Barney Rubble*** 7a+
[Barney Rubble, 3 kb]22m.

Rockfax Description
A delectable pitch both technical and sustained. Start on the right below a ledge at head height.
Carefully stand on the ledge and pull through the small overhang on good holds. Move left and take the crimpy wall to an easing. Step right and move steeply up to gain a jug and a final couple of powerful moves. © ROCKFAX

FA. Robbie Warke 18.4.89 18/Apr/1989

Ticklists: Torbryan Quarry, West Country Climbs.

Photo: Barney Rubble © tomrainbow
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This climb is in 282 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15

DredStripe - Lead RP - 18/Aug/15 with Claire Falck

natetan - Lead - 02/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Jul/15

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

went first go today and felt surprisingly easy, not sure why it took so long!
dbrooks - Lead RP - 06/Jul/15 with Dr Dave

kennythescot - Lead RP - Jul/15 with Alex Stuckey

Did the boogie finish first try. 7a?
JackMac - Lead RP - 24/Jun/15 with dparsons

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

Got all the moves. One to come back for
henry.jeffreys - Lead dog - 13/Jun/15 with Em K

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/15

Hidden - Jun/15

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 28/May/15

Billg - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with Megan Beaumont

Amazing route
Hannah Brading - Lead RP - 24/May/15 with Cailean Harker

claudia Hesleden - Lead β - 23/May/15

Great climbing!
Hannah Brading - 2nd RP - 11/May/15 with Cailean Harker

So pleased. Did it first go today! Second go at redpointing, as last time went wrong handed and ran out of time. Lovely route!
Ben Russell - Lead RP - 07/May/15 with Jacob Straw

Lovely climb. Nearly got it on 1st red point but went wrong handed by the 3rd bolt, anoying! So close next time.
Ben Russell - Lead dog - 30/Apr/15 with Jacob Straw

John Tanner - Lead RP - 29/Apr/15 with Derwood Brooks

5210Hill - Lead RP - 28/Apr/15 with lee Meaden

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Apr/15

Gus - Lead β - 22/Apr/15

supersouthward - 19/Apr/15

Brian H - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/15 with Alice

Andy Moles - Lead RP - 16/Apr/15 with Ferdia, Burton

Hinchrn - TR dog - 12/Apr/15 with Jack Southward

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

Very nice, pumpy route.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15 with Ferdia

Shauna - Lead RP - 07/Apr/15 with Jules

JulesV - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/15

ferdia - TR rpt - 21/Feb/15 with Burton, Andy

First day sport climbing this year. Psyched! Hardest onsight to date.
KiaranR - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/15

LeeHogarth - Lead RP - 2015

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Dec/14

fell on the last move! close... should go next time
dbrooks - Lead dog - 06/Dec/14 with Dr Dave

dbrooks - Lead dog - 26/Oct/14 with Dr Dave

ferdia - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Burton

Ed Babs - Lead RP - 03/Oct/14 with Eddie Young

Not to difficult obvious sequence. 7a!
hornbywill - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Pete Saunders, alice fuller

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/14

Need to get back on this with more stamina
John Tanner - Lead dog - 10/Sep/14 with Derwood Brooks

Rory Bascombe - Lead β - 09/Sep/14 with jacobjohncharles

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Sep/14

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Laurence Everitt

Done it before so took variation - finished up Boogie on Down - (Barney on Down - 7a)
tskelhon - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with John_Warner

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/14

AlexD - Lead RP - 14/Aug/14 with Sophie

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/Jul/14

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

Hidden - Lead β - Jul/14

Gav A - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/14 with Sam Gordon

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

Ainsi - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - TR RP - 18/Apr/14

misterb - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/14 with dave

1st redpoint
Tim W - Lead RP - 13/Apr/14 with Sarah Black, Paul Black

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Apr/14

Hidden - TR dog - 12/Apr/14

Hidden - TR dog - 11/Apr/14

1st RP.
R2B - Lead RP - 19/Mar/14 with Dave

ollie_e - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Mar/14

Davros the Psyched - Lead O/S - 2014

lewisrichardson - Lead RP - 2014 with dad

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2014 with RusseyB

lawsy_boy1 - Lead - 2014

great route! cheers lewis for showing me this gem of a crag :)
Samworkman1989 - Lead RP - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Kind of a retroflash. As good as anything in this crag!
Tomar - Lead β - 07/Dec/13 with Charles

mikeshewring - Lead β - 23/Nov/13

Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 13/Nov/13 with Guy Percival

nickstephens - Lead dog - 09/Nov/13 with Gareth Greeves

First rp.
gg4419 - Lead RP - 09/Nov/13 with Nick Stephens

Absolutely superb
Joe Costello - Lead RP - 29/Sep/13

Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Nick, Charlotte Warner

Ramon Marin - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13 with viki harvey

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

Awesome sustained climbing.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 06/Sep/13 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/13

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

chrisscutt - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with oly

Psyched to get the onsight, nice techy fingery climbing.
ollie_e - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with chris scutt

Sophie Nunn - Lead RP - 22/Aug/13 with Dave

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Aug/13

quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/13 with Kate

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13

A 3 star route for sure.
DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13 with Jonathan Emett

4th-ish go over two days. Really good.
Jonathan Emett - Lead RP - 21/Jul/13 with dj nelson

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Jul/13

Should've flashed. Jumped to a non hold out of excitement of how good the holds were and fluffed it. 2nd go. 6c+
Tris.w - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13 with kelly

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

Joe Innes - Lead β - 15/Jun/13 with Tris, Tomar

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jun/13

Finally did this, went first RP attempt today, felt pretty easy
Ross.Cooper - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13 with Laurence Everitt

Should have got it on 1st redpoint attempt but it was raining, the final big holds were wet and I slipped off. Went today with no problems though.
Dale Turrell - Lead RP - 01/Jun/13 with Finn

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/May/13

Finally!!! Highest RP to date. Really enjoyed every part of this route.
JackMac - Lead RP - 30/May/13 with Dan 85

2nd go
metal arms - Lead - 29/May/13

Claudia Harvey - Lead - 26/May/13 with Ramon Marin

Fell on the last move due to stupidly chicken clipping the final clip from low down. Should get it next time :)
JackMac - Lead dog - 24/May/13 with Pyjamas Tom, Dan 85

Pajamas Tom - Lead β - 24/May/13

One RP attempt right before dark. Fell after clip 4 due to some indecisiveness at the gaston :( Starting to feel doable now.
JackMac - Lead dog - 21/May/13 with Dan 85

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/13

karoo88 - Lead β - 18/May/13

Amazing! Best route here in my opinion, great quality with a really exciting climax, good holds when you need them, awesome little cruxes, just everything!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Drew Mulcahy

1 go, foot popped after clip 3 :(
JackMac - Lead dnf - 06/May/13 with EllisButlerBarker

Went better today but lacking the stamina to make it clean. Attempt RP on lead next time...
JackMac - 2nd dog - 04/May/13 with EllisButlerBarker

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

Jack J Keogan - Lead dog - 01/May/13 with Ewan Davies

1st tried it on TR 2010. Again on lead 14/10/11 3 rests with Pete.
alice fuller - Lead RP - 01/May/13 with kafoozalem

boogie on down finish.
Ed morris - Lead RP - 24/Apr/13 with Colin

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Jack

JackMac - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/13 with Dan 85

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 2013

Worked for a day and a half, stamina not as good as it was, got to top sloper 3 times and mucked up finish, so close...
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 18/Nov/12 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 17/Nov/12 with Harry Yarrow, Ross Cooper

Hidden - TR dog - 18/Sep/12

andrew hammond - Lead β - 31/Aug/12

Brian H - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/12 with Adrian Parsons, Andrew Hammond

Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/12

In the pouring rain, steady until the final slab where my foot slipped on slime and I nearly took the plummet
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/12

Rested a bit; aided off draws on last bolt as pissing rain and top was totally wet
theotherpetehill - Lead dog - 26/Aug/12 with Michelle

Worked it down to 1 rest then was forced to stop with a self-inflicted heel injury, so gutted...
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 25/Aug/12 with Harry Yarrow, Laurence Everitt

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12

yarrow - Lead dog - 25/Aug/12 with Laurence Everitt, Ross.Cooper

burto - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/12 with tom powell, hertha

Tried this in the dark in the wet 3 or more years ago. Im taking an onsight! Far from F7a+.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Paul Roberts, Joe Harris, Elaine Budden

Lewis Stewart - Lead RP - 25/Jul/12

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 24/Jul/12 with paul

tobydunford - Lead RP - 04/Jun/12 with Harry Martin

MBarraclough - 23/May/12

got it second go, not as hard as I thought it was going to be, with limited experience I would say its nearer 7a, not sure which finish I ended up on, felt hard enough though.. have to try thread flintstone next time
rustaldo - Lead RP - 15/May/12 with Eliott, Jordon Fleming

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Apr/12

Its my route and I struggled on it today....
robbie Warke - Lead β - 19/Mar/12 with wendy sampson

'Barney Rubble' finish.
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Tom Harrison

jiggerypokery - TR dog - 17/Mar/12 with Matt Cox

highrepute - Lead β - 14/Mar/12

Good route. 7a?
tedj234 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Kate, davidliu

davidliu - Lead β - 11/Mar/12 with Kate Cambell, Ed Jenner

Hard work but finally worked out a sequence, so red point it next time.
Popkids - TR dog - 10/Mar/12 with Kafoozalem

2nd go. Awesome route!
Elaine Budden - Lead RP - 01/Mar/12 with Mike Adams

burto - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/12 with steve

tom harrison - Lead - 2012

andy south devon - Lead dog - 2012

Hidden - 2012

h forrester 1994 - Lead rpt - 2012

Tom Seccombe - Lead RP - 20/Oct/11 with Harvey

derico - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Sadact, Tom

Sophie Nunn - Lead dog - 10/Oct/11 with Toby

Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 28/Sep/11 with toby

Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 04/Sep/11 with toby

Brian H - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/11 with Steve Bell

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Aug/11

Alex moore - Lead - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Aug/11

2 lead attempts... one to get the sequence and one RP attempt. Got it with 2 falls on RP attempt and got further than last year.. find the bottom and top sections pretty tricksome! This will hopefully go next session. Either way, brilliant training :)
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 09/Aug/11 with rob steer

i_a_coops - Lead β - 09/Aug/11 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead RP - 09/Aug/11

dmoir - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Will Murray

Hidden - TR - Aug/11

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

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Dad

Hidden - TR - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11

1 go, got the moves
Jonathan Emett - TR dog - 03/Jul/11 with jo, john kay

Frostie - AltLd dog - 29/Jun/11 with Guy Buckingham

Retro Flash
Chris_barr - Lead β - 18/Jun/11 with Ted, Harry

John Henry Wynn - Lead - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/11

Hidden - Lead β - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/May/11

jbulger - Lead dog - 24/May/11 with Darren Russell

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/May/11

Kevster - Lead β - 15/May/11

chris j - Lead rpt - 11/May/11

Rock Lizard - Lead dog - May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Apr/11

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Nick Saunders

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11

1st RP
Bristoldave - Lead RP - 26/Mar/11 with Cusco

Nice line, quite sustained but a good rest before the last hard move.... should have been a flash but for some sloppy footwork :-(
Ciro - Lead RP - 26/Mar/11 with Ramon

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Gwen Thomson

First outdoor lead, and never climbed a 7A top-rope either, so 7A+ first lead was great for me. Awsome route great climbing, pumpy and fun.
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Lewis Richardson

Popkids - TR dog - 29/Jan/11 with Baz, Kafoozalem

Alex moore - Lead - 2011

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 2011

Arrg fell off on the very last move! gutting
Haydn Jones - TR dog - 2011 with sergei

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Nov/10

Hidden - Oct/10

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

Sophie Nunn - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/10 with Toby

First 7a+. Got it 3rd rp and really had to fight at the top. Basically a real stamina fest. Found Little white lie not too bad for 7b and think it might go easier than this - bit of a boulderer's route unlike Barney rubble! top route though and glad to break the psychological barrier on 7a+..
Wilbur - Lead RP - 30/Aug/10 with George

georgel - Lead RP - 29/Aug/10 with will

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

chris j - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/10 with Ben Bradford

had most of the clips in from coming back down boogie and re-clipping them...tried original finish its awesome! found the crux in the middle desperate...more due to a lack of power? start is pumpy. had a toprope in the sun after....managed to get top section in a oner taking draws out..
Duncan Campbell - Lead dog - 16/Aug/10 with Eugenius

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Aug/10

bercolano - Lead RP - 05/Aug/10

bastian - Lead - 05/Aug/10

gg4419 - TR dog - Aug/10

bercolano - 2nd dog - 24/Jul/10

2nd go
Wendy - Lead RP - 11/Jul/10 with Darren Russell

colesy - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/10

3rd redpoint.... should have got the OS
Will_Murray - Lead RP - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - TR O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/10

James Marshall - Lead O/S - Jun/10

gg4419 - TR dog - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 31/May/10

jw231 - 2nd dog - 21/May/10 with nblackbeard

alaan - Lead O/S - 05/May/10

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Practice for RP. Nice route.
Phil79 - TR dog - 17/Apr/10 with Tony, Baz

John Henry Wynn - Lead - 10/Mar/10 with Will Murray

Hidden - 2010

jmhood - 2010

Garrouli - Lead O/S - 2010 with Mark

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Oct/09

tom169 - Lead RP - 11/Oct/09 with Pawel

Luke d - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

Excellent route and very reasonable for the grade.
catt - Lead RP - 06/Sep/09 with Morgan Woods

First UK 7a+ onsight, excellent but low in the grade.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Iain

georgel - Lead dog - 29/Aug/09 with iain, morgan

natalietanzer - TR - 29/Aug/09

Pretty easy for 7a+, next time.
Jon_Warner - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/09 with Tom

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

Hidden - TR dog - 31/May/09

eugeneth - Lead RP - 28/May/09 with James V

Wohoo :-)
nblackbeard - Lead RP - 09/May/09 with Tom Grant

thomb - Lead dog - 08/May/09 with Tom Grant

first onsight at this grade! so obviously thought it was amazing.
w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - May/09 with josh

& Billy. Favorite climb here so far :-).
nblackbeard - Lead dog - 08/Apr/09 with James Whitlock

jw231 - 2nd dog - 08/Apr/09 with nblackbeard

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/09

Finished up Boogie on Down
chris j - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/09

Reeges - Lead RP - 03/Jan/09 with Nick Saunders

jld579 - Lead RP - 2009

thomb - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/08

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/08

Justin T - Lead RP - 24/Jul/08 with Wifey

Hidden - TR dog - 24/Jul/08

Superb finishing moves.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Dave Ferguson

feilx - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Phil Davis

hippo99 - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with roby rudolf, joe doyle, tom worall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

richardr - Lead RP - May/08

'Boogie On Down' finish.
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - May/08 with Prajak

JeromeT - Lead RP - 2008

nawface - 2008

chris j - Lead RP - 17/Oct/07 with Jerome

Hidden - TR RP - 14/Oct/07

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/07

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

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

climber sim - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Best ever redpoint, happy days, lush route of course!
sebrider - Lead RP - 2007

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead rpt - 09/May/06 with Ben

Hidden - Lead RP - 2006

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/05

1st rp
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 30/Apr/05 with Dan Savory, Jason Parker

Dan Savory - Lead RP - 2005

westyb3 - Lead O/S - 2003 with Andy long

Hidden - Lead β - Aug/02

shoulders - Lead dog - 20/Feb/00 with andy sharp, pete lewis

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

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