Help the Young*** f7A+ / V7
[Michele Caminati, Help the Young SS, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The leaning pocketed arete is superb. Jump start at this grade. The sit-start is f7C+ and there is even a f8A version if you avoid using the foot block. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Black Circuit - Stanage, Peak Bouldering - Eastern Grit bold-star up-problems - 7A+Bs, Peak Rock/18/A Boulder Primer.

Photo: Michele Caminati, Help the Young SS © Paul B
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This climb is in 135 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

adam 24 - Sent dnf - 03/May/15

jamesturnbull - Sent - 18/Mar/15

Hidden - Sent x - 25/Feb/15

Hidden - Sent - 20/Feb/15

should have flashed but tried to warm up on it and cold fingers stopped me...Amazing climb though.
Haydn Jones - Sent x - 12/Feb/15 with jayboy

quiffhanger - Sent rpt - 08/Feb/15 with Adam Ryan, Angus, Dan

Another frustratingly close session. Now have everything wired apart from reaching the top move. I think a sneaky move of my right foot should sort things out.
adam 24 - Sent dnf - 08/Feb/15

Hidden - Sent x - 07/Feb/15

From standing so more 7b I think.
BillyRidal - Sent x - 17/Jan/15

Found the French start very on-off. Got through it a few times but was nowhere near topping out. Then the sharp edge ate my skin! Sacked it before I ruined the rest of the day. Would like to come back for this.
Duncan Campbell - Sent dnf - 04/Jan/15 with Gritlad, Michaela "the champ"

quiffhanger - Sent rpt - 04/Jan/15

Another failed session
adam 24 - Sent dnf - 04/Jan/15

eazyclimbing - Sent - 23/Dec/14 with hoppo

Hidden - Sent - 09/Nov/14

birdie1989 - Sent - Nov/14

mark20 - Sent x - 29/Oct/14

Good climb. No jump start but pulled on from a higher hold than you're meant to?
Matthew Ferrier - Sent x - 20/Oct/14 with Chris, Nick, Calum Wadsworth, Tom Appleby, Alex McCann

with a jump start, will go back for standing start.
Nick1812P - Sent x - 20/Oct/14 with India

really fun
crimpthengaston - Sent - 19/Oct/14 with will ramsey, howard, Skinny White Kid Steve

quiffhanger - Sent rpt - 19/Oct/14

jacobjlloyd - Sent rpt - 04/Oct/14 with Sky

mr_cf - Sent dnf - 13/Sep/14 with Luke Walsh

Love this problem.
quiffhanger - Sent rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Dan M

Really cool, played on the business boulder and the pebble :)
DaveFidler - Sent x - 24/Jul/14 with Swiss Chloé, Thomas Welch

Twice, really easy when you've got it wired. Topped it out too.
quiffhanger - Sent rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Dan M

_m.cox_ - Sent x - 15/Mar/14 with Al Sarhan, Jason Williams, Ben West

woop woop!
funsized - Sent x - 22/Feb/14

RKirke - Sent x - 22/Feb/14 with Jonny P

westyb3 - Sent O/S - 17/Jan/14 with Cailean Harker

LRob - Sent - 14/Jan/14

Oddjob - Sent β - 02/Jan/14

Hard last move!
grey wolf - Sent β - 02/Jan/14

aliblacky - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Such a sharp pebble!
Jackwd - Sent dnf - 26/Dec/13

So chuffed to tick this. Felt hard and scary but then I don't feel I'm really back at 7a+ yet so it should feel hard.:D
kermit_uk - Sent x - 26/Dec/13 with Andy Janezko, Neil

Don Jebus - Sent x - 09/Dec/13 with Fraser

Hidden - Sent - 04/Dec/13

tchallen99 - 31/Oct/13

Hidden - Sent - 07/Oct/13

Goose U - Sent x - Jun/13

westaway - Sent - 07/Mar/13

dav - Sent x - 02/Feb/13 with Si Davis

Patrick Hill - Sent x - 12/Jan/13 with olly12344, Harry Thorpe, Ross Cooper

Really good
Ross.Cooper - Sent x - 12/Jan/13 with Olly Hill, Laurence Everitt, Ruth Buckberry, Patrick Hill, Harry Thorpe

oxocube - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Flashed with beta, great climbing
Souljah - Sent β - 23/Dec/12 with Alistair + Adam Long & chums

Did without pads for the E5 tick, felt awesome
Kyle Rance - Solo rpt - 10/Dec/12

Didn't find this that hard, just suited me I think. Want to do it again without pads for the E5 tick.
Kyle Rance - Sent x - 08/Dec/12

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 01/Dec/12 with Megan Freeth, Sam Ring, Sophie Whyte, Lee Cooper

Gus - Sent x - 25/Nov/12

nai - Sent x - 23/Nov/12

john lynch - Sent rpt - 23/Nov/12 with adam harrison, Lewis Andrew

Awesome problem - one of the best!
GPN - Sent - 04/Nov/12 with Annette

Hidden - Sent dnf - 03/Nov/12

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Nov/12 with Tim Hill, Katy Whittaker

lx - Sent - 27/Oct/12

Alright when it cooled down, cool but sharp, hard 7a+
BenNorman - Sent x - 14/Oct/12

jake_haddock - Sent β - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - Sent x - 06/Oct/12

First 7a+! Took me about 30 mins - psyched!
cjsheps - Sent x - 06/Oct/12

jacobjlloyd - Sent rpt - 06/Oct/12

nice, found it hard.
nathanlee - Sent x - 13/Sep/12 with Henry Jepson, Adam Jennings

Found it okay once sussed. Felt harder than 7a+ though.
aretherenoneleft - Sent x - 13/Sep/12 with Nathan Lee, Henry Jepson

siwid - 03/May/12

Found the first move really hard to stick. The rest looks cool though.
Callum_Johnson - Sent dnf - 18/Mar/12 with Paul Kinnaird

Hidden - Sent dnf - 18/Mar/12

peterbull - Sent - 22/Feb/12

great problem
john lynch - Sent - 21/Feb/12 with Lewis Andrew, rich armour

oliver.ghill91 - Sent x - 19/Feb/12

after trying this last weekend and coming way too close, it felt brilliant to get it quickly and easily. Got the beat totally wired. Brilliant problem! Too short if anything, would love more moves. From watching lots of people trying different beta, i can confidently say this is definitely harder for those much below 6' or with short arms. Sequence is easier with just enough reach, simpler.
jacobjlloyd - Sent x - 11/Feb/12

Did it again because it was wired and i wanted to see if i could do it easily. Spectacularly, it felt like i did. Topped out in the ice this time instead of jumping off from the jugs, because it felt so good!
jacobjlloyd - Sent rpt - 11/Feb/12 with Chris S, james doc, Ross, Jenni, Jonny, Tom Maidwell, Dan Barbour, Dougie

dannyboy83 - Sent x - 11/Feb/12 with Jake

jowgli - Sent x - 08/Feb/12 with matt

Came off the last move a few times, tape on several bloodied tips from throwing myself at it for a fair while perfecting a sequence. Up to the last move is now a path, if i wasn't wrecked by the time i got there i would have popped the last inch to the top. Next time, there is no way it is getting away. What a brilliant problem! Magic. We actually had to tape a fleece glove to the arete, so the dripping water was diverted off the footholds!
jacobjlloyd - Sent dnf - 05/Feb/12 with Ross, Jenni

markalmack - Sent x - 04/Feb/12 with chris todd

Hidden - Sent x - 04/Feb/12

Had managed this a few years ago but climbing in from the right as couldn't do the jump. Didn't quite feel the way. Always wanted to climb it with the pop jump start so pleased to do it today. Really good moves.
Ian Broome - Sent - 29/Jan/12 with Pete

found a great sequence, first 7A+
GuyVG - Sent - 22/Jan/12 with Jo Allen, James Noble, Steve Ramsden

Jeronimo - Sent x - 15/Jan/12 with Dave Westlake

Ethan - Sent β - 14/Jan/12 with Asha, Ted Kingsnorth, Don Walker

Great conditions - floated up it 2nd go. Awesome problem just need to get strong enough for the sit start.
quiffhanger - Sent rpt - 02/Jan/12

Jethro - Sent - Jan/12 with Richard Sharpe

Lewis Stewart - Sent x - 2012

kingholmesy - Sent x - 2012

really really good problem, "modern classic" seems about right
al123 - Sent - 22/Dec/11

Hidden - Sent - 28/Nov/11

Hidden - 20/Oct/11

felt really hard. harder for the short?
highrepute - Sent - 19/Oct/11

Hidden - Sent x - 15/Oct/11

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 15/Oct/11 with Rach and Leo

Hidden - Sent dnf - 11/Jun/11

tuftynick - Sent - 27/Mar/11 with Boza, Aide Jebb

Hidden - Sent - 11/Mar/11

JulesV - 06/Mar/11

From the standing start.
edinbed - Sent - 12/Feb/11

Sorted the first half.
funsized - Sent dnf - 11/Feb/11

Hidden - Sent - 31/Jan/11

Soft. Should have flashed... Didn't commit to last move.
Oli - Sent x - 31/Jan/11 with Nick Willis

jacobjacob - Sent x - 20/Dec/10

Hidden - Sent - 12/Dec/10

Adam Lincoln - Sent O/S - 24/Nov/10 with Arran Deakin

Hidden - Sent - 16/Nov/10

dominic lee - Sent - 22/Oct/10 with nathan lee

Look blooming ages to work out a sequence that worked for me. Felt very hard in the sun.
alaan - Sent x - 10/Oct/10 with Will

About as good as it gets. Rpt.
rice boy - Sent - 29/May/10

Tried it earlier in the year and struggled. Felt much easier today. A classy problem.
Andrew Barker - Sent x - 05/Dec/09 with Chris Taylor

Good problem, good flash...
willackers - Sent β - 05/Dec/09 with Dan Walker

Hidden - Dec/09

pipof747 - 16/Oct/09

E5 6c great grade ha! Like it! Wicked problem. Fell off from the jug at top on my penultimate go.
Ed Booth - Solo - 10/Oct/09 with Gus Hudgins

tedj234 - Sent - 03/Oct/09 with Nicolas Rabb

bfreeman - Sent - 28/Feb/09 with Dan and Jay

Joe Costello - Sent x - 24/Jan/09 with Matt and Liam

Hidden - Sent dnf - 24/Jan/09

TomBoulderer - 2009

Excellent climbing. Tres Bon!
Richard Hession - Sent x - 28/Dec/08

sadams - Sent - 22/Nov/08

Ben Harper - Sent x - 12/Oct/08

dmoir - Sent - 12/Oct/08 with Ben Harper

Hidden - Sent - May/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Sent rpt - 13/Dec/07

Hidden - Sent - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - Sent - 10/Oct/07

Ram MkiV - Sent - 10/Oct/07 with Alex B & Toby

Toby - Sent - 10/Oct/07 with Alex, Steve R

Andrew Jennings - Sent - 07/Jul/07

Hidden - Sent x - 03/Dec/06

Hidden - Sent - Dec/06

Hidden - Sent - 30/Sep/06

Boy - 2006

A modern classic!
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Sent - 27/Apr/05

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