How the Mighty Fall** 7a+
[How the Mighty Fall, 3 kb]17m.

Rockfax Description
Unusual climbing on large sloping holds gains a heart-stopping finish. Start 2m right of the arete.
Move up and right to stand on a good ledge. Head left into a cramped niche and pull out insecurely on slopers. More steep moves gain a ledge and a brief breather. Climb the final wall on pockets and hard to spot finger-edges. Lower-off just above. © ROCKFAX

FA. Nick White, Mike Barnes 6.6.88 06/Jun/1988

Ticklists: West Country Climbs.

Photo: How the Mighty Fall © Justin T
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This climb is in 104 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

didn't have a guidebook or enough draws. made some out of prussicks etc and spent a while on the last shelf figuring out where the route might go! really weird climbing. more like winter climbing with all the ledges and udging around!! clipped one draw sort of back and footing and another looking like i was losing a game of twister.... ? great route. produced a lot of laughs.
ferdia - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Jack

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/15

Brian H - Lead RP - 07/May/15 with Alice, Kafoozalem

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Apr/15

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead rpt - 07/Feb/15 with Kasia Osipowicz, Simon Lee

shark - Lead rpt - 07/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/15

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Dec/14

interesting climbing, feels like a ledgy VS that has been lent over 40 degrees, Moves between no hands stances
brices - Lead β - 02/Nov/14 with Remus, Llinos, Cailean

Cailean Harker - 02/Nov/14

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/14 with jake Rodgers

TomJ - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with John, derico

BillyRidal - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/14

lewisrichardson - Lead RP - Aug/14 with dad

1St RP. A real surprise to discover pretty much nothing but slopers until well up the route. Tops steady as it has positive holds. Much easier on the second go when you know what to expect.
Dan Savory - Lead RP - 28/May/14 with Paul Edwards

2nd go
mikeshewring - Lead RP - 26/May/14

Will Mortimer - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/14 with Chris Joyce

2nd red point
Tim W - Lead RP - 12/Apr/14 with Sarah Black, Paul Black

Sarah Black - Lead RP - 12/Apr/14 with Paul Black

Mostly onsight a bit of beta shouted up. Four short hard sections separated by three good rests
guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/14 with paul

Bit pumpy
Paul Robertson - Lead dnf - 17/Mar/14 with Guy Percival

will909 - Lead β - 08/Mar/14

Paul's beta certainly helped the flash.
kingholmesy - Lead β - 2014 with Paul R

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Nov/13

dmoir - Lead RP - 08/Sep/13 with Derwood

Tried this a few times before the send. New shoes made all the difference for top moves. 1st 7a+
R2B - Lead RP - 20/Jul/13 with Dale

Hard work mid heat wave!
Dan 85 - Lead dog - 14/Jul/13 with Jack

Hmm went a bit off route on first go so had to come down but did it straight after. Very nice route actually!
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead RP - 19/Jun/13 with Charlotte Warner

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 29/May/13 with Jay Kay

esther - Lead - May/13

JackMac - 2nd dnf - 14/Oct/12 with andy south devon

Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12

more like didnotstart! couldn't get up to the first bolt, major fail. couldn't remember any of the beta for the start. got spanked. very polished.
rustaldo - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/12 with Jordon Fleming

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 31/May/12

V good conditions
Bristoldave - Lead β - 26/May/12 with Cusco

Dogged first attempt and didn't feel worth coming back to... maybe on a dry day.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 12/May/12 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/May/12

bolt to bolt, felt ok. +1 failed redpoint 10/05/12
misterb - Lead dog - 05/May/12

Hidden - TR dog - 21/Jan/12

Tophe - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/11 with tom maidwell

tom106 - Lead RP - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Oct/11

need to work the top section a little more before any serious attempts on the lead. felt good though up to the last bit..
rustaldo - TR dog - 19/Oct/11 with Pete

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/11

tedj234 - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with davidliu

davidliu - Lead RP - 27/Aug/11 with Ed Jenner

awkward climbing. would be clean onsight, but holds at the top of the headwall hard to find!
thomb - Lead - 07/Jun/11 with Darren

sweaty betty
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Rosea

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Oct/10

ian caton - Lead dog - 29/Sep/10 with Abi

alaan - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/10

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10

raku - Lead dog - 20/May/10

Hidden - 2010

1st rp
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 01/Dec/09 with Rebecca Edwards

Hidden - TR dnf - 20/Sep/09

J_Clark - 30/Aug/09

Billg - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with James Kauntze

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Dave Moir

feilx - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Angus

clipped the bolt with the mallion attatched in a rediculously strenuos position, then grabbed the quickdraw. once vital crimp just under the bolt was found, pretty easy clip. darn. once onsight fury had dissapeared, fell off lower section a number of times. will be back.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dog - May/09 with josh

Hard, slopey, superb!
Justin T - Lead RP - 12/Apr/09 with Crispin

Hidden - 2009

Disappointed to dog this as never fallen off it before but redpointed first go.
shark - Lead RP - 27/Dec/08 with Toby Dunn

A step too far possibly...
henbot - TR dnf - 29/Nov/08 with Ben Bradford

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead rpt - 29/Nov/08 with Ben

Dave Searle - Lead - 24/Nov/08 with Dave henderson

Dave Searle - Lead - 26/Sep/08 with dave

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Sep/08

hippo99 - Lead β - Feb/08

Docent - Lead dog - 21/Oct/07 with wojt

chris j - Lead RP - 19/Oct/07 with Jerome

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/07

sebrider - Lead dog - 2007 with Roby Rudolf

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/06

Paz - Lead dog - 12/Apr/06 with AS

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead β - 2003

Paz - Lead RP - 2003 with BM,JC,S?

jmhood - Lead RP - 2002 with Wayne Miller

andy_pemberton - 2nd - 2000 with Brian Hannon

Davros the Psyched - Lead rpt - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 07/May/96 with jon

robyn1 - 1996

robyn1 - 1996

shark - Lead O/S - 1995

kristian - 1995

Nick Biven - TR - 1995 with Rich Whitwell

was given E5 6a
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/93 with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden

I think it was E5 when I did it?
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/93 with KM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/92 with Paul Tanton

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/92 with Elaine Owen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/90

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/90

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