Fouska* 7a+
[Defeated!!, 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
Excellent steep climbing in the back of the cave on good holds. After an easy start, things get more strenuous, finishing with some wide bridging positions and disorientating full-body twists. Sadly the crux for most is the long reach to clip the lower-off. Grabbing a quickdraw in the lower-off makes the route about 6c+. © ROCKFAX

FA. John Mendez May/2001

Photo: Defeated!! © paul reah
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This climb is in 96 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

jonti - Lead dog - 30/Sep/15 with Nick Ward

Nickward01 - Lead dog - 30/Sep/15 with Jonti Ward

Henry.Todman - Lead β - 18/Sep/15

gjd - Lead dnf - 27/Apr/15 with Iain McF

Couldn't figure out move from 3rd to 4th clip.
mrterrynelson - Lead dnf - 27/Apr/15 with Brian Hodgson

brilliant route but you need to be 6 foot 5 to clip the chains!! fell off errrm a lot :)
paul reah - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/15 with laura strong

yan hawkins - Lead β - 19/Apr/15 with Emily

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/15

the usual - lower off was too far for the level of pump. clipped after few min rest
krasavenko - Lead dog - 15/Apr/15 with Adam Russel

JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/15 with adamrussell, Adrica

Basically aid climbing, thanks to whoever let me borrow their clip stick!
Alex Hallam - TR dog - 11/Apr/15 with Rosie Hoare

Not very good really!
marky - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Sharon

Sebastien Gastaud - Lead dog - 06/Apr/15 with Gary Wong

Very dogged! It was mainly a quickdraw rescue mission!
garywong - TR dog - 06/Apr/15 with Sebastien Gastaud

Ri - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Madeleine

Hidden - Lead dog - Apr/15

LucasHarazin - Lead β - 30/Nov/14

jess - Lead O/S - Oct/14 with neill

jakk - Lead RP - 22/Sep/14

jonti - TR - 27/May/14 with simon ward

jonti - Lead dog - 27/May/14

Grabbed chain hangin draws.. dubious!
derico - Lead O/S - 06/May/14 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead β - 06/May/14

One for the contortionists, bridging out isn't as easy as it looks from the deck.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14

Couldn't clip the chains
annep11 - Lead dnf - 18/Apr/14 with Ed Venables

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Apr/14

dropped the last move and didnt have time to come and get on another day
pete1993 - Lead dnf - 13/Apr/14

Gave it a go as the draws were in. Far too powerful!
Dawn_K_B - TR dnf - 13/Apr/14 with Alex McCann

Had a half arsed attempt 2 years ago. sent first time today. bridging at my full leg stretch meant it wasn't overly pumpy. stripping was a total ball-ache though.
benkelsey - Lead β - 11/Apr/14 with Shaun Humphreys

Second go. Very thuggish. Hard to onsight due to the dazzling amount of chalked up holds. If you get on and check out the holds you may find throwing big moves between the good holds works best.
Aaron.Clifford - Lead RP - 07/Apr/14 with Qisheng Xie

Qisheng Xie - Lead RP - 07/Apr/14 with Aaron Clifford

nickb1 - Lead RP - Apr/14

Bad day at the office...relatively easy climbing until the last bolt, couldn't hold anything to clip the chains then had an absolute epic trying to clean the route.
craig1983 - Lead dog - 28/Oct/13 with Kaeryn

Michael Allday - Lead - 19/Oct/13

RP ?11- 5 previous attempts on 03/10/13
alek - Lead RP - 10/Oct/13 with Edwin Mitchell, Phil Wake, Simon Palmer, Adrian Perera, David Liu

edmitchell - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/13 with Emma Rowe

Bouldery. Not a great warm up!
davidliu - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/13 with Adrian Perera, Alek Kumar

Hidden - Oct/13

Short n sharp!
Hamfunk - Lead RP - 18/Sep/13 with Colin McK, Keith, Stuart C, Andy

SamStokes - Lead dog - 19/Aug/13 with Emily Stokes

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 19/Apr/13 with Ruth Buckberry

vyl20 - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/13

rxmac - Lead RP - 01/Apr/13

Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with JRAL

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Mar/13

mic_b - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Ian Fidd

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Oct/12

What a route! Short but very steep and what a finish. Thanks to Mike for the beta on making the final clip, and for helping me clean the gear. 7a in the guide-book but feels like a 7a+
Richard_Lowe - Lead RP - 03/Oct/12 with Mike Reed

Kind of looks good but it was shit to climb.
willsm11 - Lead β - 24/Sep/12 with Babsi, Phil Kaiser, Ben Davison

scatface - Lead dog - 13/Sep/12 with pepette

scatface - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/12 with pepette

Stupidly placed lower-off is stupid.
AlistairB - Lead dog - 19/Aug/12 with Lisa

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/May/12

Basically flashed it but fucked up clipping the chain, doh! Did it first RP to be sure.
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 11/May/12 with David Rose

Had some good beta for clipping the chain.
Brendan - Lead β - 08/May/12

apd - Lead - 16/Apr/12 with Aidan, Will

Swsloper - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/12

still a fun route, which felt easier this year.
EliotStephens - Lead - 04/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Apr/12

easy pleasant jug pulling with bridging up to the final hard move to clip. couldn't sort it out, sacked it off.
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/12 with Anna, Remus Knowles

mike reed - 2012

sam_cox - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/11

Twisty - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with Byron Buck

Gus - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with mini pickles

cat22 - 2nd dnf - 03/May/11 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/May/11

ewen - 24/Apr/11

claudman - 19/Apr/11

chalked to the hilt, which makes an onsight pretty tough because there are so many pockets there. one big move up and left, and clipping the chain felt like the cruxes. A good route, grade about right, as well as the quality.
EliotStephens - Lead RP - 13/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Apr/11

had a go!
Claire S-J - 2nd dnf - 08/Apr/11 with rob

apd - Lead - Apr/11

tom rookes - 2011

Nicola - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/10

Last hold was one to many.
marcduhig - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/10 with Adrian

Putting the clips in. Quite easy until you have to clip the bloody chain!
whistler - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Anna

had a rest on last bolt, gutted after all that grunting.Must have said FOUSKA a dozen times on the way!
Phill Mitch - Lead dog - 19/Oct/09 with Peter greenwood

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Oct/09

1 go, fell at the crux after last draw again
andyinglis - Lead dnf - 11/Oct/09 with Mal, Monica and Jen

Neil Adams - Lead dog - 11/Oct/09 with Angus

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Apr/09

Hidden - TR dnf - 06/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 2009

Put the clips in then had 1 redpoint, fell off trying to clip chain - powerful finish!
andyinglis - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/08 with Mal, Monica and Jen

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/May/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - Oct/07

JPGR - Lead RP - 18/Oct/06 with Yvette

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

Hidden - Lead β - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Lead RP - May/03

skygodley - Lead O/S - 28/May/02

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