Le Toit du Cul du Chien*** f7A / V6
[Topping out the cul de chien roof, 2 kb]THE classic roof in Font, various methods may take you to the top, or back to the pad some way below.

Photo: Topping out the cul de chien roof © butterworthtom
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This climb is in 244 logbooks, and on 33 wishlists.

Ellis Butler-Barker - Sent x - 28/Oct/14 with Reece Wotton, Charlotte Warner, Andrew Haley, Tom Wright

Just amazing, went and did it a second time it was so fun!
GrahamGiles - Sent x - 21/Oct/14 with Joe Taylor

James Oakes - Sent x - 22/Sep/14 with Gareth Hooson

The only significant problem ticked at Font thanks to a monumental thunderstorm. Nice to return to it after many years, however.
alaan - Sent x - Sep/14

Hidden - Sent x - 27/Aug/14

dobby 200 - Sent dnf - 31/Jul/14

so happy to flash this but was some what unnerved at the top
dale 42 - Sent β - 20/Jun/14 with clare loughin

gavin.edwards - Sent dnf - 22/May/14

Hidden - 24/Apr/14

masonwoods101 - Sent x - 21/Apr/14 with birdie1989, danjimwill

Ed carrigan - 21/Apr/14 with jack colbeck

Hidden - Sent dnf - 20/Apr/14

TonyB - Sent x - 19/Apr/14

danjimwill - 19/Apr/14

birdie1989 - Sent - 19/Apr/14

Frances Bensley - Sent x - 18/Apr/14

Tried this 2 years ago and had to alternate through my fingers as each one got tweaked in the pocket, retro flashed it this time though.
Tophe - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/14

W111 WJG - 06/Apr/14 with EliotStephens

Hidden - Sent β - 05/Apr/14

Dan Hostford - Sent x - 02/Apr/14

Mattlamb90 - Sent x - 29/Mar/14 with Jamie, Luke

luke384 - Sent x - 29/Mar/14 with Jamie, matthew lamb

Had tried on two previous occasions and got it first go this time with an audience. Brilliant!
richiebongo - Sent x - 22/Mar/14

Had a nightmare getting the heel to stick (10+ attempts!) but once I got it to work it went within 2 tries. Quite high above the pads by the time you get to the top. Probably the best boulder I've climbed so far.
Dan724 - Sent x - 20/Mar/14 with John

One for another day, managed the heel hook eventually to get the pocket on the lip but did not manage to get as far as the "clock face" hold. Awesome problem!
jstringer - Sent dnf - 20/Mar/14 with Dan Hale

Simon_Letman - Sent x - 04/Mar/14

mark20 - Sent x - 04/Mar/14

Joe Lawson - Sent β - 2014 with Rach Hipkin, Rich Hipkin, Ben Wootton, Jonny Slarke

Hidden - Sent x - 31/Oct/13

andy south devon - Sent x - 29/Oct/13

Dan 85 - Sent x - 29/Oct/13 with Tom W, Andy H

2nd go.
Pajamas Tom - 29/Oct/13 with andy south devon

Rory Bascombe - Sent x - 28/Oct/13

Jams - Sent rpt - 28/Oct/13 with harley, JimmyKay

climberkayaker - Sent β - Oct/13

Hidden - Sent dnf - 30/Sep/13

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Sep/13

retroflash
J.Wells - Sent x - 30/Sep/13 with Tim Lounds, Liam Postlethwaite

MorganPreece - Sent x - 29/Sep/13 with Eliot John Monty Holly

pleased to flash classic font 7A, even if it's a roof...
EliotStephens - Sent β - 29/Sep/13 with Monty, Morgan Preece

2nd go after a foot pop low down. Very good line but damn polished!
Beastly Squirrel - Sent x - 28/Aug/13 with TCA Youth Squad

Gutted not to get the flash of this amazing problem! 2nd go
BRoe - Sent x - Aug/13 with Dennis, CRAIG!, Chloe, Heather O, Lyra W, whitehouse_rhys

Classic! High, fun boulder with painful pocket in the roof.
Harriet Rebecca Hall - Sent x - Aug/13

took me 4/5 years to climb
SamPurvis - Sent x - Jul/13

Mhairi G - Sent dnf - 05/Jun/13

Patrick Hill - Sent - 14/May/13

Davefro - 11/Apr/13

Hidden - Sent x - 08/Apr/13

Best climb of the trip. First true font 7a.
Nathaniel Larsson - Sent x - 07/Apr/13 with Josh Daymond, Louise Hall

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent rpt - 04/Apr/13

Hidden - Sent - 03/Apr/13

Matt Harle - 02/Apr/13

Alex Winter - Sent - 01/Apr/13

Couldn't get heel to stick. Having a massive peg in the way didn't help!
JakeWShaw - Sent dnf - 25/Mar/13

Mike Goldthorp - Sent - 14/Mar/13 with Adam, Cailean Harker, Ben Norman

5th go
cover09 - Sent - Mar/13 with Toodoo.M

Daniel_Boocock - Sent x - 17/Feb/13

Jams - Sent x - 17/Feb/13

dyno_king - 2013

bconibear - Sent - Nov/12

Hidden - Sent x - 24/Oct/12

bout 5th go real cool :)
con321 - Sent x - 04/Oct/12

Started working this on my tod. Luckily someone turned up to spot me for the scary top out!
monsteratt - Sent x - 17/Sep/12

sweet
ziggytang - Sent - 15/Sep/12

Dont know what all the fuss is about, no way 3 stars
ducko - 14/Sep/12

What a great climb, took a few go's to trust the heel would stick when leaning waaay back for that pocket
Stingraypoindex - Sent - 13/Sep/12

AshWH - Sent - 07/Sep/12 with Emyr, Jordan F, Roz F

Sloppy Joe - Sent x - 06/Sep/12 with Jb, Hamish

keithpeck - Sent x - Sep/12

Jordan4D - Sent x - Sep/12 with emyr, roz, ash WH

CharlotteGarden1 - Sent x - Sep/12 with Cliff Hopkins

got it second try of second day trying with 1 mat and slightly less spotters
whitehouse_rhys - Sent x - 13/Aug/12

Hidden - Sent x - Jul/12

jakk - Sent - 02/Jun/12

8 tries. Great route. Did it a second time it was that good!
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Sent x - 25/May/12

adam 24 - Sent - 06/May/12

Lasma - Sent dnf - 24/Apr/12 with Ollie

Hidden - Sent dnf - 13/Apr/12

sgl0jd - 11/Apr/12

Greased off the top on the onsight. Then did it 2nd go. Then Did it again, then did it AGAIN in my Approach shoes.
El3ctroFuzz - Sent x - 09/Apr/12

Hidden - 07/Apr/12

First 7a
youarearobot - Sent x - 06/Apr/12

Quality!
adam cooper*super* - Sent x - 05/Apr/12

Martin Davies - Sent x - 01/Apr/12

Not sure of the difficulty, found the crux sequence very easy.
andyman666999 - Sent x - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Sent - Apr/12

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Mar/12

PowerPigtails - Sent x - 30/Mar/12

seanross - Sent O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Yong_Welsh

xican - Mar/12

First thing I climbed in the forest. Classy.
nathanlee - Sent x - 29/Jan/12 with Adam Jennings

Hidden - Sent x - Nov/11

Hidden - Sent x - 31/Oct/11

Mark Riley - Sent - 11/Oct/11 with Donna Carless, Simon Witcher

switch - Sent x - 11/Oct/11

siwid - 02/Oct/11

probably never get tired of climbing this!
peaches69 - Sent rpt - 22/Sep/11

peaches69 - Sent rpt - 20/Sep/11

Hidden - Sent x - Sep/11

great climb
afern - Solo RP - 06/Aug/11

james.f.williamson - Aug/11

tedj234 - Sent - Jun/11 with Kate, davidliu

jimmyrua - Sent - Jun/11

artua - Sent x - 27/Apr/11

Mr. K - Sent dnf - 27/Apr/11 with Chris White, John Lewis

dmaldonado - Sent dnf - 26/Apr/11 with Lucy Green, Oli Hatt, Harry Whitby

it was the busiest i've ever seen, I tried this again but still well off.
steve2006 - Sent dnf - 24/Apr/11 with Andrew Pearson

About 5 go's
PeterJuggler - Sent x - 24/Apr/11

joe.91 - Sent x - 23/Apr/11 with MUMC

Hidden - Sent x - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - Sent x - 07/Apr/11

Best problem ever
paddyisidle - Sent - 07/Apr/11

Ed Booth - Sent β - 04/Apr/11

DRHolmes - Sent - 03/Apr/11

Jack00 - Sent x - 21/Feb/11

Hidden - Sent x - 04/Jan/11

HAJ Francis - Sent x - 2011

highrepute - Sent - 18/Nov/10

tombeasley - Sent dnf - 28/Oct/10

Silum - Sent - 27/Oct/10

Hidden - Sent x - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Sent - 15/Oct/10

Hidden - Sent - 15/Oct/10

Spacetourist - Sent x - Oct/10 with Rosea

took 6/7 attempts, really glad i got this problem as it has been bugging me since trying it last summer!!!!!!11
peaches69 - Sent x - 20/Aug/10

Flash
S Smith - Sent β - 05/Aug/10

DaveFidler - Sent dnf - 26/Jun/10

I will be back
David Bulley - Sent dnf - 03/Jun/10

London Luke - Sent - May/10

Without chip (off a heel).
Richard Hession - Sent β - 14/Apr/10

artua - Sent dnf - 07/Apr/10 with Dave Terris

Hidden - Sent x - 05/Apr/10

Without the chip - was filled in! 3rd go. Brilliant moves and a massive audience!
GPN - Sent - 04/Apr/10 with Annette

JonBrown - Sent dnf - 04/Apr/10 with Tom Maidwell, Uber Mike, Dougie

This ended me a few years ago with a twisted ankle - glad to finally do it. Although not as good or as hard as expected!
sparkass - Sent x - 04/Apr/10

DKaye - Sent x - 03/Apr/10

first tried easter two years ago after only climbing for two months left completely inspired, dream send of the route umpteen times. sosososo satisfied, might retire on a high
tcfield - Sent x - 03/Apr/10 with ben vieyra

Hidden - Sent x - Apr/10

Hidden - Sent x - Apr/10

Hidden - Sent x - Apr/10

dj_brigham05 - Sent rpt - 28/Mar/10

7om - Sent x - 05/Mar/10

the real dave - Sent x - Feb/10

second go, great moves.
grey wolf - Sent x - 2010

classic!
willackers - Sent β - 21/Nov/09 with lots of scottish people

jfreeman - Sent rpt - 14/Nov/09 with Daniel Turner

Hidden - Sent x - 11/Nov/09

Mike W - Sent - Nov/09

peterp - Sent x - 27/Oct/09 with Hebsonic Boom, Sully

Hidden - Solo rpt - Oct/09

hebson - Sent - Oct/09 with sully and pete

Hidden - Sent x - 26/Sep/09

amazing problem. close to getting the pocket on several goes, will hopefully get it next trip.
Dan_Carroll - Sent dnf - 11/Sep/09

Castleclimber - Sent x - 01/Aug/09 with Justin Pettifar

did not finnish this one, partly due to it rainin before and whilst we were there!!! worked this route for bout an hour or so, but just the next hold after the pocket on the edge of the overhang when its a thunderstorm, i think was a bit ambitious!!!!
peaches69 - Sent dnf - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - Sent O/S - May/09

Hidden - Sent β - 17/Apr/09

Fell from the top before completing on 3rd attempt... Its a long way down !!!
PaulOgden - Sent x - 15/Apr/09

Sent 3rd go. Did not use the chip.
Tim W - Sent x - 13/Apr/09

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent rpt - 12/Apr/09

Used chipped hold. Next time with out.
breed - Sent x - 08/Apr/09

sam8oy - Sent rpt - 02/Apr/09 with The 'Boulder Boys'

Used heel on top of flake method.
AndyJBooth - Sent x - 02/Apr/09

Used chipped pocket. Climbed like in a dream. Was about to sack it as getting nowhere. Next thing I knew I was on the tope, amazing day.
beegsyboy - Sent x - 01/Apr/09

Hidden - Sent x - 31/Mar/09

Hidden - Sent x - 31/Mar/09

sam8oy - Sent x - 30/Mar/09 with The 'Boulder Boys'

Hidden - Sent x - 29/Mar/09

Jeronimo - Sent x - 29/Mar/09 with 'The Boulder Boys'

bfreeman - Sent x - 28/Mar/09 with Dan Turner

3rd go, used heelhook instead of chipped hold
lukehodson - Sent rpt - 25/Mar/09

fyfee8a - 2009

Hidden - Sent O/S - 26/Dec/08

Used chipped hold, it's raining now so true 7a next year perhaps! ps. nearly sh#t myself on the topout!
dephill - Sent x - 05/Nov/08 with littleluke

Hidden - Sent x - 22/Oct/08

3rd go, first font 7a, better moves than expected. Then did another 7a to the right 3rd go too.
Alex Mason - Sent x - 13/Oct/08 with Font Crew

Hidden - Sent x - Oct/08

Incredible.
Andrew Barker - Sent x - Oct/08

siiiiick!
BenNorman - Sent - Oct/08 with kev norman

Finally. Next time I'll eliminate the chipped hold.
Fultonius - Sent - 26/Sep/08

Andrew1 - Sent - 02/Sep/08

charliehw - Sent - 02/Sep/08

MBean - Sep/08

Hidden - Sent - Sep/08

Hidden - Sent x - Aug/08

Hidden - Sent dnf - 08/Jul/08

Couldn't fathom out how to use the toe/heel hook, so used left foot in the prominent chipped hold and just pulled...
jibberingwreck - Sent x - 17/Apr/08 with mustgetstronger

Hidden - Sent rpt - 13/Apr/08

Awsome line pitty about the hold being altered since my last attempt last year
ANC - Sent x - 02/Apr/08 with Scott Wilson, Anna_wells, Polish Pete, Luke Fairweather

whistler - Sent x - 02/Apr/08 with font gang

Hidden - Sent x - 01/Apr/08

Hidden - Sent x - Apr/08

awesome - i've tried this route plenty on previous font trips, was chuffed to finally tick it. used LF in the chipped hold sequence (so 6c+). real shame about the chipped foot hold - how could someone do that?
lukehodson - Sent x - Apr/08

Scott Wilson - Sent x - 30/Mar/08

Richard Horn - Sent x - 22/Mar/08

dj_brigham05 - Sent rpt - 22/Mar/08

mshorter - 21/Mar/08

Brilliant route- excellent route- did twice- once for me and the crowd- once for the camera!
Twisty - Sent x - 17/Mar/08

RAH - Sent x - Mar/08 with mike shorter

Mike Goldthorp - Sent x - Mar/08

kieranrex - Sent - Mar/08

Kris Devlin - Sent - Mar/08

good
Andy - The Climb Manager - Sent x - 01/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Did it minus the chipped hold this time and it felt the same grade, if not a little easier!
Stewart B - Sent rpt - 05/Sep/07 with Craig McMillan

Awesome. Chipped though, didn't know - 6c+ version done
Stewart B - Sent x - 12/Apr/07 with Graham Brown (Father)

dj_brigham05 - Sent x - 02/Apr/07

Awesome problem, one of my favourites at Font, combines technical heel hook move, with a powerful pull to a sweet top out sequence.
Chad123 - Sent - Apr/07 with Huw

nathanmanc - Sent - Apr/07

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent rpt - 21/Mar/07

Cassidy - Sent β - Feb/07 with Richard McGhee

RossG - 2007

Haotianqi - 2007

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent rpt - 28/Oct/06

Chris J Houston - Sent x - Aug/06 with SAM, TOM, PINMAN

Nathan Kemp - Sent x - Apr/06

Hidden - Sent x - Apr/06

Hidden - Sent rpt - 25/Feb/06

Dave Bond - Sent x - 13/Jan/06

Hidden - Jan/06

Kyuzo - 2006

Gibson27 - Sent x - 2006

Spent a great day there in the sun, working the route, and sleeping on my mat.
johnboy3987 - Sent x - Oct/05 with Chris clemence

Ross Barnes - Sent - Aug/05

Hidden - Sent x - Apr/05

Will_he_fall - Sent x - Apr/05

feeko - Sent - 2005

lx - 2005

westaway - 2005

Henners - Sent O/S - 01/Nov/04 with Paul Curley

dannyboy83 - Sent x - Sep/04

Hidden - Sent x - 10/Apr/04

Hidden - Sent - Apr/03

Hidden - Sent - Apr/03

whispering nic - Sent - Mar/03

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Sent x - 22/Aug/02

Hidden - Sent - Apr/02

m675bowsl - Sent x - Mar/02

TomMc - 2002

Paul Boardman - Sent - 2001 with Pete MacArthur, James Shaw

Hidden - 2001

sadams - Sent - Sep/00 with Tom Briggs

UKC Testing - Sent O/S - 07/Oct/79

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