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Shakin' Like a Leaf*** 7a

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[Shakin' Like a Leaf, F7a, High Rock, Cheddar Gorge, 2 kb]Great bolt line up the dark grey wall right of 'Coronation Street' and 'Twilight...'. Nicely sustained and technical.
Gary Gibson 29/Nov/1986

Ticklists: Cheddar Sevens, West Country Climbs.

Photo: Shakin' Like a Leaf, F7a, High Rock, Cheddar Gorge © Jon Didymus
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failed at bolt 6 as tired and pumped. Clip looks good but a bit scary with little feet. must come back!
phardy - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/14

Second RP with darkness approaching, lovely route, thanks to the belaying team!
gg4419 - Lead RP - 17/Nov/13 with Nancy

Hidden - TR dog - 17/Nov/13

Off the upper wall.
Justin T - Lead dog - 17/Nov/13

Great route. Hands got quite cold, but managed to warm them up at the rest. Crux is fairly straightforward when you've got the beets.
Alex Winter - Lead β - 15/Oct/13 with Nick

Frustrating, fell off due to z clipping for the first time ever halfway through the crux rockover. Spent ages faffing at the top trying to work out how to use the terrible mono pockets, turns out there's a much simpler sequence to the right...
thedoctorisin - Lead dog - 06/Oct/13 with anthony

didn't really know where i was going, got pumped, fell.
anthony henry - Lead dog - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Sep/13

Jack_F - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/13 with Pez

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13

skippington - Lead β - 07/Sep/13

Jeronimo - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13

Second try. Great, technical climbing. The crux felt a lot easier than I expected.
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 26/Jun/13

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Harry Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13

AJM - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/13 with Helen Seaborne

Huge thanks to Andy for the shouted beta as I wobbled up this!
hms - Lead β - 13/Jun/13 with AJM

3 attempts. Close on the last but messed up the 1st crux and then tired for the 2nd. I'll be back!
Ian Bell - Lead dog - 09/Jun/13

jsaric - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Ian Bell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

Rad climb with a couple of interesting technical bits.
Martin Grenfell - Lead RP - 04/Jun/13

Got through the first tricky section but then spat off the second, just one move from the jug! It should go next time
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 04/Jun/13 with Ross Davidson

Pippa - Lead rpt - 21/May/13 with Richard

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/13

retro flash
brices - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/13 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12

Luxulyan - Lead RP - Oct/12 with Ed Southwood

2nd RP
Jim Brooke - Lead RP - 18/Jun/12 with Alex

went for the onsight, but slipped off the delicate section after the crux
Jim Brooke - Lead dog - 27/May/12 with Alex

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/May/12

Thought I was going to do this first go. Felt like an onsight.
Gareth Bowen - Lead dog - 24/May/12 with Dave Missing

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/May/12

Naomi Kyan - Lead RP - 12/May/12

James Marshall - Lead - 12/May/12 with rupert

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Cailean Harker - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

2nd RP
ian d f - Lead RP - 28/Mar/12 with Michael P

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 25/Mar/12

Brilliant climbing not very Cheddary F6c?
John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Cherry Bedford, tom rainbow

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - Jan/12 with Tom B

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Lovely tech climbing. Long but didn't feel sustained.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Ross

quiffhanger - Lead β - 27/Nov/11

kateb-oxf - Lead RP - 27/Nov/11

missed a foothold at the crux. nice climb, even in the dark! pulled off a right-hand side pull after the crux, didn't make too much difference imo.
Jonathan Emett - Lead dog - 26/Nov/11 with ed

jonleighton - Lead dog - 26/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11

Harder since hold fell off - hard 7a but perhaps not quite 7a+.
Brian H - Lead RP - 13/Nov/11 with Kafoozalem

Steve Winslow - Lead rpt - 02/Nov/11 with matt cox

missing block doesn't make it a grade harder detract from the quality of the line.
danp - Lead rpt - 28/Oct/11

Lead again after rock fell off it, slightly harder and still as brilliant.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

tommytuffa - Lead - 08/Oct/11 with max

Beautiful
robbie Warke - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Jamie Parfrey

Bates - Lead RP - 23/Sep/11

Nick Allan - Lead RP - 20/Sep/11

Retroflash putting clips in. Excellent moves. Fitting route to end the summer evening sessions with.
AJM - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/11 with Charles Hubbard

Chubbard - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/11 with AJM

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jun/11

PeterDawson - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

Billg - Lead rpt - 15/May/11 with Will Calvert

paultaylor - Lead RP - 15/May/11 with Dave

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

al99 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Mike Coles

Caspian Johnson - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11 with Julian

1st rp
Dan_Carroll - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11 with caspian

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/11

Pippa - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Jon

One fall. So close.
TommityP - Lead dog - 05/Feb/11

willbatho - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/11

Holds were wet. Great.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 15/Jan/11 with Antony

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/10

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/10 with Jon Didymus

Nicola - Lead dog - 10/Oct/10 with Ade

Ade7 - TR dog - 09/Oct/10 with Nicola

two attempts - hardest sport climb completed done to date.
benkelsey - 2nd dog - 04/Oct/10 with Alex Randall

Fell off onsight attempt with anchor at eye level; then found giant foot hold. Very disappointed with outcome, but pleased with the effort.
jgustafsson - Lead dog - 04/Oct/10 with Pino

Kevster - Lead - 02/Oct/10

almost onsight, stupid foot movements spat me off.
archiecb - Lead β - 24/Sep/10 with Max

2nd go
tom.e - Lead RP - 22/Sep/10 with Charlie Everett

Good beta from Wendy.. Would have been a great flash on lead
DrGav - TR β - 19/Sep/10 with Wendy

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Chris Barr

Chris_barr - Lead β - 12/Sep/10 with Dan

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Rosea

i_a_coops - Lead β - 27/Jul/10 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jun/10

Did it first redpoint try.
ericinbristol - Lead RP - 26/Jun/10 with Max

Georgina Brooke - TR dnf - 26/Jun/10

koalapie - Lead RP - 26/Jun/10

Went up with the intention of just putting the clips in to redpoint it but actually ended up climbing it clean. Finally. A massive tick off my list!
Tomar - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/10 with "Brosky"

Cool moves but pretty polished. Sustained and interesting all the way
Glyn - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Bez

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10

got to first crux, almost made it to ledge.
gknyus - TR dnf - 24/Jun/10 with Welshman

Soft? lovely delicate technical climbing
Tris.w - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Rob Mcgregor

thomb - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with David Coley

Chubbard - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10 with Ray

retro flash - brilliant route
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead β - 17/Jun/10 with Doug

Bristoldave - Lead β - 17/Jun/10 with pete, douglas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10

Painful on the toes
jimmatthews - Lead β - 14/Jun/10

good stuff, but no where near getting it clean
davidrblakeman - Lead dog - 13/Jun/10

colesy - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

Lovely. i'll be back for this one...
AlexD - Lead dog - 23/May/10

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/10

Top roped a couple of weeks ago and got it clean today - lovely!
Wendy - Lead rpt - 19/May/10 with Dean Russell

James Moyle - TR dog - 13/May/10

Probably won't be leading this any time soon. Sequencey and smeary in places.
Gareth Bowen - TR dnf - 13/May/10 with James Moyle

2nd go, great climb
tommytuffa - Lead RP - 10/May/10 with tomar

Got it clean without stress last try on on top rope after working out the key sequences. Felt like flowing nicely through it. I am so gonna lead it and smash it next time! Such a nice climb.
Tomar - TR RP - 10/May/10 with weakaaron

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

hard for 7a! far too tired and hungover. last route of the day. would go if fresh.
mynameisjen - Lead dog - 06/May/10 with John Warner

Nice!
willackers - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

Some more holds have fallen off. New sequence off undercut. Brilliant route.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 13/Apr/10 with Duncan

brices - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

eddy-on-the-rocks - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2010

Garrouli - Lead O/S - 2010

tom harrison - 2010

Rosea Day - Lead RP - 2010

very nice indeed. from the third bolt the nice technical moves just keep going.nearly muffed the top, had to down climb a tad to match feet on good hold. chuffed.
w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with steve

Luke d - TR O/S - 17/Oct/09

Warmed up. Great route.
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 04/Oct/09 with Anais

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 04/Oct/09 with Mike Dawes

Billg - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/09 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead β - 26/Sep/09 with Bill Gregory

Superb route. First 7a onsight!
northerngreg - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09 with Chris Gibson

Echoes from the shouting and cackling chav family in the car park were bouncing around the gorge. The dad mooned "have a look at MY cheddar gorge".
Tim M - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Chris Sims

A lot easier when you can feel your fingers.... great route.
chris sm - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/09 with Cheesesarnie

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jun/09

Stefan Kruger - Lead RP - 20/Jun/09 with Sarah Porter

Hidden - Lead β - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

westyb3 - Lead O/S - Apr/09

The warm up! Needed to get some kit back out of twilight after a mate's big lob.
Paz - Lead rpt - 14/Mar/09 with WG

Fell off one move after the hard bit.... bugger.
chris sm - Lead dog - 22/Feb/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Finally! In the snow.
Chubbard - Lead RP - 04/Jan/09 with J Robinson

Ian Fidd - Lead β - 2009 with Steve Webb

2 goes
Chubbard - Lead dog - 29/Nov/08 with J Robinson

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Oct/08

Billg - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Bob Brewer

Had loads of beta from John, but still felt pretty hard for 7a! Awesome climbing though!
derico - Lead β - 28/Sep/08 with Sadact

Finally!!
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 28/Sep/08 with Dave Pattinson

Fell off 1 bolt from the top absolutely gutted! Route reading error but will have it next time! Awesome route!
SamStokes - Lead dog - 21/Sep/08 with Alex Harper

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/08

2 slips... weaker since exams
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 17/Jun/08 with George

Felt harder than the day before! Finished it more direct - thankfully I didn't need to pull on the monos.
Paz - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/08 with TS2

1st or 2nd RP after previously bricking it on it once or twice. Steped R to finish, bringing me close to The Fall
Paz - Lead RP - 03/Jun/08 with TS2

Nailed in an after-work session. Chuffed to get it so quickly. Great moves on the grey sheet - technical and sustained. First 7a.....
AJM - Lead RP - 13/May/08 with Jim Robertson

A couple more attempts at this route today. Nearly. Mid section has a deceptively tricky sequence. Sorry to admit I broke a small foothold (and 2 brick sized blocks from underneath it!) off the crux 02/03/08, making the sequence harder - though still not more than english 6a. Changed the grade? Perhaps..
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 01/Mar/08 with Eden

hung on almost every bolt :(
Chubbard - Lead dog - 27/Jan/08 with J Robinson

eddieclimb - Lead RP - Nov/07 with Jason Parker

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Jun/07

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Tom Harrison

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

Richard White - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Paz - Lead dog - 15/Sep/06 with FM

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Chris Snell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/06

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Nothing desperate but lots of brit 5c/6a moves.
Paul Robertson - Lead RP - Oct/05 with Guy Percival

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Sep/05

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - Dec/04 with Stu Bradbury

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/04

FA, two falls
Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - 29/Nov/86 with John Shaw, Matt Ward, Gary Gibson, Gordon Jenkin, Martin Crocker

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Style of ascent

Lead159 of 175 (90.9%)
Followed2 of 175 (1.1%)
Toproped10 of 175 (5.7%)
Unknown4 of 175 (2.3%)

'Climbed'15 of 175 (8.6%)
clean O/S51 of 175 (29.1%)
clean β17 of 175 (9.7%)
clean rpt22 of 175 (12.6%)
clean RP33 of 175 (18.9%)
dogged33 of 175 (18.9%)
dnf4 of 175 (2.3%)