Thread Flintstone*** 7b
[Thread Flintstone - surely 7b?, 3 kb]22m.

Rockfax Description
Classic fingery flowstone followed by a forearm destroying upper wall. Start just right of an orange streak.
Juggy initial moves quickly access a fingery and technical wall which ends at a small ledge, and a shake out. Climb the pumpy upper wall to a sting in the tail. © ROCKFAX

FA. Ken Palmer 19.6.87. With most gear from threads. 19/Jun/1987

Ticklists: Torbryan Quarry, The road to 8a, West Country Climbs, Classic UK F7s, South coast sport/DWS ticklist.

Photo: Thread Flintstone - surely 7b? © Brian H
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This climb is in 271 logbooks, and on 40 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/15

kennythescot - Lead RP - 28/Jul/15 with James Laws

Forth session on this but worth it!
John Tanner - Lead RP - 28/Jul/15 with Bristoldave

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Jul/15

Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Jemma Powell

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/15

dbrooks - Lead dog - 06/Jul/15 with Dr Dave

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 16/Jun/15 with John Tanner

John Tanner - Lead dog - 16/Jun/15 with Sophie Nunn

Smiled the whole way home! So pleased to get this route. Paul's beta made the crux so much easier. With such an effective rest after the crux, I suspect this is 7a+ not 7b.
JackMac - Lead RP - 11/Jun/15 with Paul Roberts

emdawes - Lead RP - 09/Jun/15 with alex shaw

jonleighton - Lead RP - 28/May/15

oggles - TR RP - 25/May/15 with Claudia Hesleden

claudia Hesleden - Lead RP - 23/May/15

Got it clean today. Happy!! This is a such a cool route. Onwards and upwards.
Ben Russell - Lead RP - 21/May/15 with Elaine, Jacob Straw

Definitely 3*, really fun climbing on the lower wall. It's almost a shame the rest is so good: I got almost a full recovery before tackling the top section.
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 16/May/15

Went bolt to bolt. Will redpoint next time, MAN UP. 11/5/15. Worked lower moves today. Now to be brave and do the whole route. Stoked. 15/5/15. A good date to do it on but Why why why? I didn't do it? Dropped the last move, next session. 7b?
Ben Russell - Lead dog - 07/May/15 with Jacob Straw

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Apr/15

5210Hill - Lead RP - 23/Apr/15 with lee Meaden

Brilliant route.
Joe Costello - Lead - 22/Apr/15

ferdia - Lead dog - 12/Apr/15 with James Oswald

JM - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15 with Anna Reiners

One to come back for.
James Oswald - Lead dog - 12/Apr/15 with Ferdia

Joedt - Lead β - 05/Apr/15

JulesV - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/15

lawsy_boy1 - Lead RP - Apr/15

2nd go
Tom Corras - Lead RP - 2015

LeeHogarth - Lead RP - 2015

Almost flashed. But.... didn't. Got it second time. Good story.
ferdia - Lead RP - 20/Dec/14 with Andy

Fell two moves from the top on second redpoint.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 04/Nov/14 with Marti Hallett

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 26/Oct/14 with Derwood

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Oct/14

Off after the last bolt on the o/s. Grrr. Defo coming back for this.
Ed Babs - Lead dog - 03/Oct/14 with Eddie Young

C coldwell-storry - Lead β - 26/Sep/14 with jake Rodgers

First redpoint
Rory Bascombe - Lead RP - 09/Sep/14 with jacobjohncharles

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Sep/14

Need to come back with more stamina
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 31/Aug/14 with Laurence Everitt, Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill - Lead RP - 31/Aug/14 with Laurence Everitt, Ross Cooper

Such an amazing feeling clipping the chains ..such a fight right at the top!! Taking 7b for it as thats what it says in the new guide...and I found it pretty hard!! Perhaps low in the grade but its my first :-D and what a cracker of a route!
Hannah Brading - Lead RP - 30/Aug/14 with Cailean Harker

Hangover cure!... 6 years after first trying.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 24/Aug/14 with Jenni, Tom

Almost retroflashed, messed up sequence just before bolts, not bad for a warm up route
tskelhon - Lead dog - 24/Aug/14 with John_Warner

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 14/Aug/14 with Alex

jas128 - TR dog - 05/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Aug/14

Tried to OS after a long day, great route, no time to finish.
brices - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14 with Llinos

JPGR - Lead RP - 31/Jul/14 with Yvette

Sarah Black - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/14 with Paul Black

5th lead attempt.3rd session on 1st 7b... i hope to do more:)
alice fuller - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14 with kafoozalem

Hannah Brading - 2nd RP - 06/Jul/14 with Cailean Harker

BenNorman - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/14

Nice moves. Moving over the bulge on the sidepulls feels desperate!
Mowglee - TR dog - 12/Jun/14 with Ali

well chuffed first go after bolt to bolt
hankyc - Lead RP - 09/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jun/14

alek - Lead β - 31/May/14 with Will Murray, James Kay

Hidden - 26/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14

off the last move
misterb - Lead dog - 17/Apr/14 with russ, wain

Tim W - Lead dnf - 13/Apr/14 with Sarah Black, Paul Black

Sarah Black - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14 with Tim Wilkinson, Paul Black

Amazing and spicy
Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/14 with Hannah

Crucial shake out in the middle for me.
R2B - Lead RP - 19/Mar/14 with Dave

Really great to get this, still pretty pumped at the top!!
ollie_e - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/14

chris j - Lead rpt - Mar/14

Nick Biven - 2014

lewisrichardson - Lead RP - 2014 with dad

Hidden - 2014

tobydunford - Lead RP - 08/Dec/13 with Tomar

Could do lower moves but only 2 at a time :(
Chubbard - Lead dnf - 07/Dec/13 with Tomar

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Nov/13

2nd go
mikeshewring - Lead RP - 23/Nov/13

nickstephens - Lead dog - 10/Nov/13 with Gareth Greeves

gg4419 - Lead dog - 10/Nov/13 with Nick Stephens

Claudia Harvey - Lead RP - 22/Sep/13 with Ramon Marin

chris j - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/13 with Toby

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Sep/13

chakrit - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

chrisscutt - Lead RP - 26/Aug/13 with oly

Last holds!! Heartbreaking, I'll be back.
ollie_e - Lead dog - 26/Aug/13 with chris scutt

Fell off the top 3 times, what a joke. Real pumpy even with the rest
BenNorman - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/13

was convinced it would go second try... then couldn't dog my way up it! i'll be back. awesome route
mountain_jay - Lead dog - 11/Aug/13 with Pippa Froggatt

Pleased to get the retro-flash.
quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/13 with Kate

Perfect rock
peteharrison06 - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jul/13

Awesome tufas. Took me way too long to get this tho
Tomar - Lead RP - 13/Jul/13 with Tris

second go, more kalymnos in style than kalymnos!
Tris.w - Lead RP - 13/Jul/13 with Tomar

thomb - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13 with Darren

yan hawkins - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13 with steve winslow, _m.cox_

really happy to get this, nice intricate side pulls and pockets and a very useful knee bar half way, if your leg is long enough that is. One of my favourite routes so far.
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 31/May/13 with Ross Cooper, Jay Kay

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/13

Clipped the last clip, but ran out of oomph.
DorsetGareth - Lead dog - 27/May/13 with Ben Sutton

Great route!!!
andy south devon - Lead RP - 26/May/13

A continuation of poor form for the weekend. Awesome route and awesome venue but fell off this twice when it should have been fine. Next time!
chiverstom - Lead dog - 26/May/13 with Alice

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/May/13

Great route, although I preferred Barney rubble personally. Immaculate rock!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 18/May/13 with Drew Mulcahy

rhoslynfrugtniet - Lead RP - 18/May/13

chris j - Lead rpt - 08/May/13 with Nick Saunders

A long time coming. Did it with a sprained ankle in the end (didn't affect the climbing though). Psyched to have gotten this one!
Dale Turrell - Lead RP - 07/May/13 with Dave

Hidden - TR dog - 06/May/13

Bolt to bolt, then first RP
Dan 85 - Lead RP - 05/May/13 with Andy H, Dave

Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead RP - 04/May/13 with JackMac

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Mar/13

Elaine Budden - Lead RP - 13/Mar/13 with Keiha

4 sessions
tim exley - Lead RP - Mar/13 with Tom Secombe

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Feb/13

well messed it up first time and fell off the first crux, so finished it and then lowered off. did it clean first redpoint attempt but was pumped; mainly because every other move i had to warm my hands up, on greassy holds! got to love britain, but a totally amazing climb !
Jordon Fleming - Lead RP - 07/Feb/13

Tom Seccombe - Lead RP - 06/Feb/13 with tim exley

kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2013 with Colin

h forrester 1994 - Lead rpt - 2013

Paul Robertson - TR dog - 29/Nov/12 with Guy Percival

JackMac - 2nd dog - 20/Oct/12 with andy south devon

chris j - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/12 with Ben Bradford

JackMac - 2nd dnf - 22/Sep/12 with Andy H

Finally. About time too seeing as first try was back in '88
Johnny Baker - Lead RP - 13/Sep/12

made it, 3rd try in all! great route... certainly 7b compared to barney rubble...
andrew hammond - Lead RP - 08/Sep/12

Ramon Marin - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/12 with viki harvey

Jeronimo - Lead β - 27/Aug/12

easy 7b
Ramon Marin - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/12

Spent a while falling off this
theotherpetehill - Lead dog - 26/Aug/12 with Michelle

Hidden - Lead RP - Aug/12

Carter - Lead dog - 01/Jul/12 with Ed

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jun/12

burto - Lead RP - 29/Jun/12 with jerome

_m.cox_ - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Jason Williams

First Outside 7a+ and First Onsite 7A+. Sweet
davesimpson - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Dean Russel

Gav A - Lead RP - 31/May/12 with Matty

Great route
robbie Warke - Lead β - 16/Mar/12 with Jamie Langler, wendy sampson

highrepute - Lead RP - 14/Mar/12

1st rp - Brilliant route!
billb - Lead - Mar/12 with Graham A

Ace route!
AJM - Lead RP - 26/Feb/12 with Charles Hubbard

Chubbard - TR dog - 26/Feb/12 with AJM

tom harrison - Lead - 2012 with Matt cox

andy south devon - Lead dog - 2012

Hidden - 2012

tedj234 - Lead RP - 29/Oct/11 with davidliu

davidliu - Lead RP - 29/Oct/11 with Ed Jenner

amazing climb! shall lead it one day!
Elaine Budden - TR dog - 16/Oct/11 with tom bunn

Dogged up once and worked the moves. Then sent 1st redpoint.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead RP - 16/Oct/11 with Elaine Budden

derico - Lead β - 16/Oct/11 with Sadact, Tom

Sophie Nunn - 2nd dnf - 10/Oct/11 with Toby

worked the crux.
Jonathan Emett - TR dnf - 04/Sep/11 with toby

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Aug/11

Rob Pitt - Lead RP - 15/Aug/11 with Nick Arding

Brilliant, as good as anything i have done in Europe. First RP. Definitely 7b. Harder than empire of the sun. Didn't get the amazing rest after crux but even if i had this would still be 7b. As hard as any 7b i have done.
felixthelion - Lead RP - 12/Aug/11 with Dan craig

Unfortunately got it on my first lead attempt. Wish I could have spent more time on it!
Pete Scott - Lead RP - 09/Aug/11 with John kay

dmoir - Lead β - 01/Aug/11 with Will Murray

Hidden - TR RP - Aug/11

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Alex Haslehurst

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/11

quiffhanger - Lead RP - 30/Jul/11

2nd rp
Bristoldave - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11 with Cusco

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jun/11

John Henry Wynn - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/May/11

Kevster - Lead RP - 15/May/11

chris j - Lead rpt - 11/May/11

marcpontin - Lead RP - May/11 with huw

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Apr/11

Tried onsight & muffed it. Worked it but was then too knackered for top move on redpoint.
Rob Pitt - Lead dog - 18/Apr/11 with Nick Saunders

richiebongo - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11

adam cooper*super* - Lead RP - 02/Apr/11 with jack folland

richiebongo - Lead dog - 21/Mar/11 with Gwen Thomson

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jan/11

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 2011

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Oct/10

Pippa - Lead - 23/Oct/10 with Jon

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - Oct/10

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead dog - 27/Sep/10 with Marti Hallett

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - TR dog - 27/Sep/10 with Marti Hallett

had a truly awful awful sequence on the crux that involved a wild slap with powerscream sound-effects, then watched Jenni walk up it, must try harder.
jacobjacob - Lead β - 14/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/10

Toby Dunn - Lead - 10/Sep/10 with Sophie Nunn

Need to finish this off
georgel - Lead dog - 30/Aug/10 with will

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 30/Aug/10 with Jacob

John Henry Wynn - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/10 with Simon Downing

dan gibson - Lead RP - 29/Aug/10 with jacquie robinson

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Aug/10

1 go top rope a few weeks ago then 2nd go on lead
Wendy - Lead RP - 31/Jul/10 with Tom Ball

Got it second go, should have got it OS but slipped on the final move of the crux, gutted!
colesy - Lead RP - 11/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Jul/10

Brian H - Lead RP - Jul/10

thomb - Lead - 24/Jun/10 with Darren

tis done! at last I can move on to Ansteys!
Gingerdarren - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/10 with Nate Bastian

Amazing route, possibly the best at the grade I have climbed so far, great moves on funky rock, easy (ish) when you know how.
Dandan82 - Lead RP - 19/Jun/10 with jason darke

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/10 with Geoff

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/10

Hidden - TR dog - 31/May/10

tom169 - Lead RP - 18/May/10 with Paul

Had two goes at it throughout 2 weeks and nailed it on the thrid attempt......First 7b says it in the guide
Jack_F - Lead RP - 10/May/10 with Adam copper *super*

amazing the best 7a+ in south west i fink
Peterjuliandawson - Lead RP - 02/May/10

alaan - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/10

really exciting crux then really flowy sequential moves to the top.....quality route
John Henry Wynn - 10/Mar/10 with Will Murray

my first 7a!
Will_Murray - Lead RP - Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Garrouli - Lead RP - 2010 with Mark

Does the good rest make this only hard 7a+ and not 7b? Who cares, it's excellent, go do it.
catt - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09 with Richie

Luke d - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09

nblackbeard - Lead RP - 03/Oct/09 with Tom Grant, Darren Russell

took a few goes, lower crux very sequency- easy when you know how! with the top just keep going.
w.pettet-smith - Lead RP - 25/Sep/09 with steve

John Henry Wynn - Lead dog - 12/Sep/09 with Simon Downing

Great no hands rest on the ledge if you're cunning. Moves feel much easier to me than Little White Lie - I can hardly touch that one at the mo...
chris j - Lead RP - 04/Sep/09 with Josh

natalietanzer - Lead dog - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/09

Felt a way off at the time. Possible now I think.
Jon_Warner - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/09 with Tom

Oli - Lead RP - 03/Jul/09 with Dave Johnson

Dogged through the crux and climbed the rest above. amazing route
henbot - TR dog - 16/Jun/09 with Ben Bradford

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Jun/09

Nice to get back to Torbryan after a long while ... holds feeling bigger after a bit of training! To answer the query below about 7b votes it feels harder to me overall than either Vicious Delicious or Little White Lie and certainly taken more attempts to get it (partly because I was trying to use a rubbish method for the crux).
Justin T - Lead RP - 09/May/09

Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 02/May/09

fluffed the lower hard bit on the onsight- which fluting to go for!? once sussed, cracked on with the onsight mentality, didn't see the last bolt, just made a bee line for the lower off, thinking the climbing was easing. hand popped off, boshed myself in the nose and split it, took a huge 40ft+ fall and screamed a time for sure.
w.pettet-smith - Lead dog - May/09 with josh

nblackbeard - Lead dog - 02/Apr/09 with James Whitlock

jw231 - TR dog - 02/Apr/09 with nblackbeard

Too pumpy to get clean, really nice moves though
sebrider - Lead dog - 2009 with Joe Doyle

jld579 - Lead RP - 2009

A couple of very tough moves. One to come back to
Jon_Warner - TR dog - 27/Dec/08 with Mark Glaister

Pleased to flash this all things considered - had failed on RP at last move in 1993 !
shark - Lead β - 27/Dec/08 with Mark Glaister + John from Wellington

was quite cold but really really good route!
Dave Searle - Lead RP - 24/Nov/08 with Dave henderson

eddieclimb - Lead RP - 25/Aug/08 with Rebecca Edwards

Richard Horn - Lead RP - 03/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jul/08

Not sure why this is getting lots of 7b votes, as there's a brilliant rest in the middle.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Dave Ferguson

Wimped out and grabbed the last draw! Next time
richardr - Lead dog - Jul/08

sharmawho? - TR dog - 08/Jun/08 with Dave

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/08

amazing and nails. i'll be back
feilx - Lead dog - 01/Jun/08 with Phil Davis

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Dave Moir

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/May/08

hippo99 - Lead RP - May/08 with roby rudolf, joe doyle, tom worall

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - May/08 with Prajak

Jake Shaw - Lead RP - 2008 with Iain

JeromeT - Lead RP - 2008

nawface - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Jul/07

Marti999 - Lead - 03/Jul/07

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 12/May/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead RP - 2007

climber sim - 2007

Hidden - Lead RP - 2007

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 2006

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 2003 with Andy long

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2001

CraigMac1 - 2000

Dringo - 2000

sadams - Lead - 20/Jun/98 with Andy Long

Hidden - Lead - 1998

phardman - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/97

robyn1 - 1997

Davros the Psyched - Lead RP - 1997

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Aug/95

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/95 with Dad

Hidden - Lead RP - 1994

E5 back in the day
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/93 with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden

keefe - 30/Aug/92 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - 30/Aug/92 with keefe

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Sep/91

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