A hard and eliminate finish to Empire Strikes Back. No holds were use on the 7c or the corner out left. After the last bolt go direct and finish at the block at the bottom of small groove, then jump off as there is presently no lower off. From the slot a foot or so left of the tufa hold a huge move is made to a very bad slopey slot.

The line of TDS has been climbed with fewer rules at hard 8b; Star Killer Base.

Chris Savage 03/May/2010

Ticklists: Cheddar Eight's, South West 8's.

pezzerrr 21/Jul Lead RP

Same approximate sequence as Newberry and Ellis - via the rejecting slot and mono. I have no authority nor experience to suggest what grade this is, climbed in this manner. Absolutely understand why Chris S went totally direct; good to be beyond scrutiny on a FA. Whatever way this route is climbed, it is really, really good (Ian's sequence is proper good too). Engaging moves and a proper test of power endurance on excellent rock.

i_a_coops 13/May Lead RP

Climbed super direct to the tufa, but didn't do the 'slot to slot' move - instead I used a sidepull RH crimp, got the higher slot as a sidepull, put a heel on the rib, and did a massive move to the next crimp with my right hand. It didn't feel very eliminate to me like this, just climbing the line of bolts without traversing onto the 7c. Still squeezed in, but really good moves. French 8a+ to an ok rest then Font 7A+ to the top - maybe hard 8b?

with Stuart Sissins, Jonny Aylwin, Kate Boys
Ellis Butler-Barker 21/Sep/14 Lead RP

Nice to get this done. 1st go on my 4th session and 6th redpoint overall. Didn't think the route was great at first but soon found that it all flows really nicely, good quality line. I also did feel that hard when trying the moves but felt really hard to link together!

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