Shakin' Like a Leaf*** 7a
[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, Road to 7a, cheddar.

Photo: Shakin' Like a Leaf, F7a, High Rock, Cheddar Gorge © Jon Didymus
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Vespa63 - Lead RP - 29/Jun/15

dparsons - Lead RP - 29/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15

jonleighton - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/15

Fell on 2nd crux on RP. Got it sussed for next time though
henry.jeffreys - Lead dog - 18/Jun/15 with Em K

First 7a onsite! Good holds all the way.
s0458892 - Lead β - 18/Jun/15

First proper 7a in UK :-)
tash - Lead RP - 18/Jun/15 with Tristan

Big holds all the way up with maybe two hard moves. In the rain, first full os lead after 3 years away. Felt great!
mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/15

k_k - Lead RP - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15

Definitely lived up to expectations! very onsightable for a F7a, though was a few metres short this time...
TomJ - Lead RP - 14/Jun/15 with Kuang

Always a pleasure to get back on classics like this
Caspian Johnson - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/15 with Nick Jones

Grabbed lost bolt after going wrong way.
patrickcd - Lead dog - 14/Jun/15 with Simon

1st RP after getting used to Cheddar weirdness.
gaz.marshall - Lead RP - 11/Jun/15 with Rich Bennett

Great route but had more fun on Get That Man.
JackMac - Lead RP - 05/Jun/15 with Dan 85

LRob - Lead - 03/Jun/15

JackMac - Lead dog - 22/May/15 with Dan 85

Great climbing
vertigo - Lead RP - 17/May/15 with Simon

Hidden - Lead β - 01/May/15

1 o/s attempt then got it 2nd time.
felixizzy - Lead RP - 24/Apr/15 with Dave

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/15 with felix

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/15

cornishben - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/15 with Rich Draisey

Awesome. Quick warm up and refresh on moves and nailed it.
Cheese Monkey - Lead RP - 12/Mar/15 with Ric E

first go to work out the moves, second time it all came together! its technical throughout and just a really nice line i thought - really enjoyed it!
RichyBOYY - Lead RP - 12/Mar/15 with Ben Darby

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/15

chakrit - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/15

Awesome route. Got it wrong on 2nd crux though then ran out of daylight. Next time!
Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 05/Mar/15 with Ric E

first go I sussed it, second i fluffed the second crux!! and then it was dark...
RichyBOYY - Lead dog - 05/Mar/15 with Ben Darby

Thanks to Brian for the impetus to have a go.Must go back and try and get it.
alice fuller - Lead dog - 26/Oct/14 with Brian Hannon

simonpearson - Lead RP - 22/Oct/14 with Andy Brice

lawsy_boy1 - Lead - 05/Oct/14

5210Hill - Lead RP - 05/Oct/14 with James Law

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14

Dizz - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with Conor

Great warm down at end of day. Really enjoyed it.
quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/14 with Ian C, Rachel

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/14 with B.Brewer

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Oct/14

Rosea Day - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/14 with Jerome Gill

jiggerypokery - Lead RP - 29/Sep/14 with Rosea Day

PalfreyN - Lead RP - 23/Sep/14

Second go. Gutted not to onsight it. On onsight attempt, got high after doing all the tricky moves but got pumped out trying to clip after following some misleading chalked (poor) holds. Awesome route.
DJ Nelson - Lead RP - 15/Sep/14 with Micaela Langellotti

Hardest warmup I've ever done, I was shakin like a leaf alright!
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/14 with Lukasz Harazin

Oops got confused on the roof. Very stretchy end, unsure if did it right. Very good route.
DrGav - Lead dog - 09/Sep/14 with Wendy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14

lewisrichardson - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with sam

Brilliant route. Well chuffed to get it.
bonelessivar - Lead RP - 24/Jun/14 with Alan

Trisha Murphy - Lead β - 20/Jun/14 with Bradley

Had a go up to 7th bolt between Ric's attempts.
wurzelinzummerset - TR dnf - 19/Jun/14 with Ric

Fluffed the flash. Top roped clean then next go.
Jon Didymus - Lead RP - 18/Jun/14 with Nick, Rich

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/14

Annoyingly slipped off the onsight, got 2nd go. Great climbing
afrosam - Lead RP - 17/Jun/14 with DaveX

DaveX - Lead dog - 17/Jun/14 with Afrosam

Hidden - TR β - 17/Jun/14

frigging awesome
hankyc - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14

will909 - Lead β - 10/Jun/14

first clean 7a
robbo99 - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14

robbo99 - Lead dog - 08/Jun/14 with Tim Ellerton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/14

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

sasomsok - Lead RP - Jun/14

Didn't notice any crux.
J1_TOV - Lead O/S - 21/May/14

Oliver Tilbury - Lead β - 19/May/14

Robheirene - Lead RP - 18/May/14 with Tomas Pupsys

2nd go.
Pathological_Climber - Lead RP - 18/May/14

Felt lovely! So different from first time when I was scared!
mountain_jay - Lead rpt - 18/May/14 with Richard Bennett, Pippa Froggatt

Great route, awesome moves. Hoping this to be first clear 7a lead
robbo99 - Lead dog - 17/May/14 with Tim Ellerton

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/May/14

brices - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/14 with Llinos

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

Tommyads - 2014

Awesome climb well worth repeating!
Samworkman1989 - Lead G/U - 2014

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...
ollie_e - 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

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Jun/13

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

lewisrichardson - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13 with dad

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

tskelhon - Lead O/S - 2013

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 rpt - 28/Oct/11 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

tommytuffa - Lead - 08/Oct/11 with max

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

LC - 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

Hidden - 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

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 with Gav, James Davies

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

billb - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Rich Smith

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

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

Hidden - Lead β - 2009

Kev Little - Lead O/S - 2009

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

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

Hidden - 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

just one more - Lead - 28/Sep/04 with Max B

just one more - Lead - 24/Sep/04 with tim b

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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