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The Minstrel* 7a+

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Retrobolted and more direct. Used to be E4 6b. Follow jugs until then run out, then make hard moves up rightwards. Latch the top, then clip the lower-off.
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This climb is in 62 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

supersouthward - Lead RP - 2014 with dave buckley

Bit eliminate, but good boulder problem in the sky - need to stay direct for the grade but still pretty soft!
eddieclimb - Lead RP - 12/Oct/13 with Dan Webber

First go today
Jim Brooke - Lead RP - 04/Jul/13 with shoulders, Rich

crux for me is moving my right foot...
Jim Brooke - Lead dog - 02/Jul/13 with Rich

Did it second attempt
Michelle W - Lead RP - 08/Jun/13

Gav A - Lead β - 08/Jun/13 with luke

shoulders - Lead β - 05/Jun/13 with rich smith

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jun/13

Don't understand the description. Hard moves up rightwards, surely? Very reach-dependent, ranging literally from about 6b+ to 7b+ I would think.
johncoxmysteriously - Lead RP - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Apr/13

Off the last hold on onsight, got it next go. Several ways to skin the proverbial cat.
Justin T - Lead RP - 21/Apr/13

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13

Danny_boulders - Lead RP - 2013 with Paul Norris, Robin O'Leary

Dizz - TR dog - 27/Oct/12 with Hugh T

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12 with tom maidwell

tom106 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12 with dannyb

nath_casper - Lead dog - 29/Jul/12

Gareth Bowen - Lead dog - 09/Jun/12 with Nathan Goddard

Good punchy crimp moves
Tris.w - Lead RP - 04/Jun/12 with James marshall

tried a few years befor first time today
brices - Lead RP - 20/May/12 with Joe Day

1st time back out on rock this year, refined the sequence even further. Lovely.
DrGav - Lead RP - 12/May/12 with Wendy

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Apr/12

lukehodson - Lead RP - 23/Oct/11 with Tom Ireson, Charlotte Latter

i_a_coops - Lead β - 23/Oct/11 with Jenni

So close. Found a better foot sequence late in the day.
DrGav - Lead dog - 29/Aug/11 with Wendy

Worked the crux out. Chuffed. Basically three hard pulls. Too tired to rp.
DrGav - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11 with Wendy

2nd go, although think i tried it years ago.
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 27/Jul/11 with Tom Brookes

Garrouli - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Jak

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11

Good moves at the top, would be an awesome route if it was just more of the top...
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Ed Heslam

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11

Unfortunately, went up and right (followed the chalk) - definitely not a v5 move - therefore a bit eliminate...not a fan!
rubben - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Marcus O'Leary

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Jun/11

pearson9596 - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/11 with Steve Robinson

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11

Bates - Lead RP - Apr/11

lots of chalk going right at the top, seems a bit eliminate
tombeasley - Lead dog - 27/Mar/11

jominator - Lead - Mar/11 with realchardarmy

pearson9596 - Lead RP - 30/Jan/11

ian d f - Lead RP - 30/Jan/11 with Michael P

stevorobs3 - Lead RP - 2011 with Michael Pearson

Hidden - Lead RP - 06/Nov/10

tommytuffa - Lead RP - 01/Nov/10 with Rafeal

Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Oct/10

TommityP - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/10

Final climb of the day, so perhaps the crimpy finish felt particularly thin.
DrGav - Lead dog - 30/May/10 with Wendy

James Moyle - Lead dnf - 19/May/10 with Richard Popp

Paul Robertson - Lead RP - 01/Apr/10 with Guy Percival

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 01/Apr/10 with paul

Didnt grab the top - instead grabbed the ring because it was waaaaaay too soggy to hold the top.
archiecb - Lead RP - 04/Dec/09 with Ben Broche

westyb3 - Lead O/S - Sep/09

morphy richards - 10/Jun/09 with Tim

Retro'd/ reequipped. 7a ish.
Paz - Lead RP - 08/Apr/09 with MT

Came off on the last hold first go, got it clean straight after that. Easier moves lower down followed by a bouldery finish.
northerngreg - Lead RP - 04/Apr/09 with Jo Lee

Indeed this has been retrobolted. Didn't know what route it was but had a crack anyway. Looked about Fr6b so wondered why I kept coming off. I guess it's around Fr7a?
northerngreg - Lead dog - 30/Mar/09 with Jo Lee

hard upper slippery crimp sequence.
bensendz - Lead RP - 2009

Hidden - Lead RP - 15/May/08

NeilManley - Lead β - Apr/06

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Style of ascent

Lead59 of 62 (95.2%)
Toproped2 of 62 (3.2%)
Unknown1 of 62 (1.6%)

'Climbed'3 of 62 (4.8%)
clean O/S9 of 62 (14.5%)
clean β4 of 62 (6.5%)
clean rpt1 of 62 (1.6%)
clean RP32 of 62 (51.6%)
dogged11 of 62 (17.7%)
dnf2 of 62 (3.2%)