The Gimp Crimp* 7a

Rockfax Description
A tight line at the start. Make some stiff pulls to gain the ramp of Red Handed and finish direct. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Start between Red Handed and Desiderata. Intense, sequency moves directly past 2 bolts gain the traverse of Red Handed. Finish up the steep scoop above (5 bolts to a new lower off)

The route is squeezed in but the climbing is all independent. Might be worth one star but Iíll wait and see what others think.

Colin Struthers and Harold Walmesley 16/Jun/2011
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This climb is in 48 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Tried to stick to where the bolts were but still seemed very easy for the grade: about two grades easier than Charlotte's Goal. 6c?
stp - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Guy

Parker550 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Loz Carefoot, Daz Devey

Nice route, 2 boulder problems on top of each other with a hard final clip!
wazzalad20 - Lead RP - 01/Jul/15

Soft for 7a, bit of a two move wonder. First bolt is awkwardly placed.
DanielGyi - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Gareth Hooson

Fragmod - Lead - 25/May/15

Hidden - TR dnf - 25/May/15

scylla750 - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Em, Rhys and Jen

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/May/15

Good route, undersold.
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 02/May/15 with Eugene Travers (nee Jones), Roy Thomas

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/15

1st RP
bede.west - Lead RP - 01/Feb/15

ehole - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14

I didn't know what I was getting on, the start looked hard and interesting so I gave it a go. On sighted it then came down found out it was 7a. First 7a onsight, yes! Not used to climbing out doors so I couldn't guess the grade but it felt very straight forward.
DeaNomNom - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/14

mynyddresident - Lead - 31/May/14

Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14

FreddieSmith - Lead O/S - 2014

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Sep/13

Luke Owens - Lead β - 03/Sep/13 with Alex Gray

Jack Delaney - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/13 with Emily Barnett

wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with nic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 29/Jun/13 with Ruth Buckberry

Worked out the second half with little difficulty, the start looks a little blind though. Couldn't see without a head torch :)
Glyn Davidson - TR dnf - 21/May/13 with Dan

Hidden - TR dog - 21/May/13

Jay-Ast - Lead O/S - 19/May/13

Glyn - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Amy

Jack.H.92 - Lead - 03/Mar/13 with Conor

First 7a onsight yeh boil
JackSnowden - Lead - 05/Nov/12

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Sep/12

munch88 - Lead RP - 22/Sep/12 with luke owens

End of session, to tired to give it another go. Awesome route, one to come back for!
Luke Owens - Lead dog - 22/Sep/12 with Matt Price

retro flash. No longer sure that this warrants 7a, felt very straightforward.
Dan724 - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/12 with Gareth James

Nearly onsighted it dammit!
Cardi - Lead RP - 04/Sep/12 with Dan

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Aug/12

dan ely - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/12 with dan

Felt pretty easy, but had the benefit of watching Dan E onsight in first. Slightly harder climbing than the 6c's at the crag, but the moves are all very obvious.
Dan724 - Lead β - 29/Jun/12 with Dan Ely

Nice climbing!
ducko - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12 with partz

adi bryant - Lead RP - 17/Jun/12 with Molly-George

Lenny - TR RP - 04/Jun/12 with Gayle

Hidden - Lead - May/12

Shaved Atom - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

SMc - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Anne

1st Red Point Attempt. Nice but tricky moves at the bottom to a good rest. The upper wall is solid really nice independent climb. Tricky to onsight but not too bad when you know how. Cool route!!
eugeneth - Lead RP - 11/Mar/12 with Duncan C

Cool moves, two hard sections with a good rest on red handed. Commit to the layback at the top and you will be rewarded.
Duncan Campbell - Lead β - 11/Mar/12 with Eugenius

mwatson - 2011

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ashtond6, spalice, AB744

Total votes cast 41
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easy 7a7 of 22
hard 6c+3 of 22
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easy 6c+2 of 22
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