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Clashing Socks 7b

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One of the longer lines on the wall that features a tough section on the final headwall. Start below an ivy patch. 24m. Climb to a rope thread. Ascend the wall on the left of the ivy patch and continue past the right side of an overhang at two-thirds height. Climb the steep headwall with difficulty to finish. © ROCKFAX
Start below a large in-situ thread. Climb the lower wall past three bolts, moving left at the third, then up through guano and back right. Hard sequence on the upper wall to a ledge and abseil station.
M J Crocker 25/Nov/1990

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This climb is in 93 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Felt harder than last time. Not enjoying this one.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 09/Apr/14 with Alex Winter

Alex Winter - Lead RP - 09/Apr/14 with Nick

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Charles Dawson

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Mar/14

On the second go up felt myself getting back into climbing on rock. A good effort, ultimately unsuccessful but might have got it if I'd had my beta sorted out for the headwall. Totally out of power for a third attempt.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 07/Mar/14 with Alex Winter

Getting close, but no potato.
Alex Winter - Lead dog - 07/Mar/14 with Nick

On a beautiful sunny day :) nice headwall moves.
DorsetGareth - Lead RP - 01/Mar/14 with Pip

brices - Lead RP - 16/Feb/14 with Llinos

holister - Lead RP - 30/Nov/13 with andy, lee

Fell off a flash a few weeks back. First go today putting draws in.
AJM - Lead RP - 25/Nov/13 with Shaun

Cheese Monkey - Lead dog - 22/Nov/13 with Helen, Andy

second session. After a couple of goes to get the moves at the bottom and top to flow as easily as possible. Did not use the huge sidepull extreme right as it seemed off route
hms - Lead RP - 14/Nov/13 with AJM

Hidden - Nov/13

Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead rpt - 31/Oct/13 with Charlotte Warner

Claudia Harvey - Lead - 20/Oct/13 with Rachel Keys

Think it deserved more than one star to be honest. Got soaked on the top-out!
Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Charlotte Warner

tobydunford - Lead RP - 19/Oct/13 with Kirsty Kerr

After working on TR, managed to lead it almost the whole way through the upper crux sequence then didn't get quite the reach to the last good hold. Hauled back up, and led to the top easily.
hms - Lead dog - 17/Oct/13 with AJM

2nd go.
El3ctroFuzz - Lead RP - 12/Oct/13 with Elaine Budden

Elaine Budden - Lead RP - 12/Oct/13 with tom bunn

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Sep/13

wi11 - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/13 with Nat

First go today, tried it Last route of the day last time I was here. Foot slipped on last move, super close to first 7b flash.
natalietanzer - Lead RP - 18/Jun/13 with will

Billg - Lead RP - 10/Jun/13 with Pete, Lee Bateman

chrisscutt - Lead RP - 22/May/13 with andy, lee

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Mar/13

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Feb/13

Rick hard Rock - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/13 with Donald

1st 7b onsight. Happy New Year!
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Ellen Cobby

1st RP happy with that. Nice route could get 2 star if not for the crappy start
Marti999 - Lead RP - 02/Dec/12 with Debbie, Alex Dennis

debbie roberts - 2nd - 02/Dec/12 with Marti999

Finally! Hard 7b for me.
TommityP - Lead RP - 18/Nov/12

Fantastic sequence at the top. I worked out all the moves but wasn't quite able to redpoint it frustratingly. Must return and get this.
jonleighton - Lead dog - 20/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Oct/12

I will be back!
al99 - Lead dog - 29/Sep/12 with Martina Zandonella

RP1
alek - Lead RP - 05/Sep/12 with Martin Cleaver

Came off on last move!
TommityP - Lead dog - 14/Aug/12

EmilyElouise - TR dog - 14/Aug/12

TommityP - Lead dog - 04/Aug/12

EmilyElouise - TR dog - 04/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/12

Getting the quick draws in is harder than climbing the route.
TommityP - Lead dog - 26/May/12

EmilyElouise - 2nd dog - 26/May/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/May/12

Loose rock and strange bolting. Not worth the effort to get back on.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 08/May/12 with Jenni

Garrouli - Lead RP - 04/May/12 with Jerome, Jak

Martin Cleaver - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/12 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - Lead β - 18/Apr/12 with martin cleaver

Bristoldave - Lead RP - 15/Apr/12 with Cusco

valecoastclimber - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - TR dog - 07/Apr/12

Glyn - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with Ivor

Hidden - Lead β - Apr/12

Bates - Lead RP - 28/Mar/12 with Andy Brice

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12

Jordan - Lead β - 11/Mar/12

Fun moves at the top! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMAhr3Qkgds
Tris.w - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Jo stunt

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Feb/12

Justin T - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12

Ciro - Lead RP - 28/Jan/12 with Ramon

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/Jan/12

2nd redpoint try.
ericinbristol - Lead RP - 04/Jan/12 with Rob

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

3rd RP. Used a good sidepull out right to go onto the face at the top. Felt easy for 7b that way.
Tomar - Lead RP - 17/Dec/11 with Ross Davidson

JKinsella - Lead RP - 17/Dec/11

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11

Kevster - Lead RP - 27/Nov/11

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/11 with Rosea

2nd go. Not hard for 7b.
jgustafsson - Lead RP - 13/Nov/11 with Ian

Ramon Marin - Lead RP - 13/Nov/11 with adam brown

Lots of beta from Dick
James Marshall - Lead β - 13/Jun/11 with dick

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Nov/10 with Ben West

not clean
Kevster - Lead - 06/Aug/10

Hidden - TR dnf - 24/Apr/10

westyb3 - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Heather Ogston

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead RP - 17/Jan/10 with Rich

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Jan/10

Hard 7b
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 17/Jan/10 with Ed

tom harrison - 2010

Awesome dynamic top section. Sadly was two tired for it
Glyn - Lead dog - 19/Apr/09 with Jonny

Wet holds on upper wall
Billg - Lead dog - 24/Jan/09 with James Kauntze

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 11/Jul/08 with paul

eddieclimb - Lead RP - 27/Jun/08 with Rebecca Edwards

Jake Shaw - Lead RP - 2007

Paul Robertson - Lead dnf - 24/Mar/06 with Mark Courtiour

Ally Smith - 2006

3rd day on.
Paz - Lead RP - Apr/05 with SK

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Style of ascent

Lead83 of 93 (89.2%)
Followed2 of 93 (2.2%)
Toproped5 of 93 (5.4%)
Unknown3 of 93 (3.2%)

'Climbed'8 of 93 (8.6%)
clean O/S13 of 93 (14.0%)
clean β5 of 93 (5.4%)
clean rpt2 of 93 (2.2%)
clean RP38 of 93 (40.9%)
dogged22 of 93 (23.7%)
dnf5 of 93 (5.4%)