Islands in the City 7a+
[Working things at the wave, 4 kb]Gain ledges and make hard moves over a roof to deep pockets. Finish more easily.

Photo: Working things at the wave © Stanners

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This climb is in 128 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Quality moves all the way.
ericinbristol - Lead RP - 06/Dec/14 with Steve justonemore

Jon Didymus - Lead dog - 06/Dec/14 with Paul

Great moves all the way, but easy to pump out
just one more - Lead RP - 06/Dec/14 with ericinbristol

just one more - Lead dog - 03/Dec/14 with ericinbristol

Hidden - Lead RP - Nov/14

just one more - Lead dog - 31/Oct/14 with tim b

Great route!
vertigo - Lead RP - 06/Oct/14 with Eric

Jon Didymus - Lead dog - 27/Sep/14 with Paulo

TomJ - Lead dog - 20/Sep/14 with TomD

This has everything! Reachy in places which seem to create big pump. Hard 7a+ for the shorter climber but great fun for everyone. I'd repeat this just for fun factor. 2 stars in my book. Get on it!
J1_TOV - Lead RP - 03/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead RP - 20/Jul/14

Psyched to get this! Even didn't have to top rope it first!!
Hannah Brading - Lead RP - 08/Jul/14 with Cailean Harker

2nd go, wronghanded on onsight, cool moves especaially as you near the top!
hankyc - Lead RP - 16/Jun/14

2nd go today
Jim Brooke - Lead RP - 31/May/14 with Dan Webber

Wasn't fresh enough on my RP attempt, really good moves
jacobjohncharles - Lead dog - 26/May/14

2 RP attempts. poor beta under the roof on the 1st. lobbed off the last hold on the 2nd. should go next time.
Jim Brooke - Lead dog - 25/May/14 with Rich

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/14

Demon successfully banished. Hard 7a?
Nick Russell - Lead RP - 20/May/14

afrosam - Lead RP - 18/Apr/14 with DaveX

chrisscutt - Lead RP - 12/Apr/14 with ant

afrosam - Lead dog - 08/Mar/14 with DaveX

Still seeping
Jon Didymus - TR dog - 11/Dec/13

fought losing battle with seepage under overhang
Jon Didymus - Lead dog - 28/Nov/13 with Rich

richiebongo - Lead dog - 28/Nov/13 with Jon Didymus

dmoir - Lead β - 20/Sep/13 with Dave Rad

Bristoldave - Lead RP - 20/Sep/13 with dave

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Sep/13

Phil Belcher - Lead RP - 14/Sep/13 with Dan

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead RP - 19/Aug/13

tom169 - Lead RP - 11/Aug/13 with Joe D, Gav

jld579 - Lead - 11/Aug/13

Gav A - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/13 with joe d, Tom m

Ellis Butler-Barker - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Charlotte Warner

tombeasley - Lead RP - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Jun/13

brices - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Mike, Cailean

An improvement on last time: no trip to the hospital! Too late for more than one attempt though, so no RP today. I've got all the moves, should go pretty soon.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 31/May/13 with Mark

Cool to get it done. Smart little route
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 27/May/13 with C

Decent little bouldery thing, amazing how pumped you can get in 8 metres of climbing...
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 07/May/13 with Gav Symonds, Hannah B, Cailean Harker

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/13

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

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 2013

Hard bouldery start which I couldn't repeat after my first attempt :( One to come back to.
jonleighton - Lead dog - 27/Oct/12

Attempted onsight - came off at wet hold under roof. Redpoint attempt got to belay clipping hold but too tired to rock up (end of day).
Justin T - Lead dog - 29/Sep/12 with Crispin

will909 - Lead RP - 01/Sep/12

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

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

Dogged up, then on the first redpoint attempt took a fall clipping bolt 4, got my arm twisted in the rope, took a trip to A&E. Shame because it's a fun route!
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 11/Jul/12 with Martin

Garrouli - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Jak

Easy to check out the sequence while on the floor, holds are all pretty good, so I was able to scope out the best holds while on route too. Overall, I would say that it is quite an easy 7a+, especially relative to Raw Deal just to the right.
archiecb - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Tris West

jameswhitty - Lead dog - 06/May/12 with Jez

was tad wet. 1st go
adam cooper*super* - Lead β - 05/May/12

Very pleased to get second go! Fantastic route!
Stanners - Lead RP - 15/Apr/12 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook

Happy to get this second go. Using my fairly limited experience of other hardish stuff I've done/tried I would say that this is probably just soft f7a+. That is in terms of just the technical difficulty of the climbing. Although despite having said that the beta needed to do it is pretty specific so an onsight would still be very hard. Me and Rob did share some ideas though after our first go so on the second attempt everything came together nicely.
Quarryboy - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

A pretty cool route. I really want to come back and work it a bit more then hopefully lead it.
JamesRich - TR dog - 15/Apr/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

gg4419 - Lead rpt - Apr/12

pearson9596 - Lead RP - 27/Mar/12 with Ian Faulkner

grp - Lead RP - 21/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Mar/12

Key hold was soaking. Hopefully it'll go in the dry.
jameswhitty - TR dog - 10/Mar/12 with Rich

wet holds made it feel desperate! Would be fine in condition, only a couple of moves really.
jacobjlloyd - Lead dog - 20/Nov/11 with Josh, Charly Roderer, Jenni, Rosie

really hard to get in soaking wet conditions, awesome route though.
j miller - 09/Nov/11

tommytuffa - Lead RP - 23/Oct/11 with max

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/11

PeterDawson - Lead RP - 20/Oct/11

lojant - Lead β - 15/Oct/11 with Pawel Gregorczyk

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Aug/11

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Ed Heslam

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/11

Hidden - Jul/11

gg4419 - TR dog - Jul/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11

Fell on flash go, got it 1st rp. Good route
lukehodson - Lead RP - 19/Jun/11 with Harry Allan

Hidden - TR dnf - 04/Jun/11

billb - Lead β - Jun/11 with Rich Smith

tcn_2002 - Lead dog - 29/May/11

FFS fell off the last move 3 times then gave up not my day
tombeasley - Lead dog - 22/May/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Apr/11

1st rp.. felt more like 7a.
Dan_Carroll - Lead RP - 11/Apr/11 with caspian

Bates - Lead RP - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 27/Mar/11

Second go.
ian d f - Lead RP - 23/Mar/11 with Jenni S

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Sep/10

i_a_coops - Lead RP - 02/Sep/10 with Jenni

weakaaron - Lead RP - 10/Jul/10 with wheel

maffujones - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Jamie T

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/May/10

2nd go,cool move over roof
BenNorman - Lead RP - 03/May/10

better than it looks
Tris.w - Lead RP - 27/Apr/10 with daniel

Jack R-N - Lead RP - 18/Apr/10

Fantastic moves above the ledge and over the overhang.
jelaby - Lead RP - 10/Apr/10 with CoffeePot

coffeepot - TR dnf - 10/Apr/10 with jelaby

Only one attempt and had to go. Definitely doable, and fun climbing.
jelaby - Lead dog - 14/Mar/10 with notgnarly

end of the day, bad warm down!
tskelhon - Lead dog - 13/Mar/10 with skeen

Tried years ago (too weak), tried last Monday (too wet and cold), first go today. Good warm up for the harder power endurance routes here. 7a+
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 08/Mar/10 with Gaz, Howard

jacobjacob - Lead RP - 07/Mar/10

mattcyp88 - Lead RP - 07/Mar/10 with Jacob Cook

brices - Lead RP - 13/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2010

tom harrison - 2010

James Marshall - Lead O/S - 2010

Rick hard Rock - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09

JPGR - Lead - Aug/09

Billg - Lead β - 18/Jul/09 with James Kauntze

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

Mckenzie - Lead dog - 26/Apr/09 with Craig

Jon_Warner - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/08 with George

Short but sustained climbing, no really easy moves. Find the move up to the overhang very reachy and prob requires another RP before it'll go. Absolutely loved it, deserves 2 stars.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 16/Feb/08 with Skeen

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Jun/07

phsharpy - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Pete Phillips

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

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/May/07

Paul Robertson - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/07 with Peter Shepherd

Clipped the lower-off but failed to top out.
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 14/Apr/07 with Dave Turnbull

Too wet.
Paul Robertson - Lead dog - 07/Mar/07 with Mark Courtiour

steve_yo - Lead RP - 2007

Sent on first red point attempt. Nice route.
morphy richards - Lead RP - 21/Aug/06 with Richard Starling

eddieclimb - Lead RP - 25/May/06 with Jason Parker, Tom Harrison

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 09/Sep/05 with paul

Dan Savory - Lead RP - 02/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead RP - 01/Aug/05

1st RP. Hard, but short - 7a+?
Paz - Lead RP - 09/Jul/05 with PE

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