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The Bandits*** 7b+

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[Tom Harrison pulling hard on The Bandits F7b+, 3 kb]15m. Arguably the best sport route at Dinbren. A powerful start, fingery middle and easier but energy sapping finish all make for a memorable outing. © ROCKFAX
FA Gary Gibson 13.6.88 13/Jun/1988

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List, Dinbren 7's.

Photo: Tom Harrison pulling hard on The Bandits F7b+ © westyb3
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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Been on this a few times recently so keen for RP. After warm up we got to the bottom and first under-clings were wet! Attempted to miss but it adds a grade, used stuffed tea towel to dry it. 1st RP attempt got past crux to crimp, but it was raining and a little moist so failed. 2nd RP attempt I got it, very happy.
matt30987 - Lead RP - 13/Aug/14 with Dad

2nd go. Great little route.
Alex Mason - Lead RP - 14/Jul/14 with The Evans

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/14

Ed Booth - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Adam Booth

Felt quite hard at 7b+, very unforgiving if you haven't got the beta totally ironed out. First day at Dinbren and impressions are very good indeed! Can't wait to come back for a rematch
Ramon Marin - Lead dog - 30/Mar/14 with viki harvey

fennerz - Lead RP - 29/Mar/14 with Adam Booth

2nd go
Ally Smith - Lead RP - 24/Sep/13 with Oli

rikbattye - Lead dog - Sep/13

dav - Lead RP - 22/Aug/13 with Gill B

Finally, it's done! Session number 5! Perfect conditions today.
davidliu - Lead RP - 30/Apr/13 with Angus Kille, Alek Kumar

great moves, once you've got them!
anguskille - Lead RP - 30/Apr/13 with David, Laura

davidliu - Lead dog - 19/Apr/13 with Angus Kille

Hidden - 2013

davidliu - Lead dog - 31/Aug/12 with Alek Kumar

Great sport route. Felt desperate until I sorted out my sequence, then felt fine. 2nd RP
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 03/Aug/12 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/12 with Adam Booth

powerful! 2nd r.p
spidey - Lead RP - 30/Jul/12 with luke owens

_m.cox_ - Lead β - 22/Jul/12 with Ben West

westyb3 - Lead RP - 22/Jul/12 with Matt Cox

Account open.
Adam Booth - TR dog - 20/Jul/12

Top roped twice
davidliu - TR dog - 19/Jul/12 with Dave Rose

Put the clips up, 1 TR and 1 RP, felt brutal
davidliu - Lead dog - 30/May/12 with Ed Jenner

Put up draws and tried the moves, but only had time for one proper redpoint. Powered out just before clipping jug of fourth bolt, so not a million miles away. Great route; so sustained.
jgustafsson - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11 with Jen

31/07/11 Had lots of tight but made it all the way up with many rests, all holds were chalked so was easy to work 90% of the moves. (3 goes) 02/08/11 Tried again, first go I just tried each move, 2nd go had just one rest on the technical move half way. 05/08/11 Forgot harness so made one out of tapes. Did rubbish, think lack of harness knocked my confidence as I planned to go for the RP today.
matt30987 - TR dog - 31/Jul/11 with Dad

Cowflinger - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11 with Pete Lewis

dan gibson - Lead RP - 11/May/11 with martin cleaver

New beta proved to be the answer
Martin Cleaver - Lead RP - 20/Apr/11 with james kay, lawrence

lx - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/11 with rob

Peter Dickinson - Lead - Mar/11 with Matt Donnelly

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Sep/10

Gazleah - TR RP - 03/Aug/10 with adam radcliff

2nd RP
mux - Lead RP - 22/Jun/10 with frost

Mark Riley - Lead RP - 25/May/10 with Tom Silsbury

daveayton - Lead RP - May/10 with Vince, C Harney

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Mar/10

1st go = clips in / warm up - surprisingly efficient 2nd go = done! solid, v good route
ksjs - Lead RP - 19/Aug/09 with rob

ksjs - Lead dog - 16/Aug/09 with goosebump

ksjs - Lead dog - 30/Jul/09 with jo

Hidden - Lead β - Jul/09

switch - Lead RP - 13/Jun/09

ksjs - Lead dog - 12/May/09 with john

Ally Smith - Lead dog - 07/Apr/09 with Ed and Rich

Rested over night and got the bolts in in the morning and fine tuned my sequence and got it first red point. Ace, finally got the classic done and fairly quickly. 7C and 8a next!
Ed Booth - Lead RP - 05/Apr/09

Tried after I Punched Judy First. Failed miserably on onsight so quickly bolt to bolted it and then had 3 redpoint burns but was too tired to do it.
Ed Booth - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/09 with Tim Evans

Lee Proctor - Lead - 2009

Mark Riley - TR dog - 19/Apr/08 with Simon Witcher

I'm so chuffed to get this! What a climb. Finding a new footwork sequence for the middle was the key.
guyblackwood - Lead RP - 30/Sep/07 with Lee

bigie bob - Lead RP - 01/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead β - 12/Jun/07

so close-
guyblackwood - TR dog - 07/Jun/07 with Roger

Wow! clean on a top rope! I'll have this climb yet.... :ŹD
guyblackwood - TR RP - 29/May/07 with Natasa

B*gger me- this is powerful. I think I'm going to take a while to get this one...... Fun climbing though.
guyblackwood - TR dog - 20/May/07 with Lee

guyblackwood - Lead RP - 2007

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead RP - 2006

nige - Lead - Jul/05 with nick colton

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hard 7b+15 of 25
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Style of ascent

Lead47 of 56 (83.9%)
Toproped8 of 56 (14.3%)
Unknown1 of 56 (1.8%)

'Climbed'5 of 56 (8.9%)
clean O/S1 of 56 (1.8%)
clean β3 of 56 (5.4%)
clean rpt2 of 56 (3.6%)
clean RP27 of 56 (48.2%)
dogged17 of 56 (30.4%)
dnf1 of 56 (1.8%)