyable juggy climbing.
thomasadixon - Lead β - 08/Apr/12 with Mike

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Apr/12

Second go.
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 06/Apr/12

dctarrant2000 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/12 with Polly Tarrant

couldn't do the hard move, got so close just not enough power at the end of the day (rest day)
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/12 with Remus Knowles

one rest at crux once i found the sequence not too hard, wanted to try it again to get it clean but didnt have time.
henry francis - Lead dog - Apr/12

First forray into the 7a grade, seemed tough!
cripper - Lead RP - Apr/12

Crap route. Second go
Tris.w - Lead RP - 15/Oct/11 with Jo stunt

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/11 with karen dalzell

kdalzell - TR dog - 12/Oct/11 with Liam Fleming

Liam FLeming - 07/Oct/11

Bloody short boulder route. Very nice moves though.
Twisty - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Byron Buck

2nd go
ChrisCSC89 - Lead RP - 31/Aug/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

david taylor - Lead - 15/Aug/11

about ten tries over a few days struggled with beta on the crux at first.
Stuart trautS - Lead RP - 27/Jul/11

Qisheng Xie - Lead RP - 29/Apr/11 with Mike Lewis

really easy for the grade not complaining!!
con321 - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11

ewen - 22/Apr/11

RAH - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

bad choice as a warm up !!
Billg - Lead dog - 12/Apr/11 with Will Calvert

stephenarnold - Lead - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

Adam Clifford - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Oct/10

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 28/Oct/10 with loundsy

John Henry Wynn - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10

myoung - Lead β - 25/Oct/10

50% to Crux
Tony Adshead - TR dnf - 14/Sep/10 with Jody 'Lizard' Knight

Bugger of a crux move(Hmmmmm)next time clean! Worth the photos
thelizard - Lead dog - 14/Sep/10 with Dorset Climbing Group

Hidden - TR dnf - 14/Sep/10

horrendous climbing. tethered myself to each bolt via quickdraw to harness but last push finished on my own!! so not clean but amazing experience at a 7a!!
Nathan Adshead - TR dnf - 14/Sep/10

whistler - Lead RP - 13/Jun/10 with Anna

Anna_wells - Lead - Jun/10 with pete

Stuart Johnston - Lead dog - May/10

tuukka - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Maija

one very hard move then coool runout to chain
phil64 - Lead RP - Nov/09 with rachie

Too tired after doing DNA 15mins earlier. Short and hard, one for next time...?
ANC - Lead dog - 17/Oct/09 with Neil Adams

Neil Adams - Lead β - 17/Oct/09 with Angus

Guidebook 7a+.... hard to grade when there is only 1 very hard move.
andyinglis - Lead β - 16/Oct/09 with Angus N Clark

Hidden - Lead - Oct/09

d_meacher - Lead dnf - 14/Sep/09 with Owen Tweedy

tweedcore - Lead dog - 14/Sep/09 with Duncan Meacher

Sgt. Vest - Lead dog - 03/Apr/09

La Mont - 2009

DannyK - Lead dog - 22/Oct/08 with Katie

Jon Garside - Lead O/S - Oct/08

1 pass bolt-to-bolt, then sent on 1st RP attempt. Bit surprised when I pulled through the crux, so much so that I had a bit of a flail around on the easy bit.
Quiddity - Lead RP - 23/Sep/08 with Curious Yellow

khawk - Lead RP - 22/Sep/08

Blew the onsight by an inch. Literally. Lowered off and blasted up it second go, one move wonder!!!
smallerrich - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/08 with Gerry

DannyK - Lead dog - 22/May/08 with Katie

marky - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Sharon

Hidden - Lead RP - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Dec/07

Hidden - 2nd dog - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - 2007

JPGR - Lead dog - 19/Oct/06 with Yvette

catt - Lead RP - Sep/06 with Richie

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with The Wife

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Will Barbour

martroberts - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/04

StuM - Lead RP - 30/Sep/04 with Darren Hayes

Hidden - Lead β - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/May/03

Nick Smith - UKC - Lead RP - 10/Sep/02

Luke Gilbert - Lead RP - Sep/02 with Roger Ward

skygodley - Lead RP - 05/Jun/02

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
JamesWilliams, Pete Dangerous, Hidden, Freak, RockSteady, Hidden

Total votes cast 96
hard 7a+1 of 51
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easy 7a+28 of 51
hard 7a5 of 51
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easy 7a7 of 51
hard 6c+1 of 51
6c+0 of 51
easy 6c+0 of 51
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 125 (0.8%)
Lead109 of 125 (87.2%)
Followed3 of 125 (2.4%)
Toproped6 of 125 (4.8%)
Unknown6 of 125 (4.8%)

'Climbed'15 of 125 (12.0%)
clean O/S24 of 125 (19.2%)
clean β12 of 125 (9.6%)
clean rpt5 of 125 (4.0%)
clean RP38 of 125 (30.4%)
dogged21 of 125 (16.8%)
dnf10 of 125 (8.0%)