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Ringpiece - The Calf* V9 6c+ / f7C

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[One cold ring piece, 2 kb]A sit-down start to the next route. © ROCKFAX

Photo: One cold ring piece © Mike Goldthorp
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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

went from the pinch and sloper, quite hard to stick the swing.
Nathaniel Larsson - Sent x - 15/Aug/14 with Louise Hall

First session, took about an hour and a half, found it fairly steady at the grade.
CallumC - Sent - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - Sent x - 02/May/14

Hidden - Sent x - 16/Apr/14

Bennykr - Sent x - 01/Mar/14 with John Thornton

james.f.williamson - Sent x - 01/Feb/14 with grubes

Most enjoyable. 7Bish probably about right. It definitely ain't 7C!
Will Hunt - Sent x - 19/Nov/13 with Andyd

Another Ilkley nemesis down. This has always seemed desperate until I found the sequence that works for me. Felt steady when it went, 7B I think. Loss of ring has made the end easier to drop but probably no physically harder. Still absolutely classic.
AlistairB - Sent x - 26/Sep/13

7b ish.
Nicolas Duboust - Sent x - 12/May/13 with Peter Wilkinson

i_a_coops - 2013

Night session. 3 different methods. Finger friendly.
jacobjacob - Sent x - 13/Nov/12

Hidden - Sent x - 07/Oct/12

soft 7b. and that was with the pinch and crimp on the right damp.
samrad - Sent - 04/Oct/12 with Bennykr

get in, and definitely not 7B+ as a result
xican - Sent β - 17/Jun/12

2 goes, the ring has now gone.
peewee2008 - Sent x - 08/Apr/12

sparkass - Sent x - 05/Apr/12

7b/+. Psyched. 30 minutes in top conditions. vimeo.com/31273335
nathanlee - Sent x - 28/Oct/11 with Dom Lee

Might just be suited to this but thought soft 7b. Couple of goes
BobbyG - Sent - 23/Sep/11

DRHolmes - Sent - 12/Sep/11

A couple of goes. 7b.
willackers - Sent x - 10/Sep/11 with Andy E

Andrew1 - Sent - 08/Mar/11 with Joe

Hidden - Sent dnf - 19/Dec/10

Hidden - Sent - 20/Nov/10

kippa - Sent - 15/Apr/10

Hidden - Sent dnf - 14/Mar/10

Good moves
Richard Hession - Sent x - 20/Feb/10

little tom - 2010

Hidden - Sent x - 11/Jul/09

Hidden - Sent - 02/May/09

easy, in a few goes.
C coldwell-storry - Sent x - Mar/09 with rob lay

A very good problem. Soft even for the 7b/+ grade given in the new Yorkshire Grit Bouldering guide.
Andrew Barker - Sent x - 17/Feb/09

kieranrex - 07/Feb/09 with Mike Goldthorp

charliehw - Sent - 25/Jan/09 with Andrew Smith

Ram MkiV - Sent - 12/Nov/08 with Alm, tom &stead

Really good, don't ignore the undercut, you don't really need to use the arete at all!! 7b/+ in new guide
Toby - Sent - 17/Sep/08 with Tom N

Chazz - Sent x - 07/Mar/08 with Owen Tomkins, Tucker, Matt Rowat

Hidden - Sent x - Mar/07

Hidden - Sent x - 02/Dec/06

quality! - igore the undercut and go straight to the arete/sloper with two heel hooks
Grimny-lyn - the merry dwarf - Sent x - 18/Feb/06 with Mike Stacey

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Sent x - May/04

Hidden - Sent x - 18/Dec/00

Hidden - Sent O/S - 2000

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Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard V100 of 13
V100 of 13
easy V100 of 13
hard V90 of 13
V90 of 13
easy V90 of 13
hard V8+10 of 13
V8+0 of 13
easy V8+3 of 13
3 Stars10 of 20
2 Stars9 of 20
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Style of ascent

Bouldered39 of 43 (90.7%)
Unknown4 of 43 (9.3%)

'Climbed'15 of 43 (34.9%)
clean O/S1 of 43 (2.3%)
clean β1 of 43 (2.3%)
clean RP24 of 43 (55.8%)
dnf2 of 43 (4.7%)