Sick Boy** M9
[Si Chevis on Sick Boy @ Masson, 4 kb]Start up the crumbly slab on the far right side of the big cave, follow good slots to fig 4's and some blind hooks, the grade is a guess, easy to redpoint but desperate to onsight!
Simon Chevis 02/Oct/2012

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This climb is in 13 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

got this 3rd do. took me 3 goes to find all the holds. really good route
simonward - Lead RP - 22/Apr/15 with Tom wild

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Jan/15

At last! Got it first go. Having all the moves fresh in my mind after two goes the day before helped, as did having the new Scarpa fruit boots! Still pretty hard though...
Misha - Lead RP - 14/Dec/14 with Eszter

Two goes. Had a rest on the lip on the first go. Close! Second go borrowed Ramon's La Sportiva fruit books. Pulled into the groove above the overhang, was sorting feet out with both hands on the top axe when I dislodged the bottom axe - should have shouldered it earlier! So close, reckon I might have finished it...
Misha - Lead dog - 13/Dec/14 with Ramon

Three goes on this. First go got to the roof fine, powerful moves but found them much easier than what I remember from my last attempt about a year ago. Clipping from a fig 4/9 at the lip of the roof is tough, then the crux! Got into the groove, went for what looked like a flattie on the arÍte but it was sloping so got spat off into space and out of reach of the rope so couldn't pull back up. Left an axe behind, Ramon kicked it out when he went up next. Second go got to the top (for the first time) with rests. Third go a bit tired so again had to rest. Need to get efficient at clipping that bolt on the lip!
Misha - Lead dog - 06/Dec/14 with Viki, Ramon

2nd attempt
Harry Holmes - Lead RP - 05/Jan/14 with Andy Turner

Once again couldn't get past or even clip the 4th bolt (or is it the 5th - the one over the roof). This time found and reached a slot in the bottom of the right facing groove to the left of the 4th bolt but couldn't clip from that (even though I could reach the quickdraw - it's too overhanging and I'm too weak to take an arm off!) and couldn't see the next slot. Need to go up there with a sling to clip into the bolt to have a proper look for that elusive slot! Got to the high point easier than last time but still had to dog it. Can't see this being 'M8 tops'!!!
Misha - Lead dnf - 29/Dec/13 with Ian W

Onsighted this, good route. M8 tops
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with viki harvey

Managed all the moves but not even close to linking them, think I need to get stronger!
Dan Lane - TR dog - 27/Dec/12 with Andy Turner, Simon Chevis

'Hard to onsite - easy to redpoint' - so said the 1st ascencionist? So it will be easier next time - mebee, mebee not. Great fun dogging up to the 4th clip, can I go lie down now?P.s crumbly slab to start was like unconsolidated snow - any sport climbers interested?
philhilo - Lead dnf - 03/Nov/12 with misha

Clip to clipped it with great difficulty to the fourth bolt but unable to get past the roof to the next drilled placement. One to go back to!
Misha - Lead dnf - 03/Nov/12 with Phil

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maybe_si - Lead RP - 02/Oct/12

cymjt - 2012

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