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Shock of the New** 7b+

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Desperate start, then pumpy climbing to the mother of all jugs. Climb to a ledge at 3m. Make hard moves past an eco-bolt to better holds. Move leftwards to a hold in a wide break, then up into a scoop. A sequence of moves on improving pockets leads to a massive hidden jug. Finish more easily, but with one more awkward move.

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This climb is in 76 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

First 7b+ in an after work session, well worth trying! Another fine evening in the gorge with team sends
derico - Lead RP - 17/Apr/14 with Sadact

1st Redpoint, really surprised to get this so fast! Chuffed!
thedoctorisin - Lead RP - 05/Apr/14 with Tomar

Got through the start at last (cooler conditions help a lot) Fought very hard with lots of involuntary grunting. Felt solid to me.
Dan Savory - Lead RP - 29/Sep/13 with Paul Edwards

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jun/13

Almost!
Michelle W - Lead dog - 30/Jun/13 with Jenni

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/13

tommytuffa - Lead RP - 10/Jun/13 with Libby

2nd go
Peter Dickinson - Lead RP - 26/May/13 with Leiko Miura

really good route, first 7b+ outside
yan hawkins - Lead RP - 19/May/13

2nd go, really pleasant climbing
brices - Lead RP - 02/Mar/13 with Jamie

James Marshall - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/13 with ollie

A little unbalanced, but a good route!
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 19/Jun/12 with Jenni

Hidden - TR dog - 19/Jun/12

Worth coming back for....
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 17/Jun/12 with Jenni, Ivor

iforwms - 2nd dog - 17/Jun/12 with Warner

2nd go. been wanting to try this for ages amazing route - bit tough for the end of the day!
Dan Jenkin - Lead RP - 19/May/12 with Rebecca Partridge, Rich Jenkin, Gordon Jenkin

2nd RP
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 18/May/12 with David Rose

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/May/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/May/12

2nd RP, first F7b+! Awesome route, great climbing!!!
Joe Innes - Lead RP - 18/May/12 with Laurent Moseley

1st redpoint attempt, proper 7b+ and utterly brilliant.
richiebongo - Lead RP - 15/Apr/12 with Ra

Too knackered for the send, end of 4th day climbing. Account open! Felt ok, should go early next time!
Adam Booth - Lead dog - 01/Apr/12 with Martin Cleaver, David Liu

1st RP
Martin Cleaver - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with david

flows well, awesome route. went 3rd go
davidliu - Lead RP - 01/Apr/12 with Adam Booth, Martin Cleaver

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

John Mcshea - Lead RP - 25/Mar/12 with Crispin Carpenter

Felt hard!
Justin T - Lead dog - 25/Mar/12

Great route, powerful and then pumpy. A nice tick to finish of a productive weekend
Tris.w - Lead RP - 18/Mar/12 with Tomar

AMAZING! There is just no let up on this, fantastic moves all the way, nice and intricate climbing! Cant wait to get strong enough to claim this one!
SamStokes - TR dog - 06/Nov/11 with Ben Matthews

2nd RP
Bristoldave - Lead RP - 24/Sep/11 with Pete Polish

1st proper 7b+. Super psyched! Took me quite a few goes to stick the crux at the bottom but once I got it just raced to the top. Awesome sustained moves all the way!
Tomar - Lead RP - 28/Jun/11 with Oliver Beesley

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Jun/11

Pippa - Lead dog - 25/Jun/11 with Jon

Garrouli - Lead RP - 25/May/11 with Pete

came off at the 2 finger pocket! tired.
willbatho - Lead dog - 20/May/11

2nd attempt today.
TommityP - Lead RP - 18/May/11

Very close!
TommityP - Lead dog - 11/May/11

Felt hard but very good! Crux is harder for short people!
Wendy - Lead RP - 12/Apr/11 with Tom Ball

westyb3 - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/11 with Matt Cox

mikeshewring - TR dog - 02/Apr/11

2nd redpoint after fallin on start once, amazing climb, on of the best ive done, sustained all the way
BenNorman - Lead RP - 19/Mar/11 with Jack R-N

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/11

Steve Winslow - Jan/11

2nd go in the rain as it was getting dark good route
Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 06/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Oct/10

almost onsighted.
Spacetourist - Lead RP - Aug/10 with Rosea

First 7b+. Awesome route.
Bob Loblaw - Lead RP - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/May/10

Awesome! One and a half goes a couple of weeks ago, aborted due to rain. Second go today. Middle of the road 7b+
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 26/May/10 with Tom Ball, Howard

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/10 with max

Hidden - Lead RP - Apr/10

brilliant route tried to flash it but missed a crucal hold
Luke d - Lead dog - 21/Mar/10

Bottom move desperate - once past that the rest fairly straight forward. good route
billb - 2010

tom harrison - 2010

gazhbo - Lead RP - 2010

James Marshall - Lead RP - Jun/09

This was very staminary. It may be hard for the grade..?
ashwah - Lead RP - 21/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/May/09

eddieclimb - Lead RP - Jan/08 with Rebecca Edwards

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/07

westyb3 - Lead O/S - Sep/06

Rob Kennard - Mar/06 with Dan Kennard, Rich White

Sent at last, on the 3rd try (to get the draws back).
Paz - Lead RP - 10/Feb/06 with PR

Shock of the old in my case.
Paul Robertson - Lead RP - 10/Feb/06 with Paz

Day four. Nearly got it.
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 28/Jan/06 with Mark Courtiour

Day three. Still can't do the crux.
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 26/Jan/06 with Paz

Day 3!
Paz - TR dog - 26/Jan/06 with PR

Day two.
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 20/Jan/06 with Guy Percival

Paz - Lead dog - 26/Nov/05 with FM

Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 18/Nov/05 with Guy Percival

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 21/Oct/05 with nick

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Dec/04

John Southworth - Lead RP - Nov/04 with Bruno Marks

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - Mar/04 with Adam Mulholland

Hidden - Lead - 1996

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Style of ascent

Lead67 of 76 (88.2%)
Followed1 of 76 (1.3%)
Toproped4 of 76 (5.3%)
Unknown4 of 76 (5.3%)

'Climbed'6 of 76 (7.9%)
clean O/S2 of 76 (2.6%)
clean β1 of 76 (1.3%)
clean rpt5 of 76 (6.6%)
clean RP42 of 76 (55.3%)
dogged20 of 76 (26.3%)