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Map of the Problematique*** 7a

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[Alun on the First Ascent of Map of the Problematique, 2 kb]35m. Climbs through the bulging black wall with interest and difficulty to gain an immaculate slab above which will be thoroughly enjoyed by slab lovers (and will probably spit you off if you don't!) Once an abandoned project now a well bolted sport route with 16 bolts and a lower off. 70 metre ropes required to lower off, alternatively belay at the top and walk off. Start to the right of the Shouting Stage E5 6a. Easy in the grade.
Ian Lloyd-Jones and Alun Hughes 04/Sep/2012

Photo: Alun on the First Ascent of Map of the Problematique © ian Ll-J
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This climb is in 11 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Probably warrants 7a just about. Great fun climbing.
LRob - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/14

V.good.. 6c+ seems fair perhaps 7a for short?
wolf.leeb - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Alexis

Feet slipped on one of the easier parts of the slab due to lack of concentration. Hands stayed on but rope just came taut, not sure if it made any difference to me staying on or not. Onlookers gave me the redpoint so I'll take it.
harold walmsley - Lead RP - 23/Sep/13 with Colin Struthers

agp - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/13

nige - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with mark hounslea

Clean first go onTR after failing to lead onsight. Tremendous route
harold walmsley - TR - 29/Aug/13 with Mark Hounslea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Best route of the crag. Probably more like 6c+ but maybe 7a due to its length? It is possible to lower-off with a 60m rope as you can access a ledge a couple of metres up, untie, then scramble down easy terrain. However, be careful, and remember to tie a knot in the belayer's end of the rope.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Raji Salan

Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Pete H

First Ascent!
ian Ll-J - Lead RP - 04/Sep/12

Delightful upper slab, decent rambling below. Not 3 stars but good.
zero six - Lead O/S - Sep/12

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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