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These Foolish Things*** 7a+

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[These Foolish Things - 7a+ - Craig Arthur, 3 kb]30m. A brilliant technical route taking the full height of the wall, the crux is right at the top but there are still some tricky sections lower down. There is a lower-off at the top of the wall and a 60m rope just makes it down. © ROCKFAX
FA. Gary Gibson, Phil Gibson 1.6.91 01/Jun/1991

Photo: These Foolish Things - 7a+ - Craig Arthur © Luke Owens
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This climb is in 35 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

No hanger on top bolt
donie - 2014

No hanger on top bolt
donie - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

Clean all way to the last bolt (again)
Mattlamb90 - Lead dog - 26/May/13 with Luke Owens

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead RP - 31/Aug/12 with Patrick

2nd go, duff sequence at the top the first time.
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 21/Jul/12 with Rob Ierson

Went straight for 2nd redpoint without putting clips in first. Got to a high point to the last move on the bulge. 3rd redpoint got to the last clip and slipped off the hold just after clipping the last bolt, Felt tired from the start...
Luke Owens - Lead dog - 09/Jun/12 with Ryan "Spidey" Mcconnell

Fell at last bolt, after Luke had put clips in
Mattlamb90 - Lead dog - 09/Jun/12 with Ryan, Luke Owens, Luke

Went for the on-sight, blew it low down then climbed it clean to the last moves/crux. Worked this out then went for redpoint. Climbed all the way to the soul destroying final moves and fell. Such a good route and well deserved 3 stars!
Luke Owens - Lead dog - 06/Jun/12 with Ryan "Spidey" Mcconnell

flashed this eve. had been on it, onsighting to last move last year. quality line
spidey - Lead β - 06/Jun/12 with luke owens

2nd go - had to dry top crack after previous days rain!
marky - Lead RP - 04/Jun/12 with Sharon

davidliu - Lead RP - 15/Sep/11 with Dave Rose, Helen Dale

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Sep/11

khawk - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/11 with DT

Rob Pitt - Lead β - 19/Jun/11 with Pete Harrison

Brown - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with James T

need to stay tight to the line for 7a+!!!
marcpontin - Lead RP - 2011 with richp

barni - Lead dog - 18/Oct/10

phil64 - AltLd - Aug/10

Adam Booth - Lead dog - 16/Aug/09 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - Lead RP - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Aug/09

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with andy elliot

2nd go.
kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2009 with Andy S

LRob - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Aug/06

almost onsight! I actually fell off 3m from the top, but led the previous 27 without problem. Beta too. But all things considered, a pretty fine attempt for someone who's climbed once in 3 weeks! Must get stronger! Grrrrr!
guyblackwood - Lead dog - 02/Jul/06 with Paul

Felt more 7b than 7a+ due to very cruxy nature of the route.
Richard White - Lead RP - Jun/06

Lee Proctor - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/06 with Paul Bolger

nige - Lead - Jul/05 with mark hounslea

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jun/05

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 2005 with Mark Glaister

Shaved Atom - Lead dog - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/03

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, chrisweight, stp, APuddy, paddy1024, Luke Owens, fennerz, guyblackwood

Voting
Total votes cast 30
hard 7b0 of 17
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easy 7b0 of 17
hard 7a+2 of 17
7a+9 of 17
easy 7a+5 of 17
hard 7a0 of 17
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easy 7a1 of 17
3 Stars10 of 13
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Style of ascent

Lead31 of 35 (88.6%)
Toproped1 of 35 (2.9%)
Alt Leads1 of 35 (2.9%)
Unknown2 of 35 (5.7%)

'Climbed'6 of 35 (17.1%)
clean O/S5 of 35 (14.3%)
clean β2 of 35 (5.7%)
clean rpt2 of 35 (5.7%)
clean RP11 of 35 (31.4%)
dogged9 of 35 (25.7%)