West Side Story*** f7B+ / V8+
[People gathered round West Side Story, Burbage West., 2 kb]A highly technical wall with a high fluttery finish.
Since the demise of a pebble opinions on grade are split between 7B+ and 7C but the quality has never been questioned.

Ticklists: Peak Bouldering - Eastern Grit bold-star up-problems - 7A+Bs, The Real Thing Ticklist, Peak District Highballs, Peak Rock/16/Eighties Gritstone :The Shape of Things to Come, Peak Rock/18/A Boulder Primer.

Photo: People gathered round West Side Story, Burbage West. © Dan Lane
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 101 logbooks, and on 62 wishlists.

Haydn Jones - Sent rpt - 19/Mar/15 with jason, will doyle

Argggh so happy to do this in a quick session! The grit gave a lovely cold welcome with perfect connys, went down 3rd go, with perfect beta from stormin Norman, cheers bru!
Mike Goldthorp - Sent x - 06/Mar/15 with Ben Norman, Harry Wickham

Matt.c.Warner - Sent x - Mar/15

First time since pebble gone - doesn't feel like 7C. 2nd go.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent rpt - 18/Feb/15

This will go. Waiting for a crisp day!
Adam Booth - Sent dnf - 24/Jan/15 with Tom Fenwick, Rob Ierson, Ed Booth

fennerz - Sent x - 24/Jan/15 with Ed and Adam

Mega psyched to get this. Eventually unlocked with the help of some completely different beta. Great problem - felt nails every go except the final one where it felt easy.
quiffhanger - Sent x - 18/Jan/15

Making more progress on the lower section. Very tricky!
adam 24 - Sent dnf - 18/Jan/15

Ethan - Sent - 17/Jan/15

Proper psyched to send this in a session. Absolute classic, first 7b+. Good way to end the year.
JamesTurnbull97 - Sent x - 31/Dec/14 with Dave Turnbull

been meaning to finish this off for ages. perfect conditions today.
grey wolf - Sent x - 29/Dec/14

Second session. First V8+. brilliant moves.
Ed morris - Sent x - 20/Dec/14 with stefan

Hidden - Sent x - 06/Dec/14

Ruined my finger skin on this. Nice moves though.
shed_hed - Sent dnf - 06/Dec/14

Hidden - Sent dnf - 09/Nov/14

Hidden - Sent dnf - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - Sent dnf - 16/Mar/14

When you're a shark ..
shark - Sent - 04/Mar/14 with Nic and Sam

miastacey - Solo RP - Mar/14 with Bob Smith

sweet, 2 sessions, top felt scary!
Haydn Jones - Sent x - 25/Feb/14

Yeah! To the top, 6th day of climbing so no expectations :)
cliffrad - Sent - 10/Feb/14

C coldwell-storry - Sent x - 02/Feb/14 with B Freeman, rob lay

aliblacky - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Sent - 16/Nov/13

In about 5 or 6 goes. Just as it was getting dark. Awesome climb!!
Bennykr - Sent x - 16/Nov/13 with Alistair P

Hidden - Sent dnf - Nov/13

Lantern session, must've been about the 20th go of the night, was about to go home. Feels incredible when it all sticks, lives up to the hype and more.
AlistairB - Sent x - 31/Oct/13

More progress - got a full sequence together on video so I dont forget...
quiffhanger - Sent dnf - 21/Apr/13

Howard Lawledge - Sent - 30/Mar/13 with Maddy

Finally a boulder on grit that caught my imagination. Looking forward to unlocking more of the sequence in the future.
Daniel Heath - Sent dnf - 03/Mar/13

Progress - hit the top side-pull. Trick was to pull really hard with high left toe to get the crimp solid (then drop it back down again for next move).
quiffhanger - Sent dnf - 02/Mar/13

At last, used the pebble out left for move to third sidepull, much easier. So Damn Good!
BenNorman - Sent x - 23/Feb/13

Finally have beta which will allow me to do the jump. Just a matter of time and attempts now. :D Did West arete and go west and fell off the top of the nose.
DaveFidler - Sent dnf - 23/Feb/13 with Ollie

Hidden - Sent x - 17/Feb/13

Getting there
BenNorman - Sent dnf - 01/Feb/13

Climbed the same days as Storm and Brass Monkeys. Took about 5 goes. Top out was spicy as there was a frozen puddle at the top.
Cailean Harker - Sent x - 28/Jan/13

Gus - Sent x - 10/Dec/12 with simon "the horse" wilson, sam whittaker

Only to the jug! Tried to brush the 6 inches of snow off the top only to reveal an ice puddle and nearly get blown off! Top out next time! :)
cliffrad - Sent - 07/Dec/12

X2. Sooo good. Went quickly today considering I've got no where on it before. big props to John Allen
al123 - Sent - 01/Dec/12

to the top, good to do again.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Sent - 24/Nov/12

dav - Sent rpt - 18/Nov/12 with Si Davis

Simon Davis - 18/Nov/12 with dav

Got about 3 inches away from the jug. Skipped all the hard moves by jumping like hell.
Thony - Sent dnf - 17/Nov/12 with Archie Cameron Blackie

jfreeman - Sent x - 10/Nov/12 with Greg Courtney, Daniel Turner

Jumped off at break
Apharri - Sent x - 05/Nov/12 with Fred Prall

birthday repeat. Pleased to find the way and remember beta.
Ian Broome - Sent rpt - 19/Oct/12

Ricky Rocks - Sent dnf - 06/May/12 with steve_yo

Hidden - Sent rpt - 15/Apr/12

To the top this time, brilliant! And not another soul to see.
alaan - Sent x - 04/Feb/12 with Broom

Got bit more of a sequence
Ed Booth - Sent dnf - 15/Jan/12 with Fennerz, Gus Hudgins

in a session
bustermartin - Sent - 02/Jan/12

jake_haddock - Sent - 2012

dominic lee - Solo - 27/Dec/11 with nathan lee

also tried ron side force it but to no avail. only dry things there
al123 - Sent dnf - 03/Dec/11

Tried this on and off for 10+ years. Felt special to finally unlock it the other day and finish to the top today. Such a beautiful visionary line, John Allen I salute you!
Ian Broome - Sent - 30/Nov/11

x2. Feels better every time.
nathanlee - Sent rpt - 20/Nov/11 with Dom Lee

One session. Probably my best experience climbing, topping out it felt like a dream. http://vimeo.com/32340253
nathanlee - Sent x - 17/Nov/11 with Adam Jennings

First session, 25mins & less than a dozen attempts. Once I had the highest side-pull the rest was a path.
Souljah - Sent - 06/Nov/11 with Alister

Dirk Uhlig - Sent x - 04/Oct/11

everettchris8 - 06/Mar/11

3 Sessions, the longest I've ever spent on anything. fell of the easy bit at the top cos I suck, then sorted my life out and did it next go... :)
jacobjacob - Sent x - 04/Jan/11

highrepute - Sent - 02/Jan/11

jussyrockstar - 2011

At last! Didn't top it out as it was a tad wet and I was by myself and, frankly, worried.
alaan - Sent x - 19/Nov/10

Hidden - Sent x - 07/Nov/10

Hidden - Sent dnf - 31/Oct/10

Hidden - Sent x - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - Sent dnf - 26/Sep/10

Got fingers over the jug on five or more consecutive goes and then gave up to preserve skin and psyche. Next time!
alaan - Sent dnf - 26/Sep/10

1 move to go until dyno!!! this will happen
DaveFidler - Sent dnf - 18/Sep/10 with Kiyanouche

with Tom Welch
DaveFidler - Sent dnf - 12/Apr/10

Back for the third session in three days and pretty sure I could do it. However I still got pumped trying to do the bit above the jug and had to jump off. Had a good rest and dispatched it the next go with no pump in sight, guess my arms just weren't warmed up. A fantastic climb with an exciting finish.
Andrew Barker - Sent x - 03/Mar/10 with Tom Lyons, Cat Black

The makings of a saga. After many sessions since December I finally bagged the jug only to fail on the top part due being pumped!
Andrew Barker - Sent dnf - 02/Mar/10

Hidden - Sent - 31/Jan/10

Hidden - 10/Dec/09

dav - Sent x - 12/Feb/09 with Oli

Perfect grit conditions, cold and windy. Amazing climb, super classic. Went from middle sidepull, pebble has dissapeared
lx - Sent - 01/Nov/08 with james

willackers - Sent x - 02/Feb/08 with Dan Walker

First go with American Ryan
Andrew Jennings - Sent rpt - 2008

Hidden - Sent - 19/Dec/07

Just noticed my Jan '06 entry for this. Seems to be the flexi hours boulder problem. Mint conditions at 10am. 2nd go.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 11/Dec/07 with Rachel Hassall

Hidden - Sent dnf - 17/Oct/07

Hidden - Sent x - 27/Jan/07

Tried it lots in the past and i thought at one point I would never do this but went first go today.
Andrew Jennings - Sent - 20/Jan/07 with Paul Forster

Hidden - 27/Dec/06

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Nov/06

Climbed twice. Ah flexi working hours!
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent rpt - 26/Jan/06 with Nic Sellers

Boy - 2006

Done pre and post pebble, not sure if it is easier without
oldcheese - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Sent x - Jan/04

Hidden - Sent - 04/Mar/02

+4apeindex - 2002

Took a few visits! Finished to the top
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - Dec/01

switch - Sent x - 2001

Hidden - Sent x - 26/Dec/99

Hidden - Sent - Feb/99

sadams - Solo - 11/Apr/98 with John Boyle

Hidden - 1998

ste_d - Sent x - 01/Feb/96

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