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[Acrobatic abseiling in Grande Grotta, 2 kb]35m. One of the most amazing routes you will ever find up some incredible ground on outrageous rock formations. The climbing is relatively straightforward but the position is itimidating and the route is not to be underestimated. A 70m rope is needed to lower-off and the pitch can only be cleaned by someone following it, not as you lower off. Clear the deck of people before you climb it. Photo page 5. © ROCKFAX
Not so straightforward since the big tufa fell off! Now solid 7a.

Photo: Acrobatic abseiling in Grande Grotta © Sarah Black
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This climb is in 122 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

TooooOOooo tired. Next year.
Jon_Warner - Lead dnf - 22/May/14 with Tom Jordan, Jenni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

buzby78 - Lead rpt - 06/May/14 with Jess

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14

Liam Ingram - Lead dog - 28/Apr/14 with Nick Bryan

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14

Pathological_Climber - Lead β - 27/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd RP - 26/Apr/14

Hard to grade, its climbing but not as you know it. Full on bar brawl, squirming underhand nonsense, unique. Felt pokey, should have exetended most of the runners, could only just clip the anchor.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/14 with Rich Wainwright

Gus - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/14 with sara whiteley

Miserable failure of an attempt. completely unpsyched and came off on the crux. Don't be fooled by the 40m nature of it, it only starts to get remotely overhanging or tricky about halfway up!
JamieSparkes - Lead dog - 22/Apr/14 with Claire

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Apr/14

Ri - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/14

nickb1 - Lead O/S - Apr/14

Julie Carroll - Lead RP - 29/Nov/13 with Dan Gibson

Not a good warm up! Made a bit of a hash of it.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 21/Oct/13

Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/13

Fantastic. Draws already in
Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/13 with Rod White

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/13

This is solid 7a after the stalactite fell off. Much harder than DNA, for example.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/13 with Brian McAlinden

meribur - Lead β - Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/13 with Shelly

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 02/May/13

Terrifying
Pippa - Lead dog - 01/May/13 with Jamie Thornley

mountain_jay - 2nd - 01/May/13 with Pippa Froggatt

Brilliant steep climbing! One of the routes of the trip
martroberts - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/13 with Elaine Owen

matiamallia - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/13 with galerito, pawelgregorczyk

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/13 with JRAL

Repeat for warm up
marky - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Sharon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13

Bargate_Champ - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with julie carroll

Fredrik Nyberg - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/12

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/12 with Libby, Felix

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with tom maidwell

dan ely - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12 with em

Steve Hillier - Lead dog - 16/May/12 with Dave Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Steve Hillier, David Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/12

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Tom Harrison

Fran S8 - Lead β - 07/Apr/12 with john nightingale

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Apr/12

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12

tom harrison - Lead - Apr/12

Had done 9 years ago
shark - Lead β - 26/Oct/11 with Toby Foord-Kelcey

sam_cox - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/11

keefe - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/11 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with karen dalzell

Just didn't have the endurance. No hard moves, just too pumped to keep going
Wayne.Gaudin - Lead dnf - 08/Oct/11 with Adrian Berry

Amazing! 7a
mark_wellin - Lead β - Oct/11

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with dave gary

mux - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/11

7a in guide book is about right.
RdC - Lead RP - 11/Sep/11

wilsonmackenzie - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

ChrisCSC89 - Lead β - 11/Sep/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

Ian Ash - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/11

fell first go came down rested and sent it second go 7a in the guide book :D
con321 - Lead RP - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Billg - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Will Calvert, James Kauntze, Alan Rosier

Failed onsight, embarrassingly mostly because I found it exposed and slightly run out. Did it fairly easily on toprope to clean it.
jgustafsson - TR RP - 08/Apr/11 with Jen

Eetu - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/10 with Riikka

Robbie_Phillips - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Oct/10

Milnes - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/10 with Stacey

Onsight attempt. Unfortunately made one mistake but climbed the rest without too much trouble. :-( What a route though, magnificent!
chris_j_s - Lead dog - 20/Oct/10 with Nicola Bishop

Just a fantastic route
skygodley - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with SarahM

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Anna

Glenn Sutcliffe - 18/Oct/10 with Mike Waters

Superb.
Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Tim Rankin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10

Quite pumpy...good kneebarring helps. Tricky move under the former tufa.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Kaly 2010 posse

Greenman28 - 23/Sep/10

lanky_bastard - 2nd dog - 18/Sep/10

Flashed having belayed Lisa on it, outrageously pumped at the top despite the many good rests.
AlistairB - Lead β - 18/Sep/10 with Lisa

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

stargazer85 - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

second go. Given 7a in the guidebook after the stalactite broke in 2007.
TonyB - Lead RP - 13/Nov/09 with Anni

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/09

2nd to clean it for pete, steeper than it looks
reapey - 2nd - Oct/09 with phil

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/09

Seconded (badly) 3 years ago, when the big stalactite was in place. On-sight lead (without the stalactite) on the same day as a clean lead of DNA. A great day!
DavidR - Lead O/S - 28/May/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/09

nige pacer - Lead dog - May/09

marky - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with Sharon

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

jfreeman - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead β - 29/Mar/09 with Jon Freeman

La Mont - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/08

Since big stalagtite fell off we thought it was worth 7a,be careful to keep right as a 7b+ shares the same bolt(not in the guide!) then heads off left into hard ground.AS of October 09.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - Oct/08 with peter and dean greenwood

Jon Garside - Lead O/S - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/May/08

odox - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

The most beautiful route i've ever climbed!
Castleclimber - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Marte Loefman

Hidden - 2007

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 20/Oct/06

Before the big tufa broke.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/06 with KM

Awesome route through some impressive terrain, almost as exciting to second, good lead by the missis.....
Chad123 - 2nd O/S - Oct/06 with Emily

DavidR - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/06 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06

gonzo_ls9 - Lead dog - Apr/06 with nol

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

whispering nic - Sep/05 with The Wife

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/04 with Nigel Baker

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Great climb. 60m rope just long enough!
andy_pemberton - Lead - Oct/98

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Style of ascent

Lead103 of 122 (84.4%)
Followed8 of 122 (6.6%)
Toproped2 of 122 (1.6%)
Unknown9 of 122 (7.4%)

'Climbed'16 of 122 (13.1%)
clean O/S70 of 122 (57.4%)
clean β9 of 122 (7.4%)
clean rpt4 of 122 (3.3%)
clean RP7 of 122 (5.7%)
dogged13 of 122 (10.7%)
dnf3 of 122 (2.5%)