Empire Direct* 7b+

Rockfax Description
20m. The bold start can be avoided by a more technical right-hand variation. © ROCKFAX

FA. Pete Oxley 3.93 Mar/1993
Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Apr/15

Dan Dyson - Lead RP - Apr/15

rhoslynfrugtniet - 05/Oct/14 with newberry

1st go :D
Rory Bascombe - Lead RP - 16/Sep/14 with Ed Gow-Smith

Cool, birthday send! Better than Empire in my opinion. Very pumpy for me, almost fell off at the top! Now for a 7c...
EdGS - Lead RP - 14/Aug/14 with Andy Bowden, Mark

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Aug/14

dan gibson - Lead RP - 05/Aug/14 with michael porter

Hard start, first couple of moves are easy to get clips in then about 3 hard moves to catch a ride with Empire which feels somewhat harder from this approach...'get your pump on!'
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 14/Jul/14 with Tom Rogers

Climbed after a long day. A good pumper.
Cailean Harker - Lead RP - 06/Jul/14 with Hannah

Fell off the very last move going onto the slab, great route, pumpy!!
BenNorman - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/14

Davros the Psyched - Lead RP - 23/Jun/14

Gav A - Lead RP - 12/Jun/14 with David Searle

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/May/14

Not as good as empire as the climbing is a bit unbalanced. Still very worthwhile
guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with paul

dmoir - Lead RP - 26/Sep/13 with Derwood

chakrit - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

Kept falling off the crux of empire then new beta emerged, good variation!
BenNorman - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/13

Did this to practice placing trad gear along the way. So pumped
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/13 with Nick

quiffhanger - Lead RP - 06/Jul/13

Second redpoint. Not Just Empire is the better variation in my opinion.
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead RP - 04/Jul/13 with Ed, Jamie Paffery, Lewis Richardson

I agree that this is better than the original, more people should try this.
Laurence Everitt - Lead β - 09/Jun/13 with Ross Cooper, Jay Kay, Alek Kumar

A better start to Empire of the Sun, just a bit harder.
Ramon Marin - Lead β - 09/Jun/13 with jerome mowat

Came up with a reasonable sequence, got to the jams on empire original on my second RP. Need to put in a few more sessions.
Ed morris - Lead dog - 28/May/13 with Luke

just need to link
misterb - Lead dog - 26/May/13 with nick, justin

Justin T - Lead RP - 22/May/13 with Nick S

1st go today and NJE too
adam cooper*super* - Lead β - 07/May/13

Jeronimo - Lead - 04/May/13

kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2013 with RusseyB

Toby Dunn - Aug/11

1st redpoint attempt!
Jack_F - Lead RP - 12/Jul/11 with adam cooper* super*

pezzerrr - Lead RP - 22/Jun/11

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/May/10

good moves, better than the original
lx - Lead - 03/Oct/07 with alison

westyb3 - Lead RP - 2005

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
jacobjohncharles, lawsy_boy1

Total votes cast 26
hard 7c0 of 14
7c0 of 14
easy 7c0 of 14
hard 7b+5 of 14
7b+8 of 14
easy 7b+1 of 14
hard 7b0 of 14
7b0 of 14
easy 7b0 of 14
3 Stars4 of 12
2 Stars7 of 12
1 Star0 of 12
0 Stars1 of 12
Bag of .....0 of 12
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean RP