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Smashing of Amps*** 7c+

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[Ben pulling the crux on 'Smashing of Amps' F7c+, Split Rock, Milton Hill Quarry., 3 kb]26m. The stunning thin right-leaning crack is the line of the crag and a must for anybody up to the mission. Start at the base of the crack. 26m. Intense and precarious progress up the crack gains a good jug. Now devise a method of reaching a good hold and ramp on the wall above and left of the crack and finish up the still difficult wall above. © ROCKFAX
Quite the line! Start at the base of the thin L-R diagonal crack. Laybacking up the crack leads you to an obvious rest on a jug, from here a powerful sequence leftwards will allow the steely fingered to gain the hanging slab. A line of thin crimps leads the way to the top.
M J Crocker 19/Apr/1986

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Top 10 hard Bristol Ticks.

Photo: Ben pulling the crux on 'Smashing of Amps' F7c+, Split Rock, Milton Hill Quarry. © _m.cox_
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This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Surprisingly good moves.If you cant "lock" then "bounce". Dynamism was the name of the game. 2nd go
Cailean Harker - Lead RP - 28/Nov/13 with Alex Harper

petegunn - TR - 23/Jul/13 with Davina

Hidden - TR dog - 03/Jun/12

For a slab, it climbs really well! Fantastic route, probably hard 7c
Tris.w - Lead RP - 28/Feb/12 with Si

3rd go today had a vague play 18 months ago, brilliant route so thin but it goes
brices - Lead RP - 28/Feb/12 with Tris

Great route. Jumped aboard the send train and got it 3rd go.
lukehodson - Lead RP - 28/Feb/12 with Si Brice, Tris

Second try.
maddy.c - Lead - 2012

Great route, great conditions. Soft at the grade
Ged Desforges - 2012

The hold change at the start has defiantly made it a little easier, but still a great route.
_m.cox_ - Lead RP - 06/Nov/11 with Heather Ogston, Ben West

it proved to be quite difficult climbing it with 3 split tips. We got there in the end!
westyb3 - Lead RP - 06/Nov/11 with Matt Cox

Pulled off small crimp at beginning. Now replaced with big fat finger ledge.
TommityP - Lead dnf - 08/Jul/11

Hidden - TR dnf - 26/Apr/11

feels very hard before you get used to it !
James Marshall - Lead RP - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Bouldered as far as I dared. This line looks amazing!
DorsetGareth - Sent dnf - 30/May/10

Chalked up heaps, and held on heaps to stick the last hold. Topped out.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead RP - 04/Jul/09 with Molly

guy xavier percival - Lead RP - 16/Feb/99 with woody

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