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Empire Direct* 7b+

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20m. The bold start can be avoided by a more technical right-hand variation. © ROCKFAX
FA. Pete Oxley 3.93 Mar/1993
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

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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Style of ascent

Lead21 of 23 (91.3%)
Unknown2 of 23 (8.7%)

'Climbed'4 of 23 (17.4%)
clean O/S2 of 23 (8.7%)
clean β3 of 23 (13.0%)
clean rpt1 of 23 (4.3%)
clean RP10 of 23 (43.5%)
dogged2 of 23 (8.7%)
dnf1 of 23 (4.3%)