Start below a tiny overlap. Climb up through the overlap onto the wall above and move up to a large flat sticking-out hold.
If you're tall make a huge reach for a hold in a thin break, otherwise improvise via small holds on the left. Finish more easily.

Ticklists: Cheddar Sevens.


ClimberDateStyle
patrickcd 04/May Lead rpt
with Tim
julesmckim 03/Apr Lead RP

1st RP. So pleased to get this! Crimpy layaway thing on left, rocked up onto right heel

chris85 ?/Apr Lead dog

Worked out the crux and it finally stuck on the second go. No juice left for the RP, will be back for this!

chris85 ?/Apr Lead RP

First 7b! Was a battle all the way up, nearly popped off the pocket after doing the crux, move!

RichyBOYY 11/Oct/15 Lead RP

1st tie in - reachy crux

with Guatier
RichyBOYY 04/Oct/15 Lead dog

tied in twice.

simonpearson 04/Oct/15 Lead RP
with RichyBOYY, Laura Burnett
mikedevcole 03/Oct/15 Lead RP
Didymus 29/Sep/15 Lead RP
with Nick
Justin T 20/Sep/15 Lead dog

Off the crux, thin, reachy but good.

mikedevcole 19/Sep/15 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Sep/15 TR dnf
vickydavies 10/Sep/15 Lead RP
with Ruth King, J1_TOV, Helen Gardiner
JackMac 08/Sep/15 Lead RP
AlexRenshaw 06/Sep/15 Lead
JackMac 05/Sep/15 Lead dog

Really should have got this clean but had nothing left at the end of a long day.

jlgoddard 05/Sep/15 Lead RP
Trisha Murphy 22/Aug/15 Lead RP
mikedevcole 12/Aug/15 TR dog

Got a sequence for the crux.

patrickcd 12/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Max
RadekNowak 09/Aug/15 Lead RP

I couldn't work out the crux and have to had 3 attempts on the top rope to get it worked out. then it went 1st RP. felt too easy to be 7b

with Gosia
Alex Winter 02/Aug/15 Lead RP

Second tie-in. Nearly tied myself in a knot climbing through the crux; steady either side of it. Stinking hot, and really busy.

with Pauline, Steve, and Tristan
wurzelinzummerset 22/Jul/15 TR dog

All doable except the crux which I don't think's going to happen anytime soon!

with Ric
ArrMcC 19/Jul/15 Lead dog

Everything bar the crux clean.

with Chloe Davidson
lewiz 18/Jul/15 Lead β

Soft. Hard 7a. Perhaps soft 7a+ for shorties, no more.

with Beata, Artur Malczuk
artmal 18/Jul/15 Lead RP
with Beata
Chloe 18/Jul/15 Lead dnf
with Arran
superturbo 16/Jul/15 Lead dnf
ArrMcC 01/Jul/15 TR dog
Josh Hadley 01/Jul/15 Lead RP
Chloe 01/Jul/15 TR dnf
with Arran
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead RP
DanHB 20/Jun/15 Lead RP

Have tried this a few times before and come close... finally nailed today on 3rd attempt. Defo used a good long-armed way - boosted directly to the higher corner point of the crux with my left hand....

with Unit
mikedevcole 14/Jun/15 2nd dnf

Found sequence for crux, one move left to do

lukehodson 07/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Retro flash

Trisha Murphy 28/May/15 2nd
jonleighton 27/May/15 Lead O/S
mikedevcole 23/May/15 2nd dnf

Didn't figure out crux. The rest felt ok.

grp 17/May/15 Lead rpt
quiffhanger 16/May/15 Lead rpt
adam 24 16/May/15 Lead dog

A nice roue for a Cheddar road side single pitch. Would quite like to redpoint - not too bad apart from the reachy mantle crux.

with Ross
grey wolf 08/Apr/15 Lead rpt
holister 04/Apr/15 Lead β

really nice route

with andy
fletcherlu ??/2015 Lead
LucasHarazin 09/Oct/14 Lead β
just one more 09/Oct/14 Lead dog
Luuuuuke 15/Sep/14 Lead RP
with martin
pezzerrr 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Legs 07/Aug/14 TR dog

Cleaned it up to the crux but could not work out the sequence yet. Looking forward to going back at trying it again.

Cheese Monkey 30/Jul/14 TR dog

So so close to sticking the big reach. Latched it once.

with Eric
Wayne.Gaudin 12/Jul/14 Lead RP

1st redpoint. Gaston, high right foot then straight to the pinch

with James
James S 09/Jul/14 Lead dog

flashed to crux then took a good few falls to come up with a sequence for it. now have 2 ways of doing it but not managed it clean yet!

with ben. wilson, ben. ashley, rose
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead RP
J1_TOV 17/Jun/14 Lead RP

Ya. That move!! I worked it a lot and underwent some serious shoulder DOMS to finally get the tick. Happens to be a first 7b for many, but not a gift by any stretch of the imagination.

Stuart William 17/Jun/14 Lead RP

Tried about 4 times a month or so ago. Got it first go today.

with Jim T
rubben 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Marcus O'Leary
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead dog
eddy-on-the-rocks 05/Jun/14 Lead β

Retro flash

with Mike
jacobjohncharles 05/Jun/14 Lead RP

1st RP attempt

Hidden ?/Jun/14 -
afrosam 30/May/14 Lead RP
afrosam 21/May/14 Lead dog
Llinos C 06/May/14 Lead RP
with Simon Brice
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead dog
brices 30/Apr/14 Lead rpt

few training laps

with Llinos
Hidden 19/Apr/14 TR dog
Tom Brierley Gore 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
yan hawkins ??/2014 Lead RP
with jo stadden
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Lead RP
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 31/Aug/13 Lead RP
with Sarah, Sam Taylor
Hidden 30/Aug/13 TR RP
Hidden 01/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Michelle W 28/Jul/13 Lead RP

Avoided the hard gaston move by putting my foot by my head. Works a treat :)

with karoo88
karoo88 28/Jul/13 Lead RP

Did it with the heel rockover.

Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead dnf
Pathological_Climber 13/Jul/13 Lead RP

1st Redpoint try.

quiffhanger 13/Jul/13 Lead rpt

A silly hot day to be at Cheddar.

DorsetGareth 10/Jul/13 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead dnf
Rosea Day ?/Jul/13 Lead RP
Rosea Day ?/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/13 2nd
JackMac 29/Jun/13 2nd dnf

Couldn't even dog up it on TR :(

with Dan 85
Dan 85 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Jack
vickydavies 26/Jun/13 TR RP
with Alex Harper
Hannah Brading 26/Jun/13 TR RP
tedj234 25/May/13 Lead O/S
henry peter jenkins 21/May/13 Lead O/S
with paul jones
Martin Grenfell 19/May/13 Lead RP
Pippa 19/May/13 Lead RP
with Martin Grenfell
mountain_jay 16/May/13 Lead RP

Finally!

anthony henry 14/May/13 Lead RP

First crux went easy. Found the last section trickier

Tom Brierley Gore 06/May/13 Lead rpt

Nice climb, can't remember it :P, seems soft compared to the one next to it though.

will909 30/Apr/13 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Apr/13 TR dnf
kylieo 20/Apr/13 Lead RP
with Phil
Hidden 29/Mar/13 Lead dog
Danny_boulders ??/2013 Lead RP
with Paul Norris, Robin O'Leary
Oliver Tilbury ??/2013 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2013 Lead RP
chakrit 28/Oct/12 Solo RP
brices 30/Sep/12 Lead rpt

training burn, alzheimer's Onsight

with Tomar
Tomar 30/Sep/12 Lead RP

1st rp. Have tried it a couple of years ago

with brices
Hidden 19/Sep/12 Lead RP
Mike Goldthorp 30/Aug/12 Lead RP

Quality moves, the crux is ACE, had to reverse back down from it for a quick shake and then just boshed it, awesome!

with Adam
Billg 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Nik Goile
ollie_e 26/Aug/12 Lead RP

This is essentially what I spent my summer doing. Chuffed to get it, probably 3rd serious session overall.

chrisscutt 26/Aug/12 Lead RP
with oly
riddle 11/Aug/12 Lead dog

Superb route.

with Tara
Hidden 10/Aug/12 Lead RP
katherinesydney 09/Aug/12 2nd dnf

Dogged my way up to the crux!

Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Joe Innes 28/Jul/12 Lead RP

2nd go. Soft for the grade, one hard move.

dannyboy83 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

7a

nath_casper 28/Jul/12 TR
Hidden 27/Jul/12 Lead RP
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Lead RP
Jon_Warner 24/Jul/12 Lead RP

Felt 7b. 5'10, can see it being much easier for the tall.

with Jenni
Hidden 24/Jul/12 TR dog
Hidden 20/Jul/12 Lead dog
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 08/Apr/12 Lead G/U

Almost almost onsighted this :). Popped off the bottom second attempt and managed it the third. Very nice route.

Garrouli 01/Apr/12 Lead RP
with Ioanna
grp 11/Mar/12 Lead RP
bobtheclimber 11/Mar/12 TR dog
NewHam ??/2012 Lead RP
mikespooner 27/Nov/11 TR dnf
katiep 27/Nov/11 TR dnf
with Sian Gardiner
robbie Warke 23/Oct/11 Lead RP

Felt hard, oh well

with wendy sampson
jelaby 23/Oct/11 Lead RP

Nearly flashed it (with lots of beta from notgnarly) - failed after the crux moves and lowered. Got it second go. Lovely technical movement on small crimps and generally good feet. Bit of a throw for the finishing jug.

jelaby 23/Oct/11 Lead rpt

... to get the 'draws back. Still pumpy on the second go.

Hidden 23/Oct/11 Lead RP
Ed morris 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Tired most of the way but slugged through. Not sure where 7b comes from though.

with ewan
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead dog
sam.sam.sam.ferguson 17/Oct/11 Lead dog
Marti999 17/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Felt easy for 7b

Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
danp 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

must be low in the grade, i can't onsite 7b.

thomasadixon 15/Oct/11 Lead RP

Tough crux (if you can't skip it), rest pretty steady.

with Becca
jason82 09/Oct/11 -
Bates 01/Oct/11 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead RP
elliptic 27/Aug/11 Lead dog

Close to flashing it through the crux (but wouldn't have had enough in the tank to finish it off).

with Lisa
Nicola 13/Aug/11 Lead dog
with Andrew
westyb3 06/Aug/11 Lead rpt

Such a classic climb. havent done it in about 6 years and its still as good as i remember it. soft though, more like 7a/+

with Heather Ogston
Hidden 02/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead RP
grey wolf 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

felt straightforward

Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead dnf
lukehodson 03/Jul/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead dog
Tom Brierley Gore 02/Jul/11 Lead dog

I like the crux :D took me a while to crack though. Great climb with nice moves. Plan to repeat.

mark_wellin 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Wicked! Cool crux move. Glad to get the os

JKinsella 11/Jun/11 Lead RP

Tall beta (182cm). Easy 7a+ or hard 7a. Took 7a+ to be more in keeping with consensus.

Ricky Rocks 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Luke Dawson 29/May/11 Lead RP

still easy even for the short

pearson9596 29/May/11 Lead RP

Great climb.

tcn_2002 29/May/11 Lead dog
benkelsey 24/May/11 TR dog

easy moves to a massive mantle to get the last bolt. fell off that a lot :s

harvie 02/May/11 Lead O/S
with Luke Harvie
Hidden 02/May/11 Lead rpt
Nicola 29/Apr/11 Lead dog
with Laurent
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead rpt
lukehodson 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Alex James, Emily Reynolds
Dan_Carroll 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S

7a at most (the way I did it anyway) probably harder for the short.

with caspian
Caspian Johnson 12/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with josh price, Dan carrol
ian d f 12/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Mark
lukehodson 10/Apr/11 Lead RP

Had a play on it yesterday, went first go today placed draws on lead. Managed to get to the top still feeling fresh. Great climbing.

with Alex James, Emily Reynolds
Bristoldave 10/Apr/11 Lead RP

Failed on this last sumner. 1st go today

with duncan, nick
Tris.w 09/Apr/11 Lead RP

Soft, but has classic moves!

with Dan
Hidden 09/Apr/11 TR dog
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead RP
keithpeck 12/Mar/11 Lead RP

Flashed on top-rope with beta, lead clean afterwards.

JamesBritton 12/Mar/11 TR RP

Hardest worked outside route to date. Really nice climb.

Steve Winslow ?/Jan/11 -
stevorobs3 ??/2011 Lead RP

lanked past the crux - probably!

oggles ??/2011 -
quiffhanger ??/2011 Lead RP

2nd go

benkelsey 20/Oct/10 TR dog
Nicola 10/Oct/10 TR dog

One day you will be mine.

with Ade
Chris_barr 12/Sep/10 Lead RP

2nd Go.

with Dan
gfoster 08/Sep/10 2nd β
felixthelion 28/Aug/10 Lead RP

Fell off the crux. Lowered off and did it second go. Probably soft 7b

tommytuffa 28/Aug/10 Lead rpt

2nd go

with Dan L, Felix
Nicola 15/Aug/10 TR RP
Leeds 15/Aug/10 Lead β

more like 7a

marcduhig 15/Aug/10 Lead dnf

Can't move up after getting the Gaston.

with Nicola
Cowflinger 13/Aug/10 Lead dog
with Suzanne
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead RP
Nicola 01/Aug/10 TR dog

Difficult to climb when belayer doing flying star jumps!

with Ade
Ade7 01/Aug/10 TR dnf
with Nicola
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead dog
DrGav 30/Jul/10 Lead RP

Took a few more goes working the feet at the crux. Left shoulder muscle pretty achey!

with Wendy
DrGav 29/Jul/10 TR RP

Got great beta off a local, then toproped clean.

with Wendy
Anthony Allsopp 28/Jul/10 Lead dog
jacobjacob 24/Jul/10 Lead β
ericinbristol 23/Jul/10 Lead RP

First session on the route. Failed onsight, then clean top rope then 1st redpoint try.

Gingerdarren 23/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Barbara Ercolano
A-dog 21/Jul/10 Lead RP

1st 7b!!!

with ed
Greg Pittam 11/Jul/10 TR dog
with Raff
DrGav 10/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Couldn't figure the crux. About 2 inches short, by trying to crimp the left down hard and reaching the pocket.

with Dave
Mike Goldthorp 10/Jul/10 Lead dog

Felt like i was cruisin on the onsight but slipped off the slopey sidepull at crux while fannyin about, shud hav just commited to the wee pop, bummer! did it fine next go from a few moves below

with Zoe, Alex, Ben
Wendy 08/Jul/10 Lead RP
with Tom Ball
Hidden 08/Jul/10 -
billb ?/Jul/10 Lead
with Phil A
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead
Rowansb 09/Jun/10 Lead O/S

cool gaston!

with Mungo Nash
Hidden 28/May/10 -
Hidden 27/May/10 TR dog
Hidden 26/May/10 TR dog
Hidden 24/May/10 Lead RP
eddy-on-the-rocks 16/May/10 Lead RP

1st Red Point. Probably easier for those with a long reach.

with Mark
archiecb 09/May/10 Lead RP
with Jonny Forster
archiecb 05/May/10 Lead dog

First attempt at hard climbing after a month off with pulley injury, dogged the clips to find the sequence then had a few goes...lacking in stamina now. It will go once I am back to normal.

BenNorman 03/May/10 Lead RP

Got close on flash, fell off easy moves on second go and sent third, good route.

jimmatthews 03/May/10 Lead RP

soft

brices 21/Apr/10 Lead RP

2nd go

Hidden 14/Mar/10 TR dog
tom harrison ??/2010 -
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead β
Richard Hall ?/Sep/09 Lead RP

Great route. Easy 7b.

with Ben
James Marshall ?/Aug/09 Lead RP
Stefan Kruger 30/Jul/09 Lead RP
with Sarah Porter
Kevster ?/Jun/09 -
i_a_coops 01/Apr/09 Lead RP
with Mark
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead dnf
Paz 28/Feb/09 Lead rpt

3rd go for a repeat

with BJ, AM, TK, HA
bensendz ??/2009 Lead dog

one go - sucks to be short on this one - had to sit, will go clean next time. fun climbing.

Hidden 23/Jul/08 Lead RP
Dan Jenkin ??/2008 Lead RP
with Gordon Jenkin
Kev Little ??/2008 Lead O/S
JPGR 14/Oct/07 Lead dog
with Daniel
BennyBoy ?/Oct/07 Lead RP

My first 7B. I have a huge reach and it won the route as there is a big left press and reach up for a right hand crimp. Loved it all the way

with Chris Jones
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead dnf
Paul Robertson 17/Aug/07 Lead dog

One move I just can't do :(

with Mark Courtiour
Hidden 30/Jul/07 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
JPGR 17/Jun/07 Lead dog
with Yvette
Hidden 01/May/07 Lead O/S
steve_yo ?/Apr/07 Lead RP

4 year siege

Hidden 04/Feb/07 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2007 -
westyb3 ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
phsharpy 18/Jul/06 Lead RP
with Adrian
Tim M 01/Jun/06 Lead RP
with Steve W
A Longleat Boulderer ??/2006 Lead β

Flashed it, never 7b, 7a+ tops.

with Ally Smith, James Parrot
Spacetourist ??/2006 Lead RP
with Ed Heslam
_m.cox_ ?/Sep/05 Lead RP
eddieclimb 25/May/05 Lead RP

Lead various times since...

with Dan Savory, Jason Parker, Rebecca Edwards, Tom Harrison
Dan Savory 25/May/05 Lead RP
Paz ??/2005 Lead RP

1st RP

with PE, DS
chris sm ?/Jul/04 Lead RP
with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden 20/Jun/04 Lead RP
John Southworth 06/Mar/04 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Mar/04 Lead RP
cornishben ??/2004 Lead β
with Chris Sims
Hidden ??/2003 Lead dog
guy xavier percival 18/May/99 Lead RP
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