Empire Direct* 7b+
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FA. Pete Oxley 3.93 Mar/1993
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This climb is in 49 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Got it today on my 2nd redpoint after two overall sessions working out the lower moves. A better start to the long time classic of Ansteys cove.
Ben Russell - Lead RP - 09/Aug/15 with Jacob Straw

lewisrichardson - Lead RP - 01/Aug/15 with Sam workman

Yeah! First of the grade and an absolute battle - lowered off with very little left. I've never had so many attempts at a route before. Got the moves dialled a couple of weeks ago and still managed to peal off the wobbly jug at the lower-off. Today, had a banana & caffeine gel 20 minutes before the RP which perhaps made the difference... who knows. Thanks to Ellis for the belay and encouragement throughout. Awesome pumpfest & probably even better than Empire.
JackMac - Lead RP - 28/Jul/15 with EllisButlerBarker

third or fourth RP attempt. didn't feel my strongest go, kept not properly latching left handholds, but having an extra jug pointed out to me at the top was somewhat helpful!
ferdia - Lead RP - 09/Jul/15 with Jack

Came off the last move!
JackMac - Lead dog - 09/Jul/15 with ferdia

2nd RP attempt. Lead with one fall after last draw! Quite pleased with this go.
ferdia - Lead dog - 07/Jul/15 with Jack

Linked into empire but ran out of energy after the third bolt.
JackMac - Lead dnf - 02/Jul/15 with ferdia

Absolutely ace. The gaston move is brilliant.
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 30/Jun/15

Probably better than empire. Felt quite a lot harder!
R2B - Lead RP - 30/Jun/15 with Joe Costello

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Jun/15

Have yet to actually get as far as Empire :(
JackMac - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/15 with 5210Hill, ferdia, Russ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15

peaches69 - Lead - 27/May/15 with luke, jack

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

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