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The Keel*** f7C / V9

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[On the keel-#2(V10) Almscliff June 06, 2 kb] Mega-classic. From the well chalked block at the back of the roof gain the chipped hold on the lip via the keel hold and some cunning footwork; slap to the obvious pocket and wobble up the slab to glory.

Ticklists: Cliff bouldering hero, Very good routes in the UK, Escaping Norfolk.

Photo: On the keel-#2(V10) Almscliff June 06 © sculptor
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 80 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - Sent rpt - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - Sent x - 22/Feb/14

PeteH - Sent rpt - 22/Feb/14

CosmicHobo - Sent x - 21/Jan/14

Finally...
loonyclimber - Sent x - 21/Jan/14

bfreeman - Sent x - 19/Jan/14 with Dan Turner

Will Hunt - Sent rpt - 19/Jan/14 with Bojan Stretovic, Sam Houlker, Ben Finley

monkeymyster - 19/Jan/14

C coldwell-storry - Sent x - 05/Jan/14 with rob lay

Went quickly once the optimal beta was discovered.
Joe Lawson - Sent x - 2014

Hidden - 2014

First 7C. Isn't it everyone's? Happily no siege was needed.
Will Hunt - Sent x - 29/Dec/13 with Dan Matthewman

In a session, well chuffed! Great problem.
joe.91 - Sent x - 09/Dec/13

Davefro - Sent - 01/Dec/13

CragDog - Sent x - 10/Nov/13

AshWH - Sent x - 03/Nov/13

5 mins today after some tries 2 years ago, delighted
jakk - Sent - 26/Oct/13

Pretty surprised this went but happy it did!
AlistairB - Sent x - 24/Oct/13

Early morning session with a bit of wind. Cut loose matched on chip. First 7C!
gregcourtney - Sent x - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Sent rpt - 23/Sep/13

TRFrost - Sent x - 16/May/13

Hidden - Sent - 31/Mar/13

Ally Smith - Sent dnf - 03/Mar/13 with jkarran

No real progress but no surprise. Move past the lip feels doable if I can get into the right foot into the correct position.
jkarran - Sent dnf - 03/Mar/13 with Smith

andy jennings - Sent x - 16/Dec/12 with Mr. Lovatt

So happy to get this! Such an enticing problem, keeps letting you feel like you've almost got it wired, then throws you another difficulty to deal with. Probably V8 if you can pop for the pocket without having to cut loose first?
PeteH - Sent x - 10/Dec/12

brilliant problem can't believe i got it
munch88 - Sent x - 19/Oct/12

munch88 - Sent dnf - 17/Oct/12

7C
peewee2008 - Sent x - 06/Oct/12 with Caleb

Hidden - Sent x - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Sent x - 21/Jul/12

Surprisingly this one seems to be worth a bit of work, I always assumed it impossible
jkarran - Sent dnf - 06/May/12

About 20 minutes, magic beta by will, cool line!
BenNorman - Sent x - 29/Feb/12 with Will Buck

GPN - Sent - 28/Jan/12 with Hebson, Mike Binks

Hidden - Sent dnf - 06/Jan/12

Stewart B - Sent x - 06/Jan/12 with Dave Redpath

uptown - Sent - 12/Nov/11

Hidden - Sent rpt - 12/Nov/11

i_a_coops - Sent x - 31/Oct/11

Hidden - Sent x - 30/Oct/11

pauljc - Sent - 15/Oct/11

DRHolmes - Sent - 14/Oct/11

jacobjacob - Sent x - 13/Oct/11

Dirk Uhlig - Sent - 04/Oct/11

Sketchy. Found the cut loose hard.
willackers - Sent x - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - Sent dnf - 17/Jul/11

Hidden - Sent dnf - 27/Feb/11

Psyched to get this done. I think 7b+ just because never done 7c and doubt i'd do it in a session
BobbyG - Sent - 24/Feb/11 with dave barret, james gowdy

So so close!
whistler - Sent dnf - 12/Feb/11 with Gordon Lennox, Tim Rankin

PaulOgden - Sent β - 07/Nov/10

Boj S - Sent x - 25/Sep/10

Rowansb - Sent x - 22/Sep/10 with Bojan

Hidden - Sent rpt - 04/Apr/10

kippa - Sent - 02/Apr/10

RossG - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 10/Dec/09

Glad to ascend a climb on this day of epic shutdowns! Love the slap.
Richard Hession - Sent x - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - Sent x - 07/Oct/09

Hidden - Sent dnf - 10/Sep/09

thebigfriendlymoose - 19/Jul/09

Hidden - Sent rpt - 19/Mar/09

Hidden - Sent dnf - 31/Jan/09

Nik Jennings - Sent x - 17/Oct/08

Finally, cheers for the watson for the beta, its all in the heel, no footjam needed!!!!
Toby - Sent - 23/Aug/08 with Adam Watson

Hidden - Sent rpt - 08/May/08

Hidden - Sent x - 19/Jan/08

A week's training paid off! grade consensus for the beta i used is Font7B+/7C. brilliant problem either way.
Ram MkiV - Sent - 06/Jan/08

Arisdad - Sent - 2008

spencer01 - Sent - 28/Sep/07 with mathew gibbiings

lx - Sent - 04/Dec/06 with rupert

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Sent x - 05/May/05

Hidden - Sent x - Mar/04

Hidden - Sent - 04/Sep/02

Hidden - Sent x - 15/May/02

whispering nic - Sent x - Mar/02

Hidden - Sent x - 27/Nov/00

Hidden - Sent - 27/Nov/00

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2000

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Voting
Total votes cast 41
hard f7C+0 of 12
f7C+0 of 12
easy f7C+1 of 12
hard f7C0 of 12
f7C6 of 12
easy f7C0 of 12
hard f7B+4 of 12
f7B+1 of 12
easy f7B+0 of 12
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Style of ascent

Bouldered72 of 80 (90.0%)
Unknown8 of 80 (10.0%)

'Climbed'25 of 80 (31.2%)
clean β1 of 80 (1.2%)
clean rpt8 of 80 (10.0%)
clean RP36 of 80 (45.0%)
dnf10 of 80 (12.5%)